Huntershill Safaris

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Greg Harvey
P.O. Box 448, Queenstown, 5320. South Africa
+27 45 966 9789
+27 83 3013930
+27 45 807 4856
gregh@queen.co.za
www.huntershillsafaris.co.za
Based in South Africa in the Eastern Cape Province
The main lodge is 31° 47.005’S 26° 27.893’E.

 

The hunting areas range from flat open thorn veld savannah, open grassland, rocky hills and densely wooded bush.
Privately owned
Hunting is mainly from March to October, which tends to be cool and dry. Daytime temperatures are warm to hot, whereas at night it can get cold and a warm jacket would be needed. However, during the day temperatures can reach 30°C. The summer rains start in January, ending in March.
The South African areas were previously stock ranches.
There are no inhabitants on the land used.
The main hunting lodge is on 10 000 hectares and the property has a perimeter game fence. They have a further 100 000 hectares of hunting concession in a concervancy in the Winterberg one hours drive away. Bow and rifle hunting is catered for and these areas are in a malaria free zone.

Numerous Exotics Nyala Suni
Rhino White Bushbuck Duiker blue
Buffalo Blesbok Duiker grey
Lion Blesbok, white Grysbok Cape
Leopard Reedbok common Steenbok
Hippo Reedbok mountain Klipspringer
Crocodile Waterbuck Jackal
Bontebok Tsessebe Vervet monkey
Eland Hartebeest  red Baboon
Kudu Sable Porcupine
Zebra Burchells Roan Caracal
Impala Wildebeest blue Cape wild cat
Springbok Cape Wildebeest black Serval cat
Springbok black Oribi Civet cat
Springbok white Gemsbok Genet cat
Ostrich Warthog Giraffe
Rhebok Bushpig

Excluding Elephant, the remaining big four are on offer. New stock is introduced to enhance the gene pool and some managed hunts are conducted. Their most important goal is to ensure good trophies and the client has a memorable hunt. The minimum hunt offered is 7 days.
Record Trophies taken last year.

Species Trophy Size
Eland World Record No 2 by Bow
Water Buck 33″
Bush Buck 18″
Blesbok 19″

The Lodge is purpose built and the lounge, bar and dining rooms 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. A maximum of 11 hunters can be accommodated at any one time.
The distance to the closest tar road is 26 km. No lights can be seen and no vehicles can be heard. The nearest international airport is OR Tambo and clients then fly to East London, two-and-a-half hours away by vehicle. However the closest airfield is Queenstown, which is a VFR, tarmac 1200 meter all weather runway approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. There is a hospital in Queenstown, 30 minutes drive away.
All meals are inclusive of the price and all dinners are four course. Light breakfast followed by a big brunch is served & typically the animals shot provide the meat. All drinks and alcohol are included in the daily rate.
They have 12 full-time trackers employed who have been working with Greg from between 10 to 12 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, plus field preparation of trophies, is included in the daily rate. The current daily rate for a one-on-one hunt is US$450 per day, and two-on-one is US$350 per day.
All their vehicles are well maintained.3 x Toyota Land Cruiser pick ups
Huntershill Safaris is registered in the Eastern Cape Province, has been in operation 11 years, and is a member of PHASA, Dallas, Houston and SCI. They had 100 hunters last year.

Name

Status

Years in Operation

Greg Harvey Owner Outfitter Professional Hunter 10
Bruce Niland Outfitter Professional Hunter 17
Boyce Frans Professional Hunter 6

Free-lance hunters are hired if necessary.

Trophies are skinned, salted and stored in separate sheds made of brick, 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 10 years™ experience Roy Hayes taxidermy is recommended. However, trophies can be shipped to the clients own taxidermist of choice.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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