SOUTH AFRICA: Mark & Blacks Great Adventure 2018

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  1. Mark R

    Mark R AH Senior Member

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    Ok, so Tim (Blacks), myself, our wives and Tim's 2 girls are off to annoy Marius and the team at KMG next July. We booked a fair way out and finally it's under a year until we smack down in Port Elizabeth. Can't wait.....:E Dancing::E Dancing::E Dancing::E Dancing:

    We have both just locked away airfares which kind of makes it seem a little closer for the moment...... Now to save some more coin after paying airfares so that Marius can get his hands on some :A Thumbs Up:

    Cheers,
    Mark.

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  2. sierraone

    sierraone AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Congratulations....Marius' outfit has a great reputation!
     

  3. 375 Ruger Fan

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    Funny you should use the phrase "smack down in Port Elizabeth. PE is known as the "Windy City" and I think the hardest landing I ever lived through was on Mango (discount airline of SAA) when landing at PE in May 2016.
     

  4. Mark R

    Mark R AH Senior Member

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    I'm sure Blacks and I will try and change that with a little help from some Queensland Diesel :D Beers:


    Thanks for the heads up.....

    Cheers,
    Mark.
     
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  5. reedy0312

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    Congrats on the booking, we all look forward to the report!
     

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    Ok it's time for family car washes, cutting the neighbors grass, baby sitting.........put the kids to work there is hunting to do!:sneaky::)
     
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  7. Neale

    Neale AH Enthusiast

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    Good stuff Mark, you make me jealous.
     
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  8. Ragman

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    I'll be there July 23 to August 2....what week will you be there?
     

  9. blacks

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    Very much looking forward to it. My second African safari and first in South Africa.

    You're right Mark, booking the flights certainly makes it seem much closer.

    The family and I are doing a week's hunting with Marius and then three weeks of touring.

    Ragman, we are there July 1-9.

    Cheers
    Tim
     
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  10. Ragman

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    Dang! It would have been fun sharing a camp with some folks from Oz!
     

  11. sambarhunter

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    Shame you are not taking your .300 H+H
     

  12. Mark R

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    Can't take what you haven't got....... I didn't feel the luuurve from the 300h&h so it had to go but I do from my 9.3x62 and my 30-06 which I will be taking both by the looks of it...

    Cheers,
    Mark.
     
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  13. sambarhunter

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    Why no love after you built it..fail to kill?
     

  14. Mark R

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    Not sure, but some rifles do it for you and some just don't. I like the 300h&h but I can live without it.....
     

  15. Ridgewalker

    Ridgewalker LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    So great to hear of friends and family going together! It sounds like a fine trip.
     
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  16. sambarhunter

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    Have you any reloading components for sale?


     

  17. Mark R

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    Not really. Only have a few loaded rounds left and some 180gr Woodleigh's which I can use in my 30-06...

    Cheers,
    Mark.
     

  18. sambarhunter

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  19. blacks

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    OK guys, So on my wishlist at present for this hunt I have -

    Nyala
    Eland
    Bushbuck
    Zebra
    Blesbok

    As always, I'm already thinking 'add-ons' should something good cross our path. I'd be interested in hearing from folks who have hunted the East Cape, and more specifically with KMG, about what animals I should be considering as extras! I already have Kudu, Oryx, Springbok, Impala, Warthog etc.....so I'm really thinking of unique EC species....

    Cheers
    Tim
     
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  20. HoggerNaut

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    Bontebok, steenbok and a true gem would be mountan reedbuck.
     

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