SOUTH AFRICA: Settlers Safaris

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  1. MJ75

    MJ75 AH Senior Member

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    Posting on behalf of a friend. Does anyone have any experience of this South African outfit, Settlers Safaris? He's considering a hunt with them Feedback either on here or by PM would be much appreciated.

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    MJ
     
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    Mj wish I could help you out I've taken a look at there website and it looks pretty good But I've never heard of them I'll email a frind of mine that lives near Grahamstown and see if he's ever hunted or heard of them. Bob
     
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    Well the friend has talked me into going with them next year, so I should be able to give feedback and a hunting report next june. The UK agent has been exceptionally helpful so far and I have received good feedback from another forum, so I'm hoping my experience will be as good.
     
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    I hunted with Settlers in April, we had a great time, got all the animals that we were after. I had prior experience with the owner (Murray Crous) in 2009 when he was filling in as a PH for another outfitter, so planning for this hunt was a no-brainer and went directly with Murray and Settlers. Murray is strictly on his own now and is running a top notch (in my opinion) outfit, from facitities, equipment, personnel and game available. So far I've taken the following animals with Murray or one of his PH's: Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Blesbuck, Kudu, Bushbuck, Warthog, Springbuck, Nyala, Red Hartebeest and Black Wildebeest.
     
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    I forgot to add that they have three lodges now (only two are shown on the website). They added another lodge/area west of Grahamstown. The name of this one is Normandale. Murray completely remodeled this lodge after he recently bought it and just started using it this year. We toured this facility on our way to another area for Black Wildebeest. The Normandale lodge has a main lodge with the hunters staying in individual cabins. There is one bedroon for hunters in the main building but most stay in the private cabins. We stayed at the Bushmans Gorge (home) lodge on this trip.
     
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    Murray runs a good honest operation. Don't hesitate to book with him. a good time guaranteed.
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    Dave
     
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