Game currently found on the farm, forming part of our beautiful scenery and
available for photo–shooting (not yet available for hunting) include: Waterbuck,
Black–faced Impala and Giraffe.
Special Requests on Game not mentioned above are welcome, we will find the best
available trophy from the animals habitat.
HUNTING SEASONS AND METHODS
HUNTING SEASON is from 1st February to 30 November.
Our hunting methods are walk–and–stalk for this is the ultimate way of a
hunting experience in the south-eastern Kalahari.
Hunting from a fully equipped hunting vehicle. This method is very popular
especially for the more comfortable hunter.
Shooting from a Hide. This Method is very popular with the more elderly
hunters & Hunters enjoying the peacefulness of nature. This gives the hunter a
good choice between game coming in to drink some water.
You can book your hunt (1x1) meaning 1 hunter accompanied by 1 guide to give you
the best opportunities or (2x1) meaning 2 hunters accompanied by 1 guide.
We now offer Management Hunts. In Order to manage our Game Population to prevent
overgrazing from taking place, we need to shoot some non–trophy game.
This benefits the hunter of heart as he/she gets to shoot the game at non–trophy
hunting prices. Most of the hunting will take place from a fully equipped hunting
vehicle. There are only a limited amount of these type of Hunting Packages
available in the year, so book early to prevent disappointment.
RIFLES & AMMUNITION REQUIREMENTS
Rifle import/export permit application
A minimum caliber in the range of .25 caliber for small to medium size game
& 300 win mag for medium to larger game
Soft rifle bag is recommended for transport between hunting
Wildheim Safari´s is owned and operated by Professional Hunter, Wikkie Steenkamp,
who is also a member of Namibia Professional Hunting Association - NAPHA
We are a member of:
Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA)
Namibia Tourism Board
Safari Club International
* Hunters will have the opportunity to harvest excellent trophies and every effort
will be made to accommodate each hunter's need.
RIFLE IMPORT REQUIREMENTS
Hunters entering Namibia with a rifle(s), must complete a temporary import permit
application form for all rifle(s) and/or ammunition in their possession.
Please e-mail us
for a copy of “The rifle import permit“
NEW REQUIREMENTS FROM 1 JULY 2004 Updated August 2004
Temporary Importation of Firearms into South Africa
Latest Information Received from the South African Police Service
Visitors bringing firearms into South Africa for hunting purposes, will be asked
to fill in a SAP 520 - Temporary Import Application which is available from your
outfitter, or which can be downloaded off the SAPS Website at
or which can be filled out on arrival. We would suggest filling in the form
beforehand to save the processing time at the Police Office.
Instructions for Filling in SAP 520 Form
Black ink must be used to fill in the form.
The form must 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 I - (Must fill in all details requested)
Section J - (remember do not sign until in front of police officer at firearm
Additional Requirements along with the SAP 520 are the following:
1. Identity and Flight Details
Return Airline Ticket
Other Supporting Documentation
Proof of Ownership Firearm licenses, documentary proof, etc. For USA
Citizens, Customs Declaration Form 4457 (officially stamped) is acceptable
Proof of Export Documentary proof of export from the country of origin
Motivation Letter from Client
This is a letter from the client stating that he is temporarily importing the
referred to firearm/s for the purpose of hunting, to include that the firearm/s
are required as he will be hunting (list the species to be hunted), etc.
Invitation Letter from the Hunting Outfitter
This is supporting documentation from the Hunting Outfitter/company with whom the
client will be hunting, to include full name of company, full contact details and
address, dates and location where the client will be hunting and confirming that
the applicant will be using the specific firearms as applied for.
Any Other Supporting Documents
Firearms will be physically inspected to ensure the serial number(s) match those
of the licenses (proof of ownership) and the application form. Ammunition will also
For visitors clearing customs at the Johannesburg International Airport, please
take note of the following procedure to be followed on arrival:
Clear passport control in the Terminal where your flight arrives (generally
SAA and its co-partners at Terminal 2 and all other airlines at Terminal 1).
Proceed to baggage claim at the respective carousel. Pick up general
baggage, then proceed to the respective Airline Help Desk to pick up firearm/s
from the airline company and sign a receipt for the firearm/s. Ask the Airline
Help Desk to direct you to the South African Police Firearm Office. Depending
on the terminal where you arrive, they may need to escort you to the Office.
Proceed to the South African Police Firearm Office (Do not at this point
proceed to customs)
On receipt of the temporary import permit at the SAPS Firearm Office,
proceed to Customs, the Red Zone, where you declare the firearm/s and finish
other custom clearance procedures.
For those visitors clearing customs at any of the other international points of
entry, please take note of the relevant information made above which relates to
documentation requirements, etc.
