Christo secured exclusive hunting rights for bow hunters in an area never hunted before 2003, where you can selectively judge your trophy to ensure quality. All our bow hunting clients have a high success rate when bow hunting plains game and bow hunting dangerous game.
Bow hunting is probably the most challenging method of hunting, depending on the type of game that you wish to hunt. Bow Hunting in South Africa is an adventure and can be extremely rewarding.
Mabula Pro Safaris offer bow hunting safaris for all the plains game species on our species list. Although a minimum draw weight of 50lbs is required for plains game hunting, it is recommended to use a bow of 60lbs to 80lbs.
When selecting a bow to hunt the most important factor for a successful bow hunt is the level of comfort and accuracy a hunter can obtain with bow he chooses to use.
Three types of bows are popular for bow hunting in South Africa: these are the compound, re curve and long bow. The compound bow is by far the most widely used and is the most practical weapon for bow hunting in South Africa.
We use a variety of blinds from which to ambush trophy plains game animals - from elevated blinds in strategic areas to ground blinds and tree blinds placed strategically along game paths.
Ground blinds are normally placed in close proximity to waterholes for bow hunters. We find this often results in a high success rate during the early morning or late afternoons.
Bow hunts for plainsgame and bow hunts for dangerous game is conducted throughout the year.
Please book your African bow hunting safari well in advance to allow us time to make the logistical arrangements . The professional Hunters who accompany African bow hunting safaris are often keen bow hunters themselves and have many years of experience in the pursuit of Africa’s plains game and dangerous game.
An African bow hunting safari is typically slightly longer than a rifle hunting safari. We recommend a hunt of at least seven days for five trophy animals hunted by bow.