Crossbow Hunting Prices and Hunting Packages in South Africa - Crossbow hunter with trophy Red Hartebeest.

Brief Overview of Crossbow Hunting in South Africa 

Crossbow hunting in South Africa is a thrilling and unique experience that combines the challenge of the hunt with the rich biodiversity of the region. As a method that requires skill and precision, crossbow archery has gained popularity among adventurers seeking an alternative to traditional rifle hunting. We will take a look into the essence of xbow hunting and how it fits with a hunt in South Africa

Importance of Understanding Prices and Hunting Packages 

With the advancement of hunting with a crossbow, having a comprehensive understanding of prices and packages is crucial for both novice and seasoned hunters. This section will highlight the significance of making informed decisions when selecting a package hunt, emphasizing how factors such as animal fees, accommodation, and guide services play pivotal roles in shaping the overall costs and experience. 

Classic Safari Hunt Package

$ 5 550

Price $ 5 550 for 2 X 1 & 1 X 1 $ 6 250
Prices are per package / person

Bow Hunting

7 Days Hunting

4 Game Species Animals – Wildebeest, Blesbok, Impala & Warthog

Accommodation & Meals

Bronze Package

$ 6 300

Price $6 300 for 2 X 1 & 1 X 1 $ 7 000
Prices are per package / person

Bow Hunting

7 Days Hunting

4 Game Species Animals – Wildebeest, Zebra, Impala & Warthog

Accommodation & Meals

Silver Package Hunt

$ 7 800

Price $ 7 800 for 2 X 1 & 1 X 1 $ 8 500
Prices are per package / person

7 Days Hunting

5 Game Species Animals – Blue Wildebeest, Nyala, Blesbok, Impala & Warthog

Accommodation & Meals

Gold Package Hunt

$ 10 350

Price $ 10 350 for 2 X 1 & 1 X 1 $ 11 000
Prices are per package / person

7 Days Hunting

5 Game Species Animals – Kudu, Nyala, Gemsbuck, Impala & Warthog

Accommodation & Meals

Spiral Horn Grand Slam

$ 13 350

Price $ 13 500 for 2 X 1 & 1 X 1 $ 14 500
Prices are per package / person

10-Day Hunting Trip

4 Spiral Horn Species Animals – Kudu, Nyala, Eland & Bushbuck

Accommodation in our lodge or camps & Meals

Included in our African Plains Game Bow Hunts & Packages

  • – Accommodation in our lodge or tent camps, meals and drinks
  • – The Services of a Professional hunting Guide
  • – Daily rates and animal fees
  • – Skinning/Field preparation of animals and delivery to the taxidermist
  • – Transportation to and from OR Tambo International Airport

Not Included in our African Plains Game Hunts & Packages

  • – Items of a personal nature
  • – Flights
  • – Gratuities to staff
  • – Taxidermy work, dipping packing and shipping of animals
  • – Cites Permits
  • – VAT on accommodation
  • – Safari Insurance
Crossbow hunting packages in South Africa - Crossbow hunter with trophy Zebra.
Crossbow hunting prices in South Africa - Crossbow hunter and Blue Wildebeest.
Crossbow hunting - Trophy Waterbuck hunted with a crossbow.

Understanding Crossbow Hunting Trophy Prices 

Factors Influencing Prices 

Trophy Fees and the Rarity Factor: Impact on Overall Price 

One of the key determinants of the overall cost of a crossbow safari in South Africa is the inclusion of trophy fees, particularly for rare and coveted animals. Animal fees represent a significant portion of the expenses incurred during the hunt, and their magnitude is often influenced by the rarity, size, and desirability of the targeted game species. 

The allure of pursuing rare animals adds a layer of exclusivity to the archery hunting experience, contributing to the overall prestige of the trip. However, this exclusivity comes at a cost, as the rarity of certain species amplifies their fees. The more elusive and uncommon the game, the higher the associated expenses, reflecting the conservation efforts and challenges involved in maintaining sustainable populations. 

Lodge Accommodation and Meals

Beyond the thrill of the hunt itself, the quality of accommodation and the provision of meals play pivotal roles in shaping the overall experience on a bow hunt in South Africa. These aspects contribute substantially to the total cost of a package, reflecting the level of comfort, convenience, and culinary excellence provided to hunters. 

The culinary offerings further elevate the overall experience. Meals are not merely sustenance during a hunting expedition but a celebration of South African flavors and culinary expertise. Packages that include excellent meals, featuring locally sourced ingredients and traditional dishes, contribute to the cultural immersion and enjoyment of the journey. 

Guiding Fees 

A crucial element influencing the cost of crossbow Safari packages in South Africa is the professional guiding fee. The presence of a seasoned and knowledgeable hunting guide who understands the specific requirements is not just a service; it’s an investment in the success and safety of the entire expedition. 

