Outfitter #573

Elephant & Cape buffalo free range safari area open with famous reserve

Description

This free-range Cape buffalo hunt is conducted in the open reserve system and includes large tracks for private APNR (Associated Private Nature Reserves) concession without fences bordering the large famous national park in the Northeast corner of South Africa. These reserves have their own resident healthy populations of game. There are lots of Buffalo in the reserve and combined with small quotas it makes for a quality hunting opportunity. A recent aerial survey revealed over 1,300 buffalo on the concession.
Our outfitters safari area in excess of 30,000-acres is excellent hunting for Free-range Cape buffalo, elephant and limited plains game.

Camp is nestled in the shade of big acacia trees at the foot of the Drakensberg Mountains and consists of 5 chalets. A very scenic setting where during the dry months Nyala and impala come to feed on the lawn.

Guests are treated to traditional South African home cooking. Great care is taken to prepare game hunted on the safari for those hunters who wish to taste the delicious venison. Fresh vegetables, mostly grown in the area and salads are served with all meals.

Our outfitter hunts on a conservancy established in 1993 and situated in the North Eastern part of South Africa, known as the Lowveld, and also home to the jewel of African Game Reserves – The Kruger National Park, and South Africa’s prime Big-5 destination. The ecological benefits of this initiative has made the region a popular safari destination and conservation efforts have ensured that the wildlife population includes all of the Big-5 game: lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhino have space to roam freely.

Quotas are extremely limited and early bookings are advised. Whether you are interested in hunting Elephant, Cape buffalo or pursue the plains game, our outfitter will make sure that your African Hunting Safari is an unforgettable one! They pride ourselves in offering personalized hunts, giving our hunters the exclusive use of camp and making sure they get the best African Experience.


Price

2018 APPROXIMATE CAPE BUFFALO AND ELEPHANT Rates:

Classic Cape Buffalo package – 8 days all-inclusive, bull up to 38”

$16,500 – 1x1 plus 1 observer

$15,500/hunter – 2x1 including 2 observers

$14,000/hunter – 4x2 including 4 observers

40”+ Cape Buffalo package – 10 days all-inclusive $23,500 – 1x1 plus 1 observer

 

Elephant package – 10-day hunt/11 nights - All Inclusive

$38,500 – bull up to 30-lbs, includes 1 observer

$48,500 – bull up to 40-lbs, includes 1 observer

 

Day rate safaris

Dangerous game – Lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant and hippo

$850/day – 1x1

$750/day/person – 2x1

Plains game

$450/day – 1x1

$350/day/person – 2x1

$300/day/person – 4x2

$250/day – observer

 

 

Trophy Fees:

Hippo - $7,000

Croc - $5,500

Nyala - $3,750

Kudu - $3,750

Kudu 60" and over $8,000

Bushbuck - $1,600

Impala ram - $550

Impala female - $200

Warthog $450

Blue Wildebeest $1,600

Zebra $1,600

Duiker $450

Steenbuck $550

Tsessbe $POR

Giraffe $2,500

Waterbuck $2,500

Livingstone Eland $POR

Sable $9,500

Civet $950*

Genet $650*

Caracal $1,200*

Serval $2,200*

African Wild Cat $950*

Honey Badger $1,200*

Jackal $250

Baboon $250

Vervet Monkey $250

Porcupine $200

Bushpig (baited) $900

Spotted Hyena $3,500

Klipspringer $1,600

Trophy fees subject to change

*Special permit needed prior to hunt, limited quota

 

 

Dates

February – November

Elephant – 14-day minimum

Cape buffalo & plains game 7-day minimum

Included

Professional hunter
Tracker
Skinner
Meals
Local beer
Deluxe accommodations
Permits/license

Full camp staff
Daily laundry
Airport meet and greet in Hoedspruit
In-field trophy care

Packages also include; 14% vat on day rates and trophy fees for species listed in package

Excluded

14% VAT on day rates and non-exported game

Trophy fees
$50-$75/day depending upon caliber- Firearm rental plus ammo at cost
Dip/pack/crate
tips
Hotel before and after hunt if needed
CITES permits - if needed
taxidermy
Shipping trophies

Wine and liquor

Transportation

Sample Itinerary
Day 1: Depart from home and fly to Johannesburg, South Africa
Day 2: Arrive in Johannesburg, Clear customs and overnight
Cabela's Travel can assist you with B&B and firearm transition service
Days 3: Morning flight to Hoedspuit, South Africa where you will be met by the outfitter and transfer to camp.

Your scheduled trip dates - full days

Departure Itinerary
Day 1: Depart camp for Hoedspuit where you will take a domestic flight to Johannesburg
Upon arrival in Johannesburg you will collect your bags and re-check in for final international flight home
Day 2: Arrive in USA, clear customs and continue home

WTA strongly suggest you hire a transition service to assist you with clearing your firearms.
Please call for further information at 1-800-884-9332.

Physical Requirement Level

Level 3 - These hunts are a true wilderness experience and are usually conducted on horseback, while hunting species such as elk, moose, bear; also, some mountain lion and African Cape buffalo. Difficult to extreme hiking and backpacking can be involved.

Additional Information
Approach: Spot and Stalk.
Equipment: Automobile.