Facilities & Recommendations

  • Introduction


    South Africa has the greatest diversity of plain game in the world making it the one of the most desirable hunting destinations amongst both experienced and inexperienced hunters. Spiral Horn Safaris have acquired some of the best areas for hunting all of the diverse species that South Africa has to offer.

    We cater to your every need weather it is hunting the likes of mountain reedbuck or the majestic kudu our objective is to provide you with top quality trophies hunted in their native habitat in a fair chase manner to preserve the true integrity of the hunt.

  • Recommendations for Rifle Hunting

    We would recommend the following calibers for hunting plains game:
    • Minimum- 7x57 or 308
    • Minimum- 7x57 or 308
    • 30-06
    • Any of the 300 calibers
    • 338
    • 375 H&H

    Plains game animals in Africa are not easy to put down but if you study your shot placement well and hit them in the right spot, they will go down just like anything else.
    Shot distances in the Limpopo range from 60 yards to 200 yards, the thick brush allows us to stalk in closer resulting in a shorter average shooting distances.
    The open plains of the Freestate with less vegetation allows for longer shot generally ranging from 150 yards to 300 yards. Most of the plains game species are smaller in the Freestate as well so one might want to think about using lighter faster calibers for example:
    • 270
    • 223
    • 308

    Remember to buy good quality ammunition, African animals are expensive and when you factor in the cost of a hunt spending a little more on your ammunition might be worthwhile.
    • Barnes X
    • Federal Premium

  • The rifle hunter’s checklist:

    • Rifle
    • Scope
    • Sling
    • Soft gun case, to protect your rifle in the hunting vehicle or charter plane
    • Ammunition
    • Ammunition pouch or belt
    • Pocket knife or Leatherman tool
    • Binoculars
    • Binoculars strap or suspender support system (the latter will make wearing them more comfortable and secure with no swinging or bouncing)
    • Small bag or back pack, for taking personal items on hunt

    Please remember that you will have to fill in some paperwork if you intend on bringing your rifle with you to South Africa all the paperwork can be found on our web site under the heading documentation and consist of:
    • Rifle Importation Procedures
    • SAPS 520 Form
    • Letter of Invitation

    Please use the following links for the documentation pages:
    • Rifle Importation
    • Safari Contract
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