Hunting Season is open year round in South Africa and The Eastern Cape.

Hunting is generally conducted between March and October, with the winter months of June, July and August, being the most popular time to hunt.


Every South African hunter should ensure that he/she acts according to the hunting regulations as specified by each province. Due to the fact that there are big differences in the regulations of the nine South African provinces, it is important for every hunter to familiarize him/her with these regulations before going on a hunting trip. For this reason, the South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SAHGCA) decided to investigate the present situation and after numerous phone calls to nature conservation agencies, game farmers, hunters and hunting associations, managed to gather the following information. Please note that this information only applies to ordinary game for meat/biltong hunting.


The Rance family has been hunting Southern Africa for generations.  We own and manage the 14’262 acre Kei River Reserve in the Kei River valley and 6’860 acre Cloudlands Game Reserve in the Fish River valley, both located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.  These are wildlife havens, populated extensively with many species of game including buffalo and managed sustainably with good ecological and wildlife management principles. Owing to the development of private reserves like ours, South Africa and the Eastern Cape in particular, now has more species and numbers of wild game animals than ever before. Only a few hunts will be offered per year on our reserves thereby ensuring clients a special experience. Hunting terrain is big, wild and open. Hunting takes place throughout the year, but best months are from March to August when weather is cooler and for buffalo, best months are July to September – see hunting information for climate. Bow-hunting is catered for – see hunting information.

Frans Bussiahn

Mankazana Safaris is situated at the foothills of the Great Winterberg Mountains in the spectacular Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. This diverse hunting terrain of over eighty thousand acres offers an abundance of superb trophies in one of the greatest wilderness areas of South Africa. The Mankazana River meanders lazily through this wildlife paradise, which is well known amongst foreign trophy hunters as one of the finest hunting destinations in the world. The beautiful scenery, abundant game (over 30 species), professional and friendly staff and comfortable lodges, are sure to provide guests with an unforgettable hunting experience.

Hendrik Slabbert

Embark on a unique African experience that will be difficult to forget! Huntshoek Safaris will create a tailor-made hunting experience to meet your needs. Huntshoek Safaris is situated in the heart of the malaria-free Eastern Cape and is blessed with an abundance of wildlife and unique, rugged, natural beauty. This makes it an exceptional hunting safari destination for all. We offer 45 species of African wildlife ranging from the elusive blue duiker, to the tough Cape Buffalo, and much more. These animals are hunted in a diverse range of South African biomes, from Albany thicket, vast mountainous areas, and wide-stretching grasslands. We take pride in the conservation of our natural wildlife through sustainable hunting and firmly believe in the principle of fair chase. We are conveniently situated approximately 1 1/2 hours from Port Elizabeth or East London airports, so you won’t waste time travelling to your destination. The whole family is welcome to explore our beautiful country and we will assist you in planning your trip and will make every effort to ensure your visit and hunt is unforgettable. Our team is passionate and awaits your arrival with anticipation.

Patrick Fletcher
I am passionate about Africa, the dark continent that has enthralled adventurers and hunters for centuries. I care deeply for the well-being of all that call Africa home. I am a hunter, fisher and outdoor enthusiast.
The chase is what drives me for success, whether hunting or guiding the excitement at seeing what the outcome of my decisions are keeps me looking over the next ridge.
The place unexplored is what calls me, beckons me, to continue looking for the next new hunting area or the next off the beaten track destination. I have travelled extensively and have learnt through trial and error how to put together the perfect Safari.
Let me and my handpicked team make your safari dreams a reality. We strive for success and know that every guest is as unique as the safaris we put together for them. Experience is gained through time and does not happen overnight… we have had the time and we know what works best. We carry this experience through to all that we do at Hotfire, sweating the small stuff so the big picture is perfect. 
Nico Els • Elandre Human

East Cape Bushveld Hunting is a partnered outfit facilty with over 20 years of combined hunting experience. We are the first generation of this hunting experience. We are the first generation of this hunting outfitting and based in the malaria free Eastern Cape in the heart of the Valley bushveld.

Specializing in plains game hunting, our first priority is quality and professionalism.

Thank you for visiting our website, we welcome you and hope that this serves as an opportunity for you to gain a complete overview of what we have to offer and hope to accommodate you at our exiting consessions and accommodations.

James Quin

Stormberg Elangeni Safaris pride themselves in offering some of the finest big game, plains game, bow and bird hunting available. Stormberg Elangeni Safaris is based within the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Safaris take place from our private lodges based in the Kat River and Stormberg Conservancies, as well as throughout Southern Africa. Our dedicated Professional Hunters will endeavour to guide you on your quest for the trophy of your dreams in a fair and sporting manner. On your safari a competent support team is on hand, ensuring that every detail of your trip is being addressed, in a friendly and professional manner.

Rob Birch

Royal Karoo Hunting Safaris is situated in the mountainous Eastern Cape where the Great Karoo meets Valley Bushveld. This means that the region is rated as the best African Hunting spot for Kudu in South Africa and a world-class Bow Hunting destination.

Our various competitive hunting packages offer luxurious accommodation, set within 25,000 acres of malaria-free Fair Chase African Hunting preserve.  Answer the call to the “Most Unforgettable African Hunting Experience”

Roy or Jenny Wormald

Ever dreamed of Africa? Make that dream come true in the malaria-free Eastern Cape: join us on a trophy hunting safari you will never forget! As a professional hunter with deep roots in conservation – and an African birth – I would like to introduce you to the Africa I know best. Wild and cruel, yet warm and hospitable, it is a land of rugged beauty and adventure. 
I invite you to accompany me on a hunt based on fair chase in the heart of the Eastern Cape Midlands (Karoo) with its majestic mountains, open plains and vast rolling veld. 
You will be met at Port Elizabeth Airport and taken to your hunting destination where you will be guests in our comfortable lodge and home. The area is malaria and bilharzia free area, so no special heath precautions are necessary. 
More than 30 species of game can be hunted including several unique and distinctive Cape species. We offer tailor made packages that will suit you and your hunting party.

Rufus Luttig

We are a full service concession.  Your guest experience is our focus.  You will quickly realize hunting is more of a way of life than a business for our family.  We make sure special care is taken so you get only the best trophies from our ranch. HuntSA is located in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa and is home to over 35 species of animals on 40,000 acres . This gives hunters plenty of challenge and excitement.  Relax and enjoy the most attentive service and the finest South African cuisine.  As a guest at our ranch your will be treated to first class hospitality and have access to over 40,000 acres of premier hunting landscape. Our lodge is magnificently outfitted with entertainment areas and comfortable, well appointed en suite rooms. The peace and tranquillity offered by our luxurious surroundings will soothe a tired body after a hard day of hunting.