South Africa is the most popular hunting destination on the continent. The wealth of species on offer, the wide range of hunting experiences, overall affordability and fantastic infrastructure all contribute to a world-class African hunting destination. Most camps are easily accessible via OR Tambo International in Johannesburg, which is also a large part of the appeal in choosing South Africa for your hunting experience.
We specialise particularly in wing shooting in Southern Africa, this has gained increasing popularity in the past few years among hunters headed to the continent to test their skills. From the semi-desert in the west to the plains and rivers of the high veld and on to the savannas of the north, the wing shooter can find more than 20 different species of game birds.
The more popular regions tend to be primarily a mixed crop farming area particularly rich in both game birds and waterfowl. You will be tested by flighted Dove over cornfields and walk-up Snipe in the wetlands. The best wing shooting opportunities are present during June, July, and August, which coincide with the open seasons in most of South Africa’s provinces. Being a rather social affair, wing shooting is best done in small groups. The ideal size of the group is four to eight, we can personally bespoke the trips to suit the team, however…our most popular packages are listed below.
South Africa is particularly great if you are looking to bring along observers or your family, as there is such a wealth of local highlights for them to enjoy, from safaris to exploring the nearby cities.
What ever your shooting adventure be, we can work on a bespoke package to suit your chosen experience.
Our experience lies in the Wing Shooting areas of the country, the bird species most commonly hunted in Southern Africa range from Rock Pigeons & Sand Grouse, to Guinea Fowl & Francolin. Including a variety of Ducks and Geese, not to mention the Spur-winged Goose, the largest Goose in the world! All making for a very varied and challenging hunting experience. If your wing shooting preferences lean toward ducks, the Yellow Bill, White-faced Whistling, and African Shell duck maybe your “cup of tea”. Several species of Teal are also available and these small, quick, agile waterfowl can give even the most competent of shotgunners a real run for their money. All species are not available in all areas, and local province restrictions may apply, so be sure to make your preferences known when booking your safari.
Rock Pigeon / Dove Trip around Bloemfontein
Normally shot in the mornings and afternoon coming in to feed around corn and sunflower fields. Our Pigeons and Doves offer some serious hot barrel shooting, with birds coming at fast pace with singles, pairs and flocks hitting the fields with regularity.
The trip is based around Bloemfontein and involves three full days of amazing shooting with either hotel accommodation or a luxurious hunting lodge. The trip is designed so that once you land in Johannesburg, you have nothing to worry about apart from enjoying yourself until you depart home again!
Trip Duration – 5 Days
Days Shooting – 3.5 Days
Sand Grouse / Rock Pigeon Combination
Our Sand Grouse and Rock Pigeon combination package is the pinnacle of wing shooting in South Africa. You will get to experience the wonder of shooting Sand Grouse in the Kalahari Desert as well as the revered and challenging Rock Pigeon over crops in Bloemfontein.
Once you fly into Johannesburg you will be transported by private charter plane up to the Mozambique border, on the edge of the Kalahari Desert for two days of Sand Grouse Shooting flighting into the watering holes scattered around the landscape.
You will then be transferred to Bloemfontein to take on a combination of Rock Pigeons and Laughing Doves that will be shot over Sunflower and Corn fields, the shooting is fast and furious and a complete contrast to your previous two days. This trip is a proper African adventure!
Trip Duration – 6 Days
Days Shooting – 4.5 Days
Mixed Bag Wing Shooting Package
The ultimate test for any wing shooter with the biggest variety of shooting that South Africa has to offer. You will experience more than ten species over a variety of different scenarios. These will include, flighted Pigeons and Doves, Walked up Francolin, Spurfowl and Grey Partridge, Driven Guineafowl and Flighted Ducks and Geese, including the Spurwinged Goose, the biggest Goose in the world.
The variety of shooting on offer is breath-taking and this trip is a fantastic way to get to see the different landscapes that South Africa has to offer. Much like the other trips, you will fly to Johannesburg, then be transferred by either car or an internal flight to Bloemfontein where you will begin your trip on the Sunflower fields. After approximately two and a half days you will then be transported down to the Stormberg Mountains for the second half of your trip, where you will experience the finest upland bird hunting as well as some unrivalled Waterfowl shooting.
You will then travel down into the bushveld to fly from East London Airport back to Johannesburg before your journey home.
Trip Duration – 8 Days
Days Shooting – 6.5 Days
Please get in touch to hear about our trips to South Africa in further detail. We have great flexibility and would be more than happy to design a bespoke trip around you… it just begs the question.. where can we take you next?
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