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South Africa Luxury Hunting Safaris

Affordable Hunting Prices and Packages for Rifle and Bowhunting Safaris for Dangerous Game, Plains Game and Wingshooting Trips in South Africa

Royal Karoo Hunting Safaris is situated in the mountainous Eastern Cape where the Great Karoo meets Valley Bushveld. This means that the region is rated as the best African Hunting spot for Kudu in South Africa and a world-class Bow Hunting destination. Hunting is available the entire year, but the most popular time is mid-March to end-September due to the moderate temperatures. At Royal Karoo Safaris, we offer you a variety of hunting options:

Bowhunting Safaris in South Africa, Eastern Cape

Africa Archery Hunting Trips and Outfitters

Six blinds have been built in strategic positions – taking the terrain, natural animal pathways and the sun into account. Water points have been purpose-built to have the target animals stand side-on when drinking water – all to facilitate the hunt for the dedicated bow hunter. The blinds themselves have been sunk 1 meter below ground level, are 3×3.5 metres big and sound-proofed. A long bench with extra padding and carpets add some comfort while waiting for prey. These comfortable, purpose-built bow blinds have resulted in a very high success rate, creating an opportunity for hunters of all skill levels. This facility gives Royal Karoo a world-class edge amongst the bow hunting fraternity.

Compound, traditional, re-curve and crossbows can all be used and although no regulation regarding draw weight exists it is recommended that for small game a bow of 40# with an arrow weight of at least 400 grains, for large plains game, a bow of 70# with an arrow weight of 500 grains and at least 80# for dangerous game such as buffalo.

South Africa Spot and Stalk Hunting Safaris

Whether through the thick valley bushveld, open savannah, or thickets of thorn trees, Spot and stalk on African game can be tough, but it’s the challenge that makes the experience worthwhile

Our positioning within the Eastern Cape of South Africa allows for a variety of exciting hunting, with different vegetation requiring different tactics and each presenting its own challenges.

Most of our hunting is undertaken using the ‘walk-and-stalk’, ‘spot-and-stalk’, ‘stand’ or ‘still’ method and our hunts are Fair Chase. Shots vary between 100-300 yards and we urge you to practice shooting from the long bipod shooting sticks that are commonly used here.

While the thick valley bush veld may provide ample cover, the slopes are often rocky and dry bush makes for a “loud floor”. To get within shooting distance of our elusive Grey Ghost (Kudu) will require skill, patience and persistence. Stalking Springbuck through our open savannah, on the other hand, will require the tactical prowess of Hannibal and perhaps a little luck. If one were to walk the thorn tree thickets in pursuit of the hard-bossed buffalo bull, that is often referred to as the “Black death”, steadiness of hand and sharp senses would be of top priority.

Our hunters leave the lodge on Land Cruisers and drive to the area that was selected the night before as the most likely to bring success for the specie being pursued. Once arriving at the valley or mountain range that will be hunted, or upon spotting the target animal in a position that makes a hunt viable, the hunters will disembark the vehicle and pursue on foot. While we do our utmost to accommodate our hunters with regards to their ability and fitness levels, to have the best opportunities at the trophy of your choice we recommend that our hunters arrive fit and prepared to put in the work.

When hunting with a rifle, camouflage is less important as shots are taken from distances of around 80-200 meters and the animal relies more on movement than colours to spot potential predators. When stalking on bow however, every advantage needs to be harnessed and so camouflage and scent blockers wouldn’t go to waste.

Black Powder Hunting Safaris in South Africa

Affordable Fair Chase Muzzleloader hunts for Plains Game and Dangerous Game

Royal Karoo Safaris is committed to meet every challenge posed by their discerning clients – and as such offers to meet the need of the traditionalist wanting the challenge to stalk their trophy of choice to within striking distance of an original, or a copy of an original black powder gun. The handcrafted lead projectile needs to be launched from close quarters – and together with the skill of the local guides and the unique terrain and vegetation, the Royal Karoo hunting grounds allow for exciting opportunities, whether it is an ancient #8 bore double built originally for the elephants of India, or a modern day .470 from loaded with black powder and a projectile rammed home – Royal Karoo Hunting Safaris will provide exciting moments.

