Southern Greater Kudu hunting

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Where to hunt Southern Greater Kudu

Kudu can be found in many countries of the sub-Saharan Africa. The Southern Greater Kudu is the subspecies that has the widest distribution. Southern Greater Kudu hunting opportunities exist in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It’s usually considered that Kudu trophies are bigger in the South of Africa than in the North.

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Big Kudu Bulls captured on film in Southern Africa. Everything you need to know about booking and hunting one of the most sought after species on the dark continent, the "Grey Ghost". From destinations and outfitters, to prices and seasons - Find out more about these majestic animals and selecting the best outfitter for you on

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Southern Greater Kudu is one of the most popular antelopes to hunt, and is included in numerous “plains game” package hunts (that also include other species such as Gnu, Impala or Warthog). Such packages typically start at around $3,000, and go up to circa $10,000 for a comprehensive hunt in a remote wilderness area with five to seven iconic animals such as Sable or Oryx. Few hunters travel as far as Africa to hunt just one antelope, but should that be your desire, budget from $1350 for the trophy fee, and after the daily rates the dedicated Kudu hunt would start at $2,000 or so.

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If you’re not sure what all those “package deals”, “trophy fees” and “daily rates” in the hunt descriptions stand for, and how much to budget for travel, tips, taxidermy, and whatnot, check out this blog story. It covers all items of a safari budget, and average spending figures that will help you make a rough estimate of your African adventure.

17 Aug 2017 All said and done: What’s the bottom line for an average South African hunt?

When to hunt Southern Greater Kudu?

In South Africa Kudu hunting opportunities exist all year on enclosed territories, and may be subject to hunting seasons in free-range areas, depending on the province. Most African countries have hunting seasons, but they are usually generous; for example, in Namibia the season is closed in January and February, the hottest months of the year, when hunting is nearly impossible anyway. The best months for hunting Kudu in South Africa are April and May, when the animals have the rut, and September to October, when the bush is most open.


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Kudu prefers broken, wooded landscapes, and can be hunted both from a blind, especially positioned over a waterhole or salt lick, and by the classical spot-and-stalk method. The typical Kudu habitat is well adapted for stalking, but spotting could be a problem, and so is the now-classic African way of spotting from vehicles, so you should be prepared to do a fair deal of walking. Protective coloring and natural wariness result in Kudu’s almost supernatural ability to disappear, earning it the nickname “Grey Ghost”, so Kudu hunting is always a challenge.

Why hunt Southern Greater Kudu?

Kudu is the second biggest African antelope, and is remarkably agile for its age. A Kudu can jump over an 8 -foot fence that marks the borders of South African “enclosures” (although on many such operations the fences only exist to legally classify the area as “enclosure” and to keep poachers out, not to confine the animals). The great spiral horns of Kudu are treasured by many African peoples as vessels, musical instruments, and for ceremonial purposes, while for most visiting hunters few trophies have the same effect, perfectly symbolizing Africa without being pompous or pretentious, like a good Kudu cape mount. But even more valuable are the memories of pursuing this elusive and coveted animal.

Africa Plains Game Package

Africa Plains Game Package South Africa

5-Day African Plains Game hunt for 1x Hunter and 1x Observer at Kalahari Oryx, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Species: Kudu, Zebra, Blesbuck, Impala, Duiker and Blue Wildebeest All inclusive package. Includes Daily Rates for 5 nights for 1 hunter and 1 observer, road return transfer from Upington, hunting licence and trophy fees

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 1 Apr 2021 30 Nov 2021

Price from $12,000 for 6 days, 1 hunter, 1 guest
Kwazulu-Natal Plains Game Hunt 1x1

Kwazulu-Natal Plains Game Hunt 1x1 South Africa

Our great walk and stalk hunts are carried out from Kwazulu Natal Midlands to the desert areas of the Karoo and Kalahari. All hunts are conducted on foot and are sure to tests ones stamina and physicality. You will be pushed to the edge of what you have and only the adrenalin and exhilaration of the hunt can carry you through. Great experiences for every age and level of experience will enjoy great hunts with us. All forms of weapons are welcomed and with dedicated Bow Hunting areas our success rates have been high. Bow, Black powder, Rifle and handgun are all welcomed and we have enjoyed great success with all these choices of weapons. In South Africa all species are available from the large Cape Eland to the diminutive Blue Duiker.

Trip duration: 3 - 14 days

Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 30 Nov 2021

Price from $2,735 for 3 days, 1 hunter
Eastern Cape Plains Game Hunt

Eastern Cape Plains Game Hunt South Africa

80% Free Range Hunting Species: Tiny 10, Spiral Slam, Springbuck Grandslam, Impala Grandslam, Wildebees Slam, Exotic Species, Dangerous Game Packages, Rhino Green Hunt, Rhebuck Slam, All Plains Game Species

Trip duration: 7 - 14 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 30 Nov 2021

Price from $4,100 for 7 days, 1 hunter
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