When it comes to an unforgettable hunting experience, few places can compare to the vast wilderness and a hunt in South Africa. With its diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife, this country offers a unique opportunity for hunters to challenge themselves and achieve the prestigious Spiral Horn Slam. In this article, we will explore what this hunting package entails and why it is worth considering for avid hunters.
What is the Spiral Horn Grand Slam? The Hunt of a Lifetime
This is a prestigious hunting achievement that requires hunters to successfully harvest four specific species known for their impressive spiral-shaped horns. These include the Kudu, Nyala, Bushbuck, and Eland. Each of these species presents its own set of challenges, making the hunt even more exciting and rewarding.
Grand Slam Package
Price $ 13 500 for 2 X 1 & 1 X 1 $ 14 500
Prices are per package / person
10 Hunting Days
4 plains game species – Kudu, Nyala, Eland & Bushbuck
Accommodation & Meals
You will have the opportunity to take additional animals and may consider adding a Cape Buffalo or other plains game species to the safari.
Spiral Horned Antelope
A trophy Kudu, with its majestic horns, is often considered the king of African antelope. This elusive species is known for its remarkable ability to camouflage itself in its surroundings, making it a thrilling and challenging target for hunters. The Kudu’s large size and impressive horns make it a highly prized trophy. Eastern Cape Kudu will average around 46’’ – 47 and have smaller horns than those found in Limpopo.
The Nyala is a striking antelope with beautiful horns and unique markings. Known for its shyness and agility, they provide an exciting and challenging African hunting experience. They are primarily found in dense riverine woodlands, which adds an element of difficulty to the hunt, requiring hunters to navigate through thick vegetation and rely on their stalking skills.
The elusive and solitary Bushbuck is a small antelope species known for its sharp horns. It inhabits dense forests and thickets, making it a challenging hunt that tests the hunter’s stealth and patience. The Bushbuck’s ability to disappear into its surroundings and its keen senses make it a prized trophy for hunters.
The Eland, with its impressive thick horns, is a highly sought-after trophy among hunters. This majestic and powerful species is known for its striking appearance and its ability to cover large distances with its swinging trot. The Eland is the largest African antelope, making it a prized addition to any hunter’s collection. Found in numbers in Limpopo, Eastern Cape and Natal.
The 10 Day Spiral Slam Package
This Hunting Package in South Africa offers hunters an opportunity to pursue and conquer these four remarkable species in their natural habitat. This comprehensive package hunt is meticulously designed to provide a challenging and rewarding experience for hunters of all skill levels.
Accommodation and Logistics
The package includes comfortable accommodation in a hunting lodge or camp, ensuring that hunters have a comfortable base from which to embark on their hunting expeditions. The lodge offers modern amenities, delicious meals, and knowledgeable staff to assist hunters throughout their stay.
Transportation to and from the hunting grounds, as well as within the hunting areas, is included by the outfitter. This ensures that hunters can focus on the hunt without worrying about logistics or navigating unfamiliar terrain.
Professional Guides and Hunting Techniques
Experienced and knowledgeable professional hunting guides are an integral part of this unique package hunt. These guides possess extensive knowledge of the local wildlife, hunting techniques, and the behavior of the targeted species. They will accompany hunters throughout their hunting trip, providing valuable insights, tracking skills, and ensuring the safety and ethical standards of the hunt. They will also assist in judging trophy quality.
The hunting techniques employed may vary depending on the species being pursued. Spot and stalk, tracking, and ambushing are common methods utilized by hunters to maximize their chances of success. The guides’ expertise and understanding of the animals’ behavior will greatly enhance the overall hunting experience.
Rifle Hunting Safari
For rifle hunting this prestigious package rifle calibers similar to a 30-06 will work well, a 300 Winchester magnum would be preferable for the largest of the plains game species but slightly over powered for the two smaller animals in the package.
For this bow hunt in South Africa we recommend a bow with a draw weight of at least 60 to 70 pounds. Use fixed blade broad heads for the two bigger animals, mechanicals will work well for the smaller two.
When you have successfully harvested the targeted species, your animals will be skinned and salted and made ready for delivery to the taxidermist. These services ensure that the trophies are properly prepared, preserved, and packaged for transportation. This allows hunters to take their well-deserved trophies back home as souvenirs of their adventure in South Africa’s bushveld.
In addition to the trophies, hunters will have the option to have their animals mounted by skilled local taxidermists. Mounting these beautiful species can serve as a lasting reminder of their accomplishment and the memories created during the Safari.
Conservation and Sustainability
It is worth noting that South African hunting is heavily regulated and strictly managed to ensure the conservation and sustainability of the wildlife populations. Hunting outfitters offering the package adhere to these regulations, promoting ethical and responsible hunting practices.
Hunting fees and permits contribute to conservation efforts, allowing for habitat restoration, anti-poaching initiatives, and overall wildlife preservation. By participating in this special Package, hunters actively contribute to the conservation of these magnificent species for future generations to enjoy.
Booking this unique Package in South Africa is an experience of a lifetime for avid hunters. The pursuit of the Kudu, Bushbuck, and Eland not only tests one’s hunting skills but also offers an opportunity to immerse oneself in the excitement of an African hunting safari. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and a commitment to conservation, this package provides an unforgettable adventure that will be cherished for years to come.
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.