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I'm looking to go to South Africa this fall, I know it will be HOT. I want to know how I can check on an outfitter's license. A buddy of mine went over and hunted, but he didn't get his trophies, because his outfitter's license had not been renewed properly. Any advise on this matter is greatly appreciated. I have tried to find information via Google, with no success.

Thank you,

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John,

Firstly you can ask your outfitter to provide a copy.

You can verify that with PHASA if they are a member, but it is not mandatory to be.

If you know in which of our 9 provinces it is, you can contact the nature conservation office of that province, as the outfitter has to be registered with them.
 

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John,

Firstly you can ask your outfitter to provide a copy.

You can verify that with PHASA if they are a member, but it is not mandatory to be.

If you know in which of our 9 provinces it is, you can contact the nature conservation office of that province, as the outfitter has to be registered with them.
Thank you! I have emailed PHASA a few times, with no response received. I'll check out the conservation office. Much appreciation!

GeorgiaJohn
 

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Forget about PHASA. I have been a member for more than 30 years but because of them supporting canned lion hunting I have left the organization. There are plenty ethical outfitters in South Africa.
 
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I'm looking to go to South Africa this fall, I know it will be HOT. I want to know how I can check on an outfitter's license. A buddy of mine went over and hunted, but he didn't get his trophies, because his outfitter's license had not been renewed properly. Any advise on this matter is greatly appreciated. I have tried to find information via Google, with no success.

Thank you,

John
Hi John,
Welcome to the forum. You are welcome to contact me. Check the Deals and Offers section for our late season special we are running.

Take Care,
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Welcome GeorgiaJohn,
I suggest you start reading the hunt reports here to find out the experiences others have had with outfitters.
That is what I did and had an excellent time with Marius at KMG.He and his crew are professional to the last detail in my experience.
The planning and due diligence are part of the fun.
 

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Which province are you proposing to hunt in RSA?
 

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Forget about PHASA. I have been a member for more than 30 years but because of them supporting canned lion hunting I have left the organization. There are plenty ethical outfitters in South Africa.
All canned hunting is illegal ! You as a long standing ex member should know this. And NO Phasa does not support canned or illegal hunting .
 

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Please PM me details on the PH & Outfitter and I will check wether he is a member of our Association- full members must have valid permit/licenses. If he is not a member we can also find out at the Provincial level for you. Appologies for no reply from the office!
 

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I'm looking to go to South Africa this fall,......... I want to know how I can check on an outfitter's license. ........
Outfitters are licensed through the province in which they operate.
Call them up and ask about your prospective Outfitter and PH.


NATIONAL
Dept. of Environmental Affairs and Tourism
Magdel Boshoff
Private Box X447
Pretoria 0001
Tel: 012 – 399 9604
Fax: 012 – 359 3604|
E-mail: mboshoff@environment.gov.za

Mpho Tjiane
Tel: 012 – 399 9596
Fax: 012 – 359 3604
E-mail: mtjiane@environment.gov.za



GAUTENG
Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development
Johannesburg Office:
Erasmus Nkabinde
PO Box 8769
Johannesburg, 2000
Tel: 011 – 240 3184
E-mail: erasmus.nkabinde@gauteng.gov.za

Johannesburg office:
Tel: 011 240 3043 Heidi Potgieter
Fax: 086 420 1903
Pretoria Office:
Tel: 012 316 1638 / 1824

Johannesburg – General queries:
Heidy Potgieter: heidy.potgieter@gauteng.gov.za
TOPS queries:
Victoria Magabe: Victoria.talakasi@gauteng.gov.za
CITES queries:
Maltie Gopal: maltie.gopal@gauteng.gov.za
patience.mthembu@gauteng.gov.za

Pretoria:
James: james.tsholedi@gauteng.gov.za
Violet: violet.ndongeni@gauteng.gov.za
Isaac: isaac.kgokane@gauteng.gov.za


EASTERN CAPE
Dept. of Economic Affairs, Environment & Tourism
Phumla Mzazi
Private Bag X0054
Bisho, 5605
Tel: 040 – 609 4706
Fax: 040 – 609 4700
Email: phumla.mzazi@deaet.ecape.gov.za

PH & HO Permits:
Zoleka Dubula
Tel: 043 – 605 7086/7106
Fax: 040 – 605 7300
Email: zoleka.dubula@deaet.ecape.gov.za

