7 Day Free Range Plains Game Bow Hunting Package in South Africa
2022 / 2023
Bow-Crossbow 1X1 ONLY $5,000
7 Day Free Range Plains Game Bow Hunt Package in South Africa
- 7 Full Hunting Days in South Africa
- Trophy Fees included for:
- Blue Wildebeest
- R/T Road Transfer from Johannesburg
- Arrival Day Lodging / Last Hunting Day Overnight Lodging
- Field Preparation of Trophies
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Cell and Internet Service in Camp
- Dip and Pack
- Crating and Shipping of Trophies
- Airfare to and from Johannesburg
Observer rate is $150 per day
This is a unique opportunity to do some free-range bow hunting in South Africa! Come visit the KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa and stay at a 4-star lodge complete with amazing amenities, great trophies, and fantastic food! This bow hunt package features 4 great animals and is a fantastic value at this price!
About the Package Animals:
This bow hunting package includes four trophy animals, with the option to shoot more off of this outfitter’s price list. The four included animals are a Kudu, Impala, Warthog, and a Blue Wildebeest. The kudu trophy quality on this concession is fantastic, and you can expect a trophy between 53” to 58”, with some running bigger. You can also expect your impala to score between 21” to 24”. Blue Wildebeest average between 28”-20”. Warthogs are also plentiful throughout the concession, and it is easy to see between 50 and 100 each day. All of these animals are free-roaming, free-range trophies that are free to travel across the Swaziland border.
The Hunting Area and Terrain:
This concession covers over 95,000 acres along the northern and eastern banks of the Pongolapoort Dam in KwaZulu Natal and is all free-range. The animals on this concession roam freely into Swaziland and back. The Pongola River flows year-round through the concession before it runs into Lake Jozini, making this area a very unique destination in South Africa. Four out of the big five populate the area, as well as hippos and crocodiles. Because of the size of the area, the terrain varies quite a bit. Some areas are thicker bush, while others have grassy dry plains. There are 21 blinds on the concession, so you’ll never have to worry about sitting in the same place twice. To top it all off, each of the blinds is equipped with WiFi to help you stay connected while you’re in the field.
This hunt is available anytime between May 1st and September 30th. However, the best time to come on this bow hunt safari is June, July, or August. It is also highly recommended to book this bow hunt during a dark moon, as it is during this lunar cycle that bow hunts yield the best results.
About the Outfitter:
This outfitter is one of very few in South Africa who offers free-range hunting, which is very rare and highly prized within South Africa. Because of the size and location of the concession on the Swaziland border, it is some of the best hunting grounds in South Africa. If you are looking for free-range, convenient hunting that requires just one flight in and out of Johannesburg, look no further. The 4-star lodges that operate around the concession are all-inclusive, and the staff will stop at nothing to ensure you are relaxed and comfortable during your stay. As far as the hunting experience, the PH’s are highly experienced and are dedicated to ensuring a successful hunt with memories that will last a lifetime!
Lodge and Accommodations:
This outfitter offers three different fully catered and serviced 4-star lodges around the property. Depending on the size of your group and the availability at each, you will be staying in either the Umvubu, Umvubu miners, or Inyati lodge. The Umbuvu lodge offers 9 rooms. The Umbuvu Miners lodge offers 5 rooms, 2 with a double bed and 2 with 2 single beds. The Inyati lodge offers 5 rooms as well, with 2 rooms featuring a double bed and 3 rooms featuring a single bed. Each of the hunting lodges offer fantastic food and great service, and each are situated in a beautiful location within the terrain..
At each of the lodges you can enjoy your meals while overlooking the African bush and roaming animals. Food is excellent and prepared using a variety of different game and livestock meats. Cell signal and internet is available while in camp. Internet is also available while in each of the concession’s 21 blinds for your convenience.
