Blaauwkrantz Safaris
Blaauwkrantz Safaris

Rifle Information

The most popular rifle calibers being: .270, .308. 7mm, .30-06, .300 win. Mags and wetherby's .338 and .375. Rifles can be hired from Blaauwkrantz at a nominal rate. If you will be hiring, practice shooting with a friend's rifle to get the feel of handling and shooting an unfamiliar rifle.

Carriage of ammunition: We strongly recommend that ammunition be packed in a lockable case which can be checked in with your firearm to avoid possible delays during checked baggage screening on your flight. Ammo is not to be packed inside the gun case. 

Only South African Airways 3 digit flights i.e. SA405 transport firearms from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth.

If you will be bringing your own rifle, download the SAP 520 temporary rifle import permit and the trophy requirements document here.

Please note to accompany your SAP520 form, you require:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your itinerary
  • Proof of ownership of your rifle; form 4457 from your local customs office
  • Proof of export (obtained at the airport upon departure of US)
  • Letter of invitation from us, your hunting outfitter

If clients would like assistance through customs, we recommend using one of the following:

  1. Air 2000, website http://www.hunterssupport.com/
  2. Rifle Permits, website www.riflepermits.com
  3. PHASA, website, http://www.professionalhunters.co.za/

Firearm importation procedures:
Updated August 2004

Requirements from 1 July 2004

Temporary Importation of Firearms into South Africa

Visitors bringing firearms into South Africa for hunting purposes, will be asked to fill in a SAP 520 - Temporary Import Application which is available from your outfitter, or which can be downloaded off the SAPS Website at http://www.saps.gov.za/crime_prevention/firearms/import_info.htm, or which can be filled out on arrival. We would suggest filling in the form beforehand to save the processing time at the Police Office.