More than 32 Years Of Safari Hunting Experience
Who We Are
With a career spanning over three decades, Adrian Anderson has established himself as a highly experienced figure in the hunting industry. Having obtained his Professional Hunters license in 1991, Adrian is a Dangerous Game licensed Professional Hunter and Hunting Outfitter. His deep-rooted love for the wildlife and the African bush drives his passion for hunting and guiding. Adrian finds great enjoyment in sharing his extensive knowledge and passion for the bushveld with his hunting clients. Guiding hunters in Africa’s untamed landscapes is not merely a job it is a deeply rooted passion that drives him. Witnessing his clients achieve their hunting goals brings him immense satisfaction and reinforces his commitment to providing exceptional hunting experiences. With more than three decades of knowledge and experience in the safari hunting industry, Adrian’s guidance and expertise are invaluable assets that he readily shares with his hunting clients. His vast understanding of African wildlife and his commitment to client success establish him as a reliable and knowledgeable consultant for those in pursuit of a memorable hunting Safari.
Eddie’s journey as a hunter began at a tender age of 5 when he fired his first shot at a Warthog. From that moment, his passion for hunting ignited and continued to grow stronger over the years. Growing up on a hunting farm in the scenic Limpopo province, in close proximity to the Kruger National Park, provided Eddie Rall with an ideal environment to foster his love for the sport. Even during his preadolescence, Eddie’s dedication to hunting was evident as he would occasionally skip school to join his father on hunting excursions. The immersive power of the bush enveloped Eddie, captivating his heart and offering him a sense of inner peace that he could find nowhere else. For him, hunting was never solely about the act of harvesting animals, it engendered a profound connection with nature and a desire to comprehend its intricate workings. Eddie delved into understanding the cycles of life, witnessing firsthand how nature operates harmoniously around us. The call of the bushveld resonated deeply within him, drawing him back to his roots. Simply being in nature, feeling its essence, and breathing in its freshness overwhelmed him with a sense of contentment. However, Eddie recognized that the privilege to hunt is a blessing bestowed upon him by God. In 2016, he made the decision to embark on a full-time guiding career, specializing in both Big Five and plains game. With his profound understanding of the bush and a genuine reverence for wildlife, Eddie brings his wealth of experience and deep connection to nature to guide others on their hunting journeys.
Our Team in the USA
Our team in the USA consists of two remarkable individuals, Scott Langley and Corbin Ladner, who share a deep passion for bow hunting. Scott has accumulated a wealth of hunting experience in diverse locations, including Africa, the Southern states of the US, and Alaska. His journeys have taken him across continents, where he has honed his bow hunting skills and developed an intimate understanding of different terrains and game species. On the other hand, Corbin’s hunting adventures have spanned across the United States, Africa, Alaska, and the various corners of the world, encompassing thrilling hunts such as Ibex in Spain. Their extensive hunting backgrounds and international experience have equipped Scott and Corbin with a wealth of knowledge and expertise that they readily bring to our team. Their shared love for bow hunting, coupled with their diverse hunting backgrounds, enables them to provide invaluable guidance and insights to our hunting clients, ensuring an exceptional hunting experience.
What we do
Blackhorn Safaris is a premier Safari and hunting outfitter dedicated to providing unforgettable hunting experiences in South Africa. With a passion for adventure and a deep respect for wildlife conservation, we specialize in organizing hunts for all available game species, including the challenging pursuit of dangerous game. Our team of experienced professionals is committed to providing exceptional service, ensuring that each hunter’s expectations are not only met but surpassed. From meticulous planning and logistics to expert guidance in the field, we strive to create an atmosphere of excitement, safety, and ethical hunting practices. With access to exclusive hunting concessions and well-managed game preserves, we offer our clients unparalleled opportunities to immerse themselves in the thrill of the hunt against the backdrop of South Africa’s diverse and awe inspiring landscapes. At Blackhorn Safaris, we are dedicated to crafting extraordinary hunting Safaris that leave a lasting impression on our clients, fostering a deep appreciation for the natural beauty and wildlife that South Africa has to offer.
South Africa as the Premium Hunting Experience
South Africa stands as the epitome of a premium hunting experience, captivating hunting enthusiasts from around the globe with its unparalleled offerings. With its vast and diverse landscapes, this enchanting country boasts a wide array of game species, making it a hunter’s paradise. From the adrenaline inducing Big Five to elusive plains game, South Africa presents a thrilling challenge for even the most seasoned hunters. The meticulously managed game reserves and private hunting concessions ensure abundant wildlife populations, guaranteeing an extraordinary hunting experience. The expertise and professionalism of South African outfitters and guides further enhance the experience, providing a seamless blend of adventure and enjoyment. Beyond the thrill of the hunt, the country’s warm hospitality, luxurious accommodations, and world-class facilities create an unforgettable backdrop for indulging in the finest hunting experiences available. Whether one seeks the thrill of stalking an imposing Cape Buffalo or the excitement of outwitting a cunning leopard, a hunt in South Africa offers an unrivaled destination that embodies the essence of a premium hunting expedition.
