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Offline arrowflinger

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Whos been to South Africa recent?
« on: April 15, 2024, 01:57:35 PM »
Booked a trip in June 2025. Was looking for any advice and howd you travel there?
Im planning on using my United Airline miles. I heard there is a country that you can fly over to and not have much hassle with my rifle.

Any help or advice?
TIA

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Re: Whos been to South Africa recent?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2024, 02:05:33 PM »
I good PH should be able to help you with all the specifics. Mine was phenomenal at getting us all the info. I paid a guy $100 to get  my gun cleared through customs in SA. If this is an option then I would pay the cash. I watched a gut trying to get his cleared and he was being sent all over the place and I was done in under 30 minutes.

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Re: Whos been to South Africa recent?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2024, 04:37:30 PM »
Booked a trip in June 2025. Was looking for any advice and howd you travel there?
Im planning on using my United Airline miles. I heard there is a country that you can fly over to and not have much hassle with my rifle.

Any help or advice?
TIA
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Re: Whos been to South Africa recent?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2024, 04:42:59 PM »
I good PH should be able to help you with all the specifics. Mine was phenomenal at getting us all the info. I paid a guy $100 to get  my gun cleared through customs in SA. If this is an option then I would pay the cash. I watched a gut trying to get his cleared and he was being sent all over the place and I was done in under 30 minutes.

That sounds like getting into Mexico......a couple times I was getting shaken down before I even did anything. But a couple bucks did save a lot of time.

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Re: Whos been to South Africa recent?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2024, 05:56:14 PM »
Ive been several times, mostly recently last summer. It is truly a magical experience that you will thoroughly enjoy.

South Africa is about as far away from Washington as you can get, and youll be in the air about 20 hours plus or minus. If you are taking firearms, the cities you connect through should be a consideration. Ive always flown Delta through Atlanta because they generally do a good job with firearms. Some hubs such as London, Amsterdam, and others have reports of higher rates of poor experiences for travelers with firearms.

Of course you can avoid all those hassles by borrowing a firearm from your outfitter, which I did last year for the first time.

Try to get there on no more than two flights. Every added connection creates more potential for problems.

If you take your own firearms, I would advise using a service such as Rifle Permits.com. Getting yourself messed up with the South African police because you filled out the form wrong, and youre tired and cranky from 30 hours of travel isnt a good way to start out.

Best wishes; I envy you.
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