Secure your booking dates for 2024/ 25.

Hunting Cape Buffalo Bull in South Africa (Up to 42″)

A challenge for experienced and non-experienced hunters alike. Let our professional hunters guide you on this trip to the ultimate hunt with the Cape Buffalo. Also called African buffalo this is the largest and most formidable of Africa’s wild bovids and a familiar sight to visitors of Africa.

$9,500

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 South African Cape Buffalo, scientifically known as Syncerus caffer caffer, is a large and powerful mammal native to sub-Saharan Africa, including the grasslands and savannas of South Africa. This buffalo is one of the “Big Five” game animals, renowned for its imposing presence and significance in African wildlife.

Physically, the Cape Buffalo is characterized by its robust build, heavy-set body, and distinctive horns that form a continuous bone shield over the forehead, known as a “boss.” Males are generally larger than females and have more prominent horns. They typically weigh between 500 to 900 kilograms (1,100 to 2,000 pounds), showcasing their immense strength and size.

Cape Buffaloes are known for their unpredictable nature, making them one of the most dangerous animals to encounter in the wild. They are highly social creatures, living in large herds that can number in the hundreds. These herds are matriarchal, often led by an older female, and provide safety in numbers against predators like lions and crocodiles.

Their diet primarily consists of grass, which makes them an essential part of the ecosystem as grazers. They play a crucial role in controlling the grassland vegetation, thus maintaining a balance in the habitat they occupy.

Conservation-wise, the Cape Buffalo faces threats from habitat loss and diseases like bovine tuberculosis. However, they are not currently listed as endangered, thanks in part to their significance in tourism and game reserves, which have helped in their conservation.

The South African Cape Buffalo is not just a symbol of African wilderness but also a vital component of its biodiversity, representing the robustness and complexity of the African savanna ecosystem.

Secure your booking dates for 2024/ 25.

Hunting Cape Buffalo Bull in South Africa (Up to 42″)

A challenge for experienced and non-experienced hunters alike. Let our professional hunters guide you on this trip to the ultimate hunt with the Cape Buffalo. Also called African buffalo this is the largest and most formidable of Africa’s wild bovids and a familiar sight to visitors of Africa.

$9,500

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 South African Cape Buffalo, scientifically known as Syncerus caffer caffer, is a large and powerful mammal native to sub-Saharan Africa, including the grasslands and savannas of South Africa. This buffalo is one of the “Big Five” game animals, renowned for its imposing presence and significance in African wildlife.

Physically, the Cape Buffalo is characterized by its robust build, heavy-set body, and distinctive horns that form a continuous bone shield over the forehead, known as a “boss.” Males are generally larger than females and have more prominent horns. They typically weigh between 500 to 900 kilograms (1,100 to 2,000 pounds), showcasing their immense strength and size.

Cape Buffaloes are known for their unpredictable nature, making them one of the most dangerous animals to encounter in the wild. They are highly social creatures, living in large herds that can number in the hundreds. These herds are matriarchal, often led by an older female, and provide safety in numbers against predators like lions and crocodiles.

Their diet primarily consists of grass, which makes them an essential part of the ecosystem as grazers. They play a crucial role in controlling the grassland vegetation, thus maintaining a balance in the habitat they occupy.

Conservation-wise, the Cape Buffalo faces threats from habitat loss and diseases like bovine tuberculosis. However, they are not currently listed as endangered, thanks in part to their significance in tourism and game reserves, which have helped in their conservation.

The South African Cape Buffalo is not just a symbol of African wilderness but also a vital component of its biodiversity, representing the robustness and complexity of the African savanna ecosystem.

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.