All Great 5 Safaris’ Professional Hunters are highly qualified and formally trained. They have an intimate knowledge of the African bush and wildlife and are unquestionably passionate about their roles. They have Big 5 and Plains Game experience, are extremely enthusiastic and great fun to be with.
Not only do they serve as guides in the field, they are also your personal hosts for the duration of your Africa hunting safaris. Great 5 Safaris’ Professional Hunters are full professional members of PHASA (The Professional Hunters Association of South Africa), which is the governing body and official mouthpiece of the industry that ensures that the laws of the land are upheld and that all members conduct themselves in a manner which reflects honesty, integrity, and morality. The relationship between a professional hunter and his tracker is almost a brotherhood. Many of our trackers are 2nd and 3rd generation members of the Great 5 Safaris family
Location: Great 5 Safaris is a renowned hunting company based in South Africa.
About your host at Great 5 Safaris: Frans Schutte, Owner. Frans Schutte (Snr) started off his hunting career in the Komati area of South Africaclose to the Mozambique border in the late 1970’s. Since then he has been hunting with clients and friends, biltong and trophy, throughout South Africa, Kalahari, Namibia and Zimbabwe with the Mateki hills and Bubi river area close to Gonarezhou in Zimbabwe closest to his heart. By rare opportunity the ranches Cottondale close to the Kruger National Park, Limpopo, South Africa, disease free buffalo area, came up for sale and Frans (Snr) realized that this land with its river beds and ravines at the foot of the Murchison Mountain Range was an extraordinary opportunity and represented a major spectrum of African wildlife.
Hunting experience at Great 5 Safaris: Bordering on the Kruger national park this hunting concession is the ultimate free ranch hunting experience Buffalo, Elephant and limited plains game are hunted in some of the game reserves that form part of the APNR (Associated Private Nature Reserves). The APNR Private Game reserves have no fences with each other and borders to the Kruger National Park. These reserves cover an area in excess of 200 000 acres and have good populations of resident game, including the Big 5: buffalo, lion, leopard, rhinoceros and elephant . The vegetation in this pristine wilderness area is a mixture of thick riverine forest, Mopani woodlands and open savannah. A luxury lodge with private chalets and a great African atmosphere ensures comfortable accommodation. This large, wild and unfenced wilderness area compliments to our South African plains game operation with its diversity and trophy quality. The APN Reserves, particularly the Timbavati, produces some of the best buffalo taken in Africa today. Strict quotas are maintained to ensure trophy quality. Click here for quick link country guide.
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