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    Hunting South Africa DIY??

    Anyone been to south africa hunting?

    Think im going at the end of the year and wouldnt mind getting a couple of the small plains game.

    Any south africans wanting to do a swap hunt?

    Any information appreciated.

    Cheers

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    Check out Africahunting.com lots of outfitters on there and stories from people.

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    Check out gunsite.co.nz, a lot more local info, africa hunting tends to be mostly americans and advertisers.

    If you stuck a post on gunsite to swap a hunt i am pretty sure someone would be keen, all us saffas on here live in nz.

    What area are you thinking of going? What info are you after?

    Keen to help but would prefer to answer specific questions rather than writing a 3 page essay of which most you would know already!
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    Sorry..gunsite.co.za
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    hey thanks spudattack.

    Basically i'm just looking at the feasibility of it all, maybe thinking a bow hunt for a sprinkbok or warthog. Nothing to extravagant. Will do some more research and get some questions going.

    Would like to do it with another hunter that isnt a professional guide ideally, if money wasnt an issue it would be a sable kudu and impala

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    bow wise I think warthog would be a lot easier - very very tasty

    getting within bow range of a springbok is going to be interesting - they are plains type animals i.e. 250 to 400m shots.

    lots of bush hunting for kudu in the eastern cape, baviaanskloof area is fantastic, but the bush kudu are fucking sneaky buggers like sika. you also have buffalo to contend with in that area (take a BEEEEEG gun)

    best bet is hooking up with someone on a forum and offer swaps.

    make very clear that you are after walk and stalk type hunting, most of the hunting over there is done from the back of a bakkie (ute).
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    Each province has its own laws so bear in mind some areas foreign hunters have to have a ph guide them.

    As ebf says, springbok are a grassland plains game so generally long shots, would be quite a challenge with a bow. Kudu have ears like satellite dishes and are a great challenge, especially in dry crackly bush!

    I think you will be pleasantly surprised what you can afford there, the NZD is very strong against the Rand, makes for good value.

    When are you looking at? Hunting season is from 31st May to 30th August, you can get hunts outside this time but might be slightly more difficult. Winter is good as the snakes are hibernating and it is dry and crisp and cooler (relatively, Durban hit 31 degrees this saturday in mid winter!)

    The limpopo, mpumalanga and northern natal are my favourite areas to hunt, it is the real lowveld area right up north, the kind of bush you imagine africa to be, also nice to be near Kruger and the beach if you in natal. Sodwana is awesome for diving and gamefishing.

    Heaps to do and see so if there is anything in particular aside from hunting i can try and help, impossible to do it all in one trip!
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    Have signed up to the gunsite forum.

    Will be over from 20th dec to about the 8th jan so no doubt stinking hot.

    If I can get a warthog and impala or springbok I would be very happy, doesnt have to be taken with bow.

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    PM your email and I will forward an email wile sent me when he was over here
    7 days pay for 5 management special , 15 animals and 1 trophy 2990 us dollar , im sure they could do a package to suit
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    Stay 7 days / only pay for 5 days/ 15 Management Animals and 1 Trophy impala for FREE
    Impala X 4
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    PLUS 1 Impala Trophy Ram free!
    Total US$ 2990-00 € 2200-00
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    Ostrich? Who the hell wants to shoot an ostrich? If there is a market I could start guided emu hunts Te Puke

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    Hunting South Africa DIY??

    Ostrich is pretty good chewing
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    Looks like a good deal, just make sure it is a reputable operator, shitload of scammers fleecing people of their deposits and they get there and find there is no such company.
    Get some references and do some homework before booking.
    Impala and warthog are everywhere so will be easy, springbok slightly more area specific.
    Yep, temps will be up there, depending on area expect up to 40ish degrees on hot days, and rain and humidity as that is spring rain time. Except the cape which has a Mediterranean climate like here.
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    Ostrich is fantastic eating, just about no cholesterol, very nice if you flame grill the steaks...
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    Hey Perazzi, if you PM me your email address, I get the local SA hunting magazine Magnum, it has a large section of hunting opportunities which are basically smaller time private game farmers offering up what they have available, you will get some good deals if you want to avoid the big Safari operators that charge like a wounded buffalo (talking africa now haha)
    I'll scan the pages and email you if you like?

    What area are you thinking of going ie are you there for something else and wanting to fit in a hunt or going specifically for the hunt?
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