Free Range Hunting
The notion of free range hunting in South Africa is often misunderstood and misrepresented by those who would have you believe their hunts are free range, as the reality is quite different from this perception. Contrary to this belief, there is no true free range hunting in the country, as all animals are owned either by private landowners or the government in the country’s National parks and reserves. It is essential for the existence of wildlife in Africa that that an economic value can be attached to the game animals, without this there would be no wildlife. There would be wholesale poaching and slaughter as has happened in other countries throughout Africa. It therefore becomes essential to dispel the myth of free range hunting in South Africa, recognizing that the ownership and containment of wildlife by landowners or the government are integral aspects of the wildlife management and hunting industry in the country.
Types of Hunts We Offer
Dangerous Game – Big 5 Hunting
Embarking on a dangerous game hunting Safari in South Africa is an adrenaline fueled adventure that tests the heart and skill of even the most seasoned hunters. With its diverse and awe-inspiring wildlife, including the iconic Big Five – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Cape buffalo, and Rhino – South Africa offers a unique opportunity to pursue dangerous game in their natural habitat. Engaging in dangerous game hunting requires meticulous planning, expert guidance, and unwavering focus. Our experienced professional hunters accompany hunters, ensuring safety and adherence to ethical hunting practices. The thrill of tracking a dark maned lion or facing the raw power of an elephant is unmatched, making dangerous game hunting in South Africa an unparalleled experience that pushes the boundaries of the hunting experience.
Plains Game Hunting
South Africa boasts an unmatched variety and availability of plains game hunting, making it a bucket list Safari for avid hunters seeking diverse game species. The vast landscapes of this beautiful country are home to an extensive range of Plains game, including Kudu, Impala, Gemsbok, Wildebeest, Zebra, and many more. Whether you prefer the challenge of stalking a wary Eland or the pursuit of a Springbok, South Africa offers an abundance of opportunities to experience the thrill of hunting these magnificent animals. With well managed hunting concessions, hunters can enjoy a rich and rewarding experience, encountering a variety of wildlife against the backdrop of breathtaking African bushveld. The accessibility and availability of plains game hunting in South Africa ensures that hunters can tailor their hunting experience to their preferences, creating cherished memories of thrilling hunts in the heart of Africa.
At Blackhorn Safaris, our team of Professional Hunters is comprised of passionate bow hunters who possess a good understanding of the principles and nuances of this intimate hunting method. With their own personal experiences and a deep appreciation for what is involved, our Professional Hunters bring a unique perspective and expertise to the table. Bow hunting requires a different set of skills, preparation, and patience, and our team understands the challenges involved. With their extensive experience and knowledge, our guides have honed their expertise in guiding and assisting bow hunters to obtain their coveted trophies. We recognize the importance of ethical practices and strive to ensure that each bow hunting experience is conducted in accordance with the highest standards of ethics and conservation. Whether it involves assessing animal behavior, selecting optimal shooting positions, or assisting with shot placement, our knowledgeable guides are dedicated to ensuring a successful and rewarding bow hunting experience for visiting bow hunters.
Black powder hunting holds a special allure for those seeking to embrace the traditional and historical aspects of the hunting experience. At Blackhorn Safaris, we recognize the significance of this age old method and cater to hunters who prefer the challenge and nostalgia of black powder hunting. Using muzzleloaders or replica firearms, black powder hunters embark on a journey that connects them to the past. The distinct aroma of burnt powder, the careful loading and priming process, and the need for precise marksmanship all contribute to the unique charm of black powder hunting. Our professional guides are well versed in the nuances of this traditional pursuit and provide invaluable support and guidance to ensure a safe and successful hunt. Whether it’s pursuing plains game or participating in dedicated black powder hunts, we offer a tailored experience that allows hunters to immerse themselves in the rich heritage of black powder hunting deep in the African bush.
