EXPLORE OUR NEW HORIZONS
As we all emerge from what we hope will be the end of the pandemic, we’re excited to get back to doing what we love in a whole new way. Southern Cross Safaris remains firmly built on connectivity, people, and the true spirit of the hunting adventure since 1963, and we look forward to what lies ahead in 2022/23.
As we start our new chapter, we focus on bringing our 4 stars together – passion, resources, experience and expertise as we introduce first time hunters and returning international guests to a variety of specifically chosen hunting locations and tailored hunting packages in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
We invite you to explore the new and the unknown, the great wildlife diversity of this region, the coastline thickets, the thorny slopes of the Fish River Valley and the huge open arid valleys, mountains and starry skies of the Karoo.
Come and witness our new horizons on this once in a life time adventure as we pioneer new territory around the Eastern Cape showcasing the best this diverse region has to offer.
It’s time to write your Story.
It is Written in our Stars.
Please don't hesitate to contact us via e-mail, mobile call or Zoom to discuss your safari planning.
Guests usually have many questions about their safari and we are very happy to spend time chatting things through.
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TRAVEL AND COLLECTION
Guests arrive at Cape Town International Airport or Oliver Tambo International in Johannesburg. From there your safari may require you to land at Gqeberha Airport (Port Elizabeth) or George Airport where our team will be ready to collect you. During our safari planning and communication we will discuss travelling with guns and latest covid-19 requirements. It is important to note that confirming your hunt as early as possible with a booked ticket is advisable.
Once collected by our team guests travel by safari vehicle to their Southern Cross Safaris location. The average trip is 2 to 3 hours. Upon arrival at camp, guests settle into their accommodations and dependent on time, guns are sighted in and final details of your safari are discussed. South African accommodations are of a high standard and offer our guests Wi-Fi and a great South African dining and beverage experience.
There is enormous diversity in South Africa with over 50 species of hunting animals available in South Africa. It is advisable that we have a good idea what animals you are interest in to give us the best chance of success during your short 10 day safari in South Africa. This serves mostly as a guideline.
Guests enjoy a full day of fair chase hunting that includes walk, stalk and track. At all times you will be with your PH. Vehicles depart after an breakfast, return to camp for lunch and a rest during the hottest time of the day, and then return to the hunt mid-afternoon. Hunting concludes at sunset and hunters return to camp for a cold beer and some local flavors around the campfire under the stars.
Hunters are advised to get some extra practice shooting off sticks before their safari!
Hunters can expect a diversity of terrain and adventure in South Africa. From thorny coastal thickets to rocky mountain slopes and open grass savanna's, the hunt is challenging and rewarding.
THE BIG 5
The Eastern Cape is home to some of South Africa's best photographic safari experiences where you can get close to Africa's Big 5. It would be worth while if you are a first time visitor to add 2 extra days and enjoy this experience. This option can be discussed during your planning stages.
Non hunters are most welcome on safari and are encouraged to join in the days hunt. During your safari planning we will discuss non hunter activities options based on where your hunting safari will be. Different areas offer different opportunities and those options will be presented during planning.
Southern Cross Safaris is offering a group 4 shooters an exclusive hunt package in 2022/23.
If you are wanting to hunt in South Africa with a group of friends or colleagues this package is not to be missed.
Please contact us for the details of this exclusive offer.