Reviews of Spiral Horn Safaris
Duiker street 61
Pretoria, No State - 0181
Spiral Horn Safaris specialize in both rifle and bow hunting with designated areas set aside to accommodate every client’s individual needs. Our privately owned plane is on permanent stand by to transport our client anywhere they would like.» MORE INFO & PICTURES »
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My first Africa Hunt with Spiral Horn Safaris - 11/05/2012 15:40:56 Wayne Bradbury from Dover, Fl USA
I was looking for an outfitter for my first trip to South Africa and Louis van Bergen & Spiral Horn Safari was recommended to me by a friend on Africa Hunting.Com. So a quick look at his website and I dropped Louis an email asking for info and help on my hunt which also included two of my customers. Wow Louis was fast to respond and he worked very hard to answer all my first time questions plus offer great suggestions from everything from what travel company for flight reservations to use and what was the best connections for the flights to the hard part which was picking out the species we wanted to target. Even down to what bullets would work the best for my hunt as I am an avid reloader as well. Day or night I would send Louis an email or Skype request and we go over the options and fine tune the plan.
So in just a matter of days Louis had put together a package which included private charter flights to the Kalahari were we planned on hunting lions and other plains game then another flight to his ranch in Limpopo Province, SA were Cape Buffalo and plains game would be targeted. I have traveled extensively to hunt in North America and New Zealand and never have I had such a one stop shop for planning.
Even after we booked the hunt Louis checked with us while we waited for the 4 months to pass to head to SA on a weekly basis fine tuning the details of our stay. So after a flight from US to SA Louis was waiting to assist with clearing our firearms and had us loaded up and headed to our accommodations for the night in short order. From that point on Louis and his entire employeeç—´ took care of our needs and we had a great hunt. The lion hunt was a special moment for me and to have Louis as the PH made it even better. The food, lodgings & attention to detail was just the best I had seen in my 30 years of big game hunting. The animals we took all were outstanding trophies, which included 3 Male Lions, 2 Cape Buffalo over 40 inches, Roan, Sable, Giraffe, Waterbuck, Nyala, Gemsbuck & Eland to name just a few.
The taxidermy work has been painless as well because when Louis says it is a family business he means it, Pieter van Bergen (brother) owns African Memories Taxidermy so Louis has all the bases covered.
We are already planning our 2013 hunt which will include Elephant and Cape buffalo, cannot wait to go back.
In closing I would strongly recommend talking with Louis if you want a hunt of a lifetime in South Africa or other African Countries. I got two for one, a hunt of a lifetime and a great friend in Louis van Bergen.
Sprial Horn Safaris - 09/28/2011 08:27:08 Jim Botti from Pinckney, MI USA
I recently had the pleasure of hunting with Louis Van Bergen of Spiral Horn Safaris. It was my first trip to Africa and I did not come away disappointed. I brought the whole family (Wife, Daughter and Son). Louis made sure that everybody needs were not only met but were exceeded. Both my son and I hunted. I hunted with a bow while my son chose to gun hunt. Both of us had great success. I was able to shoot a 55" Kudu, which has been a lifelong dream. My son say's that he thinks of Africa everyday. Thanks for a great hunt Louis. Looking forward to our next hunt together.
First Africa Hunt - 09/06/2011 22:06:00 Thomas Beaham from Arizona,USA
There are few times in life when your experiences mirror your expectations. My hunt with Louis and his team met and surpassed all my expectations! From the charter flight in on their own plane to the last day out, Louis was attentive to my needs and wishes. I took some wonderful trophies, ate some excellent food, shared some great stories around the fire, and brought home with me memories that will last a lifetime.
great hunting - 07/08/2011 13:57:22 Ed Bredemeyer from San Antonio, TX--USA
Louis is a great host. I have hunted with Louis twice. I will again. What more can you say--I will return!
Spiral Horn Slam of South Africa - 06/17/2011 17:07:12 Prentiss from Houston, Texas USA
Louis van Bergen is the greatest Professional Hunter of Africa. I had the hunt of a Lifetime.