Hunting should be an experience in its totality and not merely the act of taking a rifle and shooting an animal. Each and every step should be enjoyable, including the preparations, the journey, and the eventual hunt. In Southern Africa Wildlife and Adventures, author Cobus van der Vlies shares a plethora of factors that will contribute to a successful hunting experience in Southern Africa.
This combination of travelogue and fact book shares short stories, photos, and information about Southern Africa hunting and wildlife. Cobus van der Vlies, who has hunted in Africa for more than forty years, details the experience-from planning, to the actual hunt, the "big five" game opportunities, hunting packages, and the total experience.
Failing to plan, is planning to fail To tell the experienced hunter how to prepare for a hunt is actually a bit preposterous, but an experienced hunter will no doubt also agree that this aspect can never be over-emphasized. The type of hunt, the terrain, the type of animals all play a big role in the specific preparations for a hunt, but one thing never changes and that is the need for thorough, almost obsessive planning to ensure an enjoyable and successful outing.