My first, as will be my second hunt to SA was with Koedoeberg, great group. 30-06 with 180's is what I used and I believe it to be a great choice of caliber for plains game. I too live just outside of St. Louis, but, due west my freind, about 55 miles MO.. Any of the outfitters on this site will do you good though, cause if they are crooks, the guys on this site will find them and tear them a new one. It's great to sit back and read a post when the outfitters turns out to be bogus. Scott.