As I sit here in my office in Houston, I have been reflecting on our time with you in August. Wendy and I had a great time with you. The hospitality, accommodations and food were superior; moreover, the hunting was truly fabulous. I have hunted and big game fished all over the world for the last fifty years, but this hunting experience takes the prize.
As a rookie African hunter, I found Bertus to be instructive, positively supportive and very knowledgeable. We saw all types of animals from, giraffes to leopards to baboons (If you remember, we were there only for Antelopes and Warthog). The antelopes I was most interested in were Kudu and Oryx. We harvested a beautiful trophy of each plus Impala, Red Hartebeest and other game. The most memorable was the taking of the warthog with only ten minutes left in our stay. Bertus was very persistent and he finally said I see a big old one. He pointed it out to me and due to the position we were in; I asked him where I should rest my gun. He said on his arm. We made the one hundred and eighty yard shot and Bertus was so excited, I thought he was going to jump off of the truck. What a super experience.
We feel like we have truly made friends in Namibia and we look forward to seeing you at the Dallas Safari Club Show this January. We are coming back to be with you in Africa.
All the Best, Steve and Wendy Krueger
I want to thank Bertus and Africa Awaits Hunting Safaris for one of the best hunting trips of my life. I have been to Africa once before and a number of other countries hunting.This was the most exciting,well planned hunt ever. Bertus had everything and everyone doing what had to be done for a successful leopard hunt.I am telling all my hunting friends about Africa Awaits Hunting Safaris. If Africa is in your plans, Bertus is the one to go with.
Ray Marchini - Colorado USA
Lola and I can’t thank-you enough for all your hospitality and attention to the details of making our first trip to Namibia so incredible and wondrous! Your accommodations were superb, your helpers were kind and courteous and the meals were a feast every time!! We look forward to coming back soon
Lou and Lolla - USA -
I had a great experience in Namibia with Bertus Pretorius and his team.
Everything was first class, the hunting, the accommodations, the food and fellowship!
I would highly recommend Africa Awaits and Bertus’s team to anyone wanting to hunt Namibia.
The conditions were much like west Texas….dry scrub, flat, lots of thing to stick you.
I saw quite a bit of game and took seven quality animals, including a 55 inch Kudu, two Oryx (32” and 34”) two nice Warthog’s, a Red Hartebeest and a nice Springbok. All in all, a great week.
The hunting was challenging. All spot and stalk with many miles on my feet and some great stalks. I hunted with a fine young PH and a very good tracker. They were very effective at putting me on game.
The follow up was great as well. The info packages provided was most helpful.
We stayed at Bertus and Barbara Petrorius farm for a week. It was a very pleasant stay for all the family. Hunters were able to hunt all the species we were looking for, all of them great trophies and accompanied by magnificent professionals. While our wifes enjoyed of several activities. They visited the bushman village where they could meet the bushman people, the origin of the Namibian culture. They also went to Harnas, a shelter for animals such as lions, leopards or cheetahs, they got amazing pictures. Highlight the delicious meals: homemade stews of game meat, vegetables from the garden ... all very good. We are very thankful to Bertus and Barbara, they were very kind and nice. In short, Africa Awaits is a highly recommended safari to do with the family, a safari that we will never forget.
I have gone to Zimbabwe and the area of LIMPOPO in South Africa a lot of times for a Leopard hunt. Many years ago I was successful, but only once in LIMPOPO.
This past LEOPARD hunting trip with my family to Namibia was by far THE BEST EXPERIENCE. I thank Bertus and Barbara for making us all enjoy our trip (even the children enjoyed a lot). If any of our friends would like to hunt in Africa, we will surely recommend them to you.
Thanks again for my successful LEOPARD hunt and making all of us happy with this great experience. The ladies are also very thankful to the Africa Awaits team for making their trip a success with all the animals that they wanted to hunt.