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Hunting in South Africa and South African hunting safari packages

South African hunting safari packages in South Africa hosted by Hunting in Africa Safaris. Big game hunting trips to Africa are available to everyone who knows how to use a hunting rifle.

 

Our South African hunting safari packages 2014 can be divided as follows

South African plains game hunting packages and big game hunting packages CLICK HERE for details

Hunting dangerous game Africa and dangerous game hunting packages CLICK HERE for details

South African bowhunting safari packages and African bowhunting safari packages CLICK HERE for details

Hunting in Africa Safaris offer the best South African hunting safaris available!

 

What is the cost of a South African hunting safari

The cost of your South African safari hunting package is determined by the animals you wish to harvest. We do not offer cheap hunting in South Africa prices for 2014; neither are we the most expensive but we offer more than what you would expect for the hunting prices we charge. Call us for the best hunting in South Africa prices.

  

What is the best time of year to hunt in South Africa

When you are here! Alternatively certain months bring relief from the heat we experience during our summer (December, January and February). Many hunters are not affected by the heat and we have hunted during the hottest times of the year with equal success. Other people feel April through October are the best months to hunt in Africa.

 

When is the rut of most African animals

In South Africa the rut usually starts towards the second to third week of April and extends into the first two weeks of May

 

What is the best time of year for bow hunting in South Africa

End April through beginning November would be the best time of the year for bowhunting South Africa. During the rut and towards the dry season ending towards the latter part of October would be supreme bowhunting times in South Africa Have a look at what our bow hunting South Africa packages offer.

 

When is the rainy season in South Africa

The rainy season in South Africa (Limpopo Province, Free State, North West, KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape) commences roughly from the second week in November and normally ends towards the end of March / middle of April. During the South African winter time (May, June, July and August) we experience cold crisp weather and due to a lack of insulation, hunters usually experience the cold weather worse than sub-zero temperatures abroad.

 

When is the hunting season in South Africa

The hunting season in South Africa is prescribed by your presence. If you are not here we cannot hunt. If you are here we can hunt any time of the year. South African hunting laws dictate certain measures that allow us to legally hunt year round. Not all the hunting in Africa laws are bad! The table below gives an indication of the best time of the year to hunt in South Africa with a rifle or bow:

 

Jan

Feb

March

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Rifle hunting plains game  

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 
Rifle hunting dangerous game  

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Bow hunting plains game      

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

   
Bow hunting dangerous game  

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 
Bird hunting        

X

X

X

X

       
Fishing trips

X

X

X

X

     

X

X

X

X

X

Photo safaris

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

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Hunting areas and hunting camps in South Africa with Hunting in Africa Safaris

The quality of each and every hunting camp in all the hunting areas in South Africa we make use of has been inspected by ourselves and quality approved even before you arrive. Mostly the accommodations consist of a thatch roof hut that has ample space and is fitted with running hot- and cold water faucets, a shower, or shower and bathtub combination. A flushing toilet is standard and enough lights allow you to keep your diary up to date or to read something interesting.

In some of the very cold hunting areas in South Africa we hunt (cold according to our standards would be in the mid 30 degree F region) a fireplace adds a unique and comforting heat source. All linen, blankets, pillows and bath towels are supplied but it is not customary for us to supply a face cloth. Your laundry is taken care of on a daily basis and in most cases returned to your room the same day, or at latest the following morning.

We expect you to be comfortable at all times when in any of the hunting camps we stay at. This is what a typical hunting day will be like when hunting with Hunting in Africa Safaris:

Wake-up call in the region of 5 30 am

A light breakfast is served at 6 am that consists of yoghurt, fresh fruit, muesli, corn flakes and other cereals together with rusks (a local delicacy) and coffee or tea.

By 6 30 am it is light enough to see properly and we set off to hunt our designated area for the day. If we are lucky enough to harvest an animal within the first few hours of the hunt we return to the skinning shed where a trained skinner will skin the animal according to your instructions. This is where some of the prime cuts of meat will be utilized for you to taste what you hunted.

By 11 am we break for brunch where a full meal is served that consists of a wide variety of possible local specialities like vetkoek (fat cake) served with hamburger meat, salads, boerewors (farmer’s sausage), beans or any other local faire prepared by the resident Chef.

A short siesta sees us depart for hunting again at about 2 pm when we will return (hopefully) to the skinning shed. After you freshen up we have a few cold ones by the welcoming bushveld fire, reliving the happenings of the day. Tomorrow we start all over again!

Please bear in mind this is Africa where we have something known as Africa time. This means a set departure time may or may not be the specified time and we can run up to 15 minutes late. Do not let this dampen your enthusiasm as there is always a very good reason for any delay!

Some of the local farmers we meet up with are very religious people who will say a prayer before each meal while others will hold hands for the duration of the prayer. If you are not a religious person all we ask is to respect the local customs.

Yet another interesting feature we may come across is when a host only speaks in Afrikaans (one of South Africa’s nine official languages) to your PH. This is not because the host is unfriendly but simply due to the fact that he cannot speak English fluently enough to feel comfortable speaking to you.

