HUNTING ON GREATER KUDULAND
Rifle & Bow Hunting Safaris
Greater Kuduland is known to host some of the best trophy hunting in Africa. The result of a pristine and thriving environment is some of the most impressive and highly sought after prize game in the country.
Greater Kuduland Safaris provides the ideal setting for an authentic African hunting safari and has become renowned for hosting some of the best trophy hunting in Africa. The Reserve stretches over 50 0000 acres of wild African bushveld and boasts and ever changing landscape of trees, rocky mountains and riverbeds. All the animals are free-roaming and through careful selection and limited hunting activity, are able to reach their maturity years with herds producing sizeable bulls each year. The Reserve offers rifle and bow hunting safaris to first time hunters and big game hunters alike. There are over 30 big game and plains game species available to hunt on the Reserve. All the animals are free-roaming and through careful selection and limited hunting activity, they are able to reach their maturity years with herds producing sizeable bulls each year. Greater Kuduland was one of the first reserves to introduce disease free buffalo in 1975 and have since become specialists in Cape Buffalo hunting in South Africa. Whether you are an African hunting pro or interested in your first time hunting in South Africa, Greater Kuduland Safaris will give you an unparalleled African hunting experience.
We practice fair chase hunting and believe in providing a challenging and authentic hunt with “walk and stalk” and “spot and stalk” tactics where you will be expected to pursue your quarry over 75 square miles of rugged terrain. Depending on the type of hunt, bow hunters may make use of the elevated tree blinds and sunken pit blinds.
An experienced Professional Hunter will be there to assist you throughout your hunting safari. The owner, Howard Knott, leads most of the big game hunting safaris on the Reserve and offers over 40 years of professional African hunting experience. One of our expert trackers will also be there to help you on your hunting safari.
Howard and his team of PH’s are members of Custodians of Professional Hunting and Conservation (CPHC) and work to a high standard of ethical and responsible hunting. For more information about CPHC, please visit www.cphc-sa.co.za
Big Game & Plains Game
Due to the challenge of an ethical hunt, an appropriate amount of time needs to be allocated to a hunting safari, which is why our hunting safaris start at a minimum of 7 days. Trophies that are more difficult to find or dangerous to hunt are only available on longer hunting safaris. Species are subject to annual quota 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'S HUNTING
What to Expect
Every hunting safari is unique so the below serves only 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 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. Big game hunters should prepare for do a fair amount of walking on your hunting safari, especially when cape buffalo hunting, as herds are able to cover many miles in a short space of time.
Toward the end of the morning when the temperature rises to a warm 80°F (27°C), 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, version may be on the menu. In true hunting safari style, the evening is rounded off with African hunting stories over a night cap 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 are a range of different activities outside of a typical hunting safari. 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 hunting safari. Our PH’s are well equipped to ensure our younger hunters get the best training before taking them out in the field.