Buffalo Experience

South Africa

The province Limpopo belonged until 1994 to the province Transvaal and lies in the extreme northeast of South Africa. The province is bordered by neighboring states Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. In the east of the province lies the northern Kruger National Park, to the west rises the fascinating Waterberg and to the far north is the World Heritage Site Mapungubwe. 

The Kruger is the largest and probably the most well-known national park of South Africa. The park has all the wildlife of Southern Africa. Mapungubwe (meaning jackal‘s mountain) is one of the richest archaeological sites in Africa, located on the banks of the Limpopo River in the new Mapungubwe National Park. Researchers believe that this is the first capital of the former kingdom of Great Zimbabwe. The eponymous Limpopo River marks the border with Zimbabwe. Limpopo is relatively sparsely populated. On a surface of approximately 120.000 square kilometers (one third of the surface of Germany) live well over 5 million inhabitants. The climate is subtropical, summers are hot and humid, winters mild. The province is rich in mineral resources and mainly produces platinum and copper in the Phalaborwa region. The agricultural use of the province focuses on extensive livestock farming (cattle). From the relatively humid Letaba district come tropical fruits, especially mangos, litchis, avocados, bananas and papayas. You will also find here extensive tea plantations.  

Limpopo is „prime game country“. Not only does the entire northern part of the Kruger National Park belong to the province. Also in the Waterberg region there are several excellent game reserves with the „Big 5“. This region is also malaria free and is therefore preferred by many visitors.

 

The hunt

After a quick breakfast, we start early in the morning with the first hunt together with the professional hunter and the tracker. First, the site is observed over a large area. Comes game in sight is stalked by taking advantage of any cover and the wind.

After another late breakfast or lunch in the afternoon we go back to stalking. End the evening with a delicious dinner on the veranda or by the fire in the lodge.

Information about the hunting area

The Cape Buffalo is one of the most coveted big game trophies in Southern Africa, and that‘s exactly what our partner Buffalo Legends specializes in. For years, some of South Africa‘s strongest buffaloes have been shot here. Numerous well-known big game hunters have already hunted here and were infected by the buffalo fever. Tall grown bulls can reach a shoulder height of 1.70 meters, a length of 3.4 meters and a weight of 1,000 kg. The aim of the local buffalo safaris is to harvest an old, mature buffalo bull with a pronounced boss, long, deeply curved horns and a spread of 40 inches and more.

 

Depending on the season, the hunter must either shoot the bull out of a smaller or larger herd - or track the bull as a loner in small bachelor groups (so-called Daggaboys) and the shoot. As a rule, you will hunt alone in our hunting area to ensure the high quality of the hunts. If you have shot your buffalo, the hunting area also offers excellent hunts on Plainsgame like strong Sable, Kudu, Impala, Waterbuck and Warthog, just to name a few. But also bird hunts like guinea fowl, Francoline and pigeon shootings can be organized on request with great success.

Accommodation and activities

During your stay in the hunting area, you will be accommodated in a luxurious tented camp. The tent camp radiates tranquility and originality, qualities that all Africans dream of. In particular, the culinary tastings will inspire you. High quality ingredients are processed by the chefs and served with fine South African wines. If you want to relax for a few days after the safari, you should visit Sun City, which is just 140 kilometers from the hunting area. 

Prices, fees and special offers

Buffalo special offer

• Hunting guide 1:1, 8 travelling days, 6 hunting days, 7 nights in tented camp

  1 buffalo < 40 inches,

  from 7.950,- US$

 

Buffalocow exlusive offer

• Hunting guide 1:1, 8 travelling days, 6 hunting days, 7 nights in tented camp

  1 buffalo cow                                                             

  from 4.700,- US$

 

Warthog special

• Hunting guide 1:1, 8 travelling days, 6 hunting days, 7 nights in tented camp

  5 non trophy warthogs                                                            

  from 2.800,- US$

 

Impala Culling offer

• Hunting guide 1:1, 8 travelling days, 6 hunting days, 7 nights in tented camp

  10 female impala,  1 non trophy impala buck

  from 2.750,- US$

  

The daily rates include:

• 14% South African tax • Supervised by licensed professional hunters • Trackers • Skinners • Hunting vehicles • All rides in the hunting area • Full board including non-alcoholic drinks, beer and wine • Daily laundry service • Professional field preparation of trophies

 

Not included:

• Flight to South Africa and back

• Processing fee hunter 195.- €

• Tips and personal expenses

• Weapon import permit

• Trophy transport, Dip & Pack

• Hotel accommodation before / after the hunt

• Non hunting person 120 € per day

 

Price and program changes reserved. The terms and conditions of K & K Premium Jagd GmbH apply.
We recommend to book a travel insurance covering cancellation of the journey too.