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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.
Plains Game Hunt, 2x1 South Africa
On the concession we offer thirty antelope combined in a single area. We fulfil most of our hunter’s desires without travelling anywhere else. The 24 000 acres concession make the hunting experience as close as you can get to the true African hunt of years gone by. Hunting is done mostly on foot, like the famous inhabitants, the Bushmen of the Kalahari have developed with their extraordinary ability to hunt with respect and knowledge of nature. It is a unique experience that allows you to enjoy the satisfaction and merit of your trophy. Looking for specific species, or the conquest of an extremely cunning old male with very large trophy horns, may be more challenging but all the more attractive.
Trip duration: 4 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 30 Nov 2021
Plains Game Hunt South Africa
We offer hunters a unique African hunting experience in the arid Kalahari. We operate on two conservation concessions, which are part of a much larger conservation area in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The area stretches over 20 000ha and is filled with diverse wildlife populations. We employ hunting as a sustainable conservation practice, to ensure sustainable breeding, and healthy animal populations. Hunters will be in for a real African hunting experience. Trophy animals are sourced from the private conservation area, that is home to one of the Top Game Breeders in South Africa. Trophy animals on both concessions are selected from the highest quality breeding populations, that are in excess. All game animals roam free and the entire area, allows animals to migrate from one location to another. Various animal and bird species are available for hunting and to ensure that you have the best African hunting Safari, we have ensured that there are plenty of Trophy animals available for every hunter.
Trip duration: 3 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 30 Nov 2021
Eastern Cape Coastal Plains Game 2x1 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
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