For me there was not much hassle taking our own rifles and we did sightseeing in Cape Town before flying over to Port Elizabeth for my hunting. The hotel kept them locked up. It is not like we were the 1st hunters to stay there. I prefer to hunt with my rifles and the ammo I loaded. It just means more to me than a borrowed rifle. On my 2nd trip I did use the PH's suppressed rifle to shoot some camp meat and a suppressed 22LR to shoot some monkeys causing trouble. But my animals I am mounting are shot with my rifles. I was shooting all PG and if I were to hunt DG and not have a suitable rifle I might rent/borrow one instead of buying a new one at my age.