South Africa

South Africa is an excellent choice for a starter safari or for the veteran finishing his Big 5 with a Rhino and is the most popular safari hunting destination in Africa. With its ease of travel, well-developed infrastructure, luxury safari camps and wide variety of hunting options it is an ideal destination for everyone, including the family. In addition to the variety of plains game species available to hunt, there are also prime options for Dangerous Game under fair chase conditions. South Africa has the largest variety of game species in the entire world.

It is easy to see why South Africa hosts more international hunters than anywhere else in the world. The country is composed of nine different provinces, each having its own unique features and habitats. When planning a hunt to South Africa it is critical you use the services of Adventure Unlimited to help you find the best safari that will suit your exact requests. We will custom tailor a safari for you that can combine hunts in different regions, help you with side tours like photographic trips into the Kruger National Park or a stay in Cape Town, or even plan a romantic trip on one of the nostalgic trains that traverse the South African countryside.

We strictly abide by fair chase and free-ranging standards. Our Dangerous Game hunting safaris are on concessions, reserves and even within the boundaries of some of the national parks. All hunting is conducted under ethical guidelines provided by numerous worldwide hunting organizations and the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa.

Hunting Season

Year round hunting is permitted in South Africa.

Hunting Areas

There are nine different provinces in South Africa- Western Cape, Eastern Cape, North Cape, Free Stat, KwaZulu Natal, Northwest Province, Gauteng, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga. Each province offers various hunting opportunities for different species. The game hunting reserves will range in size from just a few thousand acres up to 120,000 acres. Most of our clients are accommodated on a select few of the prime game reserves in South Africa which are over 70,000 acres. 95% of the hunters going to South Africa end up hunting on small preserves that offer limited trophies and hunting areas- to hunt several species usually requires hunters with these types of operations to spend time traveling in the car from one hunting ranch to the next and valuable time is lost, not to mention the part of the nostalgia of hunting in Africa. Our clients on the other hand hunt the largest private reserves in South Africa, where all the species occur on the same property where your safari camp is located. When you wake up in the morning on one of our hunting safaris you begin hunting immediately as you pull out of camp.

Safari Camps

South Africa boasts the largest variety of safari camps available in Africa. You can find traditional tent-style safari camps as well as the full blown super luxury lodges complete with

Hunting Methods

The safari hunting in South Africa principally oriented on tracking and stalking of the game. Vehicles are used to cover the huge reserves, but once game or game sign is seen, hunts progress on foot.

History and Description

After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjugation of the native inhabitants. The Boers resisted British encroachments but were defeated in the Boer War (1899-1902). The resulting Union of South Africa operated under a policy of apartheid – the separate development of the races. The 1990s brought an end to apartheid politically and ushered in black majority rule.

Location:Southern Africa, at the southern tip of the continent of Africa
Area:1,219,912 sq km, slightly less than twice the size of Texas
Border Countries:Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe
Climate:Mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights
Terrain:ast interior plateau rimmed by rugged hills and narrow coastal plain