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SA biltong hunters cautioned to heed Namibian laws


South African hunters planning to undertake looking journeys to Namibia can be nicely suggested to familiarise themselves with that nation’s official laws pertaining to the transportation of meat again to South Africa.

Kudus are among the many sport species in Namibia which are the preferred amongst hunters from South Africa.
Picture: Annelie Coleman

This was based on Prof Peet van der Merwe of North-West College’s Tourism Analysis in Economics, Environs and Society Unit (TREES).

“I urge hunters to not try to circumvent the official guidelines. That might, within the long-run, have adverse penalties, which may make it very troublesome for the native looking fraternity to proceed looking in Namibia.

“Looking is a vital supply of further and priceless revenue for the big majority of Namibian farmers, and have to be thought to be such,” he added.

Based on a current assertion by the Namibian Meat Board, any particular person visiting Namibia and wanting to move meat again to their nation of origin, together with venison, had been solely allowed 25kg of meat/particular person for private consumption.

This included a most of 10kg of biltong and dried wors, and each these merchandise wanted to be dry sufficient to have the ability to be “damaged” into bits. This allowance was for individuals older than 12 years of age, as much as a most of 4 individuals travelling in a gaggle.

These laws had been relevant to all sport hunted south of the Namibian Veterinary Cordon Fence. The veterinary cordon fence, also referred to as the redline, was a livestock illness management mechanism aimed toward defending Namibia’s beef exporting business from such ailments.

Based on Van der Merwe, nearly no biltong looking happened within the Northern Communal Areas to the north of this fence.

A veterinary import allow was additionally required for the importation of greater than 25kg of meat or 10kg of biltong and dried wors into South Africa, as this was not thought of as being “for personal use”, however moderately for industrial use.

Individuals planning to import between 25kg and 250kg of meat wanted to acquire a South African veterinary import allow, in addition to a veterinary certificates from the Namibian authorities.

For the importation of greater than 250kg of meat, a industrial veterinary import allow was required, the assertion stated.

Van der Merwe stated his analysis indicated that Namibia was a favorite vacation spot for South African biltong hunters, with about 28 000 native hunters visiting that nation every year, previous to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He advised Farmer’s Weekly that that hottest species hunted in South Africa’s neighbouring nation had been springbok, gemsbok and kudu.



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