Pelser Bowhunting Safaris



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Pelser Bowhunting Safaris is based in South Africa in the Limpopo Province. Their ranch is called “Kunkura”. 23° 55.366’S 27° 32.629’E

Situated in the Waterberg mountains biosphere, the hunting areas range from flat open thorn veld savannah, open grassland, rocky hills and densely wooded bush.

Kunkura is privately owned by Nico Pelser who bought the land six years ago.
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.

Prior to this the land was used for game ranching and was never hunted on. There are no inhabitants on the land used.

Kunkura is on 2000 hectares with a further 5000 hectares of exclusive hunting concessions on adjacent properties. These properties have a perimeter game fences.

The Pelsers are very experienced Bow hunters. They have leopard and buffalo on their property as well as offer sable and roan antelope.End-of-season discount hunts are also offered and the minimum hunt is seven days. No game capture or culling takes place.

Record Trophies taken last year.

Species Trophy Size
Klipspringer 5 and 1/8th
Sable 41
Mountain Reedbuck 6 and 1/2
Civet Book No 1

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, as well as mobile phone and free Wi-Fi coverage. A maximum of 8 hunters can be accommodated at any one time.

The distance to the closest tar road nearly 8km. No lights can be seen and no vehicles can be heard. The nearest international airport is O.R.Tambo in Johannesburg, two & 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.

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 are included in the daily rate. Packed lunches are
Four full-time trackers are employed by Pelser Bowhunting who have been working for Nico since 1988. 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$400 per day, and a non-hunter is US$250 per day. These rates have been unchanged for the last five years.

All their vehicles are less than 2 years old and are well maintained.
2 x Toyota Landcruiser Double cabs
1 x Landrover Double cab

Pelser BowHunting is registered in Limpopo province and is a member of PHASA, SA JAG, SCI and DALLAS hunting.

Name Status Years in Operation
Nico Pelser Professional Hunter and Outfitter 28
Willie Pelser Professional Hunter and Outfitter 16
Jaco van de Lith Professional Hunter 12

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 10 years’ experience and Trans Africa Taxidermy is recommended. However, trophies can be shipped to the client’s own taxidermist of choice.

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Chip Kauffman
Vernon Parker
Mike Dunn
Steve Bailey
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