There should be no reason to purchase a new rifle for your South African safari. The most important factor is your knowledge and comfort in your ability to shoot your own rifle accurately. The rifle you use for deer hunting is probably adequate for any type of plains game you may hunt. Being familiar with your rifle and practising in several positions, including using shooting sticks, will go a long way toward a successful safari. Accurate shot placement is much more important than a large calibre rifle.
270 Winchester and bigger are adequate for all your plains game animals. 300 Winchester Magnum is ideal.
Be sure to have a quality scope fitted to your rifle. A 3×9 variable scope is common, but the choice is left to you.
All shots should be in the 100 – 250 yards range with 200 yards the average in the Eastern Cape.
For dangerous game, 375 H+H and bigger is recommended.
Semi automatic and automatic weapons are not allowed.
For those who do not have a weapon, we have a 270 Winchester, 300 Winchester Magnums and a 416 Rigby for rent at $40/day on trophy hunts.
On driven and bird hunts, ammunition will be charged additionally.