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Plains Game Hunting in South Africa: An Unforgettable Adventure

Our South Africa safari hunts are an experience you won’t soon forget! You’ll show up as a client, and you’ll leave as family.

  • Incredible plains game hunting with over 30 species plus the Dangerous Seven.
  • Bowhunter friendly.
  • Makes a great family vacation with plenty of non-hunting activities.
  • Amazing hospitality. The staff is exceptional, the PH’s are fun, friendly, and professional.
  • 4-Star lodging.
  • The food is South African ‘Boere’ (local) with a touch of European.
  • The best time to hunt South Africa is late May through August.
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Welcome to one of our most esteemed hunting destinations, where we offer an extraordinary plains game hunting in South Africa. Prepare to embark on an exhilarating journey, filled with awe-inspiring encounters, challenging hunts, and unforgettable memories. At Outdoors International, we pride ourselves on working with only the best PH’s who deliver exceptional service, expert guides, and an abundance of diverse game species to ensure an unparalleled hunting experience.

Your hunting safari in South Africa will be tailored to your needs. You’ll hunt with a top notch PH, stay in a 5-Star lodge, and enjoy exceptional trophy quality on a huge hunting concession.

Unveiling the Splendors of Plains Game Hunting in South Africa

Immerse Yourself in the African Safari Experience

Venture into the heart of South Africa’s Limpopo province and immerse yourself in the beauty of Africa. The average hunting concession is huge with miles of mountainous terrain, interspersed with valleys and river bottoms, you will be amazed at the number of plains game animals you see.  Prepare to witness mesmerizing sunsets painting the sky in hues of gold, while the rhythmic sounds of nature envelop you in a symphony of life that is Africa.

Outdoors International co-owner, Cory Glauner admiring his kudu.
Outdoors International co-owner, Cory Glauner admiring his kudu.

Plains Game Species Available in South Africa

South Africa is home to an impressive array of plains game species, each possessing unique characteristics and captivating beauty. You will be targeting mature, trophy animals. South Africa has over 30 huntable species, including the Dangerous Seven. As you traverse the landscape, you’ll have the opportunity to encounter an astonishing variety of wildlife, among the most popular are:

  1. Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) – Known for their majestic spiral horns, kudu embody grace and elegance. These elusive antelope are a prized trophy among hunters, and spotting one in its natural habitat is a thrilling experience.
  2. Impala (Aepyceros melampus) – With their distinctive lyre-shaped horns and remarkable agility, impala are abundant in our hunting areas. Their striking reddish-brown coats, coupled with their characteristic leaps, make them a true spectacle to behold.
  3. Gemsbok (Oryx gazella) – Recognized by their straight, rapier-like horns, gemsbok roam the plains in small herds. Their striking black and white facial markings and ability to withstand harsh desert conditions make them an iconic species in the region.
  4. Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) – As one of Africa’s most iconic antelope, the blue wildebeest boasts a robust physique and distinctive curved horns. Their thundering migrations across the plains create an awe-inspiring spectacle of wildlife in motion.
  5. Zebra (Equus quagga) – The striped beauty of zebras adds a touch of enchantment to the landscape. These social animals are often found in large herds, their distinctive patterns serving as nature’s camouflage in the African bush.

Richelle Glauner with a beautiful zebra she took on her Hunting Safari in South Africa.

Planning Your Plains Game Hunting Safari

Expert Professional Hunters and World-Class Service

When you choose Outdoors International to help you book your plains game hunting safari, you can expect exceptional service and a team of experienced guides who are passionate about their craft. Our knowledgeable guides possess an intimate understanding of the local terrain and wildlife behavior, ensuring a safe and successful hunting experience. Their expertise will enhance your understanding of the ecosystem, as they share fascinating insights into the flora and fauna that thrive in this remarkable region.

Tailored Hunting Packages

We understand that every hunter has unique preferences and expectations. With our customized hunting packages, we offer flexibility to tailor your safari experience to meet your specific requirements. Whether you are a seasoned hunter seeking a particular trophy or a first-time hunter eager to embark on an adventure, we have meticulously designed packages to cater to all levels of expertise and interests.

