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Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Van Wijk Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10691 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: October 8, 2016 to October 15, 2016
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Limpopo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Van Wijk Safaris. PO Box 1096; Vaalwater; South Africa; Tel. SA Office: 27 82 852 3092; Email: hunt@vanwijksafaris.com; Web www.vanwijksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Andries van Wijk
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: exellent, very healthy animals


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Lufthansa Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: what you would expect


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: high temperatures
Highlights of Hunt: stalking Impala through Eucalyptus forest
Equipment Recommendations: hot weather clothing some cool nights
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? uncrowded lodging and hunting friendly, knowledgable and helpful service


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: John Reese
Contact Information: Tel. 303 579 7459 - 2940 Columbine Dr. #204, Steamboat Springs, COLORADO United States, 80487 E-mail: johnreese27@gmail.com
Hunting Experience: excellent very enjoyable loved the rifle
Physical Condition: good


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? no Notified Personal Guide? no Notified Booking Agent? no
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
The vanWijks provide a quiet, comfortable lodge experience. Your laundry is done daily, a big benefit. Safety is never overlooked. Communication is very good. There is no pressure applied to the guest, very relaxing time. Saw many fine animals. Loved the fresh grilled impala steaks. Enjoyable side trips. Would have enjoyed more fresh greens, vegetables with meals. The lunch at the Labrie farm post was awesome. If I had the chance to return I would jump at it. I would want to explore the possibilty of bird hunting.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Van Wijk Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10639 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 2, 2016 to August 9, 2016
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Vallwater


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Van Wijk Safaris. PO Box 1096; Vaalwater; South Africa; Tel. SA Office: 27 82 852 3092; Email: hunt@vanwijksafaris.com; Web www.vanwijksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Geoff Niemand
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Bushbuck, Limpopo - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Maybe one of the best flights I have ever had - ATL to Johannesburg and back.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $7000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $5000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $2500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $2000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Zero problems..
Highlights of Hunt: Shooting a porcupine at night running across an onion field!
Equipment Recommendations: bring some warmer clothing if you are going to night hunt. It can easily get down to ~40 degrees F
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? High Class outfitter and they are INCREDIBLY HONEST people. I have hunted with many outfitters and have often felt the outfitter was full of shit. Not the case here. Andries and Steffi Van Wijk are people of the highest caliber.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Chad Bugos
Contact Information: Tel. 479-381-3997 - 4125 Caerleon Circle, Bentonville, Arkansas United States, 72712 E-mail: chadbugos@cox.net
Hunting Experience: somewhere in the middle...no expert but love to hunt and have been on many different hunts.
Physical Condition: Good cardio condition but I do some insulation to the cold.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? no Notified Personal Guide? no Notified Booking Agent? no
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Van Wijk Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10641 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 14, 2016 to July 24, 2016
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Limpopo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Van Wijk Safaris. PO Box 1096; Vaalwater; South Africa; Tel. SA Office: 27 82 852 3092; Email: hunt@vanwijksafaris.com; Web www.vanwijksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Andries Van Wijk
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: yes
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: yes
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: yes
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: yes
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: I took all of the animals I sought. The properties I hunted had plenty of kudu, impala, blesbok, but there seemed to be a lessor number of gemsbok. I did get a gemsbok, but my father in law didn't. We moved to a different property on the final day to try to get another gemsbok. We saw plenty of Gemsbok there, but ran out of time to get one. Had we hunted another day, I think we would have got one. All in all a great hunt. I saw plenty of animals and the animals we took were great trophies!


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments: Atlanta to Johannesburg direct. 15 hour flight. 777. Long but easy flight.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Andries is an excellent PH. It was a pleasure to have him guide us. I learned plenty about hunting in SA. The last day we went to a larger property that had a great number of animals.
Equipment Recommendations: None. In fact, one of us rented a gun from the outfitter. Great gun.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Absolutely. Andries is a great guide, and he and Steffi are excellent hosts. The lodge is very comfortable. We had an absolutely wonderful hunt and trip


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Paul Snyder
Contact Information: Tel. 303-434-6933 - 4367 W. 117th Ave, Westminster, Colorado United States, 80031 E-mail: psnyder@amwestcon.com
Hunting Experience: I'm primarily an archery deer and elk hunter. I spend more time stalking than blind hunting.
Physical Condition: I am in good physical condition.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? no Notified Personal Guide? no Notified Booking Agent? no
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
In July, the evenings are very cool...mid 30s. During the day, it warmed up to the mid 70s. I was in a tee shirt during the day and then as the sun went down, I dressed in a heavy coat.