Bringing a binocular along is a must as there are so many things to see even when not hunting. South Africa boasts more than 500 different bird species of which most are rather colorful and a delight to come across. One of the more recognisable species would be the southern yellow-billed hornbill, also known as Zazu in the epic animation move: The Lion King.

 

Hunting in Limpopo South Africa with Hunting in Africa Safaris

The Limpopo Province is blessed with breath-taking landscapes and a diverse variety of hunting game species. We have pre-selected a number of hunting lodges where we know you will have multiple opportunities at hunting your desired trophy animals. Our all-inclusive hunting packages ensure no nasty surprises at the end of your Limpopo hunting safari. Weather you are rifle hunting or bowhunting the Limpopo Province we look forward to being your hosts!

Click HERE to enquire now about our hunting in Limpopo South Africa hunting package deals – mention code limph01 for a 5% discount on our hunting packages for the 2014 season. To qualify for the discount you must book a hunt before 15 March 2014 for the 2014 hunting season.

Mopane veldt is in the order of the day (Mopane is derived from the Mopane tree: Colophospermum mopane) supplying welcome nourishment to the ever hungry elephants. Certain parts of the eastern Lowveld is considered malaria region (we will inform you if your hunt is scheduled in a malaria region) 

Please speak to your physician before leaving your country of origin as some of the malaria prophylactics need to be administered before you depart on your Africa hunting safari.

The Limpopo Province borders the Kruger National Park and shares an international boundary with Zimbabwe and Botswana. The world renowned archaeological site of Mapungubwe (Place of the jackal) is located along the Limpopo River where the Shashe River joins the Limpopo River, forming the tri-country borders.

 

Hunting areas in Limpopo

Formerly known as the Northern Transvaal, the Limpopo Province encompasses much of what were incredible hunting grounds in the 1860’s. Extremely rich in history and diverse in topography the hunting is still some of the best Africa can offer. The Limpopo bushveld is rather unique due to the fact that at two places it shares a common border with two other countries. In the farthest North Eastern boundary of the Kruger Park (inside the Limpopo Province) a place with the dubious name of Crooks Corner, is where the international boundaries of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique meet up at. Some of the very best African hunting safari packages are conducted in Limpopo.

 

Hunting camps and hunting lodges in Limpopo

The hunting camps and lodges consist of luxurious single or double rooms. You will sleep in comfortable surroundings and have en-suite bathroom facilities. Laundry will be done on a daily basis and returned to your room before the end of the day. In the event of adverse weather the possibility exists that you may receive your laundry only the following day.

The Kruger National Park is partially located in the Limpopo Province and we do a lot of our dangerous game hunting along the western boundary, outside of this famous park. Should time allow, a day visit to the park can be scheduled.

North of the far northern parts of the Drakensberg mountain range the old Eastern Transvaal Lowveld is interspersed with granite rocky outcrops. These rocky outcrops make for great look-out points when hunting Cape buffalo in South Africa.

 

Hunting in North West South Africa with Hunting in Africa Safaris

A number of the commercial hunting farms in the North West Province of South Africa sport the African Big 5. This makes hunting in North West South Africa an attractive option specially for lion hunting in South Africa.

The hunting lodges in North West cater for a variety of hunting tastes: we have hunting lodges offering basic bush camps to very modern and luxurious accommodation worthy of a 5-star rating.

The best trophy kudu hunting in the history of Hunting in Africa Safaris as a company was from the North West Province. Perhaps you will have one of the best trophy hunting opportunities when hunting with us.

Click HERE to enquire now! Mention code nwph01 for a 5% discount on our hunting packages for the 2014 hunting season. To qualify for the discount you must book a hunting safari before 15 March 2014 for the 2014 hunting season.

 

Hunting areas and places North West South Africa

Large portions of the North West Province we hunt in consists of (but is not limited to) sandy areas with waist high shrub and intermittent larger Camel Thorn trees. The variety of available vegetation makes it ideal to support a wide variety of African plains game species and also most of the members of the African Big 5. The sandy soil makes it easier under most conditions to track the trophy animals you wish to hunt.

North West Province borders the Limpopo Province on the eastern side, Botswana on the northern side, Namibia on the western side and the Northern Cape Province on the southern side.

 

Hunting camps and lodges in the North West Province

The hunting camps consist of luxurious single or double rooms. You will sleep in comfortable surroundings and have en-suite bathroom facilities. Laundry will be done on a daily basis and returned to your room before the end of the day. Considering every day is a happy hunting day it may happen that laundry only be delivered the following day as a result of bad laundry weather. Bad weather does not have to stop the hunt: on the contrary, that’s when we hunt harder.

 

Hunting in the Free State South Africa with Hunting in Africa Safaris

Hunting in the Free State is hunting in the most central Province in South Africa. The hunting areas range from rolling open plains to the extreme mountainous areas in the Eastern Free State in the vicinity of the quaint town of Clarens. Accommodation comfort levels vary in the many different hunting lodges we frequent and let it be known it becomes extremely cold on the commercial hunting farms in the Free State during our winter months from May – July according to local standards. Below 32 deg F temperatures are almost guaranteed in winter but with poor insulation our living quarters are usually cold inside.

