Visitors' Experiences 2012
Jan & Marié, thank you for your hospitality, your kindness & the great memories.
What a wonderful time, place - lasting memories. You are some of the nicest people I have ever met.
My third time and it always gets better - Forever your friend. Thanks for the memories
What a wonderful five days. Not only have we had superb food, service and fellowship, but an insightful introduction into the wonders of Namibian wildlife. We thank you both and your great team.
Michael and Mark Swan
Thank you so much for a wonderful time and providing us with memories that we will relive in our minds and cherish for a lifetime. I appreciate the patience that Jan and his workers showed to me during the hunts and all of their hard work. Marié is a kind & thoughtful hostess, exquisite cook, and lovely company.
Cori and Lee Todd
You have shown me a lovely part of Namibia and taken me into your home as one of your own! I've had a splendid time here at Klawerberg! Having hunted in many places, I must say your accommodations and hospitality are tops! I saw plentiful of game and will remember this visit fondly, as one of the best trips ever!
Wayne van Zwoll
You have made my first trip to Africa one to remember. I do not believe I have met hospitable people than you and thanks for the hunting aspects as well, from the southern skies to fabulous stories.
I came here for a hunt and find myself leaving with an experience of a lifetime! I experienced fantastic hunting and splendid scenic views. Crossed paths with a hungry leopard and a puff adder, had jackals and caracal in the late evenings and dusk and had the privilege of sharing your home for the last eight days! Jan, Marié, William, Willem, Frans, Johannes, Fluffy, Simba, Bakkies, Nunus- thank you for the absolute wonderful memories, the delicious food(will have to go on Simba's diet)the friendship. The endless array of animals, the laughs and most of all the warm hospitality! I truly did reach relaxation! Thank you!
Your country of Namibia is truly a beautiful gift. Thank you for …exploring… and of course the incredible land that is Klawerberg… From the stunning sunrises the long shadows in the early mornings and the late afternoons to Garrett's challenging yet successful Oryx and kudu hunts. You have made both of our dreams come true. It is with sad hearts that we leave the beauty and serenity of Namibia for the fast pace of the States, but it is with much gratitude in our hearts and hope of a swift return that we depart. Marié, you are a warm and gracious hostess and we thank you for keeping our bellies full with such delicious meals. The staff at the lodge is so friendly and kind- we thank them as well. The "boys" that you employ are so knowledgeable and kind. Thank you both for your warm company, for your knowledge and sharing your memories with us. You are now forever part of our stories and memories, as we set forth from Namibia with full hearts. We wish you all the best and hope to be with you both (and Simba, Bakkies & Fluffy!!) again.
Garrett Hurt and Lisa Bohacek
My first African Safari.This has been the perfect first Africa. From your recommendation to putting us in contact with a Namibian travel agent to send us through Etosha to spots beyond to the final culmination hunting with you. The lodge is beautiful! The accommodation is tasteful and elegant and the staff!!! Simply amazing. I also want to thank you for understanding exactly what I wanted in a hunt and what I was or was not capable of. Hiking for many hours in the thorny hills in search of kudu was demanding and exciting. Johannes was exceptional. He guided me with such skill for kudu and Oryx that it was simply an honor to be in his presence while he worked. I completed a dream an African dream. It can only be the first… once.
We had a five day stay here at Klawerberg. Norbert and Max a second time. The stay was wonderful and the hospitality was great. Hunting was a great success and we all were very happy. The feeling to be welcome here is like to be home.
Norbert Binke, Norbert, Markus and Maximillian Reuss and Fritz Beer
Once again we shared the home of Jan and Marié Visser. Namibia is beautiful, Klawerberg is wonderful, but the friendship with Jan & Marié will always be the most memorable.
Calvin Chip Curington
How could we ever forget: beautiful surroundings, delicious food, countless game, afternoons at the waterholes, soothing massages, toasting the day's success and evenings at the fire with dear friends. The total is equal to another memorable experience at Klawerberg-Namibia!
This time in Namibia at Klawerberg has been one of the best experiences of my life! I will never forget all the great times, beautiful animals, awesome food, wonderful people, and the most beautiful landscape and stars I have seen! Jan, Marié and Marike you all made us feel at home and treated us like part of the family! I will remember you ALWAYS.
