The purpose of this article is to provide readers with a better knowledge of the circumstances in South Africa’s most significant hunting regions for the next hunting season. While making plans to reserve a hunting safari in South Africa, it is important to consider how the rainfall in various areas naturally affects the ecology. The majority of the prime hunting grounds are located in a region with summertime rainfall, with rains normally falling from late September to the end of April.

Warthogs are among the first animals to suffer and die during any drought. In all the major places where they are found, the drought has decreased their population. These locations are abundant across South Africa’s Bushveld and Lowveld regions, often where the flora is composed to varied degrees of forested grassland. Thankfully, warthog litter numbers significantly rise when environmental circumstances improve. In prosperous years that follow a drought, their numbers are the first to increase.

Among the African species, kudus are one of the most elegant. One of the most wanted trophies by foreign hunters visiting Africa is the male of the species, which has spectacular spiral horns. However, this buck is also one of the most vulnerable to drought, with especially huge elderly males frequently dying when conditions are unfavourable. Due to the significant number of deaths caused by the drought over the previous few years, prize bulls that are still alive now fetch a premium on the market.

Due to their dense plant development, the lowveld and bushveld’s forested grassland regions will be difficult to hunt in the early part of the season. Booking a trip to South Africa’s central plains during this time will benefit rifle hunters. You may hunt most bushveld species here, and your safari will undoubtedly be more successful than it would be further north. During this time, the Kalahari can also be considered. Despite its isolation, this area has some breath-taking landscapes and excellent hunting. But it does need extensive travel, and a safari to the Kalahari should last at least seven to 10 days to make it worth it.