Welcome to East Cape Bushveld Hunting
Hunt the Great Karoo, Valley Bushveld and the Assegai Conservancy in South Africa
East Cape Bushveld Hunting is a partnered outfit facility with over 20 years of combined hunting experience. We are the first generation of this hunting outfitting and based in the malaria free Eastern Cape in the heart of the Valley bushveld.
Our partnership is based on a shared approach and philosophy of ethical fair chase hunting and sensible game management. We are both qualified and licensed Professional Hunters and are diploma holders in Game Farm Management from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. We have combined our passion for hunting and the outdoor life in a business that offers ‘the great African hunting experience’ that our clients will never forget. Great relationships take priority at ECBHunting. Our staff and we are like family and will make your experience with us the reality of your African safari dreams. Join us for your first or tenth African Safari.
On our twelve different concessions, totaling more than 30,000 hectares (76,000 acres) and growing rapidly, contain a wide range of game species and trophy animals. The several concessions allow us to match the various types of terrain (bio types), habitat, and vegetation to the animals and the needs of our clients. The very dense Valley Bushveld is where the great Kudu (Grey Ghost) roam, the secretive Bushbuck prefers to stay along his stream bed, and blesbuck and zebra gather in more open areas. Each area has a mixture of terrains to offer an abundance of game animals. ECBHunting takes you to see other different but nearby regions of the Eastern Cape Province on your search for the best quality trophy animals.
Our base camp is situated an exciting game viewing two hour drive on modern highways from the airport in Port Elizabeth (where we meet and pick you up). There are game parks and reserves like the famous Shamwari Private Game Reserve along the drive so you will see plenty of game even before arrival. Our clients see more wild animals on their way to our base camp than in any Zoo. The base camp lodging is comfortable safari style indoor accommodations but more rustic camping is available when the client prefers. There are alternate activities on Sunday as we do not hunt on the Lord’s Day.
ECBHunting is not restricted to any hunting season, but best results are obtained from February through November. The Eastern Cape offers some great conditions for hunting during these months, as well as, remarkable tourist attractions. This is great for Sunday activities and for any non-hunting company. Remember our seasons are opposite those in the northern hemisphere. Join us for warn sunny weather during your long dark months, returning tanned and rested.
Canariesfontein in the Heart of Karoo
This unique ranch with a rich history in the heart of the Karoo.
Currently owned by Louis and Aldone Müller, Canariesfontein has wildlife and birdlife in abundance. The natural bushman paintings and rock formations is evidence that this area was farmed hundreds of years ago by both the KhoiSan and the very first Voortrekkers.
The house has been refurnished to accommodate hunters and will certainly give you the “homely” feeling. In addition, one of the outbuildings has been upgraded and is now used as the ‘braai’ area. This is where food can be prepared on open fires while hunters share their experiences from the past day’s hunting activities
Canariesfontein, as well as numerous other neighboring farms, includes large mountains and rocky hills and is therefore a 4×4 enthusiast’s paradise. The fantastic views and quietness also makes it a great place for mountain bikers and hikers.
If you love the outdoors and are looking for the ultimate Karoo hunting experience, Canariesfontein will blow your mind and leave you breathless for months to come!
Farm House – Private Hunting Ranch in South Africa
This property has been in outfitter and professional hunter Nico Els’s family for more than a century. It offers a real authentic farm style experience. Situated next to the Koonap river, a mere two-and-a-half-hours drive from the nearest airport, the farm house is unique and will give you a true country style feeling.
The valleys are filled with kudu and there are plenty bushbuck down in the river beds. Some of the more challenging animal species like mountain reedbuck, baboon, duiker and steenbuck also occur here. But this area can provide you with much more than just hunting. These areas are fantastic for bird watching and hiking and with the river running through the middle of this landscape, even fishing can be a great sport.
In the evenings, guests can enjoy a real South African campfire under the stars while our catering staff prepare a top class three course meal. Around the fire, stories are told, stories that will make you laugh and to be remembered for years to come.
If you are looking for an authentic hunting area that will make you come back every year, the farm house will make you feel at home.
Kikuyu Lodge in the Assegai Conservancy
Situated in the middle of the 140,000 acre Assegai conservancy, not more than an hour -and-a-half’s drive from Port Elizabeth airport, this 4 star lodge will take your breath away! From dense coastline forest to open plains, you will find everything from blue duiker to buffalo and more than 20 huntable species and birdlife in abundance!
This lodge overlooks the Bushman’s River with a breathtaking view. When you visit this area, you definitely come for more than just hunting. You come for a holiday in Africa! Here we can offer anything from hunting, Big 5 game drives, elephant interaction, deep sea fishing and sightseeing around the historical Settler’s City: Grahamstown. All of this within a one hour drive from the main lodge. Bring your family and join us for an unforgettable vacation at Kikuyu Lodge and Assegai Conservancy!
Hunters Camp in the Valley Bushveld
A truly African experience created by an ‘eco-friendly’ hunting camp/lodge, situated on one of our pristine hunting concessions in the heart of the Eastern Cape. Surrounded by the Indigenous Biome know as the Valley Bushveld, is filled with unique animals such as the East Cape Kudu and Bushbuck. This Hunting camp creates exhilarating atmospheres for the extreme hunter and the whole family.
With only a two-and-half hour drive from the nearest airport, you can expect an entertaining and relaxing drive with magnificent scenery along the road.
The camp was created to host up to 18 Guests with single and double rooms. It has a great dining area consisting of a large dining table, a bar and a sunroom with a fireplace where guests can relax with a drink in hand while sharing the day’s hunting adventures. The area is known for creating great atmospheres for the hunters, hosts and professional hunters to get to know each other and just mingle and relax. Planning of the next day’s hunting is part of the evening discussions and creates an exciting anticipation among the hunters
The Camp is solely reliant on natural sources of energy. 12V Power is created by solar panels and the power is stored in large batteries. Water is generated from a bore-hole and drinking water comes from rain water that is stored in eco-tanks. After a long day’s hunting, one can look forward to a warm shower created by an authentic geyser system also known as a ‘donkey’.
If you are looking to get away from the city life and towards minimal contact with the outside world, this camp will definitely exceed your expectation.
Safari Hunting Prices
Species Price in Dollar $ Price in Euro €
- Baboon 300 290
- Black Backed Jackal 300 290
- Blesbuck 490 430
- Bushbuck 820 800
- Bushpig 810 720o
- Buffalo POR POR
- Common Duiker 300 290
- Comman Reebuck 1600 1500
- Eland 2450 2400
- Gemsbuck/Oryx 1300 1250
- Giraffe POR POR
- Grysbok POR POR
- Impala 490 430
- Kudu 1300 1250
- Red Hartebeest 1100 960
- Lynx 950 900
- Mountain Reedbuck 500 490
- Nyala 2450 2400
- Oribi POR POR
- Red Hartebeest 1150 1100
- Red Lechwe 2450 2400
- Sable POR POR
- Springbuck Common 390 350
- Steenbuck 300 290
- Warthog 490 430
- Waterbuck 2450 2400
- Wildebeest Black 1300 1250
- Wildebeest Blue 1300 1250
- Zebra 1300 1250
The following species are available to hunt on client request:
- Blue Duiker
- Fallow Deer
- Grey Rhebuck
- White Blesbuck
- Springbuck Black
- Springbuck Copper
- Springbuck White