If you have had the pleasure to stay with HuntSA, you know the traditional Cape lodge is amazing with great ensuite rooms, dining hall, trophy room and relaxing veranda.
If you have not yet visited HuntSA, this awaits you as well as two new amenities! The Braii House and the brand new Tree Lodge are the newest additions.
The Braai House is a rock structure with a comfortable lounge and bar. Complete with an indoor Braai for traditional wood fired South African cuisine! Rufus has even built a wood fired pizza oven and has a great recipe with a South African flair.
Mornings begin in the Braai House with
coffee and granola before heading off to the field. After a hard day of hunting or exploring, you return for a wonderful dinner in the dining hall and then end the day in the Braai house for relaxation and fellowship around the fire!
Just talking about it makes me wish I was there!
The Tree Lodge is a new building this year. Rufus designed a tree out of the rocks from the ranch and built it i...
2017 Has been a marvelous year for HuntSA and the ministries we serve!
We have hosted 20 hunters and 4 mission teams from March through June.
We also have 3 additional teams coming over from July through September.
It has been such a blessing to serve these folks and show them an adventure of a lifetime, while serving the impoverished children of South Africa!
These two Gentlemen, Chuck Gates and Ryan Sutheimer from Helena, Montana, came over with a team of 8 men and women from Mount Helena Community Church and served in the remote area of Transkei South Africa. The team was able to roof a mission home and a church and do a number of outreaches into the villages we serve. They finished up their time with some hunting on the HUNTSA ranch!
This team also spent several days serving at Jehovah Jireh Haven Children's home in the Eastern Cape. HuntSA helps to serve over 100 orphan and impoverished children at JJH through hunters labor, relationships and don...
One of the biggest pleasures we have at HuntSA, is when families come to hunt and experience all that South Africa has to offer!
So we were especially excited to help plan a surprise 14th birthday trip with Jeff Lunsford for his son, Campbell!
It was fun to be with Jeff and Campbell and share their first experience in Africa.
Not only did Campbell bag his first big game animal, he enjoyed hunting rabbits, springhares and playing with the children who live on the ranch.
Jeff and Campbell incorporated a photo safari and brought some encouragement,food and needed medical supplies to Jehovah Jireh Haven Children's home! Campbell also enjoyed kicking the soccer ball around with the kids!
We would love to host your family in South Africa! It is not as expensive as you might think. Please contact us to help start planning your adventure.
Campbell sharing the excitement of Jeff's amazing Gemsbuck!
Rufus Luttig of HuntSA is coming to America to share the vision and adventure of ! If you are close by one of our stops, please come and see us. We may be able to accommodate a meeting with you or your group. Don’t hesitate to contact us athuntsa.com or 406-249-7068.
HUNTSA Tour Dates 2017
January 5-8 Dallas, Texas
Safari Club Convention (Dallas Woods and Water Club)
1994 was the beginning of HuntSA, when Rufus Luttig saw the needs of the people of South Africa and decided he couldn't turn a blind eye to the HIV/Aids crisis. His journey turned into something far bigger than his dream. Watch the video as Rufus tells his story!
You can find this and other videos on the Trophy Room/ Video page at HuntSA.com.
We all have dreams of visiting some far away, exotic and exciting destination. Most people only dream, but it is awesome when we reach out, do the planning, the saving and get out of the comfort zone and GO!
Garrett Nalls is one of those guys. He has been planning and saving for several years and has been so excited for his trip to South Africa to Hunt with HuntSA and to serve the kids at Jehovah Jireh Haven.
He is in the midst of his adventure right now! Garrett had an image in his mind of Africa, now he get's to see the reality of his dreams.
I love it when both younger and older people determine to make a trip like this happen. It takes the excuse of age and finances away! And, when you have our professional team to help you with planning, every step of the way is that much easier.
Of course, once you land in South Africa, Rufus and his team take over, meeting you at the airport, providing amazing lodging, meals and that adventure that will live on in your memory for a life tim...
Packing for South Africa can be more intimidating than the flight, jetlag, hunt, or anything else for that matter. In order to save you some time and energy, I'm going to list what I bring on a 3 week journey and you can adjust accordingly. I'm getting pretty good at this since I've been to South Africa and more specifically, Rufus' ranch 11 times in the last few years.
The ranch can be fairly cool at night and sweaty as all get out during the day. You'll need to pack some great gear in order to really enjoy your stay. You don't have to spend a ton of money; however, the more technically sound the gear, the more you'll be ready to take on the elements.
I think you are going to need a medium weight jacket for starters along with some zip-off pants. Those are my go to items for my travel. They are lightweight and I can get rid of 10 degrees or more in just a manner of seconds.
South Africa is a pretty moderate, warm climate. Since the seasons are th...
In South Africa, you'll find dishes influenced by the indigenous population, along with the Dutch, French, Indians and Malaysians and as such it offers a vibrant cuisine that's sure to excite the palate.
When you set foot on South African soil, don't leave before you've enjoyed a traditional braai, as much for the barbecued food as for the cultural experience. Follow it up with a popular melktert (custard-filled pastry) and if you fancy a little snifter to finish then a sweet and creamy glass of Amarula (liqueur) will definitely do the trick.
Must "eats" while in South Africa include:
Biltong & Droewors
Dry curing was a method used to preserve meat by the indigenous tribes of South Africa before fridges were invented. Usually made from beef or game, such as springbok, biltong (a thinly sliced, air-dried meat) and droewors (an air-dried sausage) are traditionally eaten as snacks. The meat is cured in a mixture of vinegar, salt, sugar and spices such as coriander and pepper, then hung...