The Southerner’s Guide to Safari Planning!
If you ask most Southern sportsmen and women if they would like to hunt Africa, they will tell you yes, but that they also feel a bit overwhelmed at the idea of it all, but with a little planning and preparation your Safari Dreams can be a reality! Here are five tips to help you with the…
“I’ll Have A Double!”:Tanzania
The world’s largest wildlife migration on Earth occurs in The Serengeti in Tanzania, where over 750,000 zebras and 1.2 million wildebeest cross this unique landscape to follow the growing grass. I could migrate the 7839 miles to Tanzania and see this for myself or I could walk to the next room and mix myself one of these two drinks.
Hemingway’s Secret African Passion..Wingshooting
“Bwana! Bwana! Ganga Namaqua!” The swift flying birds were dive bombing the small watering hole. Ernest, who was lazily sitting against a large boulder, was busy watching giraffes slowly move through acacia trees, along with a herd of nearby grazing zebras. He had been waiting for the…
Grant’s Gazelle in Tanzania
“Clean miss”! I heard the words almost instantly after I squeezed the trigger on what I would later learn was an excellent Grant’s gazelle. “The bullet went right over his back,” my Professional Hunter JP Van Wyngaard yelled as we rushed to catch up with the ram that was now moving quickly away from us. I shook…
South African Adventure: Pt.3
It's now Saturday, May 28th. With one successful hunt now under our belt, our energy was renewed to continue our buff hunt. Even better, a new group of daggas has been detected having moved into the area. As we track them, we see that they are looking for water but hitting the pools that have now dried…
Tigers on the Zambezi
I was trying to balance on the front platform of the 17-foot bass boat with the waters of the great Zambezi River flowing underneath as we drifted with the current. I had just finished another strip retrieve and lifted my 8-weight rod to do a water haul to load the rod and cast back up river to…
Five Quotes About Hunting Cape Buffalo
It’s difficult to put into words the appeal of hunting the great buffalo of Africa ,but make no mistake; they demand respect. The following quotes hammer home the reality of hunting Cape Buffalo, but those that have done it and survived will tell you the risk is worth the reward.
South African Adventure: Pt.1
We land Saturday, May 21,2016 in Johannesburg to the smiles and hugs of Mr. X. And any concerns regarding the handling of our guns, and all the necessary paperwork to bring them into and use in South Africa, are once again dismissed by his management and expertise. With all the appropriate paperwork filled out, we are then greeted by a very sweet man and friend, Maurice, our driver to and from the airport to Afton House.