Any firearm in the 7mm to 300 range is recommended for antelope / plains game.
If you’re hunting one of the Big 5, hunting laws in South Africa requires a minimum calibre of .375 H&H.
Hiring of a range of firearms from Zeekoepan to suit every hunt, is possible. Ammunition @ cost price.
If you’ll be using your own rifles, you will need to receive a letter of invitation from Zeekoepan to indicate that you’ll be traveling with your hunting gear. Once your hunt is confirmed, please apply for such a letter from Zeekoepan Safaris. If the instructions in this letter are followed closely, you will be allowed to travel without complications.
It is not difficult to bring the rifles into South Africa if your paperwork is in order.
Step 1: You just need to go to your local police station or to an International Airport close to you, in order to get your rifles verified by your own country’s officials.
Step 2: Contact us at email@example.com and ask for the “LETTER OF INVITATION” for the hunt. Full instructions of where to obtain the South African Police’s temporary import permit forms on the internet, is in the letter. Fill out the forms according to instructions. Have the unsigned document with you when you arrive in South Africa with your firearm. This needs to be handed to the Police at Fire Arms Control at the airport, together with the “Letter of Invitation”.
Step 3: Arriving in Richards Bay needs an external security person to clear the firearms. A set fee, published on the internet, is payable in both ways.
Please email Mr Peet Fourie at firstname.lastname@example.org with your information. His cell phone is +27 73 981 8601 before 12 noon (USA time).
Step 4: Please remind us on email@example.com about your rifles about 3 days before arrival in Johannesburg or the last day before you leave home on your international flight.
Hunters who prefer to use bows when hunting on Zeekoepan, will not be disappointed.
Although Zeekoepan is not exclusively for bow hunting, we do allow this discipline from hides (blinds) which overlook areas with a high concentration of animals.
Zeekoepan Safaris operates on privately owned hunting land and is strictly managed by the outfitters who owns most parts of hunting grounds. This well-managed operation results in excellent trophies.
Situated in the sub-tropical Northern Kwa Zulu-Natal, South Africa, the home terrain ranges from lush river vegetation to bush lands, to well spread out water sources and micro-habitats for many species in all-natural conditions.
Our open season for wing hunting operates from 1st May – 31st July. There are a variety of bird species here including ducks, geese, pigeons, pheasant, francolin, and guinea fowl. Doves can be hunted all year round but the ideal time for them is April and May when crops are ready to be harvested. Four bird hunters are the ideal group size.