It's been three days since we landed back home from our trip to South Africa, and I still find myself in a bit of a daze trying to get over the jet lag and back into some kind of routine. Photos finally got downloaded onto my computer today and somewhat organized, so time to get started on the Hunt Report. Here we go. In 2014 I went on my first safari in Namibia. My main target there was a Kudu which I had been dreaming about since I was in my teens. I had a wonderful time there, but the Grey Ghost eluded me. After that gruelling flight home, I figured that I couldn't go through that again, but by 2016 I had decided that I needed to try for my dream trophy at least one more time. By this time, I had been a member on AH for a little over a year and was impressed by many of the sponsor outfitters that had excellent hunt reports written about them. The hunt reports along with the "Deals and Offers" forum became a daily ritual with me and it didn't take long to see that KMG Hunting Safaris had a lot of glowing reports to their credit. Also the deals that Marius regularly posted became too much to resist. When he posted a "Spiral Slam" deal I contacted him to discuss. Obviously the animals in the package were Kudu, Nyala, Bushbuck and Eland. The Kudu already had me, but I asked if I could swap the Eland for a Waterbuck. Marius said "no problem" and before I knew what was happening, I had added Springbok and Blesbok and sent in a deposit for a hunt during the last eight days of July and the first two days of August 2018. Somehow during the waiting period, I convinced my girlfriend, Tina, to accompany me. Somehow a year and a bit flew by and it was time to leave for my second safari! No need to discuss the travel part of this. It sucked just as bad as the first time! This time our European layover was in Frankfurt, Germany. Someone on here suggested that if I left the airport, I should try the schnitzel. Pretty good suggestion! We finally arrived in Port Elizabeth the next afternoon, hot and exhausted. Tina's one condition on accompanying me on this trip when she found out that PE was right on the beach was that we go a couple days prior to our pickup date. So we booked a room at the Radisson Blu. I must admit that it was a great idea. After having our first shower in two and a half days, we headed across the road to the beach and the handy restaurant called Something Good for something to eat. We both got the calamari and agreed that it was the best we'd ever had. View from our hotel room. The next day was a dedicated beach day. After breakfast we walked across the street to the beach and just took our time strolling in the direction of the big pier. I had a sudden inspiration to write in the sand, take a photo and use that pic as the start of my hunt report here on AH. Thought it was a great idea! When I downloaded the photos last night, the kids shouted "You spelled Africa wrong!" I did a double-take and couldn't believe it. "Where the eff is the F"? I hollered. The kids thought this was hilarious. Brats. Evidently my hunt would take place in South Arica! In any case, it was a great day on the beach with Tina. We could have easily spent another two days just hanging out. After two more meals of calamri and an $8 bucket of six Castle Lagers our beach day came to an end. In the morning, AH Legend Marius Goosen picks us up for the real reason we flew all this way!!!