This rare, South African gem, stretches over 212,000 acres in the Northern Cape Province of this diverse country. The reserve is situated within the Kalahari Desert which is an ancient, arid biome expanding north of the Gariep River to as far north as southern Angola and stretching from the coast in the west to mid- way through the southern sub continent. The sand dunes, shaped over centuries by the prevailing winds, create shallow valleys pro- viding refuge for the denizens of this arid environment. Every- thing here has adapted. The dominant vegetation, grasses, thorny shrubs and Acacia trees, can survive long drought periods of more than ten months every year. Amidst this beautiful desert environment lies a hidden oasis for the most discerning visitor.
The name of the desert, Kalahari, means “large thirst” in Tswa- na language. However, in contrast to this, the reserve will insure that its private lodges are every guest’s oasis and place of relaxation. The 5-star main lodge boasts with four double en-suite rooms overlooking the beautiful landscape. Each room is equipped with aircon, fireplace, shower and bath as well as its own private veranda from where one can stare into the distance of the vast landscape that surrounds one. The lodge is further finished with a bar, kitchen, dining and lounge area that opens up to the private swimming pool. The in-house chef prepares delicious traditional three course meals that are complimented by either a local refreshing white wine or a well-rounded red wine. Special desert sun- downers in the dunes are furthermore a great specialty offered by our friendly staff. This is truly a place to relax, reflect and restore one’s wellness.
This is home to numerous indigenous mammals, reptiles, birds and insects. All these together create a very unique desert habitat and we actively strive to preserve this ecosystem for future generations. The Kalahari is regarded as a semi-desert and supports more animals and plants than a true desert. 62 recorded mammal species, including four of the Big Five can be found roaming the reserve’s landscape. Other mammal species that also share this habitat are meerkats, springbuck, oryx, eland, nyala, zebra, wildebeest and impala to name just a few. This special reserve is to many the Eden of the desert and with such a magnificent spread of wildlife it is difficult not to believe the same. The hunting is simply phenomenal concentrating on old trophy animals.
We are proud to have the best managers and skilled staff on board that not only help to steer the reserve to great success but also to contribute passionately to the sustainability of this natural environment. The knowledgeable team devotes their time and effort into conserving the Kalahari’s indigenous fauna and flora, making the reserve an important conservational role player in Southern Africa. We have invested in various wildlife projects including the reintroduction and protection of wild Kalahari lions and Desert black rhino, of which we are very proud. Our team works closely with provincial and national conservational bodies, vets, wildlife researchers and private reserves to conserve these very special subspecies for future generations.
If you want to experience a very unique hunt for quality animals on a most special piece of ground with luxury accommodations, this is the trip for you.
1 x Hunter : 1 x PH per day $650
2 x Hunters : 1 x PH per day $550
1 x Observer per day $350
INCLUDED IN DAILY RATES
Trophy Fee List:
* Blesbuck $650
* Bontebok $3,800
* Cape buffalo POR
* Caracal $1,100
Blue Duiker POR
* Common Duiker $650
* Cape eland $3500
* Gemsbuck $1,750
Cape grysbok $1,750
* Giraffe $5000
* Red hartebeest $1,350
* Impala $750 common, $6500 black
* Jackal $50
* Klipspringer $2500
* Southern greater kudu $3500
* Red lechwe $4,600
* Lion POR
* Nyala $4000
* Ostrich $600
Common reedbuck $1,500
* Mountain reedbuck $1900
* Rhino POR
* Roan $8,000
* Sable $7500
Black springbuck $1250
* Common springbuck $750
Copper springbuck $3,500
* White springbuck $1,650
* Steenbuck $650
* Tsessebe $3,800
* Waterbuck $2,950
* Black wildebeest $1,200
* Blue wildebeest $1000
Golden Wildebeest $6500
* Burchell’s zebra $1,650
Trophy fees subject to change
Please note that not all species occur in the concession and a transfer may be required. Please inquire at time of booking.
Day 1: Depart from home and fly to Johannesburg, South Africa
Day 2: Arrive in Johannesburg, Clear customs and (depending on arrival flight) overnight
WTA Travel can assist you with B&B and firearm transition service
Day 3: Morning flight on SA Airlink to Upington, South Africa where you will be met by the outfitter and transfer to camp (1 hour’s drive)
Your scheduled trip dates – full days
Day 1: Fly to Johannesburg, South Africa with SA Airlink where you will stay in-transition and catch your flight to the USA
Day 2: Arrive in USA, clear customs and continue home
Charter flight to and from concession may be arranged, there is a private air strip at the lodge. Please inquire at time of booking. Approximate rate is $5,000 to $8,000 per single trip depending upon type of aircraft used.
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.