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Package price

$3,080 for 6 days,
1 hunter

About this hunt

The package includes: 6 Nights accommodation Springbuck Gemsbuck or Wildebeest or Red Hartebeest Warthog or Steenbuck Available dates – Jan 19 – April 19 & Sept. 19 – Dec 19. Please inquire. SPECIAL PACKAGES TERMS & CONDITIONS: → Limited Availability. → Limited to specific months and dates. → Limited to specific areas. There will be no refunds on nights and/or species not taken on any package hunt – there will be no swopping of any species, or changing of any package hunts what so ever.

Guided (Regular trip)
Management hunt Rifle hunting Stalking Bow hunting

Trip available on 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019

Where you will hunt

Territory

The Northern Cape Province of South-Africa – it is here in the heart of South-Africa that the true spirit of Africa soars above magnificent landscapes and where each day begins and ends with majestic solar displays! We OWN 4 different hunting areas in the Northern Cape. Each area has its own unique qualities and together they cover more than 246 000 acres of unsurpassed beauty. The vast Northern Cape is by far the largest Province of South-Africa, yet it is the province with the smallest population. It is a REAL HUNTER’S PARADISE! Our hunting lodges are rated as some of the very best in the country, and our highly trained staff will cater to your every need! We also offer free range hunting.


Fence type: Fenced

Territory size: 246 000 acres

Languages spoken by staff: English

Operating since: 1982 year


Where you will stay

Hunting Lodge / Elite

Experience the beauty of breathtaking red Kalahari Sand Dunes, mixed with Nama Karoo and Karoo Mountain Vegetation! The feeling of endless space around you is soothing to any soul. The Luxurious Thuru Lodge is situated approximately 100 km South East of the town of Upington. Daily flights from Johannesburg to Upington.

Facilities: Wi-Fi TV Bathroom In-suite shower Fridge Laundry Electricity

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How to get there

Navigation guidelines

Fly into Johannesburg airport. You must then book a flight from Johannesburg to Upington airport or Kimberley airport or Sishen airport. We will help you choose which one. It depends on where your safari will take place. We will be there to meet you at the final airport.

Nearest airport: Upington local airports

Distance from airport: 1 Hour

Transfer from airport: Yes

Transfer from railway: No

Other information

Gun rental: Yes

Vaccination required: No

Additional services

Taxidermy services

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Rescue travel insurance

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Terms

Price Includes

  • Transport on territory
  • Guiding by PH
  • Field trophy preparation
  • Trophies
  • Hunting license
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Laundry
  • Snacks
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Services of a licensed professional hunter, trained skinner, tracker & camp staff.
  • 4x4 Hunting vehicle.
  • Accommodation within the hunting area during your safari with us.
  • All meals and beverages as well as daily laundry service.
  • Field preparation of trophies (skinning, salting and drying).
  • Transport of raw trophies to African San Taxidermy.
  • 15% Government value added tax

Terms of Payment

  • Deposit: 50% based on trip price
  • Deposit deadline: 5 days after booking
  • Final payment: onsite

Cancellation

  • There will be no refunds on nights and/or species not taken on any package hunt – there will be no swopping of any species, or changing of any package hunts what so ever.
  • Please take out own cancellation insurance.

Price DOES NOT include

  • Transfer from and to nearest airport - $300
  • Any extras or upgrades as per pricelist.
  • Hotel accommodation before and after the safari.
  • Packing, dipping and shipping of trophies to final destination
  • Commercial and air chartered flights between hunting areas.
  • Medical & travel expenses - please have own travel and medical insurance.
  • Gratuities to staff.
  • Rifle Hiring

Wounding

  • Full trophy fee is also to be paid if game is wounded and not recovered. No re-funds on game not taken which are listed in the package.

Price Includes

  • Transport on territory
  • Guiding by PH
  • Field trophy preparation
  • Trophies
  • Hunting license
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Laundry
  • Snacks
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Services of a licensed professional hunter, trained skinner, tracker & camp staff.
  • 4x4 Hunting vehicle.
  • Accommodation within the hunting area during your safari with us.
  • All meals and beverages as well as daily laundry service.
  • Field preparation of trophies (skinning, salting and drying).
  • Transport of raw trophies to African San Taxidermy.
  • 15% Government value added tax

Price DOES NOT include

  • Transfer from and to nearest airport - $300
  • Any extras or upgrades as per pricelist.
  • Hotel accommodation before and after the safari.
  • Packing, dipping and shipping of trophies to final destination
  • Commercial and air chartered flights between hunting areas.
  • Medical & travel expenses - please have own travel and medical insurance.
  • Gratuities to staff.
  • Rifle Hiring

Terms of Payment

  • Deposit: 50% based on trip price
  • Deposit deadline: 5 days after booking
  • Final payment: onsite

Cancellation

  • There will be no refunds on nights and/or species not taken on any package hunt – there will be no swopping of any species, or changing of any package hunts what so ever.
  • Please take out own cancellation insurance.

