Place to stay in Joburg SA after the hunt

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  1. Palefty

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    hey all, looking for a recommendation from the community on a place to stay near Jo' burg airport after our Safari looking for somewhere to relax get good eats and do a little shopping for a day.. we are traveling with rifles and would like somewhere that is "hunter" friendly.

    thanks,
    Palefty
     
  2. Blue Skies Hunting Adventures

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    Have you thought about Afton House or African Sky house? Both great places that are close to airport and can handle your guns.
     
  3. Hagar

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    I used Afton House last year. Very safe and a great place.
     
  4. James.Grage

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    The 2 mentioned are good choices...

    Do you plan to walk, drive or taxi around to do your looking or shopping?

    Another choice is the airport and have your agenda and take a taxi around to the locations...

    and then it has a great breakfast spread and short walk to the airport...
     
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    we stayed at afton house before and after our hunt a gated community is some thing us aussies cant comprehend and young kody still makes jokes about thats not an electric fence you should see em in j bourg
    but it is safe and for 25 bucks u.s you get a great steak for tea
    they treated us far beyond what we expected and we will definately stat there again next year
     
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    Stayed at the afton house as well this year, thumbs up, they treated us very well!!!!:thumb:
     
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    I've been to both the Afton House and more recently, the African Sky Guest House. My nod goes to African Sky. Ask for Ray for the meet & great, he's great!
     
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    Joburg is one town that you'll want local advice on where to go and when and how. I stay at the Afton House and they have always been able to get me to safe place to shop, a safe place for a good meal, etc. They also are a cetified gun repository with a large bank type safe to store your weapons. By SA law (from what I understand) they take custody of your firearms until you leave their premisses for your hunt or return flight to the States. I would advise you not to just take off on your own in Joburg, especially at night. Outside of Joburg it's probably more like any big US city. You don't walk down an alley at 2AM in New York do you? Well, don't do it in Africa either. Use your head, be aware, don't be the ugly American and you will have a great trip.
     
  9. shangwari

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    Try Ndlovulodge,i use it for all my clients stay over.Owners will look after you,very nice setting .try to get them on ggogle or wwwndlovulodge.COM
     
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    My wife and I stayed at African Sky House this year. Beautiful grounds, nice quarters, outstanding hospitality, and good food. We would stay there again!
     
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    Don't remember where we stayed, Afton house or another "gun friendly" establishment . However, I must say that if you are going to spend a day or two in Joburg, you have to go to Carnivores resturaunt. Absolutely the best food you will ever eat. Kind of like a Brazilian steak house with the flag and all you can eat, but with African game. Don't be afraid to try everything, Zebra and Giraffe are just as good as the rest. 5 star dining in my book, and with all that meat, there is really no room for veggies.
     
  12. GSTONE

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    35bore : I have that on my list for next year. Thanks!!
     
  13. KMG Hunting Safaris

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    Another vote for African Sky. Have only heard good reports from my hunters who stayed there.
     
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    make sure you have time to settle in for a very good long lunch. :happy:
     
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    Carnivores resturaunt Zebra and Giraffe now you have me laying over in Jberg. Thanks alot
     
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    35bore of course you are getting your veggies, the animals were kind enough too have already eaten them for you. if you mean the human kind that dont partake of meat, then yes they wouldnt be very happy there.:heh:
     
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    Making me hungry thinking about it!
     
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    I've stayed at Afton House and Africa Sky, my vote goes to Africa Sky for the bigger meal menu and the incredible lemon cheesecake with vanilla ice cream on the side. If they have it, get it.
     

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