Hunting Areas in South Africa
The Northern Cape
The Northern Cape is an outdoor enthusiast's haven. With its teeming wildlife, unique flora and endless
horizons it's a destination that visitors wants to be part of , not just look at. It is a land of many diverse cultures,
of frontier history and brave missionaries with countless challenges for the adventurer.
Much of life and adventure is dependent on the sweeping tide of the Orange River, a 2 000KM stretch of natural magnificence dubbed the !Garib (great river) by the Khoisan, of the first inhabitants to come across the erratic mass of water.
And the Kalahari desert is like a colossal sweeping river of another kind. Its red shifting sands that were once rippling and moving are now mostly stable
and, surprising to most , supports hundreds of diverse species of flora and fauna.
You will understand the inability of photographers , writers and orators to adequately communicate the experience. When, after watching springbok pronk through the veld, hundreds of wildebeest migrating, a wild cat stalking its prey and shooting stars clearly sprinting across the skies, You will realize that this is a destination of real experiences, not conjured up theme parks, but real thing, waiting for real people to explore it.
Jannie Otto Safaris has relocated their South African operation's main camp to the Northern Cape. The reason for this is for larger hunting areas, wider selection of species, better quality of trophies with a more true Taste of Africa".
The main camp is situated 17km North of the town of called Douglas. Nearest commercial airport will be at Kimberley that is only one hour's drive from camp.
Making it more comfortable and relaxing for the client to get to his final destination.
The Eastern Cape
The Malaria Free Eastern Cape offers the hunter an abundance of animals. Temperatures vary greatly in the Eastern Cape. The winter months (May to August) can be very cold with temperatures dropping below freezing point at night, and warm during the day. As many shots are taken at a long range, it is recommended that a medium caliber rifle from approximately 270 to 338 be used. Most Cape species available for hunting like common-, black-, and white springbuck, White Blesbuck, Mountain Reed buck, Vaal Rhebuck, Red Hartebeest, Steen buck, Black Wildebeest, Oryx, Eland, Mt. Zebra, Klipspringer, Cape Kudu.
The Eastern Cape is famous for its beaches, wildlife parks and the incomparable Wild Coast, and then the port of cities of Port Elizabeth and East London.
Kwazulu-Natal is situated on the East Coast of South Africa, south of Mozambique and Swaziland, and east of Lesotho, in the biologically rich zone between the tropical biota to the north and sub-tropical biota to the south. Its major ecosystems include marine coral and rocky reefs, beaches, numerous estuaries and coastal lakes, moist coastal, lowland, and upland grasslands, dry forests and a variety of moist forests depending on altitude, and finally semi-arid savannah systems which contain the mega fauna typical of these habitats in Africa. The climate of Kwazulu-Natal ranges from hot, moist, humid, and sub-tropical on the coastal lowlands in the north-east, to cool and moist temperatures at the top of the Drakensberg Mountains.
Rainfall occurs mainly during the summer months, while snow occurs regularly on the Drakensberg Mountains during winter. Kwazulu-Natal is where the Southern White Rhino was saved from extinction. With the wide range of habitats and eco-systems the number of antelope species occurring in Kwazulu-Natal is high - 21 of the 29 species occurring in South Africa are to be found here. From the elusive Livingston's Antelope, Red Bush Duiker to the majestic Nyala, the other African savannah species are common. All the large carnivores occur as well as Elephant, both White- and Black Rhino, Burchell's Zebra, Cape Buffalo, Giraffe, Bush Pig, Warthog and Hippopotamus. Wing shooting proves popular and large numbers of water and ground birds are hunted annually. This is the kingdom of the Zulu's. Witness the traditional Zulu healer communicating with the spirits.
The Limpopo is the most northern province of South Africa. The province shares borders with Botswana on the western side, Mozambique in the east and Zimbabwe
in the north. Limpopo is a land of beautiful and contrasting landscapes. It is renowned for its hot, yet pleasant summers and dry mild winters. Winter is a
sunny season with crisp, chilly early mornings, dry afternoons and cold nights, which is typical of the interior highveld plateau. Limpopo accommodates
thousands of hunters during the hunting season. A large number of species can be hunted including the Big Five.
Previously known as Portuguese East Africa, the country after nearly 20 years of civil war, which ended in 1992, is slowly but surely returning to its old form Portuguese East Africa, in the old days, was well known by Professional hunters and trophy hunters for its good quality trophies from the various concessions.
The concession areas lie in the Sofala province of the Mozambique district. The area consists mainly of savannah field, forest areas and some swamp hunting depending on the amount of rain during the season.
The main river in the area is the Zambezi River that runs for 2700 km through Africa with its source in the western highlands of Zambia .Hunting starts from June to the end of October.
Hunting is always done on foot, and the trophies will be retrieved by car. We have access to other concession areas in the same province which can also be hunted. The concession area extends over an area of approximately 300,000 hectares.
Camps, chalets are built of reeds and local building materials. They are spacious and comfortable fitted with beds, linen, pillows, blankets, towels, soap and mosquito nets. Ablutions have hot and cold water, and the cooking is done in a kitchen or on an open fire in the boma.
Main trophies to be hunted in the areas are: Leopard, Nyala, Buffalo, Zebra, Suni, Red duiker, Reed buck, Oribi, Warthog, Bush Pig and Baboon.
Leopard trophies are exceptional with a few weighing over 200 pounds. Some buffalo from last season measured from 42” to 46” depending on long and how hard you are prepared to work for your trophy.
To get to the concession, one has to fly from Johannesburg to Beira by International airline. From Beira one will travel by car to the area which will take approximately 4-5 hours. Alternatively one can charter a light aircraft to the concession area. The price will be supplied on request
Licenses and permits
Gun and ammunition import permits US$ 100.00 per gun.
General hunting licenses US$ 200.00
Cities permits are required before trophies will be able to leave Mozambique.
Visa application to be completed in USA or in country of origin.
Photocopy of the first two pages of your passport.
Caliber of the rifle, make of the rifle, serial umber of the rifle.
This information needs to reach us in 8 weeks prior to the safari.
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