Price for Eland Hunting in South Africa - Hunter with trophy Eland.

Hunting Eland in South Africa offers an exhilarating experience for avid hunters seeking a challenging and rewarding adventure. The vast landscapes and diverse wildlife make South Africa the perfect destination for hunting enthusiasts. If you are considering going on an Eland trip, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the pricing structure involved. We will delve into the various factors that influence the price for a hunt in South Africa.

Eland are the largest African antelope species, the common or Cape Eland is found all over the country, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, the Livingstone Eland only in the northern parts in certain regions. The Giant or Lord Derby Eland is found in central Africa. Eland are members of the spiral horn family. As the largest antelope, a big bull Eland, with a massive dewlap is an impressive sight to behold. Both males and females have horns which are thicker and and more massive in old bulls.

What is the price for Eland hunting in South Africa?

The price in South Africa for Eland hunting or the trophy fee is: $ 3 250.

The price for a Livingstone Eland is $ 4 150.

This is the fee for the animal. To this you still need to add the day fees.

These Eland opportunities are available for Rifle and Bow hunting.

Prices are valid for the 2024 hunting season for other species see our African hunting price list or contact us for any additional information.

Day Fees for A South African Cape Eland Safari

If you hunt 2 X 1 in other words you share the hunting opportunities with a friend – wife – son the price is $ 350 per day for each hunter.

If you hunt 1 X 1 in other words you have the services of a guide to yourself and do not share the animals and opportunities with anyone else the price is $ 450 per day.

2 X 1 @ $ 350 per person per day or 1 X 1 @ $ 450 per person per day.

So the final inclusive price for the trip will be number of days x the day fee plus the animal fee.

7 days X $ 350 = $ 2 450 + Trophy fee $ 3 250 for a Total Cost of $ 5 700.

What is included in the day fees?

Daily Rates Include

  • Professional guides Fees
  • Licenses
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Soft drinks
  • limited Beer and Wine
  • Field preparation of your animals
  • Road transportation from Johannesburg International Airport

For more information take a look at the price list.

What is not included in the day fee?

Day Rate Excludes

  • Airfare or flight
  • Taxidermist charges
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • VAT on day fees at 15%
  • Insurance
  • CITIES Permits
  • Rifle hire

What is the cost a hunting Package that includes a Trophy Eland?

The price of a hunting Package that includes a Cape Eland bull is: $ 5 700.

This package hunt includes 7 hunting days, 1 plains game Animal – Cape Eland. It also includes Accommodation, meals and soft drinks, the services of professional guides, the skinning and field preparation of your trophies and road transportation to and from Johannesburg International airport.

Please note: This price is for hunting 2 X 1. If hunting 1 X 1 the cost is $ 6 400. Hunters should consider adding Sable and Waterbuck to this trip.

To embark on an unforgettable hunting experience for Eland, it’s crucial to select the right package. Several factors influence the cost, including the duration of the trip, the number of animals included, and the quality of accommodations. Generally, packages range from basic options to luxurious experiences, catering to different preferences and budgets.

The best Eland hunting is in the Limpopo province and Eastern Cape where these animals are abundant. These animals are known for their fast trot that can eat up ground and cover distance quickly, there is no seasonal restriction on Eland and hunting is available year round. Consider a South African trip that includes plains game hunting for antelope such as Blue Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, Kudu, Nyala and Bushbuck, you might also think about including a dangerous game African safari for Cape Buffalo. You will have the choice of spot and stalk or bow hunters can choose still hunting from a blind over waterholes.

Factors Affecting the Price

Trophy Fee:

The animal fee is a significant component of the overall cost of Eland hunting. Fees are typically based on the size and quality of the Eland you wish to hunt. Larger and more impressive trophies often come with higher fees due to their rarity and desirability. The animal fee for Eland can range from $3,000 to $6,000, depending on the size and quality of the trophy


When planning a hunting trip, it is crucial to consider the cost of accommodation. Different hunting outfitters offer various lodging options, ranging from luxurious lodges to more basic campsites. The type of accommodation you choose will significantly impact the overall cost.