Tel: 082 332 6722
E-mail: noluthando.bam@deaet.ecape.gov.za


NORTH WEST
Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation & Environment
Basi Diole
Private Bag X2039
Mmabatho 2737
Tel: 018 – 389 5032/5527
Fax: 0186 626 4312
E-mail: bdiole@nwpg.gov.za

Alternative numbers:
Lucky Mokgatle: 0714045282
Basie Diole: 0823319759.
Jonathan Denga: 0827868710


NORTHERN CAPE
Dept: Environment & Nature Conservation
Wessel Jacobs
Private Bag X6102
Kimberley 8306
Tel: 053 – 807 7482
Fax: 086 5151 769
E-mail: ncph@vodamail.co.za

Admin officer: David Paulse
Tel: 053 – 807 4811
Fax: 086 5151 741
E-mail: permits@vodamail.co.za


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Brent Coverdale
Brent.coverdale@kznwildlife.com

Joe Phadima
Private Bag X3
Congella
4013
Lehlohonolo.Phadima@kznwildlife.com
Tel: +27 33 845 1470


FREE STATE
Dept of Tourism, Environment & Economic Affairs
Private Bag X20801
Bloemfontein 9300
Tel: 0878030980 – ask for FS Exct: 9534/9527/952
desteapermit1@gmail.com
desteapermit2@gmail.com
desteapermit3@gmail.com
desteapermits4@gmail.com


MPUMALANGA
Mpumalanga Tourism & Parks Agency
Riaan de Lange
Private Bag X11338, Nelspruit 1200
Tel: 013 759 5336
E-mail: riaan@mtpa.co.za


LIMPOPO
Dept. of Economic Development,
Environment & Tourism
Sam Mkubele
P.O. Box 55464
Pietersburg 0700

Permit Office:
Caroline Bopape
Tel: 015 – 291 3924 or 290 7080/7171/7173
Fax: 086 530 7496 / 015 295 5018
E-mail: bopapecn@ledet.gov.za
or
015 – 793 2471


WESTERN CAPE
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Jaco van Deventer
P/Bag X29
Gatesville 7766
Tel: 021 – 483 0118
Fax: 086 556 7734
E-mail: jvdeventer@capenature.co.za

Danelle Kleinhans:
Tel: 021 – 483 0121
 

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I'm looking to go to South Africa this fall, I know it will be HOT. I want to know how I can check on an outfitter's license. A buddy of mine went over and hunted, but he didn't get his trophies, because his outfitter's license had not been renewed properly. Any advise on this matter is greatly appreciated. I have tried to find information via Google, with no success.

Thank you,

John
@GeorgiaJohn First, welcome to the forum.

Just a couple of observations and comments on your post: Are you going to South Africa in the fall in the Southern or Northern Hemisphere? If you mean the Oct-Nov, this is the spring in the Southern Hemisphere and could be warm to hot.

Have you already selected an outfitter and now doing the due diligence? Might I suggest you read several of the hunt reports available and select one of the sponsors on this sight. There are many excellent outfitters to choose from.
 

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Welcome to our place @GeorgiaJohn Do hope you get the information you need through the inks above to thoroughly enjoy the hunt from panning to trophy display in your den back at home.
 

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Outfitters are licensed through the province in which they operate.
Call them up and ask about your prospective Outfitter and PH.


NATIONAL
Dept. of Environmental Affairs and Tourism
Magdel Boshoff
Private Box X447
Pretoria 0001
Tel: 012 – 399 9604
Fax: 012 – 359 3604|
E-mail: mboshoff@environment.gov.za

Mpho Tjiane
Tel: 012 – 399 9596
Fax: 012 – 359 3604
E-mail: mtjiane@environment.gov.za



GAUTENG
Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development
Johannesburg Office:
Erasmus Nkabinde
PO Box 8769
Johannesburg, 2000
Tel: 011 – 240 3184
E-mail: erasmus.nkabinde@gauteng.gov.za

Johannesburg office:
Tel: 011 240 3043 Heidi Potgieter
Fax: 086 420 1903
Pretoria Office:
Tel: 012 316 1638 / 1824

Johannesburg – General queries:
Heidy Potgieter: heidy.potgieter@gauteng.gov.za
TOPS queries:
Victoria Magabe: Victoria.talakasi@gauteng.gov.za
CITES queries:
Maltie Gopal: maltie.gopal@gauteng.gov.za
patience.mthembu@gauteng.gov.za

