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KwaZulu-Natal: quick facts

Capital: Pietermaritzburg
Major city: Durban
Languages: 77.8% isiZulu, 13.2% English
Population: 10 267 300 (2011)
Share of SA population: 19.8%
Area: 94 361 square kilometres
Share of total SA area: 7.7%

The hunting concessions comprise areas of unspoilt Bushveld,

from savannah grasslands to steep cliffs and towering canyons in the mountains, this majestic reserve welcomes the traveller in search of a unique and fulfilling experience. The hunting consessions are located in the Dundee area and near Pongola area of Kwazulu Natal Province.

The Lodges offers accommodation from 5 to a maximum of 10 guests in well-appointed rooms and en-suite bathrooms. You will be treated to fine South African dining. Evening will be spent sitting around the camp fire swopping stories.

Close to Pongola are Jozini dam where tiger fishing can be offered. The fishing excursion to do some fishing gives a welcome break from hunting. One can also visit the Battle fields at Rourke’s Drift and Blood river.

This part of the country is often referred to as the Natal midlands and is one of the country’s up and coming hunting areas. With a wide variety of plains game and diversity of terrain, from the Drakensberg Mountains (South Africa’s highest mountain range) to spectacular canyons. This area now brags the latest South African record for Greater Kudu. Historically, the area is well remembered for the Anglo/Boer and Anglo/Zulu wars. These battlefields and sites are now a major tourist attraction to the region. Many of the decedents of these war veterans and pioneering families own the land where we are likely to hunt. The accommodation varies from hunting camps, guest cottages to refurbished pioneer homesteads.

These new hunting areas are producing some of the country’s best trophies. This area can now brag a 62″ and a 63″ Kudu taken in the last few years, excellent Nyala, Eland, Gemsbuck and Black Wildebeest.

The winter nights can be cold (32 – 45 F / 0 – 7 C) when staying in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains but much warmer (45 – 55 F / 7 – 12C) when hunting in the Weenen area. Day temperatures range from cool to warm (55 – 80 F / 12 – 27 C). Occasional frost and even snowfalls may occur.

Shopping and sightseeing tours along the Midlands Meander and Drakensberg Mountain Meander. Anglo/Boer and Anglo/Zulu Battlefield tours.Horse riding and “Big 5″ game viewing is available.

Recommended hunting season:
March to October.


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