SOUTH AFRICA: Has Anyone Hunted With Thorndale Safaris?


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Oct 13, 2017
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I would love to hear if anyone has hunted with Thorndale Safaris in South Africa. Feel free to message me if you prefer. Thank you
I have not hunted with Thorndale. But, I did a little research and on the surface they look like a good outfit. The prices are competitive with most of the EC outfitters that I have seen. And they are upfront about extra costs, i.e. VAT is included in pricing and airport transfers included etc.
But, there is a lot to be said for contacting the outfitter directly and communicating with them. Also requesting references.
I hunted with them in 2011. They came on here a couple of yrs ago claiming their lodge was 5 star. I would call it 4 star. We had some good hunting, but also some issues...... Here is the story of my impala with them Next my Lechwe and Bushbuck:
I had a pretty good hunt. There were 4 of us plus my taxidermist at that time showed up after we had been there a few days. Some of the others didn't have as good of hunts..... There were some animals that were not shipped and other issues. If you want a list of the good and the bad I can do that for you. Its been 6 yrs and if your looking at next yr it will be 7 since I have been there. A lot changes in that amount of time.
My PH on that trip was Matthew. He was 22 at the time and rather green. The last I heard he was still there. He should know the property and animals well by now. Bruce
I have spoken with them directly and Matt is the current ranch manager. I would love to hear any good and or bad about them in a pm. I have been real happy with communication and adjustment of package to fit our needs so far.

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