• About us
  • Pricing
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Bowhunting
  • General info
  • Taxidermy
  • Rifle hunting

ABOUT US:

Cayoti Safaris is situated in the North West Province of South Africa. The operation is owned and managed by Franco Joubert who has extensive hunting knowledge of plains game of Southern Africa. Cayoti Safaris mainly concentrates on bow hunting and has about 15000 acres of hunting concessions, making your African hunting experience one to remember.

The facilities that we provide are from the best in the business to give you that real African experience. All the people working for Cayoti Safaris are there to guide and assist you to the best of their abilities. An article in Africa’s Bowhunter magazine of September 2009, March 2010, will give you a good idea what to expect.

The area most of the hunting will take place, is in the Marico Bushveld as it is known. This area was made famous by the legendary Herman Charles Bosman. He was known in this area as a legend, writer and story teller. I suggest you look up some of his stories to familiarize yourself with this unique piece of Africa.

The area is known for its moderate climate and the important factor that it is Malaria free. Rain normally is in summer time, so do not worry about raincoats in winter. The hunting area is located within a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg, and will take you past Pretoria, the National Capital, on the way to your hunting destination, where the arrows can fly!

Here is a map more or less where we will be hunting

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CAYOTI SAFARIS HUNTABLE SPECIES

Baboon

 

Eland

 

Ostrich

 

Springbok Common

 

Blesbuck, Common

 

Gemsbuck

 

Red Hartebeest

 

Springbok White

 

Blesbuck, White

 

Giraffe

 

Reedbuck Common

 

Springbok Black

 

Bushbuck, Limpopo

 

Impala

 

Reedbuck Mountain

 

Steenbuck

 

Bushpig

 

Kudu

 

Sable Antelope

 

Tsessebe

 

Duiker Common

 

Nyala

 

 

Roan

 

Warthog

 

Waterbuck

 

Wildebeest, Black

 

Wildebeest, Blue

 

Zebra

 

Other animals including some of the big five are available, but unfortunately the South African legislation does not allow for bow hunting on these animals. If you are interested in hunting one of these with a rifle contact CAYOTI SAFARIS to assist you

All prices in US dollars
Where possible only trophy animals will be shot otherwise the best will be done to shoot the biggest animals
The Hunter will have the final decision

Daily Tariffs
$ 275 per Hunter – 1 PH for 2 Hunters
$ 350 per Hunter – 1 PH for 1 Hunter
$ 200 per Guest

Daily Tariffs include
Accommodation, Food, Drinks, Hunting Vehicle, Trackers and Services of Professional Hunter

Daily Tariffs exclude
Transport from the airport and back
Extra requests
Dip and Ship
Taxidermy Cost

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF HUNTING WITH CAYOTI SAFARIS
TERMS OF PAYMENT

  • All Prices are quoted and are payable in US Dollars
  • A deposit of 50 % of the safari rate is required to secure a booking
  • In case of cancellation 6 months prior to the Client’s safari, 50 % of the deposit will be paid back. With cancellation less than 6 months prior to the safari, the client’s deposit will be non-refundable unless the client can fill this booking space with another client.
  • A hunter can also postpone his hunt for a later date in the same calendar year, if place is available.
  • All prices and charges are subject to change without notice.
  • All payments must be made only in either cash or bank transfers.
  • Cayoti Safaris also encourage hunters to take out insurance against cancellation, as well as general insurance, as hunting can be a dangerous activity. We try to be reasonable, and if we can resell that hunt\time, we have given back a full deposit in the past.

INCLUDED IN DAILY FEE

  • Service of a licensed professional hunter, skinners, trackers and a fully equipped hunting vehicle for the duration of the safari;
  • Accommodation: all meals and beverages (Alcoholic beverages in reasonable quantities) and;
  • Field preparations of trophies, hunting permits and laundry services.

EXCLUDED IN SAFARI RATES

  • All trophy fees for animals killed or wounded;
  • Extra vehicle if required;
  • All charter and hotel expenses during or after the client’s safari;
  • A company representative for “meet and greet” upon arrival as well as transport from and to the airport: $ 150 per client and observer;
  • Arrival day @ $150 per client and $ 100 per observer (1 day extra);
  • Extra days spent hunting;
  • All taxidermy charges, dip and ship of trophies, telephone calls, personal extras, and excursions to other places as well as traveling before and after safari and;
  • It also excludes all insurance that a hunter might need.

