Looking for quality trophy Zebra hunting in South Africa? We have some of the best and most affordable plains Zebra hunting around and take some truly magnificent Zebra trophies each year.
Why should I go Zebra hunting with you? If you book with us, you’ll hunt Zebra in South Africa’s Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces. These areas have outstanding Zebra habitat and are home to very large and healthy populations of Zebra. We have exclusive hunting rights on all our hunting areas and carefully manage the wildlife populations for outstanding trophy quality. In keeping with these management practices, we abide by strict quotas and only book a limited number of Zebra hunts.
For these reasons, we have very high (over 95%) success rates on our Zebra hunting safaris shoot some beautiful Zebras each year. Additionally, by booking with us, you’ll enjoy a truly authentic African safari with exceptional personal service. We do not use outside PHs and we only book one hunting party at a time, so you’ll have exclusive use of the hunting area during your trip.
Due to all of these factors, we can provide an incredible Zebra hunting experience that few other outfitters can match. If you’ve always dreamed of hunting the legendary and iconic Zebra in South Africa, then you need to book one of our Zebra hunts. What Zebra hunting methods do you use? The vast majority of our Zebra hunting is conducted via walk and stalk. Sometimes we drive until find a recent track crossing the road that is big enough and then follow on foot. Another common tactic is to slowly walk through areas containing known food or water sources while on the lookout for animals moving through the area.
How much does a Zebra hunting safari in South Africa with you cost? For the 2023 hunting season, our trophy fee for Zebra is $1,050. Along with Blue Wildebeest, Impala, Kudu, and Warthog, Zebra are extremely popular among visiting hunters. Because of this, they are also included in several of our hunting packages, especially the “Highveld/Kruger” package, at a discount.
When do you do your Zebra hunting? Zebra are another species that may be successfully hunted virtually all year round. However, late April through November are the best months to hunt Zebra in South Africa. During this time, visibility is much better and the zebra tend to be more concentrated around water sources.
What is the average shot distance when Zebra hunting? Since zebra are herd animals, they can be difficult to approach closely. However, most shots on Zebra occur at ranges between 75 and 175 yards.
What is your average trophy size of Zebra taken in South Africa when hunting with you? Zebra are not judged as trophies in the traditional manner of horned animals. Instead, a trophy on a Zebra hunting safari is judged by the quality of the hide. Younger males and females will usually have “clean” hides with few scars. Older Zebras, especially males, will have hides with lots of “character” and display many scars from fights with predators and other zebra. Some hunters want a clean hide, others prefer a hide with lots of character. It’s all in the eye of the beholder and we can accommodate hunters who desire either trait.
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What is the best rifle caliber for Zebra hunting? Though Zebra are not quite as tough as Blue Wildebeest, they are still a very large and resilient animal and must be treated with respect. In order to avoid a potentially long day of tracking, you should not go hunting for Zebra with small, under powered cartridges. The .308 Winchester and .30-06 Springfield (when using premium 180gr bullets) should be considered the minimum cartridge necessary for hunting Zebra in South Africa. The .300 Winchester Magnum, the .338 Winchester Magnum, and the 8mm Remington Magnum are also great choices for Zebra hunting, especially when taking a longer range shot.
Especially considering the fact that Zebra are often pursued on a hunt for thick skinned, dangerous game, such as buffalo, there is nothing wrong with hunting zebra with a larger caliber rifle, such as a 9.3x62mm Mauser, .375 H&H Magnum, a .416 Rigby, or even a .458 Lott for Zebra hunting. As long as controlled expansion rounds are used, these larger bore rifles will work quite well and cause minimal damage to the meat or cape of the animal.
What is the best recommended Zebra shot placement? When trying to decide on the best Zebra shot placement, remember: the traditional shoulder shot is usually the best choice. When the zebra is standing broadside, simply aim at the center of the Zebra’s shoulder, about one third of the way up the body. Don’t forget to adjust your aiming point accordingly if the Zebra is quartering towards or away from you: aim slightly forward if the Zebra is quartering towards you and slightly to the rear if the Zebra is quartering away.Finally, aim for a specific stripe on the Zebra and “call the color” before your shot.
Zebra Scientific Name: Equus quagga burchellii, also known as Burchell’s Zebra
How do you distinguish males from females when hunting Zebra? It can actually be pretty difficult to determine the difference between male and female Zebra.
As you can see in the photo below, the only significant differences between the male (left) and the female (right), is that the male has a slightly larger neck and the presence of testicles, which the female lacks. Luckily, tags are issued without regards to sex and gender determination is not extremely important while Zebra hunting.