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Hunting

IT IS ALWAYS A GOOD TIME TO HUNT IN THE KALAHARI!!!

Whether in the great outdoors or in the comfort of our accommodation, you can be assured of an authentic and unforgettable experience. You will be confronted with Africa in its purest form when you embark on a hunt of the most spectacular animals of the Kalahari wilderness.

Our hunting season runs from the 1st of March until October the 31st.

Temperatures during March & April vary between 10 ̊C to 35 ̊C, May to August (wintertime) 0 ̊C to 30 ̊ C and September & October 5 ͦ C to 30 ̊ C. The Kalahari sun could be quite harsh so we recommend a wide brimmed hat with good sunblock (at least SPF30) for hunts all year around.

Go to www.weathersa.co.za (Upington) for more information on the weather.

You can organize your flight directly to Upington International Airport via OR Tambo (JHB) or Cape Town International where we will meet you at the airport in Upington and bring you comfortably to the hunting location which is just a 20 minute drive from the airport.

A RESPONSIBLE HUNTING EXPERIENCE

Our hunting season runs from the 1 March until 31 October each year. Hunting expeditions at Christiana are led by experienced and well-trained professional hunters (PH’s) and trackers, ensuring a prime experience. We cater for all levels of hunting experience – from seasoned to amateur hunters, as well as children

The hunting area is vast and expansive therefore allowing mainly for hunting from 4×4 vehicles, walk and stalk as well as hunting from hides.  The vastness of the hunting area , 7000ha (117297 acres) coupled with the varied topography makes every hunt different from red sand dunes to open plateaus to deep thorny ravines the environment is not only aesthetically pleasing, but offers a different challenge on every hunt.

THE FOLLOWING PLAINS GAME SPECIES CAN BE HUNTED AT CHRISTIANA

  • Sable Antelope
  • Blue Wildebeest
  • Golden Wildebeest
  • Blesbok
  • Gemsbok
  • Golden Gemsbok
  • Yellow Blesbok
  • Red Hartebeest
  • Steenbok
  • Zebra
  • Spingbok
  • Black Springbok
  • Copper Springbok

RIFLE RECOMMENDATIONS

The smallest calibre allowed for plains game is .243. Commonly available and effective cartridges include .243 Winchester, .270 Winchester, 7mm Remmington, 7 x 57 Mauser, .308 Winchester, 30-06 Springfield and .300 Magnum.

Most shooting on the plains game will range between 100 – 300 meters.

Before each hunt all hunters will be able to zero their rifles on the shooting range. The targets at the shooting range varies between 25m and 400m.

Please note that rifles would also be available for rental at the hunting locations.