Hunting Nyala South Africa

Nyala - the most colorful of African plains game antelope
Nyala Hunting in South Africa

Nyala hunting in South Africa is most successful in the early mornings and late afternoons. Nyala are well distributed throughout Southern Africa with the highest density of nyala found in South Africa. They like dense bush, valley bushveld and acacia-lined riverbanks. Nyala form loose family structures of 8-12 animals.

A fight between nyala bulls is a sight to behold. The white crest on top of their backs, rises up in anger and they stand tall and stiff to assert their dominance.

Only the males carry horns and they’re part of the spiral horned antelope family. Hunting nyala, kudu, bushbuck and eland, constitute a spiral slam in African hunting terminology. Nyala hunting prices have come down in recent years and the nyala trophy price is now affordable to most African hunting enthusiasts.

A good trophy nyala will have horns that are parallel at the top or kicking out in a bell shape. Older bulls change color from brown to black at 5 years of age.

Similar techniques used in kudu hunting are employed when hunting nyala. Get a good vantage point close to water and hunt by spot and stalk. They’re not as “flighty” as kudu and will sometimes pause to assess the danger. Take your shot opportunity – nyala are a beautiful trophy!

Spec Sheet
Scientific Name : Tragelaphus Angasii
Weight : 110kg (m), 65kg (f)
Shoulder Height : 1.1m (m), 95cm (f)
Breeding Season : Year round
Minimum Calibre : 270