2020-2021 South African Hunting Safari Packages

Regardless of whether you’ve always dreamed about hunting cape buffalo or plains game, you’ll enjoy unparalleled service and an unforgettable African hunting adventure if you book one of our South African hunting safari packages.

At Big Game Hunting Adventures, we’ll deliver the high quality South African hunting safari at a reasonable price that you’ve always dreamed of. We are not a high volume outfitter and instead focus on providing a limited number of high quality hunts. Since we book a limited number of trophy hunting safaris each year and only take one hunting party at a time, we deliver an outstanding African hunting experience with exceptional service to all of our hunters.

So, if you’ve always dreamed of a true African hunting adventure like the ones you read about in Outdoor Life and Sports Afield, then book a South Africa hunting safari package with us for the hunting trip of a lifetime. picture of south africa hunting kudu 2018Please note: we know every hunter is unique, so our African hunting safari packages are flexible. All of these packages may be upgraded with additional game animals and/or hunting days. You may also substitute different animals for the ones listed with the package. For each package, safari hunts for other game like crocodile, hippo, lechwe, and roan can be arranged as well, but require advance notice. 

If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for below, contact us and we’ll build a custom hunting package specifically for you.

While you’re responsible for paying for your airline ticket, taxidermy, and shipment of your trophies home, our South Africa hunting packages include all costs associated with the hunt. There are no hidden fees. Our African hunting safaris all include pick-up and drop off at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Join us on one of our South Africa hunting packages for first class lodging, excellent food, and outstanding hunting!

The South Africa hunting packages listed below are valid for hunts booked in 2020 and 2021.

1×1: One Hunter Guided By One Professional Hunter
2×1: Two Hunters Guided By One Professional Hunter

South Africa Plains Game Hunting Packages

Looking for the best Africa hunting trips?

Our Bushveld Adventure is our most popular African hunting safari package.

This hunt includes 10 days accommodation and trophy fees for kudu, blue wildebeest, impala and warthog. Book this hunt and enjoy a classic safari hunt in the untamed bushveld of South Africa’s Limpopo Province. Fair chase hunting, no game farms, and no hidden costs.

Bushveld Adventure
10 Days (9 Nights) Accommodation
Kudu, Blue Wildebeest, Impala, & Warthog
$7,090 Per Hunter (1×1)
$6,730 Per Hunter (2×1)
$1,967 Per Non-Hunter

The bushveld of northwest Limpopo Province is famous as one of the best destinations for kudu and impala hunting in all of southern Africa. In addition to the big kudu, blue wildebeest, and impala this area is known for, this part of the country is also home to large and diverse populations of many other species of plains game. With the opportunity to enjoy an incredible African safari hunting experience for exceptional trophy quality animals in one of the wildest and least developed areas remaining in South Africa, it’s easy to understand why this is one of our most popular hunting packages. This South African hunting safari includes the trophy fees for a kudu, a blue wildebeest, an impala, and a warthog.

Species Available At This Camp: Blue Wildebeest, Bushpig, Bushbuck, Cape Buffalo, Duiker, Eland, Gemsbok, Giraffe, Impala, Klipspringer, Kudu, Nyala, Sable, Steenbok, Warthog, Waterbuck, and Zebra

Testimonial: For those booking a hunt with John, you should know that what he is a guy you can depend upon: he is solid, dependable, experienced, and will deliver on what he tells you. I value honesty and integrity and both John and the professional hunters he works with have it in spades. I booked a plains game hunt with John and couldn’t have been more satisfied when it was over. The camp on the Limpopo is exactly what I wanted: it’s dedicated only to you (there are no other hunters) and is old style. Kobus (my PH) and Fielmon (my tracker) are both highly experienced and it was fascinating to watch them work together. It was an incredible experience!

-Bob Fletcher picture of kudu on south african hunting safari bushveld

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First Timer’s Adventure
7 Days (6 Nights) Accommodation
Red Hartebeest, Black Wildebeest, Blesbok, Springbok
$4,995 Per Hunter (1×1)
$4,735 Per Hunter (2×1)
$1,346 per Non-Hunter

This South African hunting package is perfect for the first time hunter to Africa as well as those with limited time or a strict budget. Taking place in the highveld, hunters booked for this plains game hunting safari will get to experience breathtaking scenery and take in the awe-inspiring sight of massive herds of game traveling across the open grasslands. This package includes the trophy fees for four of South Africa’s most iconic plains game species: red hartebeest, black wildebeest, blesbok, and springbok.

