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   Johnnie & Jennie van Rensburg
   Ongariwanda Hunting Safaris
   Omaruru - Namibia
   Tel / Fax: + 264 67 290079
   Mob: +264 81 2013123
   Email: ongariwanda@iway.na



For an experience of a lifetime BOOK a hunting safari with ONGARIWANDA HUNTING SAFARIS, and experience a truly unique safari.










Because we are hunting with clients all over the world, our hunting safaris are individualy tailored and you will experience the very best of hunting by your Professional Hunting Guides, who was born and raised on Ongariwanda and has hunted from a very early age. They will assure you a hunting experience that goes beyond pulling a trigger and taking home a trophy.

Ongariwanda offer you all the natural animal in our hunting area of about 150 000 hectares (370 000 acres). We operate in part of the best hunting territories of Namibia where you can hunt – Kudu, Oryx, Eland, Blue Gnu, Black Gnu, Red Hartebeest, Blesbok, Springbok, Burchell Zebra, Hartmann Zebra, Impala, Warthog, Waterbuck, Giraffe, Duiker, Steenbok, Klipspringer and the Damara Dik-Dik. Numerous smaller game and bird life can also be observed.










One of the reasons why so many hunters choose to hunt with Ongariwanda Hunting Safaris is because most of the hunting is done on our property with big natural waterholes and natural African Bushveld. Through the years we have specialized in providing good quality free-range plains game hunting. Due to the diversity of Namibia it is not always possible to hunt all the endemic species in just one area therefor we are constantly sourcing for the best possible areas for our hunters – providing them with the opportunity to hunt NAMIBIAS ENDEMIC SPECIES in the natural environment. In order to maintain our high standards of personal attention, only one hunting group will be booked at a Hunters and  time. Non-families are also welcome to join their spouses.

To ensure you enjoy your safari we suggest that you book at least a seven to ten day hunt. The duration of your hunt will be determined by your wish list of trophies you would like to hunt. To fulfill your African safari we also recommend that you add 3 – 5 days for sightseeing.

We are proud to say that we hunt according to fair chase principals. We believe that trophy hunting is a tool of conservation where old mature animals need to be removed. To book a selection hunt is to be part of our management control of “un-wanted” animals. It can be numbers of surplus females, genetically problem animals or broken horned non-trophy animals.

We take part of real ethical hunting by walk and stalk our hunting animals. Walk and stalk ensures that you instantly become part of the animal’s surrounds. We do adapt our hunting style to fit to the abilities of our clients.


from arrival to departure, will stay with you forever, calling you back to the heart of Africa, again and again.

Our hunting prices include:

Full Board Accommodation with three meals per day as well as house wine, Namibian beer and soft drinks.
Daily laundry service  (except Sundays)
All required hunting licenses and permits
Licensed professional hunters and trackers
Transport of trophies from Ongariwanda to the taxidermist of shipping agent in Windhoek
Wi-Fi Internet Access

NOT included in our prices:

Personal Travel Insurance
Visa Application to Namibia
Transfer costs from Windhoek to Ongariwanda and back to Windhoek
Alcoholic drinks ( SPIRITS)
Telephone calls
Skinning and preparation of trophies
Return flight from hunters home country.

TROPHY PRICE LIST on request [click here]

Wounded animals will be paid in full
NO hunting take place on Sundays
All accounts to be settle on departure
NO Credit Cards and Personal Cheques

Details required to confirm your booking:

Number of persons and their full names and addresses
Passport copies of each person
Copy of flight ticket


All visitors to Namibia must be in possession of a valid passport. Temporary residence permits for visitors are issued on arrival and allow tourists a period of 90 days per year in the country. Bona fide tourists and business travelers of the following countries are exempted from visa requirements: Angola, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Mozambique, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zimbabwe. Visitors are, however, advised to confirm visa requirements with their travel agent.


Take out full insurance for all firearms before travelling anywhere in Africa.
All bags need to be adequately marked with nametags for identification;
Pack an unloaded rifle in a sturdy carry case;
Have a separate lockable container in which to store your ammunition separate from your rifle in your checked luggage;
At the check-in counter at the point of departure, insist that the agent check your firearm through to Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek. Your bag tag should read, for example: New York - Frankfurt - Windhoek OR Beunos Aires - Johannesburg - Windhoek. (This is sometimes not possible if the airlines that you are using do not have baggage agreements. Inquire about this before purchasing your ticket.);
Windhoek Airport's International baggage code is WDH; and
Physically check baggage tag to ensure that it has been correctly printed and attached. Inquire if a colourful 'in transit tag' is necessary when travelling through another country.

Visitors bringing firearms into South Africa for hunting purposes will be asked to fill in a SAP 520 - Temporary Import Application which can be downloaded off the SAPS Website at www.saps.gov.za, or which can be filled out on arrival. We would suggest filling in the form beforehand to save the processing time at the Police Office.

You will need:   

Return Airline Ticket
Supporting Documentation Proof of Ownership
Proof of Export
Motivation Letter from Client
This is a letter from the client stating that he is temporarily importing the referred to firearm/s for the purpose of hunting, to include that the firearm/s are required as he will be hunting (list the species to be hunted), etc.
Invitation Letter from the Hunting Outfitter
This is supporting documentation from the Hunting Outfitter/company with whom the client will be hunting, to include full name of company, full contact details and address, dates and location where the client will be hunting and confirming that the applicant will be using the specific firearms as applied for.

Firearms will be physically inspected to ensure the serial number(s) match those of the licenses (proof of ownership) and the application form. Ammunition will also be inspected.

