Eastern Cape Trophy Hunting Species

Species that can be hunted in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

The Eastern Cape region of South Africa offers lush vegetation and undulating terrain. The region boasts six out of the seven ecological biomes found in Southern Africa and this, in turn, supports a rich number of trophy hunting species. Hunting Areas are vast and scenic and the game plentiful.

Expect to hunt among a number of plains game species and be in close contact with dangerous game – elephant, buffalo and rhino.

Below is a list of trophy hunting species in the Eastern Cape.

Kudu – the top plains game animal to hunt on an African hunting safari.
A Cape Buffalo hunt is the most exciting of African dangerous game hunts but one to be approached with caution and careful planning.
Sable – often considered one of the most majestic of the African plains game antelope
Waterbuck - a truly majestic African plains game species
Nyala - the most colorful of African plains game antelope
The most common of African zebra species
Aardwolf - a long forgotten member of the hyena family
Baboon are the heaviest and largest monkey species
Bat Eared Fox - the only one of its genus on Earth
Long range shots are normal when hunting black wildebeest (White-tailed Gnu) on the South African plains
White blesbok are a genetic mutation of the common blesbok
Blesbok are often the first animal hunted on a South African hunting safari
Blue wildebeest (Brindled Gnu) are one of the top plains game animals to hunt in Africa
Bushbuck are often considered one of the most elusive of African plains game
Saved from the brink of extinction, bontebok are now a common South African plains game animal
the elusive bushpig are hunted at night over bait
Caracal are normally hunted with dogs in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
The Common Reedbuck is hunted in the grassy areas of South Africa
Blue Duiker – the smallest of South African plains game and a member of the Tiny Ten
Red Duiker are found in the coastal areas of South Africa and are a member of the Tiny Ten
Common Duiker - the largest of African Duiker species and member of the Tiny Ten
Eland - the largest of the African antelope
A gemsbok hunt is a must do hunt for most African hunters
A spotted, slender cat
Giraffe - the tallest mammal on Earth
One of the rarest Tiny Ten plains game antelope
Impala are the most hunted animal on an African hunting safari
Hated by sheep farmers in South Africa
Klipspringer hunting is the pinnacle of Africa hunting when referring to the Tiny Ten
Mountain Reedbuck is a challenging mountain hunt
Lech we are the most water-adapted African plains game antelope
Ostrich are the world’s largest bird
Oribi are the rarest South African antelope and member of the Tiny Ten
The largest rodent and largest porcupine in the world
Red hartebeest are a strange looking African antelope
Roan are the second largest plains game animal in Africa
A popular springbok color phase and a unique trophy animal
Springbok are South Africa’s national animal and an African hunting icon
A color variation of the common springbok, rounding out the Springbok Slam
White Springbok are a color variation of the Common Springbuck
Steenbok are one of the most common of the Tiny Ten group of African plains game
Tsetsebbe are the fastest of African plains game animals
Vaal rhebuck - a very challenging African hunt
The warthog - Africa’s best “hog” hunting
The rarest zebra of them all