SA Express Regulations


SA Express Carriage of Firearms

Sporting Equipment

Sportsmen or women travelling individually or in groups will be permitted to include their sporting equipment in the free baggage allowance applicable to the class in which they will travel. The airline will not accept liability for damage to such articles if they are not suitably packed. Sporting equipment in excess of the applicable free baggage allowance will be charged in accordance with the current baggage policy.

Sporting equipment can be classified as follows:

  • Scuba diving equipment. Diving cylinders must be empty and hung upside down with the valve open for 24 hours prior to departure.
  • Hiking equipment.
  • Hunting equipment / trophies. 
  • Golfing equipment. (Restricted to 1 Golf Bag per passenger on SAX Flights not weighing more than 15 kg).
  • Bicycle. (Restricted to …. Bicycles on SAX Flights)

Angling equipment. Must be packed in protective cylinders not exceeding 2m in length

The following are SA Express destinations:

Updated 5 September 2014:

Firearms may be accepted on all SA Express destinations listed below.
•    Johannesburg
•    Port Elizabeth
•    Hoedspruit
•    Cape Town
•    Kimberley
•    Maputo, Mozambique
•    Gaborone, Botswana
•    Walvis Bay, Namibia
•    Durban
•    Windhoek, Namibia
•    East London
•    Lubumbashi, DRC
•    Bloemfontein
•    Richards Bay**

**ANNOUNCEMENT RE RICHARDS BAY - transport of firearms on SA Express:

SA Express has managed to sign the contract with Bay Sport and Arms in Richards Bay, who will be their handling agent for firearms in Richards Bay. SA Express will now transport firearms to and from Richards Bay. The cost by the agent will be R350/client arriving in and departing from Richards Bay.

Passengers should also check on carrier policies as information might change without prior notice.