Johan Wolvaardt, owner of Sand River Safaris, has been a professional hunter and outfitter for 29 years.
He is a member of the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa, Tvl., Game Association, Bosveld Hunters Association and the Messina Game Association.
Johan heads up a team of highly qualified, dedicated professional hunters and trackers. He employs one of a very few black professional hunters in South Africa. Another unique member of his staff is a true bushman tracker. Experienced dogs are made use of to help track down wounded animals.
Sand River Safaris has exemption to hunt throughout the year. More than 25 species of game can be hunted on the farm. Furthermore, concessions are available in nearby areas and Zimbabwe for species which do not occur on the farm, such as Buffalo, Sable, Elephant and some of the rare plains game species.
All hunting vehicles are equipped with radios. Hunting parties are accordingly in constant communication with the base camp. This enables the collection of trophies without delay to be delivered to highly skilled staff members to take care of the capping of the trophies.
Taxidermy services are also available.
Sand River Safaris offer rifle, handgun, bow and black powder hunting for both the experienced and the novice hunter. Father and son/daughter and family hunts are also welcomed. Rifles are available for hire.
Quad motorbikes are available for bow hunters for easy access to and departure from hides.