What we can hunt in South Africa

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Hunting trophy animals of Africa

Africa has in the region of 29 different animal species for legal and regulated hunting. Hunting trophy animals of Africa adds value to animals that are privately owned. According to the capitalism principal, the owner of goods (trophy animals) will take care of such goods. Secondly, the owner will have the goods multiply and use those goods on a sustainable basis to better his own position. Therefore, Mkulu African Hunting Safaris supports the legal, regulated, sustainable and recurring of hunting trophy animals of Africa-principle



We can hunt the following plains game animals in South Africa

There are numerous plains game animals that can be hunted in Africa. South Africa boasts the clear majority of different species game animals on the African continent. Due to numerous well-intended conservation methods and criteria implemented by individuals, and supported by legislation, hunters reap the benefit of hunting as a conservation tool. Below is a list of plains game animals that we can legally hunt in South Africa. Please note this list excludes exotic animals found in South Africa.

Baboons Black wildebeest Blesbok
Blesbok – white Blue wildebeest Bushbuck
Bushpig Caracal Duiker
Eland Fallow deer Gemsbok
Giraffe Hippo – dangerous game Impala
Jackal Klipspringer Kudu
Lechwe – red lechwe Mountain reedbuck Nyala
Ostrich Reedbuck Red hartebeest
Rhebok Roan antelope Sable
Springbok Springbok – black Springbok – copper
Springbok – white Steenbok Tsessebe
Warthog Waterbuck Zebra – common
Zebra – mountain
We can hunt the following Big 5 dangerous game animals

The dangerous game animals that can legally be hunted in Africa are the Big 5 hippos and Nile crocodile. The early Pioneers in southern Africa described the Big 5 as the five most dangerous animals to hunt. The Big 5 are the African elephant, white rhino, Cape buffalo, lion and leopard. With Professional Hunting came along guidelines and rules with regards to hunting dangerous game to protect all in the hunting group.

Hippos were added as a dangerous game animal with due cause. Most people in Africa that are killed by animals, are killed by hippos. The next animal that kills most people in Africa is the Nile crocodile. Both these animals are associated in one common denominator with humans: water. Most rural people killed by dangerous animals (hippos and crocodiles) are killed on their way to water (river or lake) by hippos, or at the water (crocodiles), or by hippos on their way home.

Professional Hunters need to have enough dangerous game hunting experience under the guidance of a qualified dangerous game Professional Hunter. Only then can a Professional Hunter accompany a hunter on a dangerous game hunt without supervision.

Please note: both sexes are included in the dangerous game animals list below. Pending new legislation, only male leopards over the age of seven (7) years may be hunted in South Africa in future. To hunt elephant, white rhino, black rhino, lion and leopard we need special tags.

African elephant Cape buffalo
Hippo Leopard
Lion Rhino – white
Rhino – black

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