We had a delightful time everyday at Klawerberg. The Vissers showed us great hospitality and great hunting opportunities. We return home with great memories and great trophies. Thank you very much for a great experience.
Jon and Andrew Leman
If you like: Hunting African game, game drives, Namibian scenery, bird watching, fine accommodations, and wonderful food, to be taken well care of, Klawerberg is an excellent place!
Alvin and Joyce van Wyk
Our first experience in Namibia has been wonderful, thanks to Jan and Marié for sharing a positive hunting experience, watching animals & birds and enjoying beautiful prepared food. We will always remember fondly the great friends we have in Namibia. Thanks for all your kindness.
Wayne and Betty Nurmi
Thank you Jan and Marié for the wonderful time I had hunting on your ranch. The 7 animals I took are wonderful and the expertise and hospitality of both yourselves and your guides will not be forgotten.
Our third trip to Namibia with Jan and Marié. Completely fantastic in every way. The kudu hunting may be the best on earth! Hospitality, attention to detail, unbelievable.
I have travelled in Europe, all over North America, South America and have never found nicer and more professional hosts. I feel like I have known both of you for a lifetime. Thanks for the memories. I truly hope I can return some day.
Thank you for your hospitality. This was my best hunt. Johannes and Frans are the best trackers I have met.
I have been fortunate to travel and experience a number of special hunting trips but this trip is one of the finest I have ever had the pleasure to make. From the accommodations to the great meals ........ from the personal service everyone at Klawerberg willingly shared to the huge number of trophies on your beautiful properties, this was a trip of a lifetime. Great meals, great trophies and respectful people that knew what it took to keep the customer happy. The PH's were excellent and did not try to get you to take just any game but to get a trophy to be proud of. Their quality as trackers was an experience in itself. Thanks for making this father/son experience so special and I look forward to making this trip with my other sons ASAP.
We have been back for only a few days and have really missed waking up to the sounds of the birds and animals of Africa outside our rooms. From the endless supply of food that Marie and staff prepared for us, to the abundance of quality animals that Klawerberg has to offer, this truly was an amazing and memorable experience.
Visitors' Experiences 2011
Nichts als Klawerberg im herzlichen Namibia! Dem Wilde sei zunächst ein Heger, dann hast du Freunde auch
als Jäger. Hab` Achtung vor dem hohen Wild, wie du's bejagst, dein Jägerbild. Nach vier Jagden auf
Klawerberg bei Jan und Marie ist ein weitere Traum in 5* Service Wahrheit geworden.
Es ist hier einfach unbeschreiblich von Emfang bis zum Ende in jeder Beziehung. Alles mit Herz.
Horst & Irmgard Allwardt und Horst & Helga Henning
I have hunted and stayed in many hunting ranches and lodges. If you are looking for the ultimate
place to stay, with the most enjoyable hunting experience, along with trophy size game, this is the
place to book a hunt in Namibia, Africa. I had one of the best times a man could have on a safari
that has no hidden costs and is very affordable for a middle-class working man. The food, lodging
and hospitality are five-star quality.
Rene Gonzales and Richard Hughes
My first African safari could not have been any better. What a wonderful experience from the
hunting to the food, but most importantly the hosts. Thank for the experience and I look
forward to returning.
The accommodations were far beyond our expectations and the hunting was spectacular. Hunting with a
bow and arrow is one of the things I really love to do and to be successful at your place on such
magnificent animals was not only rewarding but an honor. Jan, you are truly one of the most amazing
people that I have met in my life. The class with which you run your operation is inspiring. Hunting
with someone I believe creates a special bond that lasts far beyond the hunt its self and that bond
grows stronger with the passage of time. We felt the peace and quiet of your wonderful country. We
made new friends here, bonding with old friends and were given a great opportunity to walk with the
animals, see their strength and learn from them. Thank you for your hospitality and the exceptional
expertise of your employees. May we be so lucky to come visit you and hunt, explore and relax again
in your paradise.
