Travel Information

important travel info that you will need to know

How to get here:

From your country of origin, you can either land at Cape Town International airport or at Johannesburg International airport (O R Tambo Airport). On arrival you will be required to clear customs and go to the South African Police Services to deal with your import permits for your firearms. (Please refer to section dealing with importing your rifle). Once customs is cleared you will make your way to the domestic terminal where you will catch a short 1 hour flight to either Port Elizabeth airport or East London airport. Upon arrival you will be met by a member of the Hotfire Safaris team. After a scenic hour and a half drive you will arrive at the base for your safari, Hotfire Ranch.
No inoculation or Malaria medicine is required to hunt or visit the Eastern Cape.


Travel documents needed are: Valid Passport, entry visa, US customs form registering your weapon in the US or Proof of Ownership for your rifle, SAP 520 supplied by outfitter for temporary import of firearm, motivation letter, Invitation letter from the outfitter. These travel documents will be issued to you on confirmation of a booking.
Customs clearance will be at your port of entry to SA. You will be issued with a temporary import/export permit for you firearm at this point. No permit is required for a bow. Most clients bring their own firearms, though these can be hired from Hotfire Hunting & Fishing Safaris.


While all possible precautions are taken to protect you against accident, sickness or other loss, no liability can be accepted in this regard. You are required to arrange your own personal, travel, all- risks hunting and medical insurance.


The Professional hunter who will accompany you on your hunt carries a first aid kit. More sophisticated medical facilities are available at the nearest towns.
Don't forget to see the regulations for importing rifles

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