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An amazing opportunity for a 7 day hunt in the Eastern Cape of South Africa for 6 iconic African plains species. This package includes a WILDEBEEST (BLACK OR BLUE), ZEBRA, IMPALA, WARTHOG, BLESBUCK AND SPRINGBUCK. This complete package includes all daily rates, food, lodging and 6 trophies. Additional hunt days and species can be added. This hunt can be arranged for either a rifle, archery, or handgun hunt. Rifle hunting is conducted throughout South Africa and all huntable species are available. Certain specialized game species require longer hunts and these are tailor made to your specifications. These professional PH's have been guiding novice and seasoned hunters for many years and we will ensure that you will be ready for the hunt whether it is your first hunt or your son or grandson’s first hunt. There is a benchrest and shooting range available and all training can be arranged for the new hunter. All hunts are conducted by the spot and stalk method and are strictly “fair chase”. All hunting will be adapted to the ability of the hunter to ensure that you have the greatest possible hunting experience and will return again and again. Bowhunting is conducted mostly on archery only concessions and hunts are by the “walk and stalk” method or from comfortable, well constructed pit blinds, ground blinds or tree stands. The game is extremely plentiful and trophy quality is outstanding. This outfit has specialist archery guides and they will put you onto the trophy of a lifetime. All Southern Africa’s huntable species are available to the dedicated bow hunter on these concessions. At the home ranch hunter will have the unique experience of bow hunting amongst the Big-5 and quite possibly have them coming around the blind during the hunt.
- Species: Impala
- Average Classification: 20 - 26
- Shot Opportunity: 95
- Weapons: Rifle, Archery
- Hunt Catalog #: RB19098-01
- Tag Availability: Landowner Voucher
Mature animals are targeted.
The minimum caliber for dangerous game is .375 H&H or larger. For most plains game a rifle of caliber .270 or larger will be enough. Premium quality bullets are highly recommended while on your hunt. At least 40 rounds of ammunition per firearm are needed. Handgun hunting is permitted throughout southern Africa except in Namibia where handguns are illegal. All huntable species are available to handgun hunters including the Big-5. Class and larger are recommended for plain game and .375 caliber is the minimum for dangerous games. Premium grade bullets are essential in all classes. Hunter does have option to rent a rifle from the outfitter.
White Flanked Impala
Cape Mountain Zebra
Hartmann's Mountain Zebra
Outfitter Provided Rifle (including ammunition)
March 01, 2021 - October 15, 2023
- Member Price: $6,600.00
- Non-Member Price: $7,500.00
This outfitter operates all year round but the best times to go are from March through September and early October. This is the fall and winter and the cooler part of the year. For those specialist bow hunters, outfitter will get you hunting during the dark moon phase as this is always the best time. What is not included in the hunt package: Value added tax (15%-for daily rates only). Accommodation and transport before and after the hunt. Trophy fees unless specified in the package. All taxidermy costs after delivery. Conservation levy of $10 per animal hunted. Gratuities to your PH, tracker/skinner and camp staff.
Option to add several African Species to the hunt. Option to shoot cull/management animals. Option for a non-hunter. Option to use an outfitter supplied rifle.
Cape of Africa, South Africa, South Africa
Deposit 80% refundable 1 year prior to hunt date. 40% refundable 6 months prior to hunt date. No refunds under 6 months of the hunt date.
This outfitter has been guiding and founded his outfit in 1992. He has been hunting for the past 30 years and has vast experience in all aspects of the hunt. All hunting areas are personally overseen by him and all concessions are maintained on a “Sustainable Use” basis. Assisting him are the trackers, skinners, cooks and camp staff that handle all the day to day meals, laundry and servicing of the lodge as well as the trophy care after the shot has been taken. At this outfit hunters are offered luxury accommodations in the hunting lodge or luxurious concession lodges, tented camps, top class hotels and guest houses while on tour. Emphasis is placed on the comfort and convenience of the guests at all times. The usual schedule while hunting, is to be up at dawn with beverages and a light snack followed by the hunt. Brunch is served around 11 am followed by a siesta. The hunt then continues from around 2 pm until dark. Lunch will sometimes be packed and taken out in the hunting field. This outfitter offers hunting throughout Southern Africa, including Botswana, Namibia and Zambia as well as superb plains game in South Africa. The home lodge is in the Eastern Cape set within a Big-5 reserve where Lion and Elephant roam free. The hunting areas consist of private ranches under single lease as well as two Government nature reserves and various government concessions. The total area hunted exceeds 600,000 acres. This outfitter aims to provide a quality hunting experience, personal care and attention to detail thereby ensuring the hunt of a lifetime. This is a 7 day hunt including all guide fees along with 6 trophy animals. Other species and more hunting days can be added for an additional charge.
HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)
- Lodging & Accommodations: Cabin/Lodge?
