Nicknamed “the Black Death” and “Widowmaker”, the Cape buffalo is one of the most unpredictable and formidable adversaries a dangerous game hunter can face. It is also the most popular member of the Big Five in terms of trophy hunting.
The Sable is inarguably one of the most handsome antelope species on the continent. This large, near-horselike creature boasts spectacular curved horns and a dramatically contrasted coat of black and white.
Revered for its spectacular spiraled horns and attractive markings, the kudu is one of Southern Africa’s most iconic antelopes and sought-after plains game trophies. These imposing animals are typically hunted in the mountains.
Gemsbok (Oryx) is widely hunted for their spectacular horns that average 85 cm (33 in) in length. From a distance, the only outward difference between males and females is their horns, and many hunters mistake females for males each year. In males, horns tend to be thicker with larger bases. Females have slightly longer, thinner horns. These animals are hunted in the open grass plains.
Nyala is definitely one of the most beautiful animals Africa has to offer. The males have dark grey to black skin with white stripes. Nyala is also part of the spiral horn family and a client favorite to hunt at Tollie’s African Safaris.
The red lechwe is a medium-sized antelope exhibiting characteristic dark markings on the forelegs. His body slants forward as his front shoulders are lower than his croup. While game ranches have provided limited populations of this sought-after trophy, the sustainable herds of lechwe are found primarily in the Okavango Delta of Botswana and the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, but we offer our clients beautiful Red Lechwe in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
The Vaal Rhebuck is considered by most as one of the most challenging South African antelope to hunt. This wonderful species occurs high in the mountains. They have a long, thin neck leading up to the head. The head is dominated by larger than usual eyes, a big rubber-like black nose, and very long pointed upright ears. The body is covered by a grey wool-like coat, similar to that of a jackrabbit. The underparts are white in color. Only the males have spike-like straight black horns that stand upright.
The blue wildebeest (or ‘brindled gnu’) is a popular inclusion in plains game packages that cater to both beginner and expert hunters. Its image is synonymous with the Serengeti of East Africa. This bizarre-looking ‘beest’ makes a fine trophy and is typically found in habitats of acacia savanna and short grass plains.
The Impala is one of the most common antelope species on the continent, with a range that stretches across most of Sub-Saharan Africa. This highly successful browser and grazer are available in all the areas where we conduct our hunting safaris, ensuring an attractive available staple.