Sable are among the most beautiful and popular plains game species.
Hunt mature sable bulls measuring up to 45 inches!”.
Usually a sable hunt is part of a plains game package, but often they are combined with or upgraded to a buffalo hunt. It makes sense to do it this way as your day fees are already taken care of. Get more information »
With 50 years combined experience, the hunt is conducted under strict and responsible rules, and we pride ourselves in our high standards and hunting ethics.”
Sable hunting in South Africa is best between April and October as the weather is dryer, cooler, and more pleasant. The visibility is also better this time of year.
Sable hunting is done by spot-and-stalk and tracking. You will often spot them from the safari vehicle, but hunting is not done from the vehicle. Expect to do some walking on your hunt. It is also possible for bowhunters to hunt them over water because they are daily drinkers.
Sable are wary, have good eyesight and sense of smell, and are remarkably tough and resilient. Good shot placement is required. Sable can also be very aggressive if they are wounded, and extreme caution should be used when you are approaching a downed animal.
Sable hunts are guided 1-on-1, plus trackers.
One of the benefits of South Africa is that there is a 100% success rate on your safari.
Sable are absolutely beautiful. On my first Safari here I saw a LOT of big bulls and they are high on my wishlist for my next hunt.” -Cory Glauner
Matt Helbling with his 42.5″ trophy sable
You will be hunting old mature sable bulls that will be a minimum of 38″. Bulls up to 45″ have been taken on our hunting concessions.
Other Available Game
It is common to add other Plains game to your sable hunting safari, but you can also upgrade your safari and hunt lion, leopard cape buffalo or elephant. If you upgrade your hunt, or want to combo your sable hunt with a dangerous game animal, it is advisable to hunt at least 10 days.
Travel, food and lodging for this hunt
Your PH will pick you up at the Johannesburg airport and all transportation will be taken care of from that point on. They will meet you as you exit the plane and walk you to the rifle permit office to retrieve your gun. You will also be driven back to the airport at the end of your safari. You will feel safe and taken care of for your entire hunt.
5-Star Lodge Accommodations
You will stay at hand picked concessions that offer both exceptional sable/plains game hunting and lodging. Here are a few examples of the lodging. All will be similar.
South African ‘Boere’ Cuisine
The food is South African ‘Boere’ (local) with a touch of European. Expect lots of meat, vegetables, and fruit, all complimented by a variety of South African wines. You will eat a hearty breakfast, usually come back to the lodge for lunch, and then a nice dinner at night. Prior to dinner, you will lounge around the fire pit or in the bar talking about the days hunt and tomorrows plans. You will feel at ease with the staff, who treats you, not as a client but, as a friend.
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Testimonials from hunters who have hunted with this outfitter:
I went from being on top of the world, to the pit of despair in about 1.5 seconds. Suddenly I could hear Botes’ (our PH) voice cutting through the fog of disbelief and utter horror, saying “nock another one, nock another one, you got this.” When I snapped out of it I realized the big […]
There’s not one bad thing I could say about this South Africa safari. The hunting was off the hook, with LOTS of game. The people were great, the PH’s were fun, friendly, and professional. The food was spectacular, as was the lodging. It was the trip of a lifetime for me and my son. Cory […]