Jan Oelofse Hunting Safaris, an experienced and passionate team of professional hunters who will provide you with one of the best hunting experiences in Namibia and all of Africa. They are a family-run operation, established by the famous conservationist Jan Oelofse and his family in Namibia in 1975. Since the passing of this great man, an beloved husband, father, entrepreneur, inventor, artist, mentor and friend to many, the Oelofse family Annette and Alex with Carola, are carrying on the legacy he left behind. The hunts are customized to accommodate the expectations of hunters from various backgrounds and ages, they welcome families with children, bow-hunters and disabled hunters alike. Being above all passionate conservationists, their dream is to offer hunts such to naturally sustain the environment and all its animals, with the interest of the current and the future generations of animals and hunters at heart. In Jan Oelofse’s words, our aim is to: “Always give back more to nature than you take out.” They invite you to experience exactly that which our forefathers called Africa!

The lodge is located in the center of the Okonjati Game Reserve and surrounded by Namibian wilderness. Once you leave the lodge, you will be out hunting and you will be returning to the same lodge every night. A large bar area at the front of the lodge overlooks a waterhole and is thus the perfect location for all-day exciting game viewing. In the winter months, a steam bath and whirlpool are excellent ways of relaxing after a long day hunting. During the summer months, the swimming pool offers a welcome opportunity to cool off – to elephants and hunters alike. At the lodge, you will have 24 hour electricity, hot & cold running water and internet facilities.
Elephants come to drink out of the swimming pool at times…
The Hunting Lodge is furnished with 6 rooms, two of which have king-size beds, four of which have twin beds. All rooms are equipped with a mini bar, a small fridge, a safe to store your rifles in, hair dryers, 110 Volt converters, a ceiling fan and air conditioners.

Contact Details

Email: Alex:
Tel: or (whatsap) +264 81 124 7630


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    This was my second chance to hunt with my good friend John Miller (pior comment) since a disabled hunt in New Mexico,and it far exceded my expectations. What Gysbert and Gert did to get me on animals was never ending. They made the camps and trucks as accessible as possible. Danene and Sandri made me feel like family. Thank you for the time of my life,I will be back…

    Randy Reynolds

    Thanks for a wonderful time with good food and especially really good hunting. Would like to thank all the staff at Veronica and Kalakwa for their contribution to this successful trip.

    Karl Björnsson

    Aru is the only choice for someone looking to experience a true Namibian safari. With two different lodges and two different ecosystems one can experience two safaris in one. The facilities are second to none and the staff will see to your every need. A wide variety of activities are available and there is never a dull moment. You can make the safari be exactly how you want it to be. Put your trust in the Aru team and you will not be disappointed.

    Jon Peterson and Julie Peterson