Secure your booking dates for 2024/ 25.

Hunt Tsessebe in South Africa

Ready to experience the exhilaration of Tsessebe hunting in the heart of South Africa? Join us for an adventure of a lifetime, where respect for nature and unparalleled expertise come together. Book your hunt today and step into the wild!

$2,250

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 Tsessebe (Damaliscus lunatus), a striking antelope, is renowned for its speed and agility. Native to the savannas of South Africa, this animal is characterized by its reddish-brown coat and distinctive horns that curve forward, making it a unique sight in the African wilderness.

Physical Characteristics: Adult Tsessebes stand at around 120 to 140 cm at the shoulder and weigh between 120 to 140 kg. Their sleek bodies are built for speed, making them one of the fastest antelopes in Africa. The males, slightly larger than females, possess thicker horns which are vital in their display during mating seasons.

Habitat and Diet: These antelopes thrive in grasslands and open savannas, preferring areas with abundant green grass. Their diet predominantly consists of grass, making them grazers who play a significant role in the ecosystem by controlling grass growth and aiding in seed dispersal.

Behavior and Social Structure: Tsessebes are social animals, often found in herds of up to 20 individuals. They have a complex social structure, with dominant males guarding territories and females forming nursery herds. Their keen senses and fast running speed help them evade predators.

Reproduction and Lifespan: The breeding season is marked by fierce competitions among males for mating rights. Females give birth to a single calf after a gestation period of about seven months. In the wild, Tsessebes can live up to 15 years, contributing significantly to the savanna’s biodiversity.

Conservation Status: While not currently endangered, Tsessebes face threats from habitat loss and poaching. Conservation efforts are crucial to ensure their survival and the continued balance of their natural habitats.

The Hunting Terrain and Preparation: Hunting Tsessebe in South Africa is a thrilling experience, taking place in the vast, open savannas. The terrain requires strategic planning, as their speed and alertness present a challenging hunt. Hunters must be well-prepared, both physically and mentally, for stalking and accurately targeting these agile creatures.

Expertise from the Huntshoek Safaris’s Team:Stephanus Jansen van Rensburg’s team, with years of experience in African hunts, offers invaluable guidance. Their expertise in tracking, understanding animal behavior, and navigating the terrain ensures a responsible and ethical hunting experience, respecting both the animal and its environment.

Secure your booking dates for 2024/ 25.

Hunt Tsessebe in South Africa

Ready to experience the exhilaration of Tsessebe hunting in the heart of South Africa? Join us for an adventure of a lifetime, where respect for nature and unparalleled expertise come together. Book your hunt today and step into the wild!

$2,250

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 Tsessebe (Damaliscus lunatus), a striking antelope, is renowned for its speed and agility. Native to the savannas of South Africa, this animal is characterized by its reddish-brown coat and distinctive horns that curve forward, making it a unique sight in the African wilderness.

Physical Characteristics: Adult Tsessebes stand at around 120 to 140 cm at the shoulder and weigh between 120 to 140 kg. Their sleek bodies are built for speed, making them one of the fastest antelopes in Africa. The males, slightly larger than females, possess thicker horns which are vital in their display during mating seasons.

Habitat and Diet: These antelopes thrive in grasslands and open savannas, preferring areas with abundant green grass. Their diet predominantly consists of grass, making them grazers who play a significant role in the ecosystem by controlling grass growth and aiding in seed dispersal.

Behavior and Social Structure: Tsessebes are social animals, often found in herds of up to 20 individuals. They have a complex social structure, with dominant males guarding territories and females forming nursery herds. Their keen senses and fast running speed help them evade predators.

Reproduction and Lifespan: The breeding season is marked by fierce competitions among males for mating rights. Females give birth to a single calf after a gestation period of about seven months. In the wild, Tsessebes can live up to 15 years, contributing significantly to the savanna’s biodiversity.

Conservation Status: While not currently endangered, Tsessebes face threats from habitat loss and poaching. Conservation efforts are crucial to ensure their survival and the continued balance of their natural habitats.

The Hunting Terrain and Preparation: Hunting Tsessebe in South Africa is a thrilling experience, taking place in the vast, open savannas. The terrain requires strategic planning, as their speed and alertness present a challenging hunt. Hunters must be well-prepared, both physically and mentally, for stalking and accurately targeting these agile creatures.

Expertise from the Huntshoek Safaris’s Team:Stephanus Jansen van Rensburg’s team, with years of experience in African hunts, offers invaluable guidance. Their expertise in tracking, understanding animal behavior, and navigating the terrain ensures a responsible and ethical hunting experience, respecting both the animal and its environment.

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.