POSSIBLY our last escorted  South Africa HUNTS – 2019

Great food, great accommodations and amazing people on South Africa hunts. Ken and Roseann are like family to us now! Top notch! Jamie Daniel (non-hunting guest in ZA 2017)


south africa hunts are affordable!


NORTHERN CAPE PACKAGE: $4,500 for 5 animal package – $1,350 for non-hunting guest. South Africa hunts are affordable! As far as costs – the $4,500 covers the cost of the hunt, including 5 animals (kudu, gemsbok, impala, blesbok and springbok), meals, lodging, moderate alcohol, and laundry service during the hunt, 6 days hunting, 7 nights lodging – you will be gone about 10 days total counting your flights.

LIMPOPO PRICING: The Limpopo hunt is a bit different – you pay a daily rate then pay for each animal you harvest highlighted in yellow below PLUS most of the other animals listed are available as well, some a bit higher in price than in the Northern Cape – best to visit with Ken before booking this hunt.

     Limpopo Daily Rate (hunter): $450           Daily rate (non-hunter): $250

South African SAFARI 2019JOIN US for our escorted hunts to South Africa in 2019 – 2 groups headed to the Northern Cape with 34 species of game to choose from and 1 group will explore and hunt the Limpopo region of South Africa and hunt for things like Greater Kudu, Bushbuck, Bushpig, Reedbuck, Klipspringer and more that aren’t available in the Northern Cape.

South Africa hunts are designed for every hunter. Join us in 2019! Click for FREE DVD of 2018 trip! Additional animals available with photos and prices – CLICK HERE for details. Scroll down to see actual videos of previous South Africa hunts-actual footage.


South Africa dates for 2019


2018 Groups

Additional costs:

  1. Airline tickets (approximately $2000-2200 per person, Economy right now)- we use a travel agent who books flights for us if you are interested in coordinating air travel with the group.
  2. Overnight stay in Johannesburg – about $125 per person (includes airport p/u and return the next day to fly to Kimberley where the outfitter picks us up), dinner and breakfast. Cash bar. Gun permits and gun transfers about $135 per gun.
  3. Any extra animals you shoot (list at bottom of this page – PRICES MAY CHANGE – we will update these prices as we get them)
  4. Gratuity for PH’s and staff – usually 10-15% of the entire hunt
  5. Taxidermy & freight back to the USACLICK HERE to see a 2015 Karoo Taxidermy Price list to get an idea of the cost of having your mounts done in South Africa – good for estimating overall cost of trip). We use Terry’s Taxidermy in Oklahoma City – we can get you his prices too. Dipping and packing: estimated cost for the package listed above $150-200 per animal total which you won’t have to pay for, for 2-3 months after you’re back
    Shipping of the dipped and packed animals: about $100 per animal – again, this is about 6 months after you have returned home
    Import fee to Coppersmith: everyone has to pay this to get them back in the USA AFTER they have arrived back in USA,  is less than $500 to get to your taxidermist and happens about 9 months after you have returned
  6. Gun rental $100 per person plus ammo (if you’re not taking guns) OR gun permit costs/handling if you are taking guns (about $200 per person) we assist with paperwork to get the gun permits
  7. IF YOU WANT TO GO on any of our South Africa hunts – DATES ARE ALREADY BEGINNING TO FILL, you need to let us know dates ASAP and send a $1,500 deposit* per person to hold your spots. (*deposits are non-refundable but can be used based on available space for a different date in 2019 or for a 20% re-booking fee, used in 2020)
  8. IF YOU BOOK YOUR OWN AIRLINE TICKETS: You will need to coordinate with us on the round-trip flight from JNB-KIM on South African Express airlines. You must be on specific flights with the rest of the group so that you can be picked up and returned with the group. It’s about 1.5 hours from KIM (Kimberley) to the lodge and only 1 trip is made to pick up guests each day.

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is it safe? fact check!

This is a factual article on what is happening in South Africa: https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/08/27/analysis-putting-the-farm-violence-in-south-africa-in-context 

IMPORTANT! A note to our hunters about the ‘media’ reports of violence in Africa. We want our guests to know that we were in South Africa (Douglas, Limpopo and Cape Town) summer 2018 and read numerous reports about the violence against farmers in various parts of the country. We believe that our outfitters have done everything humanly possible to secure their lodging and hunting areas. The violence seems to be more prevalent in the northern parts of South Africa and isn’t nearly as widespread as some may believe, I.E., 5 farmers were killed while we were there for 6 weeks but how does that compare the the ACTUAL number of people killed in South Africa during the same 6  weeks – it’s a TINY percentage.

NO PLACE on earth can be guaranteed safe. The media tends to only print things that garner attention rather than relating the actual number of deaths to violence as opposed to deaths in general. There’s no doubt that it has persuaded many hunters to evaluate the risks of traveling and hunting in South Africa.

We hope you will consider hunting with us this coming summer. The ONLY reason it may be our last trip is our age!!! The trip is tough on us physically —  Ken & Roseann Mayer


South Africa safari 2019

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity at these prices. If you’ve dreamed of hunting South Africa there’s never been a better time to go!

Video of lodges & food!


Ken Mayer has been hunting Africa (dangerous and plains game) since 1978. All American Outfitter (Ken and Roseann Mayer) has been taking clients to hunt South Africa for plains and dangerous game since 2009. Our South Africa hunts are traditional, affordable, offering each hunter the ability to harvest trophy animals. That’s why we’re headed back in June 2019!

south africa huntsWant to see some exciting hunting videos from previous South Africa hunts? Click the HERE!

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT? Below is a simple list of the animals available – if you would like to see photographs and pricing click here: Additional animals can be taken for the trophy fees listed below – based on 2013 prices. You can TRADE OUT animals from your package to these, the trade out values are: Kudu $1000, Gemsbok $700, Blesbok $250, Impala $250 & Springbok $200

Prices below are subject to change without notice. We will update this list for 2019 ASAP!

South Africa price list for 2019


  • Hunted Africa since 1978
  • Hunted with same outfitter, with our clients since 2009
  • Ken & Roseann Mayer will be along with you on your trip to assist in any way possible
  • Group airline reservations to and from the USA at competitive prices, airport transfers, gun permits, gun transfers in South Africa
  • Each trip is carefully planned with the specific game you wish to hunt along with every detail imaginable – electrical adapters, wi-fi, comfortable clothing suggestions, and any questions you might have can be answered within minutes of asking. Detailed information about what to expect each day, food service, obtaining gun permits, etc.
  • Exceptional trophy animals on every trip we’ve taken
  • Reasonable price for the hunt of a lifetime
  • Video some client hunts
  • Create and send you a DVD at the end of your trip of all the game on the trips, lodging and meals
Click on the links below for more photos and information on our South Africa hunts

We harvested top notch trophies — the staff was professional and personalized our hunt to our group’s requests. Was the trip fun, exciting, rewarding and more? YES! Would we recommend this outfitter to others? YES!

This hunt and this outfitter is for every hunter…the PRICE is right, the QUALITY of the game seen, harvested and maturing on the hunting ground was exceptional.

Here a few links to helpful information about our South Africa hunts:

  • Afton Safari Lodge Where we stay in Johannesburg before leaving to fly the next day to Kimberley, ZA
  • Phone and MiFi device Our source for renting cell phones and mifi devices for a LESS EXPENSIVE alternative to US providers – we’ll give you instructions on how to purchase after you deplane in Johannesburg.