16 Happy Scandinavians + 10 Professional Hunters + 10 Trackers + 2 Cameramen + 20 Camp Staff + 7 Jack Russel’s + 75 Bags of Salt + 4 Camps + 7 Days + Unlimited Hunting Areas & The Indian Ocean = A Scandinavian Invasion on the Eastern Cape, South Africa!
We hunted, fished, hiked, and enjoyed game drives. Saw scenery like never before and set foot in places we never dreamt of. We were up at the crack of dawn each morning and stumbled home at night to enjoy great food, super wine, and a camaraderie that would rival most.
We’d like to tell you about every single minute of each hunt, but where would it all fit? There was so much done and even more experienced. In the end it was decided that the hunters should tell their own story, and what more could one ask for than having their cameras do the telling and their smiles share the adventures…..
Samuel Wallenstam joined Professional Hunter, Juan MacDonald, on his 7 Day hunt. Samuel was after a variety of plains game species, with the emphasis on a great East Cape Kudu.
Old friend, Lennart Packendorff, was not going to be left behind once he’d heard that half of Scandinavia was descending on South Africa. He joined Professional Hunter, Gary Phillips, on a hunt of variety.
Fridthjof Einang and long time friend, Bertil Friman, joined Professional Hunter, Carl van Zijl, for their safari. Fridthjof was after Kudu, Impala and Zebra, while Bertil was on his second hunt to John X Safaris. His wish list turned out to be a dream hunt.
Professional Hunter, J.K. Scheepers, was joined by the Pedersen’s for their 7 Day hunt. Torbjorn, together with his father, Toralf, were after East Cape Kudu, Impala, Warthog, Blesbuck and Cape Hartebeest.
If ever there was one man deserving of a Kudu, it was Toralf. He hunted hard day in and day out, never quite getting a run of luck. If it wasn’t the weather, then it was a young bull giving them away before an opportunity arose on the bull that they were after. In the end he made it. Last day. Last afternoon.
David Wallenstam joined Professional Hunter, Ed Wilson, for his 7 Day hunt with John X Safaris. This was to be David’s first hunt to Africa. He came prepared to be busy, and that’s exactly what they were. Very busy hunting hard!
While hunting was the order of the day, eating and drinking was certainly the order of the night. When it comes to food, look no further than Michelin Star Chef Leif Mannerstrom and his son Sebastian. These guys do for food what Elvis Presley did for music. Imagine an African dinner menu of…
Mikael Wallenstam joined Professional Hunter, Johno Fetting, for his first African Safari. Mikael, twin brother to Samuel, was after a variety of Plains Game from our coastal and northern areas.
Petter and Hagen Einang joined Professional Hunter, Dave de Coning, on their 7 day safari. Neither Petter nor Hagen had ever hunted Africa before. They were interested in Kudu, Impala, Springbuck and Warthog.
Petter and Hagen had been hard on the trail for Kudu and Warthog. With all their might they couldn’t get a lucky break. When their luck finally turned, it turned in a massive way …
Heiko Poth joined Professional Hunter, Armandt Oukamp, for his 7 day hunt. Heiko was interested in a variety of Plains Game with East Cape Kudu a certain priority. Heiko went on to have tremendous success and thoroughly enjoyed his time hunting with Armandt.
Hosting 16 Scandinavians was truly an experience within itself. We hunted, fished, ate, drank and played from the morning to the night. We learnt about their culture and shared ours. We met a bunch of characters and laughed from start to finish!