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South Africa Hunting Safari Eastern Cape

Overview

South Africa Hunting Safari Eastern Cape

Three beautiful diverse properties totaling 120,000 acres, five luxury South Africa hunting safari lodges, exclusive use for your group and fantastic hunting sums up this safari company.  Each lodge is unique in it’s own way but all are luxury lodges and your group will enjoy each lodge exclusively.  This means that you will be the only guests at the lodge whether your group is made up of one person traveling alone or a group of 12!  Move from property to property or settle in at one for the duration of your safari, it is your choice.

Property one: The bush experience property is 70,000 contiguous acres with no internal fences.  One of the largest private properties in South Africa.  The land is comprised of gently rolling hills, rivers, open areas to thick bush.  The three lodges located on this property are each luxurious and unique.  Hunting here is without comparison in Southern Africa.

Property two: The 10,000 acre coastal property is lush filled with beach vegetation and vistas for a fantastic South Africa hunting experience.  Again the lodge here is luxurious with glorious views.

South Africa Hunting Safari

Property three: Finally, the 40,000 acre mountain property offers the largest man made lake in South Africa and gorgeous plateaus. This is the home property of this family owned and operated safari company.  You will become one of the family and enjoy being a part of a lovely South African family.

In a 10 day safari, you can enjoy quite a diverse selection of terrain and an amazing selection of plains game animals plus rhino and cape buffalo!  Top this all off with a visit to the local school that this safari family started a number of years ago for privileged and sponsored children in South Africa.

Click on this video to see some recent footage of game from the various properties:  Best of Eastern Cape Animals

VIP hosting and video services available for this exceptional experience.

When we design your African safari you can expect the following:  We will listen as you share your vision of what your African Safari Experience should look like.  We then begin designing your safari with lodge and destination selection, activities selection, flights, meet & greet services, travel insurance, clothing & equipment list, countdown to Africa (this assist you with detail preparation leading up to trip time), detailed pricing with all included/not included items, and more.

As a full service African Safari specialists, we have visited over 80+ safari lodges in Africa over the last 30 years.  We selected only a handful of those for you that have met our strenuous criteria.  Combination big game hunting, bird hunting, photo safari, Cape Town and Victoria Falls safaris are our specialty.

As with all of our African properties, private aircraft are available for transfers if you prefer.

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Top 10

Species: Plains game animals, Cape Buffalo, Rhino
Capacity: 8-12
Location: Eastern Cape of South Africa
Season: March through November
Method: Rifle
Lodging: Luxury
Food: Chef prepared
Trip Length: Your choice
Transport: Well outfitted Land Cruisers
Guided: 2x1 or 1x1 Guided

Shooting

Your tailor made South Africa luxury hunting safari is built to cater to your hunting desires and needs.  All hunting is spot and stalk in an ethical traditional African hunting style.  What does this mean?  When the trophy that you wish to hunt is spotted from a mountainside, vehicle or on a hike, a plan is made between you and your PH (Professional Hunter) to stalk that trophy.  Should you have any disabilities that need to be catered to, that is absolutely a priority and a plan will be made.  This outfitter is dedicated to ethical hunting and catering to the special needs and desires of every client.  No safari is just alike!

As you noticed in the introduction, they operate 5 lodges and each is exclusive to the group in camp.  The properties are large and do not have interior fences.  The herd is a natural herd and there is no farming on the properties.

Excellent trophy animals are found on each property.  Free State dove hunts offered in April and May.

Trophy species found in this area:

  • Baboon
  • Bontebok
  • Buffalo, Cape above 40″
  • Buffalo, Cape below 40″
  • Buffalo, Cape up to 35″
  • Bushbuck, Cape
  • Bushpig
  • Duiker, Grey
  • Eland
  • Gemsbuck
  • Giraffe
  • Hyrax
  • Impala
  • Jackal
  • Klipspringer
  • Kudu, Cape
  • Lynx (caracal)
  • Nyala
  • Ostrich
  • Porcupine
  • Red Hartebeest
  • Red Lechwe
  • Reedbuck, Common
  • Reedbuck, Mountain
  • Rhino, White
  • Roan Antelope
  • Sable
  • Springbuck, Black
  • Springbuck, Common
  • Springbuck, White
  • Springhare
  • Steenbuck
  • Vervet Monkey
  • Warthog
  • Waterbuck
  • Wildebeest, Blue
  • Zebra
  • Zebra, Mountain

Fishing

The mountain property boasts the largest man made lake in South Africa!  Amazing Rainbow trout fishing available.  They have caught fish as large as 13 pounds in this lake!  Fly and spin fishing available from the bank.

 

Make a Difference

Amazing opportunities abound to visit and aid the local private school that this outfitter and his family started a few years ago for underprivileged and privileged children in the area.  This is fantastic opportunity to give back and make a difference while on safari.  Be prepared, you may think you are going to help them and you may just find that you are the one that is changed forever!

Itinerary

The itinerary is totally up to you!