South Africa Wing-Shooting Trips

Hunt for Grey Wing Partridge, Rocky Pigeons, Guinea Fowl, Ducks and Geese in Eastern Cape, South Africa

Experience some of South Africa’s incredible wing shooting options and join us on an air charter tour of the country – from the open landscapes of the Kalahari where we will wait for the sand grouse at the watering holes during the morning, the discipline of the pointers showing Grey Wing Partridge on the grassy Karoo Highlands, Ducks and Geese alongside the waterways of the coastal pasture farms. The Savannah/ Thornveld areas for Guinea Fowl or the High energy shoulder numbing volumes of Rocky Pigeons as they descend into the sunflower fields – the varied options make for an exciting wing shooting tour of South Africa.

The pigeons are a great “add-on” trip to a trophy hunt at Royal Karoo – two days away from the Lodge in the sunflower fields will see you pull off between 500 and 1500 shells per day!!

Big Five Dangerous Game Hunts in South Africa

South Africa Cape Buffao, Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Rhino Hunting Safaris

The Cape buffalo is considered the ultimate trophy in your Plains game package. Hunting for them in our broken scrub vegetation at close quarters is an adrenalin infused experience. The small groups of aggressive “Dagga boys” can be found anywhere on the preserve but they prefer the thornveld riverine systems. The Buffalo can be hunted with conventional big game calibers, or black powder guns or even by bow.

Africa Corporate Hunting Safari Trips

Large and Small Group Corporate Hunting Retreats in South Africa

We pride ourselves on being experienced, excellent hosts who are prepared to go the extra mile to accommodate your group. You can have complete peace of mind that the facilities, hunting areas, game availability, professional staff and value for money are assured. Any hunt with us is an experience that will leave a lasting impression.

Luxury, 4-Star Hunting Lodge in South Africa

Set in the Karoo plain’s valley bushveld and surrounded by breath-taking mountains, the recently-renovated homestead and newly-built cottages offer luxurious high quality accommodation. The Victorian-style architecture with a wide-open living area is designed to help you relax and enjoy Africa. The spacious rooms have been luxuriously appointed and all the rooms have large en-suite bathrooms with a choice between King or twin. Our friendly, well-trained staff are on duty to enhance your experience and our fabulous cuisine champions the harvested venison and incorporates locally-sourced organic produce.

South Africa Hunting Packages

Choose from one of our popular, affordable hunting packages or we can custom-tailor a bespoke hunting trip just for you.

Our various competitive hunting packages offer luxurious accommodation, set within 25,000 acres of malaria-free Fair Chase African Hunting preserve. The Lodge is well-appointed for a very comfortable stay and is not your usual camping or bare-minimum accommodation.  Contact us today and book your hunting package with Royal Karoo Safaris.

Included in our all inclusive package is the following:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Sundowners and Table wine
  • Return transfers from Port Elizabeth to Royal Karoo
  • 1:1 Packages
  • 2:1 Packages

 

7 Day Bushveld Hunting Package

$ 7,400 All inclusive

Accommodation etc as listed above

  • 1 kudu
  • 1 impala
  • 1 nyala
  • 1 blue wildebeest
  • 1 springbuck

1:1 package

CA $ 9,675

BR £ 5,685

 

7 Day Ringhorn Hunting Package

$ 9,450 All inclusive

Accommodation etc as listed above

  • 1 red lechwe
  • 1 red hartebeest
  • 1 impala
  • 1 waterbuck
  • 1 gemsbuck

1:1 package

CA $ 12,350

BR £ 7,265

7 Day Girls Time Out Hunting Package

$ 7,450 All inclusive

Accommodation etc as listed above

  • 1 common springbuck
  • 1 black springbuck
  • 1 impala
  • 1 black wildebeest
  • 1 zebra
  • 1 gemsbuck

