What is a typical hunt like?

With Shikwaru Hunting, our utmost priority is to accommodate your dreams! Our hunts start early in the morning, greeting the sunrise after a light breakfast and coffee. Every hunt is accompanied by a Professional Hunter (PH) that will be with you, to guide you, and help you find and take home the trophy of your dreams. ​​​​

Depending on your choice of
hunt: bow or rifle, your PH will either guide you on a hiking hunt or set you up in a blind where there have been sightings of your choice animals.

Each hunt includes a cooler box of drinks, water, and light snacks. These will help to replenish you during long hiking hunt through the bush, or give you an extra boost during a quite wait in a blind.

All hunt day fees include:

  • ​Light breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Cooler
  • Non-alcoholic beverages.

What are trophy options?


Once a trophy has been won, measurements will be taken, and your PH will set up photos so that you will have  beautiful memories of your prize!

The animals will be transported to our butchery, where our expert team of skinners will prepare your trophy for the desired mount.

Once skinned, cleaned, and salted, your trophy will be transported to our taxidermist where the rest of the process will take place.

The meat of every hunt at Shikwaru Hunting is utilized by Shikwaru Lodge within the restaurant. You may even eat the game from your hunting trophy!

Meat not utilized by the restaurant is donated locally.

What safety procedures are in place to have a safe hunt?

Shikwaru Hunting follows strict firearm and bow safety procedures and guidelines set by our internal policies and South African governmental standards.

Hunters will never be with any weapons without a PH present. ​

Before every hunt, rifles and bows are checked by our professional staff for quality assurance.

At the start of your hunt, bow or rifle, you will be taken to a shooting range to sight your weapon of choice.

Once these tests and safety procedures have been gone over, you will begin your journey into the bush.

Children attending a hunt must always be accompanied by a parent or guardian, along with their PH.

Get started in booking a trip

To book a hunt, send an email to: hunting@shikwaru.co.za. In your email, please include as many details as possible.​ For example…

  • ​Will you be hunting solo?
  • How big will your hunting party be?
  • Will you be hunting with a rifle or a bow?
  • What animals would you prefer to hunt?
  • What time of year are you hoping to book?

​These details will help us to serve you and assist in getting your perfect hunt together.​​​​

Check your passport to ensure it is not out of date. The process to secure a passport can be long. You should get started on this far before your hunt date. You will not need to worry about a travel visa, as you are allowed to enter South Africa as a visitor for up to 3 months.

Supporting Your Dream Hunt

Shikwaru Hunting will also provide you with skilled trackers and skinner for you to utilize as each step of your adventure progresses.
Dream Hunt

Professional Hunters

Walking Hunt

Our expert staff at Shikwaru is educated and knowable in their fields.

Our Professional Hunters are ready to take you on a hunt that is sure to end in your dream trophy while our Lodge staff will make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. ​​​

Shikwaru Hunting will also provide you with skilled trackers and skinners to utilize as each step of your adventure progresses.

We take care of all your needs, from the preparation of your trophies to the treatment and transportation of all hides and trophies to a
world class taxidermist.

Bring gear

Mathews Bow

If you prefer to hunt with your personal gear, you are welcome to bring it with you. There is paper work involved in bringing firearms through South African customs.​​​

Shikwaru Hunting is equipped with an array of rifles, bows and cross bows to suit your hunting needs.

Professional Game Breeding Program

Breeding generates revenue through sales and continues to grow our animal herds here on our farm. ​​​

We take the utmost care and precautions to ensure a safe and stress-free environment for both our guests and the animals in the area during our hunting excursions.

All Your Hunting Needs

Shikwaru Hunting will take care of you and your party from the time you arrive in South Africa until the end of your adventure with us.
Trophy Hunt

Previous Hunts

Every hunt is completely unique. The stories, memories and trophy’s are all different and personal.
Don’t just take our word for it. Check out what some of our clients’ trophies!

For any further inquiries or for a detailed price list please send us
Note: Other species can be arranged

Previous Hunts Gallery

Professional Game Breeding Program

Breeding generates revenue through sales and continues to grow our animal herds here on our farm.

We take the utmost care and precautions to ensure a safe and stress-free environment for both our guests and the animals in the area during our hunting excursions.

 

Hunting Paradise

Our 6,000 hectare (14,825 acres) hunting  area is malaria free and lies in the summer rainfall zone.

We offer hunting safaris with world-class access to plains game, catering to the rifle and the bow hunter alike!