Hunting Eastern Cape
Nestled in the heart of the Eastern Cape Province, along the Blue Crane Route and within the Cacadu District, the Reserve is a mere 2 hour drive from Port Elizabeth Airport and the Indian Ocean’s « Sunshine Coast » renowned worldwide for its excellent surfing as well as deep sea fishing around Jeffrey’s Bay and Cape St Francis.
The region was initially populated, centuries ago by the hunter-gatherers Khoi-San tribes. Evidence of this can be seen today where Bushmen imprinted their paintings on the rock faces under which they used to take shelter. In the early 1800s hardy European settlers, including French Huguenots, moved into the area. The historic city of Graaff-Reinet, a 2h drive from the hunting concession, concentrates some of their heritage.
The hunting area encompasses a long stretch of mountains and hills, East/West oriented, and includes 7 Km of the Voël River which has carved a deep canyon through the ancient landscape. The mountains and valleys creating various tributaries, contributes to the catchment of the Voël River, ultimately flowing into Darlington Dam, thus making it an exceptionally water-rich reserve within the Karoo area. The typical climate of the Lower Karoo area is continental, yet with a lesser temperature variance. The winters are dry and cold, however, sub-zero nights remain exceptional. The summers are hot interspersed with thunderstorms. This hunting area enjoys a minimum of 300 days of sun per year.
African Dreams Hunting Safaris can provide quality hunting safaris in Eastern Cape, South Africa. A client can expect the same top-notch service, accommodation, and attention to detail that has become our benchmark in throughout Africa. If hunting in the Eastern Cape is at the top of your menu, a full and detailed quotation is yours for the asking.