1x1: Eastern Cape Free-range Hunt

Eastern Cape, South Africa

Daily rate fee

Daily rate fee

$250 for 1 day, 1 hunter
Trophy fee is not included
US$ 250
This price includes:
Daily rate for 1 day
1 hunter
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Membership of associations
Safari Club International, SCI

About this hunt

THE RANCH Sits on an escarpment (2200 feet above sea level) and has four unique biospheres within half an hour’s drive. This unique change in biospheres results in huge animal diversity. The landscape and habitats vary from deep wide valley bushveld with thick riverine bush, home of the Eastern Cape Kudu as well as Cape Bushbuck, Nyala, Warthog, and Bushpig. The sides of the valleys/canyons make for great vantage points. A lot of time is spent at these elevated points glassing for trophies. On the plateau above the valley lies the savanna and scattered woodlands. This is home to species such as Impala, Sable, Zebra, Waterbuck and Mountain Reedbuck. These plateaus also make great vantage points for glassing and the start of many long stalks. The savanna gradually gives way to the long rolling Bedford plains which were once the place of vast animal migrations across the Eastern Cape. These plains are where Springbuck, Blesbok and Black Wildebeest are found and often ambushed from behind the endless anthills which make for good hiding places. These plains give way to the Kaggaberg Mountain range with valleys and box canyons, home to the Eland, Cape Bushbuck and Kudu. ACCOMMODATION: FARM GUESTHOUSE as listed 4 STAR THATCH LODGE upgrades available at an additional fee of $150 per hunter NO HIDDEN COSTS The headline price is what you pay, excluding travel and taxidermy costs.

Guided (Regular trip)
Baiting Driven Hunt Management Hunt Rifle Hunting Stalking Calling Muzzleloader

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023

Best time for hunting: 1 Mar 2023 - 31 Oct 2023

Where you will hunt

Territory

Fence type: Not fenced

Territory size: 74,000 acres / 30,000 hectares

Languages spoken by staff: English

Operating since: 1997 year


Structure by elevation

Plains: 33%

Hills: 33%

Mountains: 33%


Structure by landscape

Fields/Bush: 70%

Forest: 30%


Entertainment services

Shooting range Excursions Tours can be arranged to Addo Elephant National Park, Mountain Zebra National Park, the Sunshine Coast, Garden Route and Port Alfred

Where you will stay

Hunting Lodge

We offer two accommodation alternatives. Option #1: Daily Rate as per listing Our primary hunting accommodation is Olivefountain homestead. Here you will be hosted in comfortable settler-style accommodation. Olivefountain a traditional settler farmhouse built in the 1800's has recently been upgraded. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The bedrooms and bathrooms have been superbly modernized to the highest standards to provide all modern conveniences. Option #2: Additional Daily Rate fee of $150 per hunter will apply The second alternative is a 4 Star graded luxury accommodation in a 140-year-old double-storey manor house and thatched garden cottage, which are both situated in a magnificent garden and mountain setting. This accommodation is suitable for hunters who wish to stay in high-end accommodation The manor house is about 30 minutes’ drive from the main hunting area.

Facilities: Wi-Fi Internet Bathroom In-suite shower Fridge Laundry Safe Mobile network coverage Electricity Swimming Pool Wine Tasting Horse Riding

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How to get there

Navigation guidelines

We meet and greet our guests at Port Elizabeth airport.

Nearest airport: Port Elizabeth

Distance from airport: 170kms

Transfer from airport: Yes

Transfer from railway: No

Other information

Gun rental: Yes

Vaccination required: No

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Terms

Price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Transport on territory
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Ammunition
  • Guiding by PH
  • Field trophy preparation
  • Hunting license
  • Tourist tax
  • Gun rental
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Laundry
  • Snacks
  • Beverages/soft drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Skinners, trackers and dogs for retrieval of wounded animals
  • Delivery of trophies to the taxidermy
  • All taxes and permit fees
  • Use of high-end rifles, scopes, and ammunition (Sako and Swarovski)

Cancellation

  • Not applicable as no deposit is required.
  • Clients are considered booked on receipt of flight reservation

Price DOES NOT include

  • International and regional flights
  • Accommodation before and after the hunt
  • Taxidermy costs
  • Staff gratuities (tips)
  • Travel and medical insurance

Wounding

  • If not recovered during the hunt must be paid for in full.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Transport on territory
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Ammunition
  • Guiding by PH
  • Field trophy preparation
  • Hunting license
  • Tourist tax
  • Gun rental
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Laundry
  • Snacks
  • Beverages/soft drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Skinners, trackers and dogs for retrieval of wounded animals
  • Delivery of trophies to the taxidermy
  • All taxes and permit fees
  • Use of high-end rifles, scopes, and ammunition (Sako and Swarovski)

Price DOES NOT include

  • International and regional flights
  • Accommodation before and after the hunt
  • Taxidermy costs
  • Staff gratuities (tips)
  • Travel and medical insurance

Cancellation

  • Not applicable as no deposit is required.
  • Clients are considered booked on receipt of flight reservation

Wounding

  • If not recovered during the hunt must be paid for in full.

Payment

Deposit

No deposit required

Final payment

Paid Onsite
Payment options provided by outfitter:
Credit card

Reviews (10)

Levi United States
8.7 of 10
Verified review This review comes from a verified BookYourHunt purchase
13 Apr 2022

Great value and experience

8.7 of 10

Price obviously always enjoyable, means I can shoot more. I also enjoyed the large and multiple concessions they have so I did not feel like I was hunting the same spot everyday. Also the only place I have hunted in SA with 100% fair chase, we had a herd of Lechwe jump the fence on to land we could not pursue and had to move on to a new location. Greatest part was their working great with my 14 year old daughter and even more they worked to get me within 60 yards of a Sable, Lechwe and Warthog all I took with my new Bowtech RevoltX80 bow. That is some work when they do not put out food, they do not control water, have no blinds and is low fence, a real spot and stalk time.

The second flight was an extra cost and pain especially since I'm traveling with guns, kids and during COVID. But hey they served free beer at 10:00am on the flight so that helps kill the pain.

Reliable Good value for money Useful Unique
Kevin United States
10.0 of 10
Verified review This review comes from a verified BookYourHunt purchase
25 Oct 2021

East Texas to the Eastern Cape

10.0 of 10

The PH's were extremely knowledgeable and their ability to spot, quickly and honestly judge, and effectively stalk game was incredible. The sheer volume of animals seen was mind blowing as well as variety (we saw 38 species of mamals alone). I could not be more pleased with Nick and everyone involved with Nick Bowker Hunting.

The flight was long but a very small inconvenience for the hunt of a lifetime!

High quality
Donald United States
10.0 of 10
Verified review This review comes from a verified BookYourHunt purchase
26 Oct 2021

Long awaited first African Safari

10.0 of 10

We were treated like family and had a great hunt every day. We took 20 animals over 9 days most would book in SCI. We took most of our animals on Nick’s property or within an hour from his house.

High quality

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