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Please note that when you book and reserve at Stormberg Elangeni Safaris you are deemed to accept the terms, conditions and safety rules below. Please read carefully.

Safari activities involve risks to personal health and possible damage to property. These risks are to some extent insurable and you are deemed to have taken out insurance cover to whatever reasonable extent is available in your country of origin at your expense. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the safety and good health of clients, Stormberg Elangeni Safaris will accept no liability for accident, injury or illness that you may incur or loss or damage to your property during or after the safari.

On signing our booking form and or safari contract and or indemnity form, you warrant and represent to us that you are medically fit and able to undergo a potentially rigorous and in the case of big game, also dangerous activity with obvious risks, which you warrant and represent that you accept without qualification and without in any way holding us liable and that you have taken all above reasonable steps to insure against the risks, damages, costs and expenses.

In booking with Stormberg Elangeni Safaris you agree to indemnify us for all and any costs incurred by us if you or any of your party / guests and associates fall ill or have any accident which requires us to incur medical or transport expenses on your or their behalf

Stormberg Elangeni Safaris has taken reasonable steps to provide appropriate equipment and skilled personnel to ensure enjoyment of an activity for which you may not be skilled. You understand that this activity is not without risk.

The following is a non- exhaustive list of risks:

  1. Injury or death due to the use of firearms by you or others in your party.
  2. Injury or death due to missteps and falls or the action of animals including insects and snakes.
  3. Injury or death and/ or property damage due to varied terrain and possible extremes in weather conditions.
  4. Injury or death due to transport accident.

When booking with Stormberg Elangeni Safaris you agree to assume responsibility for the risks identified herein and those risks not specifically identified. Your participation in this activity is voluntary and you elect to participate in the full knowledge of these risks.

When booking with Stormberg Elangeni Safaris you certify that you are fully capable of participating in this activity and assume full responsibility for yourself, including your minor children, for bodily injury, death and personal property and expenses thereof as a result of these inherent risks and dangers and of your negligence in participating in this activity.

CONDITIONS:

  1. Bookings will be secured on payment of 50% of daily rate. Balance due on the last day of safari.
  2. All deposits, less expenses, will be refunded if the safari is cancelled, provided that the safari can be rebooked.
  3. All animals killed or wounded and lost must be paid for in full.
  4. No refunds are allowed for late arrivals or early departures.
  5. All payments must be made in cash, traveller’s cheques or certified bank drafts.
  6. The tariffs are based on current prices and are subject to change without prior notice.
  7. It will be expected of the client to sign an indemnity form before the commencement of the safari.

SAFETY RULES:

  • You will be briefed by your Professional Hunter on safety procedures, please respect them.
  • You will be briefed by your Professional Hunter on an ethical code of conduct whilst hunting, please respect this.
  • At all times respect your Professional Hunters wishes and instructions.
  • Do not shoot unless you are instructed to do so by your Professional Hunter.
  • Do not shoot unless you have a clear view, i.e. dogs, other hunters, helper’s positions etc.
  • Ensure that your weapon is unloaded before placing it on a vehicle or climbing over a fence, unless otherwise stipulated by your Professional Hunter.
  • Every effort will be made to find wounded game, please respect this.
  • Shoot birds at the correct distance. Maximum shotgun range 45 m. Birds shot too close are inedible.
  • Do not shoot ground or very low birds.
  • Your Professional Hunter will advice you on the correct shot size for specific bird species, please respect this.
  • Stormberg Elangeni Safaris recommends the following:
    • Doves and Pigeons – 7 ½ - 9
    • Partridge – 5 - 6
    • Guinea Fowl & duck – 4- 5
    • Geese – 1- 2
  • When carrying your shotgun keep it broken or pointing skywards.
  • Never point your gun at anyone.
  • When shooting birds don’t poach someone else’s bird or shoot down the line.
  • When you expect to shoot keep your barrel pointing skyward and your safety on.
  • Break your gun when climbing over fences.
  • Never shoot birds that you know will be impossible to retrieve.
  • When shooting, ensure that you know the species that are to be hunted.
  • Every effort must be made to find wounded birds.

    We look forward to guiding you on a Safari that will hopefully realise all your dreams and expectations. In addition to what your professional hunter has discussed with you, we would like to provide you with some guidelines that may be of benefit to you and us in preparing your safari.

    YOUR SAFARI:

    • Each safari is individually planned to meet your exact requirements, so please ensure that you complete our client questionnaire.
    • We recommend 7 – 14 days for plains game hunting safaris, 10 – 21 days for dangerous game hunting safaris and 3 – 7 days for bird hunting safaris.
    • We recommend that advanced bookings are done for all safaris and we are advised of the species required. This is essential to secure your booking and to prepare the safari to your specifications.
    • You will need a valid passport to enter South Africa.
    • South Africa does not require an entry visa.