— About Likhulu Hunting Safaris

Likhulu..."Zulu word for big / or 100%". This is what you can expect when you join us on an African safari. Professional Hunter and Outfitter Matt van Vuuren and his wife Jacklyne established Likhulu Safaris in 2006.

We understand the importance that the whole family should be involved in the Safari and therefore we offer numerous Safari options. We also do tailor-made Safaris according to your budget and needs. In South Africa, we offer more than 45 species to hunt and we specialize in Dangerous game hunts, Plains game hunts, superb Wing Shooting and Photographic safaris. Whether you are an experienced hunter, maybe you have never hunted in Africa before, or planning to hunt as a Family, trust us to make your dream a REALITY. South Africa is the perfect country to hunt plains game, as there is a wide variety of game to hunt. The trophy quality is excellent and logistically South Africa is an easy country to get to, with daily flights out of Atlanta on Delta Airlines and Washington on South African Airways. We have concession areas in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Free State, Eastern Cape and the Limpopo Province. We also conduct Safaris in most of our Neighbouring Countries. Our camps are very comfortable and the food is of the highest standard. In South Africa, we can keep the whole family entertained with trips to Game reserves; Elephant back Safaris, Fishing Trips, etc. With well-managed hunting areas and an abundance of game, you can be sure of excellent trophy quality.
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— Meet The Team

Matt van Vuuren

Matt van Vuuren

Outfitter

Matt's interest in the outdoors and wildlife started at a very young age. He shot his first animal, a Mountain Reedbuck at the age of seven on their family ranch in the Free State province. That was a big day in his life, and unbeknownst to him, the start of his hunting career. He has been actively involved in professional hunting since 1998 and obtained his Professional Hunters license in 2002. Matt gained valuable experience when he hunted in South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania and Botswana, under the guidance of well-known Outfitters and Professional Hunters including his father who is still an active Professional Hunter. He is a hardworking Professional Hunter, with high moral standards, and ethics, ensuring that all clients will have an unforgettable experience.

"With handpicked Professional Hunters and friendly staff, you will have an unforgettable experience. We offer Hunting Safaris and Photographic safaris for first-time hunters to Africa, as well as experienced hunters returning to Africa. All hunts are tailored to your needs and budget. We have some of the finest hunting areas in Southern Africa where large numbers of game roam."

Jacklyne van Vuuren

Jacklyne van Vuuren

Hostess

Jacklyne obtained her degree in Tourism Management and Marketing in 2004. She is actively involved with the day to day management of the company, handling all bookings and related queries, and helps in the planning of Photographic Safaris. She sets very high standards when it comes to the different camps Likhulu Safaris use, be it hunting camps, or photographic camps, ensuring that clients will have an enjoyable and relaxing experience. Jacklyne will also accompany non-hunters on sightseeing trips to places of interest. Jacklyne is also an outstanding cook and will make sure NO ONE leaves camp hungry.

"At LIKHULU SAFARIS we take pride in what we do, to offer YOU as the client the experience of a lifetime. From the finest Hunting camps or Photographic camps, with all the creature comforts of home to superb trophy quality, trust us, and make your dream a reality. Join us for an experience that will change your life."

Marius van Vuuren

Marius van Vuuren

Lodge Manager

Marius started working at Likhulu Safari's on a part-time basis since 2010, and he permanently joined the staff as Lodge Manager at the beginning of 2013. Marius joined the ranks as a hunter at the age of twelve with his first animal, a Common Blesbuck which he successfully hunted with his dad, also a Professional Hunter on their family ranch. He has been loosely associated with hunting ever since. Through his worldwide travels, Marius picked up a lot of experience and have a lot of tales to share, making him the perfect host.

Chris van Vuuren

Chris van Vuuren

Head Professional Hunter

Chris's passion for hunting started at the age of eight when he shot his first animal, a Common Springbuck, on the family ranch in the Free State Province of South Africa. After completing high school Chris did a two-year apprenticeship in Zambia and obtained his Professional Hunters license in 2001. Chris worked with numerous and well known Professional Hunters and Outfitters where he honed his skills in all the different aspects of hunting. He is an avid bow hunter having taken several animals with his bow.

"I believe in hunting ethically, and I have huge respect for Nature. I consider every hunt as a special experience for each client, and I pride myself in giving 100% on every hunt"

Justin Kemp

Justin Kemp

Professional Hunter

Justin is an excellent PH who will accompany you on an ethical hunt in the fantastic African wilderness. 

Nico Els

Nico Els

PH / Cameraman

Nico is an experienced guide being both a qualified Professional Hunter and very well versed behind the camera. This combination makes him a very valuable asset on any hunting expedition. 

William Moekena

William Moekena

Head Skinner/Tracker

William joined Likhulu Safaris in 2008, where he learned his skills under the guidance of several Professional Hunters and Skinners. William has got to be one of the Best skinners in the industry and takes a lot of pride in what he does.

Koos Mnguni

Koos Mnguni

Head Tracker/Driver

Abel joined Likhulu Safaris at the end of the 2010 hunting season. Under the guidance of William, he has learned all of his skinning skills. Abel is a very good tracker and learned his skills when he was a young boy taking care of his father's cattle. Abel is also a driver and skinner. 

Evelyn Mnguni

Evelyn Mnguni

Housekeeper

Evelyn joined Likhulu Safaris at the beginning of the 2011 season. She is the main housekeeper and makes sure that all laundry is done on a daily basis and that the lodge is clean. She also assists in the kitchen when needed.

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