Our Wildlife

African Wildcat

It is believed that African wildcat is the ancestor of the domestic cat which is why they are similar in appearance. Although they look almost the same, they have longer and heavier limbs. They have a variety of coat variations depending on the area they live in.

DIET
Carnivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 14 lb (6.2 kg)

SIZE
Up to 26 in (66.5 cm) long, excluding tail

MIN CALIBRE
222-243

Baboon

This omnivore has a unique ability to adapt that enables it to survive in all kinds of geographic areas and eat a variety of foods. This can make them a nuisance among farmers and people within residential areas as they can cause plenty of damage.

DIET
Omnivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 53 lb (24 kg)

SIZE
Up to 28 in (70 cm) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
243 – 270

Black Wildebeest

Also known as the white-tailed Gnu (pronounced “g-new” or “new”) because of its distinctive fluffy horse-like white tail. The Black Wildebeest is black to dark brown in appearance and sports horns curving forwards and not sideways like the Blue Wildebeest.

DIET
Herbivore

WEIGHT
Up to 452 lb (205 kg)

SIZE
Up to 4 ft (1.2 m) height

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 270

Blesbuck (Common)

The Blesbok has a prominent white blaze on the face that inspired the name from Afrikaans translating to “Bold”. Its body has a horizontal brown stripe which divides this blaze above the eyes. In our unique habitat, they have a lighter copper appearance with a beautiful coat that reflects in the sunlight.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 187 lb (85 kg)

SIZE
Up to 3 ft (95 cm) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
243-270

Blesbuck White

The White Blesbuck displays a total white colour mutation of its cousin, the Common Blesbuck, and is seen as a breed of its own and not a subspecies. They are a collector’s trophy to complete the trio of the three, with the Common Blesbuck and the Bontebuck.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 187 lb (85 kg)

SIZE
Up to 3 ft (95 cm) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 270

Bontebok

Bontebuck were on the brink of extinction in the early 1900’s but have recovered extremely well due to controlled hunting and exportation of trophies. Bontebuck is the most beautiful in the trio of three, including the Common and White Blesbuck. The Bontebuck has a distinctive colour difference when compared to the Blesbuck, the white shows brighter and displays a beautiful darker coat.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 165 lb (75 kg)

SIZE
Up to 3 ft (95 cm) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 270

Blue Wildebeest

The Wildebeest got its name from Afrikaans that translates to Wild Beast. With its long head, pointy beard, sharp curved horns and with its out of proportion big chest, it truly is beast-like in appearance and hunters have found them elusively hard to kill.

DIET
Herbivore

WEIGHT
Up to 550 lb (250 kg)

SIZE
Up to 54.5 ft (1.38 m) height at shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 30-06

Brown Hyena

This mega-scrounger has the jaw strength that can crack elephant bones.  This creature has pointed ears and striped legs with a dark brown to black shaggy coat. It is currently the rarest species of hyena which will make for an interesting hunt.  When hunting brown hyena in Africa, you will learn that they are quite popular trophies for African hunters.

DIET
Omnivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 100 lb (45 kg)

SIZE
Up to 31 in (80 cm) high at shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 270

Buffalo

This member of the Big 5 is a temperamental tank to anything that bothers it, feared by natives and a prize to all hunters, African buffalo are not gentle giants and make for an ultimate hunting experience.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 1,871 lb (849 kg)

SIZE
Up to 5 ft (1.5 m), tall, at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
375

Caracal

With distinctive black tufted ears, the caracal looks like a caramel-coloured lynx. This colouring allows the cat to camouflage itself using the tall grass of its habitat in Africa, being a skilled hunter it is literally able to “snatch” a bird out of the air. The name Caracal is derived from the Turkish word “karakulak” which means “black ear”.

