African Lion Hunt in South Africa
Currently South Africa is the most affordable country to hunt lion, and a South African lioness hunt is even more affordable, and every bit as exciting.
This lion hunt is a RUSH! Shooting distance will be close.
This South Africa lion hunt will take place on a very large hunting concession of very dense bush in South Africa.
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.”
Lion Hunting Season – The best time for hunting lions in South Africa is from March through November.
- Lion Hunting is done on foot – 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 in South Africa 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!
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 to South Africa:
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.
The lodge consists of 6 en-suite rooms, decorated in a modern afro-ethnic style. Elegant, yet understated and always in pristine condition with natural stone, wood and thatch. The lodge also boasts a swimming pool, fully stocked bar, an outside dining area, and a lapa area with fire pit and bbq.
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 day’s hunt and tomorrows plans. You will feel at ease with the staff, who treats you, not as a client but, as a friend.
Once an animal is taken, the staff will be called on the radio to take care of it and get your trophy to the skinning shed. They will take care to properly skin your animal the correct way depending on how you want it mounted.
Immediately following your hunt, a taxidermist will collect your trophies and get them dipped, packed and ready for shipping.