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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.
"Free Range" Kudu - No Size Limits South Africa
2021/22 PACKAGE HUNT INCLUDES HUNTER(S): 1 Hunter and 1 PH DURATION: 5 days (6 nights) hunting all-inclusive. INCLUDES: 1 x Kudu. Average size is 54 -56" with some +60" bulls. ADDITIONAL FREE RANGE SPECIES AVAILABLE ARE: Nyala, Common Reedbuck, Blesbuck, Impala, Bushpig and Duiker. NON FREE RANGE: Additional plains game species can be hunted on the game ranch. ADDITIONAL DAYS: May be booked at the regular rate. NOTE: Prices are subject to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and the hunting date. FREE RANGE HUNTING AREA Our free range Kudu hunts are conducted on a number of privately owned farms, comprised of approximately 125,500 acres (50 000 hectares) covering the Biggersberg Mountain range. The hunting is tough but rewarding and is the ultimate for any dedicated spiral horned addict. The hunting entails a lot of walking and glassing so ensure your fitness levels are up to standard. Kudu behavior is seasonal, so hunt's can be planned for the rut, which is normally between March and May, when the Acacia seed pods drop from the trees in August/September or when the bulls congregate during the hot months between December and February. We boast a 100 % success rate on free range Kudu with loads of references to support that. SEE MORE HUNTS FROM THIS OUTFITTER BELOW THIS LISTING
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2022
1:1 KZN Bushveld Safari South Africa
Hunts are usually conducted in the early morning and mid to late afternoon. The client, PH and tracker will drive with the hunting vehicle until they find/see the desired animals or their tracks. From here the hunt will take place on foot.
Trip duration: 5 - 14 days
Hunting season: 23 Aug 2020 31 Dec 2021
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