EASTERN CAPE MIDLANDS
The concession lies nestled between the mountains, typical of the Eastern Cape, in the Pearston and Somerset East region in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The concession is approximately 250 km from Port Elizabeth Airport. Please refer to the map provided.
We will hunt for Eastern Cape Greater Kudu, Waterbuck, Nyala, Gemsbok, Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest, Impala, Mountain Reedbuck, Common Reedbuck, Common, Black and White Springbok, Bontebok, Cape Eland, Burchell's Zebra, Red Hartebeest, Red Lechwe, Fellow Deer, Steenbok, Common Duiker, Warthog, Bushpig and many more. We will work the hunt on foot in the hills and hunting fitness is a pre-requisite.
While hunting in this beautiful part of the Eastern Cape, we will be staying in well-equipped hunting lodges. These hunting lodges are daily serviced, very comfortable and you'll definitely find them to your satisfaction.
Arms ammunition and hunting conditions
The distances that we will be shooting can range between 70 and 250 meters. Flat-shooting calibers in the .270 Winchester - .300 Winchester Magnum range are preferable, although larger calibers, such as .375 Holland Magnum can come in handy. Telescopic sights with a 6x magnification are more than adequate. We will work the hunt on foot in the hills and hunting fitness is a pre-requisite.
Climate and vegetation
Temperatures vary from -3°C to 20°C in winter and 15°C to 40°C in summer. The vegetation consists mainly of typical Eastern Cape Acacia thorn Bushveld, valley Bushveld and thicket.
Clothing and gear
During the months of March, October and November light clothing can be worn during the day and a light jacket at night. Due to the thorn Bushveld, strong clothing is advisable. From May to September, the nights and early mornings are cold, which requires warmer clothing and gloves. Do not forget your pair of well-worn boots, a hat and sunscreen.
March - November
Health and safety
This area is Malaria-free. The closest hospital is approximately 2 hours away.
Electricity: 220/230 volts 50 Hz (generator).
Standard time will be throughout the year, 2 hours in advance of Greenwich Mean Time, 1 hour in advance of Central European Winter Time and 7 hours of Eastern Standard Winter Time, U.S.A.