Please insure sufficient time is allowed to go through the temporary importation
process and to clear customs. During the busy periods of the hunting season up to
seventy clients may be needing permits at the same time. We would therefore
recommend at least five (5) hours be set aside for this procedure and between
Firearm / Ammunition Allowances and Specifications
No more than one firearm per caliber and 100 rounds per firearm will be
permitted. No ammunition for other rifle calibers will be permitted.
An exception to this may apply for shotguns where more than one of the same
caliber may be allowed for bird hunting purposes if the client produces on
arrival at the SAPS Gun Office an acceptable written motivation as to why more
than one is required.
Firearms must bear the manufacturer´s serial number or any other mark by
which the firearm can be identified. The identification number must be stamped
and the mark affixed in the prescribed manner on the barrel or the frame or the
receiver of the firearm.
Handguns will be allowed into the country, but only for hunting purposes.
Any visitor wanting to bring in a handgun in this regard needs to have a letter
from an association in the country of origin, stating the handgun will be used
for hunting purposes.
Prohibited firearms which may NOT be imported into South Africa include:
Any fully automatic weapon
Any semi-automatic weapon
Handgun/s for self–defense
Weapons which fall under military categories
A semi–automatic shotgun for hunting purposes may be allowed if an
application is made at least 21 days before arrival through the Central
Firearms Register with a motivation letter as to why this type of firearm is
Temporary Import Permits:
May only be issued to a foreign visitor for the purpose of hunting
Will be issued subject to the requirements of the Act with regard to
the carrying, storage, safe custody and transport of a firearm and
Subject to the use of the firearm only for the purpose set out in the
Subject to the fact that no person who holds a temporary import permit
is allowed to transfer the firearm to another person in South Africa
without prior written permission having been obtained from the Central
Whenever the holder of a temporary import permit leaves the Republic
of South Africa, the firearm in respect of which the permit is issued must
accompany the holder of the permit
Possession of no more than the quantity of cartridges determined by
the Registrar and specified on the permit for each firearm in respect of
which the temporary import permit applies
A Temporary Import Permit shall not be issued for a period exceeding
six months at a time
Applicant must be 21 or over
Should a firearm not be declared on arrival and a temporary import
permit not issued, you will face severe penalties and possible arrest on
departure from South Africa
Applications for Temporary Import Permits can be made in advance to the
Central Firearm Register. Ask your Hunting Outfitter to assist you in this
Please ensure that your firearm/s arrive on the same flight as you do.
This must be done with the airline company on departure. Your firearm/s may
only be signed for by you and will not be released to your outfitter or
professional hunter should it/they arrive on a separate flight. If the
firearm/s do not arrive with the passenger, the passenger must proceed to his
final destination in South Africa and apply at the closest Police Station for
a Temporary Import Permit. When the Temporary Import Permit has been issued,
the original permit with the keys to the rifle case must be couriered to the
Border Post of entry. A Transport Agent with transport permit must be appointed
by the passenger. This Transport Agent must have a letter from the passenger
instructing him/her to transport the firearm/s to the passenger in person. The
firearm/s will be inspected by the Police at the Port of entry and the
firearm/s and permit will be handed to the transporter to be transported to
Please do not pay for any service regarding the handling of firearms at
Johannesburg International Airport, or any port of entry. The issuing of the
SAP 520 is a free service and the South African Police Service asks clients
not to pay anybody involved in handling firearms from the time of arrival in
South Africa right through until you receive your firearm/s and the permit
from the SAPS. Clients that are paying the various airline staff, security
staff, or porters involved are actually creating a problem. Please note
however there is a handling fee charged by airlines and/or security companies
for the handling of handguns, and some airlines have started charging a
handling fee for all firearms. We suggest checking with your airline with
regard to any “official“ fees that may be required.
There is no permit required, nor any charge by the South African Police
Service for a bow. Handling fees are charged by airline and/or security
companies for bows and handguns.
Please note that NO firearms will be held for safekeeping by the SAPS. If a
client brings in a prohibited firearm, brings in more than what is allowed, or
lacks the necessary documentation and his request for a temporary import
permit is denied, the involved firearms must be exported immediately by the
client or voluntarily surrendered to the State.
In Transit Passengers (Transiting South Africa)
It is critical that you check with and confirm with the airline/s involved before
departure to make sure what their procedure is for the transfer of baggage and/or
If the airline does transfer your baggage/firearms, and you have booked them
through to the final destination, and you stay in the in-transit area and do not
clear South African customs, then you need not go through the temporary import
If your airline company will not transfer your baggage/guns to your connecting
airline/flight, then you must collect your baggage/firearm/s and go through the
entire entry process. If this is the case, the South African limitations,
requirements, etc. will apply.
This also applies if you are overnighting in South Africa before flying on to
your country of destination.
Mr W J Steenkamp |
P O Box 25 |
Cell: + 264-(0)81-276 6426 |
Tel: + 264-(0)63-280 650 |
Fax: + 264-(0)63-280 650