DIET
Carnivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 42 lb (19.0 kg

SIZE
Up to 43 inches (108 cm) long, excluding tail

MIN CALIBRE
222-243

Crocodile (Nile)

These reptiles were built to last and are the biggest reptiles on earth. Don’t let their size fool you, these ancient beasts can run up to 17 km/h and swim double that at 35 km/h. Crocodiles are found throughout South-Africa in rivers, freshwater marshes, estuaries and in mangrove swamps.

DIET
Carnivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 600 – 2,200 lb (1,000 kg even more)

SIZE
Up to 16.4 (5.5 m) long, including tail

MIN CALIBRE
375

Duiker (Common)

The Duiker gets its name from the Afrikaans word ‘duiker’ which means to dive, relating to the animal’s habit of ducking away into bushes when danger threatens. The Duiker is a tiny, shy antelope with only the males having short horns.

DIET
Omnivore

WEIGHT
Up to 46 lb (21kg)

SIZE
Up to 24 inch (61 cm) height

MIN CALIBRE
222-243

Eland

The Eland is the world’s largest antelope making them popular hunting targets. They have rich milk, tasty meat and make a great trophy. Despite being bulky and heavy, the Eland is a remarkably agile animal and large bulls can easily jump over regular fences. Over the course of a day, a herd of Elands can travel up to 35 miles (55 km) to find new browsing sites.

DIET
Herbivore

WEIGHT
Up to 1980 lb (900kg)

SIZE
Up to 5.8 ft (1.76 m) height to shoulders

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 30.06

Elephant

Being the world’s largest living land mammal these impressive creatures are extremely powerful, capable of completely altering environments by uprooting bushes and tearing down entire trees. Ear flapping, bush bashing, trumpeting, dust throwing and mock charging can all form part of a warning before attacking.

DIET
Herbivore

WEIGHT
Up to 6.6 ton (6050kg)

SIZE
Up to 11 ft (3.3 m) high at shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
416 Rigby

Gemsbuck (Oryx)

This is unmistakably one of the most beautiful antelopes on the African plains. With distinctive spearlike horns, striking black marks that define the white on its face and muscular body makes it a favourite among trophy hunters. Their horns can grow up to 30 inches long with the female’s horns being longer and thinner.

DIET
Herbivore

WEIGHT
Up to 661 lbs (300 kg)

SIZE
Up to 47.2 in (2.1m) high at shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 270

Giraffe

The giraffe is the tallest living animal on the planet. Its long neck has two advantages in reaching food and in detecting danger from great distances. It also allows the giraffe to use its primary weapon: it’s head. The word “giraffe” is derived from the Arabic word for “graceful.”

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
3075 lb (1,395 kg)

SIZE
19 ft (6 m) high, including the neck

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 30.06

Impala (Rooibok)

The impala is far more unique and can’t be judged on your first impression. It is the only species in its genus, and the species has changed very little in the past five million years! They have “M” shaped stripes on their rear that look like the McDonald’s logo. The horns, which are hollow at the bottom, are strong and flexible. During fights, the shape of each horn’s arch helps lessen the impact of hits and protects the head.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 142.0 lb (64.4 kg)

SIZE
Up to 36.4 in (92.5 cm) high at shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
243 – 270

Black-backed Jackal

With large, pointed ears that swivel like satellite dishes to listen for predators and prey, black-backed jackals are opportunistic carnivores that thrive in a wide array of habitats. Fox-like canids, black-backed jackals are commonly seen at dusk and dawn with their mates.

DIET
Omnivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 26 lb (12.0 kg)

SIZE
Up to 35 in (90 cm) long, excluding tail

MIN CALIBRE
243

Kudu

The Kudu is one of Africa’s most beautiful creatures and have spectacular horns that can make almost 3 spirals when fully grown. The Khoisan believe God blessed the Kudu with a white stripe over its face, reaching from 1 eye to the other because they are extremely illusive and so good at hiding. But this stripe enables moonlight to reflect on the stripe allowing better vision at night.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 58 lb (344 kg))

