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South Africa Mpumalanga

Overview

South Africa Mpumalanga

What makes this outfitter unique in a sea of South African outfitters?  Impeccable reputation in the industry, family values with both husband and wife as your hosts, operator since 1989, high return clientele, fantastic properties, safety of the clients is first priority.  Fantastic plains game hunting on diverse topography is built into every customized itinerary.  The free range cape buffalo hunting is among the highest opportunity high experience hunts in the industry.

Located only minutes from Kruger National Park, this well established and reputable outfitter enjoys over a 90% return clientele.  They enjoy access to concessions and reserves in excess of 220,000 acres in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. Along with the enormous acreage in the Mpumalanga Province, this outfitter also has access to pristine properties throughout Southern Africa and properties bordering Kruger Park.

Cape Buffalo hunting in the neighboring private lands to Kruger National Park is the closest experience to hunting in Tanzania without paying the prices of Tanzania!  Experience the adrenaline rush of stalking to within forty yards of a massive buff.  Dagga Boy Bulls and trophy bulls are available based on tender opportunities each year.  This is a high opportunity hunt.South Africa Mpumalanga

All itineraries are customized for your group and all groups have exclusive use of the properties.  This is a small owner operated safari company which means that you will have the full attention of the owner of the company during your safari and he will quite possibly be your Professional Hunter!

They offer photographic safaris, wingshooting, sporting clays and fly fishing along with big game hunting.  Bring your family with you and they will be entertained by Sylvia, the outfitters wife, and the family with day tours of the area including photographic safaris to Kruger Park.  Specialized combination trips with volume rock pigeon hunting, sightseeing and big game hunting can be customized for your group.  The owner is a

Bow hunters, you will be amazed at the opportunities you will experience with this hunting operation.

Remember with all the safaris that Antlers & Anglers customizes, you and your group are escorted throughout your time in Africa and this South Africa Mpumalanga safari is no exception.

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.

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Species: Plains Game, Cape Buffalo - Big Five can be arranged
Capacity: 6 people
Location: Near Kruger Park
Season: April though October
Method: Rifle or Archery, fly or spinning and shotguns
Lodging: Thatched African style
Food: Home cooked meals
Trip Length: 10 days and up
Transport: Guide Vehicle
Guided: 2x1 or 1x1 Guided
Weather:

Shooting

Big Game Hunting:

First and foremost, this outfitter believes in fair-chase and ethical hunting for top trophies.  Trophy hunting opportunities abound with this outfitter in the Mpumalanga Province, the Limpopo Province and on properties adjoining the Kruger Park.

Plains Game Hunting:

The Mpumalanga Province and the Limpopo Province are considered the old bush in South Africa.  Matt, owner operator, and his team have access to over 220,000 acres of concessions and reserves.

Mpumalanga Province:  Owners property:  At the base beautiful property owned my Matt and his family, you will be hunting in a mountainous area with shots from mountain side to mountain side.  The views are incredible and you will wonder if you are hunting in the Appalachian mountains until you see a kudu bull or a waterbuck peak out from behind a bush.

Combine your trip with a few nights away in the highveldt.  Hunt the high plateaus where you will see herds of plains game animals.  Two completely different terrains on one hunting trip.  Your Professional Hunter (PH) will accompany you and see to all of your needs including lodging and fantastic meals.

Cape Buffalo Hunting:

Hunt 125,000 acres of pristine bush property adjoining Kruger Park for a high opportunity authentic free range spot and stalk Cape Buffalo hunt.  Feel the adrenaline rush of a massive buff with huge bosses and curls that drop below their eyes.  Since the property you will be hunting is in the unfenced areas surrounding Kruger, anything is possible while you are hunting.  Lions, leopards and other dangerous game animals roam freely.

There are no trophy fees paid until the trophy is taken!  We believe this to be one of the finest high opportunity authentic non high fenced cape buffalo hunts in Africa.

You may choose between a classic tented camp and a four star lodge for your accommodations which are all inclusive in the hunt price.