Dick & Loralee Mattison
I want to start out saying, first of all, thank you very much for the super hospitality that I never
expected from a hunting lodge. I've been to many and have run my own. I really enjoyed the evenings
of popcorn and sitting around and just talking, very relaxing after a long super exciting day of hunting.
My guides were exceptionally good guides. I put my trust in them at all times for anything that concerned
hunting or spotting, confident that I would harvest trophy animals. Jan is one of those people that have
made a big impression in my life. His ability to make you feel at home and able to hunt in any special
way that you want made the trip really enjoyable. There were a few things I stayed wanting to do such
as getting a rock massage from Marike and hunting several more animals. I went expecting to have a great
time, but this trip exceeded my expectations by far. Hope to see you someday soon.
Our second trip to your ranch was a memorable event for all of us. Few things in life are as good the
second time around, but somehow y'all have managed to improve experience over the years. You have preserved
the charm and allure of the experience while equally impressing us with everyday professionalism that is
part of every outing. From the wait staff to the trackers, we found the service and attention to detail
flawless and would highly recommend everyone in this position. Johannes and Frans are extraordinary trackers
and deserve special recognition for their effort. As we brothers return to the US with great trophies,
renewed friendships and a new horizon of sporting adventures there was but one word to describe our time
together and that is "priceless."
Rick, Don & Larry McLaughlin
Thanks for a wonderful trip. Had a great time and wonderful experience!
Thank you, Jan and Marie for an absolutely wonderful family experience. Your gracious acceptance of our
large & sometimes troublesome family is greatly appreciated. The facilities and quality of the hunt is
world class. Food was sensational. You accommodated our five hunters who were everything from novice to
experienced and harvested 26 beautiful animals 13 of which were gold medals and most of the rest medal
class! We couldn't ask for more. We hope to return soon.
Kostohryz Family: George, Brenda, Kelly, Keely & Holt
It was so wonderful to be part of your hunting outfit for this time. Loved and enjoyed it a lot.
Wouter Pienaar - videographer
What an amazing adventure/honeymoon. Scarlett and I had a great hunt. We had a great day in town. The
animals here have such a strong will of survival. Africa is both rare and beautiful .I have great
respect for each and every one of them. Thank you for your hospitality and wonderful 10 days.
Clay and Scarlett Wolter
Great hunt at Klawerberg-Namibia. It was great to spend time with you for a second time. Bringing Chaston
to introduce him to Namibia and hunting was great. We'll be back.
Thank you so much! I enjoyed everything; the food, the ride to town, meeting the boys, and most of all
the hunting! I will never forget the memories shared at the Klawerberg Ranch! I hope to return soon. Thanks.
Hunt for a second time at Klawerberg-Namibia is as much fun, enjoyable and refreshing. Will Smith said: "God
lives in Africa and visits other places." Thank you for providing such a great hunt.
This was my 3rd trip to Klawerberg and just everything was perfect as always. A long lasting memory.
Wir hatten eine wunderbare, intensive kurze Zeit. Marie und Jan haben uns ganz wunderbar aufgenommen und
versorgt. Wir hatten aufregende Jagderlebnisse und tollen Erfolge. Nochmals vielen Dank an Jan, Marie und
das Klawerberg Team.
Norbert und Mazimillian Reuss
Brian's second time hunt at Klawerberg. We had an amazing stay and hunt, Sara's first African hunt was exciting,
eventful, challenging and rewarding. Namibia reminds us of Texas as far as the landscape and friendliness of the
Brian and Cindy Pnacek
The great thing about Klawerberg- Namibia is you can visit a variety of places while staying. It offers many
different experiences and memories. Guaranteed-- a new outlook on life. Thank you for everything. Love you.
My second hunt at Klawerberg was even better than the first. Thanks
I can't put in words how perfect my 1st hunt in Africa was, you both made it very special and we will remember
it for the rest of lives. The hunts were exactly as I hoped for and the animals we both took were above our
expectations. Marie, the meals were fantastic. You both have a friend for life and we will be back as soon
I am not sure exactly what I expected from this trip. But it was more than I could ever have dreamed of! The
hunts were very challenging and fun. You both made me feel as if we were part of your family and we will always
have great memories of this trip. We have not left and we are already planning our next trip back and which
trophies we will take next time! Thank for everything!
