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#6822896 - 07/14/17 06:00 PM SA Safari recommendations
okiehuntr Offline
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Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 774
Loc: SE Oklahoma
Hoping to get some info regarding finding a reputable outfitter in South Africa hunting only a +/_ 50 inch Kudu and possibly a trophy warthog, I'm thinking surely there would be one that would cost less than $10-15K , minimum charged here in the US.
Seems as though most have packages with no substitutions while others nickel- dime-ing to no end.
Hopefuly there would be at least one that would do one for around $4K including day rate , airfare and gratuities not included.
Looking to book for 2018
thanks

elmer

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#6823120 - 07/14/17 09:47 PM Re: SA Safari recommendations [Re: okiehuntr]
jaustin Offline
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Registered: 01/13/11
Posts: 100
You might contact Edmond at Harloo Safaris. He has a very nice place with good food and lots of kudu and warthogs. Another fine Ph that now has his own company is Brian Suddaby. Dont rule out Namibia. I've had great hunts there as well. Makalaan Safaris had more big kudu than any other place I had been. They have both a rifle area and a bow area, each area was over 12,000 acres. I had a great hunt with Vaughn Fulton Safaris but I'm not sure if he is still hunting. Shoot some emails to outfits you are interested in and see what they offer. As a side note, on my first safari I took six animals including kudu and gemsbok all in, including airfare for $4500.

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#6823209 - 07/15/17 12:44 AM Re: SA Safari recommendations [Re: okiehuntr]
Zlsafari Offline
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Registered: 03/21/16
Posts: 38
Loc: Marken Limpopo South Africa
Hi ockiehuntr

Shoot me a email at
Admin@zlsafari.com
I will be able to help you.

Regards

Philip

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#6823236 - 07/15/17 05:40 AM Re: SA Safari recommendations [Re: okiehuntr]
Kingsview Safaris Offline
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Registered: 02/01/16
Posts: 183
Loc: Eastern Cape, South Africa
We can most certainly help you out there Ockiehuntr. Putting together custom packages is better suited to what the client is wanting and we would love to help you out with that.

We have a current thread going on THF of some of the trophies taken with us. You welcome to scroll through it and see the type of animals we have on offer.
http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbth...Saf#Post6283849

Please feel free to drop me an email with your desires. I'd be happy to put something together. info@kingsviewsafaris.co.za.


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#6823301 - 07/15/17 08:22 AM Re: SA Safari recommendations [Re: okiehuntr]
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While there are hundreds of great outfitters in South Africa, and definitely plenty with 50 plus inch Kudu, I think Namibia is a much better choice for Kudu. I hunted with Peter Clausen, owner of Okosongoro. He is one of the original hunting outfitters in Namibia and knows pretty much everyone there. From hanging out with Peter at SCI and all the other outfitters from Namibia, I don't think you can go wrong with any of them. They are all great friends and get along great. Good friends of mine have gone there and everyone has gotten great trophies and had a great time. Everyone had gotten Kudu over 50 inches. Mine was 52 inches and outside the fence. He has 30,000 acres fenced in, and access to 45,000 acres that are not fenced in. And if something shows up on a neighbors property, he knows everyone and they will give him a call. After shooting mine, we saw a really nice 55 inch Kudu, plus several more in the low 50's similar to mine.

South Africa is different. Some ranches wont have Kudu, or they just have a few species, so you drive from ranch to ranch. Other ranches have everything, but they can be kind of like big business and you are just another client that the staff takes care of. I personally like a place where you hang out with the owner of the ranch, eat at their house and get to know them. If you can find all that in South Africa, and they have good Kudu, you'll be fine.

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#6823668 - 07/15/17 06:06 PM Re: SA Safari recommendations [Re: okiehuntr]
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A cape kudu from the East Cape of South Africa shot in 2008. He's not terribly large, but the hunt was excellent. I was very nearly run over by a warthog on this hunt.


