2019 / 2020
Shoot 10 Animals – Hunt for FREE!
2X1 – Shoot 10 animals Minimum between Hunters – Daily Rates are FREE!
This hunt is also available as a 1x 1 hunt with a 10 animal minimum!
- 7 Full Days Hunting 2x1
- 8 Nights 4-Star Lodging
- All Required Licenses
- All Food / Beverages / Beer and Wine
- Professional Hunter / Tracker / Skinner
- 4WD Vehicle and all Hunt Transportation
- Airport Pick-up and Return – Port Elizabeth
- Free Rifle Rental
Observers @ $150 / Day
Add extra Hunting Days @ $350 / Day.
This is a heck of a good deal in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Whether it is your wife, child, parent or just your hunting buddy, on this 7-day plains game hunt if you and your other hunter shoot a combined total of 10 animals from the price list, your daily rates are FREE!
The Eastern Cape Hunting Area
This 2X1 plains game hunt takes place in the Eastern Cape of South Africa about 2 hours northeast of Port Elizabeth. The nearest town is Grahamstown. The area consists of typical Eastern Cape rolling hills with thick bushveld. The concessions you will hunt are located in the Fish River valley and feature low mountains, river valleys, open plains and thick bush which forms ideal habitat for big kudu and nyala.
The area receives abundant rainfall and stays green throughout the year. There are abundant rivers, ponds and streams throughout the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife, vegetation and terrain. Basically, a hunting paradise!
The Eastern Cape Outfitter
This outfitter is a little more exclusive in that they don’t take big groups. There are typically 2-4 hunters in camp at any one time, but the outfitter can handle up to 6 hunters at once. Their business is based on exceptional personal service.
On this hunt you will not run into any other hunters during a day’s hunting and you will be hunting some properties that the outfitter has exclusive access to. This outfitter hunts a mixture of their own large high-fence property, multiple other high fence concessions and low-fence free-range areas totaling over 300,000 acres. I spent two days driving and looking at game with the outfitter and we did not even scratch the surface. You could never hunt all of these areas in a year's time. There is an exceptional abundance of game here. I spotted 14 kudu bulls from the porch or the lodge while glassing one afternoon.
The Eastern Cape Hunting
Hunting methods will consist of using the vehicle to access game-abundant areas where glassing will be utilized to spot trophy animals and then a stalk will be conducted to get into proper shooting position. Expect to take some long shots of between 200-300 yards.
This area provides great habitat for kudu and nyala. Typical kudu taken are 42-48” with some exceeding 50” annually. There are also big waterbuck in the area with the average waterbucks taken ranging from 26’ to 30”. The area has big impala from 21-24” and nyala from 25-28”. There are sable and Cape buffalo on several of the properties. Caracal and bushbuck can be combined on a day hunt. Red lechwe from 25-30” are available and mountain reedbuck, blue and black wildebeest, red hartebeest and common and black springbuck are abundant.
The Eastern Cape Hunting Lodge
You will stay in a roomy and comfortable 4-star lodge that has a bar, trophy room and satellite TV with comfortable seating. The porch features a magnificent view of irrigated fields that have dozens of animals feeding daily. The lodge features cell phone service and internet.
You will stay in a modern individual chalet that has its own refrigerator and coffee service and features in-suite bathrooms with hot showers. The beds are comfortable, and your chalet will be located close to the lodge for convenience.
The food served here is excellent and the staff will strive to make your stay comfortable. This outfitter operates the largest butchery in Grahamstown, so you can be assured that you will be eating quality cuts of meat and game. Most of the meat taken during your hunt either feeds the hunters and staff or goes to the butchery in town where it is prepared for market.
Rental Rifles and Optics
Most hunters will either stay overnight at the Afton Safari Lodge if they are arriving in Johannesburg late and fly down to Port Elizabeth the next morning. For hunters that arrive in Johannesburg in the morning or mid-day they can fly down to Port Elizabeth that day. South African Airlines is the recommended carrier, as they allow firearms to be transported. Beware of Mango Airlines as they can be a real problem if traveling with firearms.
A deposit of $1,500 USD is due at time of booking to secure dates. The balance of the hunt for the trophy fees for animals taken or wounded plus any additional charges such as ammunition used, optional tours, etc. are due in US cash, EFT Bank Transfer or by Credit Card (Visa & MC – 3% fee applies) at the end of the hunt, prior to departing from camp.
Deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations made more than 4 months from the start of the safari may be rescheduled ** once for up to the end of the next year's hunting season and are subject to the price list that is in effect during the year the hunt takes place in. Cancellations made within 120 days of the safari will forfeit the deposit. Special consideration will be made for cases involving terminal illness or death. If there is social unrest in South Africa and safety is an issue as determined by the outfitter, safaris may be rescheduled without being subject to the administration fee.
** All cancelled / rescheduled safaris will be assessed a $150 USD administration fee.
EXCLUSIONS: Dip and Pack / Taxidermy / Shipping of Trophies / Before and After Accommodations / Ammunition Used / Airfare / Gratuities / CITES and TOPS Permits if Required.