Africa Sun Safari South Africa Finest Hunting Safari Destination

Africa Sun Safari

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Our main hunting area in South Africa is located in the Limpopo Province just outside the town of Thabazimbi. It is approximately a 3 hour's drive from the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Here we have access to the finest hunting concessions and an abundance of activities to entertain both hunters and non-hunters.
At Africa Sun Safaris you will be exposed to an abundance of game. This makes for a scenic and enjoyable hunting experience. We fully support fair chase and ethical hunting.

Africa Sun Safari offers hunting throughout the year, with the best hunting period being from May to August. We offer a wide variety of species to hunt and provide all necessary licenses and permits to export your trophies back home.

We further offer bow hunting, rifle hunting, and even wing shooting. You are most welcome to bring along your own rifle for your hunt. We can however provide you with rifles for plains game as well as dangerous game on request.

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Dangerous Game

Boasting some of the finest dangerous game, hunters can be assured of a challenging and dangerous but rewarding hunting experience. Adrenaline-filled hunts for Africa’s dangerous seven – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant, hippo, and crocodile is on offer.

These are the seven most dangerous animals to hunt on foot. The .375 caliber is the minimum caliber required by law to hunt these dangerous animals. You will be accompanied by a Professional Hunter with a dangerous game license. This means he has sufficient experience in hunting these dangerous animals to keep you out of harm's way. A good quality premium bullet is strongly recommended when hunting dangerous game. Nosler Partition, Barnes X, Swift A-Frame, and Peregrine is some of the recommended rounds to use on these animals.

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Rifle Hunting

Rifle hunting is certainly the most popular method of hunting in South Africa. With rifle hunting, comes the endless topic of ‘which caliber rifle is the best.’ To maximize your hunt of a lifetime in Africa, rifle hunting is mostly done on foot or by means of spot and stalk, depending on the client’s ability and the animal being hunted. While there are many styles of rifles on the market, including a rapidly increasing array of AR-type weapons, the tried-and-tested bolt-action rifle is still the standard go-to weapon for serious hunters.

Shot Placement is the most important aspect of any discussion regarding rifle hunting. Shot placement is as critical as ammunition choice. A badly placed shot with even the largest rifle and finest bullet will, at best, result in a long day of tracking or at worst a lost trophy. If you make it bleed – you pay for it.

A word about bullets – as a general rule, premium quality and heavy-caliber bullets are the best choices. Many fine bullets are available on the market today and they are available in factory-loaded ammunition or can be hand-loaded if you possess the skill. African game seem to be tougher than most game found elsewhere in the world, so do not try and save on ammunition if you are wanting to take that trophy home!

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In South Africa, we hunt all year round, with the best period being March through to October. Climate is ideal this time of year and we are recognized internationally for our incredible trophy quality as well as our camps which cater to your every need of hunters of all ages and skill levels.

Hunting is done in the traditional spot and stalk method. Knowledgeable guides accompany you along with highly skilled trackers with years of experience and then of course only the best skinners to prepare your trophies, making this a lasting experience.

The hunter should be familiar and comfortable with his/her rifle. Caliber selection is very important. A minimum of .375 caliber is required for big game as per South African legislation.
 
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Bowhunting

We specialize in bowhunting. To give our clients the best opportunity at hunting trophy animals, we have areas set aside for bow hunting only. Bowhunting is one of the most challenging and rewarding methods to hunt the wildlife of South Africa

Bowhunting is extremely challenging but incredibly rewarding! Many hunters chose to hunt with archery equipment because of the additional challenge it creates. We offer the amazing experience of bowhunting safaris to hunt all of the plains game species and a select few Dangerous Game species. We know what it takes to get a trophy with a bow because we are bow hunters. The thrill of the hunt is heightened when going after some of Africa’s toughest game with a bow. Getting close, undetected, and using a short-range weapon is easier said than done on the wary African game. A challenge many hunters enjoy!

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Wing Shooting

We have great wing shooting to offer due to the wide variety of bird species. What makes bird hunting so attractive in South Africa is the fact that the birds are totally wild and indigenous. Dogs often accompany hunters on their wing shooting adventures with the most popular breeds utilized for bird hunting in South Africa being Pointers, German Short-haired Pointers, and Weimaraner.

A wing shooting trip can also be combined with a Trophy Safari and Photographic Safari.

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Walk-Up shoots
Season
: May 1st – August 31st
Species: Grey-wing Partridge, orange River Partridge, Swainson’s Spurfowl, Guinea Fowl, Common Quail.
Spurfowl, partridges, and quail are hunted over well-trained German Shorthaired Pointers. The birds hold well to the point, allowing the guns to get up in time for the flush and when flushed they offer challenging passing and overhead shots. Spurfowl and partridge coveys consist of between 2 to 15 birds while Guinea fowl are found in flocks, sometimes more than 100 birds. Guinea fowl are walked-up in dense cover where the dogs normally flush them in one’s and two’s. Shoots continue until late morning and resume in the late afternoon. Shoots take place in open grassveld plains, along riverbanks and cornfields. The bag limit per hunter is 10 Upland birds per day. On average, you can expect to shoot up to 50 shots per person per day.

