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  • Limpopo
    of total SA area 10 3 Limpopo is the northern most province of South Africa The capital is Polokwane formerly named Pietersburg The province was formed from the northern region of Transvaal Province in 1994 and initially named Northern Transvaal The following year it was renamed Northern Province which remained the name until 11 July 2003 when the name of the province was formally changed to the name of its most important river on the border with Zimbabwe and Botswana Limpopo Province shares international borders with three countries Botswana Zimbabwe and Mozambique The province is the link between South Africa and countries further afield in sub Saharan Africa The province is at the centre of regional national and international developing markets The province contains much of the Waterberg Biosphere a UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve The Waterberg Biosphere a massif of approximately 15 000 km2 5 800 sq mi is the first region in the northern part of South Africa to be named as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO The massif was shaped by hundreds of millions of years of riverine erosion to yield diverse bluff and butte landforms The Waterberg ecosystem can be characterised as a dry deciduous forest or Bushveld Within the Waterberg archaeological finds date to the Stone Age Nearby are early evolutionary finds related to the origin of humans The bushveld is cattle country where extensive ranching operations are often supplemented by controlled hunting About 80 of South Africa s hunting industry is found in Limpopo Sunflowers cotton maize and peanuts are cultivated in the Bela Bela and Modimolle areas Modimolle is also known for its table grape crops Tropical fruit such as bananas litchis pineapples mangoes and pawpaws as well as a variety of nuts are grown in the Tzaneen and Makhado areas Tzaneen is also

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  • Mpumalanga
    s land area In the north it borders on Limpopo to the west Gauteng to the southwest the Free State and to the south KwaZulu Natal The capital is Nelspruit recently renamed to Mbombela Prior to 1994 Mpumalanga was part of Transvaal Province The Drakensberg Escarpment divides Mpumalanga into a westerly half consisting mainly of high altitude grassland called the Highveld and an eastern half situated in low altitude subtropical Lowveld Bushveld mostly savanna habitat The southern half of the Kruger National Park is situated in the latter region The Drakensberg exceeds heights of 2000m in most places with this central region of Mpumalanga being very mountainous These regions have alpine grasslands and small pockets of Afromontane Forest The Lowveld is relatively flat with interspersed rocky outcrops The Lebombo Mountains form a low range in the far east forming the border with Mozambique The Lowveld is subtropical due to its proximity to the warm Indian Ocean and latitude The Highveld is comparatively much cooler due to its altitude of 2300m to 1700m above sea level The Drakensberg Escarpment receives the most precipitation with all other areas being moderately well watered by mostly summer thunderstorms The Highveld often experiences severe frost whilst the Lowveld is mostly frost free Winter rainfall is rare except for some drizzle on the escarpment The differences in climate are demonstrated below by the capital Nelspruit which is in the Lowveld located just an hour from Belfast on the Highveld Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park is situated in this province previously known as Gaza Kruger Gonarezhou Transfrontier Park This international game park brings together some of the best and most established wildlife areas in southern Africa The park is managed as an integrated unit across an unprecedented three international boundaries which includes the Kruger National Park South Africa

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  • Kwazulu Natal
    areas of unspoilt Bushveld from savannah grasslands to steep cliffs and towering canyons in the mountains this majestic reserve welcomes the traveller in search of a unique and fulfilling experience The hunting consessions are located in the Dundee area and near Pongola area of Kwazulu Natal Province The Lodges offers accommodation from 5 to a maximum of 10 guests in well appointed rooms and en suite bathrooms You will be treated to fine South African dining Evening will be spent sitting around the camp fire swopping stories Close to Pongola are Jozini dam where tiger fishing can be offered The fishing excursion to do some fishing gives a welcome break from hunting One can also visit the Battle fields at Rourke s Drift and Blood river This part of the country is often referred to as the Natal midlands and is one of the country s up and coming hunting areas With a wide variety of plains game and diversity of terrain from the Drakensberg Mountains South Africa s highest mountain range to spectacular canyons This area now brags the latest South African record for Greater Kudu Historically the area is well remembered for the Anglo Boer and Anglo Zulu wars These battlefields and sites are now a major tourist attraction to the region Many of the decedents of these war veterans and pioneering families own the land where we are likely to hunt The accommodation varies from hunting camps guest cottages to refurbished pioneer homesteads These new hunting areas are producing some of the country s best trophies This area can now brag a 62 and a 63 Kudu taken in the last few years excellent Nyala Eland Gemsbuck and Black Wildebeest Temperature The winter nights can be cold 32 45 F 0 7 C when staying in the

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  • Northern Cape
    international park shared with Botswana The Orange River flows through the province forming the borders with the Free State in the southeast and with Namibia to the northwest The river is also used to irrigate the many vineyards in the arid region near Upington Native speakers of Afrikaans comprise a higher percentage of the population in the Northern Cape than in any other province The Northern Cape s four official languages are Afrikaans Tswana Xhosa and English Minorities speak the other official languages of South Africa and a few people speak Khoisan languages such as Nama and Khwe The provincial motto Sa a aisi uisi We go to a better life is in the N u language of the N n e Khomani people It was South Africa s first officially registered motto in a Khoisan language Subsequently South Africa s national motto Ke e xarra ke was derived from the extinct Northern Cape Xam language In the Northern Cape distances between towns are enormous due to its sparse population Its size is just shy of the size of the American state of Montana and slightly larger than that of Germany The province is dominated by the Karoo Basin The west coast is dominated by the Namaqualand region famous for its spring flowers This area is hilly to mountainous The central areas are generally flat with interspersed salt pans The north is primarily Kalahari Desert characterised by parallel red sand dunes and acacia tree dry savanna Mostly arid to semi arid few areas in the province receive more than 400 mm 16 in of rainfall per annum and the average annual rainfall over the province is 202 mm 8 0 in The west experiences most rainfall in winter while the east receives most of its moisture from late summer thunderstorms