1:1 package

CA $ 9,700

BR £ 5,700

 

5 Day Springbuck Grand Slam Hunting Package

$ 4,550 All inclusive

Accommodation etc as listed above

  • 1 common springbuck
  • 1 black springbuck
  • 1 white springbuck
  • 1 copper springbuck

1:1 package

CA $ 5,800

BR £ 3,425

 

Huntable Species

  • Aardvark
  • Aardwolf
  • Baboon
  • Barbary Sheep
  • Bat Eared Fox
  • Buffalo – Cape
  • Blesbuck
  • Bontebok
  • Bushpig
  • Bushbuck
  • Cape Fox
  • Caracal
  • Duiker – Common
  • Duiker – Blue
  • Duiker – Red
  • Eland – Cape
  • Fallow Deer
  • Gemsbuck
  • Genet – Spotted
  • Giraffe
  • Grey Rhebuck
  • Grysbuck
  • Impala
  • Impala – Black
  • Hog deer
  • Jackal – Black Backed
  • Kudu – East Cape
  • Lechwe – Common S.A.
  • Monkey – Vervet
  • Nyala
  • Oribi
  • Ostrich
  • Red Hartebeest
  • Reedbuck – Cape Mountain
  • Reedbuck – Common

Roan

Sable

Scimitar Oryx

Springbuck – Common

Springbuck – Black

Springbuck – Copper

Springbuck – White

Steenbuck

Tsesebee

Warthog

Waterbuck

Wildebeest – Golden

Wildebeest – Black

Wildebeest – Blue

Zebra – Burchell’s

Zebra – Cape Mountain

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Additional Details

  • TYPES OF HUNTS:Cancellation Hunts, Cull/Meat Hunts, Free Range/Fair Chase Hunts, Over Dogs, Spot and Stalk Hunts, Trophy Hunts
  • HUNTING HARDWARE:Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleload, Archery/Bow
  • HUNTING LAND:Low Fence, Open Range, Private Lease
  • NUMBER OF ACRES:25,000
  • HUNTING ACCOMMODATIONS:Luxury, Safari, Hunting Lodge
  • MIGRATORY BIRDS:Migratory Birds, Dove, Duck, Geese, Pigeon
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  • UPLAND BIRDS:Upland Birds, Grouse, Guineafowl, Partridge
  • BLESBOK:Common
  • BONTEBOK:Bontebok
  • BUFFALO / BISON / MUSKOX / YAK:African Cape/Southern
  • BUSHBUCK:Cape
  • BIG CATS:African Leopard, African Black Mane Lion, Bat-eared fox, Caracal, Genet Cat, South African Lion
  • DAMALISCUS:Blesbok, Bontebok, Tsessbe
  • DANGEROUS GAME:African Elephant, Rhinoceros, Cape Buffalo, Leopard, Lion, Nile Crocodile
  • DUIKER:Blue, Common, Red-flanked
  • ELAND:Cape
  • HARTEBEEST:Red
  • IMPALAS:Black-faced, Common
  • KUDU:Cape, Eastern Cape
  • LECHWE:Common
  • NYALA:Common
  • ORYX / GEMSBOK:Addax, Scimitar-horned
  • PYGMY ANTELOPE:Common Oribi, Cape Grysbok, Steenbok/Steenbuck
  • REEDBUCKS & RHEBOK:Common, Southern Mountain
  • ROAN:Southern
  • SABLE:Common
  • SHEEP / RAMS:Aoudad/Barbary
  • SPRINGBUCK / SPRINGBOK:Black, Copper, South African
  • STEENBUCK:Steenbok
  • TSESSEBE:Tsessebe
  • WATERBUCK:Common
  • WILDEBEEST:Black, Blue
  • WILD BOAR / WILD HOGS:African WartHog
  • ZEBRA:Burchell's, Cape Mountain