This was to be our second South African Safari and although we had a fantastic first 2012 Safari with Cruiser Safaris in Limpopo we had decided to try a different area of South Africa. So after some searching we settled on the Eastern Cape (The Karoo specifically). We booked our Safari with Lucca African Safaris after meeting Eldre Hattingh the Owner/PH through a hunting buddy of mine who had hunted with Eldre on two previous occasions. We set off from Edmonton Alberta On September 13/16 and arrived in Port Elizabeth SA on September 15/16 after overnighting at Afton Guest House In Jo'Burg. No Issues with the firearms. Eldre met us at the airport and we were off on a 3hr drive to the Mountain Lodge but not without a stop for meat pies! We arrived at the lodge midafternoon and as it was getting late we decide we would sight in the rifles in the morning then head out from there. Day 1 of the safari arrived not so bright but early as I was wide awake by 4:30AM. After coffee and Breakfast we were off to sight in the rifles, both my Sako chambered in 300 Win. mag. and my CZ 550 in 375 H&H mag. had survived the 4 flights to get here! We were off up the mountain to see what was moving on this fine morning. I was pretty open as to what I wanted to harvest so we were going to just play it by ear. In the first couple of hours we spotted springbok, waterbuck, kudu, lechewe, impala, Vaal rhebok, mountain reedbuck, Steinbuck, Bontebuck and giraffe just to name a few. What a place! We decide to head back down to the lodge for lunch but on the way down on one of the goat trails Eldre spots a mountain reedbuck laying up under an acacia bush catching the morning sun. He looks to be a shooter so the stalk is on. After a 20 minute stalk we are about 100yds below the ram. The sticks are up and now the wait begins as I can only see his head above the grass, after what seems like an hour but is actually only minutes the old ram begins to get nervous and stands up broadside, I hear the magic words "take him", the 300 Win. mag does the job. One mountain reedbuck on the way to the skinning shed. This would be the start to an amazing 10 days and 13 spectacular trophies harvested from the mountains to the dry windblown plains of the Karoo.