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  • Free State
    of the gentleman s wars There are several battle grounds near Witkop Lodge The Free State is fast becoming a tourist destination in its own right Famous for its warm South African hospitality boerekos traditional Afrikaner farm style cuisine and decidedly slower paced lifestyle this province has become a mecca for holiday makers intent on exploring small town South Africa Known locally as South Africa s bread basket the Free State is cultivated by more than 30 000 farms to produce over 70 of South Africa s grain consumption Some of South Africa s most valued San rock art can be found in the Free State Other key tourism attractions include the annual air show in Bethlehem the Cherry Festival in Ficksburg the Phakisa Nascar event in Welkom and the Fauresmith International Endurence Ride equestrian event The annual Mangaung African Cultural Festival popularly called Macufe is hosted in partnership with the Free State Tourism Authority and the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State The Vredefort Dome 10 km in diameter about 100 km south west of Johannesburg was voted South Africa s seventh World Heritage Site in 2005 Biodiversity Of all the provinces this one presents the classic scene of the sunny field the high lying spacious grass covered prairie land with deep blue African skies majestic cloud formations in summer and a skyline broken by the occasional flat topped koppie hill like mountain The name comes from an upturned tea cup koppie is the Afrikaans derivative for tea cup The Free State experiences a continental climate characterised by warm to hot summers and cool to cold winters Areas in the east experience frequent snowfalls especially on the higher ranges whilst the west can be extremely hot in summer Almost all precipitation falls in the summer months as brief afternoon thunderstorms with aridity increasing towards the west The Free State climate in the summer rainfall region is warm and temperate in the summer but can be relatively cold during the winter months especially towards the eastern mountainous regions where temperatures can drop as low as 9 degrees Celsius The western and southern areas are semi desert The Southern Free State shares the true Karoo semi desert and its barren landscapes while the north is blessed by the liquid gold of the Vaal River The land and its people The Free State is the third largest province in South Africa However it has the second smallest population and the second lowest population density housing some 2 7 million people on about 129 480 km2 of land according to the Mid year population estimates 2011 Many of the towns display a mix of culture clearly evident in street names public buildings monuments and museums Dressed sandstone buildings abound on the Eastern Highlands while beautifully decorated Sotho houses dot the grasslands Some of South Africa s most valued San Bushman rock art is found in the Free State Sesotho is the dominant home language in most of the province Afrikaans dominates in

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  • Other Countries
    of Africa and we would like to share the charms of this friendly destination with you We offer a range of tailor made safaris Our speciality is a classic African hunting safari in our exclusive true wilderness area the achingly beautiful 1 million acre Torra Conservancy in Damaraland North West Namibia From free roaming endemic plainsgame of exceptional trophy quality to Big Game options A total of 26 species are

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  • Namibia
    amount of exceptionally big Kudu Gemsbok Oryx and Springbok in this area Hartmann s Mountain Zebra are abundant and a local speciality Apart from the endemic species occurring naturally in this pristine and protected wilderness area Witkop Safaris also provide hunting on private land Farms are large game is abundant and mostly free roaming We use Bobbejaandam Camp outside Windhoek for great Warthog Red Hartebeest and Eland Trophies on a 16 000 acre farm We can offer hunting all over Namibia wherever your needs are from the red sand dunes in the South to the bushveld bordering the Etosha Park Elusive and rare species are sourced according to the needs of the hunter We have access to some niche products for the discerning Big Game hunter We get a small quota of Lion Elephant Leopard and Cheetah The Torra Conservancy has the highest concentration of Black Rhino anywhere but we have not hunted them yet We are striving to expand our portfolio by obtaining more concession areas offering free roaming big game with Cape Buffalo high on our priority list We already arrange ad hoc hunts tying in with our own plainsgame and big game offerings but we hope to secure our own exclusive areas in the near future Base Camp The campsite near Windhoek is ideally situated to provide you with a easy starting point for a hunt 60 minute drive from Hosea Kutako International Airport and about the same distance from the capital Windhoek The camp it self is on the side of Bobbejaan Dam is a luxury tent camp consisting of 5 x 2 bed luxury tents Each tent has a bathroom with toilet and shower hot water is provided by gas geyser and electricity is provided from solar panels Damaraland Tented Camp A scenic and leisurely

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  • Testimonials
    I thoroughly enjoyed hunting with Jess as well as spending time with his wonderful family The ranch is a perfect environment for hunting with breath taking scenery and the inspiring Witkop Mountain as its signature focal point All of my transportation and amenities were well planned and executed and I always felt very comfortable and relaxed The food was superb and I especially enjoyed the company of Jess as we enjoyed excellent hunting and fun filled camaraderie During this experience I was able to harvest two Red Hartebeest and an Impala This was a wonderful opportunity for me and all of these animals were in excellent condition and yielded high quality trophies Overall this was an amazing experience for me and I would highly recommend hunting with Jess De Klerk and Witkop Safaris Ben Mordan Danville Pennsylvania USA Jess Before you head out on your Serbian adventure Merna and I wanted to provide you some feedback regarding our time at Witkop As you know Merna and I fly all over the world and sleep in a lot of different beds Your bedding mattress and sheets were top notch and did not go unnoticed as to their comfort and quality we are guessing Cynthia may have had some influence please fwd our compliments Thank you for putting us up in a couples oriented room With one large bed Upon our arrival at our hotel n Cape Town we got a room with two single beds and I had to insist with the manager at the hotel that the situation was totally unacceptable Small things like that make or break a trip and the simple touches you and Cynthia made such as laundry every day clean towels bedding touch ups after our afternoon naps ribbons around wash cloths chocolates or candies next

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