1 x Cape Buffalo, all accommodation, meals. Services of a licensed proffesional hunter, trackers & guides, hunting vehicle. Road transfers to and from Hoedspruit or Phalaborwa airports.Excludes
Taxidermy fee’s, dipping and shipping of trophies, Staff gratuities of 10%, non-hunters acompaning the hunters day fees per day. Road transfers from OR Tambo in Johannesburg are not included and will be an extra USD 600 per way. Extra trophy animals taken on the hunt are not included, a list of species and prices can be supplied upon request.Suggested add-ons
You get to hunt the the infamous Cape Buffalo regarded by most as the most dangerous of Africas big five, on this all inclusive 7 day safari in the spectaculat Mpumalanga bushveld. Syncerus caffer or as they are known affectionately known in Zulu Inyati, are notoriously unpredictable and dangerous when hunted. These seemingly docile bovines who can weigh up to 800 kilograms (+ - 1760 - 1800 pounds) can turn into an extremely cunning, vindictive and ferocious adversary when disturbed in the wild or when wounded. They are primaraly grazing animals who browse from time to time. Both bulls and cows have large horns, however the horns of a bull can be quite spectacular in its spread, deep curl and a solid boss covering their foreheads. Cows lack the boss but can have a very wide spread. The world record buffalo in the Roland Ward record book is a cow with a spread of some 62 inches.
A rifle in 375 calibre either Holland & Holland or the new Ruger 375 is the legal minimum for hunting Buffalo in South Africa and most African countries. A well placed shot with a 375 will be sufficient in bringing down Nyati, but remember that even if the shot is well placed once a buffalo is wounded and its adrenelin is pumping, they are extremely difficult to take down. As far as the Big Five and especially Buffalo are concerned the bigger the calibre used the better. A rifle in the 404, 416, 458 or 500 range of calibres provided you can shoot it accurately without being intimidated by recoil would be the best medicine for the Cape Buffalo.