Bow-Hunting Outfitters in South Africa
Plains Game Bow-Hunting Safaris in Limpopo
We cater to all bow hunters, whether you shoot traditional bows or prefer to hunt with a compound bow or crossbow. The Matlabas Bushveldt region in the Limpopo Province offers some of the most spectacular bow hunting opportunities. Most of the hunting is done from blinds and tree-stands and shot distances at the various stands vary from 10 yards to 30 yards. So whether you are a novice or an expert, traditional shooter or modern bow hunter, we will get you on your dream trophy animals.
Most of the blinds are very spacious inside and can comfortably accommodate 3 people with space to move around in. The elevated blinds are furnished with carpeting to keep it quiet for when you have to make that shot count. We will provide you with a packed lunch and drinks for you and your professional guide while you spend time hunting from the blinds. Alternatively lunch can be had at the lodge at your discretion.
Other methods of hunting include spot-and-stalk hunting. Although the success rate of this type of hunting is much lower than hunting from the stands, it is a real adrenaline rush for those who are up for the challenge. Quiet shoes, good camouflage and plenty of perseverance and patience is vital in getting to within shooting range on foot.
Free-Range, Fair Chase Hunting Safaris in Limpopo, South Africa
The goal of Matlabas Game Hunters is to provide exceptional service and a top quality hunt at a competitive price. With all-round good trophy animals and our experienced guides, trackers and camp staff, it makes for a truly unforgettable African experience.
Matlabas Game Hunters is based on the Matlabas River in a malaria free part of Limpopo province, South Africa. This is one of South Africa’s premier bow hunting destinations, but we naturally also do rifle hunting.
Matlabas Game Hunters are committed to ethical hunting practices and all hunts are undertaken within our own ethical framework, the essence of which is hunting within the spirit of fair chase, and ensuring a quick, clean kill.
Matlabas Game Hunters is committed to conservation and we strongly believe in “Conservation through sustainable utilization“. Our strict management policies keep game populations at healthy numbers and produces top-class trophy animals. We are strongly committed to ethical hunting and conservation through sustainable utilisation of our wildlife resources.
Rifle Hunting in South Africa
Spot and Stalk Plains Game Hunting Safaris
The Limpopo Province of South Africa is considered by many to be one of the greatest hunting grounds in the world, and one of the best destinations for rifle hunting in South Africa. The Matlabas Bushveld which lies at the heart of Limpopo hunting paradise offers many different species for hunters. Rifle hunters will be treated to plenty of sightings of game animals while they search for that special trophy. Our professional guides have a wealth of information on the different game animals that are to be hunted, as well as on the plant- and bird life of the region.
Hunting is conducted on foot (spot-and-stalk). Herds will be located by driving around the hunting area and spotting the animals. From there a stalk is initiated to get within shooting range. In some instances the guide will lead the hunter on a still hunt through an area where certain animals are known to congregate. We also make use of pop-up blinds on occasion, where we know certain animals move through a known area. Once the animal has been harvested, the animal will be loaded and brought back to the skinning shed where our expert skinning team will take care of your trophy.
Shot distances range from between 50 yards and 200 yards and shots are typically taken off of tri-pod shooting sticks.
Although many hunters prefer to bring their own rifles on safari, we do have a number of rifles available at a nominal fee. Please advise us well in advance if you would prefer to bring your own hunting rifle, as you will need to complete the SAP520 form (which you can download here). We will also supply any additional paperwork that would be needed for the temporary import of your rifle. There is also a number of services available to obtain the import permits ahead of time to minimize time at the airport on arrival.
South Africa Hunting Prices 2021
- Blesbok $475
- Blue Wildebeest $1 250
- Buffalo Price On Request
- Nyala $2 650
- Red Hartebeest $1 250
- Roan Price On Request
- Sable Price On Request
- Steenbok $400
- Tsessebe Price On Request
- Warthog $400
- Waterbuck $2 100
- Plains Zebra $1 300
Category: D, T
- Bushbuck $1 350
- Bushpig $450
Category: C, N
- Civet $1 200
- Duiker $400
- Eland $2 400
- Gemsbok/Oryx $1 250
- Giraffe $3 500
- Kudu $2 300
- Vervet Monkey $150
- D – Dangerous game.
- C – Requires additional CITES permits. We need at least 8 weeks notice prior to the start of your hunt to obtain the necessary permits.
- T – Thick Skinned Game. These animals require a specialized archery setup to hunt succesfully. Please contact us to discuss your equipment requirements.
- N – Night Hunting. These animals are typically nocturnal and requires hunting at night.
- Hunters (1×1) $375 per day
- Hunters (2×1) $300 per day
- Hunters (Dangerous Game) $300 per day
- Non-hunters $195 per day
South Africa Luxury Hunting Safari Lodges
Matlabas Game Lodge is a fully equipped, luxury lodge situated within the Matlabas Game Ranch and hidden away in lush bushveldt near the Matlabas River in malaria free country.
The lodge is located to give easy access to the hunting areas, and found in typical Bushveldt country: game rich and abundant in animal and birdlife, covered with typical Bushveldt trees like Camelthorn, Knobthorn, Red Bushwillow, Leadwood and many others. Some of the regular visitors to the lodge include Nyalas and warthogs, which are always a pleasure to watch.
Luxury, 5-Star Hunting Camp
We understand that our guests travel from far and wide and we take the utmost care to ensure that your stay with us is both memorable and comfortable. Time spent at the lodge is all about peace and tranquility, clean fresh air and skies with the brightest stars you have probably seen. Attention to detail and personal service to our guests is of utmost importance to us and camp staff will gladly take care of all your needs and requirements.
Food and amenities
We serve only the very best, mouth-watering South African Bushveldt cuisine, while also taking care of any specific dietary requirements. We are fully equipped and offer easy access to 220V electricity, Wi-Fi Internet, a sparkling swimming pool, daily cleaning and laundry services. Towels and basic toiletries are also provided. For long stay activities, self catering options are also available.