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Base of operations: South Africa
We are a family run business; this enables us to give each of our hunters our full attention. We also do not take too many bookings in a year; this ensures that we keep good quality trophy animals for the clients that do hunt with us. We try to keep the operation as personal as possible- where we can really meet each hunter’s requirements and thus deliver an outstanding hunt and in turn the hunter leaves having had a very memorable hunt. We try to only take one booking at a time, so that each hunting group has the lodge, all the staff, the hunting vehicles and the whole hunting concession to themselves, which definitely makes for a more enjoyable, hunt, and also makes it easier for us to concentrate on each group individually.
The two professional hunters in the family, Kelvin Milsom and father in law, Donovan Rudman have years of experience between them. A wealth of knowledge of the Malaria free Eastern Cape country side ensures the highest standard of service at all times, focusing on quality and maintaining an exciting African experience.
Our accommodation consists of a lodge which is situated in a secluded valley, surrounded by natural African bushveld. It consists en suite bedrooms, a swimming pool and an outside entertainment area. The lodge has all the mod cons one needs e.g. internet, phone, fax. The house was a South African farmhouse, which we have restored to offer you the luxuries needed after a busy day hunting yet we have proudly maintained an authentic African ambiance.
We offer mouth watering South African cuisine, which is often prepared over open fires in the evenings, thus one gets to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature around you while sipping on a cool South African beverage. All meals are included, and pack lunches are supplied, that can be enjoyed in bush under the shade of a tree, while taking a break from stalking an animal. Snacks and beverages are supplied throughout your stay.
M17278 is privileged to have a qualified registered nurse in the family who is on site, to ensure that First Aid and care is well provided. We offer daily laundry services, internet access, telephone and fax. M17278 is a member of the following organizations PHASA, CHASA, SCI, South African Tourism and Wildlife Ranching of South Africa.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
The business has now been running for 5 years. The business started because our family has hunting properties in this area, and many years ago, the previous generation did local hunting. So we have a vast knowledge of hunting in this area, and we decided to utilise the land, the knowledge and our passion for hunting, by opening up a business that allows international hunting.
2. What is your company's mission?
Our mission is to deliver an unforgettable hunting experience, encompassing all spheres of the trip, the comfort, the food, the quality of the trophies shot, the hunting services, and an all round memorable hunting holiday experience.
3. What does your company specialize in?
We specialize in plains game hunting, using the walk and stalk method only.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
We are a family run business, Donovan Rudman and his wife Erna were the original owners and founders of the hunting outfitter. Donovan grew up on the farm, and has a tremendous wealth of knowledge of the area. His daughter Denise and her husband Kelvin has since taken over the hunting, and are both great outsdoors people. Kelvin who is the PH is an avid hunter and is very passionate and experienced with hunting.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
This is a difficult question to answer as we generally have custom made packages for each individual as it is better for each person to have their own choice of hunting package, and then we accommodate accordingly.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
When hunters have hunted elsewhere in South Africa, and they comment that M17278 is the best hunting experience that they have had.
Season: January - December
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