Grand Safari

Born in France in 1968, Christophe Beau developed a great passion for african game from a very young age. He joined the french military (marines) in 1988 and spent over a year in Sénégal. He has not left Africa since and has settled in South Africa since 1994. Christophe graduated as a professional hunter in various countries such as South Africa, Mozambique and Tanzania. He is also a full member of PHASA (Professional Hunter’s Association of South Africa) and a Master Measurer for the SCI (Safari Club International) as well as for Rowland Ward. Since 1994, Christophe has acquired great experience as a professional hunter, guiding in most of southern Africa’s countries such as South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda. This diversity has completed his knowledge acquired in West Africa, making him one of the great specialists in his field.

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Accommodation & meals5
Was PH knowledgeable?5
Could you find trophy?5
Field prep and after-service5
Equipment in good condition?5
Value for money. Were expectations met?5

 

 Christophe Beau

 +27 82 8938389 | RSA: +27 43 7486128 / US: 8028700050 / FR: 0184165158

 +27 43 7482476

 info@grand-safari.com

Lodge Indian Ocean: 32.826577 – 28.118306 | Lodge Stormberg Mountains: 32.226950  –  26.491710

www.Grand-Safari.com

How long have you been in operation as an outfitter? Since 1994

How many years’ experience do you have as PH? Since 1994. 21 Years

How many PHs do you employ? 3 PH’s in South Africa

Member of (include membership no): PPHASA  1300101  –  ACP – SCI 20137514 – SCI Master Measurer 2261 – Rowland Ward official measurer

When can you have a whale of a time with your bow or rifle in the African bush while your partner enjoys a world class SPA treatment overlooking the Indian Ocean, and your kids learn how to surf, dive, fish, ride (a quad bike or the back of an elephant)?

Only when you join the Grand Safari team for a unique Sea View Hunting package. Spend 3 days in the heart of our traditional premier hunting concession in the Stormberg Mountain range on a great conventional African safari, and then 4 days on our breathtaking sea view resort for some hunting vacation.

Over 30 species of plains game to choose from, big five optional.

Country/s of operation South Africa – Tanzania – Congo – Cameroon – France
Area / Province Eastern Cape Province in South Africa
Own land / concession/s Concessions
Size of location/s Over 500 000 ha of hunting concessions
Terrain &  vegetation From sub tropical coastal forest to semi arid grass land, out of the 7 biomes to be found in the whole of South Africa, our region has 5
Rainfall & temperatures Most rain between December and February

Temperatures ranging from 20°C to 33°C (68 to 91°F) in summer (December through February) and in winter (June through August) from -6°C inland and 6°C on the coast to 23°C (21°F in land and 43°F on the coast, to 73°F)

Appropriate clothing Dark camo, fleece and wind breaker
Nearest tar road Maximum 25 km
Nearest town East London for coastal area and Tarkastad for Stormberg Mountain area
Nearest medical facility East London
Nearest airport & how far East London (ELS), 45mn from coastal area
Nearest landing strip Privately owned, 10mn drive for Coastal, our Stormberg Mountain area has its own landing strip
Air charter required to reach destination? /other? Road transfert is usual. Private charter (plane or helicopter) optional extra
Method of transport from airport & back

Who meets me?

Usually by road. Your Grand Safari PH will meet and greet you in East London Airport. We also offer a meet & greet in Johannesburg airport to assist clear customs with your firearms and find your domestic flight.

Type of accommodation:

Coastal lodge has a sea resort feel to it with breathtaking unbroken sea view. It has a direct access to a long unspoilt white sand beach. Stormberg Mountain lodge is set in the heart of a private game reserve with a great african bush feel. Over 30 species including some of the big-five.

Permanent buildings | Sleeps: 12

 Tented camp

 Bush lodge

Rooms & Bathroom facilities:

 Sleeps: Single | Double | Family

 Shower | Baths (some units)| Flushing toilets | Pool  | Daily laundry and ironing„ | Air-Conditioning

 Heating in Stormberg Mountain lodge

 Jacuzzi at coastal lodge

Food: 

  Includes all food| Includes soft drinks | Includes local wine and beer |

  Excludes all spirits  * (Bar is on separate account)

  Consideration for allergies/illnesses (asked on safari contract questionnaire)

  Special provision for dietary requirements (When specified, upon availabilities)

Power &/or back -up:

 Electricity | Generator (back-up)

 Solar | Battery

Connectivity & reception:

 Mobile connection (All networks, Signal strength vary Stormberg Mountain Lodge  ) | Wi-Fi  | TV

 Satellite reception (Bring your own sat phone or let us know if we need to supply)

Max capacity:  up to 20 PAX

The great diversity of biomes and landscape in our province brings a great diversity of species. It also allows the dedicated hunter to experience different type of hunting in within the same safari. Sharing new hunting experiences is what it’s all about with Grand Safari. In below list has been specified what species are to be found where (O for Indian Ocean and S for Stormberg Mountain). Other species, including the big five, on request.

Baboon (O/S) Giraffe (0/S) Roan (S)
Blesbuck, common (0/S) Hartebeest, red (O/S) Sable (S)
Blesbuck, white (S) Impala (O/S) Sheep, barbary (Aoudad) (S)
Bontebok (O/S) Jackal, black back (O/S) Springbok, black (S)

Springbok, common (S)

Springbok, copper (S)

Springbok, white (S)

Bushbuck, cape (0/S) Klipspringer (S) Steenbuck (S)
Bushpig (O/S) Kudu, greater cape (O/S) Warthog (O/S)
Deer, fallow (S) Lechwe, red (S) Waterbuck (S)
Duiker, blue (O) Lynx (O/S) Wildebeest, black (S)
Duiker, common (0/S) Nyala (0/S) Wildebeest, blue (0/S)
Eland, cape (S) Reedbuck, common (S) Zebra, Burchell (O/S)
Gemsbuck (S) Reedbuck, Mountain (S)
Hunter 10 day package with excursions: USD 5,500 / couple and USD 7,350 / family up to 4

“A la carte option”: 1×1: USD 390 / 2×1: USD 340

Non-Hunter USD 180 – Under 13 less 40%
Tips At your discretion, average of USD 100 / day for your PH, USD 10 / day for your tracker and USD 10 / day to share amongst lodge staff

Who handles firearm permits Grand Safari is offering the option
Availability of firearm supplies Some rifles to hire in camp
Nearby gunsmith East London
Permits and licence fees for trophies Some species require a TOPS and or a CITES permit. USD 50 / permit when required

Contact outfitter

Filed prep Included
Taxidermy Excluded, but repatriation of trophies to Karl Human Taxidermy included
Hunting vehicles available Toyota’s
Members of staff (PH’s trackers, skinners, lodge) All included
Other activities Numerous excursions from coastal lodge, includes interaction with lions, cheetahs and elephants, golf (PGA), SPA, surfing & diving, deep sea boat fishing, game drive & elephant back safaris, quadbike, cultural tours etc
Other excursions offered See above
Provision for disabled hunters? yes
Family / child friendly Yes, highly recommended for the whole family
Accommodation & meals5
Was PH knowledgeable?5
Could you find trophy?5
Field prep and after-service5
Equipment in good condition?5
Value for money. Were expectations met?5
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