Kalahari Springbok hunting

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82 hunting trips from 21 outfitters starting from $925

82 hunts
$925 starting from
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Where to hunt Kalahari Springbok

Kalahari, or western, springbok is one of the subspecies of springbok, a small, graceful antelope with lyre-shaped antlers, which is one of the symbols of South Africa. It is somewhat bigger than the common springbok and has different face markings. Free-ranging herds of Kalahari springbok roam the wide open spaces of the desert of the same name, and Kalahari Springbok hunting opportunities exist in South Africa and Namibia.

Price distribution

The shooting fee for a Kalahari springbok can be as low as $250, although most outfitters charge between $350 and $500. Few hunters are willing to travel all the way to Africa after just one antelope, though, and would like to target a few other plains game species such as impala, warthog, and kudu, too. Plains game packages that include springbok with a few other species usually cost in the $4,000-$5,000 range.

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“I beheld the boundless plains, and even the hill sides which stretched away on every side of me, thickly covered, not with" herds," but with " one vast herd" of springboks; far as the eye could strain the landscape was alive with them, until they softened down into a dim red mass of living creatures.” wrote Rouaelyn Gordon-Cumming of the springbok “trek-bokken”, or migration, he witnessed in 1843. How did they hunt springbok back then, and how have things changed since?

24 Mar 2019 Good Times, Bad Times: Springbok hunting in Gordon-Cumming’s “Five Years in South Africa” and today

When to hunt Kalahari Springbok?

It’s not easy to pinpoint the best times for springbok hunting. In many areas of South Africa hunting opportunities exist year round, and in Namibia from February to November. Springbok is one of the animals that don’t have a specific time for the rut, so this is not a factor either. If you have to pick a few months, that would probably be the end of the dry season.

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Hunting methods All hunting methods (14)

Springbok are the creatures of open plains, and spot-and-stalk is the method of choice for springbok hunting. The hunt begins with the hunter and PH cruising the concession in search of the springbok. Springboks are social animals who live in large herds, and identifying the right trophy may be tricky. Look for a smaller animals with horns that are bigger and thick at the bases. Fortunately, hunters are accompanied by a PH, who can notice such details. Get ready for long shots at a small target, and carry a tack-driving rifle for a flat-shooting round.

Why hunt Kalahari Springbok?

“As I rode along in the intense and maddening excitement of the chase, I felt a glad feeling of unrestrained freedom” - wrote about springbok hunting Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming, one of the first British hunters in South Africa. It might sound like madness for a modern city dweller now to make a journey to the other side of the world, only to harvest a 50-pound creature with little, lyre-shaped, horns. But most of the hunters who followed the tracks of Gordon-Cumming, although by airplane and 4wd truck rather than sailboat and ox-drawn wagon, will subscribe to his other statement: “I shall ever refer to those times as by far the brightest and happiest of my life”

1:1 Kalahari Plains Game Hunt

1:1 Kalahari Plains Game Hunt South Africa

Because we hunt so many different areas and countries, every hunt is designed according to the client's needs and abilities and also which specific animal they want to hunt. Hunts range from traditional tracking methods, walk & stalk, glassing from mountains to waiting in a blind.

Trip duration: 5 - 21 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2021

Price from $2,875 for 5 days, 1 hunter
1:1 Plains Game Hunt

1:1 Plains Game Hunt Namibia

The property is family owned, for three generations, the safari operation & camp is home to a wide variety of habitat for African game and birds. With over a decade of guiding experience and more than 70,000 ha of prime hunting grounds, you will team up with some of the finest guides in Namibia. This combination of passion and experience brings to you the REAL AFRICA. In the bouquet you’ll find open, savanna like grass plains with Acacia trees and dense Mopani bush. We like to share with our clients what we love the most: ranging the magical bushveld with its multitude of vibrant and elegant game roaming the open plains and Mopane shrub. Located close to Etosha National Park, you may enjoy one of our day trips, traveling through unspoiled Africa where the big 5 roam.

Trip duration: 5 - 12 days

Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 30 Nov 2021

Price from $2,700 for 5 days, 1 hunter
1:1 Plainsgame Desert Hunt

1:1 Plainsgame Desert Hunt Namibia

Our ranch is held in family hands since 1924. It is located 90 km north of the international airport, in the middle of the 160.000 acre Swakop Valley Conservancy. The landscape in this enormous area spreads from wide open grass savannas to dry riverbeds and dense bushveld to rocky hills and mountain ridges. This diverse landscape and abundance of water is the reason for a huge quantity and variety of game species. We enjoy the exclusive hunting rights within this conservancy.

Trip duration: 5 - 21 days

Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 30 Nov 2021

Price from $2,440 for 5 days, 1 hunter
Kalahari Springbok

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