Plains Game Hunting in South Africa

Plains game species that can be hunted in South Africa. “Plains game” is an African hunting term and refers to all game other than dangerous game.

South Africa’s abundance and variety of animals make it a plains game hunting paradise. There are over 40 plains game antelope species, carnivores and other creatures that can be hunted. Plains game hunting is offered in our home area, the Eastern Cape. Hunters are accommodated at Karoo Wild Lodge, in the heart of our hunting area. This is kudu hunting country, our area boasting the highest kudu density in Africa.

We also have a lodge in the Free State. This concession borders on the Orange River for 30km and offers us additional hunting variety. Hunt the unique Hartmanns Mountain Zebra and other plains game in the rolling hills of the Free State.

Below is a list of Plains Game trophy hunting species in Africa.

Kudu – the top plains game animal to hunt on an African hunting safari.
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
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
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
Hyena are an under-rated African predator
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
Hartmann's mountain zebra are rare and adapted to the mountains