The 2012 World Shoot was conducted at the brand new WPMSSA Sihouette Range, which forms part of the
Good Hope Shooting Range, which is a military range managed by the South African National Defence Force.
The Good Hope military range, which is currently the 3rd largest in the southern
hemisphere and completed in 1995, has a magnificent view of Table Mountain,
situated on the other side of Table Bay. It can therefore boast the biggest and
most beautiful backstop of any shooting range in the world! Looking straight
down the Silhouette range at that picture, is something special. The range
is on the historical farm Brakkefontein, which was used by the British to stable
their army's horses during the Anglo-Boer war. It is also close to the site of
the "Battle of Blaauwberg" between the Dutch and the British in 1806.
The range is situated roughly 50km north of Cape Town city centre, near the town of Atlantis on the South African west coast.
Apart from being the premier military shooting range in the Western Cape, it is also used by civil shooting associations such as the Western Cape Shooting Union
(WCSU), Milnerton Shooting Association (MSA), and is the home of Western Province Metallic Silhouette Shooting Union (WPMSSA).
The civil shooting facilities are administered by WCSU, and make provision for
silhouette, bisley, pistol, clay pigeon, as well as black powder shooting.
WPMSSA started constructing a dedicated Silhouette range on the grounds in 2005, and has already hosted the South African
National Championships there in 2008. The range was then upgraded to international standards for the 2010 World Shoot.
During the 2012 World Shoot there will be the following on-range facilities:
- All-day refreshments on sale, including breakfast and lunch
- Ablution facilities
- Secure storage facilities for firearms (24x7 on-site security)
View from the range over Table Bay towards the mountain. Big Bore competitors must take care not to hit the building
on the right, it's our only nuclear power station!
International competitors will be sent all the required documentation by email. Assistance by the SA Police at border entry points have been arranged to smooth the process.
Please note that there is a limit of 200 rounds of ammunition per firearm
The following documents are available:
Individual entry form
For our overseas visitors, here are some useful travel tips.
To add some of our own: Insects such as horseflies, mosquitos and gnats may be hyperactive on the range.
We are not in a malaria area, so don't worry, but get some insect repellent such as Tabard (available at pharmacies in spray as well as stick format).
And don't forget the sunscreen!
Late March and early April traditionally has the best weather in Cape Town, with an average daytime temperature of around 24 degrees Celsius.