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Chacma Safaris

Nestled in the spectacular Waterberg mountains lies Chacma Safaris,
owned by Wim and Retha van der Merwe.

Superb accommodation, great food and excellent hunting are the trademarks of Chacma Safaris near Vaalwater in the Limpopo province.

This exceptional and friendly couple exemplifies the South African hunting fraternity: professional, hospitable, friendly and fun to be with.

Within minutes of meeting them we were completely at ease with them in their well-designed hunting lodge.

The Lodge

The lodge was built by Wim himself. Accommodation offered is of excellent quality and is new and spacious. Three private gentleman’s’ rooms with on suite bathroom are available.

They are uniquely furnished and provide giving a homely, African atmosphere. Self catering facilities suitable for larger groups are also provided with kitchen and 4 bedrooms.

A swimming pool with lush bush and plants offer an ideal location for a drink during the hot African days.

The lounge and bar areas are truly African, decorated with various trophies and African furniture.

Attention to detail and design in the décor show Retha’s hand everywhere. The impressive bar area was built with hardwood from the farm.


Taking us to a shady spot next to the fountain, Wim and Retha treated us to an alfresco lunch in the bushveld. Retha gives attention to each detail and the food is well prepared and presented.


Specializing in both rifle and bowhunting since 1995, Wim is a professional of the hunting world – and it shows. He is an excellent outdoorsman, having guided at Sabi Sand before becoming a professional hunter.

His clients return regularly which indicates a high level of customer satisfaction. Wim has hunting concessions in South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana and Zimbabwe and elsewhere.


Chacma Safaris offer various fun activities such as skeet shooting, elephantback safaris, microlight flights, day spas, game drives and other activities.


For the serious hunter with a requirement for successful, relaxed and friendly hunting with luxury accommodation,  Chacma Safaris is the outfitter of choice to provide a memorable and successful hunt.

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