Cape buffalo hunting packages South Africa

Cape buffalo hunting packages South Africa

These are our famous all-inclusive Cape buffalo hunting packages South Africa.

All hunting related costs are included in your package deal. One price, one cost and only one payment at the end of your successful Cape buffalo hunting package hunt in South Africa.

Cape buffalo hunting packages South Africa 2020

African Cape buffalo hunts

Our African Cape buffalo hunting packages South Africa offer unprecedented opportunities at hunting your once-in-a-lifetime trophy animal. Your first Cape buffalo hunt will be the one to remember. Therefore, we hunt in areas that seems like nobody has been there before.

Mkulu African Hunting Safaris include all your hunting associated costs in our Cape buffalo hunting packages South Africa. All costs normally associated with a hunting package are included in this Cape buffalo hunting package. The cost of accommodation in the areas we hunt in, road travel, laundry and drinks are all included.

You will find our Cape buffalo hunting prices to be fair and within reason.  This allows you the opportunity to hunt the most dangerous member of the African Big 5 without wondering about additional charges.

South African Cape buffalo hunts

As a result of your hunt we will be employed, thank you!

We have affordable African Cape buffalo hunting packages in South Africa.  This is directly as a result of paying our bills and supporting those who support us. Building and maintaining business relationships ensures Mkulu African Hunting Safaris receive preferential prices and treatment from our suppliers.

If you are an older hunter, we will adjust the tempo of the hunt to meet your preferred level of ability and participation. If you are a younger hunter wanting a physical demanding hunt, you need to be in great physical shape to keep up with our younger Professional Hunters.

Information on Cape buffalo hunting packages

Cape buffalo hunting packages 1 X 1

Cost of a Cape buffalo hunting package South Africa 2020

  • spread less than 40″ is $ 9 500
  • spread between 40″ and 43″ is $ 11 500
  • spread between 43″ and 45″ have to be sourced
  • spread bigger than 45″ – price to be negotiated.

Observers are welcome at a cost of $ 850 for the duration of the Cape buffalo hunt during 2020.

Depending on time of arrival we suggest an overnight stay at a cost of  $ 150 per observer.

5 full hunting days

Cape buffalo hunting packages 2 X 1

Cost of a Cape buffalo hunting package South Africa 2020, per hunter

  • spread less than 40″ is $ 8 500
  • spread between 40″ and 43″ is $ 10 500
  • spread between 43″ and 45″ have to be sourced
  • spread bigger than 45″ – price to be negotiated.

Observers are welcome at a cost of $ 850 for the duration of the Cape buffalo hunt during 2020.

Depending on time of arrival we suggest an overnight stay at a cost of  $ 150 per observer.

7 full hunting days

Think about a combination hunt – you are here anyway

Hunt a spotted hyena with your Cape buffalo

Spotted hyena are by far one of the nastiest looking predators we can legally hunt. Spotted hyena numbers are regulated by the whim of an official sitting behind a desk.

We have very limited numbers of spotted hyena tags available. At $ 3 500 this is almost too good a deal to pass up on.

If we cannot get you onto a spotted hyena there is a no-kill no-pay in place.

Hunt a sable with your Cape buffalo

Sable antelope are by far one of the most majestic antelope species in the world. The sable population has grown dramatically over the last few years making them more affordable.

We have a number of sable tags available. The only issue for you will be to decide between a sub 40″ specimen, or a truly remarkable over 40″ specimen.

Sable less than 40″ will go for $ 3 250 if taken in conjunction with your Cape buffalo hunt.

Sable larger than 40″ will go for $ 4 000 if taken in conjunction with your Cape buffalo hunt.

We look forward to talking with you some more!

