Experience the real Africa…
The thrills, the adrenalin, the awe of being alive in this ancient land. Welcome to the incredible wilderness, and to the contrasting comfort of our luxury accommodation at either of two Aru Game Lodges establishments: Veronica, and Kalakwa.
Both lodges are within an hour and a half’s drive to the south east of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. The two game farms span more than 147 500 acres (59 000 hectares).
Thanks to the diversity of landscape and unspoiled natural surroundings, the richness of game species and the down-to-earth skills of our knowledgeable Professional Hunters, your Namibian safari will be an unforgettable, authentic African hunting experience.
Average Client rating:
Gysbert & Danene van der Westhuyzen
+264 81 129 5536 | +264 62 560055
+264 88 645 376
-22.62° 18.04° -23.44° 18.27° -18.24° 23.69°
How long have you been in operation as an outfitter? 15 Years
How many years’ experience do you have as PH? 50 Years
How many PHs do you employ? 7
Member of (include membership no): SCI, DSC, Napha
|Country/s of operation||Namibia|
|Area / Province||Khomas, Zambezi|
|Own land / concession/s||Own land & Concession|
|Size of location/s||150000 acres privately owned, 60000 concession|
|Terrain & vegetation||Kalahari, Savannah, Bushveld, Floodplains, Mountains, Rivers|
|Rainfall & temperatures||100-300mm per year. 20- 38 degrees celsius|
|Appropriate clothing||• Correct clothing is essential to a successful hunt. We recommend any camouflaged clothing in the yellow, brown and green ranges (sandy colors).
• Two sets of cotton type trousers and 3 changes of long-sleeved shirts should be sufficient. We can do laundry when necessary, helping to keep your luggage to a minimum.
• A warm jacket is essential, as early mornings and evenings can become quite cold, especially in winter. One or two sets of comfortable, warm clothing and sneakers for around the camp fire at night are recommended.
• Hunting boots or shoes must be broken in properly before the hunt. We hunt on foot, so comfort is important. A higher type of boot would be good, considering our slithering friends in the veld. Highboots also serve well as ankle guards in the mountains.
• A hat is also very important; although we do provide a complimentary cap should you wish to use that.
• Sunscreen is an absolute must. Please ensure that you have an ample supply.
• Good quality sunglasses are also recommended.
|Nearest tarred road||50km, 90km|
|Nearest medical facility||115km, 190km|
|Nearest airport & distance||Windhoek International 75km, 170km|
|Nearest landing strip||200 meter|
|Air charter required to reach destination? / Other?||no|
|Method of transport from airport & back
Who meets the hunter?
Self & chartered companies
Type of accommodation:
Take home rich memories of adventure and luxury in the African wilderness: from our two Aru Game Lodges on ranches spanning 147 500 acres, 2 hours’ drive from Windhoek.
Here and in the Zambezi Region, where we hunt dangerous game, you’ll encounter an incredible diversity, guided by skillful professional hunters.
Welcome to our family-run, sustainable Namibian hunting experience, where we take pride in everything we do!
Rooms & Bathroom facilities:
Sleeps: Single | Double
Shower | Baths | Flushing toilets | Pool | Daily laundry and ironing | Air-Conditioning
Includes all food| Includes soft drinks | Includes local wine and beer
Exlude all spirits
Consideration for allergies/illnesses | Special provision for dietary requirements
Power &/or back -up:
Electricity | Solar | Generator
Connectivity & reception:
Mobile connection (MTC) | Wi-Fi | TV | Satellite reception
Max capacity: 12 PAX
|Baboon||Black faced Impala||Hartmanns Zebra|
|Black Wildebeest||Jackal||Chapmanns Zebra|
|Damara Dik-Dik||Roan||Red Lechwe|
|Who handles firearm permits?||Client|
|Availability of firearm supplies||large variety calibers available|
|Trackers & skinners||x|
|Trophies wounded or lost||x|
|Skinning and field preparation||x|
|Repatriation of trophies to taxidermist||x||Zambezi areas excluded|
|Taxidermy charges and cost||x|
|Packing, dipping and shipping of trophies||x|
|All license fees, permits and hunting licenses, CITIES permits||x|
|Provision for disabled hunters?||x|
|Number of hunting vehicles available||6|
|V. A. T||x|
|Supplementary nights before & after the safari||x|
|Family- & Child-friendly?||x|
|Members of staff (PHs trackers, skinners, lodge)||x|