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 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.
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 accommodatesthousands of hunters during the hunting season. A large number of species can be hunted including the Big Five.
The Northern Cape