South Africa Trophy Hunting Species

Species that can be hunted in South Africa

South Africa is the most popular country on the African continent for hunting safaris.

One of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world, South Africa has it all. From hunting kudu in the valleys of the Eastern Cape, vaal rhebuck hunting in the grassy mountain slopes above 7000 feet and cape buffalo hunting in acacia savannah, there is literally a lifetime of hunting memories to be enjoyed in this scenic country.

Karoo Wild Safaris operates from Wolwefontein in the Eastern Cape with a satelite camp in the Graaff Reinet area.

Our hunting concession and lodge, bordering the Orange River in the Free State offers a variety of animals like Mountain Zebra, Cape buffalo sable and roan in a unique habitat.

We also offer African Hunting Safaris in Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Kudu – the top plains game animal to hunt on an African hunting safari.
A Cape Buffalo hunt is the most exciting of African hunts but one to be approached with caution and careful planning.
Sable – often considered one of the most majestic of the 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 during a black wildebeest (White-tailed Gnu) hunt 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
The nile crocodile - A reptile from a bygone era
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