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Fire Arm Requirements

FIREARMS WILL BE CHARGED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES PER SECTOR.

Within South Africa   -   US $  30

Within Africa               -   US $  60

International                -   US $  100

 

SHOOTING & HUNTING

Firearms & Ammunition – subject to correct transportation / safety procedure being followed

 

FLIGHTS WITHIN SOUTH AFRICA

  • Firearms may not travel as checked baggage but must be checked-in at the Firearm Desk.
  • Ammunition must be packed separately from firearms in an appropriate, secure and lockable case and although it is possible for it to travel as part of your checked baggage allowance
  • We strongly recommend that ammunition be checked-in as a separate piece of baggage or checked-in at the Firearm desk.
  • All firearms and ammunition must be declared at the time of check-in.
  • Firearms and ammunition in your checked baggage will result in your baggage being rejected.
  • Our check-in staff will issue the relevant baggage tags then direct you to the Firearm Desk for inspection and processing of firearms and ammunition for secure handling to the aircraft.

 The Firearm Desk requirements : 

  • The owner of the firearm will be required to produce a valid license or temporary import permit for the firearm(s) and ammunition.
  • The owner will be required to make and declare the firearm(s) safe for carriage.
  • Security staff will request the owner to open his/her checked baggage to verify that ammunition is securely packed and that the total weight of ammunition per license holder does not exceed 5kg in weight.
  • The owner will be required to complete a firearm register for handover to security staff, who will ensure the secure loading of such items.
  • The staff at the Firearm Desk will send a message to the receiving airport, advising them of details and loading positions of firearms.
  • Checked baggage containing ammunition will be affixed with a special tag, indicating that the bag has been inspected, to avoid delays or confiscation of the baggage at further security controls.
  • Rifles must be processed via the Firearm desk and may form part of your free baggage allowance. Excess baggage charges will be applied if necessary.

Ammunition

A maximum of 5kg of securely packed ammunition per traveler is permitted for carriage as a separate piece of baggage and will be accepted free of charge due to regulations and the correct transportation / safety procedure being followed.

Screening authorities may delay baggage containing ammunition, if it is not declared at check-in and marked with an appropriate tag indicating it has already been inspected.

 

On Arrival

  • Upon arrival customers can proceed to the Firearm Desk to collect firearms.
  • Checked baggage containing ammunition may be collected at the normal baggage carousel.
  • Ammunition handed in separately may be collected at the Firearm Desk.

 

FLIGHTS OUTSIDE SOUTH AFRICA

  • It is the responsibility of each traveler to comply with local laws on the carriage of weapons in every destination they travel to.
  • It is up to each individual customer to be fully aware of legislation covering firearms and ammunition.
  • Passengers with any onward connections within South Africa or transiting through South Africa must note the provisions for flights within South Africa, despite allowances abroad to prevent baggage from being delayed or rejected for travel.

Departures

  • Travelers should not pack any firearms within checked baggage. Firearms must be packed in suitable lockable firearm cases or bags.
  • Always declare your firearm and request a firearm identification tag to be placed on your firearm case or bag, as this will assist in the correct loading and delivery handling on SAA flights arriving in South Africa.
  • Where travelers originate their journey on South African Airways, we request that you declare the firearms and any checked baggage containing ammunition to our check-in staff for appropriate handling and labeling.

Ammunition

  • Ammunition may be carried within checked baggage, provided that it is securely packed in a lockable or secure container, and that the total weight does not exceed 5kg of ammunition per traveler carrying a firearm. (In general, most airlines allow the carriage of ammunition in terms of the dictum's of ICAO Dangerous Goods Standards and associated airline processes followed in terms of IATA requirements/guidance).
  • Please do not pack ammunition loosely in checked baggage.

 Arriving in South Africa

  • All declared or identified firearms may be collected from the Firearm Desk just after immigration.
  • Firearms not declared at departure, or not identified by an appropriate label will be delivered to the normal baggage carousel for collection.
  • After collection of checked baggage containing ammunition, you are required to proceed to the SA Police Firearm Office, where all necessary import permits and other documentation will be finalized.  

 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE …

  • Customers with onward domestic flights must clear firearms and ammunition at the SA Police Firearm Office before proceeding through customs.   They will then be required to follow the process as described for domestic flights for onward and return journeys.
  • Customers with onward international flights may have their firearms and ammunition checked through to the final destination.   Do note however that such firearms and ammunition may be blocked by airport baggage screening staff for inspection, which will require the airline to page the traveler to proceed to a baggage reconciliation area, where you will be required to open any bags containing ammunition for inspection.
  • We urge customers to declare baggage containing ammunition to the SAA handling agents at the point where you originally join SAA flights to avoid delays during the transfer process.
  • Travelers with onward international flights who have not checked firearms and ammunition through to their final destination will be required to visit the SA Police Firearm Office, before proceeding to international check-in.

