HUNTING

Hunting on Nyamazane Game Ranch is seen as part of our conservation efforts and as such only a carefully determined number of animals are made available for hunting each year (the quota).

HUNTING SAFARI AT NYAMAZANE

A hunting safari at Nyamazane Game Ranch is seen as part of our conservation efforts and as such only a carefully determined number of animals are made available for hunting each year (the quota). Under no circumstances will we allow the quota to be exceeded and it is therefore important for hunters to put their names down for the number of animals and species required when making a booking. Should additional animals become available, those will be offered to hunters who have made bookings or alternatively to hunters wishing to make bookings. We cater for both biltong and trophy hunters. It requires good genetics and time to produce excellent trophy animals and only after their genes have been passed on and they are close to the end of their reproductive lives, will such an animal be made available on hunting safaris. Our wish is for hunters requiring a trophy to hunt an animal that meets the minimum measurement for Rowland Ward and in order to do so we have to protect the next generation trophy animals. We have determined a measurement below that of Rowland Ward that is set as the maximum for biltong hunters. Should any hunter shoot an animal with horns or tusks longer than the maximum set, trophy prices will apply. In order to have a healthy population it is necessary to have female animals hunted as well and in those cases the older animals close to the end of their reproductive lives are made available to hunters. Females may only be hunted from 15 May to 31 July each year. Although an animal and a price for that species or gender appears on the pricelist, it might not be available due to the quota being taken up. Availability will only be confirmed when a booking is made and animals reserved only once the required deposit is paid. We take all hunters, old and young, who can handle a rifle/bow safely and who possess the necessary shooting skills. All hunters are required to test their rifles at the shooting range to ensure that they are sighted correctly before any hunting will commence and if it is found that a hunter can’t achieve a decent grouping over 100m, that hunter will not be allowed to hunt. Our range is there for sighting purposes only, no testing of loads or excessive shooting will be allowed. Hunters are requested to arrive with their rifles sighted. We strive not to disturb animals too much and hunters are requested to conduct themselves at all times with this in mind. The walk and stalk method is employed for hunting. No exceptions will be made for able bodied hunters. Hunters will be taken to the hunting area and they will hunt on foot with a guide. Once an animal has been shot it will be retrieved as soon as possible and the hunter can then continue hunting. The hunting area is divided into two large blocks and therefore only two active rifle hunters are allowed at any time. The limit for bow hunters is four.

HUNTING OPTIONS

Nyamazane Game ranch caters for rifle and bow hunters. For rifle hunters the minimum calibre allowed is .243 and for bow hunting compound bows with a minimum draw mass of 45lbs will be allowed.

If you do not want to hunt, but would like to try your hand at shooting clays a range can be set up to challenge you. All you need is your shotgun and ammunition, the rest will be provided.

See our price list for prices. 

BUTCHERY & COLD ROOMS

Fully equipped butchery and cold-room facilities are available to hunters. Meat can also be processed for hunters. Prior arrangements must be made and unless otherwise agreed to the processed meat will only be available a week after departure.

Limited Time Specials

To celebrate our new website we have these amazing specials on offer for a limited time only. The first 5 online bookings for 2019 qualify for 20% discount on accommodation!

R7200

Special Offer

4 x Penkop Impala

4 x penkop Impala R4800 2 x hunters accommodation and hunting fee for two nights R2400 = R7200

R4400

special offer

2 x Penkop Impala

2 x Penkop Impala R2400 1 hunter & 1 non-hunter accommodation and hunting fee for two nights R2000 = R4400

R5000

special offer

2 x Impala Females

2 x impala female R3000 1hunter and 1 non-hunter accommodation and hunting fee for two nights R2000 = R5000

R6500

Special Offer

1 Impala Female & 1 Bushbuck Male

1 impala female R1500 1 bushbuck male R3000 1 hunter one non-hunter accommodation and hunting fee for two nights R2000 =R6500

R11700

special offer

1 Wildebeest, 1 Blesbuck & 1 Warthog Male

1 non trophy blue wildebeest bull R4000 1 blesbuck ram non trophy R2000 1 warthog male R1500 2 hunter accom and hunting for 3 nights R4200 = R11700

R2050

special offer

1 Impala Female

1 impala female R1500 1 hunter one night accom and hunting fee R 550 = R2050

R3600

special offer

2 Nights Accommodation for 4 Guests

2 nights accommodation in lodge for 4 people R3200 One sunset drive for 4 people R 400 = R3600

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Terms & Conditions

Please take time to read through our terms and conditions

To ensure the safety of everyone, unnecessary wounding of animals, ethical hunting and that hunters and observers enjoy themselves it is necessary to have rules. These rules are as follows:

  • Foreign hunters must be accompanied by a licensed Ph and outfitter. A PH must be booked when making your reservation.
  • All rifles must be sighted at the range on arrival and the same ammunition used for sighting must be used for hunting. 
  • No hunting permitted in the proximity of buffalo.
  • No hunting outside designated hunting area.
  • No hunting or shooting without the presence of a guide or licensed PH.
  • The minimum calibre for rifles is .243 and .375 for dangerous game and only compound bows with a draw mass of at least 45lbs will be allowed. We reserve the right to prohibit anyone from hunting any species if we feel that his rifle or ammunition is not capable of making a clean kill.
  • Hunting times are from sunrise to half an hour before sunset. The only exception is for bushpig.
  • No hunting will take place on day of departure unless otherwise agreed to.
  • Hunters are not permitted to hunt under the influence of alcohol and no alcohol will be allowed in the hunting areas or on vehicles.
  • Tips for staff are welcomed; please pay them in the presence of management.
  • Hunting in KZN takes place in accordance with nature conservation ordinance 15/1974. No hunting will be permitted without the necessary permits/licenses. These have to be produced on arrival.
  • No hunting with the assistance of beating, dogs or baiting. The exception is bushpig.
  • Only the Walk and stalk hunting method is permissible for able bodied hunters (except for bow hunters and for bushpigs)
  • Bow hunters to remain at their hides at all times. (Once an animal has been shot it must be reported where after a guide will accompany the hunter in retrieving it.)
  • Strictly no hunting from vehicles, in the no hunting zone, in camp or within 200 m from vehicles, hides, gates, or any waterhole.
  • No practice shots in the hunting areas.
  • No head shots allowed.
  • Gun safety to be observed at all times. Rounds only to be chambered at the last moment before taking a shot. Remember to allow the guide to walk in front of you. If it is felt at any time that the hunter is endangering anyone the hunt will be cancelled.
  • No loaded firearms on vehicles or in camp. A rifle safe is provided and you are requested to keep your rifle locked in there if not being used. Loaded firearms include rounds in the magazine and breach.
  • No animal may be hunted that is not on the game quota. Any such animal will be charged at trophy prices, forfeited and charges could be brought against the hunter.
  • It is the hunter’s responsibility to ensure that he shoots the correct species, sex and size. The guides are there to guide and get the hunter close to the animal. Do not take a shot if the guide tells you not to.
  • An animal or herd may only be approached twice. After two unsuccessful stalks the animal/herd must not be further pursued.
  • Only shoot one animal at a time. Hunting of a second may only commence once the first animal is retrieved.
  • It is the hunter’s responsibility to ensure that there are no animals behind the one being shot at.
  • The animal/herd must not be approached immediately after a shot has been fired. Allow the rest of the herd to calm down or to move away before approaching.
  • No animal may be followed over internal or external boundaries before specific arrangements have been made.
  • Wounded animals will be paid in full. The guide and management’s verdict in this regard is final.
  • Do not litter. Use bins provided for refuse.
  • Enjoy yourself , be safe and act in an ethical manner.

In order to prevent the accidental discharge of weapons due to negligence the following rifle safety protocol should be adhered to at all times.

  • The safe handling of rifles is the responsibility of everyone in the hunting party. All firearms should be considered to be loaded at all times.
  • Never allow a loaded weapon to be carried while travelling in or on a vehicle.
  • The guide is always in charge and his word is law. Should they feel that a person/s are acting irresponsibly and endangering the lives of any persons, livestock or wildlife, they are at liberty to call off the hunt.
  • Rifles are to be carried with the bolt open, shotguns with barrel broken and handguns holstered until such a time as the guide indicates it is permissible to prepare for the shot. The barrel should always point in a safe direction.
  • Weapons are not to be pointed at any other person whether loaded or not under any circumstances.
  • Never shoot at flat surfaces or into water.
  • Do not load and shoot until the guide has indicated to do so.
  • Keep your fingers clear of the trigger at all times until the shot is to be fired.
  • If making use of a scope, be aware of obstructions in front of the barrel that are not visible through the scope.
  • Never allow the unsupervised handling of weapons by children.
  • Be aware of the position of all members of the hunting party and farm personnel before firing a shot.
  • Always unload a weapon when crossing a river, ditch or fence.
  • Once the shot has been fired, make sure the weapon is safe.
  • Never mix ammunition. Use the same ammunition tested on the range for the hunt.
  • NEVER USE AN UNTESTED WEAPON.

The hunting party has a moral obligation to adhere to a code of ethics governing their behaviour and indicating respect for the environment and its inhabitants as well as fellow hunters.

  • Always strive to make a clean kill and be humane. Use a weapon which is suitable to make a clean kill and cause no suffering to the animal.
  • Obey the law – always have the necessary permits.
  • All able-bodied persons are to walk and stalk in order to allow fair chance.
  • No alcohol may be consumed before or when hunting.
  • No head shot shall be allowed.
  • Always avoid wounding an animal but if this should happen, track and kill the animal to prevent the animal from suffering.
  • Never shoot into a herd of animals.
  • Never shoot a pregnant animal nor female animals with young at foot.
  • Ensure your physical fitness before a hunt.
  • Impart knowledge of hunting skill and ethics to others.
  • Protect the environment and its fauna and flora.
  • Never abuse the trust of the guide and farm owner. Act responsibly and uphold the reputation of the ethical hunter.
  • Always report illegal or unethical hunting activity.
  • Never attempt to bribe guide or trackers. Their judgement is final. 

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To find out more about hunting at Nyamazane Game Ranch please contact us below

Give Us a Call

+27 (0)72 506 7694

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info@nyamanzanegameranch.co.za