Free Range Plains Game Hunting

Crusader Safaris is continually recognised as the best plains game outfit in South Africa, we hunt 1,2 million acres of unfenced conservancy land on the Eastern side of South Africa. The three large conservancies enable us to hunt animals in their indigenous habitat, unfenced and unrestricted.

The duration of the hunt and the priority animals will determine the areas hunted. On an 8 day safari we hunt 2 areas and to logistically hunt all 3 areas we would need 10 to 12 days.

Most of the terrain is undulating, water is plentiful and the bush can be thick in areas. The most successful and enjoyable means of hunting is spot and stalk. A good network of roads enables you to get to a vantage point on ATVs and 4 x4 vehicles. Once worthy game has been spotted as much hunting as possible will be done on foot.

On plains game hunts we recommend that you bring your own rifle with good optics. Rifles are available for hire with prior arrangements. For the larger plains game species a good choice is 30 06, 7mm, 300 win mag and 338 type calibres. On the smaller plains game animals 223 and 243 type are good.A good expanding bullet is recommended, Nosler, Hornady, Trophy bonded and Barnes X have all proved themselves in the past.

We prefer to customize safaris for each hunter, choosing animals and areas that compliment your hunting ambitions and budget. On request we will put together a package but find that a pre determined list of animals limits the experience and the opportunistic nature of the animals and areas that we hunt.