BOWHUNTING

Cayoti Safaris strive to make bow hunting in Africa the best opportunity for you to hunt the animals you came for. Hunting is mostly done from pit blinds, but we also have tree stands. Walk and stalk opportunities are also available. Please ensure that your equipment and hunting skills complies with the requirements for hunting in Africa. Further ensure that you are familiar with the anatomy (vitals) of the animals you intend to hunt. Shots will be taken from 20 – 40 yards.

Q: What type of bow should you bring and what draw weight?

A: Any bow that you are comfortable with and have confidence in!!! Draw weight do not have to be 80 pounds for normal plains game, but get something between 60 -80 pounds that you can draw under any situation. We also welcome recurve and long bow hunters, but be sure that a close shot can not be guaranteed.

Broad heads are a very open discussion, and as long as you are sure it will kill the animal you are welcome to use it. Unfortunately as you know wounded animals must be paid in full, and time lost tracking these animals can make the rest of the hunt unpleasant.

When transporting the bow make sure you have a strong and sturdy bow case that can take some hammering. Airport personal worldwide are renowned for their cargo handling, and one doesn't want to open up the bow case and see damage done the bow.

Traveling with a bow is also much easier than with a rifle. No specials permits are required and the bow must only be declared at customs when leaving the airport terminal.

   

GENERAL INFORMATION

The NORTH WEST and LIMPOPO Provinces are situated in the Northern part of the country, bordering on Botswana and Zimbabwe in the north.

PERSONAL SAFETY
For tourists, South Africa is as safe as any other destination in the world.  If you are in doubt as to the safety of a particular area or attraction speak to your hunting outfitter.

HOW DO I GET THERE?
From the US, we recommend South African Airways they fly direct to Johannesburg International Airport (O R Thambo International), where one of Cayoti Safari personal or agent will pick you up and take you to the hunting area. You will need to plan ahead as flights are quite crowded during hunting season. We highly recommend you use a travel agent experienced in traveling to Africa.

LANGUAGE
Except in very isolated tribal areas, English is universally spoken and understood. Afrikaans is often the language of choice in some of the smaller country towns/villages, but generally they have no problem switching to English when required.

WHAT DO I NEED TO ENTER SOUTH AFRICA?
You and your family members will need a passport that is valid 6 months beyond your departure date.  Make sure you have at least 2 blank pages in each passport for visa stamps, more if you are adding stops to other countries in your itinerary. 

Make a copy of your passport and put it in a bag that is separate from where you keep your passport.  It is much easier to obtain a new passport if you have a copy of your passport.  If you lose your passport, contact the US Embassy.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO HUNTING IN SOUTH AFRICA?
We prefer our guests to come between April and September. This is late fall, winter and early spring for us so our weather is quite nice.  If your schedule doesn't’ work for those dates, we will be happy to accommodate you when your schedule allows.

CLIMATE
Like most of South Africa, the NORTH WEST and LIMPOPO Province experiences summer rainfall with the bulk of the rain falling between October and April. May to September is normally the winter dry season, Daytime temperatures range from 20oC in winter and 30oC in summer, but can reach into the mid 30s in mid summer, but that is not very common. The summer days are hot and the evenings are mild, with the winter days being mild and pleasant, but chilly before and after sunset. Humidity is generally low throughout the year,
although summer can be humid.

FOOD & WATER 
South Africa generally has a hot climate, and everyone should drink water or mineral drinks to suit his or her own needs.  As a rule, tap water in South Africa is safe to drink as it is treated and is free of harmful\micro-organisms.  As for most of the ranches in the South Africa, water is supplied via a borehole and/or pipeline and is purified and safe to drink as is. For those visitors who do wish to have bottled water, this is freely available at the ranches. The standards of hygiene and food preparation at all our ranches are top-notch; it is safe to eat fresh fruit and salads and to put as much ice as you like in your drinks - a good thing, too, after a day in the bush.

INSECTS & REPTILES
Snakes, Mosquitoes and other bugs are basically non existent during the
winter season?

