Nyala bull pic

Outstanding Nyala & Bushbuck Areas

Dear Friends

We have the very best hunting areas in SA for the elusive Nyala and its mysterious cousin, the Cape Bushbuck. The Nyala occurs naturally in the southern and eastern regions of Southern Africa, in Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The most prolific populations by far are found in South Africa, primarily in the eastern regions of Kwa Zulu Natal province. Nyala have been introduced to a number of regions in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana which is not their natural habitat, thus the quality of the animals and the hunting experience is not what it should be. The word Nyala is a Zulu term for “the sly or shifty one”, which is perfectly fitting to this species, especially with regard to big old bulls which normally live solitary lives until they encounter a cow ready to breed. Nyala are striking animals at a glance, however upon closer inspection their beauty is astounding which is why many hunters opt to have their prized animal full mounted. The Nyala is part of the prized spiral horned family, which includes Kudu, Bongo, Sitatunga, eland and bushbuck. This year and in previous years we have taken some truly spectacular Nyala in our premier Kwa Zulu Natal areas.


Kwa Zulu Natal is also home to exceptional Cape Bushbuck. We hunt this extremely shy and cunning spiral horn antelope in the Umkomaas Valley and in the Natal Midlands where we have excellent hunting very close to our office HQ. The bushbuck is well known for its aggressiveness, and many hounds like Jack Russell’s and Fox Terriers have suffered the wrath of a wounded Bushbuck with fatal consequences. The Cape Bushbuck is especially wary and secretive, taking one slow step at a time, sometimes standing dead still for painstakingly long periods. Bagging a Cape Bushbuck is definitely an awesome accomplishment and the trackers excitement is testament to this. The SCI record book still has many CVS entries in the top 20 listings.

Our Kwa Zulu Natal areas offer a wide variety of species in addition to Bushbuck and Nyala. Around the CVS HQ (my home) we hunt Vaal Rhebok, Mountain and Common Reedbuck, Waterbuck, Bushpig, Nyala, excellent Bushbuck, Gray Duiker, Black Wildebeest, Blesbok and a variety of other species. The Umkomaas valley is a Nyala and Bushbuck paradise along with Kudu, Hartebeest, Springbok, Waterbuck and many more species. Our Zululand area on the East Coast is phenomenal for Nyala hunting and this is also where we hunt for the rare pygmy species – Red Duiker and Livingstone’s Suni. Zululand is also where we have taken some of our very biggest Leopard, excellent Common reedbuck, Bushpig, Warthog, Spotted Hyena, Crocodile, Hippo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Kudu and other species.

Please don’t hestitate to contact us regarding the awesome safari options in Kwa Zulu Natal. We will be at DSC – booth number 3212. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New year.

Wishing you all happy hunting.

With best personal regards,

Hans Vermaak and the CVS Team