Overview of South Africa Hunting Safari - South Central
To sum up this South Africa luxury hunting safari lodge company: Several diverse properties totaling over 200,000 acres, a number of luxury South Africa hunting safari lodges, exclusive use for your group, and fantastic trophy-quality hunting. Each of these South Africa hunting safari lodges is unique, but all are luxury lodges. You will be the only group at the lodges you stay at whether you are traveling alone or have a group of 12.
No two safari are alike as each safari is customized to fit your unique interests. The people make the difference! They go above and beyond to cater to your interests and even while on safari they are looking for ways to adjust and make sure your safari is unique and customized to suit your interests.
For instance, on a 9 day safari, you will likely visit 3 different safari properties each with unique terrains. If there are key species that you are looking to collect, the properties you hunt will be selected based on the best opportunity to harvest those animals.
The Coastal Property: The 10,000-acre coastal property is filled with beach vegetation and vistas for a fantastic South Africa hunting experience. Magnificent ocean views are one of the most noteworthy features of this stunning ranch, located near Port Alfred. Your hunting experience along South Africa’s coast will be unlike any other. One moment you will be stalking a trophy-sized animal and the next you will be overlooking the ocean. The five-star lodge also has glorious beachfront views.
Bush, Karoo and Mountain Property: Since each safari is built to cater to your interests, the safari properties selected will depend on your interest and the time you have allotted for your safari. A variety of large hunting areas are utilized and the sum of these is over 200,000 acres.
The Mountain Property: Finally, the 40,000-acre property offers the largest man-made lake in South Africa and gorgeous plateaus. The family who owns and operates the safari company uses this property as their home. Stay in luxury chateaus or the new 4-bedroom luxury South Africa hunting lodge and end each day at the Boma. During a 10-day safari, you will see a diverse selection of plains game as well as Cape Buffalo. You can also visit the local school which this safari family started several years ago.
The mountain property boasts the largest man made lake in South Africa. They have caught fish as large as 13 pounds in this lake! Fly and spin fishing are available from the bank. Amazing Rainbow trout fishing available.
Deep sea fishing can also be arranged from the beach property.
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. This means that 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.
You will enjoy a great variety of hunting land. The number of days you have on safari will determine the number of properties at which you will stay. Each is exclusive to the group in camp. The properties are large and do not have interior fences.
Excellent trophy animals are found on each property.
Trophy species found in these areas:
• Barbary Sheep
• Bat Eared Fox
• Blesbuck, Silver
• Blesbuck, White,
• Blesbuck, Yellow
• Bushbuck, Cape
• Cape Buffalo
• Duiker, Grey
• Duiker, Blue
• Fallow Deer
• Fallow Deer, White
• Gemsbuck, Golden
• Impala, Black
• Kudu, Cape
• Kudu, Greater
• Lynx (caracal)
• Red Hartebeest
• Red Lechwe
• Reedbuck, Mountain
• Rhino, White
• Roan Antelope
• Spotted Genet
• Springbuck, Black
• Springbuck, Common
• Springbuck, Copper
• Springbuck, White
• Vaal Rhebuck
• Vervet Monkey
• Wildcat, African
• Wildebeest, Black
• Wildebeest, Blue
• Wildebeest, Golden
• Zebra, Burchells
• Zebra, Mountain
Mountain Property – 40,000 privately owned acres:
The Winterberg mountain range along the Swartkei river ranges from 4000 to 6000 feet, the terrain varies from rugged deep gorges and cliffs to flat open plains offering breathtaking sunsets and sunrises. During winter, cold conditions can be expected with snow on the high mountains.
One of the owners has his private family residence on this property. Your meals will be in the owners’ home family style with a roaring fire and plenty of friendly Jack Russell Terriers to greet you each day. A lovely chalet with two private suites for guests is only steps away from the family home for guests. Also, you will find two private en-suite rooms behind the main house for overflow guests and pilots. The family is warm and welcoming, you will feel as if you have known them all your life!
Also on this mountainous property, you will find the largest man-made lake in South Africa! Take a morning or afternoon or middle of the day and spin or fly fish from the bank for rainbow trout. Some as large a 13 pounds have been caught in this lake.
Thirty minutes from this property is where you can visit the school that the family started some years ago for underprivileged children in the area along with privileged children. It is a Christian based school with an amazing story sure to change your life even on a short visit.