Cory Glauner with a great archery warthog

Archery Friendly Outfitter

South Africa is a truly amazing place to hone your bowhunting skills. Bow hunting is mostly done over a waterhole and the shooting distance varies between 25 to 30 yards. Weather permitting, there is always the option to try spot and stalk bow hunting. It is always rewarding when you manage to harvest one of these wary animals on foot.

When to Go Hunting in South Africa

The best time to hunt is debatable. The hunting season in South Africa usually starts between March and November with June and July being the prime time. You will enjoy hunting the mild South African winters.

Savanah Lodge

Accommodation and Amenities

After a thrilling day in the field, relax and unwind in our comfortable and luxurious accommodations. We believe that your safari experience should be complemented by exceptional hospitality and a restful environment. Our lodges and camps provide a blend of modern comforts and an authentic African atmosphere, ensuring a tranquil retreat where you can recharge for the next day’s adventures. Indulge in delectable cuisine, showcasing the finest local flavors, and savor moments of camaraderie around a crackling fire as stories of the day’s hunt unfold.

The main concession, “Savannah”, is situated in the western part of the Limpopo province.

This property consists of mountains, flat thick bush and lush open savanna areas. This diverse ecosystem is home to numerous plains game species as well as the stunning sable and cape buffalo. This beautiful property and it’s diverse vegetation provides some of the best hunting in the Limpopo province.

Savannah Lodge is situated on the edge of the property at the foot of the nearby hills. This  luxurious, recently renovated farm house has four large comfortable king size rooms as well as one family room, perfect for families with young children. All bedrooms are en-suite and some of the rooms have an outdoor shower, perfect for those hot summer nights. Savannah Lodge is fitted with all modern day amenities, including hot and cold running water, showers and bathtubs, flushing toilets, wi-fi and daily laundry services. There is also a crystal clear swimming pool to cool down during the summer months.

The food at Savanna Lodge is amazing.

There is an experienced staff are there to cater for your every need.

You’ll fall in love with the chef, Goody. He will tantalize your senses with his delicious, traditional South African ‘Boere’ cuisine (local) with a touch of European. The food will give you the true African culinary experience.Expect lots of meat, vegetables, and fruit, all complimented by a variety of South African wines.

Other Concessions are also available.

We also hunt different concessions in the area to provide our clients with the option to harvest a wider variety of species.

Safety and Equipment

Your safety is our utmost priority. They will adhere to stringent safety protocols and provide well-maintained hunting equipment to ensure your hunt is conducted with the highest level of professionalism and precaution. The guides are well-versed in safety procedures and will accompany you throughout your safari, offering guidance and support every step of the way.

You will not regret taking an African safari with your family.

Make your Plains Game Safari in South Africa a Family Vacation

This is a great place to take your family on an incredible adventure that they will not forget. Your entire family is welcome to come along on safari, with luxurious accommodation and many extra activities to do. We aim to please the whole family, even if some of our clients are not hunting. We are fortunate enough that in our nearby vicinity there are a few family friendly activities situated within an hours drive of Savannah Lodge:

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Visit Kruger National Park

Visit Kruger National Park

As an extra add-on, we can program and book your stay in the amazing Kruger National Park. Relax in style in this massive 19 500 square kilometer National Park, where you can experience not only the dangerous seven but all forms of birds and reptiles in their natural habitat. This is an incredible opportunity for the animal lover to be as close to nature as possible.

Garden Route Wine Tours

For our wine connoisseurs, we plan an incredible tour along the “Garden Route,” which extends all the way down the Western Coast of South Africa. There are numerous national parks along the route where you can immerse yourself in true South African culture while visiting some of the world’s finest wine farms.

Conservation and Community Involvement

At Outdoors International, we recognize the importance of community involvement and the conservation of wildlife habitats. We actively engage with local communities and support initiatives that promote sustainable livelihoods and wildlife conservation. By choosing us to help you book your hunting safari, you contribute to these noble causes, leaving a positive impact on both the environment and the local communities. Ask us about our Orphanage Meat Donation Program.

