Price to bow hunt Red Hartebeest in South Africa - Hartebeest trophy bull.

Hunting in South Africa is a unique and thrilling experience, offering a diverse range of wildlife to pursue. Among the many species available for hunting, the Red Hartebeest stands out as an exciting and challenging target for bow hunters. In this article, we will explore the cost and factors to consider when planning a bow hunt in South Africa for Red Hartebeest.

The Red Hartebeest

The Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus caama) is a visually striking, medium-sized antelope native to the grasslands and highveld of southern Africa. These magnificent animals are distinguished by their reddish-brown coat, elongated, narrow face, and unique curved horns that arc back and upwards, forming a heart shape. Red Hartebeests are renowned for their exceptional speed and stamina.

What is the price in South Africa to Bow Hunt Red Hartebeest?

The price in South Africa to bow hunt Red Hartebeest or the trophy fee is: $ 1 700.

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

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South African Daily Rates for Hunting Hartebeest 

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 $ 1 700 for a Total Cost of $ 4 150

What is included in the 2023 and 2024 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

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What is not included in the day fee?

Day Rate Excludes

  • Airfare or flight
  • Taxidermist and taxidermy costs
  • 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 Trophy Red Hartebeest?

The price of a bow hunting Package that includes a Red Hartebeest is: $ 4 150

This hunting package includes 7 hunting days, 1 plains game Animal – Red Hartebeest. It also includes Accommodation, meals and soft drinks, the services of professional hunter, 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 $ 4 850. Hunters should consider adding other trophy animals like Black Wildebeest and Impala to this Hartebeest hunt.

To embark on an unforgettable African bowhunting experience, 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 Red Hartebeest hunting is in the Limpopo province and Eastern Cape where these animals are abundant. Consider a South African hunt during the winter months that includes plains game hunting for antelope such as Eland, Blue Wildebeest, Kudu, Nyala and Bushbuck, you might also think about including a dangerous game safari for Cape Buffalo. You will have the opportunity to hunt with either spot and stalk in open areas and near water in the late afternoon or hunt from a blind overlooking water, with both methods you will have plenty of hunting opportunities.

Packages and Pricing

When it comes to planning a hunting trip for Red Hartebeest in South Africa, there are various options available. Many hunting outfitters and game reserves offer tailored packages that cater to different preferences and budgets.

The price of a bow package for Red Hartebeest can vary depending on several factors, including the duration of the hunt, the quality of accommodations, the inclusion of additional services, and the specific location. On average, a 7-day package for Red Hartebeest can range from $2,500 to $5,000, excluding additional expenses such as gratuities.

Factors Affecting the Cost of a Hunting Safari

Trophy Fees

In addition to the package cost, hunters are often required to pay fees for the harvested animals. Fees for Red Hartebeest can range from $1600 to $2,000, depending on the size and quality of the animal.


The quality and type of accommodations provided during the hunting trip can impact the overall cost. Options may range from basic camping setups to luxurious lodges. The selection of accommodations is often a personal choice based on individual preferences and budget.


The cost of transportation to and from the hunting area is typically not included in the package. Hunters must consider additional expenses such as flights, ground transportation, and airport transfers when planning their trip.

Guide Services:

Engaging the services of an experienced and knowledgeable hunting guide can enhance the hunting experience and increase the chances of a successful hunt. However, guide fees should be factored into the overall cost of the trip.

Additional Services:

Some hunting companies may offer additional services such as field preparation, taxidermy, and shipping arrangements. These services may come at an extra cost, so it’s essential to clarify the inclusions and exclusions before making a booking.

Selecting a Reputable Outfitter

Choosing a trustworthy and reliable hunting outfitter is crucial for a successful and enjoyable experience. Here are some key factors to consider when selecting a company:


Look for companies with extensive experience in organizing hunting trips for Red Hartebeest. Experienced outfitters are knowledgeable about the local terrain, techniques, and can offer valuable guidance during the trophy hunt.


Research and read reviews from previous clients to gauge the companies reputation. Positive feedback and testimonials can provide insights into the quality of their services and the overall experience.

Licenses and Permits:

Ensure that the company operates legally and possesses the necessary licenses and permits required for conducting African Safaris in the region. This ensures compliance with local regulations and conservation efforts.

Ethical Practices:

Choose a company that promotes ethical practices, respecting wildlife and adhering to fair chase principles. Responsible companies prioritize the sustainability of the ecosystem and the preservation of game populations.

Bow Hunting Tips for Red Hartebeest

To increase your chances of a successful hunt for Red Hartebeest, here are a few tips:


Regularly practice shooting from different distances and positions to improve your accuracy and confidence.

Stealth and Concealment:

Hartebeests have sharp senses, so it’s essential to blend into the surroundings and approach quietly to avoid detection.

Shot Placement:

Shot Placement is extremely important, aim for vitals, such as the heart and lungs, to ensure an ethical and effective shot.


Hartebeests are known for their alertness and can be skittish. Be patient and wait for the right moment to take the shot.


Bow hunting safari for Red Hartebeest in South Africa offers an exhilarating African hunting Safari for passionate hunters. By considering the factors affecting the cost, selecting a reputable company, and implementing effective techniques, hunters can embark on a memorable and successful archery trip. Remember to prioritize safety, ethics, and respect for the wildlife and ecosystem throughout the entire experience. From time to time non-trophy cull animals are available on a cull hunt.

FAQ’s Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average cost of a archery package for Red Hartebeest in South Africa?

On average, a 7-day package for Red Hartebeest in South Africa can range from $2,500 to $5,000, excluding additional expenses such as gratuities.

Are there additional costs besides the package for Red Hartebeest?

N, there are no additional costs except for VAT on day fees, unless you would like any other additional services.

What is the range of fees for Red Hartebeest?

Fees for Red Hartebeest can range from $1 600 to $2,000, depending on the size and quality of the animal.

Is transportation included in the package for Red Hartebeest?

Yes, transportation to and from the concession area and Johannesburg airport is included in the package.

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.