Included in our Cape buffalo hunting packages
  • Trophy fee for a Cape buffalo according to your size specifications
  • 5 hunting days on a 1X1 hunting basis
  • 7 hunting days on a 2X1 hunting basis
  • 6 – 7 nights in a 3 – 4-star lodge on a 1X1 basis
  • 8 – 9 nights in a 3 – 4-star lodge on a 2X1 basis
  • Pick-up and drop-off at the Johannesburg International Airport (known as the O.R. Tambo International Airport), or any hotel or guest house in Johannesburg or Pretoria on a 3 – 4-star basis
  • Accommodation during the hunt
  • Meals
  • Laundry
  • Services of a Professional Hunter
  • Services of a Tracker / Skinner
  • All tag fees
  • Use of our rifle is included if you do not bring your own
  • Ammunition can be replaced at cost
Terms of our Cape buffalo hunting packages
If you decide to add a spotted hyena:
  • $ 3 500 will be credited to your final bill if no spotted hyena is successfully hunted
  • Wounded Cape buffalo not retrieved are bought and paid for. Make sure you use enough gun.
  • A non-refundable $250 spotted hyena tag fee is included in the package price
  • Observers are welcome to come along at $ 180 per observer per day
  • Please note this is a rifle hunt only.
If you decide to add a sable antelope:
  • Wounded Cape buffalo not retrieved are bought and paid for. Make sure you use enough gun.
  • Observers are welcome to come along at $ 180 per observer per day
  • Please note this is a rifle hunt only.
Cape buffalo hunting areas

We have access to three different spotted hyena hunting areas in South Africa. One of the hunting areas is in the proximity of the Kruger National Park. Time permitting, a visit to this world renowned 5 million acre game preserve can be undertaken.

All three our hunting concessions have sufficient spotted hyena populations allowing for a bigger than average opportunity at successfully hunting a hyena.   

Cape buffalo hunting packages cost
What other animals can you hunt

We prefer to hunt all animals on the same hunting concession we are staying at. However, due to habitat requirements, some animals only occur a short distance from from where we will be hunting. If you have specific other animals you wish to hunt along with your Cape buffalo, please let us know in advance so we can set up the required permissions and permits. These are the animals we will generally be able to hunt where we are staying at:

Blue wildebeestOstrich
BushbuckRed hartebeest
Cape buffaloRoan antelope – tag required
DuikerSable
Giraffe – tag requiredTsessebe – tag required
Hippo – tag requiredWarthog
ImpalaWaterbuck
KuduZebra – common
Nyala

Cape buffalo hunting videos

The Cape buffalo hunting video on the left is a video of buffalo hunt gone wrong.

It would be pure speculation if the buffalo charge was a result of a bad or a good first shot. In our opinion, Cape buffalo are ill tempered and can charge unprovoked.

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Cape buffalo charges hunter
Cape buffalo hunting gone wrong
Cape buffalo charge

The Cape buffalo hunting video on the right is almost a text book hunt. The first shot was a hard hitting shot into the correct part of the vitals.

This made the follow-up shots easier to take with more time available. The PH did not have to take back-up shots and all ended well for the hunter and the assistants.

Cape buffalo trophy hunting pictures

Dangerous game hunting in Africa safaris South Africa

Rifle hunting

Cape buffalo

$9 500 /starting at
  • Cape buffalo bull < 40”
  • OR
  • Cape buffalo bull > 40” – 42″
  • OR
  • Cape buffalo bull > 42” – < 45”
  • OR
  • Cape buffalo bull > 45”
  • 5 hunting days included
  • African Cape buffalo hunting packages
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Cape buffalo cow

$ 5 999
  • Cape buffalo cow
  • accommodation
  • PH, trackers and skinners included
  • all transfers from Johannesburg airport included
  • daily rates for 5 hunting days
  • African Cape buffalo cow hunting packages
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Crocodile

$POA
  • Crocodile as per size
  • ideal as an add-on to a dangerous game hunt
  • 3 hunting days
  • transfers included
  • Hunting crocodiles South Africa
Full details

Hunting hippo's

$9 500
  • 1 X trophy hippo
  • ideal as an add-on to a dangerous game hunt
  • 5 hunting days
  • transfers included
  • Hunting hippos Africa
Full details

