Where to hunt Eastern Cape Kudu
There are two kinds of Kudu that go by the name of “Eastern”. One is the East African Greater Kudu, the officially recognized subspecies that occupies the savannah of Eastern Africa. Within its natural range hunting opportunities exist in Tanzania. The other is Eastern Cape Kudu; this kind of the animal is recognized by trophy books, but not singled out by biologists; it is found in the South African province of the same name.
Hunting the Eastern Cape Kudu is priced at the same level as other Kudu hunts in South Africa: the average trophy fee runs at around about $1,500, and after daily rates are added, a dedicated Kudu hunt would start at $2,000 or so, and package hunts with other plains game species included run in the area of $3,000-$5,000 (with no upper limit).
When to hunt Eastern Cape Kudu?
Kudu hunting season is open year round in enclosed areas in South Africa, but may be more limited for free-range hunting grounds. Hunters typically have better luck during the rut (April-May) up to September - November.
Hunting methods All hunting methods (14)
The first choice for Kudu hunting is spot-and-stalk. The typical African way is to scout the area from vehicles, stopping to glass the area, and once the animal is located, to approach it on foot. In the case of Kudu, this is easier said than done, because the animal prefers broken terrain, which isn’t easily accessible on wheels. At that, the protective coloring of the Kudu makes it hard to see, and acute senses and natural wariness allow it to escape predators, of both two-legged and four-legged variety. Hunting from a blind over salt licks and water holes is also possible, and many hunters, especially bowhunters, find the opportunity to observe the African nature from concealment an exciting bonus to the hunt itself.
Why hunt Eastern Cape Kudu?
Kudu has earned the nickname “Grey Ghost” for the seemingly supernatural ability to disappear in the bush, surprising for an animal of such size (the second biggest African antelope after eland), and equipped with such impressive spiral horns. The natives of Africa and the visitors are equally awed by these horns, which are used as vessels, musical instruments, and for ceremonial purposes by the former, and have great ability to impress the grandeur of the African wildlife on the latter. Hunting Kudu is quite a challenge, as evidenced by many classic safari books, and Greater Kudu hunting connects you to a very old tradition.
African Hunt Special 4 South Africa
HUNTING PACKAGE INCLUDES DURATION: 5 days (4 nights), 4 hunting days and 2 x half day travel days. HUNTER(S): 1 Hunter x 1 PH TROPHIES: 4 animals 1 x Trophy Gemsbuck, Blesbok, Springbuck and Steenbuck ADDITIONAL DAYS/ANIMALS: Add extra animals or days at 10% discount (on listed price) With over 30,000 ha (74, 131 acres) we can proudly say that we have one of the largest safari outfits in the Eastern Cape Province of Southern Africa when it comes to hunting on privately owned land. Making us even more unique is the diverse terrain you will encounter when on safari with us. From the semi-desert, arid, vast open plains of the great Karoo to the mountains and thicket of the coastal Bushveld, we offer everything that a true African hunting experience can give in terms of terrain diversification.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021
1:1 Plainsgame Hunt South Africa
Enjoy African trophy and wildlife hunting in the unspoilt, mixed Karoo bushveld and hilly savannah. The preferred method of hunting in Africa is by “walk and stalk” – where you will be assisted by an experienced team of professional hunters, trackers and skinners. Hunting in the open veld of South Africa’s Eastern Cape is a dream come true for our guests. Our professional hunters will ensure that all your hunting expectations are met and that your hunting experience will be a truly memorable one. Our hunting season is open throughout the year due to South Africa’s moderate year-round climate. This is a great chance to bag multiple trophies in one trip. NOTE: Prices are subject to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and the hunting date.
Trip duration: 5 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Apr 2021 15 Dec 2021
Interested in this animal? Create a subscription to get offers right to your inbox