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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 North West Province

Map of North West Province

Hunting in North West

The capital of the North West Province is Mahikeng. The province is located to the west of the major population centre of Gauteng.

Geography

Much of the province consists of flat areas of scattered trees and grassland. The Magaliesberg mountain range in the north east extends about 130 km (about 80 miles) from Pretoria to Rustenburg. The Vaal River flows along the southern border of the province.

Climate

Temperatures range from 17° to 31 °C (62° to 88 °F) in the summer and from 3° to 21 °C (37° to 70 °F) in the winter. Annual rainfall totals about 360 mm (about 14 in), with almost all of it falling during the summer months, between October and April.

Economy

The mainstay of the economy of North West Province is mining, which generates more than half of the province’s gross domestic product and provides jobs for a quarter of its workforce. The chief minerals are gold, mined at Orkney and Klerksdorp; uranium, mined at Klerksdorp; platinum, mined atRustenburg and Brits; and diamonds, mined at Lichtenburg, Christiana, and Bloemhof. The northern and western parts of the province have many sheep farms and cattle and game ranches. The eastern and southern parts are crop-growing regions that produce maize (corn), sunflowers, tobacco, cotton, and citrus fruits. The entertainment and casino complex at Sun City and Lost City also contributes to the provincial economy.

The trees and grasslands scattered though out the province allows for a great combined bushveld and plains hunting experience.

Below is a list of Mpumalanga 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
DKW Safari'sNorth WestRustenburgRifle & Bow+2783 277 5970+2786 663 6903Wikus Terblancedkwsafari@mymtnmail.co.zawww.dkwsafaris.co.za