Hunting Competition



Steve Allen from Australia was the winner of our 2017 annual competition and hunted with us in September - check out his hunt on our homepage link.


Arriving at Leopard Ridge, I was instantly overwhelmed with the variety of animals, and how green the property appeared. Recent rains had transformed, what Dale said, was a very dry winter, into something of many colours, and it seemed every animal around was out and grazing. From the lodge, a variety of water birds, as well as monkeys, giraffe, and many other game species were all able to be observed and photographed.

Impala, Black Wildebeest, and Blesbuck were the target species for the trip, and I was assured we would have a successful hunt, and a very memorable week.

After a great night sleep, everyday started with a big breakfast, overlooking the beautiful Bushmans River. Then, once a plan was made, the trophy animal and hunting area established, we would set off. Each day we concentrated on a different trophy animal, and once located, it was on foot for an enjoyable and exciting stalk. Over the four days, we hunted on two different properties, and although the weather was sometimes challenging, Dale was able to present some great opportunities, and with every shot, we managed to get a good result.

In the late afternoon, whilst having drinks with Dale and his wife Nikki, I enjoyed many conversations. These would often continue throughout the deliciously prepared home cooked meals, and late into the evening. I was able to learn much about South Africa, and the East Cape Region, and the many similarities, and differences to my home in Australia.

On the last day, we visited a taxidermist in Port Elizabeth. Here I was able to learn about the processes involved, and options available for having my trophies mounted, and sent to my home. A fitting way to complete my East Cape Safari.

Thank you Dale and Nikki, your hospitality made for a very welcoming and memorable experience and I would love to one day return for another visit.



Our Free Competition - You won't win if you don't enter



Entries for 2018 are open !!! Don't miss this opportunity.

Win a free 4 day hunting experience with Eastcape & Karoo Safaris in 2018

Grand prize to the value of USD $ 5000        

Entry is FREE and only the first 100 entries will be accepted.

By entering - you stand a chance to hunt with Eastcape & Karoo Safaris. Your hunt will include 5 nights and 4 hunting days including 3 plains game trophy animals. The package is for 1 person and is all inclusive of the following:

  • Services of a licensed experienced Professional Hunter
  • Trained trackers and skinners
  • Accommodation at our Leopard Ridge Lodge / River Bush Lodge
  • All meals and laundry
  • Soft drinks, beer and wine during the hunt
  • Transportation on vehicles and fuel whilst on safari
  • Transportation of trophies to taxidermist
  • Hunting licence
  • Transfer days & meals (Airport collection and return)
  • 1x trophy blue or black wildebees
  • 1x trophy impala
  • 1x trophy blesbuck


Our dedicated team of highly experienced Professional hunters, trackers and skinners will guide you every step of the way during your hunt with us. Our accommodation at the River Bush Lodge / Leopard Ridge Lodge is superbly backed by great food and camp staff that will cater to your every need. The diverse hunting terrain, year round climate and hunting experience is absolutely incredible!
We have many references from men, women and children alike who will confirm that Eastcape & Karoo Safaris will provide you with the experience of a lifetime. To see some of our recent hunts, you can go to our blog page. We invite you to enter our competition and give yourself a chance of coming to share in our piece of Africa ! It's FREE to enter. Let us spoil you and your family on a classic South African plainsgame Safari !



To enter our competition - all you have to do is mail us at Please supply your name and telephone on the mail you forward & let us know what your favourite animal to hunt in Africa would be ? It won't cost you anything. Confirmation of your entry will be sent to you. 

Applicants may enter once only. Applications now open until 15th March 2018. Contest winners will be notified 31 March 2018. Hunt must take place in 2018. The exact dates to be selected by the sponsor. International and national flights are not included in the prize. Prize is valid for one year only. Prize is not transferable or exchangeble for cash. This competition is only open to non-residents of South Africa. Conditions apply.  

Our team will meet you at the Port Elizabeth airport on arrival. From there we will transport you to our lodge where you will begin your African experience.


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