What animals can you bow hunt in South Africa

What animals can you bow hunt in South Africa

Below is a comprehensive list of what game animals you can bow hunt in South Africa.

South Africa has in the region of 29 different animal species for legal and regulated bow hunting. Bow hunting trophy animals of Africa adds value to animals that are privately owned. First of all, according to the capitalism principal the owner of goods (trophy animals) will take care of such goods to protect his investment. Secondly, the owner will have the goods multiply and use those goods on a sustainable basis to better his own position.

Hence, we support the legal, regulated, sustainable and recurring sport of bow hunting trophy animals of Africa.

List of African animals for bow hunting
We can bow hunt the following plains game animals in South Africa

There are numerous plains game animals that can be bow hunted in Africa. In contrast to many other African countries, South Africa boasts the clear majority of different species game animals on the African continent. Due to numerous conservation methods and criteria implemented by individuals, and supported by legislation, bow hunters reap the benefit of bow hunting as a conservation tool.

Below is a list of plains game animals that we can legally bow hunt in South Africa. Please note this list excludes exotic animals found in South Africa. Exotic animals are animals that did not occur in South Africa but were introduced from other foreign countries. These animals include, but are not limited to the American bison, aodad, bongo, red river hog and a variety of sheep.

This is a list of plains game animals you can bow hunt in South Africa:
We can bow hunt the following Big 5 dangerous game animals in South Africa

The dangerous game animals we can legally be bow hunted in South Africa are members of the Big 5, hippos and Nile crocodile.

Why are they called the Big 5

The early European Pioneers entering the southern- and central interior of Africa called them the Big 5 as being the five most dangerous animals to hunt. The Big 5 African dangerous game animals in Africa are

  • the African elephant
  • white rhino
  • Cape buffalo
  • African lion and,
  • leopard

When Professional Hunting in South Africa came along guidelines and rules with regards to hunting dangerous game came into effect. This was done to protect all members in the hunting group.

Hippos kill most people in Africa. Consequently, hippos were added as a dangerous game animal. Second in line for killing 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. Bow hunting the African elephant, white rhino, black rhino, hippos and leopard are illegal in South Africa.

South African bow hunting packages 2020 and 2021

Plains game bow hunting in Africa safaris South Africa

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Kudu package

$6 450
  • kudu OR eland OR waterbuck
  • blue wildebeest OR zebra
  • impala
  • 2 X warthogs
  • 7 hunting days
  • transfers included
  • Kudu bow hunting packages
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Nyala package

$ 6 450
  • nyala OR a kudu
  • decide between a zebra OR a bushbuck
  • blue wildebeest
  • impala
  • do not pass up on a warthog
  • transfers included
  • Bow hunt nyala package Africa
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Spiral horn grand slam

$7 950
  • trophy kudu
  • trophy eland
  • trophy nyala
  • trophy bushbuck
  • 7 hunting days
  • transfers included
  • African spiral horn bow hunt
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Dangerous game bow hunting in Africa safaris South Africa

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Cape buffalo

$8 500 /starting at
  •  
  • Cape buffalo bull < 40”
  • OR
  • Cape buffalo bull > 40”
  • OR
  • Cape buffalo bull > 45”
  • 5 – 7 hunting days included
  • Cape buffalo bow hunt Africa
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African lion bow hunts

$ 9 990/starting at
  • African lion as per category
  • free lioness as per category OR
  • two free lionesses as per category
  • Observers no cost for duration of the lion hunt
  • 3 – 5 hunting days
  • transfers included
  • Bow hunting African lion
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Lioness bow hunt

$5 999
  • African lioness
  • Observers no cost for duration of the lioness hunt
  • 3 hunting days
  • transfers included
  • African lion bow hunting
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Crocodile bow hunts

$POA
  • 1 X crocodile as per size discussed
  • ideal as an add-on to a dangerous game hunt
  • 3 hunting days
  • transfers included
  • Bow hunt crocodiles
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