SOUTH AFRICA: First Hunt with Cruiser Safaris

Discussion in 'Hunting Reports' started by RandEMT, May 30, 2014.

  1. RandEMT

    RandEMT New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Nevada
    Member of:
    SCI, SFW, MDF, RMEF, NRA, NWTF
    Hunted:
    USA, South Africa
    I am a long time reader but this is my first post here. I just got back 5 days ago from Cruiser Safaris with my dad and good buddy. My wife, my mom and even my mother-in-law came along too. We planned and saved for years and so I had very high expectations of what I wanted in a safari. I can honestly say that Cruiser met and then exceeded every one of my expectations. We all went on 8 day 5 animal packages. I tagged out in 3 days! In our hunting group that week we had a 57 inch kudu, 41 inch gemsbok, nearly 18 inch blesbok, 14 inch warthogs, 28 inch wildebeest, a top 100 SCI red hartebeest and a caracal cat at mid-day. They have access to land nearby the lodge and also access to an awesome and very large mountain property (big kudu!). Game was abundant and every hunter took many more trophies than we had planned. I think four hunters took about 45 animals that week! Staff was excellent from top to bottom. Grounds and rooms were awesome! It was as comfortable as being at home with good friends. And the staff became just that, friends. Cruiser Bob, the US booking agent is amazing. Every single bit of information you need to pull this off will be provided to you by him, in detail. I could go on and on about this whole experience. There are probably many places where you could end up getting a good deal for the time of you life, I can just wholeheartedly give you my recommendation about Cruiser Safaris. I can't wait to go back!
     
    AfricaHunting.com likes this.
  2. Bobpuckett

    Bobpuckett GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    4,039
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Russellville
    My Photos:
    27
    Member of:
    NAHC Life Member, NRA Life Member,SCI, Buckmasters
    Hunted:
    USA(from Coast to Coast and Alaska), Germany, South Africa, Canada
    RandEMT I've heard good things about Cruiser Safaris Glad you guys had a great time Welcome to AH and we'll be waiting for your full report with Pics!
     
    RandEMT likes this.
  3. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    7,391
    Likes Received:
    311
    My Photos:
    396
    Member of:
    KZN Hunters Assoc
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Canada, USA, Mexico
    Congratulations on your successful hunt.

    That Caracal in your Avatar looks good.

    Please do post some pictures of your trophies.

    Thanks for posting.
     
  4. Blue Skies Hunting Adventures

    Blue Skies Hunting Adventures AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    1
    My Photos:
    12
    Member of:
    SCI, RMEF
    Hunted:
    Limpopo, Eastern Cape,Natal
    Glad to hear Peiter and his team took such great care of you. Congrats on the big kudu, he has some great mountain properties that can really make you work for it. I hunted last year with my friends there and that's where I hunted my Klippspringer and my buddy shot a nice 54" kudu. We took tons of pictures of that area. Again congrats on your wonderful trip.
     
  5. archer36

    archer36 AH Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2013
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    1
    My Photos:
    5
    Congrats! I hunted Cruiser this past April. As you mentioned, tagging out early is a "problem LOL" because you get bored and want to shoot more animals. I killed my 6 animals in 4.5 days on a 7 day hunt. I relaxed and spent some time with Pieter the rest of the time. You can be more selective and only shoot top end animals and that will take more time. Hunting smaller animals like Warthog and Steenbok can take some time in the months where a lot of foliage is present. You can go either way. Just enjoy it the way you like it.
     
  6. Nyati

    Nyati AH Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,719
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Madrid, Spain
    My Photos:
    40
    Member of:
    RFEC, RFETO
    Hunted:
    Finland, RSA ( KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo, North West ), Spain
    Congrats on your hunt !

    Now we need pics, ton of them ;)
     
  7. Big5

    Big5 AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    390
    Likes Received:
    19
    Member of:
    SCI Life member, NRA Life/Benefactor member
    Hunted:
    USA, Canada, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Spain, Russia
    Congratulations on your very successful and memorable hunt!
     
    RandEMT likes this.
  8. CAustin

    CAustin AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    May 7, 2013
    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    131
    My Photos:
    39
    Hunted:
    South Africa
    RandEMT sounds like you had an outstanding hunt! Tagging out that quickly must have been a lot of fun. 57 inch Kudu must have been a heart pounder. Look forward to seeing some pictures.
     
  9. BRICKBURN

    BRICKBURN SUPER MODERATOR CONTRIBUTOR GOLD BENEFACTOR AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    7,391
    Likes Received:
    311
    My Photos:
    396
    Member of:
    KZN Hunters Assoc
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Canada, USA, Mexico

Share This Page