The Cape Buffalo is considered by some to be the most dangerous of all of the Big Five. While he seems docile enough when viewed undisturbed in the herd, when agitated or wounded this bovine can be extremely aggressive, vindictive, and cunning. This South African Cape Buffalo hunt takes place on a 25,000 – 30,000 acre, privately owned hunting concession. There is a large herd of 300-400 buffalo on this hunting ranch.
Cape Buffalo hunting has drawn more people to Africa than all the other Big 5 combined. Regarded as one of the most ill-tempered animals on the face of the earth, Cape Buffalo hunts are extremely popular.
This hunt does take place behind a high fence as does every South Africa cape buffalo hunt, however the property is VERY large (25,000 to 30,000 acres) with a big herd of 300-400 buffalo roaming it. There are some HUGE bulls available.
*Cow hunts are also available and are much more affordable.
If you are wanting a more traditional hunt for free-ranging buffalo, you should check out this cape buffalo hunt in Zimbabwe.
South African Cape Buffalo Hunt Additional Details
The best periods for hunting cape buffalo in South Africa are from May through October, however you can hunt year around.
Cape Buffalo are generally hunted on foot, picking up and following fresh spoor at waterhole’s or across roads. Older bulls sometimes separate from the herds and are solitary or form small bachelor groups often called Kakulis or Dagga boys.
Only animals taken or wounded will be charged for. Game not listed is negotiable. Buffalo in South Africa do not require a CITES permit.
Trophy Quality and Success Rates
Trophy quality is very good, with bulls measuring 36″ and up. The average trophy is 39″. Success rate is 100% guaranteed.
Your guest room is your own luxury private chalet. The hand sewn thatched roofs keep you nice and cool on hot nights and warm in comfortable on the cooler ones. As guests, you are afforded top of the line bed and bath amenities, turn down, maid and laundry service and every creature comfort to make you feel right at home. Meals will be served at the lodge where you can also gather in the evenings. Amenities include bar; swimming pool; kitchen; lounge area; dining room; TV; and an outside braai area around a campfire.
Fly from Johannesburg to a private airstrip located near the hunting concession or the Outfitter will arrange to pick you up at the airport and drive you to the lodge. The drive takes approximately 4.5 hours. All transportation will be provided once you arrive at the lodge.