Free-Range Trophy Kudu and Nyala Package in South Africa
Rifle - Bow - Crossbow Only 1X1 ONLY $4,600
2024 / 2025
Free-Range Trophy Kudu and Nyala Package in Kwazulu-Natal
Trophy Fees included for:
- Greater Southern Kudu up to 58" *
- Nyala up to 30” *
- 7 Full Hunting Days in South Africa
- 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
The observer rate is $150 per day
Rifle Rental is $25 / day Plus Ammo Used
* Kudu > 58" Add $500
* Nyala> 30" Add $300
This is a fabulous deal on big kudu and nyala. This concession produces some real whoppers and the upgrade price to go over the included sizes is low. This is one of my best deals for the trophy hunter wanting a big kudu and nyala!
This is a great hunt for two of Africa’s most popular spiral horn trophies! This 4-star lodge in the KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa offers top-quality food, drinks, and great hunting. It all takes place on a free-range concession conveniently located within driving distance of Johannesburg! If you plan to bow hunt for these two incredible animals, there are also 21 Wi-Fi-equipped blinds for you to hunt from! Closed circuit cameras are on most of the bow hunting spots to help you zero in on the hot spots.
About the Package Animals:
This hunting package includes both a kudu and a nyala, with the option to shoot more off of this outfitter’s price list. Kudu and nyala are both species of antelope. Kudus have large ears and large spiraling horns, while nyalas have much smaller ears and shorter tails, and shorter horns. Kudus are widespread all over South Africa. Nyalas prefer more wooded areas and are known to have a more skittish personality than kudus. This concession offers incredible kudu quality, and you can expect your kudu to score between 53” and 58”. They also have big nyala here and you can expect a quality trophy around 26” and 28”.
Only native animals are present in this concession. No buying of animals at auction and releasing them to be shot. No color variants. Just wild animals that live their lives in this magnificent nature reserve. With one side bordering Lake Pongola, this is a scenic property that won't disappoint!
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 can 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 unique destination in South Africa. Four out of the big five populate the area, as well as hippos and crocodiles. Because of its size, the terrain varies quite a bit across this concession: some are thick bush while others have grassy dry plains. If you’re bowhunting, there are twenty-one WiFi-equipped blinds situated throughout the concession so you’ll never have to worry about sitting at the same place twice!
This hunt is available year-round, but the best time to come is from March through September. If you are bowhunting, the new moon periods in June, July, and August are best.
About the Outfitter:
If you are looking for free-range hunting in South Africa, look no further than this outfitter. In addition to being one of the few outfitters that offers free-range hunting, this concession is conveniently located within driving distance from Johannesburg on the Swaziland border. It offers some of the best hunting grounds in all of South Africa. The lodging at each camp is 3.5-star quality and all-inclusive, and the staff will go above and beyond to ensure you have the best stay possible with them. Additionally, the experienced PHs are committed to ensuring that you have an enjoyable and successful hunt with them, making sure that you go home with trophies and memories that you will cherish for a lifetime!
Lodge and Accommodations:
There are three different fully catered and fully staffed 3-4-star lodges located around the property. Which lodge you will stay in will depend on the size of your group and the availability at the time. The largest lodge offers 9 client rooms. The second and third lodges each offer the same layout, with 5 rooms total, 2 with a double bed and 3 with 2 single beds. You will be catered to with excellent food and drinks at any of the three, as well as each having magnificent views over the African plains and bushveld.
At each of the lodges, you can enjoy your meals while overlooking the African bush and roaming animals. The food is a variety of different game and domestic meats and is always high quality. Cell signal and internet are available while in camp. Internet is also available in each of the concession’s 21 blinds for your convenience. Just be sure your PH remembers to bring a portable router
A Typical Day Hunting:
The typical hunting day will start with some coffee and a light breakfast at the lodge. You and your PH will head out from there using a spot and stalk method. You’ll drive around and glass for animals, and your PH will help to identify a quality trophy. Once your trophy is found, you’ll start your stalk on him. You’ll devise a plan to sneak up on your animal and where to set up to get the best shot on him. Once you get in range and to a close enough location, you’ll set up on your shooting sticks, line up your shot, and pull the trigger! 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 until sundown when it is time to be taken back to the lodge to enjoy a hearty meal, good drinks, and a warm fire.
If you are hunting with a bow or crossbow, you and your PH will review some of the camera footage and survey the wind to pick the best blind to sit in that day. You’ll sit and wait for all the animals to come to the watering hole during the late morning rush, and keep an eye out for your perfect trophy. Once the trophy comes in, your PH will help you decide when the right time is to take your shot! Then it's up to you to draw and shoot!
Other Available Animals:
This concession offers an abundance of other trophy plains game, in particular, big kudu, huge nyala, trophy common reedbuck, mountain reedbuck, and lots of warthogs. They also have an abundance of free-roaming trophy buffalo, which measure between 38” to 45”. Hunting true free-range buffalo is nearly impossible in South Africa, so be sure to take talk to the outfitter if you hope to take one on your safari. The buffalo have a yearly quota and are normally booked as a 7 or 10-day buffalo hunt. See the list below for the outfitter’s prices on other trophy animals.
Trophy Care and Shipping:
When 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 and rolled up in paper or cloth strips until dry. It is then unrolled, hung up, and left to dry for several days. The taxidermist is contacted immediately once the trophy is ready for transport. The trophy is tagged with your information so that it can be identified upon arrival at his facility. It will take no more than 7 days from when you hunt them for your trophies to be delivered to the taxidermist or dip and pack agent.
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 Nyala and Kudu 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 forms 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 if a second reschedule is allowed. Upon any rescheduling, a $150 fee is to be paid directly to the booking agent. Hunts scheduled for a subsequent date are subject to that year's Price List.
EXCLUSIONS: International airfare, taxidermy, international shipping of trophies, insurance, gratuities
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is tiger fishing available?Yes, the outfitter offers tigerfishing at $285 per day. The outfitter guide will arrange to have you picked up by boat near the lodge you are staying at. The $285 inncludes lodging, food, and guided tigerfishing in a boat.
Is this property really free range?Yes. Although Lake Pongola offers an unfenced border on one side of the property, two sides are fenced. But the remaining side has an opening to Swaziland, so the animals can leave if they wanted to. Fortunately, they have no reason to leave, as everything they need to live out their lives is present on the property.
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"I spent weeks visiting websites for outfitters in Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, comparing pre-made packages and regular fees. In the end, for a 7-day, six animal hunt with my son as an observer/hunter, John Martins had the best price."
Andrew and Garet
"I would recommend this hunt although I would recommend John at Discount African Hunts even more. Areas can get hot and cold but John always knows the hot spots to send hunters."