WANTED: Looking for 2016 South Africa Hunt!! Need Advice

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  1. Hunt4Him

    Hunt4Him AH Member

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    I've been to South Africa twice with John X Safaris. ( A few past SCI presidents and Craig Boddington have been with this organization.)John X Safaris set the bar pretty high and I really enjoyed hunting mid-south Africa and the eastern cape areas with them.
    I had a great experience on both hunts and am returning in June of 2016 with my son as his high school graduation present.
    I'm bringing a group of a minimum 6-8 other hunters as well. The group might be as large as 11 or 12 hunters. Some are father/son teams and some husband/wife. It's a group of mixed bow and rifle hunters.
    Most of the bow hunters prefer spot and stalk hunting. Half of the group have been to South Africa at least once and want me to do some competitive shopping before we make a final decision.
    I was wondering if any one would recommend any other organizations that would accommodate a larger group of hunters and any specials for this large a group. (at least for the guy whose planning it all...me)
    This will be a minimum 10 day hunt for all.

    Thanks for your time!!
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    I would contact Andrew at African Sky Safaris. They use lodges that can accommodate that many guests. They are good people to work with from start to finish. I just did my second hunt with them a couple of weeks ago and one of the topics around the damp fire was large parties. It would be worth your time to trade an email or two with them
     
  3. Hunt4Him

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    Great! Thanks for the advice. I'll take a look at them.
     
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    That many hunters at once is not always a bonus for an outfitter.

    You have to look no further than the ads on the top of the page and in the right column.

    Some are larger than others and they have good reputations.
     
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    Bobpuckett GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Welcome hunt4him

    What animals would your group most likely be after? Sounds like you have a lot of fun planned.
     
  7. Glferman

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    Send me an email at tromb76@aol.com and I give you info on a couple of outfitters that can handle a party that large and give you a great deal.
     
  8. chris badenhorst

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    Hi.
    We have 8000HA on the botswana border, we have 2 camps and can easily accomodate up to 20 people. mail me at chiaan_za@yahoo.com and we can exchange thoughts.

    BR,
    chris
     
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    John Henry at Greatland Safaris, Thabazimbi, SA. Specializes in Bow Hunting and Rifles.
     
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    John x is a great company I started out with them in 99/2000.

    Sure they would do a similarly great job during 2016.

    If you decide to walk a different path there are many great outfitters, that will work on group deals with you...

    My best always
     
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