South Africa
Henry Durrheim
+27 (83) 379-7062
Dear International Hunter,
As every travelling hunter would like to travel and hunt with his/her own firearms, we will gladly assist you to make this dream come true!

We are a company who works hand-in-hand with the South African Police Services (SAPS) to provide "import/export" or "in-transit" permits for your rifle(s) before you arrive in South Africa.

In the past, hunters with pre-authorized permits had to queue in line with hunters who did not have the necessary permits and documents in place. This left the hunter with the pre-authorized permit, still in the same queue as the hunters without the pre-authorized permit. As from 2006, the South African Police Services have moved to a new, much bigger office in the General Meeting Area. This will assist in a much better and quicker operation.

We will hand deliver your pre-authorized permit to you on arrival and also guide you through the procedures at the SAPS Permit Office!

The procedures are set out step for step in the section "On Arrival in SA".

Should you be interested in our services, please take your time to work slowly and carefully through all the steps in our website at All this information is of utmost importance in order to secure a trouble free process. Should your application be incomplete, we will not be successful with the application.

Learn more about the permit application process on our website at

We also offer the following services

Rifle Permits not only assists you in obtaining your permits for your rifle but we also offer these additional services.


Meet & Assist
Meet and assist service at the airport - if you are unable to process your application and send it to us within the prescribed time period, we will meet you at the airport and assist you in applying for your permit at the airport. We can also meet you from your return flight to ensure that your transit through the airport is trouble free. Please contact us regarding the cost of this service.


Storage Facilities
We also offer rifle storage facilities at a safe and secure location until you are ready to collect your rifle or if you need a safe storage location while you are enjoying your stay in South Africa. Contact us for further information.


VIP Assistance
Arrange VIP assistance for clients after they disembark the aircraft to assist with immigration, customs and collect baggage, we will then be waiting for the client in the general meeting area with his/her pre-approved firearm permit and escort the client to the SA Police Permit Office to clear and collect the firearms.


Transport Services
We offer transport services to and from O.R. Tambo international Airport within the Gauteng Area. We will collect you from the airport and take you to hotel or accommodation. We will also pick you up again on the day of your departure and take you to the international departures terminal at the airport.

Our Team
One of these friendly representatives will meet you on arrival at the O.R. Tambo International Airport and see to all your needs so that you have a trouble free entry into South Africa on your way to your hunting destination in our beautiful country.

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Henry's are worth every penny! After a long flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Henry's people are there waiting for me. They escorted me through customs so fast it would make one's head spin! Then we picked up my rifles in less than 5 minutes! Finally, they helped carry my luggage perhaps 200 meters from the airport to the City Lodge hotel. is worth far more than it costs!
Used their service 2021! Great communication, had personnel to greet upon arrival, and departure from Johannesburg. Fees are minimal and the process of permits was quick! This was a huge relief arriving in Africa for the first time. I would highly recommend them. They also communicated with my PH to insure things went smoothly.

There is some legwork to get all the proper paperwork to them pre-arrival, but this was to be expected. They give you step by step instructions to getting your rifles to and from SA.

You can’t go wrong with this company!
Perfect. Great communication, easy process, in and out in 5 minutes ( or less)
Used them several times. Awesome service. foolish not to use for import and transit when youve faced the various admin bs and local graft. Henry Anna and all their staff will make sure that you dont get hometowned with the open palm express prevelant at O.R. Tambo.
I have used Rifle Permits in 2017 and 2018. I plan to use their services on my next trip in 2021.

Rifle Permits makes it easy and one less think to worry about by making sure your SAPS Form 520 is properly filled out, pre approved, and you won't have any problems or delays getting through customs with your firearms.
I have used them in 2015. We used their VIP service and it was fantastic. We cleared customs before our baggage made it to the carousel and we’re in and out of SAPS in about 5 min. Going back they again met us and helped us get everything home. Absolutely fantastic service and would recommend them to anyone going to RSA and bringing a rifle. I can’t say enough good things about them!
I have used them several times and the service has been excellent.

The last time was an emergency permit approval while I was in flight from Dallas to Mos via JNB. My luggage, including my rifle; was supposed to be checked by Emirates through to Tete but when I arrived at the terminal in Dallas Emirates informed me I would have to claim the rifle at JNB and recheck it to Tete during a less than 4 hour layover. Obviously I did not have a firearms import permit for SA and claiming luggage, obtaining a SA firearms permit, and rechecking the luggage on a 4 hour layover was going to be a problem. As we were pushing back from the gateway in Dallas I reached my outfitters office and asked them to get in contact with Henry to see if they could help. With a combination of the information Henry had from previous trips and the outfitter Henry was waiting for me in the entrance hall with all the paperwork filled out and awaiting my review and signature. 15 minutes later I had my permit and had checked in for my flight to Tete. This is why I use an experienced and trusted import permit service.

Interesting, on the way back my luggage was checked through from Tete to Dallas even though I was spending the night in Jburg.
Henry and his entire staff have assisted me on numerous occasions and I can’t say enough good things about them. You are wasting 1 to 3 hours of your life and precious time in Africa if you don’t use them.
I’ve used them twice without a hitch. I believe their pricing is on line, at least whenever I used them it was. There are a lot of crummy operators in SA from PH’s to taxidermy. Henry’s is not one of them. I would and plan to use them again in 22.
ifle Permits took exceptional care of me when I used them. I will absolutely use them on my next trip over again.