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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 Gauteng Province

Hunting in Gauteng

Situated in the Highveld, Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa, with only 1.5% of the land area, but it is highly urbanised andJohannesburg and Pretoria are located therein. Other large industrial areas such as Midrand and Vanderbijlpark are also located in Gauteng. As of 2011, it has a population of nearly 12.3 million, making it the most populous province in South Africa.

Geography

Gauteng’s southern border is the Vaal River, which separates it from the Free State.It also borders on North West to the west, Limpopo to the north, and Mpumalanga to the east. Gauteng is the only landlocked province of South Africa without a foreign border. Most of Gauteng is on the Highveld, a high-altitude grassland (circa 1,500 m or 4,921 ft above sea level). Between Johannesburg and Pretoria there are low parallel ridges and undulating hills, some part of the Magaliesberg Mountains and the Witwatersrand. The north of the province is moresubtropical, due to its lower altitude and is mostly dry savanna habitat.

Climate

The climate is mostly influenced by altitude. Even though the province is at a subtropical latitude, the climate is comparatively cooler, especially in Johannesburg, at 1,700 m (5,577 ft) above sea level (Pretoria is at 1,330 m or 4,364 ft). Most precipitation occurs as brief afternoon thunderstorms; however, relative humidity never becomes uncomfortable. Winters are crisp and dry with frost occurring often in the southern areas. Snow is rare, but it has occurred on some occasions in the Johannesburg metropolitan area.

Hunting and Tourism

Although Gauteng province is dominated by the urban areas of Johannesburg and Pretoria, it has several nature reserves. Johannesburg is also home to the largest man-made urban forest in the world.

Botanical gardens
  • Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
  • Johannesburg Botanical Garden
  • Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Nature reserves
  • Rietvlei Nature Reserve
  • Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve

Below is a list of Gauteng 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