1x1: Eastern Cape Free-range Hunt

Eastern Cape, South Africa

Price from

Price from

$450 for 1 day, 1 hunter,
with Steenbok included
US$ 450
This price includes:
Daily rate for 1 day
1 hunter
Steenbok
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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 Rifle Hunting Stalking Calling Muzzleloader

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024

Best time for hunting: 1 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024

OTC Tag available

Where you will hunt

Territory

Fence type: Not fenced

Territory size: 150000acres / 60,000 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

Hopewell Lodge We are proud to announce the opening of our new lodge Hopewell. Nestled at the top of a valley, the lodge has breathtaking views of the surrounding bush veld and savanna with the Kagga and Winterberg mountain ranges in the background. Our luxurious hunting lodge is of the highest standards, with a splendid charm and charismatic ambiance. We have 8 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, modernized to the highest standards to provide all modern conveniences, including Wifi. Unwind in the comfort of our grand lounge, surrounded by a warm fireplace, the perfect spot to spend long evenings socializing with friends and family or simply relaxing by the fire. Enjoy sunny days on the elevated wrap-around wooden deck alongside the pool. The lodge is totally off the grid and independent of the state’s electrical distribution system. Option #1: Daily Rate as per listing Option #2: Additional Daily Rate fee of $150 per observer will apply

Facilities: Internet Bathroom Ensuite shower Fridge Laundry Safe Mobile network coverage Electricity Solar power 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
  • Gun rental
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Laundry
  • Snacks
  • Beverages/soft drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • All taxes and permit fees
  • Use of high-end rifles, scopes, and ammunition (Sako and Swarovski)
  • Skinners, trackers and dogs for retrieval of wounded animals
  • Delivery of trophies to the taxidermy

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
  • Gun rental
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Laundry
  • Snacks
  • Beverages/soft drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • All taxes and permit fees
  • Use of high-end rifles, scopes, and ammunition (Sako and Swarovski)
  • Skinners, trackers and dogs for retrieval of wounded animals
  • Delivery of trophies to the taxidermy

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 (12)

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
Mark United States
9.7 of 10
Verified review This review comes from a verified BookYourHunt purchase
19 Sep 2022

Excellent hunting experience

9.7 of 10
Reliable High quality Good value for money
Client review United States
8.0 of 10
Verified review This review comes from a verified BookYourHunt purchase
12 Apr 2022

A different kind of hunt for Africa

8.0 of 10

This hunt is different from my past two trips in that, with low fence hunting, it was much more like hunting back home, though with a lot more game. In my past trips to Africa, we mainly road hunted, shooting near the vehicle, if not from the vehicle. With Nick we did a lot of spotting from a distance and then stalking to get in position, or even just getting out and walking ridge tops, spotting across the ridge and then sneaking in on the game. Nick was also great about getting me in close. I know some guys love long shots, but for me putting on a good stalk is a big part of the fun. I love getting in close and Nick was happy to do so.

While we all had a great time there are areas of improvements when comparing to my other trips to Africa. The facility could be better. A lot of furniture is warn and not comfortable, door handles were coming off and/or hard to close the door, and not much to look at or do between hunts on the grounds. It would be great to have lounge chairs outside for relaxing between hunts. A larger beverage selection would be a plus, only had one type of light beer, and two whiskies to choose from. I would also say the lunch menu could be upgraded, and I personally would like all meats to be local game. It is easy for me to have beef, pork and chicken at home, but I can only get African wild game in Africa.

Reliable Good value for money Useful Unique

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