LIMPOPO – IS it legal to open an Agency in SA to market hunts in SA for overseas clients?
THE law does not directly refer to “booking agents” and their role. It does however give a clear answer to the question by implication. It states what only a hunting outfitter may do and what only a PH may do, and thus eliminates these activities from any other person who does not have a permit to operate as such.
Anybody may act as an booking agent for any hunting outfitter. There is no restriction on where such booking agent must live.
In terms of policy accepted by Nature Conservation, the booking agent and the hunting outfitter must enter into a written agreement which determines the conditions etc.
A further condition that must be stipulated in such agreement, is that the booking agent must expose in their advertising whom the hunting outfitters are that they may be representing.
Such information must also be available on demand when asked by a South African Law Enforcement Official.