Species

Crocodile

Crocodile

About the Species The Nile crocodile is one of Africa's most unusual trophies. While the croc appears to be lazy and lethargic as he basks on the riverbank, do not be fooled; he is a shy, wary, and extremely cautious creature. The trophy crocodile may reach a length...

Elephant

Elephant

About the Species The African elephant is the world's largest land mammal. He stands more than eleven feet at the shoulder and can weigh in at over seven tons. His dark grey skin provides excellent camouflage in the dense brush of the bushveld. About the Hunt He moves...

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

About the Species Hippos are among the most dangerous game animals that can be hunted in South Africa. Hippos are gregarious and are found in family groups of between 5 and 20 animals. About the Hunt The hippo can be hunted both in the water and on land. When hunted...

Hartmann’s Zebra

Hartmann’s Zebra

About the Species Like most plains’ zebras, females and males are relatively the same size. These zebras are described as being striped on the head, the neck, and the flanks, and sparsely down the upper segments of the limbs then fading to white. About the Hunt...

Burchell’s Zebra

Burchell’s Zebra

About the Species Like most plains zebras, females and males are relatively the same size. Damara zebras are described as being striped on the head, the neck, and the flanks, and sparsely down the upper segments of the limbs then fading to white. About the Hunt The...

Blue Wildebeest

Blue Wildebeest

About the Species A very strong muscular appearance. The face, mane and tail are black with a bluish appearance. They have dark vertical stripes on the neck and flanks. Males and females have horns. About the Hunt The Blue Wildebeest, the Poor Mans Buffalo, not only...

Black Wildebeest

Black Wildebeest

About the Species The most interesting fact about Black Wildebeest is their comeback from near extinction. It is noted that only 17 of these animals were left after being eradicated due to carrying Mucous Disease, but due to successful conservation efforts, their...

Waterbuck

Waterbuck

About the Species The waterbuck is of a robust build. The shaggy coat is reddish-brown to grey, and becomes progressively darker with age. Males are darker than females. Waterbuck are characterised by a long neck and short, strong and black legs. About the Hunt An old...

Warthog

Warthog

About the Species A great animal to approach and observe, but be warned an extremely difficult animal to read, will up and leave in a second for no apparent reason while feeding. Boars will often be double the size of sows in body weight, displaying 2 dominant warts...

Steenbuck

Steenbuck

About the Species Small antelope, slim and elegant with a short head with large ears and long legs. The general colour is a reddish-brown with light coloured to white under parts. The insides of the ears are white with black stripes. There is a black stripe on top of...

White Springbuck

White Springbuck

About the Species White Springbuck were developed by selective breeding; the colour of the skin is all white except for the dark facial stripes and eyelashes. The skin fold on the back is usually closed but when the animal becomes excited, it thrusts it open fanning a...

Copper Springbuck

Copper Springbuck

About the Species Similar to a common springbok, but a copper or caramel colour replaces the white found on the belly of the common springbok and below the side stripes. These are one of the rarer springbucks. Both sexes have horns. About the Hunt It is the newest...

Common Springbuck

Common Springbuck

About the Species The Springbuck is the national emblem of the Republic of South Africa. A medium-sized gazelle, very graceful and handsomely patterned with a long fold of skin on its back. The general colour of the skin is khaki beige with distinct dark-brown stripes...

Black Springbuck

Black Springbuck

About the Species A medium-sized gazelle. The Black Springbuck is not a subspecies, but a colour phase of the South African Springbuck. Both sexes have horns. About the Hunt The Black Springbuck forms part of the four Springbuck colour variations. The Black Springbuck...

Southern Roan

Southern Roan

About the Species The roan antelope is a large antelope with a horse-like build. Characteristic features include a short and erect mane of greyish brown hair extending from the back of the neck along the midline of the back up to the rump, white patches around the...

Sable

Sable

About the Species The sable antelope has a compact and robust build, characterized by a thick neck and tough skin. Females and juveniles are chestnut to dark brown, while males begin darkening and turn black after three years. Both sexes have ringed horns which arch...

Mountain Reedbuck

Mountain Reedbuck

About the Species The Mountain Reedbuck is a medium-sized, graceful and shy antelope. Their fur is predominantly grey, but the head and shoulders are a reddish-brown. It has a fluffy white tail and striking white underparts. Forward curved horns are only found on...

Common Reedbuck

Common Reedbuck

About the Species The reedbuck is a medium-sized antelope generally found near water and especially on the floodplains. He is distinguished by a long neck and body, sturdy legs, and powerful hindquarters. Only the rams carry horns, which are generally short, heavily...