Superior hospitality and superlative cuisine are the hallmarks of this luxury ranch-style lodge, with sumptuous accommodation including en-suite bathrooms and fireplaces for chilly winter evenings and under- floor heating. The surrounds are similarly spectacular: the foothills of the Winterberg Mountains and the Swartkei River create a dramatic backdrop to the lodge.
Beach Property: 6-10,000 acres
Take advantage of breathtaking views overlooking the Indian Ocean from your private beach house. This lovely beach house has four private bedrooms with private baths, a plunge pool, fireplace, comfortable sitting area, wrap around dining and more.
Bush, Mountain and Karoo areas: 200,000 acres
Your hosts have the use of three other amazing properties, each with it’s own unique terrain. On an 8 night or more safari, you will likely visit one of these amazing 20 – 150, 000 acre areas teaming with game.
Taste of Africa
Dining at these lodges is an authentic culinary experience. Dining area options are different at each lodge but can include an outdoor boma with a fully stocked bar, African-inspired lapa, deck over the Seacow River, or the owner’s home with a cozy dining room and prominent fireplaces.
Meals include free-range steak, some of the best Karoo lamb, fresh locally produced vegetables, game hunted on safari, and a wide range of traditional, hearty South Africa meals.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
Itineraries vary in length but the best plan is to have 7 – 14 days on safari.
You can expect the following when we design your African safari: we will listen to your vision for your African hunting safari experience. We then begin designing your safari with lodge and destination selection, activity selection, flights, meet & greet services, travel insurance, clothing & equipment list, a countdown to Africa (this assists you with detail preparation leading up to trip time), detailed pricing with all included/not included items, and more.
As full-service African hunting safari specialists, we have visited over 110+ safari lodges in Africa over the last 30 years. We have selected only a handful of those who have met our strenuous criteria. A combination of 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.
Travel Details & Location
There are several options for travel all beginning with your arrival in Johannesburg.
Option 1: We have charter planes that can take you directly to the properties or nearby
Option 2: Fly from Johannesburg to either Port Elizabeth, East London or Bloemfontein where you will be greeted by your lodge host and transfer by road to the hunting property which will be a 2 hour scenic drive.
Mountain Camp Activities:
- View ancient rock art – swim in the lake
- Visit the school supported and founded outfitter – ithemba4hope.org usually en route
- Visit the town of Tarkastaad and the local, quaint coffee shop: The Story
- Photo safari game drives on the property
- Join in with everyday life like rugby games and other sports as available
- Visit Thobelani Crafts store (local crafts made by local people – including pit fired clay items)
- Hiking with guide
- Fishing in the largest privately-owned trophy rainbow trout lake
- Bird Hunting for Francolin, guinea, dove, and duck. 12 and 20 ga shotguns are available. May through August. Can have dogs brought in for an additional expense of about $150 per day. The South Africa field trials are held on this property.
#3: Coastal Camp Activities:
- River cruises and sundowners with the possibility of seeing some animals. Cost: P.O.R. – ask about various options
- Beach walks
- Game drives
- Canoeing on the river
- Hiking with a guide – various levels depending on your fitness level
- Horse riding on the beach. Cost: P.O.R. (10 years and older)
- Rock and Surf Fishing. Cost: P.O.R. – ask about options (Guide available with advance notice)
- Deep-sea fishing. From half-day to full-day trips – Deep sea* fish species: Cob, Geelbek, Red Roman, Soldier, Mussel Cracker. This must be booked before your safari.
- Shopping in Port Alfred
- Visit South Seas Mohair and Craft Shop
- Spa (massages, pedicures) – cost for own account
- Enjoy a seafood dinner at a local restaurant on the beach
- Plunge pool
- Golf at two nearby golf courses
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.
Internet & Communications
Wifi and cell services are available.
Should you be interested, there are amazing opportunities to give back to the surrounding community. Visit and aid the local private school for underprivileged and privileged children in the area which was started by this outfitter and his family several years ago. This school includes both sponsored and privileged children who are taught by local members of the community. This is a fantastic opportunity to give back and and experience the amazing community while on safari. Whether you visit for a few hours or participate in their schooling for a few days, be prepared: you may think you are going to help them but you may just find that you are the one that is changed forever.
Trophy Hunting One on One: $590 per night per hunter
Trophy Hunting Two on One: $500 per night per hunter
Observers: $290 per night per observer
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
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!”