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The categories in this section covers guidance on flights, accommodation, car rental, restaurants, tours, etc and also highlights some of the wide range of activities available in Cape Town. We have been very careful to only include and promote reputable individuals and companies many of which we have had personal experience of. In most cases we can arrange, secure bookings or refer you to the local Cape Town company.

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    Clay Target Shooting Description

    Clay Target shooting has fast become one of the most popular sports in South Africa. Anyone can particiapte in this exciting and rewarding sport.Whether you are young,old, male or female there is nothing like the buzz of breaking clays.

    The South African Firearms Control Act, 2004. is a very comprehensive piece of legislation and has already undergone a number of ammendments. Every South African citizen (not criminally convicted) has the legal right to own a handgun for self defence purposes, and the act has very strict criteria laid down for this, together with rifle & shotgun hunting, clay target shooting and all types of ammunition thereof.

    For those interested in learning and getting started with clay target shooting you will need to contact a shooting club in your area. Within Cape Town there are two affiliated clubs,( False Bay Gun Club & Valley Gun Club ) that can help you. Also, there is a locally run shooting academy that can guide you through the South African Firearms Legislation and help you with tuition to get started in actually shooting some clays.

    As you would expect there is a National Association called the Clay Target Shooting Association Of South Africa ( CTSASA) All Bona-Fide registered shooting clubs are affiliated to the CTSASA and if you want to reside and / or take up this sport in South Africa you must become a member of a shooting club , this also helps motivate your application for a shotgun licence / permit.

    If you are visiting Cape Town on holiday and want to try you hand at shooting some clays, a small corporate day / half day can be arranged. This can take place at Hazendal or Zevenwacht wine estates or at the False Bay Gun Club Nr. Simonstown. Groups would be ideally six people but smaller or larger parties can be accomodated. For this corporate shooting there is no reqirement to have a shotgun permit / authorisation but you are required to sign an indemnity from. For further information on Corporate Clay Shooting please visit the Suburban Guns Website below or contact myself, Nigel Fossey, direct on 0027 (0) 72 151 0883

    OVERSEAS VISITORS /COMPETITORS wanting to participate in sporting clay competitions, whether International, SA National or Provincial Competitions may bring their own shotgun ( 1 ONLY ) and limited ammunition ( 5kgs or 175 x 28 gram cartridges ) into South Africa. For this you MUST complete a SAPS 520 form and it must be authorised in Pretoria by the South African Police Services ( SAPS ) before you leave your own country. Please allow a MINIMUM of 30 days for processing. It is possible to obtain the authorisation / permit at the South African "Port of Entry" but NO WAY can this be guaranteed and if you are in a group it can be very time consuming. As is usually the case when transporting,Firearms & Ammunition must be packed and secured in seperate security cases.


    UK CITIZENS importing firearms into the RSA for sporting or hunting purposes.

    UK Citizens temporarily exporting firearms for sporting or hunting purposes to South Africa and applying for a temporary import permit via the SAPS 520 form at the airport (not pre-issued) after arrival in South Africa, will need to have Proof of Export from the UK.
    This is compulsory. Without this proof, the police will not issue the temporary import permit and will confiscate your firearm(s).

    What to do:

    Contact the UK Border Force at Heathrow

    Email the UKBF Armoury Control on - - at least 2 weeks prior to your departure for the RSA:
    Advise them that you will be travelling to South Africa for a sporting competition or a game hunting safari.
    Request them to issue you with a letter/document that you may lawfully temporarily export your firearms and ammunition to South Africa.

    Scan and email copies of the following with the request:

    Firearms licence indicate exactly which rifles/shotguns you will take and the amount of ammunition.
    Invitation letter
    Return flights and dates

    Contact details: +44 (0) 20 8910 3721


    NOTE REQUIREMENT ----"A written authorisation which permits firearm export from country of origin"


    PLEASE NOTE --- IMPORTANT NOTICE ---South African airport firearms desks / offices CAN NOT issue a Temporary Import permit for SEMI AUTOMATIC SHOTGUNS and that an application or such shotgun needs to be lodged at the Central Firearms Office (CFR ) or FLASH ( Firearms Liqour And Second Hand goods ) in Pretoria at least 30 working days prior to the import date.

    All applications ( SAPS 520 forms ) for the import of semi-automatic shotguns MUST be submitted to the Central Firearms Control Register for consideration.

    Contact details for Central Firearms Control Register (CFR) or FLASH (Firearms Liqour And Second Hand goods )
    The Head
    Central Firearms Register
    Private Bag X 811
    South Africa

    Facsimile: +27 012 3536041



    For further details on all of the above please click on the relavent sub categories below.

  • Compak SA -
  • CTSASA -
  • False Bay Gun Club -
  • Importation of Firearms into SA
  • Pan African - FITASC - 2019
  • SAPS 520 Form -
  • SAPS 520 Instructions -
  • South African Police Services (SAPS) -
  • Suburban Guns -Academy/Corporate -
  • Valley Gun Club -