SIZE
Up to (43 cm) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 270

Leopard

In African legends, it says that the leopard’s spots come from a run-in with fire. We can not state this for sure but we do know these spots help make them masters of camouflage and nearly impossible to spot in sun-dappled shadows of the bush. These elusive large carnivores are pound for pound the strongest climbers of all the large cats and can drag prey up to 3 times their body weight into a tree. They often drag carcasses into trees to keep it safe from other predators.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 59 lb (72 kg)

SIZE
Up to 6 ft (1.8 m) long, excluding tail

MIN CALIBRE
375

Lion

African lions have been admired throughout history as symbols of courage and strength, and for good reason. These iconic mammals have incredibly powerful bodies—and are not afraid to storm when being threatened, they’re second in size only to tigers and roars can be heard from 5 miles (8km) away.

DIET
Carnivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 420 lb (181.4 kg)

SIZE
Up to 33 in (83.7 cm) high at shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
375

Mountain Zebra

As the name indicates, Mountain Zebra are found in high lying areas of the Western and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa and the more arid mountainous regions of Namibia. They are Smaller than the Burchell’s Zebra with their stripes being thinner and more dense. It also has beautiful distinctive stripes on its legs.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 573 lb (260 Kg)

SIZE
Up to 50 in (1.28 m) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 30-06

Nyala

Native to southern Africa the Nyala is a spiral-horned antelope. But only the males have horns and are vastly larger than the females. They differ in colour as well. The females have a Bambi like appearance where the males show off a shaggy crest of hair on the back and form the neck to the hind legs. A truly beautiful animal.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 200 lb (107 kg)

SIZE
Up to 44 in (112 cm) high at shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 270

Ostrich

These flightless birds aren’t as useless as we might think, they are capable of running up to 43 miles an hour (70kph) and can change direction by using their wings. They are extremely protective over their eggs and use their long legs and claws as weapons, enabling them to kick and stab lions to death.

DIET
Omnivorous

WEIGHT
350 lb (160 kg)

SIZE
Up to 9 ft (2.7 m) high

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 270

Porcupine

They are the largest rodent in southern Africa and one of the largest in the world. They can be distinguished from other porcupine species by the strip of white, short spines that runs along the middle of their rumps and their black-and-white colouring. Spines can measure at 50mm in length and cover their whole body. It does not shoot the spines, but rather they get stuck to whatever touches the animal.

DIET
Omnivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 53 lb (24 kg)

SIZE
Up to 33.8 in (810 mm) excluding the small tail

MIN CALIBRE
243

Red Lechwe

A medium-sized antelope and is a sought-after trophy amongst hunters. They can always be found near water in floodplains, rivers and between reeds and that is because they are excellent swimmers. When startled they flee to water to avoid predators. The males have horns that curve to the front and the females have no horns.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 220 lb (100 kg)

SIZE
Up to 40 in (1m) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 270

Rhinoceros

Whether thundering across the savanna or trotting gracefully on its three-toed hooves, white rhinoceroses are one of the most amazing sights in Africa.  The horns are made of keratin that is the same substance as human hair and fingernails.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 2 tons (1815 kg)

SIZE
Up to 6 ft (1.83 m) high at shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
375

Roan

The Roan Antelope is the largest of all the bovidae that are found in Africa. Their name refers to their roan colour, which means that it is a reddish-brown. The bellies are white, as are the cheeks and eyebrows. The rest of the face is black. The single horns are ringed, arching slightly to the back. The males have longer horns, which can reach about a metre in length.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 220 lb (100 kg)

SIZE
Up to 40 in (1m) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 30-06

Red Hartebeest

The name hartebeest comes from the Dutch words “hert,” meaning “deer,” and “beest,” meaning “beast.” With strange hat-like horns, narrow face, humped shoulders, sloping back and slim legs you can understand why they call this oddly misshapen antelope a beast. They are also one of the fastest antelopes and are capable of maintaining high speeds at great distances. Speeds can reach up to 34 mph (55 km/h).