Wounding

  • Full trophy fee is also to be paid if game is wounded and not recovered. No re-funds on game not taken which are listed in the package.

Reviews (25)

United States 9.7 of 10
Verified review This review comes from a verified BookYourHunt purchase

Honest, Reliable, Excellent

I have hunted with Wintershoek Safaris several times a a few of their different lodges. I have also taken my family including small children. Wintershoek loves kids and relish including them in the hunt and making it a special and memorable experience. Every one of their properties is magnificent both in lodging and game quality. You will come the first time as a client and leave as family. Truly a special outfit.

That I'm not down there right now. 😊

Reliable High quality
United States 10.0 of 10

Genuine, Great Outfit and Safaris

I have hunted with Wintershoek numerous times at a few of their different lodges and taken my family several times including small children. They are great with families and kids and provide a great experience and atmosphere. Every Lodge and area is first class and game and hunting top notch.

There is nothing to " not like" about Wintershoek and their areas and staff except you'll owe your taxidermist a lot of money. 😊

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United States 10.0 of 10

You will return again and again....!

High quality personal service from the time they meet you at the airport until they drop you off on your return. Accommodations were well above what I had expected on my first trip. High density of quality game on their properties. Quality of food and service is excellent. I have taken more than 20 people with me back to Africa and introduced them to Wintershoek. Their standard comment is "Wintershoek has exceeded all my expectations" Very experienced and professional PH's. And they take care of you from the time you get up until you go to bed. Even fix your favorite drinks. They have multiple properties that allows the hunter to return and experience quite different African terrain. Superior service to any guide service I have used in the United States.

I can't think of anything. I am returning this year for my 8th hunt with them.

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United States 10.0 of 10

Excellent hunt

Plentiful game, excellent trophies, fantastic food, quality guide

Nothing. Everything was terrific!

High quality
United States 10.0 of 10

Don't wait

I had the wonderful experience of an eight day plains game with Johnny Vivier of Wintershoek Safari .I have hunted for sixty years, with and without guides, across North America. My time with Johnny was not only the best hunt I have ever had but truly a life altering event. I harvested a number of excellent trophies but more importantly developed admiration for and a friendship with a dedicated professional who worked continually for my success.I had waited forty years for an African hunt due to the demands of my profession as a neurosurgeon . In retrospect , I wish I had done this 30 or 40 years ago. It was the best hunting experience of my life and at 76 years of age I am returning to hunt with Johnny. I had developed a visual disability which Johnny made insignificant with his excellent guiding and advise.Anyone who has the opportunity to hunt with Jonny Vivier is truly a very lucky person.Johnny's recognition by the Safari Club as 2019 international hunter of the year reflects his recognized ability. Johnny's sense of humor, vast hunting experience and story telling ability make the time past too quickly. My wife and I stayed at Wintershoek's Thuru camp. The skinners and my tracker were fantastic. The camp staff was outstanding, kind and helpful. The accommodations and meals were first class. My wife absolutely enjoyed the time and is looking forward to our return visit .

My only negative is that I wish I had had more time

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Austria 9.7 of 10
Verified review This review comes from a verified BookYourHunt purchase

Very friendly and professional people

Hospitality and the attitude. A huge property and very nice lodges. Wiaan met us in the airport of Kimbrely and found a great solution with transportation. We visited three different lodges in a very short time.

Nothing to complain

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United States 10.0 of 10

Wintershoek safari May 2018 Kareekloof lodge

Everything was first class, good hunting, the people at the lodge were professionals, the rooms were luxurious and the food was delicious! The trophy quality was excellent and seeing all the rhinos was a once in a lifetime experience.

Not much to dislike, I would liked to have spent more time, but that's on me.

High quality
United States 10.0 of 10

My hunt was a huge success. My wife went with me and believe me she isn’t an Outdoors Women. She was treated like family and every effort was made with her comfort and her experience top of mind.