Professional hunting guides bring a wealth of expertise to the table, enhancing the overall hunting experience. Their knowledge of the local terrain, wildlife behavior, and tracking skills is instrumental in ensuring hunters have the best opportunities for successful and ethical pursuits. This level of expertise is honed through years of experience and a deep understanding of the intricacies of Africa’s diverse ecosystems. 

While guiding fees contribute to the overall cost, they represent an investment in a safe and successful hunting adventure. Recognizing the value that skilled guides bring to the expedition allows hunters to appreciate the significance of this component in ensuring a fulfilling and memorable experience in the wilds of Africa. 

Comparing Safari Hunting Packages 

Inclusion of Additional Services and Amenities 

When comparing crossbow hunters packages, the inclusion of additional services and amenities can significantly influence the overall value. We have a diverse range of additional services, from transportation and firearm rentals to post-hunt activities like visits to Kruger National Park, offering hunters a complete and fulfilling hunting experience. 

Variation in Hunting Areas and Game Species Available 

The geographical diversity of South Africa provides an array of hunting environments, each offering a unique set of challenges and game species. We have the choice hunting concessions showcasing the variety of landscapes and wildlife available to xbow hunters whether hunting from a blind over waterholes or spot and stalk hunting. 

Specialized Packages for Specific Hunting Preferences 

Dangerous Game Hunting 

For the adventurous hunter seeking the ultimate challenge, we have specialized packages for dangerous game hunting offering a unique experience. If you dream of hunting a trophy Cape Buffalo or other dangerous game using a crossbow we have a hunt that will fulfil your expectations. 

Bowhunting Specific Animals 

Tailored for those with a passion for bowhunting, specialized packages focus on specific animals. Whether it’s the stealthy pursuit of smaller game like Impala and Warthog or the challenge of larger species like Sable Antelope, Roan, kudu and Eland, we have these specialized experiences available to xbow enthusiasts. 

Tips for Choosing the Right Safari Package 

Assessing Personal Hunting Goals and Preferences 

Before embarking on a hunting adventure, it’s essential to align the chosen package with personal hunting goals and preferences. Consider what game species and services are important to you and the experience you would like to have on an African trip. 

Reputable Outfitters and Guides 

The reputation and expertise of hunting outfitters and guides play a pivotal role in the success of a hunting expedition. We have the game quantities, experienced Professional hunters and top concessions to ensure a safe and fulfilling hunting experience. 

Considering Budget Constraints 

While the allure of Big 5 packages is undeniable, it’s crucial to consider budget constraints when choosing a xbow package. This practical advice will help you find a balance between desired experiences and financial considerations. 

Reading Customer Reviews and Testimonials 

The experiences of previous hunters can serve as valuable insights for prospective adventurers. We emphasize the importance of reading customer reviews and testimonials to gauge the reputation and satisfaction levels associated with specific crossbow packages and companies. 

By thoroughly exploring these aspects, hunters can make informed decisions when selecting the right package in Africa. 

In conclusion, a successful hunting safari in Southern Africa hinges on a comprehensive understanding of prices. Throughout this guide, we’ve delved into the intricacies of hunting costs, exploring factors such as animal fees, accommodation, and guide services. Recognizing the significance of these elements empowers hunters to make informed decisions that align with their preferences, ensuring a memorable and fulfilling African hunting Safari

Plan Your Crossbow Trip to Africa 

As the sun sets on the vast landscapes of Africa, the call of the wild beckons hunters to embark on an adventure trip of a lifetime. With a myriad of packages catering to various preferences and a rich tapestry of Africa’s game species, Africa stands as a prime destination for archers. Whether bow hunters seek the thrill of Big 5 hunting or the precision of bowhunting specific African game animals, the possibilities are as diverse as the country itself. 

In closing, this article serves not only as a guide to understanding hunting prices and packages but also as an invitation to plan an unforgettable journey into the heart of Southern Africa’s wilderness with the Black Horn team. Embrace the challenge, savor the experience, and immerse yourself in the unique blend of nature, culture, and adventure that awaits on a hunting trip to this captivating part of the world. Pack your broad heads – safe travels and may your arrows find their mark amidst the beauty of an African hunting trip.

Adrian Anderson has been a Licensed Professional Hunter and Hunting Outfitter for 32 years

Adrian Anderson first obtained his Professional Hunters license in 1991. He is a Big Five and Dangerous Game licensed Professional Hunter and Hunting Outfitter. He has a tremendous love for wildlife and the African bush and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the hunting clients that he guides. Guiding hunters in Africa’s wild places is a passion and seeing them succeed with their goals brings satisfaction. With knowledge of the Safari industry built up over 32 years he is well qualified to give guidance to his hunting clients.