Hunting in Limpopo South Africa

Hunting in Limpopo South Africa with Mkulu African Hunting Safaris.

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Hunting in Limpopo South Africa

The Limpopo Province is blessed with breath-taking landscapes and a diverse variety of hunting game species. We have pre-selected a number of hunting lodges where we know you will have multiple opportunities at hunting your desired trophy animals. Our all-inclusive hunting packages ensure no nasty surprises at the end of your Limpopo hunting safari. Weather you are rifle hunting or bowhunting the Limpopo Province we look forward to being your hosts!

Mopane veldt is in the order of the day (Mopane is derived from the Mopane tree : Colophospermum mopane) supplying welcome nourishment to the ever hungry elephants. Certain parts of the eastern Lowveld is considered malaria region (we will inform you if your hunt is scheduled in a malaria region).

Please speak to your physician before leaving your country of origin as some of the malaria prophylactics need to be administered before you depart on your Africa hunting safari.

The Limpopo Province borders the Kruger National Park and shares an international boundary with Zimbabwe and Botswana. The world renowned archaeological site of Mapungubwe (Place of the jackal) is located along the Limpopo River where the Shashe River joins the Limpopo River, forming the tri-country borders.

There are a number of above average nyala hunting areas in Limpopo.

Formerly known as the Northern Transvaal, the Limpopo Province encompasses much of what were incredible hunting grounds in the 1860’s. Extremely rich in history and diverse in topography the hunting is still some of the best Africa can offer. The Limpopo bushveld is rather unique due to the fact that at two places it shares a common border with two other countries. In the farthest North Eastern boundary of the Kruger Park (inside the Limpopo Province) a place with the dubious name of Crooks Corner is where the international boundaries of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique meet up at.

Some of the very best African hunting safari packages are conducted in Limpopo. Crooks Corner dates back to the early days (1860’s) when elephants were illegally hunted in that region.

The hunting camps and lodges consist of luxurious single or double rooms. You will sleep in comfortable surroundings and have en-suite bathroom facilities. Laundry will be done on a daily basis and returned to your room before the end of the day. In the event of adverse weather, the possibility exists that you may receive your laundry only the following day.

Hunting areas and hunting camps in Limpopo South Africa

Hunting in Limpopo Province is blessed with breath-taking landscapes and a diverse variety of hunting game species. We have pre-selected a number of hunting lodges where we know you will have multiple opportunities at hunting your desired trophy animals. Our all-inclusive hunting packages ensure no nasty surprises at the end of your Limpopo hunting safari. Whether you are rifle hunting or bow hunting the Limpopo Province we look forward to being your hosts!

Mopane veldt is in the order of the day (Mopane is derived from the Mopane tree: Colophospermum mopane) supplying welcome nourishment to the ever-hungry elephants. Certain parts of the eastern Lowveld is considered malaria region (we will inform you if your hunt is scheduled in a malaria region). Please speak to your physician before leaving your country of origin as some of the malaria prophylactics need to be administered before you depart on your Africa hunting safari.

The Limpopo Province borders the Kruger National Park that borders and shares an international boundary with Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Botswana. The world renowned archaeological site of Mapungubwe (Place of the jackal) is located along the Limpopo River where the Shashe River joins the Limpopo River, forming the tri-country borders.

There are a number of above average nyala hunting areas in Limpopo.

One of our hunting places in the Limpopo Province is conducted in the Hoedspruit / Phalaborwa areas. These areas allow for hunting near Kruger National Park putting you within a visit to the Kruger Park (time permitting).

Bushveld hunting near Kruger National Park
Bushveld hunting

Hunting in Limpopo Province calls for what is commonly known as bushveld hunting. The name bushveld is derived from the two words: bush that refers to the number of trees and shrub that grows naturally in that hunting area, and secondly, veld that merely refers to a field or a large natural habitat area.

Similarly, we refer to hunting in the highveld and hunting in the lowveld of South Africa. The main distinction between the two would be:

 

Hunting in the highveld
  • Highveld hunting refers to the natural elevation at which hunting takes place, usually higher than 5 000 ft.
  • Typically, hunting on the highveld would be for plains game where vegetation is limited to open savanna areas.
  • Dangerous game hunting in the highveld can be for Cape buffalo and rhino with limited leopard hunting. African elephant and lions are not normally associated with hunting in the highveld.
  • Mostly the game species that are hunted on the highveld are (but not limited to), black wildebeest, blesbok, springbok, red hartebeest, eland, mountain reedbuck, vaal rhebok, duiker and steenbok to name a few. Cats such as caracal, African wildcat and serval can also be hunted on the highveld.
  • Malaria does not occur in the highveld hunting areas
  • No hunting areas within the Limpopo Province can be referred to as highveld hunting.

 

Hunting in the lowveld
  • Hunting in the lowveld usually refers to hunting at an elevation of 1 500 ft and less
  • Typically, hunting in the lowveld would be for plains game and dangerous game. The eastern lowveld areas close to Kruger Park are prime Cape buffalo, African elephant, lion and leopard hunting areas.
  • Mostly the plains game species that are hunted in the lowveld are (but not limited to) kudu, blue wildebeest, sable, roan antelope, giraffe, nyala, red hartebeest, waterbuck, bushbuck, warthog, duiker and steenbok to name a few.
  • Cats such as caracal and African wildcat can be found along with civit cat.
  • Malaria occurs in some of the eastern lowveld hunting areas. However, during the winter months when we hunt in the lowveld, there are zero bugs prevalent due to the decline in temperature and the lack of still water spots.

 

Hunting near Kruger National Park

Many of our dangerous game hunts are conducted near Kruger National Park. This allows us to combine a hunting safari with a photo safari into one of the best preserved nature preserves on the African continent.

Hunting camps and hunting lodges in Limpopo