Bow hunting is a thrilling and challenging sport that has gained immense popularity among outdoor enthusiasts. Among the many exciting hunting destinations around the world, Africa stands out as a top choice for adventurous hunters. The country’s diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes offer a unique experience for those seeking the ultimate bow hunt in South Africa.
The Spiral Horn Grand Slam Safari
When it comes to archery hunting the South Africa Spiral horn Slam is one of the most sought-after achievements for any avid hunter. Bow hunting this unique package refers to successfully harvesting four plains game spiral horned antelope species in 10 days with archery equipment: the Greater Kudu, Nyala, Bushbuck, and Eland. Bagging all four species in 10 hunting days is a true testament to a hunter’s archery skills, patience, and determination.
Tragelaphus strepsiceros – With their impressive horns and graceful demeanor, Kudu are considered one of the most coveted trophies in the realm of big game hunting. Tracking these elusive creatures through the dense African bushveld requires patience, keen observation, and a deep understanding of their behavior. The adrenaline rush of getting within range and making a precise shot is tempered by the respect and admiration hunters hold for this majestic species – Southern Greater Kudu are the biggest, Eastern Cape Kudu are normally smaller in both body and horns .
Tragelaphus angasii – Hunting Nyala, the strikingly handsome and elusive antelope of southern Africa, presents a challenging and rewarding experience for avid hunters. Recognized for their elegant horns and unique markings, they are highly sought-after game animals.
Tragelaphus sylvaticus – Hunting Bushbuck with archery gear, the elusive and solitary antelope of Africa’s dense forests and woodlands, offers a thrilling challenge for sportsmen and women. Recognizable by their small size, distinctive horns, and striking coat patterns, bushbuck are known for their elusive nature and sharp senses.
Taurotragus oryx – Eland, the largest and most majestic of African antelopes, is an exhilarating and humbling experience in the world of big game hunting. They are known for their massive size, impressively thick horns, and robust build. The thrill of approaching an these animals within range for a well-placed shot is rivaled only by the respect hunters have for these magnificent animals.
What is the price in South Africa to Bow Hunt the African Spiral Horn Slam?
This is the fee for the animal and the all inclusive safari package.
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Daily Rate Includes
- Professional guides Fees
- Soft drinks
- limited Beer and Wine
- Field preparation of your animals by a skinner
- Road transportation from Johannesburg International Airport
For more information take a look at the hunting prices and price list.
What is not included in the day fee?
Day Rate Excludes
- Airfare or flight
- Taxidermist and taxidermy costs
- Items of a personal nature
- VAT on day fees at 15%
- Safari Insurance
- CITIES Permits
- Rifle hire
The price of a bow hunting Package that includes all four of these animals is: $ 13 500. This is the actual price of the trip.
This hunt package includes 10 days hunting , 4 animals 1 x Kudu, 1 x Cape Eland, 1 x Nyala and 1 x Bushbuck. 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.
Hunting Outfitters and their Packages
To embark on this thrilling hunting journey, it is essential to engage the services of a reputable hunting outfitter. Blackhorn Safaris specialize in providing fully guided hunting experiences, ensuring the safety and success of each hunter. They offer various packages tailored to meet the specific needs and preferences of individual hunters.
The price of hunting this sought after package in South Africa can vary depending on several factors, including the duration of the hunt, lodging options, additional services (swimming pool), and the reputation of the outfitter. On average, a 7-10 day hunt can range from $10,000 to $15,500, excluding airfare and taxidermy fees.
Trophy fees for all four of the animals are included in the package hunt price. Trophy fees are predetermined and vary depending on the species and trophy quality. It is essential to have a clear understanding of the trophy fee structure before booking a hunt to avoid any surprises.
Best Hunting Area
The Limpopo province and the Eastern Cape province of South Africa have the greatest population densities of these animals and are especially good for Kudu hunting. In Both of these areas you will have a good likelihood of hunting these plains game trophies. The Eastern Cape region has smaller Cape Kudu that average around 46’’ – 47″ while in Limpopo they would average around 50″ to 52″, regardless you would have a great African hunting experience.
Additional Costs to Consider
Apart from the hunting package and trophy fees, there are several additional costs to consider when planning a trophy hunting expedition to Southern Africa. These costs include:
Flights to and from Africa, as well as any domestic transportation required during the hunt, need to be factored into the overall budget.
Preparation and Gear:
Hunters should ensure their archery equipment is in top condition and suitable for African hunting conditions. We recommend bringing a compound or crossbow with a minimum draw weight of 60 pounds, 12 top quality arrows and your choice of good quality hunting broad heads for this once in a lifetime safari.
Shipping of trophies of the plains game hunted on your trip.
It is highly recommended to obtain comprehensive travel insurance that covers any potential medical emergencies, trip cancellations, or lost/damaged equipment.
Tips and Gratuities:
It is customary to tip the professional hunter and other staff members who assist during the hunt. This should be budgeted accordingly and based on the level of satisfaction with the services provided.
Hunting these special animals in a single hunt in South Africa is a dream adventure for any passionate bow hunter. With its diverse wildlife, stunning landscapes, and reputable outfitters, South Africa offers an unforgettable experience. However, it is crucial to carefully consider the various costs involved and select a reputable outfitter to ensure a safe and successful hunting expedition. So, gear up, hone your archery skills, and get ready for an extraordinary experience that is an African hunting Safari.
FAQ’s Frequently Asked Questions
What are the animals with these unique horns?
This refers to successfully harvesting four spiral-horned antelope species: the Greater Kudu, Nyala, Bushbuck, and Eland.
What archery equipment is recommended for this package hunt?
A compound or crossbow with a minimum draw weight of 60 pounds, 12 top quality arrows and your choice of good hunting broad heads.
What factors can affect the price of hunting in Africa?
The price can vary depending on the duration of the hunt, options, additional services, and the reputation of the outfitter.
Are there additional costs to consider when planning a hunting expedition in Africa?
Yes, apart from the hunting package, additional costs to consider include, transportation, taxidermy and any personal expenses.
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.