Africa

BEST VALUE IN SOUTH AFRICA
6 DAY SAFARI ONLY $6500 INCLUDES
KUDU, GEMSBOK, IMPALA, BLESBOK, SPRINGBOK AND ROUND TRIP AIRFARE

HCU has worked with this PH more than a decade and HCU consultants Scott Steinkruger, Cliff Graham and Bob Wodzisz have hunted here. Over 60 percent of our customers have rebooked this hunt for a second trip and 20 percent book for a third. Don’t be fooled by the low price, this out tter has some of the best trophy quality in South Africa and he has a 50,000 acre free range area to go along with the normal high fence South Africa operation.

This package price includes all in country transport, services of PH and staff, meals, alcohol, field preparation and delivery of trophies to export taxidermist. This price is based on a 2×1 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. 1×1 guide upgrade is an additional $100 per day. Extra add-on days are $300 guided 2×1 or $400 guided 1×1. Observers are $200 a day.

The $6,500 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 $2,000 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.

Additional animals can be taken for the trophy fees listed below:

blesbok $450           blesbok white $850        bushbuck $1500
duiker $400              eland $1800                        gemsbok $900
giraffe $3500           hartebeest $900               impala $450
kudu cape $1500   kudu greater $2200       lechwe $2800
nyala $2500              ostrich $450                       reedbuck common $1200 reedbuck mountain $900                                     sable $6500
springbok $450      springbok black $650    springbok copper $1800 steenbok $400        warthog $400                    waterbuck $1800 wildebeest black $900                                           wildebeest blue $900 zebra burchell $1300                                              zebra hartmann $1800

Additional species are available, INCLUDING CAPE BUFFALO $13,500, LION FOR $18,000, LIONESS $7,500. Hunt SAGD.  SAGD Hunt Photos.

 

$6600 SOUTH AFRICA EASTERN CAPE 6 DAY SAFARI 450,000 FREE RANGE ACRES INCLUDES KUDU, IMPALA, SPRINGBOK, BLESBOK, DUIKER AND BABOON AND ROUND TRIP AIRFARE

This South African PH has VERY RARE HUNTING RIGHTS AND CAMPS in THREE different FREE RANGE LOCATIONS. His Eastern Cape camp has a large variety of plains game species in high numbers and the other two are more speci c specie areas known for nyala, bushbuck, southern greater kudu, lechwe, vaal rhebuck or bush pig.

This “Eastern Cape package” price includes all in country transport, services of a PH and staff, meals, alcohol, field preparation and delivery of trophies to export taxidermist. This price is based on a 2×1 hunter/guide ratio, 6 full days hunting, trophy fees for 6 animals (Cape kudu, impala, springbok, blesbok, duiker and baboon), all licenses and round trip airfare to Port Elizabeth, RSA. Day rate tax of 14 percent is additional and on this package it totals $252. 1×1 guide upgrade is an additional $100 per day. Extra add on days are $300 guided 2×1 or $400 guided 1×1. Observers are $185 per 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 $2,000 towards airfare (actual cost of safari is only $4,600) and if airfare is less you get a rebate or if it is higher you pick up the difference.

This area has 25 indigenous species available ranging from duiker to cape eland. Accommodations consist of a very nice lodge with entertainment area and trophy room plus 4 private en suite chalets with thatched roofs. Excellent meals are prepared with your trophies along with other choices accompanied with traditional South African wines or beverage of your choice.

This outfit also offers a “BUDGET EASTERN CAPE PACKAGE” priced at ONLY $3,800 PLUS AIRFARE for 5 hunting days that includes trophy fees for kudu, impala, warthog or springbok, cull black wildebeest and a cull blesbok.

His “EASTERN CAPE PREMIUM PACKAGE” IS $6,850 PLUS AIRFARE for 7 hunting days and includes trophy fees for kudu, gemsbok, bushbuck, impala, blesbok, duiker and baboon.

They also have a camp in the Kwa Zulu Natal region that has exceptional free range nyala and bushbuck accessible with a short ight from Johannesburg to Durban. The different locations can be reached with a 2 to 8 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 rolling hills with scattered thorn and brushy hillsides in the Eastern Cape to more mountain terrain with thick bush, valleys and owing rivers in Kwa Zulu Natal.

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 there is a really nice bed and breakfast on the Indian Ocean for your pleasure.

