SOUTH AFRICA: Has Anyone Hunted With Thorndale Safaris?

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  1. Washingtonmuley

    Washingtonmuley AH Senior Member

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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
     

  2. Mekaniks

    Mekaniks GOLD SUPPORTER AH Elite

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    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.
     

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    gillettehunter AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    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
    https://www.africahunting.com/threads/africa-last-year.8291/#post-58444 Next my Lechwe and Bushbuck: https://www.africahunting.com/threads/my-lechwe-and-bushbuck-hunt.8584/#post-62174
    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
     

  4. Washingtonmuley

    Washingtonmuley AH Senior Member

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    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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