South Africa Safari for Plains Game
This is one of our best hunts. You WILL have a great time on this one!
Botes is our go-to PH in Africa. He has been the South African PH of the year multiple times as well as the SCI outfitter of the year. You won’t go wrong choosing him for your African Safari.
The hunting was off the hook. LOTS of game, the staff was great, the PH’s were fun, friendly, and professional, with spectacular food and lodging. There’s not a bad thing I could say about this hunt.
As a side note, there’s a roadless area on the backside of the ranch where there are kudu bulls dying of old age…. that intrigues me, and I plan on hunting them soon…
Co-owner, Outdoors International
Spanning over 25,000 acres with miles of mountainous terrain, interspersed with valleys and river bottoms, you will be amazed at the number of plains game animals you see on this South Africa safari. Your African plains game safari will be tailored to your needs. Hunt with a top notch PH, stay in a 5-Star lodge, and enjoy exceptional trophy quality on a huge ranch.
The hunting area is huge. The species you are hunting will dictate which part of the ranch you will be hunting. The PH is knowledgeable, and will be totally focused on your hunting goals. The hunting will be by spot-and-stalk, or from blinds. After breakfast, you will jump in the back of the hunting rig and either drive roads looking for game, or sit in a hide… don’t worry, you will see a lot of game. There is no shooting from the truck. Once an animal is spotted, you will start your stalk. Animals that seem relaxed while you are in the truck become VERY wild once your feet hit the ground.
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.
This is a bowhunter friendly Safari. As a bowhunter, this place is a dream come true. Whether your game is spot-and-stalk, sitting a ground blind, or a mix of both, you will have a blast! You could be stalking game from dawn to dusk if you wished. A truly amazing place to hone your bowhunting skills.
The best time to hunt is debatable…. Opinions differ, but we feel that the best time of year to hunt in the Limpopo province of South Africa is late May through August. The later you go the less cover there will be and you will see more game. Honestly though, don’t stress about it too much. Just go! You won’t regret it. We went in July and it was amazing. Nice and cool weather and not a cloud in the sky. Perfection.
An amazing variety of African plains game species are available on this hunt including:
- Blue Wildebeest
- Bush pig (Opportunity, or on bait)
- Steen buck
- Kudu (60″+ available)
- Red hartebeest
- Reedbuck (Common and Mountain)
Dangerous Game can be hunted from the main lodge upon request and depending on tags.
- Trophy Cape Buffalo
Other members of the Big Five, such as lion, elephant, and crocodile can be hunted in other areas, and need to be planned prior to your safari.
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Cory, thank you for the heads up on the Alaska price increase, you just saved three of us $730.00 each
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Jim shot a great caribou bull and I missed my only opportunity, but learned a lot and cant wait to go back. Thank you.
5-Star Lodge Accommodations
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 days hunt and tomorrows plans. You will feel at ease with the staff, who treats you, not as a client but, as a friend.
Other Activities are also available
If you aren’t a hunter, or have non-hunters in your group, don’t worry because there are plenty of activities available.
- Elephant back safaris*
- Curio Shopping*
- Rock Art Expose’ – Bushmen paintings
- African tribal dancing
- A visit to the White Lions*
- Game drives and walking safaris*
- Bird Watching
- Trips to outlying areas*
- Helicopter rides*
- Horse Riding game viewing Safaris*
- Just relax and enjoy Africa
Please note that items marked with an asterisk (*) are charged additionally.
Travelling to South Africa is easy
Many hunters worry about travelling to Africa, but there is no need. The airport in South Africa is easy, clean and modern. Most people speak good English, and the PH will be right there to help you with the entire process. You will fly to Johannesburg, South Africa where the PH will meet you immediately upon landing. He will help you with your luggage and rifle or bow.
The “Joburg” airport is very modern and easy to navigate. From the airport, the PH will drive you to the hunting area, which is a two-and-a-half hour drive North. Once you arrive at the lodge, all travel while hunting will be from 4×4 pickup trucks with racks in the back. All vehicles are new, clean, and in good working order.