JOIN US FOR A WORLD CLASS, TRADITIONAL, AFRICAN HUNTING EXPERIENCE
JOIN US FOR A WORLD CLASS, TRADITIONAL, AFRICAN HUNTING EXPERIENCE
What our hunters have to say
"Stirling Safaris is located in the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Its beauty is only matched by the quality of the trophies to be hunted within its borders.
You will be guided by Roland Mahne or one of his capable professional PH's. They all bring a level of enthusiasm to their jobs rarely seen in todays world. Top this off with world class meals and exceptional service from the wait staff and you have an experience you will never forget.
Thank you Roland to you and your staff for providing that experience to me and my friends. We will always cherish these memories."
"This was my first safari/hunting trip to Africa. It has been a lifetime desire/goal of mine to hunt there. I chose Stirling Safaris based on strong recommendations from numerous trusted and experienced friends I’ve met through the Alabama Chapter of SCI.
What I was blessed to experience with Roland and his team far exceeded my expectations- “in Spades”! As I reflect and try to understand “why” it was truly so awesome, I asked myself, “what was it, that made it so unbelievably awesome?” Was it:
- The incredible beauty and peace of the Kalahari? (Which I loved and needed!)
- The incredible variety and abundance of totally free ranging African game? (non-fenced – totally free range Africa)
- The 5 star accommodations and food/drinks?
- The complete professionalism and skill of this PH operation?
- That all my goals were accomplished?
- The MANY amazing hunts and stalks – HUNTING?
As I reflect further I realize that all of these things were definite factors, but that the joy and adventure I experienced was really all about “who I did it with”, and “how we did it.”
And that’s all about Roland Mahne. Roland is absolutely the seasoned Pros Pro that I'd hoped for, but he is so much more than that. He is a genuine, happy, hearty, soul whose love/passion for hunting (and life) possibly exceeds my own!
The moment we agreed on this safari, It was as if two blood brothers had just embarked on an amazing adventure together – both 100% committed to “it” and “each other”. Roland’s passion, honesty, humility, PH skill, determination, adaptability, sense of humor, and genuine joy for nature and the hunt made it a dream experience for me. I love to hunt! Roland and Africa reminded me just how much I really do, and how much I always have!
As we got further into the two week safari, I realized that while Stirling Safaris is a “business” that Roland owns and operates, that his “Core Competency” is not about running a business. It’s about a genuine, 100% focus on the hunt, our hunting goals, hunting hard, hunting well and properly, harvesting only trophy game, and giving up everything possible, for us both, to achieve our goals on the hunt.
And we had a BLAST together! Seriously, Roland seemed as happy or happier than me when we were able to take game! And he finds and judges game so well! And he WOULD NOT let me shoot anything that wasn’t a legitimate world class trophy. And I was totally fine with that. That’s what I wanted. And that’s what he does! To that point, everything we harvested made SCI record book (topped with three Gold and three Silver trophies). Wow!
I remember when I first spoke with Roland on the phone while planning this hunt he said; “Bruce, come to South Africa and we’ll make some amazing memories!” Boy! Was he right about that! Roland is a true “Gem” doing and loving what he was put on earth to do. Hunting with him was an amazing blessing for me and without a doubt one of the best and most memorable experiences I’ve ever had in my life!"
Greg & Melissa Stanaland
"Leaving the states and heading to another country that’s halfway around the world is nothing short of intimidating. The fear of not knowing anyone, being vulnerable, and basically putting your life in someone else’s hands can cause some serious anxiety! Our first trip to South Africa was a whirlwind of emotion from the time we left the states. However, we had no idea the calibre of people we were about to meet that would subdue all those fears. Roland quickly became like a long lost brother and eased every fear we had going into this new experience. We quickly realized this was a first class operation with top notch staff and accommodations along with exceptional animals. The Stirling team literally handled everything and provided a true South African experience like no other! We went from the fear of the unknown to trying to figure out how we could live there! The Mahne family has truly become part of our family. Flashing forward to 2022 after several trips to Stirling I can guarantee Roland and his team will do absolutely everything possible to make your dreams come true and give you and adventure like no other!"
"Best safari experience anyone could dream of! Roland and his awesome staff go the extra mile to make sure you're comfortable in your own private room and experience the best hunt that South Africa has to offer. The food is absolutely to die for! Second trip with Stirling Safaris recently and I intend on going again."
Don & Paulette Sprouse
"My wife and I hunted with Stirling Safaris in February 2020. I chose them for a safari for my 50th birthday celebration. As this was my 3rd trip to Africa, but first time in South Africa, I knew what to expect. However, what Roland was able to offer in terms of quality game selection, hunting land, accommodations and friendship clearly surpassed my expectations. The accommodation and camp are great, with new, private suites and very comfortable furnishings. The meals are what you would expect from a 5 star dining restaurant, not a camp in the African bush. You will not be disappointed. The camp atmosphere was everything I had hoped for with a nice fire each evening to recap the day in the field and discuss a plan for the next morning. It doesn’t matter if this is your 1st time to Africa or your 5th time, Stirling Safaris will be an unforgettable experience on the dark continent!"
"What can I truly say about my month-long safari with Stirling Safaris & Roland Mahne? WOW! A hunt of a lifetime but more importantly with a lifelong friend! Roland and his family as well as his staff truly take care of you as soon as you step off the airplane in Johannesburg until it is time to head back to the airport for the return flight. The South African cuisine & atmosphere they share with you immediately is second to none! Whether you’re laying out at the pool, having a braai, having a drink under the beautiful South African sky by a camel-thorn-wood-fire, the experience is first class. Now to the hunting! The animals on the multiple concessions they hunt from South Africa, Botswana, etc. are truly amazing. Roland is so specific in searching for the right trophies for his clients. He is not a PH who just lets you shoot anything. He thinks of the conservation of the animals first. He looks for mature trophies and does things in a truly ethical way. The best part about it is he can cater to any type of client. Clients in search of Plains Games or those in search of Big 5 or Dangerous Game. The choice is yours. Know this: once you hunt with Stirling Safaris & Roland Mahne you will keep going back and back and back again! Once the African bug is in you and you meet Roland, his family and his staff, you will truly find your second home or your home away from home!"