Species Available At This Camp: Blesbok, Black Wildebeest, Eland, Impala, Kudu, Mountain Reedbuck, Red Hartebeest, Roan, Springbok, Warthog, Waterbuck, and Zebra.

Testimonial: I saw more game animals than I have ever seen in my entire life hunting in Texas. During my time in the highveld, I was blessed to take a beautiful zebra along with a monster black wildebeest, blesbok, and springbok. The accommodations were first class. I felt like a VIP the entire time. When you hunt there it is literally all about you.

The other best aspect of the hunt was my PH Kobus. When I arrived and shook his hand that first day at the airport we were client and PH. When I shook his hand getting on the plane to return to the United States, we were friends. That sounds very cliché but it is the truth. Kobus was professional, extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, patient with a newbie like me, he delivers everything he promises, and above all he is a good man. I enjoyed every second we spent together and I am very much looking forward to hunting with him again!

-Matt Acostapicture of black wildebeest on south african hunting safari highveld

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Family Plains Game Hunting Package
10 Days (9 Nights) Accommodation for 2 Hunters
Each Hunter: Kudu, Impala, & Warthog
6 Animals Total
$11,130 ($5,560 Per Hunter)
$1,967 Per Non-Hunter

This is often booked as a father and son hunting package, but it’s also the perfect opportunity for any two friends or family members to enjoy a classic African plains game hunt together at an affordable price. The Family Package safari is almost identical to the Bushveld Package. The only differences are that the Family Package includes the daily rates for two hunters as well as trophy fees for two kudu, two impala, and two warthog. However, it does not include the trophy fee for blue wildebeest. Regardless of whether you want a hunt for two friends or a husband and wife, a father and daughter, or a father and son hunting package, each guest will get the hunting adventure of a lifetime in one of Africa’s premier areas for hunting plains game.

Species Available At This Camp: Blue Wildebeest, Bushpig, Bushbuck, Cape Buffalo, Duiker, Eland, Gemsbok, Giraffe, Impala, Klipspringer, Kudu, Nyala, Sable, Steenbok, Warthog, Waterbuck, and Zebra

Testimonial: I took my 14 year old son on this hunt and I can’t say enough good things about the experience! Big Game Hunting Adventures was absolutely great and John had everything totally prepared for us. Every detail of the hunting experience was taken care of in an exceptional manner. The number of animals we saw on this hunt was amazing and Johan (our PH) was perfect. With his help, we took some very nice trophies on our safari. This was the hunt of a lifetime and we’re looking forward to hunting with them again soon!

-Richard Petreepicture of eland on south african hunting safari

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Deluxe Plains Game Hunting Package
14 Days (13 Nights) Accommodation
Kudu, Eland, Waterbuck, Gemsbok, Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Impala, & Warthog
$15,165 Per Hunter (1×1)
$2,794 Per Non-Hunter

We built this South African hunting safari package specifically for serious trophy hunters who want to pursue a wide variety of African game animals during a single hunt. This package also takes place in the wild and undeveloped bushveld of northwest Limpopo Province and is the ultimate plains game hunting safari for the species native to that area. Nowhere else will you get the opportunity to hunt for Africa’s premier species of plains game like this at such a reasonable price.

Species Available At This Camp: Blue Wildebeest, Bushpig, Bushbuck, Cape Buffalo, Duiker, Eland, Gemsbok, Giraffe, Impala, Klipspringer, Kudu, Nyala, Sable, Steenbok, Warthog, Waterbuck, and Zebra

Testimonial: An epic trip! We were anticipating a nice hunting camp, a fair chance at a few animals for me, good food, and some decent wildlife watching to entertain my wife and her friends. What all of us found was five star dining at a beautiful ecotourism resort that had fabulous hunting and a staff who went out of their way to make sure we had a great time. This far exceeded our wildest expectations and we couldn’t be more pleased! My wife and I were thinking this was the trip of a lifetime, but we and I are already planning to return. Kobus, Billy, Filoman, Rasilli and the rest of the team are true professionals, and all of us left knowing we’d become good friends. I feel incredibly lucky to have connected with Big Game Hunting Adventures and John!