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 352 lb (160 kg)

SIZE
Up to 48 in (1.2m) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 270

Sable Antelope

The Sable Antelope is an incredibly beautiful animal with its glossy black coat and white under belly. We can understand why its Afrikaans name is (Swartwitpens) directly translating to “black white belly”. Its distinctive horns arch backwards and can grow up to 1,2m (4ft) in length in mature males, where the females have shorter and slimmer horns. This majestic Antelope is sought after by all major hunters and is a pinnacle in any hunting fanatic’s life.

 

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 530 lb (240 kg)

SIZE
Up to 4.6 ft (1.4m) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 30-06

Small Spotted Genet

The small, nocturnal mongoose/catlike genet is very common in Africa. Sneaky and shy, the fox-size common or small-spotted genet has black marks on its face that give it the appearance of wearing a mask.

 

TYPE
Mammal

DIET
Omnivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 5.0 lbs (2.3 kg)

SIZE
Up to 41 in (105 cm) long, including tail

MIN CALIBRE
243

Springbuck (Black)

The black springbuck falls under the exotic game category and are very desirable trophies. They are a shy gazelle and shots can easily range from a distance of 300 yards away.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 90 lb (41 kg)

SIZE
Up to 30 in (76 cm) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
243

Springbuck (Common)

The Springbuck gets its name from another Afrikaans word “spring” that means jump because of its trait of running then jumping (pronking), the can leap up to 2 m (6 ft 7 in) into the air repeatedly. It is also the national emblem of the Republic of South Africa. Another unique trait is the pleasant cotton candy-like sweet aroma it releases on its back which opens up after it dies. Truly remarkable!

 

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 90 lb (41 kg)

SIZE
Up to 30 in (76 cm) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
243

Springbuck (Copper)

The Copper springbuck is the rarest of all the variations and instead of a black stripe across the side body it has a red copper-like colour that makes it more difficult to see.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 90 lb (41 kg)

SIZE
Up to 30 in (76 cm) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
243

Springbuck (White)

Like the black springbuck the White variant falls under the exotic game category but it’s totally white coat is more of a morph in the species than an albino version. 300 yard shots can be demanded.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 90 lb (41 kg)

SIZE
Up to 30 in (76 cm) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
243

Steenbuck

The largest of the mini-antelope (in the Little Five category) these small animals are solitary and very territorial. They have spike-like horns on the head and are difficult to spot as they lie flat in the grass to avoid detection. Often only seen after they are startled.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 24 lb (11 kg)

SIZE
Up to 20 in (52 cm) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
243

Tsessebe

This large strange and clumsy looking animal but don’t let that fool you they are the fastest antelope in all of Africa and can run speeds up to 56 mp/h (90 km/h).

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 308 lb (140 kg)

SIZE
Up to 4.2 ft (1.3 m) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
243-270 / 7mm Rem Mag

Warthog

Thanks to Puma, warthogs are easy to spot with their upright tails, erect manes, and regal bearings as they trot through the tall grass. They use their wide snout for rooting in the hard earth, the common warthog is uniquely adapted for the dry savanna. But they can be very dangerous using the sharp tusks to attack. They are able to kill a male lion.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 230 lb (103.9 kg)

SIZE
Up to 29 in (73.7 cm) high at shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 270

Waterbuck

As his name implies, this large animal is always found close to some source of water. They can also be distinguished by their large wide horns bending forward and a shaggy coat finished with a large white circle on the rump.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 551 lb (250 kg)

SIZE
Up to 4.6 ft (1.4 m) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 30-06

Zebra Burchell's

The Burchell’s Zebra is the closest relative to the extinct Quagga that had brown stripes and is the most common across the African continent. It has thicker stripes than that of the Mountain Zebra.

DIET
Herbivorous

WEIGHT
Up to 705 lb (320 kg)

SIZE
Up to 55 in (1.4m) high at the shoulder

MIN CALIBRE
7mm Rem Mag – 30-06