Additional animals can be taken for the trophy fees listed below and extra days can be added:

baboon $350                  impala $450                        bushbuck $950
bushpig $1200              caracal $1300                    duiker $400
duiker blue $2000      eland $2550                        gemsbok $1350
giraffe $3500                 reedbuck mtn $550        hartebeest $110 springbok black $650 jackal $250                         klipspringer $1500 kudu cape $1450          kudu gr southern $2650
lechwe $2900                 nyala $2650                       ostrich $800
reedbuck cmn $850    zebra burchell $1450   springbok $400 blesbok $500                  grysbok $1500                 springbok white $950
steenbok $450               suni $1650                          vaal rhebok $1600 warthog $450                 waterbuck $2400           wildebeest blak $850 wildebeest blue $950

This outfit offers exceptional safaris with fantastic free range hunting, great accommodations and excellent meals. HCU has worked with this out t for the past 7 years and HCU consultants Bob Wodzisz, Cliff Graham and Scott Steinkruger have hunted here. Hunt SAAP.  SAAP Hunt Photos.

 

SOUTH AFRICA KRUGER CONSERVANCY FREE RANGE CAPE BUFFALO
7 DAYS ONLY $19,250 ALL INCLUSIVE BULLS RUN FROM 36 TO 39 INCHES (6 permits) 2 SPECIAL TROPHY PERMITS $24,500 GOOD FOR BUFFALO FROM 40 TO 44 INCHES

In 2014 this outfitter that we had been working with for several years was able to acquire buffalo permits bordering the west side of Kruger Park and we were ecstatic to say the least. SINCE THEN THEY HAVE BEEN 100 PERCENT SUCCESS ON MATURE BULLS! Hunt will include all licenses, permits, trophy fee, 1×1 PH, skinners, camp staff, accommodations, catering, laundry, day rate, taxes and airport pickup. Trophy fee is refundable in the unlikely event of not getting a buffalo.

Here is a premier free range cape buffalo hunt for old mature bulls with the possibility of seeing the “Big 5”. In our opinion this 50,000 acre portion of the Greater Kruger Conservancy area is as good or better than hunting in Zimbabwe, Mozambique or Tanzania without the travel problems or getting your trophies shipped back home. This is your classical cape buffalo hunt, where you and your PH and trackers nd fresh spoor of old mature bachelor bulls “Dugga Boys” (they try to target bulls 14 years of age or older) and proceed on foot to hopefully get the opportunity to take or pass the buff. Sometimes this takes course over several days, but most hunts are successful in 3 or 4 days.

7 day hunt for buffalo in the 36 to 38 inch class guided 1×1 is $19,250. Camp accommodations are very nice and personal. The main building has 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. This PH also gets 2 special permits for buffalo over 40 inches and they expect to take trophy bulls in the 40 to 44 inch class. He pays dearly for these special tags and the hunt price will be $24,500 for 8 hunting days.

On the normal 7 day hunt many buffalo hunters spend their remaining days hunting the Umkomaas River Conservancy located only about an 8 hour ride from the buffalo area. The Umkomaas is 160,000 free range acres of relatively thick hilly country that harbors exceptional nyala, bushbuck and greater southern kudu, along with other indigenous species of plainsgame such as bushpig, grey duiker, giraffe, eland, reedbuck both common and mountain, blue and black wildebeest, warthog and waterbuck. Accommodations are the traditional tented camp with en suite chalets, electric blankets if necessary, with indoor and outdoor showers making this a great experience. Most hunters add on 3 days to make this hunt an awesome 10 day safari. The travel day and day rate is included on your 7 day buffalo hunt and when you surpass that the remaining 3 days are priced at only $400 per day plus trophy fees on additional animals. This area produces the highest quality and numbers of free range nyala and cape bushbuck hunting we have experienced anywhere.

Hunters are picked up at the Johannesburg Airport and driven 4 hours to the buffalo camp at no charge. Limited buffalo openings are available for 2017 and best dates would be from May to late September. Bob and Shoshana Wodzisz enjoyed this buffalo hunt with some friends. Hunt SAB.  SAB Hunt Photos.