DO I NEED ANY IMMUNIZATIONS BEFORE I COME TO SOUTH AFRICA?
It’s a good idea to consult with your personal physician about traveling to Africa well before you leave. The primary hunting area for Cayoti Safaris is malaria free.  If your hunt takes you to other provinces, we will inform you if a malaria medicine is needed.  You will need to start taking the medicine at least a week before you come.  Again, consult your doctor and pharmacist for instructions.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO FILL A PRESCRIPTION OR SEE A DOCTOR?
Your prescription can be refilled here in South Africa.  It would be best if you bring enough of your medication to last for the entire trip so we don’t take away from important hunting time.  If you’re concerned about running out, have your doctor write a prescription for you and bring it with you. South Africa has excellent medical facilities and medical care. 

WHAT ABOUT SPECIAL INSURANCE COVERAGE?
You may purchase several types of insurance for your safari.  Baggage insurance, firearm insurance, trip cancellation insurance, travel insurance and medical evacuation insurance are all areas to consider to make yourself more financially secure before you leave on your trip.

WHAT CURRENCY IS USED IN SOUTH AFRICA?
The South African Rand is the used in South Africa for all purchases.  You may exchange your currency for Rand at the airport when you arrive or at a bank on the way to the hunting area.  Traveler’s checks and all major currencies can be exchanged at banks and various exchange companies.  Banks are open Monday - Friday 9am-3:30pm and Saturday 8:30am-11am. .  You can check with your bank before you leave and find out if your ATM card will be accepted in South Africa. Most shops, hotels and restaurants accept Visa, Master Card and American Express.  Keep your passport available as you may need picture id when you use a credit card.

HOW DO I PAY FOR THE BALANCE OF MY SAFARI?
We accept cash or travelers checks to pay the balance of the safari. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT A PERSONAL CHECK FOR THE BALANCE DUE ON THE SAFARI.  Please read our Terms of Business details here on the web site.

DO I NEED AN ELECTRICAL CONVERTER OR ADAPTER?
You will need both a converter to plug your items into and an adapter to plug into the outlet.  The converter will change the voltage from 230-240 Volts, 50 HZ to 120Volts.  You can find converters and adapters at any electronics store or department stores.
 
WHAT KIND OF PHONE SERVICE CAN I GET ON MY SAFARI?
You can rent a cell phone at Johannesburg Intl Airport (O R Thambo International) that will work well in the safari area.  Also, if you have a GMS enabled US cell phone, you may make international calls ONLY if you have the international calls feature turned on. In most cases, this requires a visit to your carrier's store or a phone call to their customer service department. Once you have enabled international calling, you will be able to make calls in most areas of the country, depending on your carrier and the agreements they have in place with local carriers to provide service to their clients.

CAN I GET INTERNET ACCESS WHILE I AM ON SAFARI?
We can accommodate you with urgent internet access and you can give the e-mail address of Cayoti Safaris to friends and family.

WHAT IS THE TIME DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE US AND SOUTH AFRICA?
In summer in the US, South Africa is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time.

WHAT KIND OF PERSOANL ITEMS SHOULD I BRING?
Camera and more film than you think you need!
Video Camera, tapes, battery charger and extra battery
Eyeglasses, Contacts, Sunglasses
Binoculars
Flashlight and batteries
220 to 110 voltage converter and adapter plug
Good reading material.  It’s a long plane rides.
Pocket knife or scissors ­ PACK IN CHECKED LUGGAGE
Diary and writing pen
Any medical prescriptions and allergy medicines
Insect Repellent with at least 35% DEET
Band aids and mole skin
Sunscreen
Lip balm with sunscreen
Personal toiletries, shaving or cosmetic kit
Small sewing kit with buttons
Clothing:
Khaki, Olive or Camouflage clothing is convenient
Shorts (or loose fitting long pants) and T-shirts or short sleeve shirts for day time
Warm clothing for night time.
Sunhat
Warm jacket
Light Windbreaker
Sweater
Underwear
Gloves
Fingerless Gloves
Bandanna
Socks
Boots (warn in)

The sun is very intense here even though it may not be summer time.  Make very sure you pack sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen to protect yourself while you are in sunny Africa. The greatest risk of serious sunburn is during the period of 10:00 - 14:00.

TAXIDERMY AND EXPORT:

Cayoti Safaris use reputable companies and your trophies will be taken there after the hunt.

The taxidermists will liaise directly with you, regarding your instructions on your trophies. You can also enquire about taxidermist in your area, that maybe can mount the animals there, whereby you can check on the progress your self.

