Price to Bow Hunt Black Wildebeest in South Africa - Trophy Black Wildebeest taken with a bow.

Bow hunting has gained immense popularity among outdoor enthusiasts due to its inherent challenge and the sense of connection it provides with nature. South Africa, a country known for its rich wildlife and breathtaking landscapes, offers ample opportunities for bow hunting. One such prized trophy animal that attracts hunters from around the world is the Wildebeest. In this article, we will delve into the prices associated with a bow hunt in South Africa for Black Wildebeest, considering various factors that impact the cost.

The Black Wildebeest is an iconic African species of the savannah and distinctly different from the other Wildebeest species found on the African continent. The Black Wildebeest, or White-tailed Gnu (Connochaetes gnou), is an interesting animal endemic to the southern regions of Africa. It is easily distinguishable from its close relative, the Blue Wildebeest, by its dark brown coat, long white tail, and the unique forward-curving horns. Both Wildebeest bulls and cows carry horns. Mature bulls typically stands about 48 inches at the shoulder and weighs around 280 pounds. There is no seasonal restrictions, you can hunt year round, but hunting during December to February is usually too hot for trophy hunting.

What is the price in South Africa to Bow Hunt Black Wildebeest?

The price in South Africa to bow hunt Black Wildebeest or the trophy fee is: $ 1 450.

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

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Day Fees for A South African Wildebeest Hunt

If you hunt 2 X 1 in other words you share the safari and 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 $ 1 450 for a Total Cost of $ 3 900

What is included in the day fees?

Daily Rate Includes

  • 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?

Daily Rate Excludes

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

What is the cost of bow hunting Package that includes a Black Wildebeest?

The price of a bow hunting Package that includes a Black Wildebeest is: $ 3 900

This package hunt includes 7 hunting days, 1 plains game Animal – Blue Wildebeest. It also includes Accommodation, meals and soft drinks, the services of professional hunter’s, 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 $ 4 600. Hunters should consider adding Springbok and Blesbok to this safari.

Our Bronze Package  cost $ 6 300 and includes 7 hunting days, 4 game animals – Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Impala and Warthog. It also includes Accommodation, meals and soft drinks, the services of a professional hunting guide, 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 $ 7 000.

To embark on an unforgettable African bowhunting experience for Waterbuck, it’s crucial to select the right package. Several factors influence the cost, including the duration of the safari, 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 Black Wildebeest hunting is in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa and Eastern Cape where these animals are abundant. Consider a South African safari that includes plains game hunting for antelope such as Eland, Red Hartebeest, Kudu, Nyala and Bushbuck, you might also think about including a dangerous game safari for Cape Buffalo. You will have the choice of spot and stalk or still hunting from a blind over waterholes.

Factors Affecting the Price of Bow Hunting Trophy Black Wildebeest


The price of bow hunting this game species may vary depending on the specific location within South Africa. Different regions have different safari companies, varying landscapes, and regulations that may influence the cost.

Accommodation and Meals: 

When planning a bow hunting trip, it is essential to consider the cost of accommodation and meals. Many hunting lodges in South Africa offer all-inclusive packages that cover lodging, food, and guiding services. The quality and level of luxury provided can also impact the overall price.

Duration of the Hunt: 

The duration of the trip plays a crucial role in determining the cost. Longer Safaris will require additional fees for accommodation, meals, and guide services. It is advisable to discuss the desired duration and hunting season with the booking agent to understand the associated costs.

Trophy Fee for a Plains Game Hunt 

In South Africa, a trophy fee is typically charged for each animal harvested. The hunting cost for a Black Wildebeest trophy can vary based on factors such as horn length, hunting areas, and the company. The fee may range from $1 500 to $2,500, depending on the size and quality of the trophy. Bow hunters should clarify the fee structure with the booking agent beforehand to avoid any surprises.

Professional Guide Services: 

Hiring a professional guide and tracker is included in hunting packages in South Africa. This is a challenging hunt and a Wildebeest is a tough animal, the expertise and knowledge of these professionals significantly enhances the experience. However, additional fees may apply for specialized services or exclusive guiding arrangements.


Consider the cost of transportation to and from Africa, as well as any local transportation required during the trip. This includes flights, ground transfers, and possible rental vehicles. These costs should be factored into the overall budget for a comprehensive understanding of the total expenditure.

Average Price Range for a Black Wildebeest Hunting Safari

It is important to note that the pricing information provided here is an approximation, and the actual cost may vary depending on locations and specific packages. However, as a general guideline, the average price range for Wildebeest is as follows:

Daily Rates 

The daily rates for bow hunting Wildebeest in South Africa typically range from $350 to $500 per day. These rates usually include accommodation, meals, guide services, and field preparation of trophies.

Additional Costs: 

Additional costs to consider when budgeting for a archery trip include transportation, taxidermy services if desired, dipping, packing and shipping of trophies, and any optional activities or excursions outside of the  Safari experience.

Booking a Bow Hunting Trip for Wildebeest

To ensure a successful and enjoyable experience for Wildebeest, it is crucial to research and select a reputable outfitter. Consider the following when booking your trip:


Look for companies or lodges with a solid reputation and positive reviews from past clients. Consider their experience, expertise, and the quality of their concession areas.

Contact the Outfitter: 

Reach out to outfitters that specialize in Black Wildebeest. Inquire about their pricing, services, and any additional costs involved.

Discuss Requirements and Expectations: 

Clearly communicate your specific requirements and expectations. This includes desired dates, duration, accommodation preferences, and any other pertinent details.

Read and Understand the Contract: 

When finalizing the booking, thoroughly read and understand the agreement. Pay attention to cancellation policies, payment terms, and any other relevant information before booking hunting in Africa.

Prepare and Pack Properly: 

Prior to your trip, ensure you have all the necessary equipment, appropriate clothing, and any required paperwork. Follow any guidelines provided by the booking agent to guarantee a smooth experience.

In conclusion, Black Wildebeest hunting in South Africa offers a thrilling adventure for avid hunters. By considering factors such as concessions, accommodation, fees, and additional costs, you can estimate the price range for this memorable experience. Take the time to select a reliable company to ensure a safe and successful African hunting safari

FAQ’s Frequently Asked Questions

What factors affect the price of Wildebeest?

The price of Wildebeest is affected by factors such as the location, accommodation, duration of the trip, animal fee, guide and tracker services, and transportation costs.

What Equipment is recommended for Wildebeest?

A rifle of the 7 mm magnum caliber with good ammunition (listen to your phs advise a rifle), or archery equipment of at least 60 pounds draw weight are recommended for Wildebeest. Shot placement is also extremely important.

Are accommodation and meals included in the price of a Wildebeest Safari?

Many companies offer all-inclusive packages that cover lodging, food, and guiding services. The quality and level of luxury provided can impact the overall price.

Is there a fee for Wildebeest?

Yes, a fee is typically charged for each animal harvested. The fee for a Wildebeest can vary based on factors such as trophy size, location, and outfitter. It is important to clarify the fee structure beforehand.

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.