Hunting Report - Sam and Judy Rhodes
Stella and Christo,
Judy and I want to thank you for the “safari of a
lifetime”. My 58++ inch kudu with 13 inch bases
was the absolute highlight of my hunt (in the last
30 minutes of daylight on the last hunting day). I
have been hunting for this trophy since 1988 and
your tenacity and hard work, not to mention animal
quality, made it all possible. I have also been
hunting for a really good bushbuck since 1988 and
again you made it happen with a 16++ inch heavy
horned trophy bushbuck.
Judy shot a magnificent sable antelope of 38++
inches. With her crossbow she also shot an old
mature impala with terrific mass in the horns and a
great blesbok finished her allotment of animals for
We were truly amazed at the quality of all the
animals we observed. It is obvious that the
Mabula Pro Safaris game management and
conservation program is one of the best. I have to
mention that the accommodations, the food, the
staff and the entire ranch are fantastic. Everything
we experienced was absolutely “first class”.
Our road trip through Botswana, Zambia and
Zimbabwe was filled with adventure. Stella and
you are wonderful and knowledgeable tour guides.
Viewing Victoria Falls was one of the most
awesome sights I have ever seen. Boat rides on
the Zambezi River, helicopter rides over Victoria
Falls, Chobe National Park, elephant rides to view
wild game and all the wonderment of the beautiful
countryside was worth every minute. What an
enjoyable 5 days.
Thank you for all your efforts during the entire 14
days we had with Mabula Pro Safaris.
We can’t wait to get back!!
Hunting Report - Tim McKinnon
Hello Christo & Stella,
I just wanted to Thank-You for a fantastic trip!
I am not sure I can put into words what a great
experience we all had at Mabula Pro Safaris. You
operate a first class outfitting business the animals
are excellent quality and accommodations are
second to none.
All 10 of us enjoyed our safari with you and felt the
trip to Kruger was excellent and allowed us a
couple days to adjust before the hunting started.
Your staff is incredible from the professional
hunters to the ladies serving dinner they took care
of every detail during our trip and did it with a
smile. On another note what can I say about your
support of our chapter’s participation in the “SCI
Blue Bag Program”.
The two schools you found for us to drop off the
600lbs of supplies are exactly what we where
looking for. We look forward to working with you
on this project for years to come!
Again on behalf of our group Thank-You for an
I can’t wait to bring my family over and hunt with
Hunting Report - Scott Smith
Although I already told you how pleased I was with
the opportunity I had to hunt with Marthinus
serving as my assigned PH, I wanted to take this
opportunity to specially commend him for what he
did for Mary and me during our visit. From my
perspective your PHs are positively the most
critical front line ambassadors you have for the
exceptional hunting services you provide your
clients. They spend the most time with your
clients, and how well they do or do not do has a
tremendous impact on the quality of the hunt a
client has and on whether or not a client will book
for future hunts and on whether or not a client will
recommend your services to his or her friends.
I assure you that Marthinus, from start to finish, did
an absolutely outstanding job on your behalf. He
was exceptionally professional and courteous to
Mary and I at all times, and he made sure
everything we did was in full compliance with the
instructions he received from you and the other
landowners we came in contact with. He also
clearly demonstrated that he was especially skilled
at helping me select first rate game animals and
making sure I was in a position to make good
shots so that my chances of recovering my game
Overall, he helped me achieve hunting successes
and experiences that were far beyond my
expectations, and this was especially noteworthy
considering how many quality animals I was able
to harvest in the relatively short time I was there.
His efforts also made Mary’s experiences really
informative and interesting, and that is indeed
remarkable given that Mary has never hunted with
me or anyone else, and given how extremely
difficult it is for Mary to witness how hunter’s
harvest game animals of any kind.
Our whole visit could have turned out to be a very
disappointing experience if Marthinus had not
done all he did to make sure he looked after Mary
as well as he looked after me, and Mary and I both
very much appreciate all that he did.
As you know I also had the opportunity to hunt
with F.C. for one day, and he also represented you
very, very well. I commend both Marthinus and
F.C. for their professionalism, and I commend you
and Stella for having quality people like this on
your staff. You are indeed fortunate to have them.
I personally commended and thanked Marthinus
myself when I bid him farewell at the airport, and
Mary did too, but Mary and I wanted you to know
firsthand from both of us just how much we
appreciated what he did for us. He is definitely the
PH I will request to hunt with me the next time I get
to visit you, and he is also the one I will
recommend to anyone I refer to hunt with you.
Thanks again to you and Stella for the great
hospitality and friendship you extended to us while
we were there, and please pass on my and Mary’s
thanks again to all of your hard working and
professional staff---the maids, cooks, skinners,
PHs, etc., for all they did for us. We now have
very many fond memories of all of you and our trip,
and we will have a lot of fun telling all of our family
members and friends about the experiences we
had with you in South Africa. We will also be
looking forward to our next opportunity to visit with
you again both here in the States and there at your
Until we are able to see you again, take good care
and please pass on to all your staff, and especially
Marthinus, my and Mary’s sincere thanks for all
they did for us.
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