We are located about 20 miles North-West of Marken, a very small town about 45 miles due East of Lephalale (Ellisras), in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Our lodge coordinates are 23° 24’ 58.90” S and 28° 15’ 50.60” E. We are located about 200 miles due North of Johannesburg International Airport (OR Tambo).


As we are in the southern Hemisphere exactly on the Tropic of Capricorn, our fall/autumn is in April/May, our winter is in June/July/Aug and spring in Sept/Oct and summer in Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb/March.

We hunt throughout the year, but our main hunting season starts in March and ends in October. Fall/winter mornings can be cold (35-50°F) and the daytime temperatures will usually be warm(ish) at 70-80°F. Rain is unusual for these months and days are generally sunny and cloudless.

Summers are generally hot with temperatures soaring to 110°F at times. Average summer temperatures are about 85 -90°F. Our “rainy” season is in spring/summer (Oct-March).


The lodge will sleep up to 12 people comfortably in 6 airconditioned rooms, each with their own ensuite bathroom.


  • 3 sets of comfortable hunting clothes (camo or darkish neutral earthy colours)
  • Very important: bring the clothes that you hunt with in the US. A lot of the new clothes folks bring over are too light in colour e.g. Khaki and MAKE A LOT OF NOISE. Be sure to bring clothes that are not (too) noisy!
  • A warm jacket (mornings and evenings can be cold – 30-50°F, days 70-80°F)
  • A pair of hunting boots (ankle high and must be worn in already)
  • Comfortable footwear for in and around lodge
  • 4-6 pairs of hunting socks
  • A hat (important not too light in colour either)
  • Personal items such as medicine, shaving kits etc.
  • A sweater
  • Chap Stick
  • A pair of gloves, neck gators good idea for May-Aug
  • Rifle and ammo and cleaning accessories
  • Casual clothes for travel and wear before and after hunt
  • Bow and bow accessories – rangefinder recommended
  • Sunglasses
  • Soft gun or bow case
  • Sun protection lotion
  • Hunting bag or backpack
  • Insect repellent
  • Good binoculars and/or rangefinder
  • Small flashlight
  • Passport
  • A hunting or pocketknife
  • U.S. Customs Declaration form 4457 for rifle import/export
  • Digital and/or video cameras with ENOUGH batteries
  • Filled in SAP520 for rifle import/export.
  • Letter of invitation from the Outfitter