-Tom Fetherston picture of kudu on south african hunting safari bushveld 2

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South Africa Cape Buffalo Hunting Package
7 Days (6 Nights) Accommodation
$14,300 Per Hunter (1×1)
$14,050 Per Hunter (2×1)
$1,350 Per Non-Hunter

When it comes to hunting adventures, few experiences can compare to matching wits with the legendary Black Death on foot in the African bushveld. After all, there’s a reason why cape buffalo are the most sought after member of the Big Five. This hunt takes place on our wild and undeveloped hunting area in northwest Limpopo Province. In addition to healthy populations of plains game and buffalo, this area still has that “wild Africa” feel with herds of elephants that roam the countryside, crocodiles in the river, and the sounds of  hyenas and jackals at night. So, if you’ve always dreamed of a true African safari hunting adventure like the ones you read about in Outdoor Life and Sports Afield, then you’ll have the trip of a lifetime on a Cape Buffalo hunting safari with us. This package includes the trophy fee for a trophy cape buffalo bull.

We have a 100% success rate over the past four years and our lifetime success rate on Cape Buffalo hunting safaris is over 90%. We only hunt hard bossed bulls, not immature bulls who have not had an opportunity to breed.

Species Available At This Camp: Blue Wildebeest, Bushpig, Bushbuck, Cape Buffalo, Duiker, Eland, Gemsbok, Giraffe, Impala, Klipspringer, Kudu, Nyala, Sable, Steenbok, Warthog, Waterbuck, and Zebra

Testimonial: First class outfit all the way around! They really make the whole deal easy and are right there for you the whole hunt every step of the way. John, Kobus, Johan and the rest of the crew will take good care of you and do everything possible to ensure a safe, successful, and very enjoyable hunting experience. I just completed my second safari with them and I’m ready for a third!

-Jerry McDonaldpicture of cape buffalo on south african hunting safari

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South Africa Cape Buffalo/Sable Hunting Package
8 Days (7 Nights) Accommodation
1 Cape Buffalo Bull & 1 Trophy Sable
$19,770 Per Hunter (1×1)
$1,555 Per Non-Hunter

With their long and spectacular curved horns, sable antelope are another one of Africa’s most desired trophy animals right up there with buffalo. Fortunately, this African safari hunting package is an excellent opportunity to hunt both sable and buffalo on the same trip at a discount. This hunt also takes place on our hunting area in the bushveld of northern Limpopo Province and there are good prospects for a taking 40″+ sable bull on this hunt. This package includes the trophy fee for a trophy cape buffalo bull and a sable.

Species Available At This Camp: Baboon, Blue Wildebeest, Bushpig, Bushbuck, Cape Buffalo, Duiker, Eland, Gemsbok, Giraffe, Impala, Klipspringer, Kudu, Nyala, Sable, Steenbok, Warthog, Waterbuck, and Zebra

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picture of sable on south african hunting safari

Why Should I Book A South Africa Hunting Safari Package With You?

  • No hidden costs: our South Africa safari hunting packages include everything except for your air fare, taxidermy, and shipment of your trophies.
  • We are not a high turnover outfit. Instead, we focus on providing quality hunts with the best possible experience for each guest. For that reason, we only book one hunt at a time. Instead of sharing the area with people that you don’t know, you’ll have the whole place to yourself. This allows us to give you our full attention and ensure that you receive VIP treatment on your hunt.
  • We’ll pick you up at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. So, unlike a hunt in Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, or the Eastern Cape of South Africa, no follow on airline flights or plane charters to places like Harare or Port Elizabeth are necessary if you book a South Africa hunting package with us.
  • If you want to bring your own rifle, we’ll get a temporary import permit for you and help you with all the paperwork involved at no extra charge. So, there is no need to go through the hassle of importing your rifle on your own or pay an additional $200-300 to another company for their help with this.
  • We book a limited number of hunts each year, abide by strict quotas, and carefully manage our hunting areas. This ensures that our hunters have high success rates and take the best quality trophies possible (over 90% of our trophies make the Safari Club International or Rowland Ward record book).
  • Our Professional Hunters (PHs) are friendly, knowledgeable, and have many years worth of experience guiding North American, European, and Asian hunters on plains game and dangerous game hunting safaris.
  • We take pride in providing authentic African hunting safaris with outstanding personal service before, during, and after your hunt. You will not have problems getting in touch us when and we’ll be available to you through the entire process to provide assistance with anything you need related to the hunt.
  • We strive to provide high quality, all-inclusive African hunting safaris with no hidden costs. We specialize in providing classic safari hunting adventures and do not offer cull hunts or hunts for non-trophy animals. Not every hunting outfitter prices their hunts in this manner. There are lots of “cheap” or “discount” African safari hunting packages out there advertising cut rate hunting prices and hunters who book those sort of trips often get what they pay for.
  • This is a veteran owned and operated business and we plan all of our safari hunts with military precision and attention to detail.