Bow hunting:

Your dream has always been to go to Africa on a bow hunt.  Matt and his staff are dedicated to bow hunters.  Enjoy pit blinds or spot and stalk hunting opportunities.  Numerous properties that cater to bow hunters needs are a specialty of Matt’s.  A customized itinerary will be built based on the trophies you seek, while all the while you will have the same PH for your entire itinerary.

Rifle hunting:

For Rifle hunters, all hunting is done on foot only and most of the time using shooting sticks.  Glassing from high points and using well equipped vehicles, animals are spotted for trophy quality before stalking.

10 day safaris are preferred beginning on a Monday and ending the following Friday.

Bird Hunting:

The bird species most commonly hunted in Southern Africa range from the sand grouse, rock pigeon to francolin, guinea fowl and various species of dove and pigeons. Two species of geese are available – the Egyptian and Spur-winged geese can make for a very challenging hunt. If your wing shooting preferences tend toward ducks, the Yellow Bill, White-faced Whistling, and African Shell duck may be your preference. Several species of Teal are also available and these small, quick, agile waterfowl can give even the most competent of shotgunners a real challenge.  Let us know of your interest and we will customize your wingshooting safari!

 

 

 

Fishing

Matt, the owner operator of this outfit, is a highly skilled angler both in deep sea fishing and in fly fishing.  He is quite the outdoors-man from fishing to bird hunting to sporting clays to golf to big game hunting.  He loves it all!

Matt skillfully plans a fantastic fishing excursion for a day, days or a dedicated trip.  Whether it is Tiger fishing, Rainbow Trout, Yellow fish or deep sea fishing, Matt will arrange and accompany you on a fantastic combination trip for you and your friends.  As with any arrangements made for outside activities, you will always be accompanied by Matt or a member of his team.

Destinations include Mozambique for salt water fishing, Zimbabwe for trophy tiger fishing, South Africa for rainbow trout and more.

 

 

Itinerary

All itineraries are built on a 10 day or more customized platform with arrival on a Monday and departure on the following Friday.  You will most likely, spend the Sunday night before your arrival on Monday in Johannesburg at a special guesthouse or hotel that we will arrange on your behalf)

The opportunities are endless.  Please call for more details.

Lodging

Numerous lodging options exist.  At the home base property near Kruger Park in the Crocodile Gorge Mountains, bungalows with magnificent views of the fabled De Kaap Valley and Swaziland Escarpment  await and Sylvia, Matt’s bride, will tempt you with delicious meals including special venison dishes day and night.

Once you have experienced Matt’s hospitality and the gifts of his wife’s hospitality, you will know that wherever your hunting may lead you, you will be well cared for.  Choose from five star luxury to tented camps, it is your choice, you need only to let us know how to customize your itinerary.  Always, you are in the company of your worthy PH.

Activities

Numerous!

  • Golf abounds in South Africa and some of the finest is within an hours drive
  • Photographic safaris
  • Sporting Clay/Five Stand/Skeet Shooting Academy with Matt – the only NSCA Certified instructor in Africa
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • Helicopter tours of Blyde River Canyon
  • Cultural evenings
  • Kruger National Park game drives
  • Private properties adjoining Kruger for overnight stays
  • Spa
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • God’s Windows
  • Day trips for local craft shopping and more
  • Zip lining
  • Sporting clays
  • Fishing
  • Chimpanzee experience
  • Elephant interaction and rides
  • ATV rides
  • Waterfalls
  • Historic Gold rush towns of Pilgrims Rest and Barberton
  • River rafting and extreme activities
  • More

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:

Vary depending on activities Hunting rates range from $425 for a 2×1 PH per day per person up to $775 pp for dangerous game hunting.

Observers welcome and encouraged!  Range from  $250 – $300 per day

Trophy fees are not included in daily rates. Call for more information and pricing

VIP HOSTING SERVICES:

Each year the owners of Family Expeditions, 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

Who are references for this outfitter?

Besides, Kevin and Corinna Slaughter, the owners of Antlers & Anglers, this outfitters reference list reads like a who’s who of the hunting industry.  Call for references and we will provide you with an impressive list.

What is the climate like in the Mpumalanga area of South Africa?

