General Hunters Information
East Cape and Karoo Safaris has a number of lodges we use specific to animals that are to be hunted. Most are situated less than 250km/150miles from Port Elizabeth airport and close to Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.
Topography and Vegetation
The landscape consists of a range of mountains, thick riverine bushveldt, and open veldt plains. This is truly a spectacular piece of Africa.
Together with the presence of km's of river and the associated riverine bushveldt, our concession areas provide the ideal habitat for a wide range of animal species and a truly natural hunting experience.
The best months for hunting are from April through to the end of September; these are our cooler winter months. Daytime temperatures are reasonably warm (up to 18oC/ 65oF), with nights being colder (sometimes as low as -4oF / 25oC), although temperatures usually remain above 0oC / 32oF.
Rainfall occurs mainly in summer and averages around 750mm (30 ins) per annum.
Air 2000 - Hunters Support Service
Air2000 is the Hunters Support Service in South Africa who can arrange air charter, hotel bookings, transfers to and from hotels, guest lodges and major airports, sightseeing tours, shopping trips and most importantly a meet and greet service for incoming hunters, where your are met directly off your flight as the new firearms regulations for the temporary import/export/in transit permits are in effect. They pre-arrange all the necessary paperwork to enable the hunter to pass through customs as quick as possible.
You can visit their website at http://www.hunterssupport.com/.
Liability and insurance
Please note that while Eastcape and Karoo Safaris will be cautious and will ensure safety at all times of the clients and there possessions, the risk and insurance is to be covered by the client. We accept no liability for accidents, injuries, illness or loss or damage whatsoever.
Good medical facilities are available in close proximity of all our lodges.
Emergency evacuation to Port Elizabeth - by helicopter or plane can be arranged at short notice for any clients that may require specialised medical attention.
General Safari Information
The best duration for a successful Safari is 7-10 days or longer. Over this time period we usually manage 10 - 15 species. Due to the wide variety of vegetation, an abundant selection of animals are present.