BEST VALUE IN SOUTH AFRICA
6-DAY SAFARI ONLY $6600 INCLUDES
KUDU, GEMSBOK, IMPALA, BLESBOK,
SPRINGBOK & ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE
This continues to be our most popular
destination. This “package” price includes all incountry
transport, services of PH and staff, meals, alcohol, field
preparation and delivery of trophies to export taxidermist.
This price is based on a 2x1 hunter/guide ratio, 6 full days
hunting, trophy fees for 5 animals (Cape kudu, gemsbok,
impala, blesbok and springbok), all licenses and taxes,
round-trip airfare to Kimberley, RSA. 1x1 guide upgrade is an
additional $100 per day. Extra addon days are $300 guided
2x1 or $400 guided 1x1.
Non-hunters are $200 a day.
The $6,600 price is subject to change, up
or down, until airline tickets are purchased. At the time of
printing, this price is accurate from most
gateway cities. We have allocated $2100 towards airfare
(actual cost of safari is only $4,500) and if airfare is
less, we will pass the savings along and if the airfare is
higher, we will pass that along also.
HCU has worked with this PH more than a
decade and he operates one of the finest camps in all of South Africa. Over 60 percent of our
customers have rebooked this hunt for a second trip and 20
percent book for a third, fourth or even a fifth time. Don’t
be fooled by the low price, this operator will conduct your
personalized safari with the utmost care, along with superb
trophy quality. From great accommodations, food, and
service, your every need is attended to.
Additional animals can be taken for the trophy fees
burchell’s zebra $1300
cape kudu $1300
black wildebeest $900
cape eland $1800
blue wildebeest $900
red hartebeest $900
black springbok $500
white blesbok $500
greater kudu $1800
grey duiker $400
common reedbuck $1000
mountain reedbuck $900
Additional species are available,
INCLUDING LION FOR $18,000, LIONESS $7,500, CAPE BUFFALO
$18,000, DARTED RHINO $13,000, HIPPO $7,500, CROC $4,000 AND
10-day ELEPHANT hunt along the Botswana border for $38,000,
INCLUDES DAILY RATES.
This PH also has a concession in the
Limpopo region near Thabazimbi, in the
that have the much desired Southern Greater Kudu, Limpopo
Bushbuck and Bush Pig. You can choose to spend a few days or
your complete safari in this area. Daily rates in this
concession cost $350 2x1 and $450 1x1. “Package” upgrades
are $100 per day extra and nonhunters are $200 a day.
You cannot go wrong
with this outfit; book your hunt of a lifetime without
spending your life savings. Book now for the few remaining
dates for 2014 or plan ahead for 2015.
Pictures from this Hunt.
$6700 SOUTH AFRICA EASTERN CAPE
6-DAY ALL FREE-RANGE SAFARI
INCLUDES: ROUND-TRIP AIRFARE, DAY
RATES AND TROPHY FEES FOR KUDU,
BLESBOK, IMPALA, DUIKER,
SPRINGBOK AND BABOON
This safari is strictly free-range on
very large conservancies with a large variety of game and
high numbers of animals, not your normal high fence
South Africa operation.
Priced right with the opportunity to take quality animals
and includes day rates based on 2x1 guide ratio and
licenses. Day rate tax of 14% is additional. With airfare
prices subject to change we have allocated $2,100 towards
airfare and at the time of printing are accurate from most
gateway cities. If the actual cost is less you get a rebate
and if it is higher you pick up the difference.
His main lodge is in his southern area
known as the Baviaans River Conservancy consisting of over
450,000 acres and located just This operator has 3 main
locations on the Eastern Cape,
accessible with a short flight from
to either Port Elizabeth or Durban. The different locations can be reached
with a 2 to 6 hour vehicle ride depending on the camp,
making it possible to hunt different camps on the same
safari. Terrain varies in the different areas from typical
flat fairly open country most people associate with
to rolling hills with grassy hillsides and on up to more
mountain terrain with valleys and flowing rivers.
2 ½ hours north of
airport along the Indian Ocean.
This area has 25
indigenous species available ranging from
the huge cape eland to the dainty blue duiker.
Accommodations consist of a very nice
lodge with entertainment area and trophy room or 4 private
en suite cabins. The chef prepares your trophies of the day
into fine meals accompanied with traditional South African
wines or beverage of your choice.
