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Common Springbuck

Springbuck / Springbok

The Springbuck is brown and white antelope-gazelle found in the South Western parts of Africa. Before the 1994 democratic elections in South Africa it was one of their national emblems. The South African rugby team still uses it as part of their emblem and are still recognised all over the world as the Springboks. The marsupialis epiphet derives its name from the pocket like skin flap that runs along the middle of its back from the tail onwards. Male animals trying to show their strength or to attract mates will go on a stiff-legged trot, while jumping in the air with and arched back and lifting the flap along its back. This ritual is known as stotting or pronking in the Afrikaans language.

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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.


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 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
Type of Hunting
Telephone Number
Cellphone Number
Fax Number
Contact Person
E-Mail Address