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Japie and Jani Horn With more than 19 years of professional hunting experience and 3 generations of professional hunting pedigree, Japie Horn is one of the most recognized and sought after plains game and dangerous game Professional Hunters (PH) on the Dark Continent. Japie, his wife Jani, and their family are based in the Limpopo Province of South Africa and manage all “on the ground” operations for Sovereign Outfitters – Africa including concession management, hunt management operations, game management, our staff of professional hunting guides, and the overall experience for our clients once they step foot in the country.

Eric and Christi Richey Eric Richey is the CEO of Sovereign Sportsman Network, a consortium of independent product development, technology solutions, outfitting, and media / marketing organizations focused solely on the outdoor industry. Eric is also the host of the 2-Time Emmy Award winning humanitarian outdoor TV series “The Sovereign Sportsman”, a high definition video journal that documents the stories of extraordinary people on extraordinary adventures around the world. Eric, wife Christi, and Eric’s business and industry partners together mange all aspects of U.S. based operations including marketing, safari bookings, travel, and all media related staff and services provided as part of the overall African Safari experience.

The relationship between Japie Horn and Eric Richey began years ago during Eric’s first safari to Africa. A life-long friendship and partnership quickly developed and Sovereign Outfitters – Africa (S.O. Africa) was born.

S.O. Africa now provides the most extensive, full service, and comprehensive hunting and photographic safari offerings found anywhere and includes access to concessions for both plains game and dangerous game in the following ar eas:

  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • Botswana
  • Namibia and
  • Tanzania

We’ve also extended our hunt reach in 2014 to include properties and hunt opportunities in Zambia, CAR, and Cameroon via our partnership with Stone Hunting Safaris.

Every safari is customized to meet the broad range of needs and requirements of each client including budget, hunt experience, physical capabilities, non-hunting spouses / guests, special needs, etc. This is done in order to create a truly one of a kind experience for anyone wishing to experience the thrill of an African Safari and to insure top hunting trophies for every one of our clients.

NOTE: All safaris are administered in accordance with the highest quality standards in the safari industry.

South Africa's climate is seasonal with colder weather in the Winter months (May-August). It's pleasantly warm and sunny in Spring and Autumn, and often hot in summer (November to March) with frequent rains to cool things down. Even in winters, the cold is nothing compared to what is experienced in Europe experiencing only mild and occasional frost. Therefore hunting in Africa seldom requires more than a light jacket and minimal warm clothing is required even during the coldest days during the Africa winter.

Temp & Rainfall Charts The following table provide details of temperatures and rainfall in selected areas of the country:

Average Min Temp Average Max Temp Rainfall
Month C F C F mm in.
January 23 73 30 86 166 6.6
February 23 73 30 86 100 4.0
March 21 70 30 86 39 1.6
April 17 63 27 81 35 1.4
May 12 54 25 77 9 0.3
June 8 46 24 75 3 0.1
July 8 46 23 73 16 0.6
August 11 52 26 79 16 0.6
September 16 61 29 84 24 1.0
October 18 64 29 84 49 2.0
November 21 70 32 90 114 4.6
December 22 72 30 86 112 4.5

South Africa

At S.O. Africa, our clients’ comfort and safety is our primary concern. Hunting is conducted on privately owned land parcels and/or government hunting concessions. Accommodations consist of serviced luxury thatch lodges or tented camps with flush toilets and hot & cold running water.