DIPPING, PACKAGING AND SHIPPING

This cost will be for your own account and payment will be done to the shipping company in South Africa as well as the company or broker in the USA. Most of the time these companies are not the same, but they will communicate with you either by e-mail, fax, or phone, to keep you updated on the where about of the trophies.

TIME LAPS FOR TROPHIES TO REACH YOU

There are a few aspects that must be taken into consideration on this point:

  • The time it will take the South African Parks board to issue an export permit.
  • The time of the correspondence and payment between the taxidermists, shipping company and yourself.
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WHEN YOU COME HUNTING RIFLE AS WELL PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING

What type of guns and how many guns should you bring?

You don’t need to run out and buy a new rifle unless you really want one.Plan on bringing a maximum of 2 sporting rifles into South Africa.  The rifle that you use for hunting any deer species and other large game will work very well here. For Plains game animals we recommend any of the following: 270, 308, 30-06, 300 Magnum, 7MM Magnum.  These calibers are used with success frequently.

Big Game and Thick Skin Animals:
A minimum of .375 is required

How much and what type of ammunition should I bring?
The airlines restrict how much ammunition you can carry by weight.  You are allowed by South African law to bring in 200 rounds.  We don't plan on you shooting that much.  Most hunters bring 40 to 60 rounds of ammunition.  The best bullets we have seen are Premium type ammunition loaded with Barnes X, Swift A Frame or Nosler Partition bullets.  We recommend you shot a 150-180 grain bullet, whichever your rifle shoots most accurately.

What type of shooting practice should I do to get ready for my safari?
Make sure your rifle is shooting consistently and accurately with the ammunition you choose.  If it’s not, get different ammunition.  The number one rule for practicing after that is: GET OFF THE BENCH!  Go to your deer lease or find a rifle range that will allow you to practice OFF THE BENCH. Shoot from the sitting and kneeling positions.  Shoot off a tree limb or a tree trunk.  Get a good pair of shooting sticks and shoot from those.  The biggest challenge is getting your scope on the target and getting the shot
off quickly.  Many trophies have gotten away because a hunter waits more than 2 to 3 seconds getting everything perfect before they shoot.  These trophies don’t get big and old by standing around looking at you aim at them.  The best way to help yourself is make sure your rifle fits well; your rifle is shooting accurately and learn to shoot very quickly after the cross hairs are in place.

Do I need to do anything special for shipping my gun?
Please enquire at a US Customs office what is required and fill in the necessary forms before you go on your trip.  The US Customs Service has offices at any large international airport.  Check your government pages in the phone book to find the phone number for your local Customs office.  DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DAY OF YOUR DEPARTURE TO GET THIS FORM AT THE AIRPORT.  GET IT AHEAD OF TIME!


How do I get my gun there?
You can contact PHASA to assist you in this process. Your gun should be packed in a crash resistant plastic or metal case that locks. Call your airline about details of packing guns and bullets. 

Is it difficult to get my gun into South Africa?
No, it just takes a bit of time.  Upon arrival, after passing through passport control, you will pick up your checked baggage.  Proceed to your airline’s help desk in the luggage area and tell them you have a firearm as checked baggage.  They should assist you in retrieving your rifle.  You must then head to the South African Police Service firearm control office and register your firearm with the SAPS using SAPS Form 520.  This is a bit time consuming because it is a long form.  Once you complete the Form 520 to
their satisfaction, they will issue you a temporary import permit.  Make sure you don’t lose this permit.  Remember, if you bring a firearm in, you must take it back out with you.  It is illegal to leave your firearm in South Africa.  If you book your hunt with us, we will provide you with more details on what is required.

Click here to download SAPS Form 520 (Import permit)

Click here to go to the PHASA web site

How long will the shots be?
Most of your shots will be 200 yards or less.  It doesn't always work that
way, and longer shots are taken, but typically, 200 yards or less is the
normal shot.  It’s best if you know where your bullet will strike at 50,
100, 150 and 200 yards.  We work very hard to keep all shots to 100 yards or
less as we don’t want to spend your valuable hunting time chasing a wounded
animal through the bush.  The most important part of shooting here is many
of the shots come quickly so it’s important to be able to put your face on
your rifle, look down the scope and acquire the target and shoot accurately
within 3 to 5 seconds.  The trophy animals here haven’t survived by standing
around watching intruders in their world.  They survive by fleeing and will
not stand and look at you all day.

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