A hunting safari in South Africa is sure to be a thrilling experience, whether you are interested in the Big Five or in plains game hunting. We have the experience and infrastructure to make your African hunting safari a memorable one.
In South Africa, we offer hunting safaris in the Bushveld, the Lowveld, Free State, and Kalahari. We can also customize hunting safaris to Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
On our custom African hunting safaris, we charge a daily rate and then an additional cost per trophy animal taken. The duration of the safari as well as the number of trophies are determined by the hunter who has requested the custom hunt.
Our South African hunting packages contain no hidden costs. The only safari-related costs which are not included are the dipping, packing and shipping (to your home country) of trophies, as well as taxidermy work.
Hunting for lion, leopard, buffalo, white rhino or elephant are the most exciting and challenging hunts in Africa. Big Five hunting safaris are conducted primarily in South Africa, but we also venture to Zimbabwe and Namibia.
Plains game hunts are offered in various concession areas in four varied regions in South Africa. A large diversity of different plains game species and packages are on offer. We can also customize a package based on your needs.
African Sky hunts in four areas in South Africa as well as in Zimbabwe and, on occasion, in Namibia. In each of the South African hunting areas, we make use of well-appointed camps with all modern amenities.
In addition to our hunting safaris, we also offer add-on photographic safaris and tours to all of the highlights in Southern Africa, most notably Cape Town, the Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls as well as the Okavango Delta.
The South African hunting industry, particularly big game hunting, is coming under increasing fire and criticism. Though we welcome thousands of hunters to our country every year who openly document their hunting safaris, when images surface of prominent figures on a big game hunt (Australian cricket players Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee) or, quite surprisingly, images that challenge gender stereotypes (Melissa Bachman and her lion), these hunts are splashed across the media under sensational titles that include dramatic terms like ‘scandal’ and ‘outrage’. The result is that legions of animal lovers decry hunters’ apparent contribution to the decline of endangered species numbers, not realizing that trophy hunting, in fact, contributes far more to wildlife conservation than any other conservation incentive.
Because of the high commercial value provided by trophy hunting, game currently occupies more privately owned land in South Africa than cattle. A remarkable amount of species have been brought back from the brink of extinction due largely (and in some cases, almost completely) to trophy hunting, including sable antelope, black wildebeest, bontebok and even rhino. Lions, elephant, buffalo and leopard are not being hunted unchecked and into extinction – on the contrary. Hunting the Big Five (and big game in general) is a highly controlled, meticulously monitored and completely legal endeavor.