South Africa


General Info

Our headquarters are based in Bela Bela, from where we can run with ease our operations and logistics in all our concessions throughout the country. Ondjamba Safaris cc, your host and the outfitting company  is able to cater for all your needs as far as all the different game species of South Africa is concerned.

Limpopo and North West Provinces 

The majority of our plains game hunting safaris takes place in these two provinces, which also previously formed part of the old Transvaal. Concessions stretch from the Limpopo river in the North, down South to Warmbaths (Bela Bela) where we mostly hunt for: Greater Kudu, Blue Wildebeest, Cape Hartebeest, Bushbuck, Eland, Zebra, Impala, Warthog, Giraffe, Rhino, and to a lesser degree: Gemsbuck, Blesbuck, Nyala, Bushpig, Steenbuck, and Duiker as well as a variety of small cats.

The Northwest Province and Freestate with its typical semi-Kalahari vegetation of rolling Savannah and big Camel thorn trees host us with our prime concessions for Gemsbuck, Black Wildebeest, Cape Hartebeest, Springbuck, Blesbuck, Zebra, Common Duiker, Mountain Reedbuck, Blue Wildebeest, Caracal, Jackal and in smaller quantities Greater Kudu, Impala, and Eland.

Eastern Cape

The hunting areas are vast with tremendous variety of species available to the serious hunter.

Here we have several very large concessions where you are accommodated in either very comfortable thatched-style bush camps or in the original ranch style homesteads, some well over 100 years old. Typical South African dishes are served with outstanding locally produced wines. This area consists of a wide variety of habitats, varying from coastal brush and valleys to the Winterberg Mountain range 7000ft up in some places. Species typical to the region are Blue Duiker, Grysbuck, Bushpig, Caracal, Oribi, Mountain Reedbuck, Vaal Rhebuck, Cape Bushbuck, and Eastern Cape Kudu, White Springbuck, Black Springbuck, Common Springbuck, White Blesbuck, Nyala, Hartebeest, Red Lechwe amongst many others.

KwaZulu Natal (Zululand)

Zululand also offers a number of hunting opportunities of a very high standard. These areas are situated on the North East coast of South Africa approximately 3 hours drive from Durban and 6 hours from Johannesburg. Traditional home to the Zulu, Zululand is steeped in history and culture. Once a savage land of warring tribes and vast wilderness areas where Zulu Kings held private hunting grounds, it is now better known for its National Parks, wildlife and unspoiled coastline. Species like Red Duiker, White Rhino, Livingstone’s Suni, and of course the well known Nyala occur in abundance. You can be accommodated in comfortable furnished East African style safari tents with in-suite bathrooms, or in reed and thatch traditional bungalows with similar features. These camps all have a central dining facility where one can relax in comfortable lounges or at the bar enjoying the beautiful view or sunset. Meals are served around a fire complimented by outstanding South African wines. Other attractions to this region are offshore fishing for Marlin or Sailfish as well as outstanding Scuba Diving on unspoiled coastal reefs.

Big Five Safaris

Most Dangerous Game Safaris are conducted in the provinces of Limpopo, North West and Natal. This will include Cape Buffalo, White Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Elephant. Prices are available on request as we look forward to tailor make your dangerous game package to your needs.

Bird Shooting

Bird Shooting Safaris are conducted from April through September, in the Freestate, Eastern Cape, North West, and Limpopo for species like Waterfowl, Dove, Pigeon, Guinea Fowl, and Francolin. These are also tailor made safaris and take place over 3 – 5 days although one can add a few days wing shooting to your safari if necessary.

Bow Hunting

Bow Hunting Safaris are undertaken throughout the year but we recommend the dry months (June-September). Hunting is done from established blinds around waterholes and also the old walk and stalk method.

Insurance

Medical Evacuation:  www.globalrescue.com

Trip Cancellation: www.huntandtravel.com

Trophy Replacement: www.lechnerstauffer.com

Water

The water in South Africa is extremely palatable and is perfectly safe to drink, however should one be a little uneasy with tap water, bottled water is available.

Electricity

South Africa’s electricity supply is 220V AC 50Hz. Appliances of lesser voltage require transformers and adaptors.

Medical

South Africa has a modern and sophisticated hospital network should the need arise.  Inoculations are not required for South Africa however if a hunter is to hunt in the Limpopo Province, Zululand, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique we recommend malaria prophylactics be taken. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor on this subject. Malaria occurs only in specified ‘low risk’ areas in the Eastern and North Eastern parts of the country.