For the big game hunter there is no place quite like Africa and for the plains game hunter, there is no finer destination than Kalahari Oryx. Located in Kalahari region of South Africa, this game reserve is a rare South African gem consisting of more than 250,000 acres. It is also one of the most unique and picturesque places in Africa, featuring red sand dunes created by the erosion of soft stone formations.
Kalahari is home to one of the most diverse populations of game in Africa. Its popular plains game species include Kudu, Gemsbok, Zebra, Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest, Sable, Roan and all four species of Springbok as well as four of the Big Five. All of this makes Kalahari Oryx a safari hunter’s dream.
South Africa Hunts
Hunting is conducted by the traditional methods of spot and stalk as well as by tracking behind skilled Kalahari guides. Due to the open nature of the Kalahari region, shooting distances are typically longer than other African concessions.
As with most safari operations, hunters will depart from the lodge at daybreak and in most cases will return to the lodge for lunch before heading back out in the afternoon. Kalahari is one of the largest plains game concessions in Africa making it a truly wild hunt.
The habitat at Kalahari Oryx varies from rolling sand dunes to rocky outcroppings known locally as “kopjes.” Wind-shaped sand ridges are typical of the landscape in the Kalahari with the dominant vegetation consisting of grasses, thorny shrubs, and Acacia trees.
Few hunting operations in the world can compete with Kalahari Oryx. It sets the standard by which all other African operations are judged. Take a picture-perfect lodge, add in the attentive staff and gourmet local cuisine and the Kalahari Oryx is sure to please luxury travelers and adventure seekers alike.
While the African hunting season is open year-round, most of our Kalahari safaris are conducted during the months of April through October.
Hunters at Kalahari Oryx can expect representative to above average trophies for all the plains game species with Kudu averaging over 52 inches and Gemsbok over 38 inches. We regularly take Buffalo over 40 inches each season.
Weather & Travel
As with most desert regions around the world, hunters at Kalahari can expect large temperature swings during the day during our peak-hunting season. Lows in the 40’s and highs approaching the mid 80’s occur later in the season.
Most hunters coming to Kalahari fly directly to Johannesburg from either Atlanta or Washington DC. From Johannesburg, it is a short flight to Uppington where guests will be met for the one-hour transfer to the lodge.
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