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ZL Safari & Hunting Outfitter, encompassing Smitswinkel & Tiel hunting farms, is a family-owned and managed safari and hunting company.

Our farms are located in Marken, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Limpopo Province is renowned for its prime hunting spots in South Africa. We are a three and a half hour drive away from O.R. Tambo International Airport. Towns close-by include Lephalale, Marken, and Makopane – all of which are well-known tourist attractions and prime hunting areas.

The Van Zyl family, consisting of brothers Philip (with his wife Elmarie) and Henry (with his wife Janette) will be your hosts. A personalized and unforgettable safari is guaranteed. Come and experience a taste of South Africa’s wonderful hospitality. Philip himself will be your PH. Henry and Janette will see to your personal needs at base camp and treat you to the best traditional South African food. We are family-friendly and kids are more than welcome!


The bushveld is known as the prime hunting area in South Africa. Trophies of the highest quality can be obtained in this well-known biosphere.


We are proud members of The Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA) and the South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SAHGCA). We adhere strictly to the rules and regulations as prescribed by these governing bodies.


We strongly advocate Conservation as it is key to a sustainable and productive hunting environment. Due to successful conservation, trophies can be taken on a regular basis.

What we Offer

We are dedicated to providing you with an authentic African hunting experience. We accommodate all levels of hunting skills, ranging from seasoned hunters to novice hunters with little or no field experience. We are able to accommodate a small group of hunters and observers (maximum 2 hunters & 4 observers) to ensure a personal hunt and safari experience. Both rifle and bow hunting are facilitated on the farms.