Hunting in South Africa
Hunting in South Africa can be any month of the year but is usually between March and October.
Hunting is carried out on various Game Reserves dependent upon the species of animal pursued. We have access to over 1 million acres of prime hunting reserves based within the Eastern Cape and Free State.
A normal hunting day will start at approximately 6am with a light breakfast while the Professional Hunter and trackers are getting the vehicle, guns etc ready.
When a particular animal or herd is spotted you will leave the vehicle and walk and stalk. The PH will guide you to the right trophy or cull animal but you are under no pressure to take the shot. You must be comfortable with the distance and the animal you are about to shoot. The shot can be taken from a position you are happy with, sticks are available if required.
Once an animal is killed photographs are taken and it is loaded on the vehicle to be taken back to the game larder. Here it will be prepared for the butcher. The skin and head are now your property if you want them mounted.
There may be brunch or a snack at 10.30 in the bush or a meal back at the lodge. Lunch is at approximately 1pm as late mornings and early afternoons are generally too hot for hunting. The afternoon hunt starts at 3pm until dusk.
Dinner is at 7pm and after that if you wish lamping for night animals can be arranged.
This can be the highlight of an African Safari as the quantity and different species seen at night can be vast.
Then it all starts again the next morning.