Hunting white rhino in South Africa with Mkulu Safaris

White rhino scientific name: Ceratotherium simum

Hunting white rhino in South Africa with Mkulu African Hunting Safaris since 2001.

 

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Hunting white rhino in South Africa

Hunting white rhino in South Africa is to complete the coveted Big 5 collection. Poaching of white rhinos is putting a strain on white rhino hunting prices with farmers forever having to apply new methods of protecting their assets. This unfortunately costs money and the end-user pays for it. At Mkulu African Hunting Safaris we have tried to contain our hunting expenses so we can pass any savings on to you as a hunter.

Secondary to the above is the fact that rhino attain hunting status only from the age of 15 years and older. This makes for a long-term investment that needs to render sufficient returns.

Hunting white rhino in South Africa with Mkulu African Hunting Safaris is a dangerous game hunting experience to look forward to. Our white rhino hunting opportunities are becoming popular because of the effort involved from both the hunter and the Professional Hunting Guide when hunting white rhino in South Africa.

White rhinos for hunting in South Africa 2018

Below are several pictures of white rhino available for hunting in South Africa 2018. Please take note these pictures are not necessarily the same as the ones available for hunting. These pictures should give you an indication of the size of the rhino in terms of horn length and price. We have any size white rhino available for legal hunting on any of our concessions within South Africa.

Information on hunting white rhino in South Africa

Cost to hunt a white rhino

The cost to hunt white rhino in South Africa for the 2017 hunting season is determined according to the length of the front horn.

Our white rhino hunting prices in South Africa are set according to the size of the white rhino you wish to hunt along with your budget. Horn lengths are usually in 2″ formats, indicating up to 18″, from 18″ – 22″, 22″ – 24″ and so on. Generally we start hunting white rhino at 18″. The most popular horn size is 22″ –   24″.

Please contact us for a detailed pricing structure on the rhino of your choice.

White rhino hunting caliber

Mkulu African Hunting Safaris suggests the following calibers as being the best calibers for hunting white rhino in South Africa: 375 (minimum legal caliber) but we would prefer any 400 caliber and larger. Other suggestions are 416 Rigby, 45-70, 458 Win Mag, 458 Lott, 460 Weatherby, 470 NE, 500 A-Square, 500 Jeffery, 505 Gibbs and any other comparable calibers.

Ammunition

Mkulu African Hunting Safaris preferred ammunition manufacturer is Hornady and Federal Premium in just about any weight. You can use 500 grain projectiles with confidence.

Gun Scope

A good 1,5 – 6 X gun scope should be sufficient for hunting white rhino due to a rather short expected average shooting distance. For the purists who hunt with double rifles: you are welcome to use open sights.

Average shooting distance

The average expected shooting distance when hunting White rhino is 10 to 30 yards depending on the terrain you are hunting in.

Shot placement when hunting white rhino in South Africa

Broadside shot

The shot should be placed in line with the front leg, right on the roll of the skin formed on the shoulder or the animal.

Quartering to shot

With a steady wind in your favor rather wait for a precise broadside shot. These are thick-skinned animals always allowing for possibility of the bullet not penetrating to the vital organs.

Quartering away shot

With a steady wind in your favor rather wait for a precise broadside shot. These are thick-skinned animals always allowing for possibility of the bullet not penetrating to the vital organs.

Facing to shot

Such a shot should not be attempted for two reasons:

  1. due to the rather unique physique of these animals the head cannot be picked up high enough for a clear chest shot, and
  2. a brain shot would be very difficult due to the position of the front horn making it possible to hit the horn instead of the brain

Shot placement diagram hunting white rhino in South Africa

Hunting white rhino shot placement diagram

Gallery of white rhino trophy hunting pictures

Tips for hunting white rhino in South Africa

To walk-and-stalk when hunting white rhino is the traditional way of going about it. Solitary bulls are common and can be stalked with some ease with a wind that consistently blows in your favor. Archery hunting white rhino is illegal in South Africa.

Extreme caution should be applied when on the final approach. Any sudden wind shifts will attract the attention of a weary white rhino and result in a no-hunt situation.

Best time of year for hunting white rhino in South Africa

Due to the preferred open habitat of white rhino they can successfully be hunted any time of year. These large animals (pachyderms: thick skinned animals) have awful eyesight but brilliant hearing and smelling abilities.

The best time of year to hunt white rhino is from January to December.