Madubula Safaris Hunt Report
Country : South Africa, East Cape
PH: Vlam Myberg
I am just back from a 10 day hunt in South Africa with my wife. This trip was our 30th anniversary present to each other, and we hunted together the entire trip, 2x1 with our PH Vlam Myberg. This was my 8th safari in Africa, but I hadn’t been back to South Africa since 2002. I’ve also hunted Zimbabwe and Namibia in the past, but returning to South Africa was great.
This was a relatively low key plains game hunt, with a few new species on our list, but mostly just a chance to enjoy hunting animals we have hunted previously. I can’t say enough good things about Madubula and Vlam Myberg. An absolutely first rate group, who had things well organized and executed throughout the trip.
We hunted in the Baviaans River Conservancy, and absolutely huge free range concession in the Winterberg mountains. I had hunted this area briefly on one of my very first trips to Africa many years ago, and it was a pleasure to return and spend more time in this region. The terrain is somewhat similar to the mountains of the Utah, Colorado and Montana with some really steep, mostly open hillside with thick, heavily vegetated canyon bottoms. A few pictures will give you a better idea.
There are active cattle and sheep ranches throughout the conservancy, but these low fences have little impact on game movement. The conservancy is over 220,000 acres, and the photos show only a tiny fraction of the area.
Overall, we took 8 animals. We used two Kimber rifles, one in 30.06 and the other 300 win mag. My wife shot the 30.06, and I shot the 300 predominantly, although I “borrowed” her 30.06 once.
On to the pictures….
The Red Lechwe was one of our target species for this hunt, and my wife made a great shot on this beautiful animal.
A zebra was also on her list, and will make a great rug in our trophy room.
A caracal, or lynx, was at the top of my list for this trip.
I'll post a few more pictures later. The East Cape is a great hunting destination for a first safari, or even for the safari veteran. We had a great trip.