If you have a hunting dream, we would like to hear about it. We cater for both the trophy hunter and South African biltong or meat hunters. We tailor make packages to accommodate preferences, interests and circumstances. We cater for entire families and individual hunters. Wives, children and grandparents are most welcome and will be entertained.. Fishing excursions can also be arranged on the Vaal- and Orange rivers.
The normal duration of a safari is10 days but we accommodate the hunter with longer or shorter hunts. We help you to design your dream African experience step by step.
Handguns and bows are allowed but bring your old favorite from .270, or 7mm and upwards as well as your own ammunition. The legal minimum caliber to hunt Africa’s Big 5 species (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion or Leopard) is a .375 or above. Quality cartridges are important. We have a good variety of rifles with the right ammunition for hire at Wildspan should you prefer not to hassle with rifle export and import permits.
Hunters and rifles are sighted at 100m (142 yds) on the rifle range before going to the bush. We hunt on foot and by fair chase. We walk and stalk quietly to give the animals a fair chance and the hunter a real challenge. The Professional Hunter and tracker lead the way as they plan the stalking route by taking the wind direction, terrain and animal behavior into consideration. Assisted by the Professional Hunter, the hunter takes the final decision for the perfect shot…
The ranch is on the edge of the Ghaap plateau and is kept as natural as possible. It consists of rocky ridges, pans, or hollows, as well as plains. The vegetation is described as bushveld savannah and provides ample cover for game and hunter. Best shot placements are achieved at 100m (142 yds). The maximum hunting distance for hand guns and bows are 20m (18, 2 yds).
Our entire team takes the utmost care to ensure that your trophy animal is transported back to camp as soon as possible and that it is carefully caped and preserved.Our team of professional trackers and skinners will handle the carcass very carefully to preserve your trophy. We can recommend a selection of local taxidermist to prepare the trophy for export to your country. Trophies are exported “raw” or “mounted”. We recommend that trophies are exported in the mounted state by a South African taxidermist due to the regulations associated with “raw” exports. Export permits are required for all trophies (raw or mounted) and whether they are for ordinary-, Cites- or TOPS species.
We try to conserve all the biodiversity of the hunting reserve. Many Safari Club International and Rowland Ward record trophies have been shot at Wildspan. Our emphasis is on providing an African hunting experience of a life time and not a record trophy.