Hunting Cape Buffalo in Africa
To hunt Africa’s black death – the magnificent Cape Buffalo, is one of the most adrenaline kicking experiences in South Africa.
Why Somerby Safaris is the best outfitter in South Africa to hunt Cape Buffalo:
Hunting Buffalo is our speciality and without any doubt, Somerby Safaris is the best outfitter in South Africa to hunt a world class trophy cape buffalo. Our fair-chase Buffalo hunts are conducted in large, supreme hunting areas across South Africa and Zimbabwe. Apart from the quality of hunt that we have to offer, the hunting is for sure a true challenge and we pride ourselves not only in top trophy quality, but also in the complete authentic hunt experience!
Information on our Free-Range Cape Buffalo Hunting areas in South Africa and Zimbabwe:
We offer buffalo hunts of superior quality in large privately owned nature reserves across South Africa.
We work hard at obtaining and maintaining several superior areas across the different regions in South Africa so that each buffalo hunter in a particular season has an opportunity to take a top-class Buffalo.
Our Buffalo Herds are large and consisting of breeding herds with cows and young – which is where you will find the breeding bulls. Group of bachelor bulls are always not too far from the big herds, trying to compete with the breeding bull, then there are also always a few old pushed out dagga boys that graze alone. The scouts and trackers keep a close watch on herd movement and once we arrive in the area, you will start tracking them with your Professional Hunter.
Cape Buffalo Hunting Information:
The impressive Cape Buffalo, also known as the African Buffalo, has a reputation for being bad-tempered and dangerous. Even though many are fooled by their docile appearance when in a herd, the buffalo can be extremely aggressive, vindictive, and cunning, especially when it is wounded.
For many, this is the ultimate animal to hunt in Africa and is known to be the most popular of all dangerous game hunting, plus, the most addicting.
Buffalo are found all over Southern Africa in various sizes of herds. They typically spend their days grazing leisurely in thick bushveld. At night, herds congregate to protect their young from their enemies - lions and other predators.
The horns of a Buffalo bull can be quite spectacular in spread, with a deep curl and a solid boss covering the forehead. Trophy quality lies with a hard rough, and solid boss.
Best Caliber and Ammunition for hunting Cape Buffalo:
Cape Buffalo are thick-skinned animals therefore, the best caliber to use when hunting buffalo is a .375 or bigger. Your main goal is to do as much damage as possible with your first shot to avoid the chance of wounding a buffalo, therefore, it is best to use a premium, heavy grained, soft-nosed bullet. If more shots are required, it is best to take follow-up shots with solids to take advantage of their superior penetration. Even if you took a good first shot, once the Cape buffalo is wounded and its adrenalin is flowing, it can be incredibly challenging to bring him down. Please keep in mind that when it comes to shot placement and your selection of rifles and bullets for your African Cape Buffalo hunting Safari, it is always best to trust your Professional Hunter for his judgement.
Whether you are an experienced dangerous game hunter or ready to hunt your first Buffalo, one of Somerby Safaris’ highly professional guides will guide you on the most exhilarating Buffalo hunt!
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