ABOUT WILD OUTDOORS
Your trusted firearm store now available where ever you are!
The newly rebranded, Wild Outdoors, has been around for many years and is well known by hunting and outdoor enthusiasts in the Graaff-Reinet district and surrounding areas. It is because of the shop’s popularity and growth that the owner decided to expand and make his services and products available for all by making it possible to now shop your favorite items online.
A short introduction by the owner,
Marius vd Westhuizen.
In 2010 the idea came to me to open a firearm store in a small town called Graaff-Reinet, situated in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.This was a direct result of being a fanatic hunter and everything I needed were not available in town and had to be sourced from the city.
I decided to go for a new franchise that was lunched and was the first store to open in South Africa. In 2011, I opened the doors of a beautiful hunting and outdoor store that stocked the most popular brands like Lyman, Gamo, Howa, Sierra, Hornady just to name a few.
It was tough in the beginning and had to work hard at my existing IT business to keep the new business going and after hours do all the management of the new business. It was from the beginning my philosophy that because you live in a small town you do not have to pay more for your products. With hard work and perseverance, the business started to take off and soon we were doing business all over the country. This were a direct result of good prices for our products and great service to our customers.
After 6 years as a franchisee I realized that I want to be more flexible with the business and want to build my own brand rather than someone else’s brand. With a lot of names in the hat I decided on Wild Outdoors as the new name. With the slogan “From mild to wild” it perfectly described the business and its customers. All the big brands like Glock, CZ, Lyman, Gamo and Sniper immediately came onboard to give support to build the new brand.
I am extremely excited about the new brand and to be of service to customers all over South Africa. Customers become friends at Wild Outdoors.