Ermelo - this is the area where I live together with my wife and daughter, and it is located roughly 220km’s east of Johannesburg. Being located on the highveldt (1700 above sea level) it is primarily grass land with some bush cover. Much of the hunting taking place in the area are on open farms and it is my main area for hunting the small predators. It is also an excellent area for Fallow Deer and we regularly harvest deer over 30". Other species in the area are Blecbuck, Black Wildebeest, Springbuck, Zebra, Oribi, Vaal Rhebuck and Klipspringer.
Mkhunyane – a further 160 km’s east of Ermelo.
Consist of 6700hectares mixed biotop, from grassland via riverine,tropical forest, lowveldt to wetland, very undulated and a lasting memory simply to have travelled. There are very few roads on the farm which instils the feeling of untouched wilderness.
Here we hunt all the other common bushveldt species such as Kudu, Impala, Zebra,Waterbuck, Nyala, Bushbock and several other.
The area have a huge variety of birds and so far a total of 235 different species has been identified.
When we hunt this area we use the camp on the farm. The accommodation is comfortable with hot water and daily laundry service. The normal procedure is that we have all the meals in camp with time for a mid-day rest between the outings.
A highlight is to sit around the camp fire under the stars each evening and discuss the events of the day and take in the African sounds.
Natal – the area around the Jozini Dam
A further 120 km’s east, from here there is only another 100-120km’s for those who wants to combine with deep sea fishing or a few days at the ocean.
This is my number one area for warthogs and big Nyalas. Altogether roughly 12.000 hectares, bordering the 17.000 hectares big dam. The dam offers very exciting fishing for tiger fish for those who wishes. Always lots of warthogs, Nyala, Impala and Wildebeest and many other species. The area has Elephant, Rhino (black and white) and Buffalo so it is always exciting to be in the area. Here we self-cater in very comfortable camps and enjoys the magic of the time around the camp fire, listening to the sounds of Africa.
Karoo – Located in the Northern Cape Province and consist of 13.000 hectares of undulating terrain. Best known for Springbuck and Oryx, but offers a huge variety of species including a few ”exotics” such as Lechwe, Vaal Rhebuck and Scimitar horned oryx. Excellent area for reduction hunting of Springbuck. Should not be combined with any of the other areas due to the fact that it is located in the opposite direction. I normally meet and greet at the airport in Johannesburg and then we drive the 650 km’s together to the hunting destination.
The alternative is to connect and fly domestic either to Kimberly or Bloemfontein and i’ll meet up there for the final drive to the destination.