Embarking on a plains game hunting expedition in Africa is an annual pilgrimage that tugs at the hearts of ardent hunters, a melodic call more enchanting than the combined allure of the formidable Big Five. In the unrivaled realm of Southern Africa, where mammalian diversity flourishes, the vibrant landscapes of South Africa stand as a beacon, offering a haven for those eager to connect with the spirit of medium-sized game.
For too long, the dream of engaging in plains game hunting in Southern Africa has been relegated to the realm of distant fantasies, dismissed as an extravagance reserved solely for the elite. Allow me, as your host at Eastcape & Karoo Safaris, to swiftly dispel this misconception! In reality, a fulfilling plains game hunting safari in South Africa can be embraced with a cost considerably more accessible than the average elk hunt in the vast expanses of the western states of America.
The dance of African plains game hunting unfolds across a rich tapestry of geographical terrains, each adorned with its own unique climate, vegetation, and topography. From the lush coastal forests along the Indian Ocean to the unparalleled beauty of the Great Karoo and the awe-inspiring mountains of the north, our pursuit takes place in the natural milieu of the game, where their intrinsic quality gleams.
With over forty diverse species enticing our eager hunters, from the elusive Blue Duiker to the colossal Cape Eland, spanning various habitats, we, at Eastcape & Karoo Safaris, have recognized the imperative need to establish camps in both the moist southern and arid Karoo regions of Southern Africa. This strategic approach gifts our hunters the luxury of a single/multi-area safari, an expedition within the same breath, ensuring the pinnacle of trophy quality.
Our southern concessions unfold as a sanctuary, yielding annual treasures of East Cape Kudu, inviting exploration for Cape Bushbuck, Warthog, Waterbuck, the regal Nyala, and a myriad of others. The plains abound with Black Wildebeest, Zebra, and Hartebeest, painting a canvas of abundance.
Venturing into our northern concessions in the Karoo, the mountains orchestrate a different symphony of vegetation and climate, beckoning hunters to pursue the elusive Klipspringer or Vaal Rhebuck at lofty elevations of 5000 feet. As the mountains cascade toward the escarpment, the landscape transforms into an arid masterpiece, revealing surprisingly abundant wildlife. Anticipate the finest plains game Africa offers, with the majestic Sable stealing the spotlight alongside Gemsbuck, East Cape Kudu, Wildebeest, Steenbuck, Lechwe, and the coveted Springbuck slam, among others.
Our hunting techniques gracefully adapt to the desires of the hunter, a dance ranging from the intimate walk and stalk to the strategic art of glassing. Whether a client carries a disability or navigates limitations dictated by age or medical condition, our well-equipped hunting vehicles, as your hosts at Eastcape & Karoo Safaris, provide a cozy and accommodating stage for the pursuit of African dreams.