First Class Hunt with Hartzview Safaris
My wife, Jaclyn, and I recently concluded a fantastic hunt with Jacques Spamer of Hartzview Safaris. I have been on several other hunts in Africa, but my wife had never been there before and I wanted it to go perfectly. My greatest concern was about making the trip the best it could possibly be for Jaclyn, and Jacques was spot-on. Everything went as he assured me it would, and we were rewarded with a fantastic experience that will last forever. Every day we were blessed with Jacques positive attitude, and it continued not just through the day – but throughout the entire safari.
Our first day out hunting brought many first time experiences for my wife. Outside of her research, and my hunting trophies, she had never seen any African game. She was so enthusiastic about everything she saw, and quickly realized that we didn’t book enough time to see all that Hartzview had to offer. She was shocked to not only see giraffes and rhinos, but all of the different antelope species – and the ostriches. During our hunt, my wife and I were very successful. Jaclyn took a very nice blesbok, and I took a trophy eland, impala, black wildebeest, and blesbok as well. All of our hunts were conducted by spot and stalk, and were absolutely thrilling. To see the excitement on my wife’s face when Jacques confirmed her trophy was down was just unbelievable. I was very impressed with Jacques patience with my wife. She is rather new to hunting, and he went the extra mile to make sure that she understood everything – and was willing to answer her millions of questions.
Our observations throughout the trip also proved to be amazing. Each day we saw something different, and were very surprised with the numbers of animals that we saw. The animals looked to be very plentiful and very healthy. Even with all of the animals, the hunt was pleasantly challenging and the animals sought proved to have the ability to vaporize before our very eyes…That’s why it’s called hunting and not shooting.
I have been to many camps in many places across the globe, and I can say – without a doubt – that Hartzview Safaris is at the very top of my list. We haven’t been home more than a week, and my wife is already outlining our return trip to Hartzview Safaris. She tells me it’s not the wonderful facilities, nor the amazing trophies, and not even the delicious food – but rather culmination of all three in one place with first rate people. Thanks again Jacques for organizing a great trip at Hartzview Safaris, we will be back soon!!
-Caleb & Jaclyn Miller