Pretoria:
James: james.tsholedi@gauteng.gov.za
Violet: violet.ndongeni@gauteng.gov.za
Isaac: isaac.kgokane@gauteng.gov.za


EASTERN CAPE
Dept. of Economic Affairs, Environment & Tourism
Phumla Mzazi
Private Bag X0054
Bisho, 5605
Tel: 040 – 609 4706
Fax: 040 – 609 4700
Email: phumla.mzazi@deaet.ecape.gov.za

PH & HO Permits:
Zoleka Dubula
Tel: 043 – 605 7086/7106
Fax: 040 – 605 7300
Email: zoleka.dubula@deaet.ecape.gov.za

Tel: 082 332 6722
E-mail: noluthando.bam@deaet.ecape.gov.za


NORTH WEST
Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation & Environment
Basi Diole
Private Bag X2039
Mmabatho 2737
Tel: 018 – 389 5032/5527
Fax: 0186 626 4312
E-mail: bdiole@nwpg.gov.za

Alternative numbers:
Lucky Mokgatle: 0714045282
Basie Diole: 0823319759.
Jonathan Denga: 0827868710


NORTHERN CAPE
Dept: Environment & Nature Conservation
Wessel Jacobs
Private Bag X6102
Kimberley 8306
Tel: 053 – 807 7482
Fax: 086 5151 769
E-mail: ncph@vodamail.co.za

Admin officer: David Paulse
Tel: 053 – 807 4811
Fax: 086 5151 741
E-mail: permits@vodamail.co.za


KWAZULU NATAL
KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife

Brent Coverdale
Brent.coverdale@kznwildlife.com

Joe Phadima
Private Bag X3
Congella
4013
Lehlohonolo.Phadima@kznwildlife.com
Tel: +27 33 845 1470


FREE STATE
Dept of Tourism, Environment & Economic Affairs
Private Bag X20801
Bloemfontein 9300
Tel: 0878030980 – ask for FS Exct: 9534/9527/952
desteapermit1@gmail.com
desteapermit2@gmail.com
desteapermit3@gmail.com
desteapermits4@gmail.com


MPUMALANGA
Mpumalanga Tourism & Parks Agency
Riaan de Lange
Private Bag X11338, Nelspruit 1200
Tel: 013 759 5336
E-mail: riaan@mtpa.co.za


LIMPOPO
Dept. of Economic Development,
Environment & Tourism
Sam Mkubele
P.O. Box 55464
Pietersburg 0700

Permit Office:
Caroline Bopape
Tel: 015 – 291 3924 or 290 7080/7171/7173
Fax: 086 530 7496 / 015 295 5018
E-mail: bopapecn@ledet.gov.za
or
015 – 793 2471


WESTERN CAPE
Cape Nature
Jaco van Deventer
P/Bag X29
Gatesville 7766
Tel: 021 – 483 0118
Fax: 086 556 7734
E-mail: jvdeventer@capenature.co.za

Danelle Kleinhans:
Tel: 021 – 483 0121
Awesome info, thank you.
 

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Forget about PHASA. I have been a member for more than 30 years but because of them supporting canned lion hunting I have left the organization. There are plenty ethical outfitters in South Africa.
No canned hunts for me, I hear they are losing a lot of members due to this.
 

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All canned hunting is illegal ! You as a long standing ex member should know this. And NO Phasa does not support canned or illegal hunting .
Then you have a big problem with perception in the US. It was a huge topic of conversation at SCI & DSC. Even your SA outfitters are talking about it. I had several conversations with PHs in January on this exact topic.
 

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Seasons in South Africa are 6 months different than in the US. I like to go in our April which is their October and the weather is like our October. Cool nights and comfortable days, no rain, no bugs.
 

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Then you have a big problem with perception in the US. It was a huge topic of conversation at SCI & DSC. Even your SA outfitters are talking about it. I had several conversations with PHs in January on this exact topic.
I do not want to highjack your post as Phasa is not what it is all about ..... I just need to put FACTS out there. We have more members than we did after the disgruntled 70 members left . The total loss was less than 10 %. We did loose 350 members due to the actions of some of these ex members from July of 2016 to end of October 2017. That is fact ..... not fake news. Most of these are joining again . And the outfitters you might have talked to are probably the 10 % that left...... Our members made out 90 % of African Outfitters at both shows that are members of Organizations . If you have to discredit your opposition to make yourself look good it says a lot about your ethics ....... Good luck on your hunt !
 
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