Handgun hunting is a challenge that requires both skill and precision. At Blackhorn Safaris, we appreciate the unique appeal of handgun hunting and cater to hunters who seek the excitement of stalking game with a handgun. The compact nature of a handgun adds an element of closeness and intensity to the hunting experience, requiring hunters to get up close and personal with their quarry. Our professional guides understand the intricacies of handgun hunting and provide expert advice and support to ensure a safe and successful outing. Whether it’s tracking elusive plains game or taking on the adrenaline-pumping pursuit of dangerous game, we offer specialized handgun hunting opportunities for a variety of game species. With our commitment to safety, ethical hunting practices, and providing immersive adventures, Blackhorn Safaris invites handgun hunting enthusiasts to embark on an unforgettable journey through the varied landscapes of South Africa.
How We make things Easier
Prices and Hunting Packages
The perception that only the very wealthy can afford an African hunting Safari could not be further from the truth. We pride ourselves on offering market related prices that provide good value to our clients. We understand the importance of affordability without compromising on the quality of the hunting experience. Our pricing structure is competitive, ensuring that hunters can embark on their dream hunts without mortgaging the house. We can also offer a range of hunting packages tailored to meet the diverse preferences of our clients. Whether one seeks to pursue plains game or dangerous game, our hunting packages encompass a wide variety of game species, accommodating different budgets and hunting objectives. These packages are thoughtfully designed to include essential services such as accommodation, meals, professional guides, and field preparation of trophies, providing a comprehensive hunting experience.
Areas – Limpopo – Mpumalanga
While we are able to offer hunts throughout South Africa our main areas of focus are Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces. These regions are renowned for their diverse and abundant game species, making them the ultimate hunting grounds for enthusiasts. Each hunting expedition in these locales presents unique opportunities to engage with the raw, untamed beauty of Africa’s wildlife. Whether tracking the elusive Kudu in the dense Limpopo bushveld, or patiently stalking the belligerent Cape buffalo in the Lowveld region of Mpumalanga, each hunt promises a captivating and fulfilling experience. It is in these regions that we can offer our clients the unparalleled thrill of pursuing a wide variety of game, making every hunt a unique adventure steeped in the untamed spirit of the African bush.
At Blackhorn Safaris, we prioritize the convenience and comfort of our clients, ensuring easy travel throughout their hunting safari experience. We offer a seamless airport transfer service, collecting our clients at Johannesburg International Airport upon their arrival and ensuring a smooth journey to their designated hunting destination. Our professional and knowledgeable staff are readily available to greet our clients and provide assistance with any travel arrangements. Once the hunting safari is complete, we ensure a hassle free return journey, ensuring our clients are safely transported back to O R Tambo International Airport. By providing this end to end service, we aim to minimize any logistical concerns, allowing our clients to focus on enjoying their hunting adventure in South Africa. At Blackhorn Safaris, we strive to make travel as easy and stress-free as possible, ensuring a memorable and seamless experience from start to finish.
Mild Climate in Hunting Season
The mild climate during the hunting season in South Africa adds an extra layer of enjoyment and comfort to the hunting experience. With its diverse landscapes and varied ecosystems, South Africa offers favorable weather conditions that make hunting a pleasant and immersive activity. During the hunting season, which typically falls in the cooler months, temperatures are generally mild, ranging from comfortably cool in the early mornings and evenings to pleasantly warm during the day. This mild climate allows hunters to engage in their pursuits without being hindered by extreme heat or cold. It also provides optimal conditions for tracking game, as animals tend to be more active during these temperate periods. Whether stalking through the bushveld or glassing open plains, hunters can appreciate the mild climate of South Africa as they immerse themselves in the captivating natural surroundings.
At Blackhorn Safaris, the safety and well-being of our clients are of utmost importance. Therefore, we prioritize their health by ensuring that we do not conduct hunts in areas with a risk of malaria, with the exception of certain dangerous game hunts. Even in those cases, we carefully schedule these hunts during the winter season when malaria is not prevalent. By strategically planning our hunting expeditions, we minimize the risk of exposure to malaria-carrying mosquitoes. This approach allows our clients to focus on their hunting adventures with peace of mind, knowing that their health is safeguarded. We go the extra mile to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for our clients, taking proactive measures to mitigate any potential health concerns during their hunts.
Client Safety is our Priority
At Blackhorn Safaris, client safety is our utmost priority. We are committed to providing a secure and worry free hunting experience for every individual who entrusts us with their adventure. We maintain a meticulous focus on all aspects of safety, from the selection of professional guides with extensive experience and knowledge, to the maintenance and inspection of hunting equipment and vehicles. We adhere to strict safety protocols during hunts and prioritize thorough briefings to ensure our clients are well prepared and informed. Our dedication to client safety encompasses everything from the handling of firearms to the identification of potential risks in the hunting environment. By prioritizing client safety, we strive to create a comfortable and enjoyable experience, allowing our clients to fully immerse themselves in the excitement and wonder of their hunting adventure.