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Gemsbuck

Gemsbuck / Gemsbok

The Gemsbuck is a large antelope of striking appearance and is part of the Oryx genus. Gemsbuck are found in the dry regions of Southern Africa. The current population of Gemsbuck in South Africa is estimated at 373,000. Gemsbuck are able to survive in very harsh conditions as the result of an intricate network of blood vessels situated in the nose. These blood vessels cool down the blood supplied to the brain and protects the Gemsbuck from the deadly temperatures of the Kalahari. Because of this high body temperature Gemsbuck needs to perspire less and therefore preserve water for longer.

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Hunting in the Eastern Cape

Hunting in the Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape Province is located towards the South Eastern part of South Africa.  Its capital is Bhisho, but its two largest cities are Port Elizabeth and East London.

Geography

The Eastern Cape gets progressively wetter from west to east. The west is mostly semi-arid Karoo, except in the far south, which is temperate rainforest in the Tsitsikamma region. The coast is generally rugged with interspersed beaches. Most of the province is hilly to very mountainous between Graaff-Reinet and Rhodes including the Sneeuberge, Stormberge, Winterberge and Drakensberg (English: Dragon Mountains).

Climate

Climate is highly varied. The west is dry with sparse rain during winter or summer, with frosty winters and hot summers. Some of the hottest temperature in South Africa were measured on the farm Dunbrody Estates located in the Sundays River Valley.  The area Tsitsikamma to Grahamstown receives more precipitation, which is also relatively evenly distributed and temperatures are mild. Further east, rainfall becomes more plentiful and humidity increases, becoming more subtropical along the coast with summer rainfall. The interior can become very cold in winter, with heavy snowfalls occasionally occurring in the mountainous regions between Molteno and Rhodes.

Hunting & Tourism

The Eastern Cape is home to the Addo Elephant National park where you would be able to see the big 6 as the Indian Ocean forms part of the parks borders.

Due to the variety in climate the hunting conditions in the Eastern Cape vary from dense bush to karoo like plains. Available animals include Kudu, Bushbuck, Springbuck, Black Wildebeest, Blue Wildebeest.

Below is a list of Eastern Cape Hunting farms.  For more information please visit the website or click on the name for the SA Hunt and Game website.

 

 

Farm Name
Province
Town
Type of Hunting
Telephone Number
Cellphone Number
Fax Number
Contact Person
E-Mail Address
Website