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This Deal at a Glance:

Trophies included:1 x Male Buffalo (Classic Dagga Bull, 34")
1 x Male Wildebeest
1 x Male Zebra
Number of packages available:2 only
Area:Timbavati Nature Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa
Available Dates:February – March 2023
Duration:8 Days, 7 nights (7 hunting days)
Transfer from:Eastgate Airport, Hoedspruit, South Africa
Transfer to:Eastgate Airport, Hoedspruit, South Africa
Included number of hunters:1
Cost:$ 15 000
Optional extras:Additional hunter (max 1) @ $2275
Additional observers (non-hunters) @ $1750
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The Lowveld region of South Africa has earned the reputation of being the best in the world for hunting dangerous game.

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is situated in Mpumalanga's Lowveld and forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, with no fences separating them.

Animals freely roam between several reserves, making this area one of Africa's most pristine hunting destinations for dangerous game.

The sizeable open wildlife system that Timbavati Nature Reserve is part of spans 6 million acres and is home to a diverse range of antelope species, massive herds of buffalo and elephants, prides of lions, hippos, and rhinoceros.

The reserve is, first and foremost, a dedicated conservation area with limited, controlled, and sustainable hunting contributing significantly to the reserve's management budget and rhino protection.

The management team prioritizes the reserve's ecological integrity, which allows for limited, controlled, and sustainable hunting.

This is an expensive hunting opportunity because similar hunting permits are limited to a certain number each year.

Buffalo hunting is notoriously difficult due to their size, therefore the most important thing is to get good shot placement.

Close shots are less than ideal because they can rapidly deteriorate into hurried shots if the animal becomes aware of your presence and begins to fidget or bolt away from you.



The Package​

Only two of these packages are available in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park open system in Limpopo Province of South Africa.

This package is only available to hunt in February and March 2023.

Each trophy package is suitable for one hunter and includes a Buffalo (male), Wildebeest (male) and Zebra (male). Size limits apply to Buffalo trophies.

An African Hunts & Safaris representative will fetch you from the Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, for an 8-day and 7-night hunting safari, giving you 7 full hunting days.

The package costs $15 000, and one additional hunter can be accommodated at a total rate of $2275.

Additional observers (non-hunters) can join the safari at a total rate of $1750.

This package can be upgraded to include additional animals in the surrounding Hoedspruit area. Enquire about this when booking your hunt.



Included in This Package For 1 Hunter:

  • 7 Nights’ accommodation in a comfortable tented hunting camp
  • All meals at the camp
  • Water, soft drinks and moderate allowance of local wine and beer
  • Daily laundry services
  • Transfer from and back to Eastgate Airport, Hoedspruit, South Africa
  • Hunting vehicle and licensed Professional Hunter
  • All daily fees
  • Hunting licenses and permits
  • On-site preparation and care of trophies
  • Transport of trophies to taxidermist

Excluded from this Package:​

  • Airfare
  • Additional hunter fees
  • Non-hunting observer fees
  • Taxidermy cost
  • Gratuities
  • Accommodation before and after safari dates
  • Any restaurant meals off hunting concession
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Timbavati Camp
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Thanks for the offer Gerrie. In speaking with other outfits that offer Timbavati buff that the size is limted to 36" or less. Is this the same logics of your offer also?

Looking forward to the knowledge you'll bring to AH!
 

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Thanks for the offer Gerrie. In speaking with other outfits that offer Timbavati buff that the size is limted to 36" or less. Is this the same logics of your offer also?

Looking forward to the knowledge you'll bring to AH!
Indeed sir, they have different classifications and very, very strict age protocols, they classify these as their "classic Dagga bulls", this being said, this is by no means an inferior animal, we have hunted 34" bulls with bosses of about 17" wide. If you wish, I can pm you some of the photos of the recent ones that were taken. They were absolutely beautiful. The trophy is part of the hunt, but the experience of the hunt is unlike anything else, while hunting for these buffs, you are likely to bump into elephant lion and who knows what..

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So, what is the size limit? Obviously, this should be disclosed in your offer.
 

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So, what is the size limit? Obviously, this should be disclosed in your offer.
Hi sir, we will make the correction accordingly the limit is 34" with grace of an inch over, its their "Classic Dagga Bull"
 

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