Trophy animals

Trophy Animals available for hunting in South Africa
Baboon Black wildebeest Blesbok – common
Blesbok – white Blue wildebeest Bontebok
Buffalo – Cape buffalo Bushbuck Bushpig
Caracal Duiker Duiker – blue
Duiker – red Elephant Fallow deer
Gemsbok Giraffe Hippo
Impala Jackal Klipspringer
Kudu Lechwe – red Leopard
Lion Lioness Mountain reedbuck
Nyala Ostrich Red hartebeest
Reedbuck – common Rhebok – Vaal / Gray Roan
Sable Springbok Springbok – black
Springbok – copper Springbok – white Steenbok
Tsessebe Warthog Waterbuck
White rhino Zebra – Burchell’s Zebra – Mountain

Plains gameBig 5”Bowhunting

African plains game hunting packages and African safari hunting packages

After 16 years in the safari hunting and safari vacation business environment we know we offer some the best South African safari hunting packages available in the South African hunting safari industry.

The best hunting in Africa packages are the ones that suit your trophy hunting desires and budget best.

For honeymoon couples

For honeymoon couples who wish to hunt and travel South Africa we have honeymoon safari vacation packages that include luxury accommodation at lodges suited for your every need. If you have a mind to, we can even combine any hunting, honeymoon or photo safari with a day golfing tour to most of the major golf courses in southern Africa including Leopard Creek, the Gary Player designed courses at Sun City (and the Lost Palace) and even the Arabella (depending on where you are). These are some of the world Top 100 golf courses where we can accommodate you and your loved ones.


Have a look at our free African big game hunting videos


Hunting in Africa packages

After careful selection we divided our African safari hunting packages into several options. Whether you are looking for a cost-effective hunt or something special along the lines of a custom African hunting safari we can put a deal together for you.

Here is a comprehensive list of our suggested big game hunting rifles and calibers

You are the key to unlocking the start of the best African hunting safari trip ever.

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Hunting the African Big 5 in South Africa

African Big 5 hunting packages 2014

African big 5 hunting packages in South Africa and Zimbabwe with Hunting in Africa Safaris. To ensure your hunt is legal you have to comply with all African hunting laws per country (click here for a comprehensive list of legal minimum caliber hunting rifles for South Africa and Zimbabwe). The Professional Hunter (PH) that guides you on your dangerous game hunt needs to have a Big 5 license – this means he has sufficient African Big 5 hunting experience to keep you away from harm. It does not matter how much the cost of an African Big 5 hunting safari is, a professional hunter cannot buy experience.

Our African Big 5 hunting packages for 2013 and now for 2014 are all-inclusive. The cost of the Big five hunting safari includes all tags, fees, daily rates and trophy fee. You will be billed only once for all costs involved – the price you see is the price you pay. In the event of an African Big 5 hunt being unsuccessful in terms of a Big 5 animal not being harvested, you will not have to pay the trophy fee.

The Big 5 African animals are African elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard and white rhino. To hunt African elephant, leopard and white rhino you need a special license in the form of a CITES tag. If we do not have a CITES tag a hunt cannot be legal. Of the African big 5 we consider the Cape buffalo as the most dangerous game animal to hunt.

African bowhunting safaris and South African bow hunting safaris


Bow hunting trophy animals available for bow hunting in South Africa   
Baboon** Eland Ostrich
Black wildebeest Gemsbok Red hartebeest
Blesbok – common Giraffe Roan
Blesbok – white Hippo Sable
Blue wildebeest Impala Steenbok
Buffalo – Cape buffalo Jackal** Tsessebe
Buffalo – Cape buffalo cow Kudu Warthog
Bushbuck Lion – includes 3 hunting days Waterbuck
Bushpig Lioness – includes 3 hunting days Zebra – common
Duiker Nyala


African bowhunting safaris are not reserved for a select few. On the contrary, at Hunting in Africa Safaris we would like to make our South African bow hunting safaris accessible to the average hunter who would appreciate experiencing an opportunity at some of the finest bowhunting Africa has on offer. Our bowhunting packade deals offer numerous chances at harvesting up to 10 different big game plains game species and a fair opportunity at bowhunting at least two of the African Big 5 animals.

Our African archery hunts are conducted from elevated blinds, ground blinds, pit blinds and pop-up blinds. Legal walk-and-stalk South African bowhunting is becoming increasingly popular and we would like to cater for your every bow hunting preference.

To some hunters a dream African bowhunting safari seems too far away to consider or too expensive to even think about. These arguments are becoming less valid with the introduction of quality South Africa bowhunting safari packages at reasonable prices.

Here is a typical African bowhunting safari package.

Here is a fantastic South African bow hunting safari package

Here is a comprehensive list of minimum bowhunting draw weights per plains game animal that you may want to hunt and per dangerous game trophy animal to be bow hunted.

All-inclusive South African bow hunting safari packages

1. Once we pick you up at the airport all your costs will be specified so you know what you are in for

2. We include your daily rates, meals, accommodation prices, drinks, transfers and any hunting-related costs

3. The trophy fees of the animals listed in the bowhunting package deal of your choice are included

4. Skinning fees and field preparation of the African animals you hunted successfully are included

5. We even drop your trophies off at the local taxidermist we recommend. From there you can decide to have the taxidermy work done locally or have them shipped to where you are from

6. Once you filled your South Africa bowhunting safari package you can even opt to add additional animals to your package at the relevant price list prices

Bowhunting safari packages– the costs not included

1. Taxidermy – we are not taxidermists but can give advice on the type of taxidermy mounts you can consider

2. Shipping costs – your trophies have to be shipped home

3. Trophy fees of additional animals harvested outside your bowhunting package deal

4. Gratuities – these are always welcome and are at your discretion

As for the rest: we cannot charge you for what we did not tell you about. What you see is what you pay.

South African safari vacation packages with bowhunting safaris

Perhaps you would like to give some thought to the idea of entertaining your wife on a second honeymoon package. Entertain your wife (or life partner) with the idea of coming to Africa on a hunt where she will be more than welcome. Sometimes she will be in a hide with us and other times if she so desires will stay in camp. We hunt till we filled all our tags and then head off on a photo safari of a few major tourist attractions like Sun City (a round of golf at the Gary Player designed golf course is recommended) and a cultural tour of a few of the local tribes. Then we head out to some of the big game parks where we can see the Big 5.

Of course we may not forget the all-important beauty treatment and massage left as a surprise!

A typical South African bow hunting safari trip will be as follows

Early morning wake-up call allowing you enough time to be awake when coffee / tea is served with traditional South African rusks. Oatmeal / muesli / yoghurt and cereals will be available to supplement a good start to a good bowhunting day. After morning coffee your Professional Hunter will accompany you to your bow hunting blind and assist in trophy judging the animals on your wish list.

From about 12:00 pm onwards you can expect to return for brunch and a quick rest before returning to your hide for the afternoon bowhunting session until dark. One alternative is to arrange with the kitchen to have a lunch pack prepared so you can stay out bow hunting all day.

Returning to the lodge we will have time to freshen up before a few drinks by the campfire are served celebrating another supreme South African bowhunting day before a traditional dinner is served consisting of game meat and other wonderful table fare.