 

General information and assistance

  • Strict legislation on the carriage or importation of hand-held firearms exist in almost all countries and heavy fines could be imposed on the traveler and the airline should such items arrive without the necessary documentation (e.g. import permits and licenses.)
  • It is the responsibility of the traveler to consult the local consulate of the destination country (including transit and stopovers where applicable) to establish and comply with all entry requirements.
  • Visitors require a Temporary Import Permit.
  • Temporary Import Permits will only be issued for foreign hunters and participants in an organizedsport shooting event.
  • Temporary Import Permits can be obtained on arrival at the SA Police Firearm Office situated after immigration.

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Passport
  • Return airline ticket
  • Firearm license (or proof of ownership) from country of residence
  • Invitation letter from Outfitter or Sport shooting event organizer (on official letterhead)
  • Letter from owner of the firearm stating the reasons why the firearm is needed in South Africa
  • Address where traveler will stay
  • Export permit from country of residence

 

RESTRICTIONS

  • No automatic, semi-automatic firearms or military weapons are allowed
  • Only 1 firearm per caliber allowed
  • Under South African Firearms and Ammunition laws a maximum of only 200 rounds of ammunition will be allowed per firearm caliber
  • No handguns may be imported without the necessary permits, and they need to be obtained before arrival
  • A Person must be 21 years or older to enable them to import a firearm to South Africa

 

 

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Before the Hunt

10 EASY STEPS TO PREPARE YOUR HUNT

1. DATE

  • When decided on a date, please contact us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to confirm availability. 
  • It is very important to note whether it will be a Rifle or Bow hunt  This will determane the season when the hunt can take place.

2. PASSPORTS

  • Insure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your expected return date.  
  • Please insure that your passport(s) is valid. NB! - YOUR PASSPORT MUST HAVE AT LEAST 2 BLANK PAGES FOR YOUR VISA STAMPS.  It is required that you to have a front and back page blank that is titled Visa.
  • For your own safety, please make a copy of your passport and keep it separately from your passport.

3. To book your flights you can make use of our travel agency - XYZ, Tel no. 123 234 1234 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

4. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Submit your online forms and other required documents such as :

  • Indemnity Form
  • Invetation Letter
  • FireArm permits - Importation permits.  You will need to go to a US Customs Office to receive a CUSTOMS FORM 4457 export permit, to be completed by the hunter BEFORE going on the trip - NOT on the day of departure. Customs Service has offices at any large international airport.

5.  Traveling Requirements for Children under 18

6. RETURN FLIGHT TICKETS to your country of origin, or a copy of your itinerary

7. RIFLES

  • The .30 calibre range is recommended to cover a wide range of game Hunting.
  • The .375 is recommended for the Great 7, which is also a great all-round hunting rifle if you don't want to carry more than one rifle on safari.
  • The .270 to a 30.06 should be good for large antelope.
  • The .222 to a .243 are recommended for small antelope.
  • Please bring between 40 - 60 rounds of ammunition per rifle.
  • Ensure that your gun is packed in a crash resistant plastic or metal case that locks. To ensure 100% compliance, confirm with your airline for their policies on guns and ammunition.
  • By law a maximum of 2 rifles are allowed per person (not 2 of the same caliber).
  • Pistols and revolvers must be specified for hunting.
  • A maximum of 200 rounds are allowed into South-Africa, although airlines restrict how much you may carry by weight.
  • Most .30 caliber bullets are easily available in SA.

8. We highly recommend that you make use of a customs representative to ensure that all the paperwork is sorted out before arrival.

9. A Unico Safaris representative will meet you at O.R. Thambo airport upon arrival, to guide you through the Rifle registering proccess and take you to the Camp - a 3 1/2 hour non- stop trip

10. Hunting Permits

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Packing List

1. APPLIANCES & GADGETS

South African electricity current is 220/240 V AC.

Most USA equipment requires a 110 V AC current.

We therefore recommend the following solutions to prevent disappointment:

  • If your equipment (camera, hairdryer, laptop, etc.) requires 110 V only, you must bring along your own step-down Power convertor (220 to 110 V).   It should be available from your local electricity store. 
  • If your equipment is capable to handle both currents (110 and 220 V), then you don`t need to be concerned.  We do have the necessary addaptors available in camp, to make your item compliant to our wall plugs.

       The electrical current information, appears on the backside of all Electrical equipment, Phone and Notebook chargers.

2. CLOTHING

3.  EQUIPMENT

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Precautions

MEDICATION

  • It is recommend that you take out travel and medical insurance prior to your departure.
  • If you are using medication, remember to bring enough for your entire stay.
  • Please inform us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  of your medical condition, such as allergies, disabilities, and/or physical limitations.  
  • The Unico Safaris main camp is Malaria free.
  • Extended trips - like to the Kruger National Park or Mozambique would require Malaria vaccine.
  • More info regarding any health issues could be found @  https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/south-africa
  • A first class Medical Clinic and Hospital is available within 20 minutes drive from the camp.
  • We do have bottled water in camp at all times.  However, the local (borehole) water is also safe to drink.

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