Planning

Visa & Passport Regulations

Most nationals do not require a visa for entry into South Africa for tourism purposes. However, there are special requirements such as your passport or travel document to be valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of your intended visit and your passport must have at least 2 unused pages for entry / departure endorsements.

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Travel Regulations for Under 18s

New requirements, introduced by the South African Department of Home Affairs from 1 June 2015, specify that all minors (children under 18 years) are required to produce, in addition to their passport, an Unabridged Birth Certificate, which shows the details of both parents for all international travel to and from South Africa.

If a minor is traveling with 1 parent or without parents, additional documents are required. Please notify Heritage Safaris if this is the case.

You may visit www.home-affairs.gov.za for the latest regulations / information and to check if you are a visa exempt national. It is always recommended to contact the Embassy of South Africa in your country prior to travel.

Firearm Importing

Most nationals do not require a visa for entry into South Africa for tourism purposes. However, there are special requirements such as your passport or travel document to be valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of your intended visit and your passport must have at least 2 unused pages for entry / departure endorsements.

Firearm import permits are a very standard procedure in South Africa if one knows what they are doing. We have been organizing permits for our clients for the past 10 years. We will assist and guide our clients all the way.

Firearms hire
We have a wide range of firearms for hire. Although importing your firearm to South Africa is a simple and easy process some prefer to not travel with them especially if traveling elsewhere before or after their hunt. Our range of rifles expands from middle calibers from 270 up to big calibers up to 500.

We also have a range of shotguns available in Caliber 12, side by side & over under.

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Taxidermy & Export of Trophies

We work with a very reliable and reputable taxidermist in South Africa, which has been in business for over 20 years. Whether it’s complete taxidermy work, dip and pack or just organization for export of your trophies we can highly recommend this company. However, every client is completely free to use whomever they desire. This is just a recommendation. Please ask us for details if interested.

Health & Safety

No immunization or medication is required prior to travel to South Africa. We are based in a Malaria free zone. However, in advance of any international travel we suggest that you consult with your doctor to determine if there are any precautions you should take in advance of departure.

We are always equipped with medical products to tend to injuries or illness. In case of emergency very modern and high standard hospitals are located within a short drive from us. If the situation is severe we can also organize a helicopter transfer promptly.

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Currency

The currency in South Africa is South African rand. This is the only currency accepted by most institutions. However, USD and Euro is also widely accepted in South Africa by outfitters.

Gratuities

At the conclusion of the safari gratuities for staff can be left with the PH in charge. Please ask for our Gratuities Advisory Sheet for guidance.

Material gifts such as knives, optics, watches, outerwear, equipment of various kinds, etc are not preferred over monetary gratuities. The recipient would be more appreciative of the client, if the client would bestow cash as a gratuity. Staff that have been employed in the industry for any reasonable period of time already poses items of this nature.

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