Hunting in Eastern Cape

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321 hunting trips from 40 outfitters starting from $250

321 hunts
$250 starting from
93 animals
8152mi to the nearest trip

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About hunting in Eastern Cape

The country’s second largest province lies between the Indian Ocean and the Drakensberg Mountains. The dry semi-arid desert interior is known as the Karoo which in complete contrast gives way to the densely wooded valley bushveld, like the Addo Elephant National Park. The coastline is dominated by beautiful evergreen coastline plains, with magnificent beaches and the spectacular forests of the Garden Route and Tsitsikamma National Park. Owing to this vast diversity of habitat it was once considered one of the county’s richest wildlife areas and severely over-hunted during colonial times. Much of the province’s former wildlife populations have been restored to their former glory days. Buffalo and an assortment of general plains game can be hunted in the Eastern Cape. This includes some of South Africa’s specials, like the Eastern Cape Kudu, a regionalised species, slightly smaller both in body and horn length to their Greater Kudu relatives. Two South African endemics occur in the area, namely the Grey Rhebuck, a mountain species often hunted in cold, windy and sometimes snowy conditions. These extremely weary animals, with their uncanny sixth sense are known for being the most challenging plains game hunt in the country. The other endemic species is the Cape Grysbok, a member of the “Tiny Ten”. Generally speaking, hunting with dogs in South Africa is illegal. However, the tiny Blue Duiker may be hunted with specially trained Jack Russell Terriers. These animals are flushed by the dogs and shot on the run with a shotgun. Caracal (Lynx), an acknowledged stock farming problem predatory animal may also be hunted with hound packs, an experience as exciting as a Mountain Lion hunt in the USA. Specialised bird hunting outfitters with pointing and retrieving dogs offer some of the best upland (Greywing Francolin) and waterfowl shoots in the country. Another unique hunt offered in this province is a Rhino Vita Dart Hunt. This is a non-lethal hunt conducted in conjunction with a veterinarian who is only permitted to tranquilize a Rhino for conservation, medical or management reasons. The client will then be able to dart the Rhino with a vitamin cocktail prior to the animal being completely immobilised and classified as a kill by SCI. Threatened or Protected Species (TOPS) and CITES permits are required for some species even with an exemption permit. All the necessary documentation details will be provided by your Outfitter. Learn more about South African hunting regulations here.

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2:1 Kei River Safari

2:1 Kei River Safari

9.9 4 reviews
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Baboon, Black wildebeest, Blue duiker, Blue wildebeest, Bontebok...
Trip duration: 7 - 21 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022
Daily rate fee
$1,750
for 7 days, 1 hunter
Eastern Cape Trophy Hunt 1x1

Eastern Cape Trophy Hunt 1x1

10 3 reviews
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Baboon, Black springbok, Black wildebeest, Black-backed jackal, Blue duiker...
Trip duration: 5 - 21 days
Hunting season: 1 Apr 2022 - 30 Nov 2022
Daily rate fee
$2,590
for 5 days, 1 hunter
1x1: Eastern Cape Free-range Hunt

1x1: Eastern Cape Free-range Hunt

9.5 8 reviews
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Black impala, Black springbok, Black wildebeest, Blue wildebeest, Bontebok...
Trip duration: 1 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2022
Daily rate fee
$250
for 1 day, 1 hunter
Eastern Cape

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