Hunters & Guides Africa has access to some of the finest hunting areas in Southern Africa, areas which offer exceptional trophy quality. We pride ourselves on our personalised service and attention to detail. With over 45 species to choose from, including some of the Big Five, we tailor safaris specifically designed to suit your individual needs.
CAMPS AND AREAS
Because all your chosen species are not likely to be found in one area, it is necessary to plan your safari according to your trophy requirements. Specialized Safaris may require movements to a number of different camps and areas. Clients will be advised of these changes and individual descriptions of the camps and areas will be given. They are comfortable and cater for your every need. Laundry is done every day. As far as possible we will ensure exclusivity in the camps and areas.
The Limpopo Province is best known for the trophy quality that it produces and is the heart South Africa's hunting areas.
Kudu, Eland, Waterbuck, Gemsbuck, Nyala, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Impala, Giraffe, Red Hartebeest, Bushbuck and Warthog all occur in good numbers and hunters can expect to shoot high quality trophies.
The Eastern Cape has a wonderful climate, which consists of warm days, cool nights and the occasional snow in winter. Due to the favourable climate you find rarities such as Bontebok, Vaal Rhebuck, Black Wildebeest, Lechwe, Cape Bushbuck, Mountain Reedbuck, Eastern Cape Kudu and Cape Mountain Zebra. An added advantage is that the area is Malaria free.
Due to the areas being well managed, game is abundant. This makes it unnecessary to participate in arduous long drives between areas. Your valuable time is therefore spent hunting and experiencing the joys of the African bush with its abundance of game. During your hunt you will stay in comfortable lodges where you will enjoy delicious local cuisine.
Hunters and Guides has as one of our Eastern Cape destinations the exclusive rights to hunting this game ranch. Ideally suited for family groups and hunters that like to walk and stalk for their trophies with limited time available for a longer hunt.
Species available to hunt include E,Cape Kudu, Bushbuck, Blesbuck, Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, Waterbuck, Impala, Warthog, Zebra etc. Although high fenced the property offers challenging hunting.
The lodge is of the highest standard and clients are well catered for. Situated close to the city of Grahamstown, there is very simple access via Port Elizabeth on jet service.
In recent years this province has become one of the most popular hunting destinations in South Africa, with open plains, savannah thorn veldt and rolling hills. Here we can offer our clients luxury camps on large hunting blocks with a great variety of species available. Access is simple with daily jet service from Johannesburg to the historical town of Kimberly where clients are met for a short transfer to the hunting areas.
Home to the Nyala, Red Duiker and Livingstone’s Suni amongst the more common species such as Kudu, Common Reedbuck, Rhino, Wildebeest and Zebra. H&G will arrange a quality hunt on a concession area which will cater best to your priority requirements.
Hunters and Guides is pleased to be able to be able to offer our clients exclusive free range buffalo hunting on 7 days in the famous Timbavati Game Reserve, now part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The quality and populations of buffalo is exceptional and hunters will have the opportunity to look over large numbers of old hard bossed bulls. Hunting Permits are offered in 3 catagories of buffalo. “Dagha Bulls” < 36”, Classic Bulls< 39” and Trophy Bulls of 40”+.
Accomodation is exclusive, in a tented camp with all amenities.
DURATION OF SAFARI
It is often the case that some hunters try to do too much in too short a period of time. Once we know which animals you want to hunt, we suggest how much time you would need. We recommend that you spend roughly 1 week in each hunting area to obtain a full bag. Our average South African safari is 7 to 10 days.
To obtain a full bag of the trophies we have available, a safari of at least 14 days is required. All our safaris are carefully planned to meet the exact requirements of each individual client and are normally booked at least a year in advance. There is no specific hunting season but April to October is the best time. We plan your Safari specifically according to your trophy selection from the species on offer.
HUNTING LICENCES AND EXPORT OF TROPHIES
Hunting licences are obtained for you and are included in the trophy fee. We do not have any hidden charges. Some species require a CITES import and export permit. We will assist you with these once your Safari is confirmed.
TRAVEL INFORMATION AND FIREARMS
In addition to a valid passport, South Africa generally requires an entry visa, however, you should consult your travel agency beforehand regarding this. We recommend that you check with your travel agent regarding any current inoculations that may be required. Prior to your departure we will put you in touch with our agent in order for you to obtain your temporary import firearms permit prior to your arrival in South Africa. You will be met by an agent and have your rifles cleared hassle-free.
Unless you will be hunting one of the Big 5, we recommend any calibre in the .270-.300 ranges. A good variable scope is essential. Transportation is by hunting car, but in some instances we will suggest a private charter to save hunting time. Major centres offer several scheduled flights per day.