Symbol Safaris was established by Will van Niekerk . After graduating in field experience with numerous top outfitters, the decision was made to create a facility offering a unique hunting experience. We truely believe in exclusivity rather than commercialism, thus we only admit one hunting party at a time, making sure we give you the personal attention you deserve. We cater to everyone's needs, whether it's out in the veld, or around the camp fire, or even just chatting at the bar.
Your hunt is exclusive and tailor-made to your personal requirements. Unless otherwise requested, you will hunt in the malaria free game rich area of the Eastern Cape in South Africa.
The East Cape offers the most diverse hunting terrain in all of South Africa, ranging from semi desert areas in the Karoo to the dense forestry along the coastline of the Indian Ocean. It enables us at Symbol Safaris to provide you with the best possible opportunity of an animal of trophy quality.
We offer 34 different huntable species of game, specializing in the art of hunting plains game. Other rare species including the big 5 are available on request.
We have furthered opportunities to our clients by securing thousands of acres of hunting rights throughout the country. Our reputation amongst land owners has enabled us to secure the best areas in South Africa.
For the ultimate sportsman, we tailor make your hunt to incorporate deep sea angling, game fishing and rock and surf angling.
As you are familiar with your own rifles back home, we advise you to bring them along.
Any calibre .222 to .270 is adequate for smaller game, but .270 and bigger is advisable for larger antelope species. For all dangerous animal hunts the minimum legal requirement is a 375 or larger calibre. A shotgun is recommended for occasional bird hunting. It is important to note that only one firearm of a specific calibre will be allowed per person. Only persons over the age of 21 are allowed to bring firearms into the country. Such persons under 21 must be accompanied by an elder. It is imperative that you register your firearm at your port of departure before entering the Republic of South Africa. All necessary forms and procedures will be forwarded to you well in advance, prior to departure.
It is advisable that all firearms be transported in a hardcase. Soft cases will be provided by your professional hunter. Ammunition is to be transported in a seperate container (enquire at travel agent as to airline regulations). About 80 rounds of rifle ammunition is sufficient for regular safaris.
We hunt throughout the year but the recommended period is from the beginning of March to the end of October as this is the coolest months of the year with the best weather.
- Services of a licensed professional hunter and camp staff
- Transportation by road between the nearest commercial airport (Port Elizabeth) and the Safari Lodge.
- Accommodation during Safari, food and beverages and an open bar.
- Daily laundry service
- Skinning and field preparation of trophies
- Local hunting licence and export permits
- All gratuities
- Preparation, taxidermy fees, packaging, export documentation and export costs of trophies
- Value added tax of 14% as determined by South African Revenue Services
- Trophies not included in packages
- Accommodation prior to and after the Safari
- Any excursions besides hunting activities