Hunting in Northern Cape

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82 hunting trips from 9 outfitters starting from $1,380

82 hunts
$1,380 starting from
58 animals
7848mi to the nearest trip

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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.

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Op #2 | 5 Day | Springbuck Slam Package

Op #2 | 5 Day | Springbuck Slam Package

10 7 reviews
Northern Cape, South Africa
Black springbok, Common springbok, Copper springbok, White springbok
Trip duration: 7 days
Season: 1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024
Package price
$4,378
for 7 days, 1 hunter
Plains Game Hunt 1x1

Plains Game Hunt 1x1

Northern Cape, South Africa
Black springbok, Black wildebeest, Blue wildebeest, Bontebok, Burchells zebra...
Trip duration: 4 - 14 days
Season: 1 Feb 2024 - 20 Nov 2024
Daily rate fee
$1,380
for 4 days, 1 hunter
Kalahari Plains Game Package

Kalahari Plains Game Package

10 1 review
Northern Cape, South Africa
Cape eland, Common springbok, Oryx, Red hartebeest, Steenbok
Trip duration: 6 days
Season: 1 Apr 2024 - 30 Nov 2024
Price from
$12,000
$13,700
for 6 days, 1 hunter, 1 guest
Northern Cape

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