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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 Africa 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 U.S. 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 listed below:
waterbuck $1800 nyala $2500 burchell’s zebra $1300 cape kudu $1300
steenbok $400 black wildebeest $900 cape eland $1800 springbok $400
blue wildebeest $900 impala $450 gemsbok $800 red hartebeest $900
warthog $400 blesbok $400 black springbok $500 white blesbok $500
greater kudu $1800 grey duiker $400 common reedbuck $1000 giraffe $3500
mountain reedbuck $900 bushbuck $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 Northern Province 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.

Hunt SAGD.  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 U.S. 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 Johannesburg 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 South Africa to rolling hills with grassy hillsides and on up to more mountain terrain with valleys and flowing rivers.

2 ½ hours north of Port Elizabeth 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.

The Stormberg 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 Elizabeth airport for both the Stormberg Camp and the Baviaans River lodge.

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 Ocean 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. Hunt SAAP.

Additional animals can be taken for the

trophy fees listed below:

baboon $350 blesbok $500 bushbuck $750 bushpig $1200
caracal $1300 blue duiker $2000 duiker $350 lechwe $2900
eland $2400 gemsbok $1250 grysbok $1500 giraffe $3500
hartebeest $900 impala $450 jackal $250 nyala $2600
cape kudu $1100 warthog $450 ostrich $800  klipspringer $1500
cmn reedbuck $850 vaal rhebok $1600 mountain reedbuck $450 springbok $350
steenbok $450 zebra $1450 white springbok $950 waterbuck $2400
black springbok $650 suni $1650 red duiker $1650 jackal $250
copper springbok $1600 black wildebeest $850 blue wildebeest $950 southern greater kudu $2000
Hunt SAAP.  Pictures from this Hunt.

 

ELEPHANT HUNTS ON THE
BOTSWANA BORDER
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 South Africa/ Botswana 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 for 2014.

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. Hunt ELLD.

 

14-DAY NAMIBIA LEOPARD PACKAGE

ONLY $10,500

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 Etosha 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
Hunt NMCS.  Pictures from this Hunt.


6-DAY NAMIBIA 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 Namibia 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 (African Elephant)

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 Africana Conservancy.  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 Skeleton Coast, it is only a 3 hour drive from the hunting areas. It is known for large cob, steenbra and bronze whaler sharks. Hunt NMCS.


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 included.

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 AND BABOON.

 

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.

giraffe $1350 springbok $400 red hartebeest $600 eland $1650
steenbok $350 mountain zebra $1150 kudu $1150 duiker $400
  damara dik-dik $1150 gemsbok $680 klipspringer $950 blue wildebeest $950
warthog $350 brown hyena $2500 black wildebeest $1150 blesbok $560
impala $680 spotted hyena $950

leopard $8000

lion, elephant, crocodile (price on request)

 

DANGEROUS GAME SAFARIS

IN NAMIBIA CAPRIVI STRIP

CAPE BUFFALO $11,500

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 interior of Namibia.  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 inclusive packages.

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 addiction.  Most 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 Botswana to the south and Zambia to the north. Hunters fly from Windhoek 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 Namibia 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. Hunt NMKS.

 

Plainsgame day rate $400 1x1, $325 2x1, 4x2 $300, observer $200.

Available trophy fees:

baboon $100 blesbok $600 caracal $1250 damara dik dik $2000
duiker $400 eland $2200 gemsbok $700 giraffe $2500
red hartebeest $700 hyena brown $1200 hyena spotted $700 klipspringer $1500
impala $600 springbok $400 jackal $100 springbok black $950
wildebeest black $1200 kudu $1500 steenbok $400 wildebeest blue $1000
warthog $400 zebra burchells $1500 zebra hartmanns $1500  waterbuck $3000

 

SOUTH AFRICA KRUGER

CONSERVANCY

FREE-RANGE CAPE BUFFALO

7 DAYS ONLY $17,500 ALL INCLUSIVE

One of our top South Africa 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 Park 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 other species.  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. Hunt SAB.