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Waterfowl Shoots
Season: May 1st – August 31st
Species: Cape Shoveler, Yellow-billed Duck, Red-billed Teal, White Face Duck, Spur-winged Goose, Egyptian Goose
Geese are hunted over decoys on harvested peanut or cornfields from pit blinds. Teal and duck hunting are mainly restricted to lakes and small ponds where they are hunted over decoys from blinds and while flying in and out from feeding schemes. Some birds will be high, coming over in flights and singles, others low and in groups of varying size, whistling in past you.
These waterfowl shoots are restricted to early morning and late afternoon. The bag limit per hunter per day is 10 birds per gun per day. On average you can expect to shoot up to 100 shots per person per day depending on the circumstances and the shooting abilities of the hunter.

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Dove & Pigeon Shoots
Season:
April – November
Species: Rock Pigeon, Feral Pigeon, Red-eyed Dove, Cape Turtle Dove, Laughing Dove
Pigeon and dove hunting is mainly done over sunflower/corn fields where they congregate in huge numbers, thereby allowing hunters volume shooting the whole day. The sight of approaching rock pigeon flocks, often in excess of 200 birds, raises the excitement of even the most avid bird hunter. This, together with the fact that Rock Pigeon is regarded as the fastest flying Gamebird, often flying high, makes them one of the most sought-after Game birds in South Africa. Doves and pigeons tend to fly the whole day, from just after dawn to dusk. The hides are placed so that the guns shoot the incoming and outgoing birds. Each hide has its own bird boy who will pick up all the fallen birds and all the empty hulls. There is no bag limit when hunting pigeons or doves. One can expect to shoot 250-1000 shots per day.

In South Africa, the wing shooter can find more than 20 different species of game birds. The best wing shooting opportunities are present during June, July, and August. Although not often seen some other dog breeds used when wing shooting are German Wirehaired Pointers, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers as well as Beagles. In all cases, the dogs are well trained and a delight to be in the field with.
 
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Tigerfish Fishing

Tiger fishing is a truly exciting activity, which we offer. Tiger Fish is known as Africa’s finest freshwater fighting fish with supreme game fish status. They are ferocious and aggressive apex predators and are hard-fighting freshwater game fish, truly awesome fish to catch. One never tires trying to tackle the tiger, be it the hard bony jaws, big teeth, or sheer cunningness.

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Tigerfish are indigenous to Africa. A local name given to the tiger fish is Striped Water-Dog. They have 20 conical teeth that are extremely sharp and covered with an anti-coagulant. They are ferocious feeders and have been recorded to strike their prey at 50km/h.
 
Accommodation

After a long day out in the bush, you will be welcomed back to the main camp by professional and friendly staff to relax around the campfire, enjoy the African sunset and share the day’s events with a well-prepared meal by the camp chef.

Leeuwenkuil Camp
Our Leeuwenkuil Camp consists of Bungalows and Chalets. The Bungalows are single rooms including an on-suite bathroom, mini bar, coffee bar, air-conditioner, and a safe. The bungalows are ideal for couples or two people sharing. The Chalets are equally equipped as the Bungalows but consist of a double bedroom, both on-suite and a lounge area. The Chalets are ideal if you are a family or a group of friends.

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Luxury Tented Camp
The Luxury Tents are fully equipped with air-conditioning, coffee & tea station, and electric blankets. The camp offers an outside shower, swimming pool, and wooden deck overlooking the dam where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are to be served.
Lunchboxes will be arranged for long days out hunting.

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Photographic Safaris

Whether you’re a professional or an amateur photographer, a photo safari experience in Africa is unparalleled to anywhere else in the world. With Africa’s landscapes and wildlife as your subject, there’s something new to capture around every corner. Photographic safaris and tours in South Africa can be a very rewarding add-on to your hunting safari.

On that note, all our tours and safaris can be customized. No two are the same. We are happy to construct an itinerary that complements your idea of your dream photographic safari.

South Africa – the ‘world in one country’- truly has something for everyone.

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Other Activities
Game Viewing
Visit:
  • Cape Town
  • Victoria Falls
  • Sun City
View Animals at:
  • Ukutula Lion Park
  • Marakele Predator Park
  • Crocodile Park
Elephant Rides
Lesedi Cultural Village
Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Our main hunting area in South Africa is located in the Limpopo Province just outside the town of Thabazimbi. It is approximately a 3 hour's drive from the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Here we have access to the finest hunting concessions and an abundance of activities to entertain both hunters and non-hunters.
At Africa Sun Safaris you will be exposed to an abundance of game. This makes for a scenic and enjoyable hunting experience. We fully support fair chase and ethical hunting.

Africa Sun Safari offers hunting throughout the year, with the best hunting period being from May to August. We offer a wide variety of species to hunt and provide all necessary licenses and permits to export your trophies back home.

We further offer bow hunting, rifle hunting, and even wing shooting. You are most welcome to bring along your own rifle for your hunt. We can however provide you with rifles for plains game as well as dangerous game on request.

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Excited to be hunting a lion with Africa Sun next year!!!
 

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Bill J H wrote on gearguywb's profile.
Do you still have this rifle? I'm in the KC area on business and I'm very interested.
Safari Dave wrote on CoElkHunter's profile.
I didn't get drawn for Wyoming this year.




Are you planning to hunt Unit 4 this fall?



(Thinking about coming out)
another great review


 
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