In addition to the hunting, we spent 4 days with the Van Wijks at Kruger National Park. The side trip was as great as the hunting. We saw thousands of animals in the "wild." Van Wijk Safaries' marketing line is "Exceed your African dream" and they most certainly did.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Van Wijk Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10601 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 4, 2016 to July 10, 2016
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Waterburg Mountains, Vaalwater area


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Van Wijk Safaris. PO Box 1096; Vaalwater; South Africa; Tel. SA Office: 27 82 852 3092; Email: hunt@vanwijksafaris.com; Web www.vanwijksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Andries & Steffi Van Wijk Guide, Dries Booyse, PH
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 44 3/8"
Bushbuck - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 40 2/8"
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 56 5/8"
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Game is high quality as is the care, prep and documentation of your trophies.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Food and hospitality of outfitter/guide is well above average.I had an incredible time.
Equipment Recommendations: Nothing out of the normal needs.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Quality of staff, facilities and experience.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Kevin Dixon
Contact Information: Tel. 740 833 6157 - 19100 Smokey Road, Marysville, Ohio United States, 43040 E-mail: kdixon@nasparchery.com
Hunting Experience: Excellent. Exceeded my expectations.
Physical Condition: Fair


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? no Notified Personal Guide? no Notified Booking Agent? no
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Andries and Steffi Van Wijk will treat you like family. Their facilities and staff are exceptional as is the food. I am already planning for a return trip.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Van Wijk Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10590 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: May 13, 2016 to May 23, 2016
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Limpopo Province


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Van Wijk Safaris. PO Box 1096; Vaalwater; South Africa; Tel. SA Office: 27 82 852 3092; Email: hunt@vanwijksafaris.com; Web www.vanwijksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Andries & Steffi Van Wijk
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Silver
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Silver
Gemsbok, Angola - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Silver
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: All animals were healthy.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: No problems
Highlights of Hunt: All was a highlight, to be able that I was fortunate enough to experience a trip of a lifetime. Thank you Andries and Steffi
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Awesome experience. Staff was amazing. 5 star outfit. will be planning to go back!!!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Jason Durfee
Contact Information: Tel. 318-422-9664 - 230 Old Palmetto Rd, Benton, La USA, 71006 E-mail: jasondfrmn@aol.com
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition:


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? no Notified Personal Guide? no Notified Booking Agent? no
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Nothing negative at all about this outfit. Very pleased with the animals we harvested. Harvested everything on our hitlist, saw several animals worth taking but PH had us hold out for the right one. Really respected his call on that. Thank you again Andries and Steffi Van Wijk

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Van Wijk Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10529 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: March 23, 2016 to April 2, 2016
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Waterberg


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Van Wijk Safaris. PO Box 1096; Vaalwater; South Africa; Tel. SA Office: 27 82 852 3092; Email: hunt@vanwijksafaris.com; Web www.vanwijksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 49 4/8
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 54 7/8
Kudu, Greater - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 116 2/8
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airways Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Kudu, Impala, Blesbuck Amount: $4800
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: SAA for 2 coach Amount: $2000
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt:
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why?


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: D. Michael Lowry
Contact Information: Tel. 301-371-5505 - 4601 Basset Place, , , E-mail: dmblowry@msn.com
Hunting Experience: First time on safari, everything was first class. We will go back again!
Physical Condition: OK, like many could lose a few pounds.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? no Notified Personal Guide? no Notified Booking Agent? no
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Van Wijk Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10269 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 12, 2015 to September 22, 2015
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Limpopo Province


