Hunting in South Africa
Hunting on Olivewoods Game Farm due to its unique setting and conservation outlook is by way of rifles or the bow method, and in all cases the walk and stalk method of pursue is practised with a one on one hunter professional hunter approach offering individual attention. Should the client’s preference not be attainable or available on Olivewoods Game Farm, the resident professional hunter being the son of the father (the outfitter) will have numerous alternate locations at his disposal to satisfy your trophy requirements.
Hunting in South Africa is possible through the year but the preferred periods during the year are from May through to September. English is the predominant language with South Africans having renowned reputations for their friendly and hospitable approaches. Olivewoods Game Farm offers the discerning hunter the option of most varieties of African antelope excluding those that are of danger to mankind and all the required facilities are available including abattoir, cold room, salt room and capers.
Olivewoods Game Farm has a dedicated Port Elizabeth based taxidermist of international status at its service who can be visited by arrangement prior to departing to the farm to view its completed sculptures for international and local clients who will on behalf of our client arrange all relative export permits and shipping requirements to their specified destination worldwide. Olivewoods Game Farm is centrally located amongst the mecca of internationally renowned malaria free game reserves and no prior medical precautions are necessary. Should our guests wish to incorporate alternate visits to potentially view the “BIG FIVE” or for want of change of scenery, relative arrangements can be made at short notice.
Should our guests have a flair for fishing, deep sea boat excursions can be arranged generally from the port of Port Elizabeth with other local venues being available which normally operate off the beach through the surf line or exiting river mouths
Olivewoods Game Farm boasts a generous variety of African game which roams freely over non-fenced landscapes of mountains, valleys, woods and luscious green plains. It is an excellent ecosystem for antelope such as bush buck, blue duiker and cape grey buck, some of the smallest protected South African species of antelope which can only be found within this area. Other species on the farm are Kudu, Nyala, Zebra, Reedbuck, Mountain Reedbuck, Impala, Eland, Blesbuck, Blue Wildebees, Waterbuck, Rooihartebees, Bushpig, Warthog, Baboon and Vervet Monkey. The occasional Rooikat [Lynx] and Jackal is also to be found.
There is also a large diversity of South African bird life to be found here for the discerning bird watcher. Marabou, Hammerkop, Blue Crane being the South African national bird, Guineafowel, Red Necked Francolin, Secretary Bird, Black Eagle, Martial Eagle, Crowned Eagle, African Fish Eagle, Knysna Loerie, Grey Loerie, Malachite Kingfisher, Brown Hooded Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Giant Kingfisher, Olive Woodpecker, Crowned Hornbill, Malachite Sunbird, Collared Sunbird and Hoopoe. There are plenty of walking and mountain biking trails to enjoy nature up close and to observe game through the day.
Upon the conclusion of your stay at Olivewoods Game farm, should you wish to tour South Africa further and depending on your preference, we are able to by arrangement provide you with alternate destinations to visit and explore of which there are an abundance of or you can simply log on to www.satourism.co.za where you shall find numerous places of interest to suite your needs.