Overview of South Africa Hunting Safari - South Central
To sum up this South Africa luxury hunting safari lodge company: three diverse properties totaling over 200,000 acres, five 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. You have the option to move from property to property or stay at one for the duration of your safari.
The Karoo Property: This 125,000+ continuous acre property has no internal fences. This property is one of the largest privately-owned South African hunting properties. This land is characterized by vast Serengeti-like plains interspersed with rocky outcrops, rivers, and majestic mountains. The two lodges located on this property are each luxurious and unique. Hunting for plains game and Cape Buffalo here is without comparison in Southern Africa. Today this is one of the largest privately-owned single unit game ranches in South Africa.
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 on the Puti
River between Port Alfred and East London. 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.
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.
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 natural and there is no farming on the properties.
Excellent trophy animals are found on each property. Free State dove hunts are offered in April and May.
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
View this video to see some of the game on these properties: Best of Eastern Cape Animals
The pristine coastal environment of this lodge makes it a memorable setting for sunsets or horse rides along the beach, the perfect end to a great day’s hunt.
Expect well-appointed accommodations, complete with 3 luxury rooms with en-suite bathrooms, incredible views, and under-floor heating. With a large tv, two living areas, and a sunken bar, your group will have plenty of time together to recount your day’s hunt.
Fresh seafood and gourmet country cooking are part of the experience. Wi-Fi is available.
Karoo Camp Lodges:
Relax and enjoy the luxury of any of the two luxurious 5-star lodges. The main lodge offers 16 en-suite bedrooms, bathrooms with underfloor heating, shower & bathtub, private patios, lounge & dining areas, lapas, a swimming pool, and a fully equipped gym (including treadmills, exercise bikes, free weights, benches, and a variety of other training machines).
The smaller, more intimate lodge has 4 beautifully designed en-suite bedrooms, a lounge & dining area, and a lapa. This lodge is strategically placed with spectacular views of the Vanderkloof dam.
At each camp, they emphasize exclusivity with a personal touch. Friendly, well-trained staff with a reputation for service excellence will ensure that your every need is catered for.
The original family home of the two brothers that own this outfitting company. Set at the base of the beautiful hills, you will find two luxury suites and a brand new, 4-bedroom lodge.
This new lodge has a fully stocked kitchen, bar, and a central lounge area where you will have a fire and tv. This lodge is well done but feels like home. You will be able to make yourself comfortable, which is exactly what they want you to do. You will enjoy relaxing here in the evening before heading to one of the two Bomas for a fire and appetizers.
For larger groups, the main house may lodge some guests.
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
The itinerary is completely up to you. You are the one in charge.
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 90+ 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 with private landing strips.
Option 2: Fly from Johannesburg to either Port Elizabeth or Bloemfontein where you will be greeted by your lodge host and transfer by road to the hunting property which will be a 2 – 3 hour scenic drive.
#1: Karoo Camp Activities:
- Game drives
- Bush meals
- Hiking with guide
- Spa Treatments – massages, pedicures, and manicures (for own account)
- Fully equipped gym
- Wine tasting. Cost: P.O.R. – at the lodge –
- Photography course: P.O.R – published photography
- Swimming pool
- View ancient rock art
- Bushman art
- Clay shooting
- Possible dove hunting as an activity
- Horseback riding (12 years and older and must have some riding experience)
#2: 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
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.
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!”