Eulalie Hunting Safaris

Website: http://www.eulaliehunting.com/

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Eulalie Safaris is in the Limpopo province of South Africa and the lodge is on the side of the Koedoesrant mountain They also have concessions in the Makuti safari aria of Zimbabwe. The main hunting camp is 23° 24.973’S 28° 15.842’E.

In South Africa, the hunting areas range from flat open thorn veld savannah, open grassland, rocky hills, densely wooded bush and riverine bush. The Zinbabwe area, Makuti, is mapane and mahogany woodland and open thorn scrub.

In South Africa the areas hunted on are all privately owned whereas the areas in Zimbabwe the area is state owned but tendered out to private outfitters.

Hunting is mainly done from March to October which tends to be cool and dry. Day time temperatures will vary. Generally speaking a warm jacket would be needed at night however during the day temperatures can reach 26°C. The summer rains start in late October & end early February.

The South African areas were previously cattle ranches however wild game has always occurred there naturally. There are no inhabitants on the land used.

Eulalie is on 2600 hectares with a further 30000 hectares of nearby hunting concessions. All the properties have a perimeter game fence and cater for bow and rifle hunting. Both areas are in a low risk malaria zone. If hunting in Zimbabwe it is recommended that antie malaria prophylactics are taken.

Many different trophy species are available, ranging from the ‘Big Five’ to a most of the plains game, and in South Africa they have no quota. However, if hunting elsewhere there will be a limited quota. Crocodile, Nyala, Sable and Klipspringer are also available. End-of-season discount hunts are also offered and the minimum hunt is seven days and surplus females are occasionally culled. Game capture takes place here and new stock is introduced to strengthen the gene pool. Bow and rifle hunters are catered for.

Record Trophies taken last year.

Species Trophy Size
Kudu 61
Waterbuck 35½
Warthog 15
Leopard- Scull size 16

Lodge is purpose built luxury lodge. The lounge, bar and dining room are separate from the accommodation. All the buildings and chalets are brick with thatched roofs. All have en suite bathrooms, flush toilets, hot and cold water, constant electricity and fully air-conditioned. If there is a power failure they have a backup generator. There is also a swimming pool, a boma, satellite TV, landline telephone as well as mobile phone and free Wi-Fi coverage. There is also a tented luxury camp which has a bathroom en suite as well as kitchen, dining and campfire area. A maximum of 5 hunters can be accommodated at any one time.

The distance to the closest tar road nearly 20 km. No lights can be seen and no vehicles can be heard. The nearest international airport is O.R.Tambo in Johannesburg, 3 & a half hours away by vehicle. However the closest airfield is Ellisrus/Lephalale which is a VFR, tarmac 2200 meter all weather runway approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. The Doctor is also at Lephalale.

All meals are inclusive of the price and all dinners are BBQ/Braai with starters and pudding. Breakfast is full English & typically the animals shot provide the meat. All drinks and alcohol in moderation as well as lunches are included in the daily rate.

Three full-time trackers are employed who have been working for Isan from between 5 years. They also have skinners and a full complement of lodge staff.

All clients are met at the airport on arrival and dropped off on departure by one of the professional hunters. This service is at the clients expense but field preparation of trophies is included in the daily rate. The current daily rate for a one-on-one hunt is US$380 per day, and a one-on-two hunt is US$300 per day for plains game. In Zinbabwe the daily rate for dangerous game is US$1250. Numerous package deals are also on offer.

All the vehicles are new and well maintained.
3 x Toyota Landcruiser pick ups
1 x Merc Vito Bus

Eulalie has been in operation for 11years and is registered in the Limpopo province.They are all members of PHASA and had 30 hunters last year

Name Status Years in Operation
Isan Van Zyl Owner Outfitter Professional Hunter 14
Schalk DuPlessis Professional Hunter 6
Jacu Grobbler Professional Hunter 6

Trophies are skinned, salted and stored in separate sheds made of brick, hence are very secure and 100% vermin proof. These facilities are well ventilated and have electric lighting. The trophies once dried are stored separately and tags are used for identification. There is also an abattoir with cold room.All the skinners have at least 5 years’ experience: One has been with the Van Zyl family for 30 years. Highveld Taxidermy and Trophy Solutions are recommended. However, trophies can be shipped to the client’s own taxidermist of choice.

Name Email
Lee Lancaster wleelancaster@yahoo.com
Johnnie Brown wleelancaster@yahoo.com
Scott Williams jscottwms@yahoo.com
Hugh McBride mcbridefarms@dishmail.net
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