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South Africa, Professional Hunting Safari’s in the Free State

Home of the White Lion and White Rhino

The Ultimate Hunting Experience: 12 000 acres – 3 000 animals – 36 different species. Your dream Safari under South African Skies.

Wiets Safari’s operates from the Botes Family Ranch in the Free State and borders the Northern Cape Province.

This Ranch, where you will start your safari, has been in our family for the last 32 years.

The 12 000 acres consist of grassland and “koppies” where 3 000 animals of 27 different species roam.

Wiets Botes, the owner of Wiets Safaris was honored with a gold medal in 1983 as the person who contributed the most toward Fauna and Flora.

The first baby rhino in 100 years in the free state was born on our ranch. We also started a white lion project in 2002.

Accommodation on the ranch consists of a comfortable 4 bedroom house with all the modern amenities such as consumable tap water and electricity.

Laundry is done daily except on Sundays. Therefore you only need 4 sets of bush/safari clothes, casual wear for trips to town, a wide brim hat and comfortable walking/running shoes.

The duration of your safari will depend on the number of trophies and concession areas to be hunted. Each safari is designed to meet the requirements of our client. Safaris of five days or less will be conducted on one concession. Day of arrival and day of departure will be considered as one hunting day.

To secure a booking, 40% of daily rates need to be prepaid. Confirmation of a booking will be faxed or e-mailed as soon as deposit is paid.

Balance of daily rates is payable prior to commencement of the hunt. Final payment must be made prior to departure from hunting lodge. Any animal wounded or killed must be paid in full.

Travelers cheques and Visa/Master/American Express cards will be accepted but unfortunately no other credit cards or personal cheqeus. In the event of cancelations, the deposit will not be refunded unless a replacement is found.

Bow hunting is growing ever more popular. We are experienced in bow hunting expeditions and have all necessary technical knowledge to guide you through your bow hunt. To accommodate bow hunters, permanent blinds have been set up around watering holes and mineral blocks at various locations.

We have been involved in green hunting since 1998.Green hunting entails taking White Rhino, one of the big 5 species, with a tranquilizer dart. This can be done by a dart gun or bow. Safari Club International recognizes the taking of white rhino with a tranquilizer as one of the big 5 and can be entered in the record book.

On our range the hunting season is all year round with our winter (30F to 55F) during April to September and our summer (60F to 90F) from October to March.

The diamond mining town Kimberley is only 30km away. Shopping and sightseeing is only a stone-throw away.

Taxidermy of your trophy can be arranged. We do high quality trophy mounting of all hunted species.

For references you can visit our website or contact us for a recent list.

No responsibility for any injuries and/or damage to equipment will be accepted by Wiets Safaris.Clients should arranged their own comprehensive insurance.

For further information please contact us at:
PO Box 824,Kimberley,8300 South Africa
Tel: (011)275 3 841 0029, Fax (011) 27 53 841 0238
Cell: (011) 27 83 265 7066
Your contact: Marita Du Plessis