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2wfstlhunting
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The Mrs (Melinda) is a lovely person, and it is a most peaceful place to pass the days sitting on the porch and reading. The blinds are big enough for two to fit easily so she may want to spend the day with you. The ranch is quite a distance from any town: the light pollution is negligible and the night skies are beyond belief.

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acolobowhunter
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Still hearing with problems in Johansburg with luggage and paying bribes to get bow cases back. Talked to Antonie with Makalaan Safaries and he suggests flying into Frankfurt then directly to Windhoek to avoid the problems. He has also heard several problems with flying into SA. Sounds like the cost might be a little higher going into Frankfurt and a longer layover though. Might be worth it though to get there with my bows.
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TexasKing
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I just flew through J-Berg 2 months ago and had no problems.
If you’re concerned and need to spend the night there, I stayed at the Afton House and used their VIP service, they will walk your bows through customs

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acolobowhunter
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Good information. Currently I am looking at flying from Denver to Frankfurt, then to Namibia and avoiding SA. This route might be a little more expensive and there is a chance of an 8 hr. layover in Frankfurt. However many have told me that it is nice to get off the plane for a while as the SA route is a killer at 16 hours. Still have some time yet to decide and the travel consultant is working on some routes and costs for me.
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acolobowhunter
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What did the Afton House charge for walking your luggane / bows through customs? Might be worth it to have a contact there helping.
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acolobowhunter
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Just mailed my deposit yesterday for the hunt in Aug. 2018. I am already excited.
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When I was there Afton House charged around $100.00 for pickup, a nights stay and return the next morning.
When they take you to the airport the next day you will be meet by one of their people who will take you to the airline ticket counter and I did tip him..
I used a rolling duffle made by Eagle Creek and was able to take two bows and a arrow tube in the bottom half and clothing in top half. Be careful with weight as airlines are tuff on weight.Dont over pack on clothing as your PH should have laundry service

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Being that your going for plains game, just shoot what ever you use for elk. I killed all of my game with a 50# Shrew with 150 grain Stingers on a Full Metal Jacket total weight of 550 grains
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acolobowhunter
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Thanks -
When and where did you go. Who were you hunting with?

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