South Africa has an unbelievable amount of hunting species, starting from the Big Five and to the rare plains game. Besides, it has a high level of service and great infrastructure. It also has none of the African diseases typical for this warm climate.
The hunt is open all year round except for December and January, since it is the rainy season.
Johannesburg is the city of arrival. From here, you will be transferred to the hunting camp. It can be a regular of a charter flight, or even a car transfer (up to 6-hour drives are possible.)
4x4 cars are used for transportation around the hunting area. South Africa offers a wide variety of hunting methods, including classical spot-and-stalk hunts, shooting from a vehicle, evening/night baiting for Hyena and Bushpig etc. For example, a lion in the Kalahari region is followed by its tracks in the sand, no baiting is necessary.
The five-star lodges are waiting for you to come. Those include Kalahari Oryx, Kwazulu and Serapa and are all about leisure and comfort. The rooms have air conditioners and heaters; there are pools and open decks with fantastic views. Traditional fireplaces with comfy rattan chairs will welcome you in the evening.
The Stein and Limpopo lodges are not that luxurious, however the rooms are still very comfortable and decorated in a traditional African style, and the staff will take care of every guest.
The hunts are organized all over South Africa, in many different camps and hunting grounds. The variety of hunting areas starts with the private Kwazulu Natal Game Reserve, which has once belonged to Zulu kings, and ends with the Kalahari region, which is home to a great number of hunting species in spite of its dry climate. The choice of the camps will depend on the type of hunting desired.
African wild cat
Cape or Southern Buffalo
SOUTH AFRICAN SPRINGBOK
SOUTHERN MOUNTAIN REEDBUCK
COMMON OR RINGED WATERBUCK
CAPE OR RED HARTEBEEST
COMMON SABLE ANTELOPE
SOUTHERN ROAN ANTELOPE
SOUTHERN GREATER KUDU
EASTERN CAPE GREATER KUDU
Common Oribi (Southern Oribi)
Southern Bush Duiker
Natal Red Duiker
South Africa is a great choice for a family trip. Besides the awesome hunts, it offers unique tourism possibilities. Those are the lengthy beaches and high class resorts, the outstanding diving, surfing, deep sea and offshore fishing, ecotourism and a wealth of historical and natural sites.
For people who grew up hunting, shooting often settled the mind. It was something that required full concentration, and therefore took you away from your troubles, at least for a short time. Tara Kyle
Frequently Asked Questions
How many rifles are allowed to take for a hunt in South Africa?
You can import no more than two hunting rifles in South Africa.
Is South Africa really safe for my health?
The country is safe, there is no yellow fever or malaria, also there are no tsetse flies. Ticks and mosquitos can be annoying during the humid period from March through June. Please bring repellents with you.
Do I need a visa to enter South Africa?
There are 52 nationalities who can enter for up to 90 days visa-free. Please check if your country is on the list.
Is it only possible to hunt on the fenced hunting farms in South Africa?
Most of the hunting grounds in South Africa are private and are fenced. However, there are state hunting grounds available, too (the Kruger Park area in the northwest of the country). Those are free-range or partly fenced.
Is a charter flight always necessary to get to the hunting farms in South Africa?
Most of the hunting grounds in South Africa are located in the west, southeast and east of the country. They are quite far from Johannesburg. You can use a charter flight, or take a regular flight to the local town and then use a car transfer.