Lodging, food, guides, Quailty of animals taken, and prep of trophies was as good as It gets.

I loved it all. In fact I went back and it was my number 1 preferred location.

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United States 10.0 of 10

A niece on her first hunt in South Africa with her uncle

From the very beginning to the good-byes at the airport, top notch outfit that go beyond expectations.

Having to leave. And this site misspelling my name.

Reliable High quality
United States 10.0 of 10

Exceeding Every Expectation!

From arrival to departure Wintershoek Safaris handles everything. Every need is handled. We have hunted with Wintershoek three different times and hunted on three of their properties and each one out does the other. From the quality of animals to the accommodations they are top quality.

Not one single negative comment.

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United States 10.0 of 10

Quite simply, the BEST!

Great areas, PHs, food, vehicles. The entire experience could not have been better.

Nothing.

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United States 10.0 of 10

Exceeded my expectations from start to finish!

This is a top notch outfitter. From the accommodations to the food and service, and from the guides to the availability of game, every aspect of our hunt was outstanding! After the hunt we felt like we were a part of their family. These great memories will truly last a lifetime!

The only thing I didn't like was having to leave! I would love to go back again some day!

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United States 10.0 of 10

Plains game and dangerous game with Johnny Vivier

PH Johnny Vivier’s bushcraft, experience; judgment, and ethics, making each hunt into an unforgettable lifetime experience

After many safaris, nothing comes to mind

High quality
United States 10.0 of 10

6 th trip to Africa, by far the best ever!!!

Attention to detail and our personal needs was spot on!

That we couldn’t stay longer!

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United States 10.0 of 10

Extremely sastisfied bucket list experience!

This was the second time my wife and I hunted with Wintershoek, and we've harvested several trophy quality animals with them. PH's, staff and facilities are all top notch. I would have no reservations recommending this operation!

The time goes by to fast :}

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United States 10.0 of 10

Arrive as a client, depart as family.

With every hunt, you never know what can happen. It is always an adventure. Fantastic game, excellent food, attention to detail, your safety is paramount and incredible staff are just a few words to describe Wintershoeck.

That my hunt came to end.

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United States 9.3 of 10

Winter shoes hunt

I took my daughter and son in law, great experience and people

Weather- it snowed it was Johnny’s fault

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United States 10.0 of 10

great hunting and experience. Outfitters were available for every request and professional hunters knew the game animals we pursued. Totally satisfied.

the total experience

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United States 10.0 of 10

Excellent hunting experience

WE liked the entire experience with this outfitter

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United States 10.0 of 10

Wintershoek Safaris

-the lodging, staff, and equipment for excellent. - food and beverages were excellent especially the wine - tremendous variety, and numbers of game. - excellent trophy opportunities - very large property -the PH was not only a great hunter, but also very knowledgable on flora and fauna.

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United States 10.0 of 10

Best guide & accommodations

As a woman hunter they treated me with respect & trusted my abilities. The food was excellent besides the accommodations.

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Mexico 10.0 of 10

One of the best organizations

Everything

High quality
United States 9.7 of 10

Excellent hunting experience

We had 10 family members with us including one with Cerebral Palsy and the entire crew at Wintershoek couldn’t have done a better job! Not only did we have a fantastic hunt but they also offer video options so you’ll never forget your experience! These guys are the real deal!

Reliable High quality Good value for money
United States 10.0 of 10

Great guides and game at a fabulous lodge

professionalism of entire operation

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United States 10.0 of 10

My son and I have hunted with Wintershoek Safaris twice and have already booked our third hunt. Their Professional Hunters are the best in the business. Safari Club International named Johnny Vivier International Professional Hunter of the Year at their 2019 Convention and Yvan Nieuwoudt was named South Africa's Professional Hunter of the Year the previous year. The quality of the game is outstanding and our trophy room is filled with several record book trophies from Wintershoek concessions.The accommodations, food, and drink can only be described as 5 star or first class. Their Professional Hunters, trackers, and entire staff are very attentive and focused on making your safari the memory of a lifetime. At the end of the day it is the people that make a difference and you won't find a better team of people to hunt with that believe in hunting hard but having fun along the way. You arrive at Wintershoek as a client but you leave as a good friend and you will be looking forward to your next hunt with them from the moment you complete your last hunt.

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Dallas Safari Club, DSC Safari Club International, SCI Professional Hunters Association South Africa, PHASA

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