Tootabi Hunting Safaris
Tootabi Hunting Safaris
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Tootabi means "land of sweet honey" in Xhosa, and this is where humans and wildlife live off the "sweet" land for a brief moment in time. As one of South Africa's most promising and upcoming Safari Outfits this 8 648 acres of wilderness comprises an interesting combination of 5 of South Africa's 7 biomes. With 4 generations and their experiences in the continent of Africa, we'd like to invite you along for an overview on our hunting business and would love to show you some of our accommodation, facilities and hunting areas. At Tootabi Hunting Safaris we consider the needs and wishes of every guest, and customize the safari to your preferences, to ensure a memorable and unforgettable South African hunting experience.
Paterson, South Africa
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paulnM7169QX
3 contributions
Jun 2019 • Business
Had a wonderful time hunting in South Africa with Loodt & Neil. Great hunting, great scenery and rustic yet comfortable accommodations. Highly recommended!
Written 6 July 2019
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Dear Paul - Thank you for your review, we appreciate it. Tootabi hopes to see you back soon, and hope all your expectations were met. Till we see again. Kind regards, Team Tootabi
Written 7 July 2019
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Dream10170584399
Dallas, TX1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Friends
Tootabi Hunting Safaris gave me the most incredible South African experience I ever thought possible. The lodging was second to none and the entire staff was committed to giving me the best experience of my life. I am forever grateful for them and can’t wait to come back!
Written 28 June 2019
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Dear Guest Thank you for the beautiful review! Glad your expectations were met. Hope to see you again! Kind regards and happy hunting!
Written 29 June 2019
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Inspire35358834016
Jacksonville, FL1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Family
It has long been a dream of mine to hunt in Africa and Tootabi helped make it come true. I decided to share it with my wife and kids (20 and 17) as well as have the kids hunt. It turned out better than I could ever imagine. My PH Neil even talked my wife into hunting and she harvested her first animal ever. 22 animals and everything on our list by the time we ended. My boys want to go back again after they get out of school and are wanting to take me this time. I can not say enough about the whole experience and can not wait to come back again. Thank you Loodt and the Tootabi family!

The Litwin Family
Written 28 June 2019
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Dear Mike and the Litwin Family! Thank you so much for your generous reviews and we are so happy 😀 that you had your plans expectations met. We are also glad that we now have 4 more members of the Tootabi Team. Please share some of your pictures of your hunt on Trip Advisor. Kind regards.
Written 29 June 2019
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Trek55319377002
Pueblo, CO1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Couples
Tootabi is a wonderful family ran business. The second you walk into the door you become family as well! The amenities are above and beyond and I recommend loading up a cooler and going for a game drive in the afternoons!
Written 27 June 2019
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Thank you for your positive review! Hope to see you again soon! Happy Hunting!
Written 28 June 2019
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Culture54404609251
Fort Worth, TX1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Friends
I hunted at The Elephant Lodge which is beautiful. Amazing sunsets. Excellent food. But most importantly, the Buchner family is first class. I am so happy to call them friends. All of the PH’s I met were great.The hunting in the immediate area is very hilly with extremely dense brush. However, there are areas where the brush has been cleared and this provides an opportunity to see quite a bit of game. With all the concessions Tootabi has just a short drive north you will find a completely different experience. A satellite camp in an old house from the 1800’s nestled back up in the mountains. No electricity and fed byOne more like far west Texas or New Mexico. With this comes a totally different experience and different game. I loved having that variety. I will definitely hunt with them again. I am anxious to see the Karoo and the Kalahari.
Written 22 June 2019
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Hello Culture544* :)! Thank you for your review, we do appreciate and value your input. Your patronage is also warmly welcomed! Hope to see you again soon. Many thanks and share the love! Kind regards, The Buchner Family & The Team of Tootabi!
Written 28 June 2019
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JWaters68
Carlsbad, NM153 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
In August, we hunted in the East Cape with Beans (of Tootabi Hunting), Andri Fox (Andri Fox Safaris), and a young PH named Pierre. Beans took my 17 year old nephew and 22 year old son out hunting with him most of the time while Andri and Pierre took my brother, dad and I out.

Beans was absolutely great with the boys. It was good to have a pro like Beans teach the youngsters the correct way to hunt without picking up their uncle's/dad's/ grandfather's bad habits. Andri also took my son out towards the end of the safari and guided him to a huge gold medal Kudu bull.

All of us enjoyed our hunt. Not surprisingly, the boys both tagged out with five each. My brother did as well. These guys were VERY good at getting us up close to the animals. We all learned a lot from them.

We stayed at Andri's. His family members were fantastic hosts and we really enjoyed our stay with them at their ranch (I have tried to add them to trip advisor too but it won't let me). If you are considering taking a young hunter to Africa for the first time and want a professional hunter with patience to teach the youngsters how it is done- the right way-Beans is your PH! Their ranch house was also nice and the warthogs and other critters living around the Tootabi ranch house (especially the one that sucks on your hand) were cool too.
Written 20 September 2018
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andrewmR1186SR
Decorah, IA1 contribution
Sep 2017 • Friends
Had a great time. Owners and staff were helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating. Overall trip got 2 thumbs up.
Written 18 September 2017
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Thank you for a great review! Post some pictures along with your second review. Hope to see you again soon. Take care, The Buchner Family.
Written 28 June 2019
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paulnM7169QX
3 contributions
Aug 2017 • Business
Had a great time on this trip. Staff worked very hard to ensure that all went well. Excellent food and accommodations, and many animals were seen.
Written 14 August 2017
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tonybF7816WM
1 contribution
Aug 2017 • Business
Everything was even better than I expected. I had an amazing time. I wish I had couple more days. 5 days went by so fast. Hunting in SA is a little bit different than US. I enjoyed every day on the field and dinners were fantastic.
Written 10 August 2017
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jeanlucc35
1 contribution
Apr 2017 • Friends
Great place to stay, very friendly and professional people.
4 night stay. Did not want to leave!
Beware of ticks as in any game reserves.
Written 27 May 2017
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