1. Permits, Rifles and Ammo
Recommended firearms for hunting in South Africa:
30.06 caliber or larger,
180 grain bullets or heavier,
Bolt action or muzzle loader.
2 WEAPONS OF THE SAME CALIBER NOT ALLOWED
The following firearms are NOT allowed to enter South Africa:
Any fully automatic weapon
Any semi-automatic weapon
Handguns (Pre-approved import permits necessary 60 days prior to arrival.)
Weapons that fall under military categories
Airlines require a heavy plastic or metal gun case for transportation of firearms.
Check with your airline for regulations on the amount of ammunition allowed and the packing requirements.
Per South African regulations, a maximum of 80 rounds of ammunition are allowed to enter the country.
Ammunition must be transported in your packed luggage.
Paperwork for Rifles: - Very important! - Keep in your hand luggage for easy access.
Copy of your US4457 form – Customs form
Copy of your Passport
Copy of your return ticket
Invitation letter from Authentic African Adventures
SAPS520 form can be downloaded off the SAPS Website at www.saps.gov.za
SAPS520 form: http://www.saps.gov.za/services/flash/firearms/forms/english/e520.pdf
Notes on completing the SAPS520 form:
- Black ink must be used to fill in the form.
- The form should be left unsigned until the document is finalized in front of the police official issuing the actual permit.
- Please note that not all sections of the form apply. Visitors bringing their own firearms in for hunting purposes should concentrate on filling in the following:
Section D – (temporary import or export permit)
Section E – 1 – 25.4
Section G – 1 – 9.2 (G – 1 UP TO 9.2)
Section I – (Must fill in all details requested)
Section J – (remember do not sign until in front of police officer at firearm office)
New Regulations concerning firearms leaving the USA after 1 April 2015 (Suspended until further notice)
Any time a person departs the United States by any means or method of transportation, and is traveling with firearms and/or ammunition in their possession, the person must comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing the lawful exportation of these controlled items. Before you can start filing for your EEI, you must pass the Firearms in Checked Baggage Determination Quiz. This quiz confirms that you have the knowledge neccesarry to complete an EEI in AESDirect. http://www.ice.gov/cpi/faq
Example of US4457