Hunting the Eastern Cape
KMG Hunting Safaris are for hunters by hunters. From your time of arrival, you will be treated to a hunting experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. Our passion for hunting, ethics, professionalism and honesty allows us to assure you that the effort put into your visit, exceed all expectations and beyond.
We offer both plains game and dangerous game hunts and our main operational area is the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. We also offer hunts in other provinces, as well as neighbouring countries when it comes to specialised species.
The Eastern Cape offers a huge diversity in terrain, also the very reason why so many hunters choose it as their hunting destination. Due to this diversity, it offers the province the ability to sustain over 30 different huntable species. The Eastern Cape’s terrain fluctuates from mountainous thickets to grass plains in a matter of a few hundred yards and boasts an abundance of game.
As we strive to hunt each species in their natural habitat, it is sometimes required to travel short distances to these areas in pursuit of these species. From the mountains, where the elusive grey ghost of Africa, the Kudu Bull moves ever so carefully, to the open plains where the graceful gazelles, the Springbok feeds, the Eastern Cape has it all.
One of the main attractions that make the Eastern Cape the desired choice for hunting is the fact that it is Malaria and Bilharzia-free. The climate in the Eastern Cape is quite comfortable .In the winter during the months of April-August temperatures range from 7 degrees Celsius (44.6 degrees Fahrenheit) to 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) and 26 degrees Celsius (77.8 degrees Fahrenheit), this is ideal hunting conditions.
The climate rarely reaches extremes except perhaps in the height of the Karoo summer. Its nature depends not so much upon how it changes, but how much you move across the province’s expanse and into and out of different climatologically zones. The months from mid April to end July are generally viewed upon as the best hunting months, since it is during this time that most of our animals are in the rut.
Method of Hunting
The method of hunting that we use very successfully is known as spot and stalk. Here, we drive through the terrain to certain lookout spots. These vantage points allow us to get an eagle-eye view of the area in our pursuit to spot animal herds or lone mature, trophy animals. Once a mature animal has been identified, the hunter with his guide will pursue the target animal by foot.
The terrain and vegetation in the Eastern Cape, allows for hunters to get an excellent view across valleys, using the shade in the early mornings or late afternoons to mask their movement on the opposite mountain face. Once the distance has been narrowed to an acceptable range, the hunter will get comfortable on the shooting sticks and take the shot in his own time upon the animal presenting a clear and unhurried shot.
Hunting gear (Checklist)
- 2x Camouflage or Green/Brown Shirts and Pants (Trousers)
- Camouflage hunting cap or Hat
- Durable and wellworn-in hunting boots
- 2xThick socks
- Binoculars (8X30 to 10X40)
- Hunting rifle
- Ammunition (40 Rounds)
- Ammunition belt or pouch
- Casual Clothing – One outfit for use prior and after your safari
- Camera, flash and memory cards – very important
- Video Camera – 2201o 1 10 volt converter (for video camera etc)
- Any medical prescriptions
- Shaving and cosmetic kit
- Sun protection lotion and sunglasses
- Raincoat or waterproof jacket