Clients will be collected at the O.R. Tambo Airport and transported to the first night’s lodgings.

Firearms & Ammunition

The choice is largely up to the client’s preferences, a strong gun case for travel and soft bag for hunting is essential. When hunting plains game in South Africa, shooting distances may vary from 80 to 300 yards, medium caliber rifles such as the 270, 30-06, and 308 with premium grade ammunition is advised. A good quality scope zeroed in at 200 yards. 80 rounds should be enough for an average 10 day safari. 

Please arrange with the Customs Services (local and South African) for the necessary transport permits. 

When selecting rifles for your Safari the following are recommended:
     • Small Game           - up to .270 Win.
     • Large Game           - .30 Cal
     • Dangerous Game    - at least .375


Firearm Permits

     • You need to declare your rifles and bring copies of “proof of ownership”.
     • All firearms must be declared at the point of entry where a temporary 6-week permit
        will be issued at no charge.
     • You will need a copy of the SAP520 Temporary Firearm Import Application, before your
        departure to    South Africa. This form must be completed in black ink and left unsigned
        until the document is finalized in front of the police official issuing the actual permit at
        the airport. You can download this form here.

Required along with the sap 520, will be the following:
     • Passport
     • Airline Ticket
     • Proof of Ownership, i.e. firearm licenses, etc. 
        Please make sure you have proof of ownership by the way of a customs declaration
        letter from the country of origin, etc. Proof of ownership is obligatory.
     • Letter of Invitation from 1 Shot Safaris. This will be forwarded to you once a deposit
        for your safari has been paid.


South Africa has great temperature variations depending on seasons. Hot in the summer - up to 40 degrees Celsius (November to March) cold winter months as low as -4 degrees Celsius (April to October).

Clothes & Equipment

Clothes should be of a dark color like olive green, brown or any camouflaged hunting clothing. A warm jacket is also recommended for cold mornings, sweaters, gloves, a good pair of walking/hiking boots, a cap or hat is essential. Sunscreen comes highly recommended. Clothing that can be layered is ideal since it can be very cold in the morning, on average warming up to between 25’C and 40‘C by midday and cooler again in the late afternoon.

Items such as a good pair of binoculars (6X or 10X), a camera and a small flashlight is useful. We recommend purchasing a binocular harness.

When bringing any electrical appliances, i.e. video camera, please pack suitable converters. In South Africa we use 3 pronged round hole plugs and some 2 prong round hole plugs. Electric current is 220V and is available in most camps.


If you have any allergies or medical conditions we recommend you bring your own supply of medicines and inform us of any illnesses or allergies so that we can cater to your needs. We do carry a well stocked First Aid Kit in each of the hunting vehicles.


1 Shot Safaris is sister company to WATERBERG TAXIDERMY

All your trophies are field prepared (salted and dried) and are included in your trophy fee. The raw trophy skins and skulls will be delivered to a taxidermist for taxidermy or to be shipped to the address of your choice.

After delivery to the taxidermist, dipping, shipping, packaging, export documentation, as well as any other charges is the client's responsibility.

The Taxidermist handles export documentation. Because of veterinary restrictions no raw trophy may be exported without being dried and treated. The client will need to obtain Cites permits, where required, before leaving their home country for a safari.


     • Prices are usually quoted in US Dollars and are valid as per price list but subject 
        to change.
     • A 50% deposit based on total daily rate to confirm hunting dates and safari.
     • We accept cash, travellers cheques or electronic bank transfers.
     • Balance of daily rates payable on arrival.
     • Any animals that are wounded or lost must be paid in full.
     • Trophy fees, additional fees and payment for wounded animals in excess of the
       deposit, will be payable at the end of the hunt before departure. This includes day
       trips such as Lion Walks, Elephant rides and Spa Trips etc.
     • Hunting commences on the day of arrival and terminates on the day of departure
       unless otherwise specified.  

Day Trips

If Available, day trips to places of interest such as Lion Walks, Elephant rides or Spa Trips in the area can be arranged on request.

Insurance and Liability

When Hunting in South Africa with 1Shot Safaris you are required to arrange your own personal travel insurance which includes risk hunting and medical insurance. It is necessary for all clients to sign a personal indemnity before commencement of the safari.