Free Range Oribi Hunt South Africa
2022 / 2023
Rifle 1X1 ONLY $2,800
3 Day Free Range Oribi Hunt in South Africa
- 3 Full Hunting Days in South Africa
- Oribi Trophy Fee
- R/T Road Transfer from Johannesburg
- 4 Nights Lodging Lodging
- Field Preparation of Trophies
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Cell and Internet Service in Camp
- Dip and Pack
- Crating and Shipping of Trophies
- Rifle Rental and Ammo ($35/day, $30/bullet)
- Airfare to and from Johannesburg
Observer rate is $150 per day
This specialized oribi hunt can help you fill out your tiny ten collection for a fraction of the price other outfitters will charge! These small antelope are quick and agile, and make for an exciting hunt with split-second shots. This outfitter has a long history of hunting these animals and owns some of the best free-range land to hunt oribi on in all of South Africa.
About the Oribi:
The oribi is a small antelope that thrives in a variety of habitats across Africa. In South Africa, the animal is only distributed over parts of the Eastern Cape and Mpumalonga, which makes this hunt that much more unique. They can grow to just under 50 pounds, and are part of the Tiny Ten group of pygmy antelopes of Africa. You can expect your trophy to sport horns between 4”-6” that are smooth at the tips and ringed at the base.
The Hunting Area and Terrain:
This concession is located in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa and covers 25,000 acres of free-range busveld. It is situated near the town of Ermelo, and is not high-fenced, a condition that is very unique within South Africa. The oribi hunting concession is well-known in the area for its extraordinary trophy quality. The terrain can range from grassy plains, agricultural fields, and some light rolling hills throughout. Hunting oribi is done in the morning and late afternoons, so no nightime gear or extreme cold-weather gear should be needed for the hunt.
This hunt is able to be taken anytime between May 1st through September 30th. Anytime during this range is a good time to come, as the oribi are almost always active during the day and this hunt uses a spot and stalk method, giving you a great opportunity at a trophy nearly anytime you come.
About the Outfitter:
This outfitter hunts on both their own land and other private concessions, ensuring you receive an exclusive hunting experience. They offer some of the best pygmy antelope hunting in South Africa, and this specific concession has been hunted by them for over 20 years. They have the best knowledge of the lay of the land and where the animals prefer to hang out. This hunt is also a short 2-hour drive from Johannesburg, offering a very convenient location with no extra flights needed within the country. This outfitter is dedicated to ensuring you both succeed in your hunt and have a relaxing time during your stay.
Lodge and Accommodations:
For this hunt you will be staying in the Mpumalanga Province at a 4-star lodge. The rooms offer incredibly comfortable beds and en-suite bathrooms. There are seven rooms, four which have two single beds and three which have one double each. The lodge itself offers spectacular views over a small lake and game area. The food, wine, and hospitality at this lodge are top-notch. Meals are served three times a day and are catered to your food preferences. Your meals can be customized to your particular taste, and if you prefer eating local game, the kitchen staff are happy to ensure you get to enjoy a taste of Africa!
Cell phone and internet service are available while in camp. This lodge offers a daily laundry service and camp staff who are there for anything you require. The sleeping accommodations are first-class, and the lodge should have everything you need to make it easy to recuperate from a long day in the bush.
A Typical Day Hunting Oribi:
Oribi hunting is very specialized, as they are one of the more elusive members of the tiny ten and an experienced PH is required to get the job done right. The spot and stalk method is used here, where you and your PH will spot one from the vehicle then proceed to stalk him on foot after. During the stalk you are often able to use the cover of the long grass on the edges of floodplains and grasslands to your advantage, as they like to graze out into the open on the short grass during the day. However, be sure to stay alert while walking in the grasslands! Sometimes they may lie down in the grass during the day, and they can jump up and run a short distance before stopping to look back at, giving you just a few quick seconds to take your shot. If you get lucky and take your trophy early, this concession also offers a great selection of other free-range animals to hunt as well before your time is over, so be sure to check out the price list below!
Other Available Animals:
This concession offers exceptional free-range trophies and plains game. They have an abundance of black wildebeest that average over 24” and blesbuck that average over 16”. Springbuck are also plentiful and measure over 13 ½”. This concession also offers extraordinarily big servals and caracals, much bigger than normal. If the bush gives you the chance to take one, we highly recommend it!
The outfitter offers three rental rifles for this hunt: a .223, .243, and .270. It is your choice as to what caliber you feel most comfortable shooting with. If bringing your own rifle, the outfitter recommends a rifle chambered in either .223, .243, or .270.
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.
Once you fly into Johannesburg, you will meet the outfitter in the arrivals hall. After introductions, you will leave the airport to begin the 2-hour drive to the concession. Once you arrive, you will be shown your room where you can begin to unpack, relax, and get ready to begin hunting tomorrow!
Deposit and Payment Policy:
A deposit of $1,000is due to book this oribi package. Full remaining balance must be paid in camp on the last day of the safari. US cash, Euros, Credit Cards or wire transfers are the acceptable forms of payment that 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.
EXCLUSIONS: International airfare, taxidermy, international shipping of trophies, insurance, gratuities, rifle rental and ammo.
Contact John Martins at 727-469-3742 to book this oribi hunt in South Africa!
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