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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 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.


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.


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