Some background information on Kudu Adventure safaris of South Africa, the pride of Alex Duvenage.

About

Kudu Adventure Safaris has been making dream hunting safaris in Africa a reality for over 15 years. The company was founded by Alex Duvenage. Alex grew up on a farm in the North West province where he developed a passion for hunting and the outdoors since a very early age.

Over the past decade and a half, thousands of trophy animals have been taken with a large number of satisfied clients in a great number of different safari areas in South Africa as well as in the countries of Botswana and Zimbabwe. We strive to make your hunting safari the unforgettable adventure it can be.

  • Over Fifteen Years Experience
  • Big Five & Plains Game
  • Quality Hunting Safaris
  • Commitment to each client
  • Rifle Hunting
  • Bow Hunting
  • Based in South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Zimbabwe

Rifle Hunting

Rifle hunting is the most popular hunting method employed in Southern Africa. This type of hunting is available in all of the different areas where Kudu Adventure Safaris have concessions. As a general rule of thumb we would recommend a caliber with which you are comfortable as long as it is larger than .270 in the case of plains game hunting.

If you are going to pursue a member of the "Big Five" - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant rhino, or one of the other dangerous game animals - hippo or crocodile. The minimum caliber allowed by law in the various countries of Southern Africa is a .375.

Bow Hunting

If you’re a serious Bow hunter, South Africa is the place to hunt. Very few hunters who have brought their bows to South Africa have left disappointed. Kudu Adventure Safaris, personal service and commitment to excellence is second to none. We have a high success rate on trophy animals and quality bow hunting experience. The average shot distance is 22 yards or less and blinds are strategically placed to maximize bow opportunities. The style of hunting provides excellent spot and stalk opportunities for hunters. Nevertheless the terrain for bow hunting in Africa is excellent.

Anatomy and shot placement on African animals is different than on North American big game. An arrow tucked behind the shoulder may be perfect placement for an Elk, but on most African animals will result a single lung or “paunch” hit. Professional Hunters will discuss shot placement before your hunt, but good reference books are available and are recommended for the first time Africa Hunter.

Most bow hunters are surprised at the size and the strength of African animals, but a well placed arrow is deadly on a 1 600 pound Eland as it is on a 150 pound whitetail deer Heavy arrows and sturdy fixed blade broad-heads are strongly recommended.

Bird Hunting

Kudu Adventure Safaris conducts it's bird hunting in the Free State Province, roughly in the middle of South Africa. Due to a diverse habitat and mixed farming practices, we can boast with the biggest variety of shootable game birds in the country. These birds range from the humble common quail to the impressive spur wing goose.

We shoot the following game bird species in our part of the country: Guinea fowl, francolin (two species), quail, Egyptian and Spur wing geese, three species of duck, rock pigeon and three species of doves. We start shooting rock pigeons and doves from the beginning of February and continue to do so right through the shooting season. We start shooting the upland game birds and waterfowl from the middle of April and up to the end of August.

The pigeon and dove shooting is high volume stuff. One could expect clients to shoot between 300 and 800 shots per day, with a kill rate of 20 % to 60 %, depending on the skill of the hunter. The best time of the year to shoot pigeons and doves is from the beginning of March to the middle of June. For the Egyptian and Spur wing geese one could expect a bag of between 5 and 10 birds per hunter per outing, with the official bag limit of 10 birds /gun/day. We shoot them from pit blinds and decoy them in to the guns. With ducks, once again, one could expect a bag of 5 to 10 birds/gun/day. Ducks are shot on and near smaller dams and pans, from hides, and sometimes decoyed. The best time of the year to hunt ducks and geese is from May to end of August.

The francolin and guinea fowl are either walked up over German short-haired pointers or driven, especially towards the end of the season. Although the driven shooting can be very spectacular and successful, we prefer to walk them up over the dogs. One could expect a bag of 7 to 10 birds/gun/day. The best time for guinea fowl and francolin is from end of April to the end of August.

I would recommend 5 to 6 shooting days per safari. Please take note that we don’t shoot on Sundays. The clients will fly here (to Bloemfontein Airport) and back over weekends and would thus only lose one working week. It will give the clients more than enough time to sample everything we have on offer.

Disabled Hunting

We believe that anyone with a handicap or disability should be able to continue hunting if they want to. Whether it's loss of limb function or mobility any handicap or disability. Whether it be a wheelchair, elderly or any other physical impairment. We offer the specially-abled outdoor hunting enthusiast a dream experience in order to overcome nature’s challenges.

Kudu Adventure Safaris has years of experience with disabled hunters. Over the years we have secured many concessions with wheelchair friendly lodges and hides. Our well equipped vehicles will ensure your comfort and safety. We pride ourselves in offering disabled hunters the opportunity to hunt in some of the greatest landscapes in Africa and make it our mission to ensure that they have an enjoyable time while doing so.

Photographic safaris & tours

All of our photo safaris & tours in South Africa are handled by African Sky, a small company who has been offering quality tours & safaris in Southern African for over a decade and a half. You are welcome to contact them directly and to make necessary arrangements directly with them.



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