Phillip Bronkhorst Safaris is in the Limpopo province of South Africa and they also have concessions in all of the South African provinces as well as in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Namibia. The main hunting camp is 23° 40.216’S 28° 5.339’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 Mozambique and Zimbabwean areas are mapane and mahogany woodland and open thorn scrub and the Namibian area is open savannah thorn scrub and semi desert.
In South Africa and Namobia all the areas hunted on are all privately owned whereas the areas in Zimbabwe and Mozambique are 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 and Namibian areas were previously livestock ranches however wild game has always occurred there naturally. The Zimbabwe and Mozambique areas have always been designated safari and wilderness areas. There are no inhabitants on the land used.
The main camp in South African is on 500 hectares however Phillip has hunting rights on neighboring properties as well as within a one and a half hour drive. South African areas have a perimeter game fence and cater for bow and rifle hunting. In the Namibian and South African areas, there is no malaria however if hunting in Zimbabwe or Mozambique it is imperative that one goes on a course of anti-malaria prophylactics recommended by your doctor!
As hunting is offered not only in South Africa, there is a large amount of different species on offer. Apart from elephant on the SA properties, all the plains game, sable, roan, crocodile, hippo, black & white Rhino, Buffalo and lion are also on offer.
The Zambian and Mozambique operations offer the “big 5”. Culling of excess females is strictly controlled and end-of-season discounts are offered. The minimum hunt offered is 7 days. In South Africa and Namibia they have no quota. However, if hunting in Zimbabwe or Mozambique, there is a strict quota system. Phillip guarantees good trophies and says the whole hunting experience is the most important. Golden blesbok are on offer.
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 7 hunters can be accommodated at any one time.
The distance to the closest tar road is 17km. No lights can be seen and no vehicles can be heard. The nearest international airport is Polokwane, 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. There is also a private 1000m dirt air strip at 23° 36.799’S 28° 9.229’E
All meals are inclusive of the price and three course with starters and pudding. Breakfast is full English & typically the animals shot provide the meat. All soft drinks as well as lunches are included in the daily rate.
One full-time tracker is employed who has been working for Phillip for 3 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 Safari Concierge. 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$425 per day, and a one-on-two hunt is US$325 per day for plains game. Dangerous game is US$550. These rates have been unchanged for the last five years.
|All the vehicles are well maintained.|
|4 x Toyota Landcruiser pick ups|
|1 x Toyota Hilux double cab.|
|The six free-lance professional hunters have their own vehicles, skinners & trackers.|
Phillip has been in operation for 14years and is registered in all the South African provinces: Reg # They are all members of PHASA, DALLAS and SCI and had 55 hunters last year.
|Name||Status||Years in Operation|
|Phillip Bronkhorst||Owner Outfitter Professional Hunter||14|
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.Highveld and Lifeform Taxidermy are recommended. However, trophies can be shipped to the client’s own taxidermist of choice.