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Transporting Guns into South Africa


Form SAP520
- We will send this to you upon receipt of booking deposit
- Complete page 2 - E2.1 to E25.4 - Natural Persons details
- Complete page 4 - G1 to G5 and G8 thru G9.2 - Import/Export Details
- Complete page 5 - I1.1 to I5 - Details of Firearms and ammo
- Do not do this in South Africa! Also, the date format is year/month/day
- Please view this sample E520 for instructions on how to fill out your form
Click Here for Sample e520 Form

Proof of Ownership
- USA: Custom Form 4457 -we will send this to you upon receipt of booking deposit)...must be filled out and signed by a US Customs Officer before your trip (take your gun to your local international airport's customs office prior to your trip)
- UK or Europe: Copy of your firearm license

Invitation Letter
- This Invitation Letter will come from will need to add your personal details and firearms details to the letter

Airline Ticket
- You will need to show your airline arrival and departure details at the South Africa Police Station upon arrival

Procedures thru TAMBO (Johannesburg) Airport

Upon Arrival in South Africa
- Exit Plane and go through Passport Control
- Go the the Import/Export Office. Next to it is an area marked "Firearms and Security items"
- Identify your rifle case and sign for it if required
- Collect your normal luggage at the appropriate conveyer belt
- Proceed on the Green line through customs
- Exit the arrivals hall, look for an Africa Hunt Lodge representative holding sign with your name on it
- Take a right and look for the SAP Firearms office, where you will review and sign for your permit.

What you can Bring

Rifles and Shotguns
- Maximum of four (4) firearms or shotguns, not more than one of the same caliber or guage
- Only 200 rounds for each permitted firearm or shotgun will be allowed
- No ammunition for other firearms (not accompanying you) is permitted
- Firearms must bear the manufacturer's seriel number which the firearm can be identified, found on the barrell, frame or the receiver of the firearm - Handguns will be allowed into the country but must be used for hunting only which requires letters from hunter and outfitter stating such. - Shotguns: only side by side, over/under, or Pump shotguns are permitted