Hunting Package:

 Many outfitters offer packages that include additional services such as professional hunting guides, trackers, skinners, and game vehicles. These packages can vary in price depending on the duration of the hunt, the number of animals included, and the level of service provided.


The location of your safari in South Africa can also influence the price. Certain regions or game reserves may have higher fees due to their exclusivity or the abundance of game available. Popular hunting destinations like the Eastern Cape, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga are known for their exceptional Eland opportunities but may come at a higher cost compared to less sought-after areas.


The time of year you choose for your Eland adventure can impact the price. Some outfitters offer discounted rates during the off-season when there is less demand for hunting. However, peak hunting seasons, particularly during the cooler months, may come with higher prices due to increased demand.

Cost Breakdown

To provide a more detailed understanding of the prices for hunting in the country, let’s break down the approximate costs involved:


Accommodation costs can vary significantly depending on the level of luxury and comfort you desire. On average, lodging costs for a week-long hunting trip can range from $2,500 to $5,000. It is advisable to inquire about accommodation options and costs when planning your trip.


Packages typically include services such as guides, trackers, skinners, and game vehicles. The cost of these packages can range from $5,000 to $8,000, depending on the duration of the hunt and the number of additional services included.


While not directly related to the price of an Eland, it is crucial to consider transportation costs to and within South Africa. Flights, ground transportation, and any additional travel expenses should be factored into your budget.

Tips for a Successful Eland Hunting Trip

Hunting Methods

The distance and angle of your shot will largely depend on your skill level and personal preference. However, it is crucial to remember that Eland are robust animals, and good shot placement is essential to ensure a humane harvest. If you are in a blind you will have more time to choose your shot, look for a broadside shot and aim behind the shoulder one third of the way up from the bottom of the chest into the heart-lung area . The next best option is the quartering away shot, aim for the off side front leg for a perfect lung shot. Your guide will provide guidance on shot placement, taking into account the anatomy and behavior of Eland, to maximize your chances of hitting the vitals.

Bow Hunt Eland

Bow hunting an Eland bull in South Africa is a thrilling adventure that combines archery skills, strategy, and patience. Make sure that you have a compound or crossbow with a minimum 65 pound draw weight. Your arrows should be of the durable and light carbon fiber type with a minimum final arrow weight of 450 grains. Choose sharp broad heads with a cutting diameter of 1.5 inches (Muzzy and Montec work well), they can be either mechanical open on contact or fixed blade design.

Research and Choose a Reputable Company:

When planning a hunting trip, it is vital to select a reputable company with experience in organizing successful hunts. Read reviews, seek recommendations, and communicate directly with the Company ensure they meet your expectations.

Prepare Physically and Mentally: 

Hunting requires physical stamina and mental preparedness. Engage in regular exercise to improve your fitness level and mentally prepare yourself for the challenges and excitement that lie ahead.

Pack Appropriate Gear: 

Packing the right gear is essential for a successful hunt. Ensure you have the necessary camouflage clothing, comfortable hunting boots, quality binoculars, and any other equipment recommended by your guide.

Follow Local Laws and Regulations: 

It is crucial to familiarize yourself with the local hunting laws and regulations in South Africa. Obtain the required permits and licenses and adhere to all legal requirements to ensure a safe and responsible hunting experience.

Respect the Wildlife and Environment: 

Always prioritize the well-being of the wildlife and the preservation of the natural environment. Practice ethical hunting and respect the local customs and traditions.

South African Hunting offers a thrilling and unforgettable experience for hunting enthusiasts. The price for Eland is influenced by various factors such as animal fees, accommodation options, packages, location, and seasonal variations. By considering these factors and following the tips provided, you can plan a successful African hunting safari for Eland that aligns with your preferences and budget.

FAQ’s Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Accommodation or day fee cost? 

The cost of accommodation for can vary greatly depending on the type of lodging chosen. On average, expect to spend between $350 and $500 per night.

What is the cost of the Package?

Packages can range from $5,000 to $8,000 or more, depending on the duration of the hunt, the number of animals included, and the level of service provided.

Where is the best Location for Eland?

 The best location for Eland is the Limpopo province and Eastern Cape where these animals are abundant.

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.