Where to hunt Klipspringer
Directly translated from the Afrikaans language, this small antelope’s name means “Rock Jumper”. With its goat-like hooves, the Klipspringer is found on rocky outcrops and hilly terrain with sparse vegetation, from Eastern Africa down to South Africa and along the dry arid areas of Western Namibia into Angola. They can be hunted in the highlands of Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia. Although found in Mozambique, they are classified as protected game and may not be hunted in that country.
Klipspringer may be hunted in South Africa and Namibia with trophy fees ranging from $650-$1,750. As you move north the daily rates increase from the $350-450 per day charged in Namibia and South Africa, to $600-$700 per day in Zambia and Zimbabwe where a minimum 5 day hunt may be booked. Trophy fees for Zambia and Zimbabwe are between $700-1500. In Tanzania you may only shoot a Klipspringer on a 10-21 day license. Daily rates for this country are $1,200 per day plus a bunch of extra costs and a trophy fee of $1,850-2,500. In Ethiopia the daily rates vary between $1,800 per day for a 15 day hunt to $1,800 for a 26 day hunt and the trophy fee remains the same at $1,400.
When to hunt Klipspringer?
Klipspringer may be hunted all year round in Zimbabwe and South Africa. In Namibia the hunting season opens on 1 February and closes on 30 November. The Zambian hunting season runs from the beginning of May to the end of November. In Tanzania the season is from July to December. The best months for hunting Klipspringer are the cooler winter months of June to September when these animals are more prone to sunning themselves in the early morning sun often silhouetting themselves against the skyline. During the heat of the day they often hunker down in the shade amongst the rocks making themselves difficult to see.
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Being primarily a nocturnal animal, they tend to be more active in the early morning and late afternoon. They are very curious animals often just standing quietly on a rock, watching you from their perch high up on a rocky outcrop or the side of a hill locally known as a “koppie”. Normally relatively easy to approach on foot. In most cases you will find yourself shooting uphill. Due to the habitat they prefer they cannot easily escape. You will not be able to follow them with any great speed across and through the rocks, so if they start moving do not make the mistake to follow them in this rocky terrain as you will never keep up. Rather move back and away from the hill to see if you can get another glimpse of them. If you are a bowhunter, they enjoy a midday drink so either use or make a blind overlooking the water.
Why hunt Klipspringer?
Africa’s goat like antelope is an elegant sought-after member of the “Tiny Ten”. They have a coarse coat, with hollow, brittle hairs like tiny quills so must be treated very carefully before being prepared for any taxidermy work and will always a conversation piece in any trophy room. They make the most awesome full mounts when placed on an artificial rock where for obvious reasons they look right at home. They also look impressive when mounted with some of the other small antelope species either as shoulder or in some cases just as skull mounts.
Eastern Cape Trophy Hunt 1x1 South Africa
We offer our clients access to the best hunting areas in South Africa. We believe in ethical hunting and pride ourselves in offering the client just that. Paperwork for firearms is available and temporary import permits will be arranged before arrival. Please inquire for available dates.
Trip duration: 3 - 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021
Plains Game in Camp, 1x1 Namibia
Our farm boasts a wide variety of game, including Eland, Kudu, Sable, Waterbuck, Lechwe, Nyala, Oryx, Red Hartebeest, Springbuck, Impala, Zebra, Warthog, Klipspringer, Ostrich, Black Backed Jackal, Baboon and Leopard. In addition, we offer an even greater variety of game on our concession areas such as Blue and Black Wildebeest, Blesbok, Giraffe and much more. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we’ll go out of our way to find it for you. Guests on our farm can choose between the luxuriously appointed guest suites at the main farmhouse, or, for the more adventurous or budget conscious amongst you, at our tented chalets at Bobbejaan Dam. Meals are served in our well - appointed lapa, or around the campfire at Bobbejaan Dam; where you can enjoy traditional African cuisine whilst admiring our spectacular evening sunsets, overlooking a waterhole. This offer includes Bobbejam Dam tented camp daily rates.
Trip duration: 1 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 30 Nov 2021
Plainsgame Hunt/3 Free Hunting Days 1:1 South Africa
HUNT SPECIAL BOOK FOR A MINIMUM OF 7 DAYS AND GET AN ADDITIONAL 3 DAYS FREE Only available to the first 5 clients booking this offer. The Eastern Cape is blessed with large game populations that are constantly growing in number. The exquisite hunting terrain, from rugged mountains and thickly bushed valleys, to long stretches of open grassland plains, offers a challenging African hunt for the inexperienced or professional hunter alike. Best suited to “spot and stalk” or “walk and stalk” rifle hunting, the additional opportunity to bow hunt is available. Bow hunting is mainly done in well-constructed blinds, but as most of our hunting is done in the dryer months, the option to walk and stalk is available. Our game management plan, with conservation as the main outcome, ensures that the game is in prime condition. Our dry and cool season coincides with the main hunting season (April to October) which provides comfortable hunting conditions. Trophy Hunting Hunting is conducted in an efficient and ethical manner and the large variety of prime condition species makes trophy hunting with us, a truly memorable experience. Using well trained trackers and skinners, your trophy will be cared for and correctly handled. Your PH will offer you as much advice as you deem necessary to be certain in your animal selection. All PHs used by us are qualified and where possible a member of an accredited association. Cull Hunting With our management plan, there are opportunities for management (cull) hunting. These hunts are very important as they keep the biodiversity and animal populations in harmony with the land. Combined Cull and Trophy packages are available.
Trip duration: 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021
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