RIFLE HIRE- Induna Safaris offers rifle hire. We have all required calibres available. We offer rifle hire as part of our hunt; we don’t charge anything extra for rifle hire.
Visitors bringing firearms into South Africa need to complete a SAP 520 form- which is available on www.saps.gov.za or from the PHASA website at: www.professionalhunters.co.za.
Instructions for filling in of SAP520 form.
1. Identity and Flight Details
a. Passport- and a notarial copy of passport
b. Return Airline ticket or Itinerary- and a copy of one are needed.
2. Other Supporting documents:
a. Proof of ownership – Firearm licenses, documentary proof, etc. For USA citizens – customs declaration form 4457 (Officially stamped) is acceptable.
b. Proof of Export – Documentary proof of extension from country of origin.
c. Motivation letter from client. This must state that he is temporarily importing the referred to firearms for the purpose of hunting, include that the firearms are required as he will be hunting.( then list the species hunted)
d. Invitation letter from hunting outfitter.
Firearms will be physically inspected to ensure the serial numbers match those of the licenses and the application form. Ammunition will also be inspected.
a. Clear passport control at the terminal where your flight arrives.
b. Proceed to baggage claim. Pick up baggage then proceed to the respective airline help desk to collect firearms from the airline company and sign a receipt for the firearms.
c. Ask airline help desk to direct you to the South African Police Firearm Office.
d. Proceed to the South African Police Firearm Office. ( Do not at this point proceed to customs)
e. On receipt of your temporary import permit (SAP312) at the SAPS Firearm Office- proceed to customs, the red zone where you declare the firearms and finish other customs clearance procedures.
Please ensure enough time to go through temporary importation process and to clear customs. Approximately 4-5 hours is recommended, between connecting flights.
1. Temporary Import Permits:
2. Applications for the Temporary Import Permits can be made in advance to the Central Firearm Register. Ask hunting outfitter to assist you with this.
3. Please ensure that your firearms arrive on the same flight as you do. This may be done with the airline company on departure. Your firearms may only be signed for by you and will not be released to your outfitter or professional hunter should it arrive on a separate flight.
4. Please do not pay for any services regarding the handling of firearms at the Johannesburg International Airport. The issuing of the SAP520 is a free service and the South African Police Service asks that clients not pay anybody involved in handling firearms from the time of arrival in South Africa right through until you receive your firearms and the permit from SAPS. Please note however there is a handling fee charged by airlines and/or security companies for the handling of handguns, and some airlines have started charging a handling fee of all firearms. We suggest that you check with the airlines for their official fees that may be required.
5. There is no requirement for bows.
6. Please note that NO firearms will be held for safekeeping by the SAPS. If a client brings in a prohibited firearm, brings in more than is allowed, or lacks necessary documentation and his request for a temporary import permit is denied, the involved firearms must be exported immediately by the client or voluntarily surrendered to the State.