We operate out of two camps in the Limpopo which is placed and designed for your comfort. Your specie list and timing of the year will determine which camp we will use.
Our comfortable and spacious main camp is situated 3 ½ hours drive from Johannesburg International airport in the Limpopo Province near Lephalale or formally Ellisras. The camp is in a malaria free area and within comfortable reach of all our surrounding hunting and photographic areas. After a long and sometimes hard day out in the bush you can enjoy the welcome of an African fire, the clean swimming pool or if it’s too cold enjoy our air-conditioned lounge with our open and well stocked bar facility and be pampered by our staff. This is where you can exchange the day’s events with your friends and fellow travelers. You might also feel like sitting in a stand close to camp and watch the animals come to drink at a waterhole nearby. Bring your camera along…you might see Giraffe, Zebra or a warthog enjoying a mud bath.
Our six en-suite rooms are serviced and cleaned daily. Yes…you are allowed to leave your clothes on the floor. All rooms are fully equipped with hot water showers, flush toilets, very comfortable beds with fresh linen, crisp clean towels and hairdryers. All your electrical equipment will work on our system and adapters will be provided for you to make use off.
Our camp is run by our experienced staff that is eager to cater to our clients every need. You shouldn’t plan loose weight on your safari as our well trained chef excels in gourmet meals. The area is safe and you can feel free to take a stroll on your own…
This camp is settled near the town of Douglas where the two major rivers in South Africa, the Vaal river and the Orange river flows together. This is a peaceful area with a small town atmosphere where everybody still knows and greet everybody in the street. You might also enjoy a visit to the Douglas winery. We recently changed our camp from a three chalet to a 5 chalet camp for your convenience and comfort.
Our well trained chef will prepare some of the meat from animals that have been hunted. Dinner is mouthwatering and something you will look forward to. Early in the morning the hunt starts off with a light English breakfast which is served with real coffee and fruit juice. After the morning hunt, brunch is served and then you can take the open spaces and hunt again. Sometimes lunch is served in the field when hunting. This will be a light barbeque with sandwiches and snacks. A three course meal is served after the day’s hunt. During the day coolers are provided with light snacks, water, soda and fruits. Foods are freshly prepared for every meal and you will be able to enjoy some of the meat of your hunt. You will not loose weight…haha. South Africa is one of the leaders in the world on top quality wines, and you can enjoy some of these after a days hunt, during dessert and afterwards around the fire place. Please Note: If you have any medical condition (for ex: like Diabetes) that we should be aware of, please let us know before hand so that we can be ready to handle this to your satisfaction.
Ellisras/Lephalale is situated about 2760 foot above sea level. South Africa’s seasons are just the opposite of the USA. Our hunting areas are mostly in our summer rainfall areas which from November to March. Below is a rough guide of our temperatures:
Months: March – April, Limpopo: 60 – 90, Northern Cape: 50 – 80
Months: May – June, Limpopo: 50 – 80, Northern Cape: 40 – 70
July is the coldest 40 – 70 and then it warms up from mid August onwards.
Winter starts at the end of April with an average day temperature of about 70 degrees and night temperatures 60 degrees. We are in a summer rainfall area with normal rainfalls from Mid November to March the following year. Wintertime (June to mid August) hunting is done in lovely days and chilly nights. SPF 30 sunscreen or higher can be used in daytime hunting even during our wintertime.
Our suggestions to the client is to wear dark Khaki brown or green coloured clothing during the hunt. Long sleeved trousers and shirts are recommended for daytime hunting although some hunters prefer to wear short sleeved clothing. Cameo clothing is not needed but on bow hunts as dark as possible would help. Sometimes a hunt can turn out in a long walk and so we would suggest using light weight clothing. A light jacket is advisable for early in the morning and late afternoons.
We suggest that you bring light weight hiking boots with soft soles as well as two pairs of boots around ankle height. Please don’t bring new boots as this can ruin your hunt. You can pack light as a daily laundry service is provided.
Kuche Safaris operates out of Malaria free areas and you will be notified if it’s needed otherwise. No shots are needed for most of our hunting areas in South Africa. You will need preventive Malaria medication if going to Kruger National Park or Zimbabwe. For Zimbabwe we will also recommend a yellow fever shot. Please let us know beforehand of any medical conditions that we need to be aware of to prevent situations. Good medical infrastructure are plus minus 20 minutes away from camp. Ellisras have a very good private hospital with very well trained staff and good doctors. In case of an emergency a helicopter is also available.
All our PH’s have passed a basic first aid course.