Our camp, Citadel Game Lodge, is a comfortable three hours´ drive from Johannesburg International Airport. This luxurious camp consists of a thatched lodge, where the indoor bar and dining room are situated and en-suite chalets, single or double, amid huge indigenous Knob thorn trees. All modern amenities are provided, hot and cold running water, showers, flushing toilets and a daily laundry service. Highly trained camp staff will attend to your every need be it culinary or otherwise.
There is a lovely pool to cool down in during the warmer months. There is also an outdoors recreational area with a pool table, bar, satellite TV, videos and plenty more designed to keep guests remaining in camp from getting bored. Game drives are available when possible (Not interfering with the hunters in the bush).
Meals consist of real bush cuisine, with plentiful venison on the menu, complimented by superb South African wines. Lunch boxes are provided for the hunters while a light lunch will be available for those guests remaining in camp. Campfires and barbeques on a regular basis, amid the nocturnal sounds of the African bush, bring home the true African experience. Guests are then treated to traditional “Potjiekos”(Hot Pot), bread cakes grilled on the open fire and lots of other dishes to enchant even the most sophisticated palate.
I just returned from my second Safari with DVS. My second experience was even better than my first a feat hard to accomplish! My long time friend/PH Hein and I worked hard day/night to hunt true trophy species on my list. Results were 9 arrows, 9 animals none lost. DVS does everything feasible to make your experience one of a lifetime. From airport pick up to drop off and everything in between, DVS would be tough to beat. Will be back again!
After several years and over 28 days of searching for lion my son and I continued our adventure to the Kalahari Desert.Being used to a long hike, as a result of our previous excursions, we were guilty of not paying as close attention to business. A movement of the bushes and an undeniable growl unmistakably shouted to us “I am here and you are too close”. Fortunately, our opponent was similarly surprised having been awakened from a warming nap. His actions allowed us to calm our trepidation and harvest the majestic creature after a 10 year journey.
Emerson Bloomfield, my good friend and hunting companion, drew back his bow and prepared to shoot a Jackal,shocked to see that that his brand new PSE had come flying apart at the shot. Thankfully he brought a back up bow, a 30 year old PSE affectionately known as “Trusty Rusty”. After a slow start Emerson, William, and Trusty Rusty went on a bender, going on to take 8 one shot kills in 8 straight days. Every shot was a pass through and half died within sight of the blind. Some of Emerson’s favorites were his zebra, gemsbok, red hartebeest, and nyala.I also had a great hunt and was thrilled to be guided by the world famous Hein Lottering. Together, Emerson and I harvested 18 animals in 14 days. What a hunt! We want to thank Dries Visser Jr. and Dave Kidder for putting this hunt together for us. I also want to thank Dries Visser Sr. for helping me track down my sable. What a thrill to see this legend work a track.