South Africa General Information
Our headquarters are based in Wolmaransstad, from where we can run with ease our operations and logistics in all our concessions throughout the country. Ondjamba Safaris cc (also owned by Jaco Oosthuizen) and managed by Piet Oosthuizen, 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.
GAME TRACKERS AFRICA ROCKWOOD CONSERVATON AREA
Rockwood is located in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, a secluded jewel of Central South Africa, nestled between the Great Karoo to the South and the Kalahari Desert to the North. This pristine 33 000 plus acres oasis conservation area includes a 22 000+ acres hunting area and lies about 120 miles west of Kimberley, the “Diamond City”, of South Africa.
Our 5-star safari lodge offers luxury, air-conditioned villas and cottages (which can accommodate a maximum of 22 guests), with a private lounge and dining area, boma and fire pit, as well as full bar and restaurant. The lodge also boasts an on-site spa, gym, swimming pool and curio boutique.
Rockwood is ideal for families and friends or traditional hunters who is in need of a different experience with a change to the touch and feel of your traditional safari, although the ingredients are the same, just a combination of luxury, family activities and hunting in one base camp. Guests are hosted separately or together in private family accommodation with private luxury rooms and living areas with the option to be entertained privately at their Villa or sharing the central restaurant facilities.
Indulge in photography, a traditional hunt, and for the family hunt enthusiasts, you have found the spot for a traditional hunting experience with an edge….! You will experience comfort and style off the beaten path exceeding your expectations.
CONSERVATION IN ACTION
Rockwood is home to an access of 350 southern white rhino which is under severe threat and at the current rate of poaching and skewed sex ratios, on the road to extinction. Here, you will experience “conservation in action; conservation thru utilisation” – where hunting of other healthy game populations are subsidising the conservation of the southern white rhino – your opportunity to make a direct contribution – “live for a change”!!
Guests will be given the opportunity to have an up close and personal encounter with rhinos, you will be educated on this important specie, narrowly survived extinction before, and the role we together with our clients are playing in their continuing struggle for survival. Bar the security and safety measures in place to keep rhino safe and poachers out. This concession is on a pristine stretch where the Savanna and Nama-Karoo biomes meet, the habitat rhinos would have roamed for millennia. The stretch of arid to semi-arid desert and bushveld terrain consist of brush covered hills with valleys in between, and flat grass covered areas decorated with a large number of Rockwood trees (wild olive). Ideal for walk and stalk with good visibility for successful hunting
Here at Rockwood, our flagship South African destination and pristine stylish safari area; you will experience the close relationship between hunting and conservation first hand and allow yourself to take a step back in time and explore the wild ancestral hunting grounds of the past. A large variety of plains game species are roaming Rockwood including roan antelope, sable, eland, oryx, kudu, wildebeest, red hartebeest, zebra and boasts in excess of 300 free roaming Cape buffalo. Rockwood also provides for excellent bow hunting experiences with ergonomic designed blinds or walk and stalk options.
EXPERIENCE RHINOS LIKE N0WHERE ELSE- For millions of years, rhinos have supported other lifeforms in their ecosystem. Now they are disappearing. Currently, rhino deaths outnumber births – all for a belief that their horns have medicinal properties and convey status.
Our ultimate goal is to see rhinos walk free again. Until then, we are committed to protecting and repopulating the species, in a controlled environment, to prevent white rhino extinction.
GRIQUA SAFARI AREA - SOUTHERN KALAHARI
We are excited about the latest addition to our safari option basket – “beyond hunting” – for families or traditional hunters who is in need of a different experience. This is a change to the touch and feel of your traditional safari, although the ingredients are the same, just a combination of luxury, family activities and hunting in one base camp. We are proud to introduce our Griqua concession to you with a tailored safari for individual hunters/ hunter groups, families and family groups. Families will be hosted separately or together in private family accommodations with private luxury rooms and living areas.
Our Griqua – Central Northern Cape Concession on the edge of the southern Kalahari Desert, the Great Karoo to the South, is the secluded hidden jewel of Central South Africa – waiting on you – ready to knock your socks off! This pristine 30 000 acre oasis getaway conservancy includes an 8700 acres hunting area, is 120 miles west of Kimberley, the “Diamond City”.
