KwaZulu-Natal Areas

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Plains Game Concession

KwaZulu-Natal Areas

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Home to, amongst others, the sought after Nyala and Bushbuck as well as Common Reedbuck, the Big 4 and the smaller species like Red Duiker and Suni, our areas in the province of KwaZulu Natal (off the east coast of South Africa) are diverse and offer challenging and exciting hunting.

Northern Zululand

46 000 Acres of spectacular country side with steep valleys and rolling hills, thickly wooded gorges & gullies, open areas, Umkuze River frontage and riverine vegetation as well as savannah woodlands. This area is beautiful, you will not tire of the views which change around every corner, especially as you head further east.

This area is home to the LARGEST POPULATION OF BUFFALO ON PRIVATE LAND IN SOUTH AFRICA! It is estimated that over 1 500 Buffalo roam this area. The Buffalo hunting is world class from every point of view. This is also a phenomenal area for Nyala, Kudu and other plains game. Ideal for the serious trophy collector and family safaris.

The lodge is 5 Star comprising 6 luxury rooms, each with own bathroom. The swimming pool is located on the wooden deck alongside the covered patio lounge area and the bar. There is a beautiful lounge and inside dining area. The deck offers stunning views over the Zululand bushveld. Extremely well trained staff, top notch service and superb dining.

• Species: Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard, Black and White Rhino, Hippo, Crocodile, Kudu, Nyala, Impala, Blue Wildebeest, Warthog, Zebra, Waterbuck, Grey Duiker, Red Duiker, Baboon, Bushpig, Bushbuck, Blesbok, Brown Hyena, Giraffe.

• Low risk Malaria area – prophylactics are advised

• Suitable for Rifle hunting

• 4 Hours drive from Durban King Shaka Airport

• There is a landing strip for private charters

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KwaMajola Conservancy

CVS has partnered with the KwaMajola district Community in the heart of traditional Zululand and created a unique destination which we look forward to sharing with you! This is an area well-know to us as we called it home for a long time. The country, the people and this region of the KwaZulu Natal Province of South Africa has a unique feel about it, which is very different to the rest of Zululand to the east, where most hunters have travelled to. Five of the CVS trackers still live in this area. This Conservancy will benefit the local community, the wildlife and the amazing ecosystem in this beautiful mountainous thornveld region!

In an attempt to best describe the KwaMajola Conservancy, we say it resembles Masailand in Tanzania, where one encounters wildlife, cattle, herdsmen and villages. There is no hunting area like this in South Africa! The Zulu people here still uphold their age old traditions and beliefs. Some of the trails you will walk on are centuries old. These were carved into the valleys by the ancestors of the Zulu people who live here today. The regional Chief – named Chief Mthembu (who has a few million subjects falling under his authority) is a great supporter of ours and has blessed our camp and the project and we have become friends.

The KwaMajola Conservancy & Safari Area is home to Nyala, Kudu, Bushbuck, Giraffe, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Impala, Bushpig, Warthog, Grey Duiker, Caracal, Jackal and Baboon. Cape Eland can be hunted nearby. Leopard and Spotted Hyena are present but are not on the quota – which is conservative. The hunting is challenging, rewarding and exciting and the countryside is magnificent with endless vistas. Hunting Nyala, Kudu and Bushbuck here requires patience and involves glassing of the many valley and canyon slopes. Walking is at your pace however some of the most productive valleys are accessibly by vehicle because of the good road network we’ve set up. Taking advantage of the high ground is the most effective way to hunt here. Success rates on Kudu, Nyala, Wildebeest, Zebra and Impala are high.

Our comfortable tented camp, situated near the Umsuluzi River, is clean, functional and more than comfortable with all the amenities that one needs in a safari camp. You will be accommodated in large, fully equipped classic safari tents. Each of the 3 tents has its own private ablutions comprising a flush toilet, hand basin etc and an open air “Hemingway style” bucket-shower which is equipped with proper drainage, floor mats etc. Your private shower and flush toilet are located just a few meters from your safari tent and the walkway is well lit at night. Lighting is solar powered. There is a lounge & dining tent near the campfire area under a beautiful Acacia tree canopy!  The massive boulder which is used as our outdoor bar and snack counter is the very same one that the men of the community and CVS gathered around at our inaugural meeting! We have a tented kitchen area from which our camp Chef will spoil you with delicious meals which will include some traditional South African cuisine!

Excellent bird shooting is available nearby as an add on to the safari and there are added attractions for observers who may enjoy some day trips to Weenen Game Reserve and Nambiti Game Reserve to photograph and view wildlife, including the Big 5.

• Zero malaria in this region

• Suitable for Rifle hunting

• Just 1 hour 30 min drive from Pietermaritzburg Airport

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Central Zululand

In the land of Shaka Zulu, this hunting area is situated in the heart of Zululand, just inland from the Indian Ocean on the East Coast of South Africa. This region of Zululand has many tourist attractions which makes this camp a firm favourite for family safaris because it offers a multitude of activities in the surrounding area on days when some folks don’t wish to accompany the hunters. Our concession is one of the very few destinations where the elusive forest dwelling pygmy species such as Suni and Red Duiker can be hunted, along with a variety of other species such as Nyala (this area has excellent Nyala), Buffalo, Crocodile, Hippo, Impala, Spotted Hyena, Leopard, Waterbuck, Kudu, Common Reedbuck, Warthog, Bushpig, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra and more! The topography of this 45 000-acre area varies from thickly wooded sceric sand forests to grassy open plains, wooded hills and valleys! The majority of this area is low fence hunting which is attractive to many of our guests. The lodge offers 5 Star luxury tented accommodation with a central thatched dining area, outside campfire and boma, swimming pool and a comfortable lounge. Meals and service are excellent!

• This area is a low risk malaria area, prophylactics are advised

• Airstrip for charter planes 15 minutes’ drive from the lodge & the nearest commercial airport is 1 hour 30 minutes’ drive

• Conservative sustainable annual hunting quotas

• Suitable for rifle or bow hunting

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Kwa Zulu Natal Midlands – CVS Base

The midlands region is just 1 hr 20 minutes drive east of Durban’s King Shaka Airport on South Africa’s east coast. We are based just a short drive from the small town of Hilton. We do hunt some fenced game reserves depending on the species being pursued, however the main focus in this region is to hunt on low fenced farms and conservancies for Common and Mountain Reedbuck, excellent Bushbuck, Vaal Rhebok, Blesbok, Bushpig, Eland, Grey duiker and from time to time Waterbuck and Oribi. We can also hunt a variety of other species a bit further away such as Red Hartebeest, Nyala, Black and Blue Wildebeest, Tsessebe, Springbok and more. The majestic Drakensberg mountain range which is often covered in snow during our winter months’ towers over the midlands and a fair amount of hunting is conducted in the beautiful foothills. Our guests are either accommodated at our base or in a country hotel nearby. There is plenty to see and do in this area and it offers some excellent trout fishing if there is time.

• No malaria in this region

• Nearest commercial airport 1 hour 20 min drive away – Durban’s King Shaka Airport

• Conservative sustainable annual hunting quotas

• Suitable for rifle hunting

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