2012 Africa Safari Season Report by the PH
It is time to reflect on the 2012 Safari season, and it was a good one.
This year we hunted some new areas as well as our established concessions throughout South Africa and Mozambique.
In South Africa, we had the highest rainfall in over sixty years. Game has done well, and we had regular opportunities on world-class trophies.
Mozambique proved again why it’s becoming the most popular cape buffalo destination in Africa. We have seen a remarkable growth in game numbers. A Buffalo census done in our Mozambican area in 1994, which counted approx. 1400 cape buffalo. Compare that with this years’ census of just over 18,000 cape buffalo!
After hours of debate, the PH’s have selected a few favorites from the past season. We hope you enjoy.
We’ll start with the all time favorite… East Cape Kudu
This year saw two main contenders for bull of the season.
Vaal Rhebuck are one of the toughest trophies in Africa
It takes many hunters several safaris to get one of these mountain dwellers.
Caracal hunting with hounds continues to be very popular with our hunters
Springbuck Slams are VERY popular
The Springbuck slam consists of the Common, Black, White, and Copper Springbuck. Many hunters try for all four on the same safari.
Our Nyala only seem to be getting better and better each season
Waterbuck populations continue to increase throughout our areas
For more information on these plains game hunts click here.
Our Bushpig hunting has become legendary