The climate is mild thoughout the year.  Temperatures vary from mild winters between 32-59 degrees F to warm hot summers between 64-104, pending altitudes and area.  Summer is from October to April and winter from may to September.  The rainy season begins towards the end of October though February/March.

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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

Testimonials

“You two are great, thanks for another well organized, fun trip. I’m sure all the guys had a great time. We all saw and harvested some great animals. Phil, Billy, Tyrone, all the trackers really try to make us feel at home and do! You are always able to organize a good hunt and you always come up with the animals and the different places that make it so much fun. I’m already looking forward to August. Until then, good luck! Thanks for everything. See you soon”.
Jack  – Florida

“My third trip to Africa and probably my best. The company, the accommodations, the game, the hunting (successful) for my children and grand children and last but not least, my outstanding Sable were all more than one expected. Thank you all Sylvia and all the rest. Great people”.
Robert – Texas

“This hunt with you and my sons was a very great time. It was great planning you did with the different locations. We enjoyed everybody that we met, family and friends. I can’t wait to tell my wife and friends about this hunt and start planning my next hunt with you. Thanks for the super trophies. Thank you Sylvia for everything you did. Best regards”.
Ed – Wisconsin, USA

“What can I say that would equal our first day together in the bush of South Africa. You and I both know that at least one of us should have been killed when that Buffalo charged. It was a real thrill to go and hunt it two days later. After my first trip to Africa I never thought I would come back. After this hunt, I am looking forward to my next hunt with you. We took great animals, great service and I feel like I made some life long friends. Your friend”.
Billy -Alaska

“Just finished my 1st Safari of 13 days. Took 16 super trophies. Some great stalks. Learned a lot and can’t wait to come back again for another try at Mr. Spots and a Buffalo. All the lodges and hospitality were top notch. Your help was super and I will remember them all. Looking forward to next year. Kindest regards”.
John – California

with you. From the moment we met, you welcomed us with enthusiasm and the warmth of friendship. Tom got some fabulous trophies. Your warmth, sense of humor and enthusiasm to share the hunting experience all made this trip the one in a lifetime adventure. Thanks again! God Bless”.
Tom, Gina, Jerry & Velma Graham, Tucson, Arizona, USA

“Thanks again for a great fourth Safari with your team. Six great trophies, especially the 40” Eland. The Eland hunt lasting 9 hours covering 25 km in the mountains will never be forgotten. The entire group including Ellie and Tommy having the will power and stamina to stick with the hunt is truly devotion for the hunt in your and their part. Thanks again for the memories”.
Steve -Texas

“Thanks for a great safari. The best so far. I am already dreaming of my next one. I’ll have to start a new list, being that I now have everything on the old one. I’ll be telling the story about the Cape Buff hunt forever! Thanks for a great 3rd Safari, till the next safari. Cheers”.
Doug – California

“I would like to thank you for introducing me to Africa. I had a very good time and had none of the troubles you hear about on a ‘first time safari’. I will never forget my 60” Kudu. Thank you for the memories, see you in 2004”.
Lenn – California

“Thank you for a wonderful time! Hunting was great and the company was the best. Sylvia, congratulations on becoming one of the famous Leopard Sisters. Thank you for the wonderful memories. See you soon. Best regards”.
Gary- Indiana

“As liaison officer, on behalf of Martin, Abraham, Tito and myself, I want to thank you very much for a wonderful and enjoyable 5th Safari. We all love the Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and new species we took and now look forward to August next year”.
Abelardo Sotelo  -Arizona

“I enjoyed my trip with you both very much. The food, lodging & facilities were all that could be expected and your hospitality was terrific. We had lots of laughs and I will remember you both fondly for a long time. The hunting was thrilling, the stalks and advice let me get closer to make some good shots, especially Matthews help on the Eland which was most satisfying. Warm Regards”.
Dan – Arizona

“Thank you for a great Safari! It was another Trowbridge Adventure, 13 animals including a monster 43” Cape Buffalo. I could not ask for a better first Safari. Two Buffalo dead 50 yards apart. Thanks for the great memories, see you soon”.
Rob – California