Hunting Dangerous Game In South Africa 2024

Dangerous game hunting in South Africa

Dangerous Game hunting safaris operations take place throughout Southern African.

Top seven: Dangerous Game hunting species available: Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Hippo & Crocodile.

We are excited to offer you an unforgettable dangerous game hunting experience in South Africa! For over 30 years, our team has been tracking and pursuing animals across the globe. From Kruger National Park’s famous Big 5 game animal species (cape buffalo, elephant Lynx) or Makuya Game Reserve where there is a chance of seeing leopard – it will be difficult not coming back with more than just memories.

The African safari will supply memories that last a lifetime if you are lucky enough to meet up with exciting action during an outing or two; but make sure to prepare myself thoroughly before you go out into the bushveld hunting.

Our professional hunters know the terrain in south Africa like their own backyard and can find you any type of prey for a hunt. Whether it is mountain lion, zebra, or elephant – we will make sure that your hunt goes without a problem!

We supply high quality hunts with affordably accommodate to clients on a budgets, while still presenting opportunities for exciting confrontations against dangerous beasts. So, whether you are after Crocodiles & Rhino, Lion & Hippo

One of the most exciting and dangerous aspects to hunting is choosing your own prey to hunt. It is important that you find yourself in possession of not just any rifle, but one built specifically for shooting dangerous game such as African safari where this type of practice takes place- “daily.” 

The right rifle, in the hands of a professional hunter can be everything when hunting dangerous game. From knowing which bullet to use for your specific animal to calibre – it is all about preparation! 

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5 Days - 6 nights


GBP £1470


Dangerous Game


South Africa


one to one



UK Departure




Food & Drink

all inclusive



Dangerous game hunting in South Africa
Manni hunting dangerous game with his client October 2016

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Hunting dangerous game in South Africa: Overview

Elephant and Cape Buffalo hunted on foot and always involves 10 or 20 miles tracking with walk & stalk. Lion hunts are either by using the baiting method, or by the tracking with walk & stalking techniques. Leopard hunting by bated trees or with the use of hunting dogs. It is genuinely exciting when hunting mind games, pitting prey against Hunter.

Rhino’s hunts are rare due to price alongside conservation, however when rhino hunting, it is always on foot, tracking, with walk & stalking the rhinos.

Hippo and Crocodile hunting methods will be by walk & stalking, hunting from shores of rivers and lakes.

Hippo are hunted in the early mornings by walk & stalking on land as they graze in the early morning on riverbanks, trophy size is difficult to learn therefore requires a patient hunter. Crocodiles have quite a reasonable level of IQ and are familiar with their surroundings, older crocodiles make quite the adversary being bigger, older the wiser crocodiles. It is advisable to add both hippo and crocodile to any hunt just add 5 days hunting time per beast.

The expanse of free-range hunting areas, hunting topography can change dramatically from mountains, to rivers, into plains with thick bushveld and occasionally sandy plains. Regardless to area or dangerous game species, our hunting safaris will always be an exciting adventure.

Great cares taken in the planning of each hunt and run under the close supervision of highly trained experienced professionals who have great in-depth knowledge specific to each hunting area and terrain, specific training for each professional hunter in each dangerous game species in South Africa.

A southern African safari can supply a lifetime of memories, especially when dangerous game on the menu for hunting. Preparation will always be of the utmost importance – good rifle choice, in the correct calibre, along with good bullet compatibility, makes the difference from success to failure in hunting dangerous game compared to an expensive walk through the bushveld.

Melodramatic we are not, however using the correct rifle & bullet combination for dangerous game hunting is the difference between life and death depending on circumstances.

The right choice in professional hunter is paramount, you are putting your life in this hands when hunting dangerous game in South Africa, should the hunt go sideways the professional hunter is the one man between you the client and that dangerous beast on a Deathwish with murderous thoughts to mind, choose wisely when it comes down to a good outfitter and his top professional hunter with the balls of steel.

You must have faith in the Professional Hunters advice about any hunt, you practice should have been done at home leaving nothing more than a polish up when arriving for a dangerous game hunting safari. A dangerous game professional hunter will not allow you on safari till you have proved yourself on the range, Sight-in from the bench, shoot from sticks, freestanding and various other positions you may meet in hunting areas. Be comfortable, and thoroughly familiar in your surroundings, be proficient with your weapon of choice. Remember: know your target acquisition “kill shot bullet placement” for each specific animal from all different angles, this is extremely important!”

Offering dangerous game hunting for lion, leopard, white rhino, elephant, buffalo, hippo & crocodile. The area in which the dangerous game hunting conducted depends on the specific animal species that is of interest to you. Professional hunters all have decades of successful hunts under their belts in pursuing of dangerous game in southern Africa. We have 100% success rate with all client hunts, bookings for the hunting of dangerous game requires six months to obtain the necessary permits from the relevant authorities.

All efforts placed on only hunting mature male animals with good ethics and on a sporting chance basis for the beast. 