For more useful information on our Africa hunting packages, read our Africa FAQ.

Advantages of Booking An Africa Hunting Safari Package

The biggest advantage of booking a hunting package with us is that our packages are priced at a slight discount. We also build our Africa hunting packages for the ideal length of time to hunt the animals included. This is especially helpful for hunters on their first trip to Africa. Finally, as previously mentioned, our Africa hunting packages include all the costs associated with the actual hunt. The price advertised here is the price that you will pay at the end of your hunt.

Can I Take Additional Animals If I Book An African Hunting Safari Package?

Absolutely! During the course of a hunt you will normally encounter hundreds of animals each day. It’s virtually guaranteed that you’ll run into a couple different species that you were not planning on hunting (and maybe didn’t even know existed prior to your safari) while you’re in Africa. We pride ourselves in flexibility and if you decide that you’re interested in taking an additional animal or two, just let your PH know and he’ll do his best to get you a shot at what you’re after. Additional animals are priced at our normal trophy fees.

What Happens If I Don’t Take An Animal Included In A Package?

We historically have success rates over 90% on most species of plains game. However, since we do practice fair chase hunting for wild animals, nothing is guaranteed and hunters do occasionally fail to take an animal they were after. So, if you do not take one of the animals included in your package, you will not be charged the trophy fee (at time of booking) for that animal. That being said, while we will make every effort to recover all animals wounded during our hunts, any animal wounded and not found will be charged full price.

What Is A Typical Day Like On An African Safari Hunting Trip?

A normal hunting day normally begins early in the morning when the hunters wake up and eat breakfast, which consists of coffee, rusks (a hard, dry biscuit), cereal, and juice. Generally, the hunters, the PH, and the trackers leave camp around sunrise in a 4×4 hunting vehicle carrying a cooler full of drinks and snacks. Depending on the desires and physical abilities of the hunter, we may hunt on foot via tracking or walk and stalk, set up on a good vantage point and glass for animals, or hunt from a blind.

Depending on how things go, the hunters may eat lunch in the bush during a break from the hunt, or they may return to the main camp to eat. The hunt then continues until dusk, when the hunters return to camp for dinner and to prepare for the adventures of the next day!

We recently hosted a plains game hunt for a Marine veteran wounded in Iraq. The video we made of his safari does a great job of showing what the area looks like and how we conduct our hunts.

What Is The Food Like On An African Hunting Safari?

Regardless of whether you’re visiting from the USA, Canada, Europe, or Asia, excellent food is really a point of emphasis for us on our South Africa hunting safaris and we take great pride in serving delicious meals prepared from the game taken on the hunt. All meals are prepared on site by our professionally trained chef and consist of a combination of authentic South African cuisine and wild game.picture of dinner on south african hunting safariMeals feature lots of meat, vegetables, and fruit and are accompanied by fine South African wines specifically chosen to compliment the meal. After a hard day of hunting, you’ll get a chance to relax and unwind with a sundowner and snacks around the fire pit before dinner while you rehash the day’s experiences and talk about tomorrow’s plans.

What Are The Accommodations Like On An Africa Hunting Safari?

Our hunters all stay in individual chalets wired with 220v electricity. Each chalet is kept in pristine condition and furnished with a bed, sink, toilet, and a shower. Our camps also feature a fully stocked bar, an outside dining area, and an outdoor fire pit so you can sit around the campfire and swap stories each evening. The camp staff will also do your laundry as necessary over the course of the hunt. To learn more details and to see photographs of the accommodations you’ll stay in if you book one of our safari hunting packages, visit our plains game or cape buffalo pages.