Mountain camp, located 2
hours north of the Bavianns Lodge, consists of a very nice
home built in the 1800’s at a 6000-foot elevation.
These mountains can get snow in the winter months and
are home to monster Vaal Rhebok along with indigenous
plainsgame, duck and bird hunting over dogs is also
available. Hunters are met at the Port
airport for both the Stormberg Camp and the Baviaans River
His northern area is the Umkomaas River
Valley Conservancy in the KwaZulu Natal
Province, located only 1 ½ hour drive
from the Durban airport. It is made
up of 150,000 private acres and is the best free-range
spiral horned area in all of
South Africa. Lodging is
the more classic, but luxurious, tent camp along the Umkomaas River, where they have 4 en suite private
tented cabins with indoor and outdoor showers and
internet/phone service. This camp has taken southern kudu up
to 64 inches, bushbuck over 18 inches, trophy quality nyala
along with other indigenous plainsgame including eland,
waterbuck, wildebeest, common reedbuck, impala, oribi and
others. Hunters going to the Umkomaas River Camp are picked
up at the Durban airport.
Bowhunters or muzzleloader hunters are
welcome and hunting methods include walk and stalk during
morning hours, while blind sitting in the afternoons.
They also offer day trips for non-hunters
at $350 per guide and this includes a vehicle and the cost
can be split amongst passengers. These are exclusively for
your group, no mixed parties.
Close by are national parks, Big-5 game reserves and
they also have a house on the Indian
for your pleasure. These are malaria free areas.
Price is $400 per day guided 1x1 or $300 2x1 and
observers are $185 plus 14% tax on day rates. HCU’s Scott
Steinkruger has hunted with this operation.
Additional animals can be taken for the
trophy fees listed below:
Pictures from this Hunt.
blue duiker $2000
cape kudu $1100
cmn reedbuck $850
vaal rhebok $1600
mountain reedbuck $450
white springbok $950
black springbok $650
red duiker $1650
copper springbok $1600
black wildebeest $850
blue wildebeest $950
southern greater kudu $2000
ELEPHANT HUNTS ON THE
ONLY $38,000 ALL INCLUSIVE
EXPECT TO CLOSE IN 2015
One of our South Africa PH’s acquired
this 70,000 private-acre lease along the
border a couple years ago with 5 elephant permits. Success
has been 100 percent on bulls averaging in the 35 to 45
pound range, with top end reaching about 55 pounds. We
expect the hunting in this area to close in 2014 or possibly
2015, due to a large mining operation start up. This is a
10-day hunt priced at a very reasonable $38,000 all
inclusive and at press time there were 2 permits available
Hunting methods are glassing from high
spots and covering country by vehicle looking for fresh
tracks then hiking. The last 2 hunters tagged out in 4 days
and 6 days. Hunts normally take place in August and
September with the ranch providing 5-star accommodations.
Expect to see about 200 elephants over the course of 10
days. Hippos can also be taken in this area.
PLUS $8,000 WHEN YOU TAKE A SHOT
If you don’t pull the trigger on a male
leopard you are not charged the $8,000, but expect to pay it
according to our past customers. Last year in 2013 his 6
leopard hunters took 4 males and one was crippled and lost.
In 2012 he had 6 leopard hunters take 5 big males. In 2011
he had a total of 7 leopard hunters take 5 male cats. In
2010 this PH hosted only 5 hunters due to the suspended
opening of the season. 3 of them scored on male leopards. In
2009 he had 11 leopard hunters and they scored on 8 cats. He
hunts traditional baits out of a blind and baits are
included in the price.
This includes 14 days of hunting, guides, trackers,
accommodations, meals and airport pickup in Windhoek.
Additional animals can be taken for the normal trophy
fees listed in the above article. You can tour
Park if you tag out early for
additional fees or do some surf fishing along the Skeleton Coast
for cob, steenbra or bronze whaler shark. This prime fishing
area is only a 3 hour drive from the hunting areas.
Pictures from this Hunt.