All laws & regulations of relevant provinces are respected with all necessary paperwork in place necessary for CITES “permits prior to hunting. “Deposits must be paid before permits are applied for”

Money you spend hunting dangerous in South Africa percentage wise a proportion used in the local community and invested into the management and conservation of all species hunted in South Africa, supporting this valuable resource for generations to come, also supporting the local population that makes a living from your Safari!

Hunters faced with an animal that is far from defenceless, which heightens emotions and creates a distance between those who can keep cool in emergency situations. Prey on humans by predators brings out elevated levels of stress when they should be calming down before taking aim at their target; this holiday becomes more difficult without the presence or guidance of a professional hunter to help you keep your focus during intense hunting trips.

The risk is not necessarily a dangerous reality – it is just worth being aware of what could potentially happen should things go wrong!

There is no greater danger than an animal conditioned to fear humans. A skilled hunter will always take precautions, but even with these precautions’ things can go wrong – especially if you are unprepared and unaccompanied, professional guides and professional hunters! The risk may seem minimal at first glance; however, there are variables which make predicting what might happen next impossible including weather conditions.

The African “Big 5” are well-known for being dangerous game, but there is a new seventh classification that includes crocodile and hippo. Crocodiles can lurk in your backyard or riverbank; they will kill you if given the chance! And do not think just because it is on dry land that this animal is not agile – when charged by rhino its mean tempers come out to play, making them one of those creature’s difficult to hunt. The same goes with our other favoured quarry animals: while yes indeed huge (weighing up to six hundred pounds!), gentle giants seem nice at first glance… These creatures are notorious for their dangerous nature, as they make great man-killers when hunt on dry land or in water with an agile mind set towards violence; not only do these two species share this characteristic but also one which makes them hard to stop – sheer mass

Africa is a continent full of danger, excitement, and dangerous game, and it is not hard to see why. For example, Cape buffalo can be found throughout most African countries while elephant appear in many areas too; these Ungulates are usually stalked or tracked by a skilled hunter who awaits his chance before setting up a suitable trap for them at close quarters range (less than 100 meters). Lion hunt along riverbanks where bait may also prove useful

You may have heard stories about how big game hunting can be an adrenaline-filled experience? Well, I am here today with what you need for your next Safari! The first thing we should do before going on any hunt. 

Therefore, Professional Hunters in Africa must have sufficient dangerous game hunting experience before allowed to guide hunters on such hunts. The most common type of animal that charges at people when they are pursuing it with a gun, bow and arrow or any other method is Cape Buffalo- which makes up for more than half (53%) of all charging animals seen by professional guides during their career! In fact, we consider them so dangerous because only three out ten times will you see Cape buffalo charge up close – but if you are lucky enough then this hefty herbivore can be just what happens: good luck indeed…

Dangerous game hunting in South Africa
Rhino at feeding station in South Africa

What's Included

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Dangerous Game Hunting in South Africa, Itinerary 2024

  • check-in 3 hours beforehand at terminal 5, London Heathrow at 15:20-Saturday: British Airways-BA55.
  • check-in 4 hours beforehand at terminal 5, London Heathrow at 14:20 departures with a Firearm to South Africa with BA55
  • BA55 departure times 18:20 UK local time
  • BA55 landing at Johannesburg Tambo International Airport at 7:25am local time.
  • Four seasons shooting holidays representative will meet you at arrivals and escort you to your airport transfer vehicle to the Lodge, Alternatively should you be carrying a firearm you will be escorted to the local airport SAPS police station on-site at arrivals to  complete your import export permit for your firearm taking approximately one hour, you will then be escorted to your overland airport transfer vehicle or internal connecting flight.
  • Travel time from JNB airport to lodge is five hours, including a 30-minute lunch and toilet break.
  • Four seasons Lodge check-in  at 1:30 PM accompanied with coffee tea and snacks.
  • Evening meal will be  served from 7:30 PM
  • Drinks served at the bar with open area seating by a traditional log fire till 11 PM
  • 6 AM pre-hunt coffee tea and toast in the bar.
  • Early morning dangers game hunting in South Africa starts at 6:45 AM  concluding at 10:30 AM.
  • Return to the Lodge at 11 AM for full English & continental breakfast.
  • Afternoon dangerous game hunting in South Africa starts at 2 PM and concludes at 5 PM
  • Arrive back at the Lodge by 6 PM time for a shower before your evening meal served at 7:30 PM
  • Drinks served at the bar with open area seating by a traditional log fire till 11 PM.
  • Leisurely morning  at the lodge with full English & continental breakfast.
  • Depart four seasons Lodge for JNB airport transfer from between 10 am and 12 o’clock midday.
  • Overland JNB airport to lodge transfer travel time five hours including a 30 minute lunch and toilet break.
  • Arrive at Johannesburg Tambo International departures at 5 PM
  • BA56 departure time Johannesburg Tambo International Airport at 20:10 local time.
  • BA56 landing at London Heathrow Airport at 5:30 AM (UK) local time.

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