Secure your booking dates for 2024/ 25.

Hunting Blue Wildebeest in South Africa

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime hunting the majestic Blue Wildebeest in South Africa’s stunning wilderness. With the seasoned expertise from the Huntshoek Safaris team, experience the thrill of tracking and hunting one of Africa’s most iconic species in their natural habitat.

$1,200

Did you Know? You can secure your hunting dates by only paying a $1,000 deposit. Use our online checkout service or talk to our team to learn more and book your hunt.

One Hunter with One Professional Hunter
Daily Rates

Take advantage of our competitive rates and book your next unforgettable hunting trip with the trusted team at Huntshoek Safaris.

$425

RATES EXCLUDE:

  • All international and domestic flights
  • Accommodation before and after safari dates
  • Shipping & Taxidermy
  • Personal Insurance
  • Rifle Hire & Ammunition
  • Gratuities of Professional Hunter & other Staff

RATES INCLUDE:

  • Professional hunter, skinners, trackers and camp staff
  • Hunting license fees
  • Transport for collection and drop-off at East London Airport
  • Transport for duration of safari
  • Comfortable and luxury Safari camp Accommodation
  • Meals, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages in moderation
  • Wifi, where available
  • Daily laundry
  • Field preparation of trophies and delivery to the local taxidermy
  • Government Tax (VAT @ 15%)

TWO HunterS with One Professional Hunter
Daily Rates

Take advantage of our competitive rates and book your next unforgettable hunting trip with the trusted team at Huntshoek Safaris.

$385

RATES EXCLUDE:

  • All international and domestic flights
  • Accommodation before and after safari dates
  • Shipping & Taxidermy
  • Personal Insurance
  • Rifle Hire & Ammunition
  • Gratuities of Professional Hunter & other Staff

RATES INCLUDE:

  • Professional hunter, skinners, trackers and camp staff
  • Hunting license fees
  • Transport for collection and drop-off at East London Airport
  • Transport for duration of safari
  • Comfortable and luxury Safari camp Accommodation
  • Meals, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages in moderation
  • Wifi, where available
  • Daily laundry
  • Field preparation of trophies and delivery to the local taxidermy
  • Government Tax (VAT @ 15%)

Non-hunteR
Daily Rates

Take advantage of our competitive rates and book your next unforgettable hunting trip with the trusted team at Huntshoek Safaris.

$195

RATES EXCLUDE:

  • All international and domestic flights
  • Accommodation before and after safari dates
  • Shipping & Taxidermy
  • Personal Insurance
  • Rifle Hire & Ammunition
  • Gratuities of Professional Hunter & other Staff

RATES INCLUDE:

  • Professional hunter, skinners, trackers and camp staff
  • Hunting license fees
  • Transport for collection and drop-off at East London Airport
  • Transport for duration of safari
  • Comfortable and luxury Safari camp Accommodation
  • Meals, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages in moderation
  • Wifi, where available
  • Daily laundry
  • Field preparation of trophies and delivery to the local taxidermy
  • Government Tax (VAT @ 15%)

About The Animal

The Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), also known as the Brindled Gnu, is a large and robust antelope famous for its distinctive appearance and prominent role in African savanna ecosystems. Native to the open plains and bushveld of South Africa, it’s a symbol of the African wilderness.

Physical Characteristics:
These animals are characterized by their silvery-blue coat, dark vertical stripes, and a mane that ranges from black to brown. They have a shoulder height of approximately 135-150 cm and weigh between 150-250 kg. Both sexes possess horns, with the males’ being thicker and broader.

Habitat and Diet:
Blue Wildebeests are predominantly found in grassland and open woodland areas. They are grazers, feeding mainly on short grasses. Their movement and feeding patterns play a critical role in shaping the landscape and ecosystem of their habitats.

Behavior and Social Structure:
They are highly social and are often seen in large herds, sometimes numbering in the thousands. These herds are known for their spectacular migrations in search of fresh grazing grounds. The social structure is primarily matriarchal, with females leading the herds.

Reproduction and Lifespan:
Breeding occurs once a year with a single calf born after an eight-month gestation period. Calves can walk shortly after birth, a vital adaptation for survival in the wild. In their natural habitat, they can live up to 20 years.

Conservation Status:
Blue Wildebeest are not considered endangered, but they face threats from habitat loss and illegal hunting. Conservation efforts ensure their continued presence and the health of the ecosystems they inhabit.

The Hunting Terrain and Strategy:
Hunting Blue Wildebeest in South Africa is an engaging experience, often taking place in vast, open plains or lightly wooded areas. The hunt requires patience and skill, as these animals are known for their wariness and strong herd instincts.

Expertise from the Huntshoek Safaris’s Team:
Under the guidance of Stephanus Jansen van Rensburg’s team, hunters receive expert advice on tracking, approach, and the ideal shot placement. Their deep understanding of the wildebeest’s behavior ensures a respectful and sustainable hunting experience.

Secure your booking dates for 2024/ 25.

Hunting Blue Wildebeest in South Africa

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime hunting the majestic Blue Wildebeest in South Africa’s stunning wilderness. With the seasoned expertise from the Huntshoek Safaris team, experience the thrill of tracking and hunting one of Africa’s most iconic species in their natural habitat.

$1,200

Did you Know? You can secure your hunting dates by only paying a $1,000 deposit. Use our online checkout service or talk to our team to learn more and book your hunt.

One Hunter with One Professional Hunter
Daily Rates

Take advantage of our competitive rates and book your next unforgettable hunting trip with the trusted team at Huntshoek Safaris.