SAFARI ONLY $6900
INCLUDES: KUDU, GEMSBOK,
SPRINGBOK, DUIKER OR STEENBOK,
JACKAL, BABOON AND ROUNDTRIP
AIRFARE PLUS SPECIAL BOW ONLY
AREA FOR ARCHERS
Here is a great deal on a package that
includes trophy fees on our most popular animals for 6 days,
including airfare for only $6,900 guided 2x1 or upgrade to
1x1 for an additional $100 per day. Extra days can be added
for only $375 per day 2x1 or $475 1x1, along with additional
animals for trophy fees listed below. 15% tax on day rate is
not included in the package price.
HCU’s Scott Steinkruger made a trip to
in 2011 to hunt with this outfitter and took a great leopard
along with some plainsgame.
This PH hunts three conservancies
totaling about two million acres of private property between
Damaraland and Koakoland, including the Loxodonta Africana
Etosha and Koako Conservancies. 90
percent of his properties are free-range and not under high
fence. Hunters are picked up in Windhoek and driven about
4 hours north near the Etosha National Park, where he offers
4 different camps ranging from rustic bush camps to very
nice full service accommodations.
This PH also has 12,000 acres strictly
for bowhunters with 8 permanent stands and he also conducts
many free-range archery hunts on the 650,000-acre Loxodonta
There he utilizes double bull blinds or blinds made
of natural cover and spot and stalk. He is an accomplished
archer himself that specializes in spot and stalk, although
most of his hunters prefer to sit in blinds at waterholes.
He has terrific indigenous species such
as kudu averaging 52 inches, gemsbok, springbok, red
hartebeest, mountain zebra, giraffe, klipspringer and Damara
dik-dik. Day rates are $375 guided 2x1 or $475 guided 1x1
plus 15% tax. Non-hunters and hunters under age 16 are $175
per day. Day rates cover guides, trackers, skinners, field
preparation of trophies, soft drinks, meals, accommodations,
transport to and from the airport, basically all expenses
once picked up. Touring trips to Etosh Park can also be
arranged, but must be scheduled in advance. Another option
would be to add a few days before your hunt for some surf
fishing along the
Coast, it is only a 3 hour
drive from the hunting areas. It is known for large cob,
steenbra and bronze whaler sharks.
Package prices include roundtrip airfare
up to $2,500 (if it is less you get a rebate or if it is
more you pay the difference), day rates, trophy fees and
actual hunting days. Add 2 days for arrival and departure.
Check out these special hunt packages and listing of
available animals with trophy fees and day rates all
10-DAY PLAINS GAME GUIDED 2X1 $8,450 (1x1
$9,450), INCLUDES ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE AND TROPHY FEES ON
SOUTHERN GREATER KUDU, GEMSBOK, MOUNTAIN ZEBRA, WARTHOG AND
STEENBOK OR DUIKER.
10-DAY PLAINS GAME GUIDED 2X1 $10,450
INCLUDES ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE AND TROPHY FEES ON ELAND,
SOUTHERN GREATER KUDU, GEMSBOK, BLUE WILDEBEEST, RED
HARTEBEEST, SPRINGBOK, WARTHOG, DUIKER OR STEENBOK, JACKAL
14-DAY PLAINS GAME GUIDED 2X1 $12,250
INCLUDES ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE AND TROPHY FEES ON ELAND,
SOUTHERN GREATER KUDU, GEMSBOK, MOUNTAIN ZEBRA, RED
HARTEBEEST, SPRINGBOK, IMPALA, WARTHOG, STEENBOK OR DUIKER,
JACKAL AND BABOON.
You can take additional animals for
trophy fees listed below or we can customize your safari for
number of days and species that interest you.
red hartebeest $600
mountain zebra $1150
damara dik-dik $1150
blue wildebeest $950
brown hyena $2500
black wildebeest $1150
spotted hyena $950
lion, elephant, crocodile (price
DANGEROUS GAME SAFARIS
IN NAMIBIA CAPRIVI STRIP
NON-IMPORTABLE BULL ELEPHANT $15,000
This PH offers moderate priced
free-range package hunts for both management and trophy cape
buffalo and elephant in the Caprivi, along with hippo, croc
and very limited leopard. He also does plainsgame in the
He mainly hunts 2 free-range areas, 100,000 acres in
Area 56 called Sikunga and a 500,000-acre parcel in Area 50
known as Sobbe. He also hunts 2 additional areas depending
on the time of year and game migration. He specializes in
cape buffalo and elephant offering very affordable all
Cape buffalo hunts are typically
conducted from March to October. Trophy bulls average about
38 inches and the best can reach 40.
