Dangerous Game Hunting
The dangerous game animals of South Africa are comprised of what is known as the Big Five plus the Crocodile and the Hippo.
Hunting dangerous game has always appealed to a certain subset of hunters, as the adrenalin rush of hunting an animal that may be hunting you adds an excitement factor that is hard to equal!
Hunting dangerous game in South Africa is usually for hunters who have hunted plains game and are pursuing something extra. Dangerous Game Hunting increases the thrill of the hunt to a whole new level – the hunter can easily become the hunted.
Cape Buffalo, Crocodile, Hippopotamus, Lion, Leopard, Rhino and Elephant are known as Dangerous Game as these animals have killed humans since the beginning of time and will continue to do so until the end of time. For this reason, Professional Hunters in South Africa are not allowed to guide hunters on such hunts without the sufficient hunting experience.
There are two ways in which hunting dangerous game in South Africa is done:
- with a rifle
In South Africa, these guidelines determine that the minimum required caliber for hunting dangerous game is .375 in all areas.
- with a bow and arrow
In South Africa there are several bow hunting regulations with regards to draw weight, arrow weight and broad head to be used for bow hunting African dangerous game.
Elephants and Rhinos may not be hunted with a bow.
Generally, Kemp African Safaris conduct walk-and-stalk hunts for dangerous game. However, if a hunter has medical or health issues we hunt according to those abilities.
Please try to book your dangerous game hunt in advance, as we require some time in order to obtain the necessary permits from the relevant authorities.
In summary, dangerous game hunting in South Africa offers excitement, challenges and satisfaction – a rarity in today’s era. It is one of the world’s great remaining adventures.
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