We at Hunt-Nation are fortunate to work with several dozen superb African Safari Companies that cover most of that continent. We are particularly happy to be able to offer our clients this superb operation. IN all they have about a dozen concessions ranging all over South Africa, and into Zimbabwe as well. By covering such a vast area, you know you can count on taking virtually every specie found in South Africa! And you can hunt with them multiple times, knowing each trip will be different from the last in terrain, facilities and species But at the same time, you know you are in excellent hands and will receive superb service and wonderful hunting.
They have a full team of 7 Professional Hunters (PH’s) that are their regulars and that are most familiar with the operations and the concessions. All have been selected for their excellent abilities in the field, and for their ability to work well with clients.
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Because of the many concessions it is not possible to discuss every one here, but we can do some general descriptions. One area is the famed Limpopo region which borders Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It is an area of dense Acacia thorn tree bush, with rocky outcrops, moving into open Savannah, all set against the background of the Waterberg Mountains. It is often called “The North” and is an area of unspoiled wilderness and with excellent game. A second are is the so called North West Province. Here you are in the Kalahari deserts which changes as you move eastward to bushveld. It is relatively flat and dry and a wonderful area for Gemsbuck, estate Lions and much more. A third general area is the Free State, located in central South Africa. This area has some awesome scenery, especially near the majestic Maluti mountains. You can actually reach areas exceeding 10,000 feet here, with towering sandstone cliffs. Another area is Western Cape in far Southern South Africa in the Cape Town area. Here you find ocean coastline, a temperate climate, and with rocky mountains. It stretches into the famed Karoo area and it too has many unique species and is a wonderful place to hunt. Yet another area is the Eastern Cape with access thru Port Elizabeth. This is an area that reminds us much of our own eastern Wyoming, with big valley, long towering hills, farms and fields and a grand variety of game. Everyone of this concession has superb hunting lodges with en suite baths and toilets, superb food and excellent game hunting for varied species.
LIMPOPO LODGE FREE STATE LODGE
KWA ZUL NATAL LODGE WESTERN CAPE LODGE
Option one: Book one of their standard packages which includes your daily rate and all trophy fees and taxes. Extra animals can be added while there at the trophy fee prices. All food, lodging, guiding and trophy fees are included, as is daily laundry service. Food is generally superb. Touring can be arranged too.
Option two: Send us at Hunt-nation your wish list and we will give you a customized quote. Again game can be added or switched for similar value game.
Option three: Hunt ala carte. Pay the daily rate and shoot what tickles your fancy. You willpay as per the trophy fee list, plus 14% VAT.
TIPPING: About 10% is given to your PH; skinners about $20/animal (extra if they tracked the animal);staff about $10/$15 each cooks. Laundry, servers etc; and if you do two lodges then repeat to the second staff.
WEATHER: Being in the Southern Hemisphere, their season of the year are 6 months reversed from ours. So if you want to hunt fall or winter (best times)- then you go in May through August. May being akin to our 11th month of the year (Nov.). Frosts do happen but days are warm 50 to 80 degrees.
TRAVEL & GUNS: Normally you will fly into Johannesburg, often using South African Air. They meet and greet you. WE have a wonderful African Travel Agency that will be invaluable to you in planning flights etc. Importing guns is not hard, but it has some wrinkles, so please talk to us about that, and we will walk you through it. Or rent one of theirs and save the worries!
PRICING: If you do not wound or take an animal in your package 50% of the trophy fee will be credited.
Pkg #1: Custom safari- you tell us what you want and we quote you.
Pkg #2: 7 days all inclusive: one each of Zebra, Impala, Blue wildebeest and warthog $4350.
Pkg #3: 10 days all inclusive: one each of Kudu, Zebra, Impala, Blesbuck, and Gemsbuck or warthog. $6450.
Pkg #4: 10 days all inclusive: one each of Wildebeest, Impala, Gemsbuck, Blesbuck, Zebra and Warthog $5950.
Pkg #5: 7 days all inclusive: One Cape Buffalo $12,500.
Packages include the 14% VAT, the trophy fees, rooms and food and guiding, moderate liquor, pickup and return to Johannesburg, field prep of game.
Not included: Extra Animals or upgrades, dipping, packing and shipping of trophies, air fares and tips.
ALA CARTE: pay the Daily rate plus trophy fees and taxes:
1 ON 1 Guiding by PH: $400/day
2 on 1 Guiding by PH: $300/day
Observer unguided: $200/day
Observer Guided: $295/day
Arrival day: $150
Contact us and request Trophy Fee List
TOURING: There are many options here for touring, either for non hunters or for the entire party. Examples include photo safaris of 3 to 10 days; horseback tours; touring such as Victoria Falls; fishing; elephant rides; diamond mines; local shopping; animal parks; day drives and much more. Please inquire and we will put something together for you.
REFERENCES: We have a very long and extensive list of enthusiastic clients! Many have been two to 4 times; many plan to return; many have sent 6 to 12 friends- the list goes on and on. Short and sweet- YOU WILL BE HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL! Ask for some references if you wish.