What does the different provinces in South Africa offer

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Each South African province offers something unique, in terms of topography, habitat and species. A number of species have been introduced to provinces where they do not naturally occur which means that most provinces now offer a large number of species.
I operate in the Northwest and Limpopo provinces thus I can only speak on these two.

In my opinion the Limpopo is still the mecca of hunting in South Africa. The Limpopo is bordered by Botswana and Zimbabwe in the North and the 2000000 hectare Kruger park forms the eastern border with Mozambique. The Northwest province forms the western border.
Limpopo is arguably the province with the best big 5 hunting in the country, especially in the areas round Kruger where all of the big 5 as well as hippo and crocodile can be hunted.
Northwest is the lion hunting province of South Africa, I would guess that about 90 percent of lion hunts are done here. The eastern parts of the Northwest are very similar to Limpopo in being a bushveldt area with thick cover. To the west you move into the Kalahari region. The south offers open plains similar to the free state.
The huntable species in these provinces are as follows(I am sure there are more which other outfitters are welcome to add to the list):
Aardwolf
African civet
Black wildebeest
Blesbuck
Bushpig
Caracal
Grey duiker
Cape Eland
Livingstone eland
Gemsbuck
Giraffe
Brown hyena
Spotted hyena
Klipspringer
Lechwe
Vervet monkey
Porcupine
Common reedbuck
Rock hyrax
Serval
Springbuck
Tsessebe
Waterbuck
Burchell zebra
Hartmann zebra
African wildcat
Baboon
Black backed jackal
Blue wildebeest
Limpopo bushbuck
Cape fox
Red duiker
Fallow deer
Genet
Sharpes grysbok
Impala
Kudu
Lichtenstein hartebeest
Nyala
Ostrich
Red hartebeest
Mountain rhebuck
Roan
Sable
Steenbuck
Warthog
Scimitar
Buffalo
Elephant
Leopard
Lion
Hippo
Crocodile

Quite a number of these species are not normally found on pricelists or in packages, but it is interesting to see what is available. I would like to have other outfitters from these and other provinces to add or show what the different provinces offer.
I am sure we are all going to be surprised at what you can find where.
 

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The good old Eastern Cape comes in at the second most hunted destination in SA behind Limpopo. I am sure it has a lot to do with the availabillity of species in Limpopo like Elephant,Leopard,Hippo,Lion and Crocs that puts it in first place.

Other species you may find in the EC and not in Limpopo.
Cape Grysbuck
Blue Duiker
Oribi
Vaal Rhebuck
Bontebok

Most of the other species listed above are also available in the EC, but some like Spotted Hyena,Sharps Greysbuck and Red Duiker are not.
 

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In my opinion the Limpopo is still the mecca of hunting in South Africa.

Peter thanks for stating this topic, I have wondered the same.
The Limpopo Province is in fact as you say THE HUNTING MECCA OF SOUTH AFRICA.
Although all the species I list here are not native to Limpopo and some are ridiculously expensive, one can still hunt them, some of the native species, in some cases need additional permits also making them difficult to hunt.
But as far as I think it would be difficult to beat 64 species in one province and all within 2 or 3 hours drive at the most.

PLAINS GAME and CRITTERS
1. AARD WOLF
2. AFRICAN WILD CAT
3. AFRICAN CIVET
4. BABOON
5. BAT EARED FOX
6. BLACK BACK JACKAL
7. BLACK WILDEBEEST
8. BLESBUCK COMMON
9. BLESBUCK WHITE
10. BLUE WILDEBEEST
11. BUSHBUCK
12. BUSHPIG
13. CARACAL
14. DUIKER GREY
15. DUIKER RED
16. ELAND CAPE
17. ELAND LIVINGSTONE
18. FELLOW DEER
19. GEMSBUCK
20. GENET SMALL SPOTTED
21. GENET LARGE SPOTTED
22. GIRAFFE
23. GREYSBUCK SHARPS
24. HYENA BROWN
25. HYENA SPOTTED
26. HONEY BADGER
27. IMPALA
28. KLIPSPRINGER
29. KUDU GREATER
30. LICHTENSTEIN’S HARTEBEEST
31. MONKEY VERVET
32. NYALA
33. OSTRICH
34. PORCUPINE
35. RED HARTEBEEST
36. REEDBUCK COMMON
37. REEDBUCK MOUNTAIN
38. ROAN
39. ROCK HYRAX
40. SABLE
41. SERVAL
42. SIDE STRIPED JACKAL
43. SPRINGBUCK COMMON
44. SPRINGBUCK BLACK
45. SPRINGBUCK COPPER
46. SPRINGBUCK WHITE
47. STEENBUCK
48. TSESSEBE
49. WARTHOG
50. WATERBUCK
51. WHITE TAILED MONGOOSE
52. MARCH MONGOOSE
53. ZEBRA BURCHEL
54. ZEBRA CAPE MOUNTAIN / HARTMANS
55. DAMMARA 4 HORNED
56. DAMMARA 2 HORNED
DANGEROUS GAME SPECIES
57. BUFFALO BULL
58. CROCODILE
59. ELEPHANT
60. LEOPARD
61. HIPPO
62. LION

