A week-long plains game hunting package in South Africa's popular bushveld region which includes some of the most sought after animals in the area.
Plains game hunting in the bushveld is one of the finest plains game hunting experiences on offer in South Africa. The largest part of this area is characterized by densely wooded savanna where shots are normally not much longer than one hundred yards. The seven day bushveld hunting package offers you an all inclusive hunting safari experience that includes the trophy fees for four of the most popular plains game trophies found in the region.
You will be met and welcomed upon arrival at OR Tambo International by your professional hunter or hunters, who will be holding a sign with your name on it as you enter the arrivals lounge. From here the safari travels to the hunting camp which is located in the Limpopo Bushveld. The afternoon is devoted to sighting of rifles and, time permitting, the first afternoon hunt.
Your days are devoted to hunting in the Bushveld. The area is characterized by wooded savanna in varying degrees of density, ranging from densely wooded ravines to rolling hills and open savanna areas. This region supports a large diversity of mammal species and is generally regarded as one of South Africa's finest hunting areas.
Species which are available in the Bushveld area include:
Blesbok (Common), Blesbok (White), Blue Wildebeest, Buffalo, Bush Pig, Bushbuck, Common Reedbuck, Eland, Elephant, Gemsbok, Giraffe, Grey Duiker, Impala, Jackal, Klipspringer, Kudu, Nyala, Ostrich, Red Hartebeest, Roan Antelope, Sable Antelope, Steenbok, Tsessebe, Warthog, Waterbuck, Burchell's Zebra.
You are welcome to take trophies in addition to those included in your package, should the opportunity present itself. All dangerous game has to be pre-booked. Additional trophies are charged at list prices.
A last morning spent in the African wilderness is followed by a journey to Pretoria and the ASH Adventures office. Some time is devoted to paperwork and is followed by a late lunch, after which guests are transferred to the airport where their memorable African hunting safari ends.
Clients are met upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and are returned there upon completion of the safari. Accommodation is in first rate hunting camps and lodges where all modern amenities are available. Meals are of the highest standard and a large variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available and included in the package.
The success rate on the trophies is close to 100%. If, however, you do not take one of the trophies which is included in the package, 90% of the list price of the trophy is deducted from your hunting safari price. A deposit of 20% is payable upon booking your hunting package. The balance is payable upon completion of the safari.
If your flight arrives after 13:00, we suggest that you overnight at the Castello di Monte Guest House on the day of arrival and start the safari on the following day. A cost of $200 per person includes accommodation, meals and a transfer to the hotel from O. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. If you do not wish to bring your own rifles, you are welcome to hunt with one of the rifles of your professional hunter. The only cost involved is the replacement of ammunition (About $100).
The hunting areas range in size from 800 - 7 000 hectares ( and all provide an exceptional hunting experience. Our primary focus is ensuring that you take the trophies which are included in your safari. We make a determination on which camp to use based on current conditions prior to the starting date of your safari. Our success rate is very close to 100%.
In all cases the camps and lodges we use are luxurious with en suite bathrooms, electricity, stylish decor and sumptuous food - places where families acting as observers would also feel at home and comfortable. Each of the camps and lodges we use feature on our website in the areas and camps section. We can provide an extensive list of references in your area who have hunted with us and who can bear testimony to the quality of accommodation.
A typical hunting day starts just before dawn at which time coffee and rusks are enjoyed. A selection of breakfast cereals, yogurt and juice is also available at this time. We then embark on the morning hunt. We normally hunt until about 11:00 at which time we return to camp for brunch (a full meal which is a combination of breakfast and lunch). Some time is then devoted to relaxing in camp. The hunt is resumed at about 14:30 and continues until sunset.
The method of hunting employed depends on the preference of the client and can consist of either walking and stalking or hunting from blinds or special vantage points from which we glass and ambush animals. The option of hunting from one of our well-equipped vehicles is also available should you have any medical problems, or are limited by not being able to walk long distances. Your Professional Hunter will discuss these options with you after arrival. All of these options are always available. It is not necessary to let us know which method you prefer prior to your arrival.
Observers are welcome to accompany the hunters on safari or relax in camp. Should the observers in your group be interested in visiting some of the highlights in the area while the hunters are in the field, this can be arranged at an additional charge of $280 per day. The additional cost is incurred as we need to send a dedicated guide and vehicle to attend to the observers. On a typical safari, observers normally prefer to accompany hunters, which does not incur any additional charges.
For those intent on taking full advantage of their time in South Africa, the bushveld convenient proximity to Pretoria and Johannesburg means that observers could enjoy excursions ranging from the Sterkfontein Caves and Cradle of Humankind to rounds of golf and shopping trips. Surface and underground tours of the Cullinan Diamond Mine are also available, as are township tours of Soweto.
The awe-inspiring greater kudu is the most impressive of the continent's spiral-horned antelope. Often described as majestic, these imposing antelope can be hunted in various areas across South Africa's wilderness areas.
The blue wildebeest, or brindled gnu, as he is otherwise known, is one of Africa's strangest looking animals. Blue wildebeests occur in abundance in the thornveld regions of South Africa and are popular trophy animals for both beginner and experienced hunters.
Impalas are gregarious antelope that occur in herds that range in size from a handful to a hundred or more. Lone territorial males will also be encountered, especially during rutting season. Impalas are very popular for the hunting bag.
Despite being somewhat different and unique in their pursuit and appearance, warthog trophies are very popular with safari clients. They can weigh up to two hundred and fifty pounds and it is advisable to always 'use enough gun' when hunting warthog.
The Burchell's zebra is the most common species of zebra hunted in Southern Africa. It is distinguished from the Cape mountain zebra and Hartmann's zebra by its shadow stripes, the stripes on its belly and the discernible hump on its back.