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Spear Safaris Accommodation

Spear Safari Camp, South Africa

Spear Safari Camp is Spear Safaris base camp which is situated on Phuti Game Reserve near Phalaborwa, bordering the Greater Kruger National Park. Phuti Game Reserve is a part of a collection of properties totalling 22 000 acre with no internal fences in the low veld region of Limpopo Province, South Africa, that is home to 3 of the Big Five, namely buffalo, Lion and Leopard. The area is shadowed by the Drakensberg mountains and has a 20km common border with the world renowned Greater Kruger National Park. The terrain constitutes rolling hills and low lying drains and ditches. Ernest & Marita have ensured that the quality and standards of their hunting areas are upheld. We continue to offer some of the best & most affordable Buffalo hunting in South Africa, as well as other species such as greater kudu, world class waterbuck, impala, warthog, blue wildebeest, grey duiker and steenbuck. Within a short drive from camp, we have concessions that offer nyala, bushbuck, sable, giraffe and many more species.
The camp consists of 5 thatched Chalets, that have bathroom en-suite and 220 volt electricity, air conditioning and hot and cold running water. The camp also offers a large and inviting swimming pool over looking a dry river bed and waterhole. The closest commercial airport to Spear Safari Camp is Phalaborwa, but Hoedspruit airport is also easily accessible. From Spear Safari Camp a great amount of side tours can be arranged for hunters and observers such as Kruger Park day visits, Golfing, escarpment and shopping trips, Hot air Balloon rides, spa treatments, Horse rides and quad biking.

Komati River Gorge, South Africa

The Komati river runs through this 25 000 acre game and cattle ranch. The spectacular and rugged landscape is marked with ancient Inca ruins and rock faces. The Rim of the River gorge is lined with open Savanna and grassland, supported by rolling hills and rivers.

This is probably one of the most diverse eco systems that Spear Safaris has, as hunting concession, in the Mpumalanga Province. Komati river Gorge is about 3 hours drive from Tintshaba camp and Phalaborwa airport.

Species that can be hunted from this camp are, Blesbuck, Bushbuck, Klipspringer, Bush pig, Eland, Red Hartebeest, Kudu, Mountain Reedbuck, Common Reedbuck, Nyala, Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest, Zebra, Grey Duiker, Waterbuck, Oribi, Vaal Rhebuck, Gemsbuck and a short drive away also Springbuck and Lechwe.

Temperature’s here can be very cold to reasonably mild during the day. Temperatures can easily reach freezing point at night. Early morning & evening temperatures are in the 30’s Fahrenheit and midday temperatures rise to the low 60’s Fahrenheit Camp has running Hot and cold water and 220 volt electricity.

Zimbabwe Camps

Camps in Zimbabwe are quite a bit more rustic than South Africa, but still very comfortable. Most camps do not have electricity, but do have generators for extra comfort.Zimbabwe is as beautiful and diverse as South Africa, but as South Africa has all, and more, of the Plains game species occurring there, we hunt Zimbabwe to try a Safari with a difference, maybe with a little more of the old Africa in it.

Leopard hunting is done on Cattle ranches near the Town of Shangani, as this area produces very large Cats. These animals have been hunted for many years, due to their genetically big build and are therefore wily. This makes it a real challenge and a hunt to remember. The most successful method is to bait with either cattle or natural prey, it is a real science, and a Professional Hunters skills are challenged when hunting these cats. Elephant are also in abundance in this region, Bulls migrate to this area from the Hwange National park and spend most of the dry months here. Additional to this we also offer hunts in Government concessions, near Victoria Falls. These areas are surrounded by National Parks, and the free movement of game ensures a good chance at trophy quality animals. The infrastructure here is of such a nature, that a very comfortable and memorable stay is guaranteed. Elephant hunting is done mainly by tracking, Hunting are also offered in the following Countries, where we have ourselves guided and visited. Mozambique, Tanzania, Benin and Cameroon.

Tanzanian Camps

Tanzania is one of the last outposts of hunting in Africa. You will hunt on a free range area of approximately 500 000 acres with pristine natural fauna and flora. The area is exceptionally good for Leopard, Buffalo, Hippo , Crocodile, Nyassa Wildebeest, Kudu, Warthog, Impala, Lichtenstein Hartebeest and Waterbuck. Additional species include Lion, Elephant, Reed buck, Sable and Eland. A short charter flight of 50 minutes is required to get from Dar es Salaam to the hunting area. The camp is located on the banks of the Ruhaha and Rufiji River, offering magnificent views of the African sunset and Hippo frolicking nearby. The Rufiji river also offers excellent tiger fishing.