The diversity and numbers of wildlife, scenic beauty and the vastness of the country is what this open range area is known for.
The hunting pressure throughout is low, we set our own quota with the intention of maintaining high trophy quality.
The Baviaansriver conservancy is a 450 000-acre low fenced area 2,5 hours north east of Port Elizabeth and 3 hours north west of East London. The conservancy is vast open country with a wide variety of game species available making it a top destination for hunting in the Easter Cape . There are 30 different species in the area from the common animals like Black Wildebeest, Blesbok, Gemsbok, Waterbuck and Impala to the less common Lechwe, Bontebok and Vaal Rhebok.
The area that Graham Sales Safaris hunts supports very high numbers of Cape Kudu (the Cape Kudu is darker and slightly smaller in body than its northern relative the Southern Greater Kudu), Black Wildebeest, Blesbok (Common & White) Bontebok, Lechwe, Red Hartebeest, Vaal Rhebok, Steenbok, Common Duiker, Impala, Fallow Deer, Red Deer, Warthog, Waterbuck, Nyala, Zebra, an abundance of Mountain Reedbuck and Springbok (Typical & Black). We also hunt the coastal area for Blue Duiker, Caracal, Cape Grysbok and Bushpig which is about a 2.5-hour drive from camp.
Hunting is at its best early in the morning and in the evenings when animals are moving and feeding. Due to the undulating terrain getting to a good vantage point and glassing is the preferred method of hunting. Hunting is done on foot, but travelling is done on a 4×4 hunting vehicle due to the vastness of the area.
Our safari camp is nestled into the mountains in the Baviaans River Conservancy and we offer our clients accommodation of the highest standard. Rooms are private, comfortable with en-suite bathrooms and hot and cold running water and flush toilets.
Camp staff will ensure that bathrooms are cleaned, rooms are tide and laundry is done daily. We will cater for each guest’s dietary needs where possible. Prior to your arrival, one will be required to complete our dietary information form to indicate your specific meal and beverage preferences. At GSS we will make sure that each and every guest’s specific needs are taken into account and are well taken care of.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of game can be hunted in the Eastern Cape?
The Eastern Cape in South Africa is known for its diverse range of game species that can be hunted, including kudu, impala, wildebeest, eland, gemsbok, and Cape buffalo. There are also opportunities to hunt smaller game such as springbok, blesbok, and warthog.
What is the hunting season in the Eastern Cape?
The hunting season in the Eastern Cape typically runs from March to September, although specific hunting seasons can vary depending on the species being hunted. During the off-season, some hunting outfitters may offer non-hunting activities such as hiking, bird watching, and photographic safaris.
What permits and licenses are required for hunting in the Eastern Cape?
Hunting in the Eastern Cape requires a hunting permit, which is issued by the South African government. In addition, hunters must be in possession of a valid hunting license and must comply with all relevant regulations and guidelines. It is important to work with a reputable hunting outfitter who can assist with obtaining the necessary permits and licenses.
What is the cost of hunting in the Eastern Cape?
The cost of hunting in the Eastern Cape can vary depending on factors such as the species being hunted, the length of the hunt, and the level of accommodations and services provided. Most hunting outfitters offer packages that include all-inclusive lodging, meals, and guiding services. It is important to work with a reputable outfitter who is transparent about all costs and fees associated with the hunt.
What is the terrain like for hunting in the Eastern Cape?
The terrain for hunting in the Eastern Cape varies from rugged mountainous areas to open plains and grasslands. It is important for hunters to be physically fit and prepared for varying terrain and weather conditions. Hunting outfitters can provide information on the specific terrain and conditions for the species being hunted and can recommend appropriate gear and equipment for the hunt.