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.
BATTLEFIELDS SAFARI AREA
….operates various hunting areas across South Africa providing us with specie flexibility to customise your hunt to meet your specific needs. This allows us to tailor your safari to ensure the optimum experience, best fit and maximum time in the veld – “Live the African Legacy!”
Our Battlefields – Central South Africa – Northern Cape Safari Areas are situated in close proximity to Kimberley, the “Diamond City”. These pristine hunting areas, exceeding 37000 acres are based in the centre of the historical battlefields of the Anglo Boer War (1899 to 1902) with several monuments and museums in testimony.
These pristine hunting areas will allow you to take a step back in time and explore the historical hunting grounds of the past.
This semi-arid region varies with habitats and ecosystems which includes Kalahari sand veld, savannah and Northern Cape bushveld decorated with iconic Camel Thorn trees. Most species of plains game, are sustained in this vast landscape and a wide variety of wildlife is on offer in this free roaming environment. Popular species include, but are not limited to, Buffalo, Blue Wildebeest, Blesbuck, Eland, Oryx, Kudu, Lechwe, Nyala, Roan antelope, Sable antelope, Tsessebe, Red Hartebeest, Springbuck, Burchell’s Zebra and Black Wildebeest.
After a hard day’s hunting, you can retire to luxury accommodation, enjoy the campfire and be entertained to fine dining in comfort. You will be able to share tales of exceptional hunts and whilst creating your own memories, make your dreams come true and continue the traditions of one of Africa’s most magnificent hunting grounds.
DOUGLAS SAFARI AREA
Douglas – Central South Africa – Northern Cape Province – Hunting Area with the Kalahari Desert to the North, the Great Karoo to the South is 50 miles west of Kimberley, the “Diamond City”. This pristine 11 000 acre hunting area is located in close proximity of the confluence of the Orange and Vaal rivers, the two largest rivers in South Africa – far from the hustle and bustle.
This Pristine Hunting Area will allow you to take a step back in time and explore the historical hunting grounds of the past. This semi-arid region varies with habitats and ecosystems which includes Kalahari sand veld, savannah, and Northern Cape bushveld decorated with iconic Camel Thorn trees. A wide variety of wildlife, most species of plains game, are sustained in this vast landscape. Popular species include, but are not limited to, Buffalo, Blue Wildebeest, Blesbuck, Eland, Oryx, Kudu, Roan antelope, Sable antelope, Tsessebe, Red Hartebeest, Springbuck, Burchell’s Zebra and Black Wildebeest.
After a day’s hunting, you can retire to comfortable accommodation and enjoy a 5 star meal in comfort. This is a gem in the wildest regions of Southern Africa .
- Luxury and comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms
- Swimming Pool
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.
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 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.