Hunters will have plentiful hunting opportunities at a wide variety of game species like springbok, fallow deer, blesbok, zebra, gemsbok and many others. You will be accompanied by an experienced professional hunter to hunting places that will grab your attention and imagination.

Tell us what your Free State hunting requirements are. Remember to mention code fsh01 for a 5% discount on our hunting packages for the 2014 hunting season. To qualify for the discount you must book a hunt before 15 March 2014 for the 2014 Free State hunting season.

 

Hunting areas and places in the Free State

The hunting camps will consist of luxurious single or double rooms. You will sleep in comfortable surroundings and have en-suite bathroom facilities. Laundry will be done on a daily basis and returned to your room before the end of the day. On the odd occasion adverse weather can effect delivery time of your laundry to the following day.

Formerly known as the Orange Free State, the Free State offers open plains game hunting for a variety of animals. Some of these animals (vaal rhebuck) are found nowhere else in the world than in South Africa and offers challenging hunting on the prairies and in the incredible sand stone mountains along the eastern side of the province.

One of the many great battles (Surrender Hill: a battle we as South Africans would sooner want to forget!) between the Boers (South Africans) and the British Empire was fought in the region during the Anglo Boer War (1899 – 1902). The term boer is an Afrikaans word that literally means farmer. Rolling hills covered in grassland to sheer beautiful mountains make for spectacular scenery. Water levels from a previous age left clear color formations on the sandstone mountains. Many of the outcrops would remind of the buttes found in certain parts of the USA.

 

Hunting camps and lodges in the Free State

The hunting camps and lodges in the Free State where we have concessions on consist of family owned hunting farms that have been in the family for three generations. Accommodation is comfortable with it’s own fireplace and enough wood to warm cold bones after a good day’s typical Free State hunting. Free State hunting safaris can also be conducted from horse back at selected hunting lodges.

Blesbok, mountain reedbuck, springbok, vaal rhebuck and black wildebeest (to name but a few) abound in this region. Excellent bird hunting is to be had on the open plains and in corn fields. The odd trout can be had on a fly in some stocked ponds or in the local creeks. The altitude along the Maluti Mountain Range exceeds 7 000 ft and is frequently snow capped in winter. The Maluti Mountains are also a physical international boundary between South Africa and the land locked Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. Lesotho is recognized as an independent country with it’s own government and a passport is required for an official visit.

The Free State derives it’s name from the early European pioneers moving away from the British in the Cape Colony (1828 onwards) due to the British having the gall to abolish slavery. The pioneers were looking for a free state, away from British rule and influence. The orange part was derived from crossing the Orange River which formed the southern boundary of the newly proclaimed Orange Free State.

Hunting in the Eastern Cape South Africa with Hunting in Africa Safaris

Our East Cape hunting packages offer exceptional value for money. The accommodation we make use of is homely and the atmosphere in the lodge very relaxed. Early morning you can see a number impala, zebra, eland and even the odd bushbuck or two heading towards cover for the day. The waterbuck graze the lawn so you need to be aware of this and not get a fright when they trot off when you head to bed.

 

Bow hunting in the Eastern Cape South Africa can be conducted on selected properties.

This region offers a wide variety of trophy animals, starting with the well-known East Cape kudu. Kudu hunting in the Eastern Cape takes place in hunting regions where we are assured to find them. The old debate of Cape kudu vs Greater kudu will persist around the welcoming campfire for years to come!

We have one of the best deer hunting regions within an hour’s drive from the lodge. Fallow deer hunting in the East Cape yields above average trophies and if you have a mind for it, let’s hunt a fallow deer buck while there!

We can combine a fishing trip in the Indian Ocean (weather permitting) with your East Cape hunt or bowhunt. This is normally a day trip for off-shore fishing and yields species like cob, grunter, red romans and the odd yellow-fin tuna.

We also have concessions with a number of exotic game species in the East Cape like black buck, red stag, mouflon-, aodad- and other sheep species in the vicinity of the Karoo. Let us know if we have your attention!

There is an incredible variety of animal species available in the East Cape due to the amazing differences in the ecosystem and biodiversity. One added bonus is the availability of doing some ocean off-shore fishing! We include pictures so you can taste the Indian Ocean before casting your bait. Ocean fishing can be added to your hunt as an add-on so adverse weather will not affect dedicated fishing safari package experience.

 

Hunting in Zimbabwe with John and Debbie Hunt

Hunting in Africa Safaris has teamed up with Georgia Safaris for those who wish to hunt in Zimbabwe. John Hunt, the owner of Georgia Safaris, is a dangerous game hunting veteran with over 20-years experience. John conducts all our Cape buffalo hunting in Zimbabwe as well as leopard and sable antelope hunts. John and his wife Debbie conduct the safaris in Zimbabwe while Pieter conducts the safaris in South Africa. Regardless of where you choose to hunt you will enjoy a high quality hunting experience. To visit John’s website, please go to Georgia Safaris