March – October
Free-range hunting on 450,000-acre low fenced concession in South Africa’s famed Eastern Cape. There are 30+ species in the area. from the common animals like wildebeest, blesbuck, gemsbuck, waterbuck and impala to the less common red Lechwe, Bontebuck and Vaal rhebuck.
There are very good numbers of Cape kudu, which is darker and slightly smaller in body than its northern relative the Southern greater kudu. From camp it is an easy 1,5 hour drive to the sand forests of the Indian ocean where we hunt blue duiker, caracal, Cape Grysbuck and bushpig.
Hunting is at its best early in the morning and in the evenings when animals are moving and feeding. Due to the undulating terrain getting to a good vantage point and glassing is the preferred method of hunting. The professional hunters hunt spot and stalk as much as possible however, there is a good network of roads to navigate across this large concession.
This exclusive private concession has a strict management program and the outfitter sets low quota’s with the intention of maintaining the quality trophy standards long into the future.
The lodge is situated within the 450,000-acre concession and features 4 private en-suite cabins, large entertainment area and trophy room. This is a personalized safari and they can accommodate up to 10 people. The full time African chefs prepare the game harvested over open fires in true African style served with fine South African wines.
A diversity of wildlife, numbers of animals and scenic beauty and size of the country is what this great free range area is known for and its close proximity to Port Elizabeth is ideal for both the serious hunter and family groups looking for an African hunting experience. This region offers lots of options for observers not wishing to go afield everyday with the hunter.
EASTERN CAPE PACKAGE (Baviaansriver area)
6 hunting days/7 nights
COST $5140 (1 x 1) VAT on package is $360. Total cost $5500
COST $4800 (2 X 1) VAT on package is $270. Total cost $5070
EASTERN CAPE BUDGET (Baviaansriver area)
5 days/6 nights
Warthog or Springbuck
COST $3750 (2 X 1) VAT on package is $225. Total cost $3925
COST $4350 (1 X 1) VAT on package is $300. Total cost $4650
EASTERN CAPE PREMIUM (Baviaansriver/Stormberg area)
7 hunting days/8 nights
COST $7600 (1 X 1) VAT on package $420. Total cost $8020
COST $6800 (2 X 1) VAT on package $315. Total cost $7115
THREE AREA PACKAGE (Umkomaas/Stormberg/Baviaansriver areas)
10 days/11 nights
COST $11500 (1 X 1) VAT on package $540. Total cost $12040
COST $10500 (2 X 1) VAT on package $405. Total cost $10905
SPIRAL HORN PACKAGE (Baviaansriver and Umkomaas areas)
9 hunting days/10 nights
Southern Greater Kudu
COST $13800 (1 X 1) VAT on package $540. Total cost $14340
COST $12900 (2 X 1) VAT on package $405. Total cost $13305
Day rate 1 x 1 400 per day
Day rate 2x 1 300 per day
Observer rate 185 per day
Day rate includes
All licenses and permits
A licensed Professional hunter, skinners and camp staff
Accommodations, catering and laundry
Day rate excludes
Airfare to and from South Africa
15 % Value added tax on Daily rate only
Rifles and ammunition
Dipping, shipping and crating of trophies
Bushpig (baited) 1200
Duiker Blue 2000
Duiker Grey 400
Hartebeest Red 1100
Kudu Cape 1450
Kudu SG 2650
Nyala cow 450
Reedbuck Common 850
Reedbuck Mountain 550
Rhebuck Vaal 1600
Springbuck Black 650
Springbuck White 950
Wildebeest Black 850
Wildebeest Blue 950
Alcoholic beverages in moderation
Full camp staff
Airport meet and greet
In-field trophy care
Package safaris also include
14% VAT on day rates and ground transportation to/from Port Elizabeth.
15% VAT on day rates
$30/day – Firearm rental plus ammo at cost
Concession transfer fee, if wanted
Hotel before and after hunt if needed
trophy fees on additional animals
CITES permits – if needed
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 Port Elizabeth, South Africa where you will be met by the outfitter and transfer to camp, approximately a 2.5-hour drive.
Your scheduled trip dates – full days
Day 1: Depart camp for Port Elizabeth 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
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.