Lodging

Coastal Lodge:

Magnificent ocean views are a one of the most noteworthy features of this stunning ranch, located on the Puti River between Port Alfred and East London. The pristine coastal environment makes a memorable setting for sunsets or horse rides along the beach; the perfect end to a great days hunting. Expect well appointed accommodation, complete with en-suite bathrooms and fireplaces, under- floor heating, where fresh seafood and gourmet country cooking are part of the pleasure. Wi-Fi

Bush Camp Lodges: 

Located between the towns of Bedford and Grahamstown, both steeped in heritage, this game reserve presents a unique hunting experience. The reserve encompasses 30 000 hectares / 74 000 acres of valley bushveld and the variety of habitat, ranging from steep mountainous areas to deep riverine valley’s and open grass plains are home to a multitude of game species from Cape buffalo and White rhino to the majestic Cape kudu and elusive Cape bushbuck.

Lodge number 1 :  Salisbury Plain will cater to even the most discerning hunter. Large, open-plan thatched chalets with spa bath, open shower, DSTV, plunge pool on deck, under-floor heating and gas fireplace. Camp has many outdoor areas, swimming pool, gym, boma. Wi-fi.

Loge number 2 : will cater to even the most discerning hunter. Thatched, African-style luxury tents with large deck, en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower and old-fashioned ball and claw bath tub, under-floor heating and Wi-fi.

Lodge number 3 : This lodge will cater to even the most discerning hunter. This hunting lodge and the chalets have real character. Chalets have fireplace, en-suite bathroom. Wi-fi. Swimming pool, Large upstairs deck in lodge for meals on perfect days. Boma.

Click on this link for a video of the various luxury lodges available on the three properties.  They have a private helicopter available to transfer you from property to property.  Each lodge is exclusive use for your group

Click on this video to see some of the lodges:  Best of Eastern Cape lodges

 

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Dinner at the river boma
  • Beach walks
  • Spa Treatments – Massages, pedicures & manicures (for own account)
  • Shopping in Port Alfred
  • Horse riding on the beach (price on request)
  • Rock, surf & deep sea fishing (price on request – ask about options)
  • Visit South Seas Mohair & Craft Shop
  • Sundowners
  • Bush meals
  • Gym facilities available
  • Wine tasting (price on request)
  • Shopping trips to Grahamstown
  • Elephant Back Safaris – Feed, interact & ride an elephant!
    Cost: $50pp – $150pp depending on option
  • Historical tour of Grahamstown & surrounding areas
    Cost: $30 (min 3 pax)
  • Addo Elephant National Park – One of the best places in the world to see elephant! See the Big Five!
    Cost: $100pp
  • Game drives
  • View ancient bushman rock art
  • Visit the school that Ezulu supports (www.ithemba4hope.org)
  • Visit Thobelani Crafts (crafts made by locals; including pit-fired clay items)
  • Fishing in largest privately-owned trophy trout lake

Custom tours are available.

Video your trip:
Videographer services are available for this trip for an additional fee. Please let us know if you are interested in this service.

Rates

2017 Rates:

Trophy Hunting One on One: $550 per night per hunter 

Trophy Hunting Two on One: $500 per night per hunter

Observers: $275 per night per observer

Helicopter Transfers available between camps (P.O.R.) 

VIP HOSTING SERVICES:

Each year the owners of Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, Corinna and Kevin Slaughter, offer their expertise as hosts for clients that wish to be accompanied on their international adventure. As you depart for your adventure, you will be able to relax as they will tend to all the details along the way! As you can imagine, they only host a few select trips each year as their schedule allows. If you wish to inquire about this great opportunity, please ask upon booking your outdoor vacation.   Additional fees will be incurred for this VIP service.

VIDEO SERVICES:

We have a few select experienced videographers available for trips to Africa. They are located in the region for easy access to the properties. Please inquire about the benefits and expenses of enjoying a professional video of your experience

FAQ

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TRAVEL INSURANCE:  REQUIRED!  

Links to the companies we recommend:

Travelex Insurance       Ripcord Insurance

While we do everything in our power to protect our clients from travel problems, we cannot prevent illness, natural disasters, wars, deaths, lodge closings and more; we live in uncertain times!  The only way to protect yourself and your investment is through travel insurance. Travel insurance can provide medical coverage, cancellation due to natural disaster, illness, death in the family, lodge closings and other unknowns; in this day and time, anything is possible.  Lodges count on you to protect your investment as they cannot refund your payments due to the nature of the product they offer.

Finally, travel insurance is time-sensitive and must be purchased within a certain number of days of your deposit to cover preexisting conditions, lodge closings and other various issues.  It is still available later but the benefits may be more limited.

Both companies offer evacuation insurance in addition to their travel insurance but Ripcord has more thorough coverage in this area.

The Ripcord membership and travel Insurance provides the highest levels of medical, security, evacuation and rescue services in the industry combined with travel insurance:

  • Remote rescue services from point of injury or illness
  • Medical evacuations to the member’s home hospital of choice
  • The best evacuation and rescue triggers that include rescues for medical conditions that will result in permanent injury in addition to just requiring hospitalization
  • Security extraction services for geopolitical events and natural disasters
  • Involuntary detention resolution services for members who are held against their will
  • Consulting services from special operations veterans, paramedics, nurses, and physicians
  • Travel insurance