Outstanding, cannot put into words. My expectations were more than met the first day. Did not know I was going
to be hunting in such comfort. I am not sure what rates the highest with me - the hunting or the visiting with
Jan and Marie. Thanks a million for all your sharing of game, food and life experiences.
Mike and Cindy Bludau
Your motto" the safari that exceeds your expectations" could not be any more true. Jan and Marie, you provided
a world class hunt, as well as a family/friendly atmosphere. We instantly felt at home. You and your staff made
this father and son trip a once in a lifetime. We haven't even left Klawerberg, but are planning our next trip
in our mind. We cannot thank you enough.
Jeremy and Jerry Williams
A wonderful week. Jan and Marie, you made me feel at home and a part of your family. The hunting, food and
companionship were great. Haven't left and am thinking of the return trip. Thank you.
Tom's second time hunt at Klawerberg. Each trip will be another trip of a lifetime. Living among the family
and dining at the table makes us feel as part of the group. Hunting with the guides gave tremendous experience
and showed how much we still have to learn. I look to come again quickly and look forward to every future hunt.
Stephen and Tom Rabb
As this was my second trip to Klawerberg, I expected gracious hospitality, good food and comfortable
accommodations. Both trips were in early August and the weather was perfect. Previously I had taken a
variety of quality plains game trophies, so on this trip I was specifically interested in Eland, Blue
Wildebeest and Warthog. The first morning, we stalked and watched a small heard of Eland which contained
several nice but young bulls. At noon, Jan and I discussed the Eland and decided to wait and look for a
mature bull. On the third morning after walking and tracking for about two hours, my guides, Frans and
Johannes, spotted a group of bulls. After an extensive stalk, they said there was an exceptional old bull
in the group. After a tense wait for him to get into position, I was able to get a clean shot. I was very
impressed with the guide's ability to follow a trail that I could not even see out when pointed out to me.
All three animals qualified for NAPHA Game Fields Medals (Gold Quality/Mature Animals). In addition, while
out hunting, we saw numerous other exceptional trophy quality animals. Due to the efforts of Jan, Marie,
the guides and house staff, this certainly was an exceptional hunt and experience.
It's my fourth trip to Africa as they just keep getting better! Thank you very much for the hospitality
and great hunting.
2nd trip to Klawerberg. Wanted my brother Barry and good friend Gordon to experience the Vissers. Hartmann
zebra really made the hunt special. Fantastic world class experience; attention to every detail. Highly
Wow - thank you Jan, Marie and Marike for your wonderful hospitality. You are doing all the right
things. Keep smiling-Biltong Barry
We feel as though we must pinch ourselves to wake from this wonderful dream that is Klawerberg- Namibia.
Daniel and Georgina Du Bois
Second time hunt at Klawerberg. I want to thank you for the wonderful time I had at Klawerberg. The
overwhelming natural beauty of Klawerberg, the extraordinary beautiful animals and birds, the wonderful
food (especially Brindled gnu) and game meals, clean laundry every day was a treat, the cheerful help,
excellent guides, and wonderful accommodation were first class all the way. But it was the friendship
and good cheer that I experienced that endears Klawerberg to me.
Running wild and free are God's creatures in this beautiful section of Namibia. We were thrilled to see
and experience the abundance of each species of wildlife this country offers! Jan and Marie are the most
wonderful hosts. We could spend months here and not see everything. But we are so much richer than when
we arrived. We loved our visit with you.
Daniel and Faye Allder
First trip to Africa, Awesome!! Very, very pleased!! Take home many nice trophies!! Excellent food and
hospitality!! Most fun I have ever had on a trip
Hunting was great, especially for kudu. 4 star dining. Trip of a lifetime.
What a great follow up from our trip with the family in May. I couldn't wait to get back with my friends
above. I told them they would be pleased and as you can see they are. I hope to return soon for more
trophies, but more important the relaxation and enjoyment of all aspects Klawerberg has to offer.
Thanks again for everything