From the Wintershoek Johnny Vivier Safaris team! Click here to check out our Newsletter #2 - 2013. Wintershoek Johnny Vivier Safaris was once again very pleased to welcome back the Christian Brendel family to our Wag 'N Bietjie camp for this their 3rd Safari with WJVS. This was Christian's 25th Buffalo hunt! and make no mistake, he sure did take a superb Bull. It was a great family affair and a wonderful reunion for Peter & Inga from Germany to share in the excitement on this fun safari. [...] Read Full Post > It was at the SCI Reno convention in January this year, that we had the pleasure of meeting Guillermo Webb Cruces and his son Luis from Mexico. The hunters booked a 2 week safari and brought their wonderful wives, Claudia and Marta along to enjoy and to share in the experience of hunting in 3 of our camps! Pro Hunter John Tinley was on hand to take care of this great family from Guanajuato. [...] Read Full Post > All the way from Spain and on their very first African Safari Honeymoon couple Alejandro Fernandez and his wife Sandra had a fantastic safari and thoroughly enjoyed being pampered by the staff at Thuru lodge - Champagne, scattered rose petals and candles were the order of the day and what a treat at the Spa.... Sheer luxury!! We had Spanish speaking agent Tomas De Castro and Spanish speaking PH Mynhardt Herholdt on hand to hunt with Alejandro and Sandra out in the sticks. [...] Read Full Post > Special thanks go to Tom Jensen our agent from Norway, for recommending Knut Kjeldsburg who is also from Norway on a Lion & Antelope Safari with WJVS. Pro Hunters Yvan and Braam were on hand to take care of Knut in search of a huge Lion in the Kalahari and then to move across to our fabulous Thuru lodge and hunting area. The proof is in the pictures and Knut was ecstatic in taking a magnificent Lion specimen; we look forward to your return soon Tom and Knut! [...] Read Full Post > It was a great pleasure to welcome Lucia Berrocal from Spain on safari with WJVS, we know that this will NOT be her last hunt with WJVS. Lucia hunted and visited both our Wintershoek Private Game Reserve and Thuru lodges, in her quest to bag a few species that she really wanted to hunt. With thanks to Ph's Jeremy Scheepers and Tomas De Castro for taking charge of this hunt for Lucia - just look at the quality of these trophies! [...] Read Full Post > All the way from Norway to a sunny South Africa - Jon, Tore and Kjetil hunted together at Thuru lodge which is situated only an hour's drive from Upington airport in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Our hunters wanted to collect a mixed bag of trophies, so PH's Jeremy, Jacques, and Phillip were on hand to lead the 3 hunters into the sticks. [...] Read Full Post > WJVS had the pleasure of welcoming from Billings Montana USA 1ST timers to Africa, Shane and Crystal Erving on a weeklong safari. PH Johan guided Shane to some excellent trophies in our Wintershoek Private Game Reserve and Tomas helped out with the driving. Crystal took a few days off from the hunting grounds to visit the Diamond mine in Kimberley The Wild Hearts animal Rehab' center A little pampering in the camp from the Spa lady A helicopter ride over Wintershoek with pilot Herb. [...] Read Full Post > Our long time good friend from Brazil Kleber Khayat and his wife Elayne were back again with us this year to tackle a lioness and plains game hunt in the Gamagara area. Once again, PH Yvan (the great) was called up to guide Kleber safely to within shooting distance of the Lioness. Not only did Kleber take a big Lioness he also took some other exciting trophies that may include a record Springbok ram!! Kleber has also booked to come back this year to go on an Elephant hunt with Yvan, watch this space for more news on that hunt in a later Bush breaking Newsletter. [...] Read Full Post > A real Officer and Gentleman, Keith Babb from Monroe LA in the USA joined PH Frikkie and HP Productions cameraman Hannes on a 10 day safari at Wintershoek in May. Keith has hunted in Africa before but this was his 1st safari with WJVS and the 1st time that he had his hunt captured on film... we can assure you and not his last! Wow, what fun we all had sharing some great experience's and camp fires together We look forward to seeing you in Dallas Keith and take care of that hip! we want you back to beating the bush with WJVS soon!! [...] Read Full Post > Once again it was a great pleasure meeting Murray Cruickshank and Weatherby award winner Arnold Alward, both from Canada, at the SCI show in Reno this past January. Murray booked a 14 day safari and was accompanied by his daughter Lindsey and Brother-In-Laws, Greg Taylor and Stuart Black all from Canada as well Mention must be made here, that it was a fantastic reunion for Johnny & Bev to see Arnold back in camp, after hunting with Johnny for the 1st time in 1987!! [...] Read Full Post > SENGWE SENGWE SENGWE SENGWE By the time this Bush Breaking Newsletter hits the press, our Elephant and Buffalo tags should all be sold out for this 2013 season, BUT, contact us anyway just to make sure that there are no cancellations, or any extra quota if you are serious about booking a hunt in this fantastic Big Game area... A 92 pounder was taken in Malapati and 4 Buffalo so far averaging 42 inches with the biggest Bull taping out at 44 inches. Watch this space and Newsletter for some incredible trophies still to come out of the Sengwe... Drop us a Line and don't lose OUT!!! 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