In the past South African hunters obtained temporary firearm export permits from the SAPS upon arrival at border posts. This will not be possible in future. The SAPS now requires hunters to apply for temporary firearm export permits at their local DFOs at least three weeks before departure. Should the process experience a hiccup, the hunter may find himself not obtaining a permit timeously. Hunters are therefore advised by African Hunting Gazette to:

  • Apply at least six weeks prior to departure
  • Ensure that the serial numbers on their rifles are clear, legible, and correct.