We hope that all of you had a blessed Christmas and may 2012 far exceed all of your expectations. This past season was by far the busiest that we have had to date, and we already have great prospects for 2012.
We would like to thank all of you that supported us over the past year and we look forward to catching up with you all on your home turf in a few weeks.
Our season was filled with too many highlights to mention, we enjoyed great success with our dangerous game. We also had no less than 4 people hunt their first ever animal with us this past season. However, one of the biggest highlights for us this year was having Eddie pass his PH exam after 5 weeks of courses. These courses were funded by the BEE levy that we pay when purchasing a leopard tag. We look forward to using Eddie in the future as a frontline guide, but for now he will fill an apprentice roll for a season or two.
We were fortunate enough to be drawn for a Leopard tag this season and have another on the standby list. We have also tendered on buffalo in the Klaserie Game Reserve as usual. We still have a few Buffalo left in Klaserie that we need to take off before the end of March 2012. We have secured all the same concessions again this year and look forward to a bumper season.
We will soon be Heading off to Charlotte NC for a new show “African sporting Exposition” between the 26th and 28th of January. If you are in the area please drop in and visit with us at booth # 513.
From Charlotte we will be traveling down south to MS where we will spend a few days before heading up to Harrisburg PA for the eastern outdoor show which runs between the 4th and the 12th of Feb, please look out for us in Booths 6408.
After the Harrisburg show we head down to DC and VA before heading home on the 22nd.
Please make contact with us while we are traveling in the States between 24th Jan and 22nd Feb. You can still reach us on our USA mobile number – 1954-805-4898
THE DUKE TEAM
I can’t believe that it is already that time of the year again where we find ourselves packing all our warm clothes into a bag with temperatures soaring into the hundreds.
We will be arriving in the States on the 2nd of Feb in Harrisburg where we will be attending the Eastern outdoor show that runs from the 4th through the 13th. We will be in a double booth this year in the same location as before.
From Harrisburg we will head down to DC for a a couple of days before we make our way to Leesburg for the weekend. We leave VA for a brief visit into TX before heading to MS for the last leg of our trip.
We do hope to meet up with as many of our old friends and clients over the next 5 weeks. Pleased do not hesitate to call us on our mobile while we are traveling around the USA. 1-954-805-4898
Best regards, The Duke Team
Our season at Duke Safaris has long since ended and we find ourselves behind our desks with mountains of paperwork. The time has also come to prepare for our annual migration over the pond to the USA in February.
We would like to start off by thanking all of you that supported us this past season, especially under the current economic climate. We do however see the light at the end of the tunnel, and are positive that things are on the up for everybody. The season was full of highlights, we enjoyed great success with our Leopard tags and Buffalo. Plainsgame was as good as ever and found us traveling as far a field as the Free-state to secure some of the rarer species for our returning clients.
The new Bow blinds we built this year also paid off for us, a number of great trophies were taken in the latter part of the season.
A visit to the 2009 Gallery on the website, will bear testimony to our success this year.
This past season found us catering for many large groups of both family and friends, Mahlahla proved to be the perfect venue once again. Our smaller groups we managed to accommodate at Murchison View (Roelof and Sophie’s new camp), This proved to be very comfortable and we look forward to running more Safaris out of this unique camp in the future.
Rookie and Scout survived their first season of hunting with us, they were still a bit young and eager this year but are showing great promise. We look forward to developing their skills in the seasons to come. Diana, being an old hand, proved to be invaluble to us on numerous occasions.
We have managed to secure all the same areas for next year again and have been offered a new area of 30 000 acres, we will negotiate for this new area in January. The Klaserie Game Reserve adjacent Kruger has their tender out at the moment, we enjoyed great success with 5 Buffalo bulls there this year and hope to tender again for buffalo for the 2010 season. Please contact us if you would be interested in a Buffalo or Elephant hunt, as the tender closes on Friday 8th January 2010.
We are very exited to announce that we have been allocated a Trophy male lion as well as a management female for the 2010 season, we would like to offer these to our long standing clients before we advertise them at the show in February. Roelof is currently in the UK looking for potential interest, but we will both be heading to the states early in February. Ryan will be joining us at the show this year to promote the travel side of Duke Safaris, both he and Lee contributed hugely to the streamlining of our services this year.
The eastern outdoor show runs from the 6th to the 14t of Feb (Booth # 6408) this year after which we head to Mississippi and DC, we can be contacted on our mobile while in the States: 1964 805 4898
We hope to see as many of you as possible on our 3-week tour, and look forward to hearing from you all.
We wish you all a merry Christmas and all the best for the new-year
Fondest regards, The Duke Team