Hunting in Eastern Cape

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276 hunting trips from 38 outfitters starting from $250

276 hunts
$250 starting from
90 animals
13117km 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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Plains Game 1x1

Plains Game 1x1 South Africa

This is and offer for tailor-made plains game hunt - feel free to choose the dates, number of hunters and desirable trophies. All animals Guaranteed to be S.C.I.

Trip duration: 5 - 14 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2020

Daily rate fee $1,200 for 5 days, 1 hunter
Eastern Cape Coastal Plains Game 1x1

Eastern Cape Coastal Plains Game 1x1 South Africa

The distances that we will be shooting can range between 70 and 200 meters. Calibers in the .270 Winchester – .300 Winchester Magnum range are preferable. Telescopic sights with a 4x - 6x magnification are more than adequate. Caracal and Duiker will be hunted with a shotgun. Most hunting is done by walking and stalking.

Trip duration: 3 - 14 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 31 Oct 2020

Daily rate fee $1,144 for 3 days, 1 hunter
Manager Special

Manager Special South Africa

Manager Special: 5 Hunting Days and include 6 (Choice of manager) Management animals from list below: Blesbuck, Impala, Warthog, Duiker, Ostrich, Springbuck, Baboon, Monkey, Kudu, Bluewildebeest and Blackwildebeest. Price: 1 x 1 $ 2 600 2 x 1 $ 2 200

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 1 Apr 2020 31 Oct 2020

Package price $2,600 for 5 days, 1 hunter
Eastern Cape

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