Has anyone hunted with Induna safaris in South Africa?
Has anyone hunted with Induna safaris in South Africa?
Welcome to AH.
Can't say I have hunted with them but someone might just be able to help here.
Induna is about 1 hr's drive from me. I have hunted their property a couple of times. If you decide to hunt there, ask him to organise you some tick spray. Almost lost my dog to errr....his problem.
I dont know about Induna. But if concerned about ticks as most of us are to some extent, you can spray your clothes with permethrin before you go and it seems to work pretty well. When I went to Zim last summer it was to a tick area and my PH battled with them but I had no problems having sprayed my clothes beforehand.
Don't know Induna but with regard to ticks the problem is tick-bite fever . I have had it 3 times before . It's no joke .
Most bush veld areas have ticks . Certain times of the year we have more than others . More in summer and less in winter.
Welcome to AH Azuplander! as far as ticks go your going to find them all over Africa, the wife and I hunted the winter months May/June of 2010 and didn't get a tick on us but I seen my PH pull a couple off himself and his dog spud the Jackrussel will crawl through areas that you will not and the PH will lay all over the ground getting the best trophy pics for you that he can just carry some oderless tick spray and spray the cuffs of your pants and you shouldn't have a problem.
When do you plan to have your hunt?
I am going to Marius(KMG Safaris) this year, so then you will get the chance to read a report about his place:)
I don't trust comments clients have posted on any outfitters site btw. It is very easy to delete the bad ones.
I tend to be a tick magnet, so I will be able to check how it is with ticks during June-July in the East Cape:p
Our place is 15km from Induna. Have taken clients there often and he's also brought clients to me. It's a first class place to hunt with first class people as your hosts. You'll get good trophies there. I haven't experienced the tick problem discussed in replies to this post. Our veld is a bit different to their's and we certainly don't have a tick problem, can't imagine they do. Maybe it was just a particularly bad time of the year, the starts and moon aligned and the ticks...emerged.
Hopefully sometime June-August 2013
It is certainly not my place to comment on other outfitter's operations. But, you won't find me on that property again. Ticks are also the exact reason why he only has one Gemsbok left..... and the reason I almost lost my dog.
Jammer, he certainly has some very nice animals there. The Impala, Blesbok and Black Wildebeest are suberb.
Will you solely be hunting his property, or other concessions of him as well?
I was wrong to have commented on the post. I don't really want to make a habit of commenting on other outfitters operations. I hunt mainly on my own property. Have hunted and am familiar with on his properties. I believe you when you say you had a problem with ticks. I've just never had the same experience there.
I'm not talking about you commenting on other outfitter's operations, my friend. What I meant was, that I dont want it to look as if I am trying to steer Jammer away from Induna and trying to get his business for myself. I will never do that. He asked for advice and if someone had hunted with Induna, and I have been to their property, and only stated what i found
Ticks are definately affected by the cold, but I am not so sure that it gets cold enough in our area to actually affect them. Maybe you can help us out here. I hunted there in May, so we were not there at the coldest time of year.
Would appreciate you input.
Thank you for your input- just a quick note from me, Kelvin Milsom, the owner of Induna Safaris, I think you may have us confused with another outfitter as I have never allowed you to hunt on my property, and I don't believe we have met.
With regards to the tick problem, as Victor mentioned we have ticks the same as every body else in the area,but nothing really to write home about.
I just wanted to clarify that we have not met, and you have not hunted on my property.
I would appreciate your input on this.
Welcome to the forum.
Keep well and enjoy the hunt!
Welcome Simon, Kelvin, Tom.
Look forward to your stories and pictures.
Are you not situated about 10
or so km's from Kukuyu Lodge on the Alexandria road?
You are correct, we have not met, as the owner was not present, but the guides did a great job of taking care of us.
Hope there is no bad blood, this is a forum and if people ask for help or opinions, then we give it to them.
But I m pretty sure we are talking about the same place. The place I went to, had a tick problem.
After crawling about 100 m in the grass, I had to scrape them off with my knife in the hundreds, as did my client.
My PH hunted there the very next day and experienced the same problem. Our client wanted to shoot a Gemsbok which we ran into, and were instructed
that it was off limits by one of the guides as it was the only one left, after the rest had died from ticks.
If I have somehow mistaken you, I will apologise. But I am pretty sure the spelling is correct.
Let me know if I am incorrect so that I can set the record straight here for all to see.
I owe you a huge apology. I have just checked my invoices and the property I am speaking of is spelt Nduna as oppose to your Induna.
I hope that you can see that this is an honest mistake, and appreciate the close resemblance in the names.
I hope that you will accept my sincerest apology.