Welcome to Lichenry Hunting Safaris!


A privately owned business belonging to the Heathcote family.


The Heathcote family proudly welcomes you to Nooitverwacht.  The name ‘Nooitverwacht’ means ‘never expected’. True to its’ name, ‘Nooitverwacht’ is a haven of exceptional and unexpected African beauty, home to incredible wildlife and history and the birthplace of wonderful experiences and memories…


Lichenry Hunting Safaris offers exclusive access to a well stocked game farm of over 1200 hectares in the malaria-free Waterberg area of South Africa and in addition has the use of thousands of hectares on concessional farms and properties. We specialize in hunting plains game or selected members of the Big 5 both locally or internationally.

What makes Lichenry Hunting Safaris unique?

Firstly, our exclusive safaris are specifically tailored to meet each hunter and their families particular requirements making each African hunting experience with Lichenry Hunting Safaris a unique and unforgettable experience.


Secondly, we own a private fleet of aircraft which we use to transport our clients to and from their desired locations.


Thirdly, Lichenry Hunting Safaris privately owned farm is situated adjacent to the 7000 hectare Doorndraai dam nature reserve in the Waterberg area. This farm is called ‘Nooitverwacht’ meaning ‘never expected’. True to its’ name, ‘Nooitverwacht’ is a haven of exceptional and unexpected African beauty. The lodges at Nooitverwacht are exclusively reserved for the use of each set of guests we host, ensuring you will have complete privacy for the duration of your stay. Lichenry Hunting Safaris believe in exclusivity and the creation of remarkable hunting experiences.

We welcome our clients on arrival and say “good-bye” to friends on departure.

Friendly


We welcome all our guests with a warm African smile and say goodbye to friends with heavy heart.

Accomodating 


Our goal is to ensure you enjoy your time.  We're always there if you need anything.

Exclussive 


There aren't many places in the world that bring luxury, hunitng and the African bush together so nicely.

An unforgetable experience


1

Book

2

Arrive

3

Hunt

4

Enjoy!

The Lodge Village


The lodges at Nooitverwacht are exclusively reserved for the use of each set of guests we host, ensuring you will have complete privacy for the duration of your stay. 


Situated in the Northwestern part of the reserve, nestled alongside the water and overhanging an old rock dam, main lodge (Kingfisher lodge) is a wonderful sole-use villa where emphasis is on maximal use of outdoor and entertainment space, all blended seamlessly with the surrounding environment. Large outdoor entertainment decks on 2 levels all open out directly onto the incredible views and an incredible swimming pool area on the water’s edge with outdoor shower room and open area stone boma overlooking the water.


Traditional building materials of thatch and local stone have been utilized throughout the lodge environs wherever possible.
The multiple outdoor entertainment areas available to guests provide a plethora of choices for those leisure hours between activities or at the end of the day. 


A state of the art, interactive kitchen and fully equipped outdoor boma allows for preparation of intimate, informal dining experiences that can be enjoyed in various areas around the lodge.

Testimonial


Customers Words



Our time with Lichenry Hunting Safaris greatly exceeded our expectations.  Our time with Christoff Heathcote and his team was a lot more than a few good hunts.  From our first communication with them to our departure, they took care of any and all our needs. The hunt was exceptional and the diversity of species is almost inconceivable, the scenery is beautiful and the support from the PH'S, trackers and camp staff nothing short of first class.  

 
5 Stars in our books…  Well done Lichenry Hunting Safaris!!  


With Thanks.         
Arno Johannes Boshoff