Not going to SA until 2014, but getting started already
I am going to start this forum and continue as we go through our preparations for our trip, getting myself in shape (build up my bow weight), and learning Afrikaans.
I shoot a Bear Young Guns bow, currently at 38 lbs. I plan to get it up to at least 45 lbs before we go. I have started to work out with 10 lb weights, about 10 minutes every night and push-ups every morning.
We have our hunt booked with Kuvhima Safaris and have been in contact with them several times already, asking questions and just clarifying things. They seem very friendly and willing to work with us, as we are bow hunting only. Our two main animals we want to get are; gems buck for me and blue wildebeest for my husband. Then it will depend on what we see and the cost.
I have decided to learn Afikaans before we go. One - because I love learning new languages and two - because I think it is nice to be able to speak with the people in their native language.