Looking for quality South Africa hunting safaris for plains game and Cape Buffalo? Big Game Hunting Adventures provides some of the best and most affordable hunting in South Africa.
We offer some outstanding South Africa hunting safaris in the highveld and bushveld of Limpopo & Mpumalanga Provinces. The locations vary from the open, rolling hills of the highveld, to the thickly wooded savannah forests of Baobab, Mopani, Marula, Camelthorn, and countless other trees in the Limpopo River valley.
The word “safari” comes from the Swahili term for “journey.” This is true both literally and in a figurative sense because no person who goes on safari in Africa returns home the same person. We strive to provide our hunters a truly authentic South African hunting safari with exceptional personal service. For this reason, we do not use outside PHs and we only book one hunting party at a time.
Over 90% of our trophies qualify for the SCI or Rowland Ward record book. We take pride in providing high quality trophies during unforgettable hunts while practicing fair chase hunting.
Instead, if you hunt with us, you will experience an African hunting safari the way it was meant to be: you’ll get to see and stalk some of the most elusive species on the continent, hear hyenas at night, and then wake up the next morning and do it all again.
Limpopo Province is one of the most popular Africa hunting safari destinations, and for good reason: the wild and unforgiving bush in Limpopo Province contains some of the best hunting in all of South Africa. We hunt plains game and buffalo on the border with Botswana and on the Marico River just before it turns into the Limpopo River. Rooibokkraal is the closest town (just under 4 hours northwest of O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg). We conduct our Africa hunting safaris on foot in thick Mopani and Thorn bush, over terrain that varies from hard rocky areas to sandy veld, between mountains and valleys, and along the banks of seasonal rivers. Spectacular landscapes and breath-taking scenery await the hunter who wants a true challenge in some of the most unforgiving bush South Africa has to offer.
Best Time of Year For Hunting In The Bushveld
We book Africa hunting safaris all year long in Limpopo Province. April through August fall during the fall/winter months of the dry season in South Africa. Since they have the most pleasant weather, those months are very popular among hunters. However, the hunting right at the end of the dry season in September and October is also really good for hunters who don’t mind the discomfort of hotter weather.
Hunting In The Highveld
For those who want to book an Africa hunting safari in South Africa’s highveld, we have one hunting area in Mpumalanga Province, which is located approximately two hours outside of Johannesburg. The terrain varies from harsh, rocky craigs to gently rolling hills and provides outstanding habitat for a wide variety of plains game. We limit the number of hunters we bring here and have strict quotas on the number of animals that are hunted each year to ensure that we maintain the high trophy quality.
Best Time of Year For Hunting In The Highveld
We book Africa hunting safaris in Mpumalanga Province all year long. This hunting area is approximately 3,600 feet above sea level, so temperatures are relatively cool and pleasant all year round. June and July are the most popular months to hunt, but hunting conditions are still excellent virtually the entire year.
Typical Day On A South Africa Hunting Safari
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 and the PH leave camp around sunrise in a 4×4 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!
What Is The Food Like On An Africa Hunting Safari?
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.
Meals 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.