Absolutely. Politically South Africa has been and still is one of the most stable countries in Southern Africa. Eulalie Hunting Safaris and its employees will do all we can possibly do to ensure the personal safety of our clients. You will be in our company from the time you step outside of customs at Johannesburg’s International Airport till the moment you check in at the airport again on the day of your departure.
That is up to you. South Africa do not require you take any shots/immunizations before you enter SA. Check with your local Centre of Disease Control (CDC) or with your local doctor.
Our area (Marken, 40miles East of Lephalale) is malaria free. Taking malaria precautions are up to you, and in my opinion not necessary when hunting at Eulalie. However, if you are planning a trip to the Kruger Park or will be hunting in Zimbabwe or Mozambique you need to take malaria precautions.
Bow hunting ranges vary between 20-30 yards, with 30-40 yards being uncommon. Average rifle hunting ranges vary between 50-100 yards, as the bush is very thick/dense which limits visibility. In areas that are more open, and visibility is better shots may vary between 100-250 yards. Very important here is that you are the person making the call on the shot. Your PH will not make you take a near impossible shot. We do not expect of you to make miracle shots. My rule of thumb is: if I can make that shot, you can! If you are not comfortable with the shot – then do not take it, your PH will put you on another one! This goes both for rifle and bow hunting.
Bow hunting is done out of permanent bow hunting blinds/hides over waterholes and salt licks. This is by far the most successful and accepted way of bow hunting in SA. For the more adventurous bow hunter you are welcome to try a spot & stalk hunt but be warned that success rates on this kind of bow hunting is fairly low – but extremely gratifying when pulled of successfully! Patience and persistence are of course the key to success here. For rifle hunting our preferred method is spot & stalk. We cover a lot of area by means driving around and then when you spot something worth going after, you get the wind in your favour and track/stalk it to where you can get a shot at it. In some areas we do ambush hunting too. In the mountains where visibility is better due to the elevation, we’ll either glass the bottoms from the hills or glass the hills from the bottoms, and after spotting what you are looking for and assessing trophy quality – make your move!
First of all, bullet placement is more important than caliber/bullet combination. For plains game I recommend nothing smaller than a .270 or a 7mm. All the .30 cal variations are good calibers for plains game. Personally, I like the .338 and .375 calibers even better – bigger bullets make up for bad shots, although none of us would ever acknowledge it or like to acknowledge it. We don’t always put the bullet exactly where we aimed – this where a bigger caliber / bigger bullet comes in very handy indeed!! You need to hunt with whatever caliber you feel most comfortable with, and whatever you personally shoot best. I know some guys don’t like the bigger calibers because of the recoil – and that is fine. Believe me a well-placed shot on a plains game animal with a .270 or a .300 will kill just as quick as a .338 or .375. As far as bullets go. I recommend the Barnes TSX bullets – phenomenal penetration and bullet weight retention as well as good expansion – exactly what the doctor ordered! I do like the Nosler Partition bullets too, as well as the Swift A-frames. Recently I have started reloading Nosler Accubond Long Range bullets. They have a very high BC, they are very accurate, have good expansion and good weight retention. I have retrieved literally hundreds if not thousands of bullets from animals – and these abovementioned are the best in my opinion. For dangerous game a minimum caliber of .375 is required by law in SA (and most other Southern African countries too). For thin skinned dangerous game like lion and leopard a fast expanding soft or TSX bullets will do the job. Cats are very susceptible to hydrostatic shock – so those TSX’s work very well! For thick skinned dangerous game like buffalo, hippo and elephant I recommend the heaviest solids available for your big bore rifle. Penetration is the name of the game – enough said!
We will reschedule your hunt to a later date or even to the following season.
After we’ve taken care of all the caping and field prep of your trophies, we’ll deliver it to a taxidermist or a shipping agent of your choice. It is your responsibility to choose which taxidermist or shipping agent to use. We recommend Highveld Taxidermists in South Africa. We have worked with Highveld Taxidermists for 20+ years and in my opinion are the best as far as taxidermy and service goes. You are welcome though to have your consignment shipped to the US to be mounted by your own taxidermist. Who and where you are going to have your trophies mounted by is entirely up to you. Upon request we’d be happy to furnish you with a shipping quote.

Trophies which are to be mounted in SA will take about 18 months to get back to you. ‘Dip & Ship’ consignments will take about 8 months.

