On my first Safari to SA I didn't use anyone to get my BOW through security. When it didn't show up on the luggage rack. The people I was meeting for my hunt said we need to go to the rifle clearance and my bow was off to the side. We said it was a bow they opened it and said sorry and gave me my bow. No $ spent!!!!
ALL the first comment were about a bow.
Need a bit of advice.
An Aussie mate is going hunting in Namibia and is having a 4 day layover in Capetown. He wants to know if there is safe storage facility at Capetown airport where he can leave his rifle? He doesnt want to take it to the hotel etc.
Any help with contact names or details would be really appreciated.
I used Henry’s service for my first trip this past June 2018. It was easy to submit him all the required paperwork. I used his VIP meet and greet service also. It made it a breeze going thru customs, we bypassed the long line and went thru in a matter of minutes. Gathered luggage and off to SAPs where I met the Riflepermits rep. From the time i got off the plane to leaving with my PH was only 45 minutes. Will be using again in 2019 for sure.
I used Henry's Rifle service on my last trip to Africa, Namibia final destination. His company made my SAPS clearance a breeze for me and also escorted me next am to catch my departing flight and check in rifle. I observed his agent assist another client who had an error on his 4457 re rifle serial number. The spoke to SAPS agent and resolved matter with minimal effort. It would be a mistake to go cheap and not pay the very reasonal fee to expedite clearance and avoid Murphy's law ruining your trip.
I was wondering how much the whole service costs? Meet and greet included? I'd like to use their services in 2022 and trying to get a ballpark number on total costs for my first PG hunt. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I think the who package cost approx. $100 in 2018. They also have a service where they will escort you next day and help you check rifle/baggage if you have an overnight layover.
In 2019 I went to Botswana with a friend, who refused to use the permit service. We ended up having several problems when checking our rifles the next day. We got scammed for an excessively high "2nd baggage fee" and no receipt available as well as being taken down into basement/baggage handling area- SAPS officer was called because we left our ammo in checked luggage-ticket agent did not ask us about ammo even though we had rifle cases. SAPS officer was professional and easy to deal with, no problem-but killed about 1 hour, unnecessary stress and request from airline employee for help buying him lunch. We would have avoided problem if we had used Henry's Rifle service to check in our rifle and baggage the next morning.
I have used @riflepermits.com my last two trips. Also use the meet and greet to get thru airport. Cost I believe is $140 per pre approval and $100 for meet and greet up to 3 people.
My last trip in June 2019 total for two people was. $380. Hope this helps.
I've used Air2000 for the past 15 years. hunterssupport.com even though I've been thru JoBerg 20-30 times, I still use them, as it simplifies things a lot. got to know the folks that meet us every time, and they are old friends now.
They bend over backwards to be sure we are taken care of. Have sent several other folks ( first timers) who say they would have died without their help.
Hi the dude in the picture. It would be cool to know the area (genetics) of the stag you have in your profile picture. I am from New Zealand and shot a stag here that is almost identical, especially the throw backs. I can send you a photo to prove I'm genuine with my enquiry.