For visitors clearing customs at the Johannesburg International Airport, please take note of the following procedure to be followed on arrival:

  1. Clear passport control in the Terminal where your flight arrives (generally SAA and its co-partners at Terminal 2 and all other airlines at Terminal 1).
  2. Proceed to baggage claim at the respective carousel. Pick up general baggage, then proceed to the respective Airline Help Desk to pick up firearm/s from the airline company and sign a receipt for the firearm/s. Ask the Airline Help Desk to direct you to the South African Police Firearm Office. Depending on the terminal where you arrive, they may need to escort you to the Office.
  3. Proceed to the South African Police Firearm Office (Do not at this point proceed to customs)
  4. On receipt of the temporary import permit at the SAPS Firearm Office, proceed to Customs, the Red Zone, where you declare the firearm/s and finish other custom clearance procedures.

For those visitors clearing customs at any of the other international points of entry, please take note of the relevant information made above which relates to documentation requirements, etc.

Please insure sufficient time is allowed to go through the temporary importation process and to clear customs. During the busy periods of the hunting season up to seventy clients may be needing permits at the same time. We would therefore recommend at least five (5) hours be set aside for this procedure and between connecting flights.

Firearm / Ammunition Allowances and Specifications

  1. No more than one firearm per caliber and 100 rounds per firearm will be permitted. No ammunition for other rifle calibers will be permitted.
    An exception to this may apply for shotguns where more than one of the same caliber may be allowed for bird hunting purposes if the client produces on arrival at the SAPS Gun Office an acceptable written motivation as to why more than one is required.
  2. Firearms must bear the manufacturer's serial number or any other mark by which the firearm can be identified. The identification number must be stamped and the mark affixed in the prescribed manner on the barrel or the frame or the receiver of the firearm.
  3. Handguns will be allowed into the country, but only for hunting purposes. Any visitor wanting to bring in a handgun in this regard needs to have a letter from an association in the country of origin, stating the handgun will be used for hunting purposes.
  4. Prohibited firearms which may NOT be imported into South Africa include:
    1. Any fully automatic weapon
    2. Any semi-automatic weapon
    3. Handgun/s for self-defense
    4. Weapons which fall under military categories
  5. A semi-automatic shotgun for hunting purposes may be allowed if an application is made at least 21 days before arrival through the Central Firearms Register with a motivation letter as to why this type of firearm is required.

General Provisions:

  1. Temporary Import Permits:
    1. May only be issued to a foreign visitor for the purpose of hunting
    2. Will be issued subject to the requirements of the Act with regard to the carrying, storage, safe custody and transport of a firearm and ammunition
    3. Subject to the use of the firearm only for the purpose set out in the permit
    4. Subject to the fact that no person who holds a temporary import permit is allowed to transfer the firearm to another person in South Africa without prior written permission having been obtained from the Central Firearm Register.
    5. Whenever the holder of a temporary import permit leaves the Republic of South Africa, the firearm in respect of which the permit is issued must accompany the holder of the permit
    6. Possession of no more than the quantity of cartridges determined by the Registrar and specified on the permit for each firearm in respect of which the temporary import permit applies
    7. A Temporary Import Permit shall not be issued for a period exceeding six months at a time
    8. Applicant must be 21 or over
    9. Should a firearm not be declared on arrival and a temporary import permit not issued, you will face severe penalties and possible arrest on departure from South Africa.
  2. Applications for Temporary Import Permits can be made in advance to the Central Firearm Register. Ask your Hunting Outfitter to assist you in this regard.
  3. Please ensure that your firearm/s arrive on the same flight as you do. This must be done with the airline company on departure. Your firearm/s may only be signed for by you and will not be released to your outfitter or professional hunter should it/they arrive on a separate flight. If the firearm/s do not arrive with the passenger, the passenger must proceed to his final destination in South Africa and apply at the closest Police Station for a Temporary Import Permit. When the Temporary Import Permit has been issued, the original permit with the keys to the rifle case must be couriered to the Border Post of entry. A Transport Agent with transport permit must be appointed by the passenger. This Transport Agent must have a letter from the passenger instructing him/her to transport the firearm/s to the passenger in person. The firearm/s will be inspected by the Police at the Port of entry and the firearm/s and permit will be handed to the transporter to be transported to the passenger.
  4. Please do not pay for any service regarding the handling of firearms at Johannesburg International Airport, or any port of entry. The issuing of the SAP 520 is a free service and the South African Police Service asks clients not to pay anybody involved in handling firearms from the time of arrival in South Africa right through until you receive your firearm/s and the permit from the SAPS. Clients that are paying the various airline staff, security staff, or porters involved are actually creating a problem. Please note however there is a handling fee charged by airlines and/or security companies for the handling of handguns, and some airlines have started charging a handling fee for all firearms. We suggest checking with your airline with regard to any "official" fees that may be required.
  5. There is no permit required, nor any charge by the South African Police Service for a bow. Handling fees are charged by airline and/or security companies for bows and handguns.
  6. Please note that NO firearms will be held for safekeeping by the SAPS. If a client brings in a prohibited firearm, brings in more than what is allowed, or lacks the necessary documentation and his request for a temporary import permit is denied, the involved firearms must be exported immediately by the client or voluntarily surrendered to the State.

In Transit Passengers (Transiting South Africa)

It is critical that you check with and confirm with the airline/s involved before departure to make sure what their procedure is for the transfer of baggage and/or firearms.

If the airline does transfer your baggage/firearms, and you have booked them through to the final destination, and you stay in the in-transit area and do not clear South African customs, then you need not go through the temporary import process.

If your airline company will not transfer your baggage/guns to your connecting airline/flight, then you must collect your baggage/firearm/s and go through the entire entry process. If this is the case, the South African limitations, requirements, etc. will apply.

This also applies if you are overnighting in South Africa before flying on to your country of destination.

Recommended calibers for our hunting area and animals is 30.06; .300 Win Mag; .375 .





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