Outfitter #656

South Africa Safari - Big-5, Hippo, Croc & Plains Game. 75,000-acre concession

Or Call: 1-800-346-8747

Description

Our Game Reserve is a 75,000 acres and is situated in the heart of the bushveld and close to the borders of the Kruger National park. Their exclusive private concession the Big-5: elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo and rhino along with over 30-species of plains game roam free together. You never know what may lay around the next bend and regardless of the species you are hunting, you are sure to have excellent photo opportunities as well.

You will use traditional safari vehicles to access this 100+ square mile concession and targeting key biospheres for your target species. Using every trick in the book from glassing from high-points, checking water points and spot/stalk. This family operation strictly limits the number of hunters each season and focus on harvesting trophy class animals. Their long-term average on Southern Greater Kudu is 52" with bigger heads taken every season. Bull gemsbuck average 38" with female averaging a few inches more. For Cape buffalo hunters, you will hunt a concession bordering a famous reserve for free-range buffalo. The largest taken in the last couple years was 46" with the average being 39". Outfitter will fly you to the Cape buffalo concession via their helicopter. They typically only hunt 5 elephants per year.

A fully catered luxury camp provides the exclusive base accommodation for each party of hunters and their guests. The attractive thatched camp comprises 6 chalets with a bathroom in each room, comfortable dining area, bar and swimming pool. Best of all may be the stunning views of the Drakensberg mountain range and true African sunsets in a safe African environment for the whole family. Dinners are often enjoyed outside by the traditional Afrikaans braai and typically consist of beef, Karoo lamb, pork and wild venison.

The Escarpment is the prime tourist destination for foreign visitors to South Africa. This concession is within easy day trip of all the main attractions which include the Kruger National Park, the historic Gold Rush Town Pilgrims Rest, the Blyde River Canyon, God's Window and numerous breath-taking waterfalls and water features such as Mac Mac Falls and Pools and Bourke's Luck Potholes.

This is an adventure you will be talking about for years and caters to hunters, observers and entire families.


Price

Package Safaris:

6-day schedule – 5 hunting days – 4 trophies

$5,550 – 1x1 plus 1 free observer

$2,775/person – 2x1 sharing package trophies

Trophy fees included for the following:

2 of the following – mix and match

Gemsbuck

Blue Wildebeest

Black Wildebeest

Red Hartebeest

2 of the following – mix and match

Blesbuck

Impala

Warthog

Duiker

 

6-day schedule – 5 hunting days – 4 trophies

$8,250 – 1x1 plus 1 free observer

$4,125/person – 2x1 sharing package trophies

Trophy fees included for the following:

2 of the following – mix and match

Eland

Southern Greater Kudu

Waterbuck

Zebra

Blue Wildebeest

Black Wildebeest

2 of the following – mix and match

Blesbuck

Impala

Warthog

Duiker

Springbuck

 

6-day schedule – 5 hunting days – 5 trophies

$13,500/person – 2x1

Trophy fees included per hunter for the following:

1 Cape buffalo bull up to 38” – Free ranging

1 Cape buffalo female

1 Impala or Duiker

1 Warthog or Duiker

1 Zebra, Black Wildebeest, Common Blesbuck or White Blesbuck

 

7-day schedule – 6 hunting days – 4 trophies

$6,000 – 1x1

Trophy fees included for the following:

Gemsbuck or Zebra

Blue Wildebeest

Blesbuck, Impala or Duiker

Warthog

 

7-day schedule – 6 hunting days – 4 trophies

$7,800 – 1x1

Trophy fees included for the following:

Southern Greater Kudu

Gemsbuck

2 of the following – mix and match

Blesbuck

Impala

Warthog

Springbuck

Bushpig

Jackal

Grey Duiker

Baboon

 

Cape buffalo bull package

9-day schedule – 7 hunting days

$19,500

Includes trophy fee for 1 Cape buffalo bull no size limit


 

 

 

Day rates:
$700/day - elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo - 7-day minimum
$450/day - 1x1 plains game - 5-day minimum
$250/day - observer
$250/day - arrival & departure days per person
$360/day - tourism days
$600/hour - helicopter trips

Trophy fees:
Baboon $200
Blesbuck $450
Blue Wildebeest $1,200
Buffalo cow $7,000
Buffalo bull $15,800
Bushbuck $900
Bushpig $650
Civet $1,000
Crocodile POR
Grey Duiker $450
Eland $2,500
Giraffe $2,500
Genet $250
Grysbuck $1,800
Hippo POR
Hyena $2,200
Hartebeest $1,500
Impala $400
Jackal $800
Klipspringer $1,800
Kudu $2,800
Leopard POR
Lion POR
Lioness POR
Caracal $1,200
Nyala $2,800
Gemsbuck $1,850
Ostrich $650
Common reedbuck $1,400
Mountain reedbuck $1,200
Rhino POR
Sable $8,000
Steenbuck $600
Tssesebe $2,600
Warthog 10"+ $400
Warthog $350
Waterbuck $2,300
Zebra $1,200
Lion/leopard baits $1,000
Elephant up to 20-lbs $15,000
Elephant up to 20.1 - 25-lbs $18,800
Elephant up to 25.1 - 30-lbs $29,000
Elephant up to 30.1 - 35-lbs $30,000
Elephant up to 35.1 - 40-lbs $33,400
Elephant up to 40.1 - 45-lbs $38,900
Elephant up to 45.1 - 50-lbs $44,500
Elephant up to 25.1 - 55-lbs $52,800
Elephant up to 55.1 - 60-lbs $62,500
Elephant up to 60.1 - 65-lbs $66,600
Elephant up to 65.1 - 70-lbs $70,800
Elephant up to 70.1 - 75-lbs $76,300
Elephant up to 75.1 - 80-lbs $83,200
Elephant up to 80.1 - 85-lbs $91,000
Elephant up to 85.1 - 90-lbs $98,000
Elephant up to 90.1 - 95-lbs $104,000
Elephant measured on biggest tusk

Trophy fees subject to change.

Please note that not all species occur in the concession and a transfer may be required.

Some species are limited, please request at booking.

Dates

Feb - Nov

Included

Professional hunter
lodge accommodations
C.I.T.E.S. Permits from export country
Animal Permits
14% VAT
meals
beverages
Liquor - in moderation
local beers & wine
tracker
skinner
full camp staff
4x4 hunting vehicle
field care of trophies
daily laundry

Package hunts also include trophy fees for species listed and arrive and depart days.

Excluded

Hotels before/after hunt if needed
Dip/Pack/Crate
Tips
Additional animals taken on trophy fee basis
Import country CITIES permits
Taxidermy
Shipping trophies
Firearm rental - approximately $60/day plus ammo at cost

Helicopter trips 

No refund on observer portion of packages if no observer comes along

Kruger National Park excursions 

Day trip excursions.

Transportation

Sample Itinerary
Day 1: Depart for 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: Fly to Hoedspruit or Phalaborawa, South Africa where you will be met by the outfitter and transfer to camp, approximately 30-minute drive.
You will hunt this evening

Your scheduled hunt dates - full hunting days

Departure Itinerary
Day 1: Morning hunt then depart camp for Hoedspruit or Phalaborawa 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

Optional round trip ground transfer is available from Johannesburg to camp.
Approximately $275/person and 5-hour drive each way.

WTA strongly suggest you hire a transition service to assist you with clearing your firearms. 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.