Bos en Dal Safaris PH Gerrit J. van Vuuren Rifle: Remington 700 375 HH Ammo: Handload Barnes 235 TSX Traveled Delta from Houston To Atlanta Then Delta 200 to Johannesburg. Upraded to Delta Comfort and had isle seat on bulkhead row. This made trip more comfortable. I had took the advise of those on AH and had Jennifer with Travel Express do all my flight planning. She made it all effortless. Also contacted Henry with Riflepermits and did preapproval and meet and greet. Arrival day: Plane landed and as I exited plane there was meet and greet. He quickly escorted me thru customs and off to baggage claim. Got bags and off to main hall. When We arrived in main hall there was Gerrit along with Riflepermits representative. We were off to SAPS. When my case arrived I claimed it and after a few minutes we were done and gone to Gerrit’s car. Took all of 45 minutes after de boarding plane and we were gone. Gerrit said it was a 2 hour drive to camp. We had a really good visit and talked about the up coming days. During this entire planning process Gerrit has answered every question timely and been great with communication the entire time. We arrived at camp around 10:30 and I unpacked and off to bed. Day one hunt: I was so excited I didn’t sleep much. We were up at 6am. We had Juice and muffins and were off at daylight. Headed to range and checked rifle. We started a drive thru the property and saw all kinds of animals. We where hunting for what ever would be an interesting animal and was mature. Gerrit’s property very thick with open areas and mountains with valleys. We stopped and made a walk thru the bush to see what we might bump into. We saw kudu cows and young bulls. Spotted some Impala and made a stalk on them. There were several nice rams in herd but Gerrit said we could do better. We walked and made a few stalks on some more Impala that were not successful. We stopped for lunch at 11:00 am. What a delicious lunch it was. Pork ribs, potatoes and salad. After a short rest we were gone again. We saw more Impala and made some stalks that were not successful. We moved on and Gerrit spotted an old Hartabeest that was outcast from the herd. He had nice wore down horns with mass. I told Gerrit lets put a stalk on him. That I liked his looks. Terrain was rocky rolling grass flat. We lost sight of him for awhile in the tall grass. Then as we topped a rise there he was at less than 50 yards. Up the sticks went and I was immediately on them. The 375 dropped him in his tracks. My first African Animal in the salt. Gerrit radioed for recovery team and pics where taken. After loading animal we were off again. We spotted a really nice Kudu and stalked and chased him till darkness set in. We headed back to camp for dinner and drinks by the fire. First day done. More to come.