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Van Wijk Safaris. PO Box 1096; Vaalwater; South Africa; Tel. SA Office: 27 82 852 3092; Email: hunt@vanwijksafaris.com; Web www.vanwijksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Andries and Steffi van Wijk
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Oryx - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Zebra, Burchell - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Soth African Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: I've hunted in Africa on 7 occasions , this is the Best Outfitter and Hunt I have ever had. Awesome lodge, staff, extremely professional and organized. Andries/ Steffi and their Staff are the BEST!!!
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Yes. I've hunted in Africa on 7 occasions , this is the Best Outfitter and Hunt I have ever had!You can't go wrong with this outfitter. Really great Outfitter. The Best I have ever had. You come as clients and leave as friends. Food was awesome and lodge excellent. People and Staff were the most accommodating I've experienced. We hunted 8 different concessions. My gun was not operating well and Andries provided a free rifle and ammo for use. He would not take payment for leasing his equipment. Great PH and guy. Steffi and Andries run an awesome business. I am happy to highly recommend them. Please contact me with any questions if you are considering a hunt with them. They will have a booth at the upcoming Dallas Safari Club Convention in Jan 2016. Please visit them. Cheers, Doug Snyder


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Douglas A. Snyder
Contact Information: Tel. 3013797745 - Split Creek Court, North Potomac, Maryland USA, 20878 E-mail: snyderd747@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: North American Game 49 years of hunting and 7 Africa Hunts
Physical Condition: Good


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? no Notified Personal Guide? no Notified Booking Agent? no
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Really great Outfitter. The Best I have ever had. You come as clients and leave as friends. Food was awesome and lodge excellent. People and Staff were the most accommodating I've experienced. We hunted 8 different concessions. My gun was not operating well and Andries provided a free rifle and ammo for use. He would not take payment for leasing his equipment. Great PH and guy. Steffi and Andries run an awesome business. I am happy to highly recommend them. Please contact me with any questions if you are considering a hunt with them. They will have a booth at the upcoming Dallas Safari Club Convention in Jan 2016. Please visit them.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Van Wijk Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 10273 Weapon Used: Bow How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 21, 2015 to August 31, 2015
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Limpopo Province


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Van Wijk Safaris. PO Box 1096; Vaalwater; South Africa; Tel. SA Office: 27 82 852 3092; Email: hunt@vanwijksafaris.com; Web www.vanwijksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Andries van Wijk
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu, Greater - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 54"
Impala - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 25"
Game Sought But Not Taken: Warthog - Availability: Looking for trophy
Game Condition Comments: Lots of game!!


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airways Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: Good service


COSTS
Hunting Fees: conservation levy, upgrades, extras,dipping and crating fees Amount: $3380
Trophy Fees: Kudu & Impala Amount: $4150
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: South African Airways Amount: $1069
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: gratuities Amount: $500
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Gaining weight. The meals were outstanding
Highlights of Hunt: Great accommodations and very personal service from the field to the camp.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Lots of game and great accommodations and service.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: George Wilkerson
Contact Information: Tel. 252-241-0512 - 1227 Wall Rd, Wake Forest, NC USA, 27587 E-mail: sportsworldmhc@msn.com
Hunting Experience: Have hunted in Canada, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa
Physical Condition: Good


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? no Notified Personal Guide? no Notified Booking Agent? no
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide? no
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Van Wijk Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9793 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 21, 2014 to July 31, 2014
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Limpopo
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Van Wijk Safaris. PO Box 1096; Vaalwater; South Africa; Tel. SA Office: 27 82 852 3092; Email: hunt@vanwijksafaris.com; Web www.vanwijksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Andries van Wijk
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 44 7/8 SCI
Sable - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 97 1/4 SCI
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 76 1/2 SCI
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 51 5/8 SCI
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: N/A
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments: ATL to JNB flight is long and tiring


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3500
Trophy Fees: Amount: $8500
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $4500
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $2000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: N/A
Highlights of Hunt: The game we saw while hunting was like a game drive in and of itself. Amazing scenery!
Equipment Recommendations: Make sure you bring enough gun for the game you are planning to take and then some. When you decide to take a trophy that wasn't on your list, it will probably need a sizable round to take it.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? The personal service and attention to detail were 1st class. Felt like we have known the outfitter and staff for years. Made us very comfortable. The hunting was 2nd to none.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: William Thompson
Contact Information: Tel. 479-270-9680 - 303 SE Fullerton St | Bentonville | Arkansas | USA | 72712 E-mail: whiskeygut@att.net
Hunting Experience: experienced bird hunter but not an experienced big game hunter
Physical Condition: Average Shape


