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 Gauteng, Limpopo, & Mpumalanga Provinces. The locations vary from the rolling hills of the highveld, to the banks of the Limpopo River, and the lush forests of the Musina Bushveld.
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 great pride in providing high quality trophies during unforgettable hunts while practicing fair chase hunting. We absolutely do not partake in put and take or canned shooting.
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 near the Limpopo River and the border with Botswana. Alldays is the closest town (about 5 1/2 hours north of 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 Limpopo Province
We book Africa hunting safaris all year long in Limpopo Province. April through August have the most pleasant weather and are very popular among hunters. However, the hunting right at the end of the dry season in September and October provides some great opportunities for several species, but especially for incredible trophy Kudu and Impala, and is well worth the discomfort of the slightly hotter weather.
|Month||Average High||Average Low||# Days With Rain||Monthly Rainfall|
|January||88°F (31°C)||68°F (20°C)||12||2.1"|
|February||87°F (31°C)||67°F (19°C)||12||3.1"|
|March||86°F (30°C)||66°F (19°C)||14||2.6"|
|April||84°F (29°C)||61°F (16°C)||9||1.1"|
|May||81°F (27°C)||54°F (12°C)||3||.2"|
|June||77°F (25°C)||50°F (10°C)||5||.6"|
|July||76°F (24°C)||48°F (9°C)||4||.4"|
|August||82°F (28°C)||52°F (11°C)||3||.5"|
|September||85°F (29°C)||57°F (14°C)||4||.3"|
|October||86°F (30°C)||61°F (16°C)||9||1.4"|
|November||87°F (31°C)||64°F (17°C)||13||2.8"|
|December||88°F (31°C)||66°F (19°C)||14||3.6"|
Available Dangerous Game: Cape Buffalo, Elephant, Hippopotamus, Crocodile
Hunting In Gauteng Province
For those who want to book an Africa hunting safari in South Africa’s highveld, we have one hunting area in Gauteng Province, which is located approximately an hour and a half 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. This hunting area has had very little hunting pressure over the last decade, which has allowed many of the animals to grow to gigantic proportions. 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. The prices for hunting here are the same as all of our other hunting areas, but if you are interested in one of our highveld hunts, ensure that you inquire about your hunt as soon as possible to secure your spot so that you don’t miss out on the fantastic hunting available.
Best Time of Year For Hunting In Gauteng Province
We book Africa hunting safaris in Gauteng Province from 15 April to 15 September. This hunting area is approximately 5,000 feet above sea level, so temperatures are relatively cool all year round. June and July are still the most popular months to hunt, but hunting conditions are excellent April through September.
|Month||Average High||Average Low||# Days With Rain||Monthly Rainfaill|
Hunting In Mpumalanga Province
The lowveld areas of South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province offer our hunters some of magnificent landscapes and many different species of game. Our hunting area here varies from thick lowveld scrub to wide open plains, which provides the hunter with a challenging hunt. Our hunting for blesbok and fallow deer is particularly outstanding here.
Available Plains Game: Cape Eland, Greater Kudu, Nyala, Blesbok, Fallow Deer, Limpopo Bushbuck, Waterbuck, Lechwe, Springbok, Impala, Mountain Reedbuck, Common Reedbuck, Duiker, Steenbok, Klipspringer, Grey Rhebuck, Warthog, Bushpig
Kruger National Park is located within a reasonable distance of all of our hunting areas. If desired, we can arrange trips to this amazing wildlife reserve. Please contact us for details.
Best Time of Year For Hunting In Mpumalanga Province
Our hunting area in Mpumlanga Province gets the most rain and has the most water of any of our hunting areas. This elevated rainfall makes for excellent conditions for our population of Red Lechwe. Temperatures are mild all year long. However, May through September are the driest and most popular months to hunt here.
|Month||Average High||Average Low||# Days With Rain||Monthly Rainfall|
|January||82°F (28°C)||63°F (17°C)||17||4.1"|
|February||82°F (28°C)||62°F (16°C)||13||3.8"|
|March||82°F (28°C)||62°F (16°C)||11||3.6"|
|April||79°F (26°C)||58°F (14°C)||10||2.5"|
|May||76°F (24°C)||51°F (10°C)||3||.2"|
|June||73°F (22°C)||47°F (8°C)||2||.4"|
|July||73°F (22°C)||46°F (7°C)||2||.3"|
|August||76°F (24°C)||49°F (9°C)||3||.3"|
|September||80°F (26°C)||53°F (12°C)||5||.7"|
|October||80°F (26°C)||57°F (14°C)||13||2.0"|
|November||80°F (26°C)||60°F (15°C)||16||4.1"|
|December||81°F (27°C)||62°F (16°C)||17||4.4"|
Your Professional Hunters
Kobus and Johan, our two professional hunters, have over 30 years experience guiding Africa hunting safaris between them and are both fully licensed professional hunters. They are also members of the Professional Hunters’ Association of South Africa and have safely and successfully guided clients on hundreds safaris. They tailor hunts to the abilities and desires of each individual hunter. Regardless of your hunting experience level, they guarantee the South Africa hunting safari of a lifetime.
Typical Day On A South Africa Hunting Safari
Usually, a normal hunting day begins early in the morning when the hunters are woken up and served breakfast, which consists of coffee, rusks (a hard, dry biscuit), cereal, and juice. Generally, the hunters and the PH (professional hunter) leave camp at or before sunrise in a 4×4 vehicle carrying a cooler full of drinks and snacks. Once they arrive at a promising location, the hunters will continue the hunt on foot. 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. We take great pride in serving delicious meals prepared from the game taken on the hunt. The hunt then continues until dusk, when the hunters return to camp for dinner and to prepare for the adventures of the next day!
Excellent food is really a point of emphasis for us on our South Africa hunting safaris, so we also employ a professionally trained chef who will accompany you on the entire trip. 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.
Above are some photos of the sleeping accommodations (L) and dining tent (R) at our main hunting hunting area in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.