Hunting in the Free State

Our Free State hunting area is bordered by 30km of Orange River frontage and supports a number of species unique to the area – the mountain zebra being the most notable.

Cape buffalo hunting is particularly rewarding in this area. Roan, Sable, Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra and other plains game are well represented on the plains and undulating hills of the Free State

Getting there:

After arriving in Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airports, fly to Bloemfontein on a domestic flight. Flight duration is 1hr. Karoo Wild will meet your flight and transfer you to the lodge, a 2hr20 min drive. Alternatively, land transfers are offered on multi-area hunts from Karoo Wild Safaris Lodge in the Eastern Cape.

Best Hunting Seasons:

Prime season for hunting in the Free State is from March to October. The summer months of November to February can be hot.


The terrain in the Free State varies from vast open plains to undulating hills and lightly wooded river valleys.

Medical Requirements:

Malaria free and no special vaccinations are required.

Free State Lodge

Accommodation is offered in 11 en-suite rooms. The rooms are complete with air conditioning, heating and contain all modern conveniences

Meals are served in the lapa, overlooking the Free State plains. All dietary requirements are catered for. 

A large indoor fireplace provides comfort from the chilly Free State winter evenings.  

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

The Free State Lodge is fully inclusive – all meals, drinks and camp services are included in our day fees and package fees. 

There are no additional extra costs throughout your hunt and stay with us.

The Free State Lodge is family friendly.

Trophy Animals Available in the Free State

Long range shots are normal during a black wildebeest (White-tailed Gnu) hunt on the South African plains
Roan are the second largest plains game animal in Africa
Hartmann's mountain zebra are rare and adapted to the mountains