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Van Wijk Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 9140 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 6, 2013 to April 16, 2013
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Van Wijk Safaris. PO Box 1096; Vaalwater; South Africa; Tel. SA Office: 27 82 852 3092; Email: hunt@vanwijksafaris.com; Web www.vanwijksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Andries van Wijk
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Medium
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Healthy and abundant.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $3000
Trophy Fees: Amount: $2000
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $1700
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Shipping Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None
Highlights of Hunt: Great scenery and hospitality
Equipment Recommendations: Abundant sunscreen
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Great value, excellent accommodations and service


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: David Butler
Contact Information: Tel. 904-449-3309 - P.O. BOX 30282 | Doctor's Inlet | FL | USA | 32030 E-mail: sp4s320@aol.com
Hunting Experience: US, Africa, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii
Physical Condition: Excellent


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Van Wijk Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8745 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: July 2, 2012 to July 10, 2012
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Limpopo
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Van Wijk Safaris. PO Box 1096; Vaalwater; South Africa; Tel. SA Office: 27 82 852 3092; Email: hunt@vanwijksafaris.com; Web www.vanwijksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Baboon - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size:
Game Sought But Not Taken: Impala - Availability: Me
Game Condition Comments: The condition of the game is excellent.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: none
Highlights of Hunt: Africa
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? The hunt was done right.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Richard H Combs
Contact Information: | Moses Lake | Wa | USA | E-mail: richardcombs42@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: Excellent, this was my first hunt in Africa.
Physical Condition: good


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
This was my first hunt in Africa. I had been looking forward to this.



Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Van Wijk Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8393 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: September 9, 2011 to September 23, 2011
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area:


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Van Wijk Safaris. PO Box 1096; Vaalwater; South Africa; Tel. SA Office: 27 82 852 3092; Email: hunt@vanwijksafaris.com; Web www.vanwijksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any): Bill Quimby; Safari Club International. 4800 W Gates Pass Rd; Tucson; AZ; 85745; Tel. 520-620-1220; Web www.scifirstforhunters.org
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Big-Large Tusks
Blesbok - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: Big Excellent Size
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Various Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Total cost for wife and I Amount: $5000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: Absolutely none.
Highlights of Hunt: All aspects of hunt -- the food, lodging, the high caliber of the owners, the cook, the guide (owner), the trackers, etc. The equipment, plus a beautiful, comfortable lodge.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? I would love to go back myself.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: DON HANSBERRY
Contact Information: Tel. 209-847-8622 - 9980 COUNTRY OAK DR. | OAKDALE | CALIF. | U.S.A. | 95361 E-mail: hansberry1@comcast.net
Hunting Experience: 50yrs-archery- rifle- shotgun
Physical Condition: Fair, but 74 years old.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
If possible, stop whatever you are doing and book a hunt with Van Wijk Safaris. You will be glad you did. 

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Van Wijk Safaris Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8262 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: June 12, 2011 to June 22, 2011
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Limpopo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Van Wijk Safaris. PO Box 1096; Vaalwater; South Africa; Tel. SA Office: 27 82 852 3092; Email: hunt@vanwijksafaris.com; Web www.vanwijksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Andries Van Wijk
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Kudu, Greater - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 52"
Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 26"
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size:
Duiker, Common - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 4.5"
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Good Guide/PH Ability: Good
Condition of Camp: Good Condition of Equipment: Good
Quality of Food: Good Trophy Care: Good
Name of Airline: Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Donated Hunt Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: kudu Amount: $2600
Permits/Licenses: Part of package Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: South African Airlines Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Elephant ride, Kruger Tour, Zip line for 3 Amount: $5000
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: I did not plan enough time for the hunt since I had so many other activities to do in just 10 days.
Highlights of Hunt: Zip line and Elephant rides were a big hit with my teenage daughters. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very patient with first time hunter (daughter).
Equipment Recommendations: The guide's list of things to bring was sufficient for the trip.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? The guide was very accurate on what to expect and held high standards for trophy animals. The food, accommodations and staff were very nice too.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Wilson Daggs
Contact Information: Tel. 817-444-2978 - 1234 Canyon Trail | Fort Worth | Texas | USA | 76135 E-mail: Wilson.daggs@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience: Texas and Montana whitetail Alberta black bears Alaska caribou, black tailed deer Africa plains game
Physical Condition: Fair.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
This is a great first time Africa hunt. The staff were very professional for me and also very patient and informative for my daughter who had never hunted before. Every animal we collected made the SCI record book except the warthog. So there is an emphasis on collecting trophy quality animals. This group also offered side trips which is perfect for those bringing non-hunting companions. For us it was a the trip of a lifetime!

