Welcome to Dumukwa Safaris!
We are located in the most Northern Province of South Africa called the Limpopo Province.
Our lodge are built on the banks of the Limpopo River and with plenty of Waterbuck to see
in the riverine bush, this majestic animal was the inspiration for our name which in Swahili
is called a Dumukwa.
Owned and operated by Bertus and Elene Gerhardt, this company was officially established
in 2000; however, Bertus has been hunting the high Bushveld since he was a small boy.
Bertus who grew up in the South African Bushveld adapted naturally to his career as a hunting
He took out his first local client when he was only 7 years old and acquired a lot of his skills
from the natives while herding sheep with them. He is fluent in Afrikaans, English and several
native languages. He has a very intense passion for hunting and his tracking skills are second
We have had the privilege to host over 900 hunters during the last 14 years, with some
exceptional trophies taken; numerous specimens that qualify for entry into the SCI record
books. We have been privileged to not only hunt but to observe many of the earth’s most amazing
animals, everything from the iridescent beauty of the lilac breasted roller to massive elephant,
and marauding hippos in the river.
The simple Swahili word, safari means “journey” or “to travel”. We hope that you will soon join us
on a safari with your loved ones and friends, as we are determined to make it an experience for
you that are unsurpassed by any other African outfitter, a journey you will treasure forever!
Our lodge is situated in the most northern part of the Limpopo province, and bordering the
mighty Limpopo river.