A Typical Day Hunting:
The typical day will start with some coffee and light breakfast at the lodge. Your PH and you will survey the wind that day and choose the best blind and location for you to begin your hunting day in. After breakfast, you’ll drive out to your selected blind and sit and wait for the morning rush of animals to the watering hole. Each blind is equipped with WiFi as well, helping you to stay connected to the world while you wait. Once the animals come in for their morning drink, your PH will be able to help you strategize about which animal and when the perfect time is to take your shot! After shooting your trophy, the recovery vehicle will be called in, and you and your PH can take your trophy photos with your animal! From here, your animal will be taken back to the skinning shed, and you can continue hunting in another blind until sundown, when you’ll be picked up and taken back to the lodge to enjoy a hearty meal, good drinks, and a warm fire.
Other Available Animals:
This concession offers an abundance of other trophy plains game, in particular trophy common reedbuck, mountain reedbuck, and bushbuck. They also have an abundance of free-roaming trophy buffalo, which measure between 40” to 43”. Hunting true free-range buffalo is nearly impossible in South Africa, so be sure to take your shot if you see one! See the list below for the outfitter’s prices on other trophy animals.
Trophy Care and Shipping:
As soon as your trophy is loaded into the truck, it will be covered to protect it from the sun. It will be taken back to camp and skinned immediately to prevent bacterial growth and potential hair slippage. All the meat will be scraped off the skin, and then it will be washed to remove all blood and debris. After drip drying, it will be rubbed with salt, rolled up, and left in a cool dry place for a few days. It is then unrolled, hung, and left to dry. The taxidermist is contacted immediately once the trophy is ready for transport, and will come to pick it up from the concession. The trophy is tagged with your information, and your paperwork will be sent with the trophy to the taxidermist. It will take no more than 7 days to get your trophies delivered to the taxidermist or dip and pack agent from the time you hunt them.
You will first fly into Johannesburg. If you are arriving in the morning, your outfitter will meet you and drive you to the hunting lodge. If you are arriving in the afternoon or evening, you should stay at the AfricaSky Guest House and your outfitter will meet you in the morning and drive you to the hunting area. From Johannesburg, it is a 5-hour drive to the lodge. Once you arrive, you will be greeted by the lodge staff and begin settling in and preparing for the next day’s hunt!
Deposit and Payment Policy:
A 30% deposit of $1,500 is due to book this bow hunt package. The full balance must be paid in camp on the last day of the safari. US cash, Credit Cards and Wire Transfers are the only acceptable form of payment this outfitter accepts.
Deposits are non-refundable. Hunt can be rescheduled once at the outfitter’s sole discretion for new available dates. If these new dates are accepted and the hunter wants to reschedule again there is a 10% fee. Upon any rescheduling, a $150 fee is to be paid directly to the booking agent. Hunts scheduled to a subsequent date are subject to that year's Price List.
EXCLUSIONS: International airfare, taxidermy, international shipping of trophies, insurance, gratuities
Contact John Martins at 727-434-0840 to book this Free-Range Bow Hunt in South Africa!
Need help with booking your flights, traveling with your firearms or information about a good taxidermist? Want to book a cameraman at a discounted rate? CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR AFFILIATED SERVICES PAGE
Contact Us Today to BOOK this Hunt!
Call : 727-434-0840
Sign up for our newsletter and receive discounted hunt noticesSign Up Now
"I had the hunting experience of a lifetime. And I have a real need to go back. I made many new friends from South Africa, Australia and the USA.
I strongly recommend both Discount African Hunts and this outfitter. John Martins set me up with a great outfitter, answered all my questions and made sure I had all my paperwork in order A to Z."
"The hippo and croc hunt was good to great -- People make the hunt and from the booking agent to the outfitter YOU COULDN'T ask for a better hunt! Very few hunting ads tell you what you will get and then deliver it with a smile and extras. Both ends are honest and great to deal with."
"John Martins tries his hardest to get you a great price and your animals with honest outfitters!"
"Talk about dreams being handed to you!! From John's recommendation to stay at the Afton Guest House to the outfitter he booked me with, I was treated like royalty. Next year's hunt won't require research past his website. Thanks John."