Kaiwhai Safaris is a leading African Outfitter that specialises in tailor-made luxury African Hunting Safaris. We’ve been in operation since 1999 and have hunted with hundreds of clients over a 25 year span.

Each Safari is custom designed to your personal preferences to ensure that each client get the best African hunting experience, with a bit of luxury… Just because we are in Africa doesn’t mean we have to rough it. Our lodges are world-class and come standard with wi-fi, air-conditioning and all the extras you need, to enjoy your stay in style and comfort.

We hunt only the best quality trophy animals and our guides have many years of experience, hunting with guests from many parts of the world. 

We own the land in South Africa and Namibia that we hunt on, totaling over 300,000 acres. Over and above that, we have 2 further concessions in Botswana and the Caprivi that covers over 890,000 and 500,000 acres respectively. Combined our private land and concessions offer over 45 species of African animals to hunt. 

Whether you prefer rifle hunting or bow hunting, we have the perfect safari for you.

As a testament to our great service, the largest number of our clients each year are returning clients, who hunted with us before. We do not have any clients….. we only have friends!!


Our “Getaway to Africa” Hunting Show on the Sportsman Channel is a huge success and we regularly film new episodes in Namibia and South Africa. If you interested in being on the show feel free to contact us for more information.

Here is a short introduction to the show.

“In a civilized and cultivated country wild animals only continue to exist at all when preserved by sportsmen.  The excellent people who protest against all hunting, and consider sportsmen as enemies of wildlife, are ignorant of the fact that in reality the genuine sportsman is by all odds the most important factor in keeping the larger and more valuable wild creatures from total extermination.” – Theodore Roosevelt

About Us

Kaiwhai Safaris is owned and operated by Francois Els and Erik Potgieter, and between us we have more than 40 years of hunting experience. We have a team of professional guides that we have hand selected, with many years of experience hunting the wilds of Africa.

Hunting in Africa is our absolute passion and we have a great wealth of knowledge to pass on to our clients and ensure that each hunt is a lifetime experience. We have some of the most prolific concessions in Southern Africa with more than 45 species available to hunt. 

We tailor-make each and every safari to the specific needs of our guests and ensure that the best possible animals are harvested.

We assist with the planning and booking phase of your hunt, make all the necessary arrangements, get all permits and licenses in place, and the then personally guide each and every hunt. 

We also have many years of experience in the tourism industry and can plan and assist with luxury photographic safaris all over Africa.

Give us a call so we could escort you on your next hunting trip to Africa.

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Francois Els
Tel (US):    (469)698-3030
Tel (SA): +27 82 894 7246
Email:    francois@kaiwhaisafaris.com

Erik Potgieter
Tel:          +27 79 989 9992
Email:    erik@kaiwhaisafaris.com

Kaiwhai Safaris Office – Carmyn Schoeman
Tel:          +27 79 695 6749
Email:    info@kaiwhaisafaris.com


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*** Montana

Claudia Schmidt
Tel:  406-580-7521

*** Texas

Bart Gardner
Tel:  214-675-4435