Lodging & Accommodations Scale
5 - Cabin/Lodge
4 - Bunk House/Trailer
3 - Wall Tent
2 - Backpack Tent
1 - Client Provided/Hotel
This outfitter offers world class accommodation and a top quality dining experience in the lodge. Emphasis is placed on the comfort and convenience of guests at all times, while offering the very best southern African experience available. All bedding is provided along with private rooms.
- Menu & Food: Full Kitchen?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
Drinks are available from a fully stocked bar and there is a plentiful supply of drinking water, fruit juice and sodas as well as tea and coffee throughout the day. To compliment meals, outfitter carries an excellent selection of red and white South African wines. Meal times are flexible and are adapted to suit the hunter. A small breakfast in the morning before the hunt starts is offered, a brunch is served at 11 am and then lunch is either served in the field or back at the lodge depending on the hunt itinerary. Dinners include a variety of game and game bird dishes as well as other South African favorites, prepared by a resident cook. With the meal, enjoy a selection of superb South African wines, and thereafter relax with a drink of choice at the bar, around a crackling fire in the lodge or outdoors in the Lapa. While at the lodge, all catering needs will be taken care of by in-house chef and his compliment staff. Many of the meals will consist of local and regional specialities prepared from the game animals and birds harvested during the hunt. Other dishes will be prepared to any specific requirements and all special dietary requirements will be met. Plenty of fresh produce is always available.
- Physical Conditions: Light Hiking?
Physical Conditions Scale:
5 - All Vehicle Access
4 - Light Hiking
3 - Moderate Hiking
2 - Heavy Hiking
1 - Extreme Back Country
Almost all hunts will be spot and stalk style hunting. Some hunts may be preformed with a blind if requested. Hunter should be prepared for light hiking in pursuit of game. Hiking terrain is relatively easy.
Transportation (To/From Basecamp)
The port of entry into South Africa at the moment is Johannesburg. This is where the hunter will clear customs and get firearms etc cleared (should there be any) on the way to the final destination. If hunting the Eastern Cape, then hunter will fly on to Port Elizabeth or East London. If hunting the Free State, then hunter will fly on to Bloemfontein and if headed to the North West then there will be a drive from Johannesburg. Note that all the lodges are within two hours of the final destination airport. From the USA, there are two direct flight options into Johannesburg. Delta flies direct from Atlanta and United fly from Newark. There are currently no late afternoon/evening connecting flights and should guests need to overnight in Johannesburg, arrangements will be made for a meet and greet by a company representative who will accompany them to the luxury guest house only minutes from the airport. They will then be safely returned to the airport for their connecting flight the next morning.
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
Due to the fact that the outfit has a daily laundry service it is unnecessary to pack large volumes of clothing for this Southern African adventure. Hunter can expect warmer weather to hunt, but long sleeves and long pants are a must. Layering systems are recommended. Generally, the temperatures in March, April, September and October will peak at around 80 degrees in the day and drop to around 50 degrees in the evenings. During May to August it is cooler with frost in the mornings and the temperatures rising into the high 60’s during the day. Rain is scarce, but does fall unseasonably on occasion. The rainy season is from November to February and mostly dry the rest of the year. There is very little extreme weather such as hurricanes, cyclones and tornados in South Africa. arrival in South Africa, hunter will need to obtain a temporary import permit for their firearm's. Hunter may bring in up to three firearms but not more than one per caliber, no semi-automatics. Hunter is advised to get all forms and permits done before their arrival. This is extremely helpful and time saving as the procedure can take time if there are a number of hunters on the flight. Concierge service from Hunters Permits Africa will do all your paperwork up front for a nominal fee and hunters will be personally met on arrival with their completed import permits requiring only a signature. Included in your South African Safari are all field preparation of trophies. This includes skinning, caping, salting, tagging of hides, horns, tusks and skins. Also delivery to the local taxidermists. This outfitter recommends that the mounting of trophies be done in South Africa as their taxidermists have an intimate knowledge of the animals as well as the skills to do the work best. The turn around time is far shorter in South Africa and the costs are less than to have them mounted in the U.S.A. or Europe. The outfitter does have good Wi-Fi at most of the lodges and it is easy to send and receive messages etc. Large files can be a problem if the system is slowed down. They highly recommend that you download the WhatsApp app on the mobile phone as they communicate on this app all the time and it is really simple to use both in the USA and South Africa. Full gear list to be provided if requested when booked.
What Outfitter Provides
- Rifle (if hunter does not want to bring their own)
- Meals & Drinks
- Shooting Range on site
- Laundry Service
- Multiple Large Concessions
- Field Transportation
What to Bring
- Day Pack
- Rain Gear
- Rifle Permits
- Rifle with 40 rounds of ammunition or Bow with extra assorted parts (e.g, string, clips, etc.) with 2 Dozen Hunting Arrows
- Camp Shoes
- Warm to Moderate Hunting Clothing-layering system recommended
- Durable & Comfortable Hunting Boots
- Binoculars & Rangefinder
- 20 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Big Frig 45 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Mountain Extreme
- Mountain Guide
- South Dakota Shooting Academy I
- RBO Mountain Light Shooting System
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