African lion

$10 000/starting at
  • 1 X male lion as per category
  • 1 X free lioness as per category OR
  • 2 X free lionesses as per category
  • 5 – 7 hunting days
  • observers free for duration of lion hunt
  • transfers included
  • African lion hunting safari packages

Lioness hunting

$ 5 999
  • 1 X lioness
  • 3 hunting days
  • observers free for duration of lioness hunt
  • transfers included
  • African lioness hunting package
Full details

African elephant hunts

$35 000
  • 1 X trophy bull elephant as per weight discussed
  • starting at 30 lbs at advertised rate
  • 5 – 10 hunting days
  • observers free for duration of elephant hunt
  • rifle hire included if required
  • transfers included
  • Hunting elephants in Africa
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Classic 28 day hunt

$ POA
  • roan antelope
  • sable
  • lion
  • lioness
  • Cape buffalo
  • leopard
  • elephant
  • daily rates for 28 days
  • flights excluded
  • Classic Africa hunting safari
Full details

Leopard hunts

$25 000
  • 1 X trophy leopard
  • 14 hunting days
  • 5 impala female for pre-baiting
  • transfers included
  • depending on tag availability
  • Additional cost if hunting in other countries
  • Hunting leopards in South Africa
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Black rhino hunts

$POA
  • 1 X trophy black rhino
  • 5 hunting days
  • transfers included
  • depending on tag availability
  • Hunting black rhino as a conservation tool
Full details

White rhino

$POA/inch
  • 1 X trophy white rhino bull or cow rhino as discussed per inch
  • 3 hunting days
  • observers free for duration of rhino hunt
  • rifle hire included if required
  • transfers included
  • Hunting white rhino in Africa
Full details

Dangerous game bow hunting in Africa safaris South Africa

Don’t just take it from us, allow your nerves to let your string fingers do the talking!

Cape buffalo

$9 500 /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
Full details

African lion bow hunts

$ 10 000/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
Full details

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
Full details

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 hunting crocodiles South Africa
Full details

Frequently Asked Questions

Most important: children under the age of 18 travelling with you

This is a critical piece of information you need to adhere to BEFORE you even leave for the airport. It became law in South Africa that any children travelling with you who are under the age of 18 must have an unabridged birth certificate with them. If the unabridged birth certificate of the minor cannot be produced the minor will not be allowed entry to South Africa.

Also make sure you have at least two open pages in the back of everyone’s passport. Your passport needs to be valid for at least six (6) months after your departure date from South Africa.

Is it legal to wear camouflage clothing when hunting in South Africa

It is legal to wear camo hunting clothes when hunting in South Africa. In Zimbabwe OR Mozambique you may NOT make use of camouflage clothing.

The most commonly used hunting clothes for both Zimbabwe and Mozambique is khaki.

Health issues when hunting in Africa

During our winter months (May-August) you will hardly see any bugs. All of the plains game hunting on our package deals take place in regions within South Africa that are malaria free. Some of the dangerous game hunts can take place in malaria regions in which case it is recommended that the required precautions be taken. Consult your doctor about malaria precautions prior to leaving. Locally we rely on bug spray a lot.

It is recommended that you purchase health insurance with a reputable, internationally known company before leaving your country of origin.

Visa requirements when hunting in South Africa

Hunters from the USA and some European countries do not need to apply for a visa for your Africa hunting safari.

Inoculations for your South African hunting safari

You do not need any special inoculations prior to your hunting safari. If you intend on visiting Zambia you will need proof of a yellow fever inoculation.

If your tetanus shot is questionable and a new one is due it will be a good idea to have another one.

Details for rifle hunting in Africa

Pricelist

Our Hunting in Africa prices are now confirmed to be the same for the third year in a row. The best affordable South African hunting safari prices for what you get!

Calibers

The best caliber for hunting big game in Africa will be debated for many years to come. In the end the decision for which hunting rifle and caliber to bring to Africa for a South African hunting safari will lie with you.

Trophies

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