HUNTING ON GREATER KUDULAND
Rifle & Bow Hunting
Greater Kuduland Safaris provides the ideal setting for an African hunting safari and has become renowned amongst both rifle and bow hunters for hosting some of the best trophy hunting in South Africa.
The 55 000 acres of thriving bushveld is home to over 30 different species of highly sought after plains game and big game, including the infamous Cape Buffalo. The lodge caters exclusively to small hunting groups and single hunters with families. Clients have the option to charter directly into the Reserve or be collected from Polokwane Airport. The hunting season runs from April - September and is limited to 40 hunters per season.
Region & Terrain
Greater Kuduland is located near Tshipise in the Great Limpopo Valley, a region of rich, diverse wildlife and beautiful landscapes. Hunters can expect a variety of terrain made up of large open savannahs, mountainous “koppies”, and woodland regions consisting of hardy African trees like the camel thorn and baobab tree.
It has been said by many a hunter that with its diverse terrain and abundance of wildlife, along with the mild winters, the region is one of the finest hunting grounds in Africa.
Greater Kuduland Safaris maintains a high standard of ethics and only practices fair chase hunting by means of traditional “walk and stalk” and “spot and stalk” tactics. Depending on the type of hunt, bowhunters may make use of the elevated tree blinds and sunken pit blinds.
The owner, Howard Knott, is a founding member of Custodians of Professional Hunting and Conservation (CPHC) and stands firmly with them against canned hunting and captive breeding. All the animals on Greater Kuduland are free-roaming and have access to over 75 square miles of uninterrupted bushveld.
Howard Knott leads most of the hunts on the Reserve and has been leading hunts on Greater Kuduland and throughout Southern Africa since the late 1970s. Having taken his first impala on the Reserve at only 10 years old, Howard has an intuitive knowledge of hunting and a true love for the land he grew up on.
Sam Mbuweni, head tracker, has become a legend in his field and has been hunting alongside Howard since 1988. The pair ensure an interesting and exciting hunt with the help of the rest of their team. While Howard conducts most of the hunts on the Reserve, he has a credible team of PH's to assist where necessary.
Big Game & Plains Game
Due to the challenge of an ethical hunt, an appropriate amount of time needs to be allocated to the pursuit of your animal which is why our hunting safaris are a minimum of 7 days. Animals that are more difficult to find or dangerous to hunt are only available on longer safaris. Species are subject to annual quotas and veterinary restrictions.
7 DAY HUNT Blue Wilderbeest, Gemsbuck, Impala, Jackal, Kudu (Greater), Warthog
10 DAY HUNT Blesbuck, Blue Wilderbeest, Cape Buffalo, Bush Pig, Duiker (Grey), Eland, Nyala, Gemsbuck, Impala, Jackal, Kudu (Greater),
Ostrich, Steenbuck, Tsessebe, Warthog, Zebra (Burchell's)
14 DAY HUNT Blesbuck, Blue Wilderbeest, Cape Buffalo, Bush Pig, Duiker (Grey), Eland, Nyala, Gemsbuck, Impala, Jackal,
Klipspringer, Kudu (Greater), Ostrich, Red Haartebeest, Roan, Sable, Springbuck (Limpopo),
Steenbuck, Tsessebe, Warthog, Waterbuck, Waterbuck, Zebra (Burchell's), Zebra (Hartmann's)
A TYPICAL DAY OF HUNTING
What to Expect
Every hunt is unique and we tailor each hunting safari to your preferences so the below serves as a guide of what to expect on a typical day on Greater Kuduland.
Your day will begin at dawn with coffee and a light breakfast at the Lodge before setting out into the bush to make first light. Once you are deep enough into the Reserve, you and your hunting crew will begin scouting the area and plan your mission depending on what species you are after that day. Accompanied by your PH and tracker, you will set out in pursuit of your quarry on foot once a potential trophy has been spotted. You should prepare to spend a few hours walking, especially when hunting cape buffalo. Towards the end of the morning when the temperature rises to a high 80 F, we will return to camp for lunch and a siesta before heading out for your afternoon or evening hunt. In some instances, you will be out all day so a packed lunch will be provided to enjoy under a shady tree in the bush. After a day's hunt, we will head back to the camp for a celebratory drink on the deck. Dinner is usually served around the fire, where depending on the day’s success, venison may be on the menu. The evening is rounded off with African hunting stories over a nightcap and dessert before making your way to bed with the sound of lions roaring in the distance.
The Lodge serves as the perfect oasis to relax after a long hunting safari. Whether you want to unwind at the pool, enjoy a G&T at the viewing deck, or curl up with a book in one of the comfortable lounge areas, our friendly staff will ensure your every need is taken care of. We have a range of different activities outside of hunting safaris, please check out our activities page for more info.
FAMILY & GROUP SAFARIS
Greater Kuduland aims to create a complete safari adventure for hunters and non-hunters alike. The luxury accommodation will ensure all parties are kept in comfort, and there is a range of different activities to keep guests entertained. Please see our activities page for more information.
Not much beats the feeling of sharing a great African hunting story around the fire with your friends. We offer a discount on 2:1 hunts. (Two hunters to one PH) and tailor each hunting safari to suit your requirements.
Greater Kuduland is a great location to bring your son or daughter on their first African hunt. Our PH’s are well equipped to ensure our younger hunters get the best training before taking them out in the field.
What you will need
See what our clients have to say
Jim & Linda Gresham | TX, USA
5th time hunting with Howard and Sammy. Took a huge Leopard on the 1st night because Howard and crew had everything ready. We hunted 14 days for Leopard in 2011 with only an average male feeding that we passed on. Can't say enough about Howard's operation, personnel, food and WORLD CLASS HUNTING. I have been to several other hunting camps in Africa and Howard and crew is the best! Great family and we have become very good friends. I will be back in 2014!