From the Wintershoek Johnny Vivier Safaris team! Click here to check out our Newsletter #3 - 2013. It was during the dark moon phase in June that our Scentblocker Most Wanted group 2013 arrived in full force at our Linksfontein Bow hunting area and folks!... We had a blast!! Once again it was with great honor that we welcomed back for his third safari with WJVS, our mentor and Bow hunting guru Scott Schultz MD of Scentblocker USA. Scott was accompanied by his awesome wife Peggy and daughters Kimberly and Kelly who put their bow skills to the test by letting a few arrows fly with remarkable success! [...] Read Full Post > Wintershoek Johnny Vivier Safaris once again welcomed super huntress Jodee Kuden, all the way from Anchorage Alaska on her 3rd hunt with WJVS. Even though Jodee only stands at 5ft 2inces, she was in search of hunting the world's largest land mammal the African Elephant!! Pro Hunters Yvan and Colin took Jodee into the Jumbo infested communal areas in Botswana where they managed to take a bull out of a herd of at least 80 Elephants!! Jodee was up to the challenge of getting in amongst these giants, very up close and personal. [...] Read Full Post > Kleber Khayat from Brazil is an amazing hunter after his first African safari with WJVS last year, Kleber immediately re-booked for April this year where he took a great Lion; then Kleber heard about the Elephant permits that we acquired in the communal area in Botswana and bingo! Kleber was back in June kicking up African dust with Ph's Yvan and Colin in search of the second of Kleber's Big 5 species, the African Elephant. An exciting hunt to say the very least, at one point the hunters had a huge herd of Elephant charging down on them... [...] Read Full Post > From Spokane Washington USA, we had the privilege of welcoming a super couple in Stan & Karon Wiggs on their 1st ever safari to Africa. PH Frikkie was called up to tackle our Wintershoek Private Game Reserve area with Stan who was in search of Sable and Kudu as his top priority species. After their 8 night safari with WJVS, Mardoret arranged a 3 night Big 5 photo safari up near the Kruger Park which rounded off a great safari to South Africa. It was really a treat having Stan and Karon in camp and we can only look forward to your next safari with WJV... [...] Read Full Post > Our Conklin Award winner and one of Wintershoek Johnny Vivier Safaris biggest supporters and greatest friends in the safari business, Ken Barr from Kelseyville California USA, joined Johnny and Phillip on this Ken's umpteenth safari with JVS. Ken needed to collect a few species that he hadn't yet added to his list of over 400 different species of game that Ken has taken around the world! Wow! What a lifetime of hunts Ken has under his belt and it is indeed a huge honor for WJVS to be a huge part of Ken's African hunting. Special thanks as always to Fred Williams. [...] Read Full Post > Whilst busy studying in Cape Town and with a few days in hand away from the grind stone, Ivan De Anda from Mexico took the opportunity to come and hunt with WJVS at Wintershoek. In actual fact, it was a birthday present from his Dad Alejandro (nice Dad)!! After some corresponding with Ivan, we soon had a date set and a "hit list" in place and PH Johan Greyling picked up Ivan at the airport in Kimberley to start his fun filled adventure on safari. [...] Read Full Post > Clients and friends from Canada, Anthony Tiberini and Frank Cosentino hunted with WJVS last year and both hunters were back for more exciting action out in the field at the beginning of June. They introduced us to their friends Adrian Di Biase and Luigi Frustaglio also from Toronto, who decided to take a trip along with Anthony and Frank. After taking a lot of plains game last year, Anthony's main target this year was Buffalo, which would be the 1st of his Big 5. Frank was after a Sable and Eland, whilst Adrian and Luigi being 1st timers we pretty much interested in a nice mixed bag of exciting trophies. [...] Read Full Post > Bow hunter Chet Traylor and Patty McJunkins from Monroe LA, USA booked an 8 night 7 day safari with WJVS at our bow hunting area Linksfontein. This would be their very 1st trip to Africa and it was indeed a pleasure to host you in our camp. Chet was guided by PH Flip and judging by the photos below, Chet had a great trip taking some really good record class trophies. We hope to have you back in the not too distant future and thank you most sincerely for putting your confidence in the WJVS team. [...] Read Full Post > It was an exciting day to welcome back to Thuru Lodge Grady Leavins from Florida USA on this his 2nd hunt with PH Jacques and Braam. Grady brought his brother Earl from Georgia USA with him to experience his 1st African safari with WJVS; we welcome you to the family Earl. The whole hunt was conducted at our exquisite Thuru Lodge area which is only an hour's drive from the town of Upington. Armed with a 7mm and a .308 respectfully, both hunters did extremely well out in the field displaying some excellent marksmanship. [...] Read Full Post > WJVS reached a milestone in our safari business when we welcomed for the 1st time to South Africa, our good friend and Agent Jerry Li from China. Jerry brought with him some business associates that are going to promote our hunting safaris in China, namely Mr. Chen Chao, Mr.Zhao Tong and Mr. Zhao Dafeng all from China. The exploration team started at Wintershoek Private Game Reserve and then they went onto Thuru lodge. [...] Read Full Post > What started out as his first safari back in the mid 90's it was once again a real pleasure to welcome back to WJVS Dr. Lenard Zullo from Wellington Florida USA for some more hunting time. Nearly 80 years young this September, Len booked a management package cull hunt via Fred Williams to take 20 animals in 6 days of hunting. PH Lash Le Roux was up to the challenge to guide Len at Gamagara on this walk and stalk hunt. [...] Read Full Post > From Alberta Canada, brothers Brain and Randal Knysh finally after 2 years of searching for a reputable Outfit, they took the plunge and braved the long journey over to come and enjoy their very 1st African safari with WJVS. The brothers hunted at Wintershoek Private Game Reserve and Gamagara Lodges respectively. Pro Hunters Frikkie and Dawie were on hand to take care of Brain and Randal in both areas and everyone had a fantastic time. 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