A Safari is NOT a 7 or 14 day investment; it is a LIFELONG investment!

Packages and Last Minute Specials

Limited 2020 Packages and Last Minute Specials

Our Story

From humble beginnings we have, over the years, fashioned a legendary reputation as pioneers in the South African game and hunting industry. Coenraad Vermaak Safaris (CVS) has been operating professionally for almost 50 years making us the oldest safari company in South Africa.

A Family History

The Vermaak family settled in South Africa in 1672 and very quickly developed a passion for the great outdoors. They were hunters and keen outdoorsmen and because they ensured that these traditions were passed on to future generations, we can proudly say that almost 350 years on the Vermaak hunting legacy continues!

``You don't get to be the best by being the oldest; You get to be the oldest by being the best!``

CVS has a small but highly effective team. Carlien Esterhuizen takes care of every detail of your safari, Delvin Wichmann handles the accounts and general operations, and Eileen Winterton, Coenraad’s daughter, takes care of all of CVS’s marketing and advertising. Hans spends as much time as possible in the field however just like any other business, his office duties keep him desk bound regularly. CVS only contracts the best most experienced PH’s, all of whom have a minimum of 10 years’ experience as full time guides. Our PH’s, headed up by Clive Curtis (our Senior PH), are more than hunters – they are knowledgeable about all fauna and flora, they are passionate about what they do and spending time with them in the field is informative, fun and rewarding. Our trackers are highly skilled and dedicated gentlemen. They were the first trackers in South Africa to be recognized as full field members of PHASA – a testimony to their skills and professionalism.

Coenraad Vermaak

Hans Vermaak

Robert Mdlolo

Patches Madonsela

Clive Curtis

Darren Baker

Carlien Esterhuizen

Delvin Wichmann

Darren Rode

Muzi Ntshaba

Sipho Nkabinde

Eileen Winterton (Wikkie)

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