$425

RATES EXCLUDE:

  • All international and domestic flights
  • Accommodation before and after safari dates
  • Shipping & Taxidermy
  • Personal Insurance
  • Rifle Hire & Ammunition
  • Gratuities of Professional Hunter & other Staff

RATES INCLUDE:

  • Professional hunter, skinners, trackers and camp staff
  • Hunting license fees
  • Transport for collection and drop-off at East London Airport
  • Transport for duration of safari
  • Comfortable and luxury Safari camp Accommodation
  • Meals, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages in moderation
  • Wifi, where available
  • Daily laundry
  • Field preparation of trophies and delivery to the local taxidermy
  • Government Tax (VAT @ 15%)

TWO HunterS with One Professional Hunter
Daily Rates

Take advantage of our competitive rates and book your next unforgettable hunting trip with the trusted team at Huntshoek Safaris.

$385

RATES EXCLUDE:

  • All international and domestic flights
  • Accommodation before and after safari dates
  • Shipping & Taxidermy
  • Personal Insurance
  • Rifle Hire & Ammunition
  • Gratuities of Professional Hunter & other Staff

RATES INCLUDE:

  • Professional hunter, skinners, trackers and camp staff
  • Hunting license fees
  • Transport for collection and drop-off at East London Airport
  • Transport for duration of safari
  • Comfortable and luxury Safari camp Accommodation
  • Meals, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages in moderation
  • Wifi, where available
  • Daily laundry
  • Field preparation of trophies and delivery to the local taxidermy
  • Government Tax (VAT @ 15%)

Non-hunteR
Daily Rates

Take advantage of our competitive rates and book your next unforgettable hunting trip with the trusted team at Huntshoek Safaris.

$195

RATES EXCLUDE:

  • All international and domestic flights
  • Accommodation before and after safari dates
  • Shipping & Taxidermy
  • Personal Insurance
  • Rifle Hire & Ammunition
  • Gratuities of Professional Hunter & other Staff

RATES INCLUDE:

  • Professional hunter, skinners, trackers and camp staff
  • Hunting license fees
  • Transport for collection and drop-off at East London Airport
  • Transport for duration of safari
  • Comfortable and luxury Safari camp Accommodation
  • Meals, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages in moderation
  • Wifi, where available
  • Daily laundry
  • Field preparation of trophies and delivery to the local taxidermy
  • Government Tax (VAT @ 15%)

The Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus), also known as the Brindled Gnu, is a large and robust antelope famous for its distinctive appearance and prominent role in African savanna ecosystems. Native to the open plains and bushveld of South Africa, it’s a symbol of the African wilderness.

Physical Characteristics:
These animals are characterized by their silvery-blue coat, dark vertical stripes, and a mane that ranges from black to brown. They have a shoulder height of approximately 135-150 cm and weigh between 150-250 kg. Both sexes possess horns, with the males’ being thicker and broader.

Habitat and Diet:
Blue Wildebeests are predominantly found in grassland and open woodland areas. They are grazers, feeding mainly on short grasses. Their movement and feeding patterns play a critical role in shaping the landscape and ecosystem of their habitats.

Behavior and Social Structure:
They are highly social and are often seen in large herds, sometimes numbering in the thousands. These herds are known for their spectacular migrations in search of fresh grazing grounds. The social structure is primarily matriarchal, with females leading the herds.

Reproduction and Lifespan:
Breeding occurs once a year with a single calf born after an eight-month gestation period. Calves can walk shortly after birth, a vital adaptation for survival in the wild. In their natural habitat, they can live up to 20 years.

Conservation Status:
Blue Wildebeest are not considered endangered, but they face threats from habitat loss and illegal hunting. Conservation efforts ensure their continued presence and the health of the ecosystems they inhabit.

The Hunting Terrain and Strategy:
Hunting Blue Wildebeest in South Africa is an engaging experience, often taking place in vast, open plains or lightly wooded areas. The hunt requires patience and skill, as these animals are known for their wariness and strong herd instincts.

Expertise from the Huntshoek Safaris’s Team:
Under the guidance of Stephanus Jansen van Rensburg’s team, hunters receive expert advice on tracking, approach, and the ideal shot placement. Their deep understanding of the wildebeest’s behavior ensures a respectful and sustainable hunting experience.

Hunting FAQ’s

Satisfy your curiosity. From safety to weather, we answer a few questions that might be on your mind.

Do you need a permit to hunt in South Africa?

You need a hunting licence. You must be in possession of a valid hunting licence at all times. Stick to the hunting seasons for specified protected animal species that are proclaimed annually by the individual provinces in their hunting proclamations.

What month is it best to hunt in South Africa?

The general consensus is, therefore, that the best time to hunt in South Africa is in the winter months from May to August. Generally speaking, South African winters mean mild days with frosty nights and mornings.

How much does it cost to hunt in South Africa?

An African Hunting Safari price for an 8-day plains game hunt with 7 trophies is on average between $4000 and $7,000. However, some additional costs need to be considered. 1. Travel cost to Africa of between $1500 – $2500.

What is the hunting weather in South Africa?

In South Africa's Eastern Cape, the weather is great for hunting, with moderate temperatures.

In March and April, it's usually between 65F and 90F. During winter, from May to August, temperatures range from 40F to 85F, but in the North, nights and early mornings can get freezing.

In September and October, the temperatures range from 65F to 100F for late-season hunting.

Are there general recommendations?

If there's ever a point where you're uncertain about any part of the safari with Huntshoek Safaris, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us directly or talk to our team on Cell: +27 83 648 3518 (Call/ WhatsApp); Email: info@huntshoeksafaris.com or via the contact form on the Contact Us page.