Proposed Itinerary

MondayJuly 15   Depart USA via morning flight service to Johannesburg, South Africa.
TuesdayJuly 16   Afternoon arrival Johannesburg.  Upon arrival at the airport, you pass through customs and clear any firearms.  After clearing customs, you’ll be met by a Madubula representative and taken to dinner and then on to the Michelangelo Hotel.
WednesdayJuly 17 Spend the morning resting up and getting over any jetlag.  In the afternoon, a Madubula representative will take you to Mala Mala Game Reserve (a 4 hour drive – or a one hour charter flight can be arranged for an additional fee).  Once at Mala Mala you’ll settle into your accommodations and enjoy dinner before bed.
Thursday and FridayJuly 18 & 19   Enjoy a photo safari at Mala Mala Game Reserve.  Game drives are conducted in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles in the 40,000 acre private reserve. The rangers are in constant radio communication with one another to keep each other informed about the location of wildlife. Headsets are used for this purpose so as not to interrupt the sounds of the African bush. The 4-wheel drive safari vehicles enable the rangers to leave the road and provide guests with close up game viewing and fantastic photographic opportunities. Night drives, with the aid of powerful spotlights, bring the bush to life at night.
SaturdayJuly 20   Travel Day.  You’ll awake and after breakfast take the drive or charter flight back to Johannesburg.  Once there, you’ll either drive or take a charter flight on to the Free State Reserve where you’ll do your hunting safari.  This huge concession is located on the Northeastern border of Lesotho, a small country set in the middle of South Africa that is also known as the “Mountain Kingdom”.
Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy dinner, settle into your accommodations for the duration of your hunt, and rest up before your first day of hunting.

July 20-30   After a great breakfast made to order daily you will head out for your ‘hunt of a lifetime’.  During the course of your 10 day safari, you and your son will hunt with legendary PH, John Abraham.  John was the 2007 Dallas Safari Club Professional Hunter of the Year.  
You’ll enjoy both “stalking” hunts, and blind-based hunts over water holes as you harvest the predetermined list of animals, and any additional animals you wish to harvest.  
The highlight of the hunt will be the stalk of a mature male lion.
The non-hunters are invited to join the hunters for the stalking of plains game as often as they like.  We suggest they do so on at least two or three of the days.  Other days, we can arrange for day trips to curio shops, visiting Bloemfontein, photo game drives on the reserve, spa visits, and local places of cultural interest (some additional fees may apply for these activities).
WednesdayJuly 31
Thursday and FridayAugust 1 & 2
SaturdayAugust 3
SundayAugust 4
  Transfer back to Johannesburg (via charter flight or car).  You’ll be taken to the Michelangelo Hotel for the evening.
Enjoy a guided tour of Johannesburg.  Your local guide will take you in a luxury van to areas of interest in and around Johannesburg.  These spots include historical sites, museums, local markets, cultural centers, and restaurants featuring local fare.
Depart Johannesburg via mid-day flight to the U.S

Morning arrival in Dallas


  • All meals while at the Free State Reserve and Mala Mala
  • All beverages (beer, soda, wine – open bar)
  • Overnight accommodations at the Free State Reserve
  • 2 on 1 guiding by a Professional Hunter


  • Transfers and Charter Flights (Detailed Below)
  • International Airfare
  • Gratuities
  • Special Request Liquors
  • Ammunition
  • Items of personal nature (phone calls, excess baggage charges, etc.)
  • Hotel stay in Johannesburg and while at Mala Mala
  • Additional trophy fees not included in package
  • Gun registration and import fee (appx. $250)
  • Airfare

Flight and Transfer Costs:

Commercial flight to/from Nelspruit (Mala Mala Reserve)

    $200 (appx) per person, each way

Johannesburg to Free State Reserve 

    $600 Transfer by vehicle, or $4,500 Charter Flight

Free State Reserve to Johannesburg

    $600 Transfer by vehicle, or $4,500 Charter Flight

Hotel and Game Reserve Costs:

Michelangelo Hotel (Johannesburg)

    $265 per night (appx), per room.

Mala Mala Game Reserve (includes accommodations, meals, drinks, photo safari, and laundry service)

    $685 for the first guest and room(double occupancy)

$342.50 for the second guest

*Charter and Airfare Fees subject to change based on availability and fuel costs.