Bring the clothes you hunt with in the US. Just about all the camo patterns work well in the African bush. If you don’t want to hunt with camo clothes, be sure to wear clothes that are darkish in colour – any darkish browns and/or greens will be OK. Stay away from light-coloured khaki clothes. Bring well-worn clothes that are not too noisy, as well as well-worn shoes that you can comfortably walk a few miles in.
We have a number of poisonous/venomous snakes but as long as you keep your eyes open and watch where you put your feet down you will be OK – same as hunting in the US.
Non-hunters are welcome to join the hunters on their hunts in their quest to harvest their trophies, or they can simply relax at the lodge, or take daytrips/excursions out to town or a photographic safari on a Big 5 game drive. Whatever you choose to do you will not be bored. Unfortunately, a lot of the businesses that we used to visit for daytrips and excursions for non-hunting guests closed down during Covid. Hopefully in time they will open again.
Good food! Home cooking at its best. Nothing weird or funky. We do serve some of the venison too which is delicious. Served with some of SA finest wines – a dining experience second to none!
We are located 20 miles northwest of Marken, a small town 40 miles east of Lephalale, in the Limpopo Province, approximately 200 miles due north of Johannesburg, a 4-hour drive from the airport. To make the logistics of getting to us easier we will pick you up at the airport and take you to the airport again upon completion of your hunt.
Absolutely! We’ve guided a lot of kids as young as 8-9 years old on plains game hunts.
Yes, you can substitute animals on the packages, you can add animals or days to the package and settle the difference on completion of the hunt. If we don’t have “a package” that you like – then contact us and we’ll tailor-make you a package that’ll suit your needs.
If you happen not to tag out for some reason you will be credited for the animal you did not take. Here you pay only for the animals you harvest, or animals that are confirmed wounded and lost.
Our main ranch is 10260 acres. We also have concessions on other ranches in our area encompassing 50000+ acres.
Yes. In South Africa to run a hunting operation like we do, by law you must fenced. It is called a P3 exemption in Limpopo Province. Basically, what it comes down to is the following: low fenced areas/ranches are bound to hunting seasons that are fairly short – just like in the US – but if you have a P3 exemption on your ranch that means that you can hunt and operate 12 months out of the year. Now if you are thinking … well I don’t want to hunt in a fence, it is not fair chase, let me assure you, hunting on tracks of land that are 5000-20000 acres in size are absolutely fair chase. The purpose of our fences is more to determine boundaries than keeping anything in or out. In reality, wild game break fences all the time, to a certain degree they still roam wherever they want to. Hunting in a 2-acre pen is like shooting fish in a barrel, granted, but hunting on 5000+ acres is most definitely not!
Although not required tips/gratuities are greatly appreciated by all who receives it.
Nowadays with internet calling it is quite easy and cheap to make long distance calls. You can call me on Whatsapp, (Whatsapp # +27 82 375 7244) or send me a text or leave me a voice note and I will call back a.s.a.p. Or you can call me on my mobile # 011 27 82 375 7244 (from US), if I don’t answer it is because I don’t have cell phone service where I am at that moment or I am guiding/hunting – please leave a short message with your name and contact number and I will call you back a.s.a.p. Alternatively, e-mail me at [email protected] – just go to the “contact us” page on this website. Please don’t hesitate to ask any question that you might have – if you don’t ask you won’t know! Upon receipt of all e-mails, I will get back to you a.s.a.p.

Customs & Immigration

As you arrive in Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport terminal, you will go through immigration and then proceed to the baggage claim carousels. You will get your baggage but not your rifles at this stage (if you have any). Proceed through customs where you will be met by a Eulalie Hunting Safaris representative. From there you will proceed to the South African Police Service office to get your firearms. If you had sent us all the relevant documentation in time then we should have your pre-authorized import/export permits in hand, and simply collect your firearms. If not, we’ll go through the process at the SAPS office (where you will still need the 5 documents necessary for obtaining the temporary import/export permits for your firearms) and there-after, depart for Eulalie Lodge in Limpopo Province about 4 hours by road.


1.  A copy of your passport.
2.  A copy of your flight ticket / itinerary.
3.  A copy of your US Customs Form 4457 (signed, dated and stamped).
4.  A filled in, signed and dated SAPS520 form.
5.  A filled in, signed and dated Letter of Invitation from the outfitter.


Eulalie Hunting Safaris will take all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of clients and their possessions, we do not however accept any responsibility or liability for persons and/or equipment, directly or implied for illness, losses, damages, injuries, or fatalities. You will be asked to sign an indemnity form prior to the commencement of your hunt. You are also advised to arrange your own medical & travel insurance.

  • Hospitals/doctors/medical assistance are 45 minutes by road from the Lodge.
  • We operate in a MALARIA-FREE area, but ask your local Doctor or CDC (Centre for Disease Control)

For information about shots and/or immunizations. South Africa do not require any shots prior to entry.


South Africa’s household electricity supply is 220V. US appliances might need converters and/or adapters to work properly. Our lodge has both the converters and adapters in every room, so you don’t have to go buy new ones for your trip. You are most welcome though to bring and use your own converters/adapters if you want to. For the last few years in South Africa, we’ve had quite a bit of load shedding, or rolling blackouts as referred to in the US. For this inconvenience we have installed solar lights in the rooms and the lodge.

time difference

South Africa’s time zone: UTC +2hrs. Thus, South Africa is 6 hours AHEAD of Eastern Time during daylight saving months (summer) in the US, and 7 hours ahead of Eastern Time in the months daylight saving does not apply (winter) in the US.
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