Ostrich

Ostrich

About the Species The Ostrich, a large flightless bird, is native to Africa and is the largest living species of bird that lays the largest egg of any living bird. They can sprint up to 43 miles an hour and run over distance at 31 miles an hour. Ostrich kicks can kill...

Nyala

Nyala

About the Species The nyala is a spiral-horned and middle-sized antelope, between a bushbuck and a kudu, native to southern Africa. Only the males have horns. About the Hunt The trophy quality of a bull is determined by good basses, a steep rise forming a “bell” and...

Vervet Monkey

Vervet Monkey

About the Species These common, gregarious animals live in family troops or small parties. Diurnal, they sleep at night in trees. Not strictly arboreal, they take readily to the ground in search of food and water, and are omnivorous. The call most often heard is a...

Red Lechwe

Red Lechwe

About the Species They are golden brown with white bellies. Males are darker in colour. His long, spiral-structured horns are vaguely lyre-shaped, they are found only in males. The hind legs are somewhat longer in proportion than in other antelopes, to ease...

Klipspringer

Klipspringer

About the Species The klipspringer is a small, sturdy antelope. The coat of the klipspringer, yellowish-grey to reddish-brown, acts as an efficient camouflage in its rocky habitat. A gregarious animal, the klipspringer is monogamous to a much greater extent than other...

Black Impala

Black Impala

About the Species Athletically-built, medium-sized antelope, the Black Impala is not a subspecies, but a colour phase of the Southern Impala, and developed by selective breeding. About the Hunt Black Impala are not big antelope, but can prove to be very difficult to...

Impala

Impala

About the Species Athletically-built, medium-sized antelope. The upper body of the impala is a deep reddish-brown. Three distinct social groups can be observed: the territorial males, bachelor herds and female herds. Active mainly during the day, the impala may be...

Cape Hartebeest

Cape Hartebeest

About the Species It has a particularly elongated forehead and oddly shaped horns, short neck, and pointed ears. Its legs, which often have black markings, are unusually long. Both sexes of all subspecies have horns, with those of females being more slender. They are...

Cape Gemsbuck

Cape Gemsbuck

About the Species The Gemsbok is a large antelope of striking appearance with long, spear-like horns. It has a thick, horse-like neck with a short mane and a compact, muscular body. In larger groups, you will usually find more females than males, but herds are mixed....

Cape Eland

Cape Eland

About the Species The largest of the spiral-horned family in South Africa, with a light tan or grey coat. Both sexes have horns with a steady spiral ridge. The common Eland is the slowest antelope, and also grazes at night. Eland herds are accompanied by a loud...

Grey Duiker

Grey Duiker

About the Species A small antelope that is brown in colour, with a black stripe on the snout from the forehead down to the nose. A black tuft of hair can be found between the ears of the female and the horns of the male. A solitary animal, and often nocturnal. About...

Caracal | Lynx

Caracal | Lynx

About the Species It is characterised by a robust build, long legs, a short face, long tufted ears, and long canine teeth. Its coat is uniformly reddish tan or sandy. The caracal is highly secretive and difficult to observe. It is territorial and lives mainly alone or...

Bush Pig

Bush Pig

About the Species They resemble the domestic pig, and can be identified by their blunt, muscular snouts, small eyes, pointed, tufted ears and buckled toes. Their colour varies from reddish-brown to dark brown and becomes darker with age. Bush pigs are social animals...

Limpopo Bushbuck

Limpopo Bushbuck

About the Species Bushbuck forms part of the Spiral Horned family and is the smallest of the family in South Africa. Males tend to be slightly redder than the dark brown of the southern species, but darker than the northern bushbuck. This species has keen senses and...

Cape Buffalo

Cape Buffalo

About the Species African buffaloes have few predators aside from lions and large crocodiles. As a member of the big five game, the Cape buffalo is a sought-after trophy in hunting. About the Hunt The trophy quality in a Buffalo lies with its base, a hard rough and...

Common Blesbuck

Common Blesbuck

About the Species It has a distinctive white face and forehead which inspired their name, because “bles” is the Afrikaans word for “bold”. They are one of the fastest breeding plains game species in Southern Africa. About the Hunt When judging the trophy quality of...

Chacma Baboon

Chacma Baboon

About the Species These baboons have long legs, and elongated faces, and their eyes are close together. The male is usually 30% larger than the female, and much more aggressive. About the Hunt They are often the hunter’s worst enemy, giving away one’s position with...