Hunting is conducted throughout the year but due to summer rains and extreme summer temperatures the month April through September are preferable.

On plains game hunts in the Sandveld area, shooting distances vary between 100 and 300 yards. A rifle in .30 caliber is recommended. Use a good quality scope, zeroed at 200 yards. Use only top grade, core-bonded type bullets. On a 10-day hunt, 60 should see you through. For Eland a 220-gr. bullet is the absolute minimum.

In the thickly wooded areas of the Bushveld and Zululand areas, shooting distances rarely exceeds 80 yards. Use a slow heavy bulletin the .30 caliber range.

For dangerous game, 375 H is the legal minimum.

No automatic or semi-automatic shotguns are allowed for bird shooting. Good quality 12-g shotgun shells can be bought at reasonable prices at any gun dealer in South Africa. Rifles can be rented from Sandveld Safaris.