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EASTERN CAPE HUNTING

The Eastern Cape offers lush vegetation, undulating terrain and unique species unavailable elsewhere.

The Eastern Cape province was once considered one of the richest wildlife areas in South Africa. Unrestricted hunting in colonial times, however, put quite a dent in the wildlife population of the era. Many animals were considered pests or a menace to the livelihood of farmers and human expansion. These animals were practically wiped out in many areas.

Through the efforts of national parks, game reserves and game concessions, the wilderness of the Eastern Cape has been relatively restored to its former glory. A wide variety of plains game species and dangerous game species are now available for trophy hunting in the Eastern Cape – even the tiny blue duiker, along with the unique opportunity to hunt the caracal with dogs.

GETTING THERE

After arriving in Johannesburg, clients either overnight in Pretoria on the first night of their safari and fly to Port Elizabeth on the following morning, or fly to Port Elizabeth on the same day (if their flight arrives before 11:00 am). The regional flight has a duration of 1 hour and 40 minutes. A drive of about one and a half hours then brings clients to the hunting camp.

BEST TIMES OF YEAR

The Eastern Cape is a year-round hunting destination with the only exception being the mid-winter months of June and July, when it can become bitterly cold.

ACTIVITIES FOR NON-HUNTERS

The Eastern Cape is home to a number of national parks and reserves, most notably the Addo Elephant National Park and the Camdeboo National Park, where non-hunters who do not wish to accompany the day’s hunt can enjoy game drives accompanied by a local guide. The coastline boasts some fine beaches that can be visited for a day of relaxing by the sea.

TERRAIN & VEGETATION

The terrain in the Eastern Cape ranges from very mountainous to vast plains and densely wooded coastal forest.

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