A much larger Namibian kudu from this past year.


None of this is meant to suggest that Namibia is better than South Africa, as there are pros and cons of both locations and the outfitter/property/concession is far more important than the country. Have you considered speaking to a number of outfitters in person at the Dallas Safari Convention in January? I can personally recommend both eZulu (ex Swartkai) and Africa Awaits (US rep HIgh Mountain Hunts), but there are many excellent South African and Namibian outfitters. For that matter, Kingsview (above) appears to have a number of satisfied clients from this board.
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#6823861 - 07/15/17 09:35 PM Re: SA Safari recommendations [Re: okiehuntr]
Bawana59 Offline
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Registered: 02/03/12
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Loc: USA
Bluecliff safaris east cape
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#6823961 - 07/16/17 01:45 AM Re: SA Safari recommendations [Re: okiehuntr]
Kingsview Safaris Offline
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Registered: 02/01/16
Posts: 183
Loc: Eastern Cape, South Africa
2 exceptional Kudu bulls you have there. Who did you hunt with in 2008?
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#6824126 - 07/16/17 10:56 AM Re: SA Safari recommendations [Re: okiehuntr]
Tootabi Hunting Safaris Offline
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Registered: 07/05/14
Posts: 70
Loc: South Africa
Hello Sir,

Feel free to email me on loodt.buchner@tootabi.com and I will shoot you a list of references and a quote upon your requirements.

Take care,

Loodt Buchner
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#6824632 - 07/16/17 09:23 PM Re: SA Safari recommendations [Re: okiehuntr]
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Give me a call at 254-722-9031, I can answer all your questions and lead you in the right direction for a safe, fun and highly successful safari
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#6824681 - 07/16/17 10:34 PM Re: SA Safari recommendations [Re: okiehuntr]
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Registered: 01/06/14
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Loc: Argyle Texas
I can have a package for what you want for 7k plus more animals than what you want as well. Went myself this spring and will be going again next year. I can have you go with me or set you up to go when you can. I also will help with paper works getting there and firearms paper work as well. Call or text me Travis wright 214-529-6955 when we went three of us went and in Ten days we shot 106 animals and 13 were kudu Bulls over 50"s also the kudu are $1000 is price per bull


Edited by HardcoreCarnivore (07/16/17 10:35 PM)

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#6824857 - 07/17/17 08:46 AM Re: SA Safari recommendations [Re: Kingsview Safaris]
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Originally Posted By: Kingsview Safaris
2 exceptional Kudu bulls you have there. Who did you hunt with in 2008?


At the time they were Swartkei, but they shortly thereafter renamed their organization to eZulu.
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#6824889 - 07/17/17 09:14 AM Re: SA Safari recommendations [Re: okiehuntr]
Jgraider Offline
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Loc: West Texas
If I were stuck on SA, and you're wanting a big kudu bull, the Limpopo area is very well known to produce them. The Cape has unbelievable hunting, but the kudu are cape kudu and not as big as the southern greater variety found in Limpopo. I'd give Limpopo Big Game Safaries (Bossie is great to visit with, via WhatsApp its free).

However, I am in love with Namibia, particularly Kowas Safaris. You can do a cull/managment hunt for 10 big animals, add a trophy kudu bull and a few more hunting days, and still be in the $6000 range. 11 animals, huge ranches to hunt....lots to love about this deal.


Edited by Jgraider (07/17/17 11:03 AM)

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#6824936 - 07/17/17 09:57 AM Re: SA Safari recommendations [Re: okiehuntr]
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There's no doubt that the best values in hunting these days are in South Africa / Botswana / Namibia.
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#6825105 - 07/17/17 12:37 PM Re: SA Safari recommendations [Re: okiehuntr]
okiehuntr Offline
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Registered: 07/09/08
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Loc: SE Oklahoma
Thanks to all for all the input and recommendations, I am in the precess of contacting prospects provided by this forum.
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