Secure your booking dates for 2024/ 25.

Hunt Copper Springbuck in South Africa

Embark on an unforgettable journey with our guided hunts for the majestic Copper Springbuck in South Africa. Experience the thrill of tracking this elusive and beautiful antelope, known for its unique copper coat and remarkable agility.

Our hunts are conducted in some of the most scenic terrains, offering not just a hunt, but a lifetime experience.

$750

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 Copper Springbuck, a color variant of the common Springbuck, belongs to the Antelope family and is scientifically classified as Antidorcas marsupialis cuprea. Known for its unique copper-toned fur, this animal stands out in the diverse South African landscape. The Springbuck is not just an animal; it’s a national symbol of South Africa, representing agility, grace, and beauty.

Distinctive Physical Features</strongThe Copper Springbuck is characterized by its striking copper-red coat, contrasting with a white underbelly and a dark brown stripe running along its flanks. Males typically weigh between 31-48 kg, while females are slightly lighter. They have pronounced, lyre-shaped horns, which can reach up to 35 cm in males. Their compact, agile bodies enable them to leap up to 4 meters in the air in a behavior known as ‘pronking’.

Habitat and BehaviorThese animals are predominantly found in the open plains and dry regions of South Africa. They are highly adaptable and can survive in arid conditions thanks to their efficient water-conservation systems. Copper Springbucks are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day, and are known for their social nature, often seen in herds.

Diet and PredationAs herbivores, Copper Springbucks primarily feed on grasses, leaves, and shrubs. Their diet varies seasonally, with a preference for fresh grasses after rainfall. They fall prey to predators like cheetahs and leopards, but their incredible speed and agility give them a fighting chance at escape.

Reproduction and LifespanThe breeding season usually occurs during the rainy season. Females give birth to a single fawn after a gestation period of about 5-6 months. In the wild, Copper Springbucks can live up to 10 years, although lifespan may vary based on environmental factors and predation pressures.

Conservation StatusThankfully, the Copper Springbuck is not currently endangered. However, responsible hunting practices are crucial to maintain their population levels and conserve their natural habitat.

Hunting Terrain and TechniquesHunting Copper Springbucks offers a unique challenge due to their agility and speed. The hunt typically takes place in the vast, open plains of South Africa, providing a breathtaking backdrop. Hunters must employ a blend of patience, stealth, and precision. Long-range shooting skills are often essential due to the skittish nature of these animals.

Expertise from the Huntshoek Safaris’s Team:Under the expert guidance of Stephanus Jansen van Rensburg and his team, hunters can expect a memorable and ethical hunting experience. The team’s profound knowledge of the animal’s behavior, habitat, and the best hunting spots ensures a high success rate. They prioritize safety, respect for the animal, and adherence to conservation principles.

Secure your booking dates for 2024/ 25.

Hunt Copper Springbuck in South Africa

Embark on an unforgettable journey with our guided hunts for the majestic Copper Springbuck in South Africa. Experience the thrill of tracking this elusive and beautiful antelope, known for its unique copper coat and remarkable agility.

Our hunts are conducted in some of the most scenic terrains, offering not just a hunt, but a lifetime experience.

$750

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 Copper Springbuck, a color variant of the common Springbuck, belongs to the Antelope family and is scientifically classified as Antidorcas marsupialis cuprea. Known for its unique copper-toned fur, this animal stands out in the diverse South African landscape. The Springbuck is not just an animal; it’s a national symbol of South Africa, representing agility, grace, and beauty.

Distinctive Physical Features</strongThe Copper Springbuck is characterized by its striking copper-red coat, contrasting with a white underbelly and a dark brown stripe running along its flanks. Males typically weigh between 31-48 kg, while females are slightly lighter. They have pronounced, lyre-shaped horns, which can reach up to 35 cm in males. Their compact, agile bodies enable them to leap up to 4 meters in the air in a behavior known as ‘pronking’.

Habitat and BehaviorThese animals are predominantly found in the open plains and dry regions of South Africa. They are highly adaptable and can survive in arid conditions thanks to their efficient water-conservation systems. Copper Springbucks are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day, and are known for their social nature, often seen in herds.

Diet and PredationAs herbivores, Copper Springbucks primarily feed on grasses, leaves, and shrubs. Their diet varies seasonally, with a preference for fresh grasses after rainfall. They fall prey to predators like cheetahs and leopards, but their incredible speed and agility give them a fighting chance at escape.

Reproduction and LifespanThe breeding season usually occurs during the rainy season. Females give birth to a single fawn after a gestation period of about 5-6 months. In the wild, Copper Springbucks can live up to 10 years, although lifespan may vary based on environmental factors and predation pressures.

Conservation StatusThankfully, the Copper Springbuck is not currently endangered. However, responsible hunting practices are crucial to maintain their population levels and conserve their natural habitat.

Hunting Terrain and TechniquesHunting Copper Springbucks offers a unique challenge due to their agility and speed. The hunt typically takes place in the vast, open plains of South Africa, providing a breathtaking backdrop. Hunters must employ a blend of patience, stealth, and precision. Long-range shooting skills are often essential due to the skittish nature of these animals.

Expertise from the Huntshoek Safaris’s Team:Under the expert guidance of Stephanus Jansen van Rensburg and his team, hunters can expect a memorable and ethical hunting experience. The team’s profound knowledge of the animal’s behavior, habitat, and the best hunting spots ensures a high success rate. They prioritize safety, respect for the animal, and adherence to conservation principles.

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.