Plains Game Hunting South Africa

Hunt the Eastern Cape, South Africa

The Karoo, a malaria free space of rugged mountains and endless savannah plains. A place where the land meets the sky and all your African hunting dreams are fulfilled.

Karoo Wild Safaris promises an exceptional plains game hunting safari. Family owned and managed, we have extensive knowledge in the hunting and hospitality fields. We offer hunters, couples and families a hunting and vacation experience of a lifetime.

We only accommodate a limited number of hunters and guests offering you our personal attention throughout your safari with us. We still believe in the adventure of hunting, the thrill of walking and stalking an animal, of discovering something new and unknown. We like it wild and our properties are large wildlife areas with no internal fences.

Non-hunters are welcome to join the hunting party or partake in one of the numerous non-hunting activities and tours in the area. Visits to the Addo Elephant National Park and the historical town of Graaff-Reinet are some of the popular activities enjoyed by our guests. Our sea-side apartment in scenic Plettenberg Bay is the perfect base for exploring the attractions that the coastal area has to offer. Shark cage diving, whale and dolphin safaris, the world's highest bungee jump, elephant back rides, deep sea and river fishing, beautiful beaches, shopping and fine dining are some of the activities guests can enjoy on a 1-3 night stay in Plett. 

Karoo Wild Safaris is owned by Victor Watson. A fifth generation Karoo settler/landowner and hunter, he has a passion for the area and its' animals. Victor completed his Professional Hunting qualification at the age of 21 and has been actively guiding clients for 15 years. Lindsay, Victor's wife, runs the four star graded lodge and prepares delicious cuisine to the highest international standards.

Spanning some 240 000 acres, our privately owned wildlife-only hunting properties and concessions offer a wide variety of terrain teeming with plains game. This is kudu country, our area boasting the highest density of these elusive animals in Africa.

 

  • Barefoot Buffalo Hunt

    We spotted them on the morning of the third day. The three dugga boys filed into the acacia lined riverbed to bed down for the remainder of the day. There was little point in following them. Such was their habits that they'd bed down until sundown when they'd emerge again to graze the grassland. After a late lunch we drove to a spot approximately 1000 yards "upriver" from them. We began our stalk from there. Mynaard, myself, Forest the hunter and Kosie, the tracker. Tom, Forest's daughter and Mitchell stayed at the truck. Not knowing exactly where they had bedded down we had to approach carefully. The acacia surrounding the riverbed was thick and visibility was limited to twenty yards. A little further down we elected to de-boot. Hearing is a buffalo's best defence and the fine riversand was making a squelching sound as our boots compressed it. From previous experience barefoot buffalo experiences I knew there was little point in keeping my socks on. Acacia thorns burst through them and they get filled with grass seed to the point that it's not worth the amount of time it takes to pick them out. I value a good pair of hunting socks. Bootless now, it was slow going but totally inaudible. The fine riversand massaged our hunt weary feet and it was surprisingly soothing. We were closer now. We thought perhaps three hundred yards but we didn't know for sure. Could be thirty yards. We left the comfort of the riverbed and climbed the left bank, treading much more carefully now as we moved along a path strewn with acacia thorns. Every 10 yards we stopped, Mynaard and I glassing the bush ahead and across the riverbed to the opposite side. There they were, the glint of a horn betraying the buffalo's position on the opposite side of the riverbed. We could make out the shape of only one bull lying in a thicket. The other must be close. We crouched down and leopard crawled to a position almost opposite them. I ranged it at 42 yards. It was only 3pm and we knew a long wait lay ahead.

    Thursday, 8th August 2019
  • Bruce, Tamela and Michael return for their 2nd hunt with Karoo Wild Safaris

    Michael, Bruce and his wife Tamela returned to hunt with Karoo Wild Safaris this past July for a 10 day safari. They last hunted with us in 2015 and had a terrific time, hunting multiple plains game species. For Bruce, this year's hunt was primarily for a cape buffalo and sable with some other smaller plains game species. Michael was keen on hunting a giraffe, waterbuck and more plains game species. We enjoyed our hunt in 2015 and everyone at Karoo Wild was excited to see them again. 

    Monday, 29th July 2019
  • Monday, 1st July 2019
  • Pete and Peg return for their 2nd plains game hunt with Karoo Wild Safaris

    Pete and Peg returned to hunt with Karoo Wild Safaris. Last year Pete and I had a memorable cape buffalo hunt and also hunted several plains game species; kudu, burchells zebra, nyala, bushbuck, impala, black wildebeest, eland and impala. We missed out on a gemsbuck last year and passed on a sable to focus on buffalo so those two species were high on Pete's list for his 2019 hunt.

    Sunday, 23rd June 2019

Victor & Lindsay Watson

 

Professional Hunter (PH) and Tracker

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