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Van Wijk Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8207 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 29, 2011 to May 8, 2011
Place of Hunt: South Africa - Limpopo
Hunt Area: Vaalwater


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Van Wijk Safaris. PO Box 1096; Vaalwater; South Africa; Tel. SA Office: 27 82 852 3092; Email: hunt@vanwijksafaris.com; Web www.vanwijksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 54
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 121 1/8
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: Plenty of animals to shoot at. PH insisted we wait to shoot larger animals and it paid off with record book trophies!


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: Delta Airline Service: Excellent
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: Every single day was a highlight! Trip of a lifetime due to our PH and accomodations!
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Absolutely FANTASTIC!


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Nathan Ogden
Contact Information: Tel. 479-973-5109 - 10024 N. Campbell Road, Fayetteville, AR 72701 E-mail: nathan@pickitconstruction.com
Hunting Experience: I was ready to go back and hunt with Van Wijk before I ever left!
Physical Condition: Good health


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Van Wijk Safaris Hunts

Below is one sample of such a Report which is made available to you FREE of Charge.

DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8230 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: April 28, 2011 to May 10, 2011
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Vaalwater


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Van Wijk Safaris. PO Box 1096; Vaalwater; South Africa; Tel. SA Office: 27 82 852 3092; Email: hunt@vanwijksafaris.com; Web www.vanwijksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Andries & Steffi
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Steenbok - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 11 7/8
Hartebeest, Red - Availability: Scarce - Trophy Size: 63 7/8
Blesbok - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 43 1/8
Warthog - Availability: Average - Trophy Size: 30 1/8
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments:


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: American Airline Service: Good
Airline Comments:


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: The countryside was beautiful and animals galore. We were able to see every animal excluding a lion and a leopard while on our hunts.
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Trip and hunt of a lifetime.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Brandon Karn
Contact Information: Tel. 479-443-2233 - 2383 Hummingbird Lane, Fayetteville, AR, 72701 E-mail: brandon@jammin-java.com
Hunting Experience: I have hunted for over 15 years and from Central America to Africa to the Rockies to the South
Physical Condition: Fair to good condition. I always try to get in better shape when embarking on a hunt.


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
Go see Andries & Steffi for a South African hunt of a lifetime. Such a treat to take 4 of 4 animals that made the Safari Club International Record Book. The accommodations, food, drink, and company were top notch. Check out http://www.huntinshow.com/ for further details and pictures.

Subscriber-Written Trip Report On Van Wijk Safaris Hunts

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DATE AND PLACE OF HUNT
Report ID: 8302 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: August 10, 2010 to August 20, 2010
Place of Hunt: South Africa -
Hunt Area: Limpopo


OUTFITTER, GUIDE AND BOOKING AGENT DETAILS
Outfitter (or safari company): Van Wijk Safaris. PO Box 1096; Vaalwater; South Africa; Tel. SA Office: 27 82 852 3092; Email: hunt@vanwijksafaris.com; Web www.vanwijksafaris.com
Personal Guide (if any): Andries Van Wijk
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:


