Prohunting Safaris Africa is in the Limpopo province of South Africa and is on the Eastern part of the Waterberg Mountains. They also have neighboring concessions and a Mozambican concession bordering the Gonarezhou national park of Zimbabwe. The main hunting camp is 24° 12.217’S 28° 27.548’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 Mozambican area is mapane and mahogany woodland and open thorn scrub.
In South Africa, the areas hunted are all privately owned whereas the areas in 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 areas were previously cattle ranches however wild game has always occurred there naturally.
There are no inhabitants on the land used.
Prohunting Safaris is on 4000 hectares with a further 20000 hectares on neighboring farms. In the Eastern Cape province, Kobus has access to a further 4000 hectares. All the South African properties have a perimeter game fence and cater for bow and rifle hunting. Both areas are in a low risk malaria zone. The Mozambican area is unfenced and is 22000 hectares and if hunting there, anti-malaria prophylactics must be taken.
As hunting is offered not only in South Africa, there is a large amount of different species on offer. The “big 5” are offered. The minimum hunt offered is 7 days. In South Africa they have no quota. However, if hunting in Mozambique there will be a limited quota. End-of-season discount hunts are also offered and the minimum hunt is seven days, but no culling takes place. Bat eared fox and serval cannot be hunted. Sable, Letchwe and Roan are also 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 Jacuzzi , a boma, satellite TV, and mobile phone coverage. A maximum of 4 hunters can be accommodated at any one time. The camp has perimeter fence and is hardly noticeable.
The distance to the closest tar road nearly 18 km. No lights can be seen and no vehicles can be heard. The nearest international airport is O.R.Tambo in Johannesburg, three hours away by vehicle. However the closest airfield is Mokopane which is a VFR, tarmac 1800 meter all weather runway approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. There is also a private 1000m dirt air strip at 24° 13.647’S 28° 26.362’EThe closest doctor is 30 minutes away in Mokopane.
All meals are inclusive of the price and all dinners are home cooking or 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.
2 full-time trackers are employed who have been working for Kobus from between 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 and the field preparation of trophies are included in the daily rate. The current daily rate for a one-on-one hunt is €290 per day, and a one-on-two hunt is €250 per day for plains game.
|All the vehicles are well maintained.|
|1 x Toyota Landcruiser pick up|
|1 x VW Amarok Double cab|
|1 x Nissan Double cab|
Kobus has been in operation for 7years and is registered in the Limpopo, Northwest and Eastern Cape Province.They are all members of PHASA.
|Name||Status||Years in Operation|
|Kobus Potgieter||Owner Outfitter Professional Hunter||7|
|Kobus Potgieter Jnr||Professional Hunter||3|
|Danie Scheepers||Professional Hunter||7|
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 3 years’ experience and Transform Wildlife Taxidermy is recommended. However, trophies can be shipped to the client’s own taxidermist of choice.
Up to now all their clients have been from Europe and now want to get into the American market.The reference book I saw showed that all their clients had a very enjoyable successful hunting experience.