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Steve Thinnes 

I bought a African Safari by Hanno van Rensburg at a banquet in Cedar City. We went on the hunt this August. It was FABULOUS! Everything about Hanno's safaris is top notch. We had absolutely no problems. Great PH's, excellent trackers and skinners and support staff. The accommodations, transportation and food was excellent. I would buy this hunt in a flash if its offered again this year at the banquet. You may use me as a reference for this safari.


  • Spring in South Africa starts anything from September to October.
  • Summer is anything from November to February.
  • Autumn - Winter sets in from about May and last until August.
  • Our summers are warmer and winters moderate.
  • Best inquire when making your reservation, pending the period and region you are going to visit.


  • Good set of binoculars
  • Hunting and or safari clothing, camo is legal in South Africa (3 sets-daily laundry service)
  • Suitable headgear for sun protection preferably in natural colors (full brim hat)
  • Comfortable shoes for bush wear, serious hunters and hikers should consider ankle boots (Do not bring new shoes!)
  • Camera and video equipment to capture the beauty you will witness, in the evening a flash light could be handy as well as a pocketknife.
  • Sun protection creams
  • Where needed, physical health awareness for changes in routine could have an effect on your health.
  • Enough batteries for anything that runs on batteries.
  • Electrical converter (between 110V and 220V) and adapter to South African size.
  • Books to read.
  • Photocopies of your passport and medical prescriptions in case you lose them. Keep them separate from the rest of your luggage.
  • Rifle and ammunition or bow and arrows


  • Make sure your bank is aware of your trip to Africa BEFORE you leave your country especially when using a credit card to pay. This can help to prevent an uncomfortable situation when it is time to settle the final bill.


  • Wireless Internet available in camp.
  • A computer is available in the Entertainment Room for you to use (Free of charge).

Final Bill and Gratuities.
Please be advised that we do not accept Travelers Cheques, American Express, or Discovery cards at the Ranch. We do however except all other Visa and MasterCard Cards. You must notify your bank that you are going to use your cards in South Africa. We have a 3% service charge should you wish to pay with your credit cards. We do accept Cash (US$).
Because the PH, Hunting staff and the Chefs and their staff are all part of the service industry, gratuities are not mandatory but always appreciated. Please have some Cash (US$) with you for the gratuities.
In order to ensure fairness, you will be handed envelopes. Please hand these envelopes in at the Host/Hostess personally. Do not ask anyone to share & decide on the gratuities. The gratuities should reflect your personal gratitude towards the individual staff members. Some envelopes may be added for extra services rendered. Please seal the envelopes.

List of Envelopes:
Tracker/Driver (If it is not the PH)
Skinners (2/3 Share)
Cleaners (2 Share)
Gardeners (2 Share)

It boils down to approx. the following per safari:
Professional Hunter - $ 50 to $ 100 per day
Tracker/Driver - $ 15 per day (One tracker per client)  
Skinning Shed Staff - $ 15 per day (This takes care of all skinning shed personnel)
Chefs, camp Staff and office - $ 50 per day
Others – as per envelopes
Estimated total per 7 Day Safari: $ 950 to $ 2000 – Depending on the Quality of Service and the number of staff.