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About hunting in KwaZulu-Natal
This was traditionally the hunting grounds of the Zulu kings. Most of the hunting now occurs in the north of the province, locally referred to as Zululand and named after Africa’s greatest warrior nation, the Zulus. The province is nestled between the warm Indian Ocean in the east and the high cliffs of the Drakensberg Mountains in the west. The tropical coastline has many protected wetlands (Lake St Lucia) and evergreen forests with an abundance of wildlife. Moving slightly inland is the world famous Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, Africa’s oldest proclaimed game reserve where the White Rhino was saved from extinction in the 1950s and 60s. From this breeding nucleus White Rhinos have been reintroduced to safe havens all over Africa and zoos around the world. They may now be hunted in the province and many other areas of both South Africa and Namibia. The word Zululand conjures up some mythical images but in reality there is some good hunting to be had. Large game ranches offer wild managed Lions (not captive bred), Leopards, Buffalo, Elephant Black and White Rhino. Nyala used to be the signature species for the region with many world records taken in the Hluhluwe area. However, this is no longer the case as the species is a popular game ranching and breeding animal which has been introduced all over the country. Red Duiker, also known as the Natal Red Duiker are commonly hunted in Zululand along with the rarer Suni antelope. Due to deforestation for commercial agricultural crops much of their former habitat range has been destroyed. The Highveld region of KwaZulu-Natal, known as the Natal Midlands, without doubt offers the best Common Reedbuck hunting in the country. Other species that can be hunted there are Cape Bushbuck and even Grey Rhebuck in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains. Free-range Eland migrating between the National Parks are attracted to the green pasture crops grown by the many dairy farms during the winter months. Many of these farms grow corn and other crops that attract upland birds and waterfowl to the region. The little known semi-Bushveld transition zone between Zululand and the Midlands always seems to conjure up some monster Kudus, many of which are totally free-range. 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.
Kwazulu-Natal Plains Game Hunt 1x1 South Africa
Our great walk and stalk hunts are carried out from Kwazulu Natal Midlands to the desert areas of the Karoo and Kalahari. All hunts are conducted on foot and are sure to tests ones stamina and physicality. You will be pushed to the edge of what you have and only the adrenalin and exhilaration of the hunt can carry you through. Great experiences for every age and level of experience will enjoy great hunts with us. All forms of weapons are welcomed and with dedicated Bow Hunting areas our success rates have been high. Bow, Black powder, Rifle and handgun are all welcomed and we have enjoyed great success with all these choices of weapons. In South Africa all species are available from the large Cape Eland to the diminutive Blue Duiker.
Trip duration: 3 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 30 Nov 2021
1:1 Zululand Hunt - Lodge or Tented Camp South Africa
African Safaris lasting 7 to 15 hunting days should see you return with a good bag of trophies. A good measure to work on is one trophy per day. More days means less pressure on everybody, a more relaxing time in Africa and usually more and better quality trophies! We’ll personalise your hunt to suit your age, health and capabilities. Our aim is to make your safari with us as pleasant, enjoyable and memorable as possible, and to give you real value for your money! We strive to be exclusive. We thus try to book only one group at any one time! The result is having the area to yourself, and all our attention is focused on your group. We’ll take you through an elaborate A to Z prep process that covers everything in detail once you book a Safari with us. The following are only guidelines!
Trip duration: 7 - 15 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2021
Wingshooting at Witteberg Mountain Range South Africa
Very scenic area on the edge of the Witteberg Mountain range, giving that African Safari feeling. Hunting can be anything from 10min to 2-hour drive from the chosen accommodation, depending on species and time of the year. Pack lunches will be arranged if the hunting doesn’t allow to come back to the lodge for lunch. Upland game birds: - Season is from 1st May to 31 August - Bag limit is 10 per gun per day, no matter what upland species are shot Waterfowl season is from 1st May to 31 August - Bag limit is 10 per gun per day, no matter what species of water fowl Doves & Pigeons - Season ALL YEAR ROUND - Bag limit is UNLIMITED Daily rates per hunter: 1 Hunter - $1265 2 Hunters $835 3 Hunters - $715 4 Hunters - $640 5 Hunters - $605
Trip duration: 5 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2020 30 Nov 2022
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