Gamka Safaris and the owners of Vaalkrans Game Farm have partnered to create a bespoke African experience, a mere 2 hours from the city of Port Elizabeth, in the heart of the Eastern Cape. The diverse vegetation and terrain allows for a range of wildlife, from savanna animals like Blackwildebeest and Springbuck, to the more elusive Kudu and Bushbuck. Ken and Elma Whiley, along with the Gamka Safaris Team, invite you to explore this scenic part of Southern Africa on a 15 000 acre Fair Chase Hunt, with outstanding service and unprecedented hospitality.
Gamka Safaris strives to provide a service that is mutually beneficial to our clients, ourselves, our animals and our local community. We aim to be professional and respectful in everything we do, while giving our clients an authentic and adventurous African experience. We strongly believe in ethical hunting and the principles of Fair Chase, focusing on the protection and conservation our wildlife population. We promise our clients personal involvement in every aspect of your safari to guarantee private, individual and quality service.
Born and raised in the Karoo region of South Africa, Ken has extensive wildlife and hunting experience. They have been part of the hunting industry for over 14 years, and have a strong passion for conservation, always placing ethics first. Elma is the backbone of Gamka Safaris and ensures that all of their client’s experiences run seamlessly from beginning to end.
Grant and Alex Soule are the owners of Vaalkrans Game Farm and Lodge and have been in the wildlife industry for over 20 years. Having spent many afternoons at the dam, fishing and braaing, they recognized a unique opportunity to offer these incredible experiences to people from around the world. By March 2019 the luxury tented lodge was complete and they welcomed their first guests.
Kerryn is the lodge manager and hostess. Having growing up in the hunting and hospitality industry, Kerryn has a superb knowledge and passion for people and the outdoors, making her the perfect person to take care of all the guests needs at the lodge. She is also an excellent photographer and spends a lot of time capturing guests' memories.
Jo has been with Gamka Safaris from as early as 2008 as their resident tracker and skinner, but also as a qualified professional hunter. He has many years of experience and always puts professionalism first.
Abraham has been working as a Tracker/skinner for the past 20 years. We are proud to have him as part of our time since 2018.
Niel is our resident PH with over 30 years of experience in hunting all over Southern Africa. He has a deep passion for the outdoors and previously spent his time as skilled guide.
Ron is our USA Representative. He is a passionate hunter with experience from all over North America, Africa and Europe. Ron and his family has been part of Gamka since 2016, making them the ideal booking reference and USA facilitator.
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