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About hunting in Northern Cape
The largest and most sparsely populated province in the country. The country’s largest river, the Orange River runs through it over the Augrabies Falls and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. This extremely dry desert country incorporates the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park which shares an international boundary with Namibia and Botswana. Still a diamond rich area, it claims to have the world’s deepest hand excavated hole, a disused diamond mine known as “The Big Hole” of Kimberley. In the extreme western section of the province you find the Namaqualand Desert which turns into a sea of colour when the desert flowers bloom in spring each year. As with all deserts, temperatures are extreme, hot in summer and winter nights can drop below freezing point. The Kalahari Desert, home of the Nama (Bushman) people who are rated as the best trackers in the business. Owing to the low carrying capacity, some of the game ranches are huge. For the traditionalist hunter, there is nothing as gratifying as tracking a magnificent Kalahari Gemsbuck or Springbuck over the ancient red dunes of the Kalahari Desert. A limited number of game ranches in the province offer free-range wild managed Lions, Leopards when quota is made available by the South African conservation officials, Buffalo, Sable and the rarer Roan Antelope. White Rhino and even the odd Black Rhino may be made available for hunting every now and again. The terrain varies from flat open deserts, to salt pans, rolling red sand dunes and dry rocky mountains offering an assortment of desert hardy plains game species, from Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, an assortment of colour variant Springbuck, Blesbok and Gemsbuck. Red Lechwe, a species that prefers aquatic habitats has been introduced to the province and has adapted surprisingly well. Other introduced non South African species are Scimitar Oryx, Barbary Sheep (Aoudad), Blackbuck and Mouflon. The world’ biggest bird, the Ostrich is a common inhabitant of this dry land. Sandgrouse are plentiful, offering some good shotgun shooting in the mid-morning and late evening depending on which species of Sandgrouse you are targeting. 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.
Eastern Cape Coastal Plains Game 1x1 South Africa
This concession has various vegetation types and terrains, ranging from open plains to thick coastal bush. The areas are generally smaller in size, but mainly with only low cattle fences. The thick bush makes the hunt of the coastal species very challenging. Our lodge is comfortable with breathtaking views, and great meals, where venison/game meat is a speciality. Here we mainly hunt the species that are very specific to this area namely the bushbuck, blue duiker, greysbuck, caracal with dogs, Nyala, Oribi, bushpig over bait and others. To get here you would fly to Jhg, then take a connecting flight to Port Elizabeth where we would transfer an hour to the lodge.
Trip duration: 5 - 12 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 31 Dec 2021
4 Days / 4 Species Package - N. Cape South Africa
4 hunting days / 5 nights classical plains game package for 4 animals in Northern Cape Province. Species included in the package: 1x Springbuck, 1x Blesbuck, 1x Oryx/Gemsbuck, 1x Blue wildebeest. NOTE: Although not our intention, all prices are subject to change without notice due to foreign currency fluctuations between the time of the quotation and commencement of the hunt.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 30 Nov 2021
African Plains Game Beginner South Africa
This is a great package for First Timers that wants to come and experience Africa for the first time, or if you are on a budget and would like to come and hunt with one of South Africa's most experienced Outfitters and on one of the largest hunting areas in South Africa! This package includes the following: - 2 x Hunters for 6 Nights hunting 2on1 - 2 x Gemsbuck - 2 x Black- or Blue-Wildebeest - 2 x Springbuck - 2 x Blesbuck - 2 x Ostrich Total package price @ $5200 ($2600/hunter)
Trip duration: 6 days
Hunting season: 22 Apr 2021 15 Dec 2021
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