Where to hunt Grey Rhebuck
Grey Rhebuck (also known as Vaal Rhebuck) are an endemic species found in the high grassy mountainous regions of South Africa, Lesotho and Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland. This species is primarily hunted in the Eastern Cape but is also available in the Western Cape, Free State, Kwazulu-Natal and Mpumalanga Provinces of South Africa. In the past, the odd package hunt has also been made available in the highlands of the Malolotja National Park in Eswatini, mainly as a fundraising exercise for the Park.
This may not be a commonly hunted species in South Africa. However, the best prices are available from those territory owners where this species occurs which will most likely be in either the Eastern Cape or Free State Provinces. The outfitter’s daily rates for these territories range from $350 - 450 per day and the price tag on the trophy fees start at $985 upwards to just over $2,000.
When to hunt Grey Rhebuck?
Grey Rhebuck can be hunted year-round In South Africa. The best months to hunt Grey Rhebuck are the warmer months when the high altitude temperatures are warmer than the cold winter months. If hunting during the winter months of June to August you may experience high winds and snow so be prepared for some unexpected harsh African hunting conditions.
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Living out on the open grassy mountain slopes these animals are quite easy to spot. They have unbelievably good eyesight and a sixth sense. They are often watching you from a long-distance before you have even seen them. The best is to glass the mountain slopes from a high vantage point or sneak to the crest of a hillside and look over the edge. Nine times out of ten they will be looking back at you and you will then need to plan your stalk very carefully to decrease the shooting distance as much as possible. Wind and snow often play a factor in these hunts making the required long-distance shooting quite difficult.
Why hunt Grey Rhebuck?
This sought after collectors species is not commonly hunted on your first African safari but is on many hunters wish list for those returning to Africa on a follow-up hunt. Considered by many as the most challenging antelope hunt in South Africa. This hunt should be undertaken in your youthful years as getting up and down the mountains can be quite strenuous. This woolly, well-insulated animal makes a fine-looking full mount display. Shoulder and skull mounts are popular alternatives.
1x1: Eastern Cape Free-range Hunt South Africa
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 Bush pig. The sides of the valleys/canyons make for great vantage points. A lot of time is spent at theses 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
Trip duration: 1 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2022
African Plains Game Safari on 1x1, 2021 South Africa
Please choose our high-quality trophies and enjoy your superb hunting with us! Every hunter will be accompanied by our professional hunter to guarantee your comfortable and successful safari. Daily rates are calculated by overnights stay in camp. The hunt is conducted on 1x1 basis.
Trip duration: 5 - 21 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 31 Dec 2021
1 x 1 Karoo Hunt South Africa
The resident species on the property alone total 23 and together with our neighbouring areas we are able to offer over 40 species spanning over 150 000 acres. All neighbouring areas are within a two-hour drive from either of our luxury lodges. Our trackers and Professional Hunters are highly skilled at finding elusive game such as Klipspringer, Cape Greybuck, Grey Rhebuck and Mountain Rhebuck. You may bring your own rifle/s or alternatively we can offer rifle hire. Everything from sighting the rifles on the shooting range to the professional taxidermy of your trophy/trophies is taken care of seamlessly as part of our professional service. We cater for all levels of rifle & bow hunters and believe that we offer an unrivalled South African hunting experience. Prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations. “E&OE” Errors and Omissions Excepted
Trip duration: 3 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 30 Nov 2021
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