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Owner – manager of Cheetau Safaris, Werner van der Walt and his wife Carmen, both had very different ideas about what they wanted to become when they grew up, but their love for the Bush brought this child called “CHEETAU SAFARIS” into the world.

It was not just the love of the bush, but to work with different people from across the world.

“We see every client coming to hunt at Cheetau Safaris, as family.  We have a saying: ‘You arrive as a client, but leave as family.’ Our sons are also part of Cheetau and when they have time off, they work with us.”

When they started the business in 2008, Werner already had hunting experience, growing up in a Hunting family. With the passing of Werner’s dad in 2008, they started hunting full time. Werner did his Outfitters and PH license at the end of 2008 and they started promoting in 2009. Carmen got tired of being Werner’s driver and she did her PH course in 2018. She had enough of driving all those years, although she still helps out, she also hunts with clients.

In 2023 our youngest son Tyler joined our team as our full time cameraman. He is with Werner and one of our clients in the buffalo picture. He is enjoying every second of what he is doing and the clients just love him. So when you hunt with Cheetau Safaris, he will be with you, creating your hunting memories.

Cheetau Safaris’ home base is situated 40km outside of the town of Thabazimbi in the Limpopo Province. Just 3hr drive from O R Tambo International airport in Johannesburg.  This prime home base is just over 20 000 acres, with over 30 species of African animals. They have the right to hunt over 100 000 acres in the Limpopo province, but also have concessions in the following countries, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

They mostly concentrate on hunting in South Africa but they cater to the needs of their clients.

Cheetau Safaris offer day trips and there are cultural villages, National Parks (with the Big 5) and Spa’s that can help you enjoy the “African Experience” even more.

“Evenings are enjoyed under the stars around the campfire, with an “adult beverage” in hand. These are special moments, as we all tell and listen to stories from previous hunts and this is where we all get to know each other. We have a great Chef that prepares our meals, whether you like game meat or whether you are a vegetarian, we cater for everyone’s needs.”

“We look forward to having you with us and pride ourselves in making everyone’s trip, a memorable one.”




Jeffrey Lee

Werner and his crew were remark-able host and hunting guides and showed us a great time with outstanding game. My brother and I hunted in two locations, taking 18 animals on hunts from the Kalahari Desert to the hills of Free State, and all in comfort and with a great sense of humor and camaraderie.


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Werner is THE MAN! He even found the "Blue Ghost" of Afrika after only 11 days hunting...

Jim Heisler

Our 7 day hunt was fantastic. The quality of the animals we saw was above our expectation. The hos-pitality was next to none. Werner did a great job.


I would recommend Cheetau Safaris to everyone. Thank you for a excellent hunt

Jimmy Lee

My brother and I hunted with Cheetau Safaris, Werner van der Walt for dangerous game and plains game in South Africa. The Safari experience was second to none. Cheetau provided excellent concessions containing a variety of species as well as quality trophies. The accommodations were excellent with quality meals. Our overall Safari experience exceeded our expectations it was a perfect trip.

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