When we arrive in Johannesburg we have two options:
We stay a few days in the city and its surroundings. We explore the black township to the southwest Soweto (South West Town) to the, today, mixed north part of the city. Most of the white population live here, but also Nelson Mandela and the South African black upper middle class have their villas here.
We do an excursion to the capital Pretoria and visit the magnificent Voortrekker Monument. It was built to commemorate the Boer victory over the Zulu on 16 th December 1838 in the Battle of Blood River. The battle was the climax of the Boer's escape from the British. Up here in the northeast they settled amidst the black tribes of which the Zulu was the most powerful. The city got its name from the Boer leader Andries Pretorius.
Fifteen minutes from the airport in a peaceful neighbourhood lays the pleasant family owned pension where we will stay overnight. We stay in comfortable rooms and have our meals with the family and the other guests. When we wish we are collected by our hunting-hosts for a northbound journey and a weeks hunting, or more if we want.
In the mountains 60-70 km northwest of Johannesburg we can hunt mountain reedbuck, red hartebeest or waterbuck among other animals. If our hosts have a licence (only around 50 a year are distributed by the government), we might get the opportunity to hunt leopard. We live in tents with access to toilets, showers and laundry. At night temperatures can sometimes go slightly below freezing, so do not forget to bring warm clothes.
In the bush about 300 km north of Johannesburg, not far from the border to Botswana, we hunt kudu, zebra, impala and gemsbok (oryx). For the one who so desires there is the possibility to hunt giraffes, sable antelope or buffalo. We live in huts, but have access to toilets, showers and laundry every day. We take our meals in the camp under a straw shelter, under the African night sky, where the Southern Cross is the main point of orientation instead of our North Star. We fall asleep to the sounds of the wilderness.
When we awaken, we have a new day filled with more exciting hunts as the sun rises over the red soil of Africa. And if we can read the wind and the weather correctly, we might be able to get very close to the beasts.
All prices are quoted in Rand.
Daily cost per hunter 1.500 ZAR
Daily cost for non-hunter 750 ZAR
- Game not on the list can be negotiated separately.
- Daily cost includes meals, accommodation, laundry, transportation, handling of games and trophies.
- VAT included in all prices.
- Fee for taxidermist NOT included.
- Shot or wounded animals will be charged for.
- Payment is accepted by traveller's cheques or cash.
- First aid available at all times.