63. RHINO WHITE (Not offered by Limpopo Big Game Safaris)
64. RHINO BLACK (Not offered by Limpopo Big Game Safaris)
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And we don't shoot Kudu's under 50":)
 

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The good old Eastern Cape comes in at the second most hunted destination in SA behind Limpopo.
Thanks Tokkie

You have much more experience about the EC.
Would it be possible for you tho list the Hunt able species for the EC.
Excluding the exotics like Arabian Oryx, Himalayan Thar, Pere Davids Deer, Bison, Water Buffalo, Red Stag, Axis Deer, Hog Deer, Mouflon, Indian Black Buck and all those Please. Fellow Deer and Wild Boar is all over the show so that can count.
 

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Thanks Tokkie

You have much more experience about the EC.
Would it be possible for you tho list the Hunt able species for the EC.
Excluding the exotics like Arabian Oryx, Himalayan Thar, Pere Davids Deer, Bison, Water Buffalo, Red Stag, Axis Deer, Hog Deer, Mouflon, Indian Black Buck and all those Please. Fellow Deer and Wild Boar is all over the show so that can count.

Some of those are found in the Northwest, but I agree that's a bit to exotic, thus I did not add them.
 

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Would be interesting to see what the price differance would be on avarage for species on Limpopo and the Eastern Cape:) Some species command a pretty premuim in Limpopo, others again in the Eastern Cape.

Bossie, EC has some 60" Kudu, but man the price:mad: You are right though expect a 46-48" avarage for EC Kudu, but they cost half the price:D
 

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Bossie, EC has some 60" Kudu, but man the price:mad: You are right though expect a 46-48" avarage for EC Kudu, but they cost half the price:D

You are right Tokkie but I won't go into price that much, simple reason, I would not be looking for a 60" Kudu in the EC just because of the price. Too much of a
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AARD WOLF
BABOON
BARBARY SHEEP
BAT EARED FOX
BLACK BACK JACKAL
BLACK WILDEBEEST
BLESBUCK COMMON
BLESBUCK WHITE
BLUE WILDEBEEST
BUSHBUCK
BUSHPIG
CARACAL
DUIKER GREY
DUIKER BLUE
ELAND CAPE
FELLOW DEER
GEMSBUCK
GENET SMALL SPOTTED
GIRAFFE
GREYSBUCK CAPE
IMPALA
KLIPSPRINGER
KUDU CAPE
CAPE HARTEBEEST
MONKEY VERVET
NYALA
OSTRICH
PORCUPINE
REEDBUCK COMMON
REEDBUCK MOUNTAIN
VAAL RHEBUCK
ROAN
ROCK HYRAX
SABLE
SPRINGBUCK COMMON
SPRINGBUCK BLACK
SPRINGBUCK COPPER
SPRINGBUCK WHITE
STEENBUCK
TSESSEBE
WARTHOG
WATERBUCK
GREY MONGOOSE
YELLOW MONGOOSE
ZEBRA BURCHEL
ZEBRA CAPE MOUNTAIN
ORIBI
BONTEBOK

DANGEROUS GAME SPECIES
LION
BUFFALO
HIPPO
RHINO WHITE




......and the Eastern Cape boys do it in the mountains.

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We do it in the bush, but in the mountain as well
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. lol Kom Bossie, show us some mountains!
 

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Hunting Bushbuck.


Hunting Vaal Rhebuck.


Hunting Barbary Sheep.
 

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Seems like all of us have mountains!(y)
 

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Marius those mountains are so flat, is that Jo-Burgs light in the back ground?
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