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About hunting in Eastern Cape
The country’s second largest province lies between the Indian Ocean and the Drakensberg Mountains. The dry semi-arid desert interior is known as the Karoo which in complete contrast gives way to the densely wooded valley bushveld, like the Addo Elephant National Park. The coastline is dominated by beautiful evergreen coastline plains, with magnificent beaches and the spectacular forests of the Garden Route and Tsitsikamma National Park. Owing to this vast diversity of habitat it was once considered one of the county’s richest wildlife areas and severely over-hunted during colonial times. Much of the province’s former wildlife populations have been restored to their former glory days. Buffalo and an assortment of general plains game can be hunted in the Eastern Cape. This includes some of South Africa’s specials, like the Eastern Cape Kudu, a regionalised species, slightly smaller both in body and horn length to their Greater Kudu relatives. Two South African endemics occur in the area, namely the Grey Rhebuck, a mountain species often hunted in cold, windy and sometimes snowy conditions. These extremely weary animals, with their uncanny sixth sense are known for being the most challenging plains game hunt in the country. The other endemic species is the Cape Grysbok, a member of the “Tiny Ten”. Generally speaking, hunting with dogs in South Africa is illegal. However, the tiny Blue Duiker may be hunted with specially trained Jack Russell Terriers. These animals are flushed by the dogs and shot on the run with a shotgun. Caracal (Lynx), an acknowledged stock farming problem predatory animal may also be hunted with hound packs, an experience as exciting as a Mountain Lion hunt in the USA. Specialised bird hunting outfitters with pointing and retrieving dogs offer some of the best upland (Greywing Francolin) and waterfowl shoots in the country. Another unique hunt offered in this province is a Rhino Vita Dart Hunt. This is a non-lethal hunt conducted in conjunction with a veterinarian who is only permitted to tranquilize a Rhino for conservation, medical or management reasons. The client will then be able to dart the Rhino with a vitamin cocktail prior to the animal being completely immobilised and classified as a kill by SCI. Threatened or Protected Species (TOPS) and CITES permits are required for some species even with an exemption permit. All the necessary documentation details will be provided by your Outfitter. Learn more about South African hunting regulations here.
Eastern Cape Plains Game Safaris 1x1 South Africa
South Africa’s Eastern Cape offers the great advantage of Malaria-free hunting, and in addition the abundant variety of over 40 species of plains game, including eland, black wildebeest, blue wildebeest, blesbok, bontebok, springbuck, bushbuck, bushpig, caracal, common reedbuck and many more. We recommend a safari of 7 to 14 days, depending on which animals you are wanting to pursue. With a Big Five (dangerous game) hunt, a longer stay of 14 days is advisable. It is recommended that you contact PC Safaris and explain to us your vision for your hunt, and we will make the various options available to you for us to tailor a package to suit your needs. We know and love Africa and we look forward to the opportunity to share it with you. Yellow blesbuck, Crocodile, Red duiker, Genet, Leopard, Lion, White rhino price over request. Please choose the desired species from the trophy list and select between 7 to 14 days for your safari. Daily rates are charged per hunting day, and not per night in camp. The daily rate is based on 1 hunter 1 PH basis.
Trip duration: 7 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2020
African Plains Game Safari 1x1 '2020 South Africa
We offer packaged as well as custom made hunting safaris across the entire Southern and Western Africa, which includes countries such as South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. We offer fair chase hunting in both fenced and unfenced areas, depending on the hunter’s needs.
Trip duration: 5 - 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Apr 2020 31 Oct 2021
"A La Carte" Safari 1x1 South Africa
Different game requires different tactics, each day being different from the next. So, with this thought in mind, we take each day as it comes. Some clients are fitter than others and prefer to walk more, some prefer to rest up in the comforts of our well equipped air conditioned 4x4 vehicles. Usually, plains game is hunted with the aid of our 4x4 vehicles. The game is spotted and stalked on foot from that point.
Trip duration: 5 - 14 days
Hunting season: 1 Feb 2021 30 Nov 2021
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