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About Us2019-12-01T22:36:04+00:00

Garry Kelly Safaris is the oldest continually operating safari company in South Africa.

Garry Kelly Safaris operates throughout South Africa and Africa on its own exclusive and prime hunting concessions. These comprise of some of the finest hunting areas in Southern Africa and Africa, producing an abundance of trophy specimens. Not only has the company become internationally renowned for its exceptional quality in trophies and incomparable hospitality, it has also earned a highly respected reputation for ethical hunting practices and honesty in client dealings at every level. There are no hidden agendas and no hidden costs.

It is important to point out that every photo on this website, every lodge, every animal and every location is exactly as you will see it if you come hunting with Gary Kelly Safaris.  Unfortunately, our profession has fostered many disreputable companies that try to sell canned hunts, offer substandard accommodations, don’t believe in ethical and sustainable hunting and do not have the infrastructure and staff in place to provide a world-class experience.

Our 50 years of experience is unrivaled in the South African & African hunting community. Let our family show you what a true African hunting safari should be. 

Meet Our Professional Hunters

Garry Kelly
Garry KellyProfessional Hunter
Being of Irish decent, the Kelly family settled in South Africa in 1816. Garry was born in Swaziland in 1952 and was brought up in a family who loved the outdoors and traveled extensively across Africa. From a young boy, Garry had a passion for the outdoors and an enthusiasm for hunting. He has always held the belief that hunting has played, and will continue to play, a crucial role in the survival of African wildlife.
Garry’s hunting career began in October 1970, when he first moved up to Zululand to work as a ranger for Norman Deane Zululand Safaris. Garry’s reputation attracted international clientele, and within a few years he was recognised as one of South Africa’s leading Professional Hunters.
Fifty years on, Garry together with his sons Sean and Cullen, runs one of Africa’s largest continually operating, family hunting, safari and tourism companies.
“It has always been our passion to provide each client with not only ‘the hunt’, but a truly memorable wildlife experience.
It feels like fifty years has gone by in the blink of an eye. It has been an incredible journey full of challenges, adventures, and excitement beyond belief. Our company has afforded us the privilege to discover places most people dream about, and experience wildlife and its captivating beauty at its very best. Our wonderful clients have made this possible, and I would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and friendship over the last fifty years.
We look forward to sharing our incredible continent and its abundant wildlife with all who wish to experience it. For without hunting there would be no conservation, and without conservation there would be no wildlife.”
Sean Kelly
Sean KellyProfessional Hunter
Sean has been a licensed Professional Hunter with Garry Kelly Safaris since 2000 and in 2006 he acquired his hunting license in Tanzania. He has accompanied many Garry Kelly Safaris clients on safaris all over Africa, totaling 10 different African countries. Sean is a member of Africa Professional Hunting Association and is on the board. He is also a member of Custodians of Professional Hunting & Conservation of South Africa. Sean is an extremely accomplished ethical hunter and is very well respected amongst his peers and in the hunting community.
Cullen Kelly
Cullen KellyProfessional Hunter
Cullen received his big game PH license in 2003 and joined Garry Kelly Safaris. He won Professional Hunter of the year 2 years in a row in 2011 and 2012. He has accompanied many of GKS clients on hunts all over Africa. Cullen is a member of Custodians of Professional Hunting of South Africa (CPHCSA) and African Professional Hunters Association (APHA). Cullen is an accomplished & passionate hunter & this is clear through the friendships he has built up over the years as well as the trophies his clients have taken.
Murray Clayton
Murray ClaytonProfessional Hunter
Murray joined the Garry Kelly Safaris team back in 2013. It was his family game farm outside Botswana where his first love and respect for the bush started. After many year of hunting and it is clear that his passion for hunting and conservation has grown in leaps and bounds.
Murray has grown tremendously as a PH in the years he has been working for GKS and has built valuable friendships along the way. He is a member of CPHCSA (Custodians of Professional Hunting and Conservation South Africa) as well as a member of APHA (the African Hunting Association).

The Right People.
The Right Safari Company.

Your total safari experience is as much about the people as it is about the scenery and wildlife. The people of Garry Kelly Safaris are some of the most friendly, dedicated and interesting people you would ever want to meet.

We’d like you to meet some of the amazing people who work tirelessly to make your safari experience truly amazing.

Promise

Mkuze Tented Camp

Housekeeping

Promise is as sweet as her name. Her presence in camp has a wonderful calming affect and our clients love her.

Phume

Mkuze Tented Camp

Housekeeping

Phume is one of the friendliest people you will meet. She has an infectious laugh and is a dear member of our team.

Carmen

Garry Kelly Safaris

Secretary

Carmen oversees all the business operations and logistics for Garry Kelly Safaris.

Patrick

All Camps

Tracker

Patrick has worked with Garry Kelly Safaris for 18 years and is the primary tracker for Cullen Kelly.

Phume

Mkuze Tented Camp

Housekeeping

Phume is one of the friendliest people you will meet. She has an infectious laugh and is a dear member of our team.

Musi

Tracker

Musi grew up in Zululand is an amazing tracker. Many clients are amazed at his ability to see and find game.

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Garry,

While our 2016 safari was incredible, 2017 was FANTASTIC!  You and your crew found the animals desired professionally and with deft professionalism.  I am very grateful for you and your staff accommodating my physical disabilities.  You are the best of the best.  Looking forward to the next safari.
Andy Anderson - San Antonio, Texas

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