South African Outfitters

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  1. GeorgiaJohn

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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
     
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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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  3. GeorgiaJohn

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    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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  5. KMG Hunting Safaris

    KMG Hunting Safaris AH ENABLER SPONSOR Since 2013 AH Legend

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    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,
    Marius Goosen
     
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    SHOEDOG AH Senior Member

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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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  7. Firebird

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    Check their website and contact as many references as you can! Due diligence can’t be understated.
     
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    Which province are you proposing to hunt in RSA?
     
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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 .
     

  10. PHASA

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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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    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
     
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    375 Ruger Fan AH ENABLER GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    @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.
     

  14. GeorgiaJohn

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  15. GeorgiaJohn

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    Awesome info, thank you.
     

  16. GeorgiaJohn

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    No canned hunts for me, I hear they are losing a lot of members due to this.
     

  17. GeorgiaJohn

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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.
     

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    Happy research.
     

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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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  20. SafariA

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    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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