 

NUMBER ONE NAMIBIA DESTINATION 400,000 FREE-RANGE ACRES
7 DAY PACKAGE 5 HUNTING DAYS ONLY $5925 INCLUDES GREATER SOUTHERN KUDU, GEMSBOK, SPRINGBOK AND ROUND TRIP AIRFARE OR
GO 9 DAYS 7 HUNTING AND ADD BLUE WILDEBEEST OR RED HARTEBEEST FOR ONLY $7335

This PH is a past president of NAPHA, Namibian Professional Hunting Association, and has hunting rights on the Dordabis Conservancy consisting of 400,000 wild African acres and his family also owns a 17,000 acre high fence reserve within the conservancy where hunters are able to pursue animals that are not indigenous to Namibia, although 90 percent of the hunts take place on the free range conservancy.

These packages include pickup and return to Windhoek Airport, concession area fees, PH, gun bearer, tracker, skinner, camp staff, field transportation, daily laundry service, accommodations, meals, wine, beer, soft drinks, eld preparation and delivery of trophies to export taxidermist. Price is based on a 2×1 hunter/guide ratio, trophy fees listed in the package and roundtrip airfare to Windhoek, Namibia. 1×1 guide upgrade is only an additional $95 per day. Extra add on days can be arranged for only $300 guided 2×1 or $395 guided 1×1 and observers are only $130 per day. 15% VAT tax on accommodations is not included, which should total under $400, or the hunter permit of $25.

Luxury accommodations are in a typical African savanna setting with all rooms having en-suite bathrooms and located about 70 yards apart overlooking a natural waterhole that is frequented by many species of wild animals. They also have a family unit with two bedrooms and a private connected sitting room. The lodge has the dining area where traditional meals are prepared mainly on the outside barbeque under thatched roof with many of the meats from the day’s harvest. Evening drinks are enjoyed around the campfire each night after hunting.

The package prices including airfare are 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 $2,500 towards airfare (actual total cost of 5 day safari is $3,425 and 7 day is $4,835) and if airfare is less we will pass the savings along and if the airfare is higher, we will pass that along as well. Many hunters prefer paying day rates and adding trophy fees for their desired animals. These hunters typically have an idea on what they want and add animals as opportunity arises.

This out tter grew up in the Namibia Caprivi area, where his father was the rst cattle trader with the blacks. He started hunting at the age of 9 providing meat for the cattle herders and has been professionally operating safaris for over 25 years and is located about 2 hours southeast of Windhoek.

This is a very professionally run family owned operation with low prices that offers both traditional spot and stalk hunting on open wild Africa lands along with a large game reserve.

Additional animals can be taken for the trophy fees listed below:

baboon $220                 blesbok $600                  duiker $365
eland $2200                  gemsbok $600                giraffe $3000
greater kudu $2000  impala $550                     jackal free
ostrich $200                  red hartebeest $600   roan $8500
sable $8000                   springbok $380              steenbok $350
warthog $500               waterbuck $2800         wildebeest black $1100 wildebeest blue $900     zebra hartmann or burchell $1250

They also offer touring trips or hunting trips combined with touring trips to the 14,000 square mile Etosha National Park or the Skeleton Coast, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Namib Desert for shing and sightseeing in a game park.

HUNTING AND TOURING COMBO 12 DAYS $8600 (1 HUNTER AND OBSERVER) 7 DAYS HUNTING INCLUDING: GREATER KUDU, GEMSBOK, BLUE WILDEBEEST, SPRINGBOK, 2 DAYS OF TRAVEL, 3 DAYS OF TOURING EITHER IN ETOSHA PARK OR THE SKELETON COAST. AIRFARE MUST BE ADDED.

NON-TROPHY HUNTING PACKAGE $3700 1X1
7 DAYS 5 HUNTING FOR 10 NON-TROPHY ANIMALS TO BE LEFT IN AFRICA.

This is a very inexpensive hunt for management animals or broken horns or females. The hunter can experience much hunting without the expense of shipping trophies home. All else is included the same as a trophy hunt, airfare must be added.

All safaris are private for just your group and can be done from February 1 to November 30. June, July and August is their winter months and expect cool mornings and evenings from May to September. Hunters can rent a rearm for only $50 per day plus ammunition. They offer calibers like 7×64, .300 Winchester magnum, .308 and .243. Archery hunts can be conducted either by sitting water holes with blinds or spot and stalk. $800 deposit is required to book your safari and hold prices. Hunt NMKS.