GAME DESCRIPTION
Major Game Animals Taken: Impala - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 1: 52 7/8, 2: Horn dam.
Kudu - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 129 2/8
Zebra - Availability: Average - Trophy Size:
Warthog - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: We took 2
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 79 5/8
Oryx, Kalahari - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 82 8/8
Wildebeest, Blue - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 72
Eland - Availability: Abundant - Trophy Size: 84 7/8
Game Sought But Not Taken:
Game Condition Comments: We saw trophy quality game every day. Animals seen while hunting included: (From largest to smallest) Hippopotamus, Giraffe, Eland, Burchell's Zebra, Waterbuck, Kudu, Blue Wildebeest, Gemsbok, Red Hartebeest, Nyala, Warthog, Bushpig, Blesbok, Cheetah, Impala, Bushbuck, Baboon, Common Duiker, Steenbok, Klipspringer, Side-striped Jackal, Vervet Monkey, African Wild Cat, Rock Dassie, Scrub Hare, Ground Squirrel, Tree Squirrel, abd Lesser Bushbaby.


SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: Excellent Guide/PH Ability: Excellent
Condition of Camp: Excellent Condition of Equipment: Excellent
Quality of Food: Excellent Trophy Care: Excellent
Name of Airline: South African Airlines Airline Service: Fair
Airline Comments: The airline was ok. Nothing exciting. I've been on better. I've been on worse. The stop in Dakar on the way to Johannesburg was bad. They turned off the air conditioning for entire time we were on the ground. It got hot and stuffy. One of the passengers passed out. The rest of the flight was fine. The return trip to Dulles was without incident.


COSTS
Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0


SUMMARY REMARKS
Problems of Hunt: None.
Highlights of Hunt: The hunt was fantastic. My Dad, two of my sons, and I were on this hunt. We had a great time. All of us were able to get the animals we wanted and we had a lot of fun doing it. For me, the highlights of the hunt were: Funnest hunt: Zebra. We started out after them and I thought it was going to be quick and easy. Five hours later we had our Zebra. It was cat and mouse the entire time. Driving. Spot and stalk. Tracking. Driving. Hardest hunt: Gemsbok. We also hunted for them for over five hours. Three hours of tracking before we got the shot. Every plant had stickers or thorns. Excellent hunt. Most rewarding: Eland hunt. Five days to find them. Found tracks, then tracking for three miles, spot and stalk, 15 second shot opportunity. Wonderful. For Dad: Elephant rides. For Alecs: Impala hunt, photography, elephant rides. For James: Warthog hunt. Lots of fun watching them and first big game animal taken.
Equipment Recommendations: Bring cold weather gear including stocking cap and gloves. It gets cold. It's not as cold as our winters, but when one is used to temps in the 90s, temps in the 30s are COLD.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes
Why? Africa is a big game hunter's paradise. The hardest part truly is trying to figure out how to get back. Steffi and Andries Van Wijk will treat you well. Everything about their place (people, service, food, lodging) was excellent. We had a trip with memories to last a lifetime.


HUNTER INFORMATION
Hunter Name: Sherrill Philip Neese
Contact Information: Tel. 410-729-1975 - 745 Cougar Drive | Millersville | Maryland | USA | 21108 E-mail: spneese@verizon.net
Hunting Experience: This was my first hunting trip in Africa. Fifth hunt with an outfitter. Over 40 years experience of big and small game hunting. Hunt with bow, muzzleloader, and rifle.
Physical Condition: Fair


IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?


ADDITIONAL HUNTER COMMENTS AND/OR OUTFITTER/BOOKING AGENT REBUTTAL
My dad, two of my sons (Alecs and James), and I went on this hunt. This was absolutely a fantastic trip. We had the best of times. Hunting, tours, relaxing, eating, and just enjoying life. The hunting is as easy as you want it to be or as hard as you want. We saw plenty of game every day that we were out. We also saw trophy class animals every day. I highly recommend Van Wijk Safaris. The organization is owned by Steffi and Andries Van Wijk. Both Andries and Steffi are professional hunters. They actually met while working for another outfit. Steffi is also a certified tour guide. Elma Van Wijk, Andries' mother, handles all of the tours for Van Wijk Safaris. She is very personable. Actually, we enjoyed being with everyone there at the lodge. It is truly one of those places where you come as customers and leave as friends. If you have any questions about any aspect of the hunt, please contact me. We really did enjoy ourselves and I enjoy talking about it.



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