This lion hunt is a RUSH! Shooting distance will be close.
A South African lion hunt can make for an extremely exciting Dangerous game hunt. This member of the Big Five deserves your utmost respect. Lions are extremely nimble and fast, and able to cover 100 yards in 3 to 4 seconds.”
The best time for hunting lions in South Africa is from March through November.
Because the hunting area is so large, tracks are usually found from the Safari vehicle. From there, the hunting is done by tracking on foot. This is by far the most exciting way to hunt lions.
*These lions are bred to be hunted and the money helps local conservation of wild populations. If you wish to hunt a free-range lion, you should look at our Mozambique lion hunt.
Trophy Quality and Success Rates
An African lion is an impressive trophy, and the success rate is 100% guaranteed. Only older, mature, trophy-quality males (MGM lions) are hunted in this area. The bush is very thick during summer but visibility gets better during winter which makes the hunting a little bit easier. Walk and stalk is a good hunting experience on this ranch.
Check out this lion hunting video from last season:
Unpredictable as a house cat and extremely vindictive, a lion will finish what he starts and is well equipped to make short work of a man. An ambush predator, if he is hurt and he knows what has hurt him – he will be intent on doing something about it!
Other Available Game
It is common to add Plains game to your lion hunting safari, but you can also upgrade your safari and hunt leopard, cape buffalo or elephant. If you upgrade your hunt, or want to combo your lion hunt with another 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 […]