Sable hunting

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Where to hunt Sable

Unlike some other species of antelope, that, like Oryx, have been introduced to areas far removed from their original range, free-range Sable antelope hunting is possible only in Africa. All the traditional safari destinations from Tanzania through Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe to Botswana and Namibia, and of course South Africa, offer Sable hunting opportunities.

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Sable Antelope - Southern Africa's most regal antelope and plains game species to hunt.

Price distribution

The Sable may claim the title of the least affordable African antelope. A trophy fee for a Sable antelopes seldom goes below $3,500, and the total hunt will cost you at least $5,000. With a few other trophies (few hunters will travel all the way to Africa to hunt just one animal) the price of a plains game package that includes a good Sable trophy might cost around $8,000-$10,000. Sable antelope hunts are often sold in combination with dangerous game like leopard or buffalo, and the cost of such hunts may reach mid-five figures.

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When to hunt Sable?

As with many African species, opportunities to hunt the Sable antelope exist a year round. However, in many areas the peak of summer (December - February) is too hot for hunting. Most PHs seem to think that the dry season, when the cover is easier to see through and the animals congregate around sources of water, is to be preferred.

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Most Sable antelope hunts are carried out in the classic African form of spot-and-stalk. Typically, the hunter and the PH cruise the area in a vehicle, stopping to glass around in likely places. When the animals are located, they stalk them on foot. Bowhunters may prefer waiting for the animals in ground blinds or tree stands positioned over salt licks or water holes. In the end of the day, within the borders of law and ethics, the hunter is free to choose whatever way works best for him or her.

Why hunt Sable?

Sable antelope is a wonderful and beautiful animal. A Sable antelope can use its long curving horns to reach an attacking predator where most other horned and antlered animals can’t - in the back next to its flanks. These horns are deadly against hyenas, bush dogs, and, as many a hunter in the old days learned the hard way, against hounds too. A Sable antelope bull, with its pitch-black skin, white marks on the head, and graceful, horse-like body, is simply irresistible. No wonder it is one of the most desirable hunting trophies in Africa!

Eastern Cape Plains Game Safaris 1x1

Eastern Cape Plains Game Safaris 1x1 South Africa

South Africa’s Eastern Cape offers the great advantage of Malaria-free hunting, and in addition the abundant variety of over 40 species of plains game, including eland, black wildebeest, blue wildebeest, blesbok, bontebok, springbuck, bushbuck, bushpig, caracal, common reedbuck and many more. We recommend a safari of 7 to 14 days, depending on which animals you are wanting to pursue. With a Big Five (dangerous game) hunt, a longer stay of 14 days is advisable. It is recommended that you contact PC Safaris and explain to us your vision for your hunt, and we will make the various options available to you for us to tailor a package to suit your needs. We know and love Africa and we look forward to the opportunity to share it with you. Yellow blesbuck, Crocodile, Red duiker, Genet, Leopard, Lion, White rhino price over request. Please choose the desired species from the trophy list and select between 7 to 14 days for your safari. Daily rates are charged per hunting day, and not per night in camp. The daily rate is based on 1 hunter 1 PH basis.

Trip duration: 7 - 14 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2021

Price from $10,150 for 7 days, 1 hunter
Sable package in 5* lodge on 1x1

Sable package in 5* lodge on 1x1 South Africa

The area is enormous and has a very varied biodiversity. The daily driving distance is within a 30-60 min. drive. The hunt is usually done as a mix of driving in open safari jeeps to find the game, and stalking. These arrangements are done in close coordination with your PH (Professional Hunter) who always accompanies you during the hunt, and is there solely to assist and help in any way possible. Furthermore you will be accompanied by highly qualified Trackers that can find even the smallest of tracks left behind. A typical day starts at around 5.30, with a big continental breakfast followed by a quick drive to your designated hunting area where you, together with your PH and Tracker will start your hunt. As the heat starts to rise, and the animals stop being active, its time for a mid-day break. You either drive back to The Elephant Lodge, or you rest under a three whilst lunch is prepared. After an energizing meal and well deserved break you start up again, and continue until sunset – or when you wish to return to The Elephant Lodge. If you at any point want to stop for the day, or otherwise have any preferences, this is your prerogative. Nett price for 8 days stay including 7 days hunt 1:1 and a Sable trophy (35-40"). Trophy guarantee/refund for animals not delivered: Sable $3,500 refund. Sable can without charge be substituted for any other trophies according to the price list and will be credit according to above mentioned values. Additional payment $ 350 per inch for Sable 40+

Trip duration: 8 days

Hunting season: 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2022

Package price $3,970 for 8 days, 1 hunter, 1 guest
Sable or Roan Package

Sable or Roan Package South Africa

PACKAGE INCLUDES 6 x FULL HUNTING DAYS 2 x TRAVEL DAYS 1 TROPHy: 1 x Sable or 1 x Roan If the hunter wants to TAKE BOTH SPECIES THE TOTAL COST WILL BE $ 9900.00 for both species including daily rates. Includes airport transfers. We specialize in dangerous game hunts, as well as all South African plains game safaris and wing shooting. We will exceed all our client’s expectations and finish off their safari by already planning the next one! On many occasions, while hunting you will see an abundance of game as well as all the different types of fauna & flora in the area, giving our clients picture-perfect photo opportunities. Our concession areas make up a combined total of 380 000 acres. To accompany you on every hunt we take snacks and refreshments to keep you well hydrated and energized during your hunt. We have our own exclusive hunting concessions in South Africa in the North-west Province. We are fortunate as the area where we hunt offers our clients most of the species that are available throughout South Africa as it is a combination of bushveld, highveld and middelveld habitat systems. We tailor hunting packages to suit our client's safari needs, whether it involves Big 5 safaris, plains game hunts or bird hunts. We are dedicated to make your African Trophy Hunting Safari a memory of a lifetime.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 31 Mar 2022

Package price $6,500 for 7 days, 1 hunter, 1 guest
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