He offers 2 types of hunts, priced all-inclusive, no
trophy fees and add 2 days for travel:
7-day 1x1 Management Buffalo up to 36
inches is only $11,500.
10-day 1x1 Trophy Buffalo $18,000.
Elephant hunting is this PH’s main
elephant hunts will take place from April to September
before the elephants move back into Mudumo Park.
There is typically drier weather with less foliage in August
and September, making them prime elephant hunting times.
He offers 3 all-inclusive elephant packages, no
trophy fees, add 2 days for travel:
8-day 1x1 Non-Importable Bull (broken
tusk or up to 30 lbs) $15,000 10-day 1x1 Management Bull (up
to 40 lbs)
$32,000 includes export permit
14-day 1x1 Trophy Bull (avg 45 to 55 lbs)
$40,000 includes export permit
Accommodations in his concession areas
are permanent tented camps with cemented floors, running
hot/cold water, separate bathrooms with flush toilets per
tent. Terrain in the Caprivi is sandy, semi swampy area
situated north of the Okavango Swamps, bordering
to the south and
to the north. Hunters fly from
to Katima Mulilo on a 2 hour flight priced at $200 each way,
where they are met for the Caprivi hunts.
Day rate on dangerous game hunt is
$1,450, observer $250 and includes 15% VAT tax. If a hunter
would like to add additional animals on an elephant or
buffalo hunt add 2 days plus trophy fees:
Crocodile $4000 14 day minimum
Eland $2200 10 day
Hippo (inc export) $4000 14 day
Hyena $600 14 day
Kudu 1500 10 day
Lechwe $4500 14 day
Zebra $1500 10 day
Steenbok $400 7 day
Duiker $400 7 day
Plainsgame hunts in the southern part of
consists of open low mountains, low scrub vegetation,
Bushman’s grass with trees mostly confined to dry river
beds. They hunt mainly the Desert Mountains
and the Kalahari Desert,
along with other areas.
Hunters are typically met at the Windhoek
airport on plainsgame hunts.
Plainsgame day rate $400 1x1, $325 2x1,
4x2 $300, observer $200.
Available trophy fees:
damara dik dik $2000
red hartebeest $700
hyena brown $1200
hyena spotted $700
springbok black $950
wildebeest black $1200
wildebeest blue $1000
zebra burchells $1500
zebra hartmanns $1500
SOUTH AFRICA KRUGER
FREE-RANGE CAPE BUFFALO
7 DAYS ONLY $17,500 ALL INCLUSIVE
One of our top
outfitters has managed to acquire 6 free-range buffalo
permits on over 21,000 private acres bordering the western
side of Kruger National Park.
This will be your traditional buffalo hunt, covering country
by safari vehicle looking for fresh tracks of old bachelor
bulls known as “Dugga Boys” then
following up on foot with trackers hoping
for a clear shot. Buffalo
will come and go out of Kruger
and there also is a resident population of about 350 buffalo
typically on the property. Hunters should expect to see
buffalo daily and the full “Big 5” roam this property, along
plenty of lions and leopards in the area that keep
plainsgame numbers down.
7-day hunt guided 1x1 is $17,500 and from
scouting trips the PH expects to take bulls around 38
inches. Camp accommodations is very nice and personal
including the main building with 4 private cabins near a
well frequented water hole where hunters can see or hear
elephants, lion, hyena, leopard or a host of other wildlife.
Once you have taken your buffalo remaining days can be spent
at camp or visiting Kruger National Park.
Hunters may want to book this for a 10 or 14-day hunt
and include free-range plainsgame for an additional day rate
of $400 per day beyond the included 7 days plus plainsgame
trophy fees. This PH has an excellent free-range area along
the Umkomaas River,
well known for exceptional nyala, kudu, eland, bushbuck and
The plainsgame camp will require an 8 hour travel day by
vehicle from the buffalo camp and is an enjoyable ride.
Hunters are picked up at the Johannesburg Airport
and driven 4 hours to the buffalo camp at no charge. We
expect the price of the buffalo hunt to slightly increase
over the next couple years and the PH may get an elephant
permit for this area in 2015.
Openings are available for 2014 and best dates would
be from May to late September.