Traveling to South Africa is Easy

Many hunters worry about travelling to Africa, but there is no need. The airport in South Africa is easy, clean and modern. Most people speak good English, and the PH will be right there to help you with the entire process.

Booking Your Plains Game Hunting Safari in South Africa

To embark on your extraordinary plains game hunting safari with us, simply reach out to our dedicated team. We will guide you through the booking process, providing all the necessary information and answering any queries you may have. Our advice is free. Remember to book well in advance, as our hunting seasons are in high demand.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable adventure as you step into the realm of plains game hunting in South Africa. The harmonious blend of breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and the thrill of the hunt awaits you. At Outdoors International, we are committed to delivering an exceptional experience, surpassing your expectations and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Join us on this remarkable journey and immerse yourself in the beauty of South Africa.

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13 reviews for Plains Game Hunting in South Africa: An Unforgettable Adventure

  1. SA Hunter

    Great Safari in South Africa, taking a nice cape buffalo, sable, nyala, zebra and blesbuck.

  2. Tom W.

    I have no words to describe my plains game safari in South Africa, and the unbelievable top notch quality of my African mounts.

  3. Gloria Gott

    I’d encourage you if you’re on the fence to take that leap of faith and go to Africa! You’ll fall in love with it.

  4. Shawn McDonald

    I trust Outdoors International’s opinion and will definitely book another hunt with Outdoors International. This was an amazing safari!

  5. Robert Gillow

    It was a Great learning experience for both of us, as I was one of the first Traditional bowhunters they had at camp. They were extremely interested in my equipment (from my longbow to my stone arrowheads) and how to set up hunts for future Traditional bowhunters. WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING!

  6. Dason Lasater

    This is my first guided hunt, but Botes was amazing. He was able to keep me encouraged and motivated, and he suggested I hold out for true trophies. I would rate him an 11 on a scale from 1-10.

  7. Brye Mangum

    Thank you to all the PHs and staff. I made some new friends and will be back to see them 100%.

  8. Brad Pouliot

    It was the most exciting hunting any one can imagine. Hunted day and night. The entire staff did everything they could to make the adventure a success. Can’t say enough about our PH, De Wet. He worked his butt off so that we could harvest all the animals we wanted. Even hunted with a bow. I would recommend Outdoors International and De Wet for sure.

  9. Jose Marin

    We had a great hunt in different concessions in South Africa for cape buffalo, kudu, zebra, blesbuck, impala, blue wildebeest, duiker and bushbuck.  The outfitter knows his business!

  10. Scott McCall

    My hunting trip to South Africa was amazing. I was treated with great hospitality, and saw animals every day. The hunting was great.

  11. Justin Harkins

    I went to South Africa with my friend Mark Pearson. Our Safari in South Africa was an amazing trip. De Wet and his guys were absolute professional. I feel went way above and beyond to make sure that we got all the animals we were after.

  12. Chris Matson

    It was a 12 out of 10 experience! Incredible time!

  13. Thomas M. Driskill Jr. COL USA (Ret)

    This was our fourth time hunting in Africa, and they not only beat the pants off all of our other hunts, but exceeded our grandest expectations. We have a ton of specific stories of individual hunts and tracking, but you’ll have to experience it yourself to understand that. Please plan on a nice gratuity for all, because they deserve it and that’s part of hunting in Africa.

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The outfitter is a fantastic man and incredibly hard working and knowledgeable, there is no doubt he will do everything within his power to make peoples hunts successful and enjoyable. I plan to do it again with him next year for sure.

Wade Zuver

Our hunt was excellent.

We saw bucks every day along with all other sorts of wildlife. Mountain goats, bears, and foxes were common sights. Fishing and crabbing was special bonus. The food was excellent, the crew was amazing. Outdoors International did a great job of finding exactly what we were looking for.

Jesse Neveau

What an amazing experience!

The hunting lodge was out of this world!, Rooms, food and the scenery were all A+. Our guide was exceptional and had us on Shiras moose all five days. We saw over 30 total with at least 10 bulls. They had a plan for everything including taxidermy and game processing.

Kayla Redmon