The name Lalingwe means "sleeping leopard" in the native language Tswana. This is quite appropriate as the Waterberg Mountains surrounding our lodge and hunting areas are full of free-roaming leopards. Hunting has always been a part of our lives. That passion, drive and excitement in guiding our clients to their dream African trophy is the fire behind our company.
Lalingwe Safaris consists of three owners: Warren Niemand, Christo van Wyk and his son, Divan van Wyk. Christo started his professional hunting career in 1993; he guided full time for ten years and carried on guiding part-time till the present day. Since Divan was a young boy, he followed in his father’s footsteps and started hunting at the age of six. He was destined to become a Professional Hunter. The same can be said for Warren who also started hunting with his father at the age of six. His passion and love for hunting grew through the years and he also became a Professional Hunter and obtained his Outfitter’s Licence.
Being a very close and dear friend of the Van Wyks and sharing the same passion for hunting, it was inevitable that the three would start their own company together. It was around a campfire underneath the African Moonlight, surrounded by the magnificent Monkey-thorn trees, where they decided to start their own company - Lalingwe Safaris. Lalingwe Safaris owns more than a quarter of the 10 000ha hunting concessions.
It is situated on the edge of the Waterberg Biosphere, two hours and forty-five minutes North of OR Thambo International Airport. The area ranges from mountainous areas and rivers to open plains, allowing a wide variety of game to be hunted primarily with rifles. Lalingwe Safaris offers plains game and dangerous game hunting with rifle or bow throughout Southern Africa. Lalingwe Safaris also has an additional exclusive bow hunting concession of 2 000ha, situated in the Western Bushveld close to the Botswana border, three hours drive Northwest of O.R. Tambo International Airport.