Hunting in the Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape offers lush vegetation, undulating terrain and unique species unavailable elsewhere

The Eastern Cape of South Africa boasts six out of the seven ecological biomes found in South Africa and this, in turn, supports a rich number of trophy hunting species. Areas are vast and scenic and the game plentiful resulting in a true South African hunting experience. Malaria free, the Eastern Cape is perfect for that family or couples hunt you’ve been dreaming of. 

Hunting in the Eastern Cape is a much a hunt as a game viewing experience. Expect to hunt among a number of plains game species and be in close contact with dangerous game such as  elephant, buffalo and rhino.

Getting there:

After arriving in Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airports, fly to Port Elizabeth on a domestic flight. Flight duration is 1hr 30min. Karoo Wild Safaris will meet your flight and transfer you to the lodge, a 1hr 20 min drive.

Best Hunting Seasons in the Eastern Cape:

Prime season for hunting in the Eastern Cape is from March to October. The summer months of November to February can be hot. The early mornings and late afternoons in summer are cooler and a cool afternoon breeze often brings respite from the heat. 

Non-hunting Activities in the Eastern Cape:


The terrain in the Eastern Cape and Karoo region varies greatly – from wooded valley bushveld savannah to mountains and vast Karoo plains.

Medical Requirements:

Malaria free and no special vaccinations are required.


Karoo Wild Lodge - Lapa

Karoo Wild Lodge

Karoo Wild Lodge is our home base. Accommodation is in 4 en suite thatched chalets. Chalets are privately located and are complete with generous bathrooms, free standing baths, inside and outside showers and king size beds.

Meals are served in the lapa and there is a swimming pool to cool off in the warm summer months. 

Swap the day’s African hunting stories under the Karoo skies alongside a roaring campfire.

Full WiFi is available throughout the camp. A daily laundry service is provided.

Hunting in the Eastern Cape - Popular Trophy Animals

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
Hunting in the Eastern Cape