This is an ideal opportunity for the wildlife enthusiast looking for; a family vacation to spot game, relax in style, take part in a variety of outdoor activities, indulge in photography, a traditional hunt, and for the family hunt enthusiasts, you have found the spot for a traditional hunting experience with an edge….! You will experience comfort and style off the beaten path exceeding your expectations.
What can you expect apart from a normal hunting safari?
Our Griqua concession host a vast number of white rhino who are nationally and in Africa under severe threat and at the current rate of poaching and skewed sex ratios, on the road to extinction. Here you will find that funds generated through hunting of other healthy game populations are subsidising the preservation of the white rhino
Here guests will have the opportunity to have an up close and personal encounter with rhinos, you will be educated on this important specie, narrowly survived extinction before, and the role we together with our clients are playing in their continuing struggle for survival. Bar the security and safety measures in place to keep rhino safe and poachers out, this concession is on a pristine stretch of arid to semiarid desert and bushveld, exactly the habitat rhinos would have roamed for millennia.
This is a hunting area with a difference! At this pristine stylish Concession, you will experience the close relationship between hunting and conservation first hand where you will allow yourself to take a step back in time and explore the wild ancestral hunting grounds of the past. This concession is lying between the unforgiving and scarcely populated desert and semi-desert, sprung legendary sized herds of springbuck, zebra, oryx (gemsbuck), kudu, wildebeests, sable, roan antelope and boasts a herd in excess of 200 Cape buffalo, one of Africa’s famous Big 5.
The Griqua Concession provides for excellent bow hunting experiences with ergonomic designed hides and one equipped with a camera allowing clients to real time stream their experiences.
Accommodation consist out of luxury 5 star accommodation. This is a extraordinary hunting area offering exceptional opportunities to create your own memories, continuing the traditions of one of Africa’s most magnificent hunting grounds.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES
- Luxury Villas and Cottages – ideal for families
- Air Conditioning
- Personal Rhino Experience
- Rhino Information Centre
- Game Drives
- Horseback Safaris
- Mountain Biking
- Quad Biking
- Sleeping under the stars
- Bird Watching
- Bush Dining
- Swimming Pool
- Private Lounging and Dining area
The Malaria-free Eastern Cape offers the finest hunting in the country with over forty different species available to hunt. The hunting areas are vast with tremendous variety of species available to the serious hunter.
We exclusively hunt on a wide range of terrain that spans vast semi-arid desert, dense coastal bush, mountains and open savannah. We have access to over 3 million acres of privately owned land and game reserves, including over 700,000 acres of free range areas, bearing forth the high standard in trophy quality.
With over forty different species available to our hunters, and many occurring in a variety of habitats, we have found the need to establish camps within selected areas. This often allows our hunters to enjoy more than one area on the same safari, while ensuring we achieve the very best in trophy quality.
Our camps vary from comfortable safari-style homes to small and personal rustic camps in the north, with luxurious lodging on our family owned exclusive Game Reserve in the south. You can look forward to being spoiled, the African way, and enjoy some of the best local cooking South Africa has to offer. 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 7000 ft. 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.
In the central northern part of the Limpopo Province of South Africa on a pristine privately owned nature reserve, we offer 10 000 ha of typical African bush veld which varies from open country to very dense bush. Creeks and gullies open into marsh areas which makes hunting a unique and real African experience. The diversity of the terrain supports a large variety of birds and mammals. Animals like Elephant, White Rhino, Nyala, Zebra, Hippo and the rare Black Rhino are just some of the wildlife you can encounter.
The diversity of the terrain supports a large variety of birds and mammals. Animals like elephant, white rhino, nyala, zebra, hippo and the rare black rhino are just some of the wildlife you can encounter.
You will be accommodated in a luxurious game lodge with comfortable air-conditioned chalets with en-suite bathroom surrounding the pool area. There is an open-air bar, lounge and dining area under thatch for your leisure. Excellent cuisine, with personal supervision by a qualified chef and friendly African staff, awaits you.
Big Five Safaris
Most Dangerous Game Safaris are conducted in the provinces of Limpopo and Kwazulu-Natal. This will include Cape Buffalo, White Rhino, Lion and Elephant. Prices are available on request as we look forward to tailor make your dangerous game package to your needs.
Bird Shooting Safaris are conducted from April through September, in the Freestate, Eastern Cape 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 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.
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.
South Africa’s electricity supply is 220V AC 50Hz. Appliances of lesser voltage require transformers and adaptors.
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.