Can I Bring A Friend/Family Member Along Who Doesn’t Want To Hunt?

Sure! Our facilities in South Africa are all very comfortable and non-hunting guests are welcome in camp. A large number of our hunters bring along friends and/or family members who are not interested in hunting, but still want to enjoy seeing what Africa is like. For this reason, non-hunting guests are welcome to accompany the hunters on safari each day and we are happy to arrange a game drive, photographic safari, other wildlife viewing opportunity for them.

We can also organize other activities like hot air balloon rides, wildlife viewing, photo safaris, trips to Kruger National Park (which is a great opportunity to see other wildlife like lion and rhino), or visits to nearby tourist attractions. Contact us for pricing on these additional activities.

South Africa Hunting Itinerary

Day 1: Your Professional Hunter will meet you at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg in the arrivals hall immediately after you clear passport control and customs. If you brought your own rifle, we will have a pre-approved rifle import permit ready and he will help you retrieve it from the police office in the airport.

You’ll then head straight to camp. Depending on what time you arrive, we’ll stop for breakfast/lunch/dinner or snacks as necessary during the drive. Time permitting, we’ll make a quick stop at the range to check your rifle and potentially hunt that afternoon/evening.

Day 2 Through 2nd T0 Last Day: These days are completely dedicated to hunting. A normal day on one of our Africa hunting safaris normally begins early in the morning when the hunters wake up and eat breakfast, which consists of coffee, rusks (a hard, dry biscuit), cereal, and juice. Generally, the hunters and the PH leave camp around sunrise in a 4×4 vehicle carrying a cooler full of drinks and snacks.

Depending on how things go, hunters may eat lunch in the bush during a break from the hunt, or they may return to the main camp to eat. The hunt then continues until dusk, when the hunters return to the hunting lodge for dinner and to prepare for the next day!

Last Day: At the end of the hunt, you’ll eat breakfast in camp and then your PH will drive you back to Johannesburg. We can also take you souvenir shopping on the way to the airport and eat lunch in the city. Your PH will assist you in checking your bags and rifle (if you brought one). He will stay with you until you successfully make it through the security checkpoint.

Included in our South Africa Hunting Safari Packages:
Trophy fees for specified animals
Accommodation, food, and beverages for specified number of days
Exclusive use of the hunting area
Services of a licensed Professional Hunter
Pre-Approved firearm import service or use of one of our rifles with a reasonable quantity of ammunition
Meet & Greet at airport
Transportation between Johannesburg International Airport and hunting areas
Reasonable quantity of alcoholic beverages
Laundry service during the hunt
Skinning and field preparation of trophies
Delivery of trophies to a taxidermist and shipping company
CITES Permit (if applicable)
Baiting (if applicable)

Not Included in our South Africa Hunting Safari Packages:
Gratuities for staff members
Taxidermy fees
Shipment of trophies
Airline tickets
Personal, travel, and trophy insurance
International calls from cell phones or landlines

All our African safri hunting packages are in US dollars and can be upgraded with additional hunting days and additional game animals at the normal daily rates and trophy fees as listed on our price list.

For hunters that do not wish to bring their own rifles, we have scoped rifles chambered in .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, .338 Winchester Magnum, .375 H&H, and .375 Ruger available for our clients to use during their African hunting safari. We provide use of the rifle and ammunition suitable for hunting plains game or Cape Buffalo as appropriate at no extra charge.

Note: we are not set up for bow hunting safaris.

REFERENCES AND TESTIMONIALS

Just send us an email and we’ll send you a list of references you can contact. You can also check out some reviews and testimonials our previous hunters have posted online.

Matt A. testimonial on AfricaHunting.com

Lou T. testimonial AfricaHunting.com

Mike S. testimonial on the 24 Hour Campfire

We donated a hunt to the Send-A-Vet Foundation and hosted a Mike Stilson, who was wounded in Iraq during September 2007, on a plains game hunt in 2017. There’s a great article about Big Game Hunting Adventures and how we helped sponsor Mike’s hunt on Wide Open Spaces that’s well worth your time to check out.

To learn more about booking an incredible African hunting adventure, simply click the “Get More Information” button below. You’ll be taken to a contact form on the next page where you can enquire about availability for particular dates and ask any questions you may have about our South Africa hunting safaris.

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