Secure your booking dates for 2024/ 25.

Hunt Ostrich in South Africa

This is more than a hunt; it’s an adventure that promises both challenge and reward. Experience the thrill of tracking the world’s largest bird in its natural habitat.

$600

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

Ostriches are the world’s largest and heaviest birds, although they are flightless. They are known for their fast running speed, capable of reaching up to 70 km/h (43 mph), making them formidable in the wild. Their behavior is often a mix of curious and wary, making them fascinating to observe. Ostriches are also social creatures, typically found in small groups.

Habitat:

The ostrich thrives in various habitats, predominantly in the savannas and desert regions of Africa. South Africa, in particular, offers a unique landscape that suits these birds perfectly, with open, sparse areas for them to roam and feed.

Distinctive Features:

Standing up to 2.8 meters (9 feet) tall and weighing up to 156 kg (345 pounds), ostriches are notable for their long necks and legs, which aid in their remarkable speed. They have the largest eyes of any land vertebrate, enhancing their vision, a critical survival trait in the wild.

Diet and Predation:

Ostriches are omnivores, feeding mainly on plant matter, though they also consume insects. Their diet plays a role in how they interact with their environment, often traveling long distances in search of food.

Reproduction and Lifespan:

Ostriches have a unique mating ritual, involving the male displaying his feathers. They lay the largest eggs of any bird species, and their lifespan in the wild ranges from 10 to 40 years, depending on environmental factors and predation pressures.

Conservation Status:

Currently, ostriches are listed as a species of Least Concern, but they face threats from habitat loss and hunting. Conservation efforts in South Africa, however, have helped maintain stable populations in the wild.

Terrain and Hunting Approach:

Hunting ostriches in South Africa is a unique challenge due to the terrain, typically open plains or semi-desert areas. Hunters must be adept at long-range shooting and have a good understanding of the bird’s behavior to predict its movements. The use of vehicles for tracking is common, but the final approach is usually on foot, requiring stealth and patience.

Expertise from the Huntshoek Safaris’s Team:

Led by the experienced Stephanus Jansen van Rensburg, the hunting team is well-versed in the nuances of ostrich hunting. They provide guidance on the best techniques, ensuring a responsible and ethical hunting experience. The team also ensures compliance with all local conservation laws and regulations, making the hunt not only exciting but also sustainable.

Secure your booking dates for 2024/ 25.

Hunt Ostrich in South Africa

This is more than a hunt; it’s an adventure that promises both challenge and reward. Experience the thrill of tracking the world’s largest bird in its natural habitat.

$600

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%)

Ostriches are the world’s largest and heaviest birds, although they are flightless. They are known for their fast running speed, capable of reaching up to 70 km/h (43 mph), making them formidable in the wild. Their behavior is often a mix of curious and wary, making them fascinating to observe. Ostriches are also social creatures, typically found in small groups.

Habitat:

The ostrich thrives in various habitats, predominantly in the savannas and desert regions of Africa. South Africa, in particular, offers a unique landscape that suits these birds perfectly, with open, sparse areas for them to roam and feed.

Distinctive Features:

Standing up to 2.8 meters (9 feet) tall and weighing up to 156 kg (345 pounds), ostriches are notable for their long necks and legs, which aid in their remarkable speed. They have the largest eyes of any land vertebrate, enhancing their vision, a critical survival trait in the wild.

Diet and Predation:

Ostriches are omnivores, feeding mainly on plant matter, though they also consume insects. Their diet plays a role in how they interact with their environment, often traveling long distances in search of food.

Reproduction and Lifespan:

Ostriches have a unique mating ritual, involving the male displaying his feathers. They lay the largest eggs of any bird species, and their lifespan in the wild ranges from 10 to 40 years, depending on environmental factors and predation pressures.

Conservation Status:

Currently, ostriches are listed as a species of Least Concern, but they face threats from habitat loss and hunting. Conservation efforts in South Africa, however, have helped maintain stable populations in the wild.

Terrain and Hunting Approach:

Hunting ostriches in South Africa is a unique challenge due to the terrain, typically open plains or semi-desert areas. Hunters must be adept at long-range shooting and have a good understanding of the bird’s behavior to predict its movements. The use of vehicles for tracking is common, but the final approach is usually on foot, requiring stealth and patience.

Expertise from the Huntshoek Safaris’s Team:

Led by the experienced Stephanus Jansen van Rensburg, the hunting team is well-versed in the nuances of ostrich hunting. They provide guidance on the best techniques, ensuring a responsible and ethical hunting experience. The team also ensures compliance with all local conservation laws and regulations, making the hunt not only exciting but also sustainable.

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.