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South Africa is the premier plains game hunting destination in Africa and one of the most affordable hunting destinations in the world. More than 45 plains game species, all of the Big 5 and diverse habitat offer unrivalled hunting options.  It is home to healthy populations of large leopards.  The APN Reserves, particularly the Timbavati, produces some of the best buffalo and white rhino taken in Africa today. Your safari is planned to meet your unique requirements.  Please contact us for your personalised quote.

We have exclusive access to all our hunting concessions.  You will not share your hunting camp with other groups.

Strict quotas are maintained to ensure trophy quality.

In order to provide an authentic experience, we avoid excessive travelling during safaris.  It may however, depending on your species requirements, be necessary to move camp during your safari.

In addition to trophy hunts, we offer management hunts for non-trophy and female animals.

For plains game hunting we recommend a safari of 7-14 hunting days. For buffalo  7 -10 days are required depending on the area.  For leopard we recommend a minimum of 14 days.

Hunting areasleopard

  • Waterberg

 We hunt mainly on our own property, approximately 9 640 acres in extent.  This property lies on the northern edge of the Waterberg Biosphere.  It is approximately 3 hours by road from Johannesburg.

In addition, we have access to additional concessions of approximately 11 000 acres, 40 minutes by road from our main camp.

Terrain is varied comprising grasslands, bushveld savanna and low mountain ranges interspersed with riverbeds and wetland areas.

  • Limpopo

We hunt in 3 concessions, varying from 12 000 to 70 000 acres in size, in the north of the Limpopo province.  The areas are approximately 6 hours by road from Johannesburg.  These concessions consistantly produce excellent trophy quality. 

Here one encounters typical bushveld habitat: marula, acacia and mopane veld interspersed with large baobabs. One of the areas is home to the big five.

  • Timbavati

The Timbavati APNR borders the famed Kruger National Park.  Here one can hunt all the members of the big five.  This area produces some of the best buffalo trophies taken anywhere in Africa today and also offers excellent hunting for leopard and free ranging lion.  One can expect to harvest a record class white rhino in here.

  • Cape

Here we mainly hunt on 2 concessions, 20 000 and 30 000 acres in extent, one in the north east of the Eastern Cape province, near the Orange River, and one in the heart of the Karoo.

Terrain consists of mountains, rolling hills and vast open plains all interspersed with riverine habitat . Vegetation ranges from open acacia savannah and grassland to semi-arid scrub veld. 

The concessions are between 3 and 5 hours by road from the closest airports (Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth).

  • Other areas

We have access to concessions in the Cape provinces and Kwa-Zulu Natal for specialsed species, particulalry caracal and some of the smaller antelope species. 

 Licences & Permits

Separate hunting permits (tags) for individual animals are generally not required.

A general hunting license may in some instances be required.

We will assist you to obtain any permits and/or licences that may be required. Permit and licence fees are included in our trophy fees unless otherwise specified.

Please note that a leopard hunt is subject to the availability of a CITES allocation. No booking for a leopard hunt can be confirmed, unless we are in possession of such an allocation.

Please also note that the US Fish & Wildlife Service has restrictions on the importation of certain species.  Please familiarise yourself with their regulations.

Species

The following species are generally available in our areas:

Species

 

Baboon (Chacma)

Blesbok (Common)

Blesbok (White)

Bontebok

Buffalo (Cape)

Bushbuck (Cape)

Bushbuck (Limpopo)

Bushpig

Caracal

Duiker (Blue)

Duiker (Natal Red)

Duiker (Southern Bush)

Eland (Cape)

European Fallow Deer

Gemsbok

Giraffe

Grysbok (Cape)

Hartebeest (Red)

Impala (Southern)

Jackal (Black backed)

Klipspringer

Kudu (Eastern Cape)

Kudu (Southern Greater)

Lechwe (Red)

Leopard

Monkey (Vervet)

Mountain Reedbuck (Southern)

Nyala (Common)

Oribi (Common)

Ostrich

Reedbuck (Common)

Rhinoceros (White)

Roan Antelope (Southern)

Sable Antelope (Typical)

Springbok (Black)

Springbok (Cape)

Springbok (Copper)

Springbok (White)

Steenbok

Suni (Livingstone's)

Tsessebe

Vaal Rhebuck

Warthog

Waterbuck (Common)

Wildebeest (Black)

Wildebeest (Blue)

Zebra (Burchell’s)

Zebra (Cape Mountain)

Zebra (Hartmann's Mountain)

 

 

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Activities

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