South African Lodging – Base Camp
The lodge is situated in the Waterberg mountains, 50km from Vaalwater in the Limpopo Province.
The lodge is equipped with all the luxuries our clients are use to at home. Home cooked meals areprepared every day and clients get a delicious plate of food when they get back from hunting morning, afternoon and evenings. Most basic communications are available with cellphonereception and wireless internet. With most of the bigger towns about 100 to 120km away, clients can do some shopping for souveniors as well for anything they might need during their trip. Major medical hospitals are also not far away and assistance is always close by. The airport is about two to three hours away making the trip relatively short get here and back.
The lodge can accommodate hunting parties up to 8 as we have 4 on-suite rooms with showers and/or baths. The rest of the lodge will give every hunter and non-hunter a real feeling of hunting in Africa with uniquely decorated living and entertainment area. The dining room and kitchen gives a warm homely feeling and delicious traditional meals are prepared stimulating the smell and taste buds.
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CLIMATE AND CLOTHING
Chacma Safaris has hunting excemption to hunt throughout the year.
Suggested hunting period is 7 to 10 days throughout the year. Chacma Safari has excemption to hunt the whole year.
You will need 3-4 sets of light, neutral-coloured trousers, shirts, shorts, underwear and socks.
Also required is a light cool sweater, warm hunting jacket, and 1 pair of well-worn-in hunting boots, as well as a pair of comfortable relaxing shoes/running shoes for after the hunt.
A lot of walking can be expected but we take the clients fitness level and health into account when we plan the hunt. A hat or cap, as well as sunblock, must not be forgotten as the African sun can be unforgiving. Other helpful items are – hunting knife, gloves, binoculars, sunglasses, flashlight and camera.
Suggested Personal Safari Equipment
- Good quality pocket size binoculars.
- Hat for the Africa sun.
- Ammunition carrier or belt.
- Multi-purpose knife or leatherman tool.
- Flashlight and batteries.
- Sling and cleaning kit.
- Good quality camera and plenty of batteries.
- Universal adapter for video equipment.
- We suggest the following clothing list: -
- Warm neutral coloured jacket or sweater
- 1 or 2 pairs good walking boots, well broken in to prevent blisters ruining your safari
- Casual clothing and shoes for around camp
- Sun hat/cap - we suggest a sunscreen
- See our PACKLIST
Malaria is prevalent in most African countries. Most of South Africa and Namibia are free of malaria. But if you are traveling to other parts of Africa such as Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique and others you should talk to your doctor about taking the malaria prophylaxis drug Larium or possibly one of the other anti-malaria drugs on the market.
A travel policy will ensure that you are covered for trip cancellation and medical evacuation for the duration of your trip.