Hunting with a purpose. Shikwaru Hunting is one of our prides. In the beautiful bush of Shikwaru Lodge, people from all around the world can come to be a part of the hunt of a lifetime. Hunting here also supports a broad range of relief and social services. Our profits help to contribute to the health and happiness of the next generation of African children and families.
From community work in South Africa to drilling fresh water wells in Zambia, your hunt is also helping to change lives. With every trophy won here, up to ⅓ of the bill balance can be donationed to Reaching a Generation as a TAX write off (USA clients only) to help children of Africa. Through this revenue of business we are able to not alone raise funds through hunting, but provide meat for the lodge, sales, and even donations to feeding projects.
Through the time old tradition of hunting, we are able to raise money to help continue the work of God in our land. Along side our hunting brand we have a professional game breeding program, this also generates revenue through sales and continues to grow our animal herds here on our farm. We take the utmost care and precautions to ensure a safe and stress-free environment for both our guests and the animals in the area during our hunting excursions.
Our conservation through hunting invites our international hunters to hunt with a purpose.
The main objective of the Buffalo Breeding Program is to breed disease free Buffalo for re-sell as breeding stock and the excess bulls for controlled trophy hunting purposes.
This program runs in a separate camp of 50 hectares. The camp is close to the main camp/office area and easily accessible for maintenance and management. The camp has a 2.4m electrified fence. A breeding herd of 7 females with one young breeding bull are established. All 7 females have reproduced once already and some twice already. A sable cow gestates for about 8 months and in a breeding herd where their condition can be kept optimal, they can give birth every 10 months.
A Nyala herd of 22 females and 2 bulls have been released in a 70 hectare breeding camp. The herd size will be built up until we reach full capacity on the number of animals. All the excess animals will be relocated on the farm to the bigger area. Some animals will be available for selling. Nyala can give three single lambs in a three year period. All excess animals will be sold when the farm reaches the stage when the project runs at full capacity and the profits will be used to reach specific projects with children in South Africa through the Reaching a Generation organization.
We’ve also introduced a black impala ram with a herd of females in an isolated area during 2009 to establish a breeding herd of black impala. All excess animals will also be up for sale to support the RaG organization.
Shikwaru Hunting’s 6 000 hectares (14 825 acres) hunting concession area is malaria free, and lies in the summer rain fall zone. We offer hunting safari’s with world class access to plains game, catering to the rifle and the bow hunter alike.
With over 20 different species to hunt, from the infamous Cape Buffalo to the Impala, we have something for everyone. Our expert staff at Shikwaru is educated and knowable in their fields. Our Professional Hunters are ready to take you on a hunt that is sure to end in your dream trophy while our Lodge staff will make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Shikwaru Hunting will also provide you with skilled trackers and skinners to utilize as each step of your adventure progresses. We take care of all your needs, from the preparation of your trophies to the treatment and transportation of all hides and trophies to a world class taxidermist.
Shikwaru Hunting will take care of you and your party from the time you arrive in South Africa until the end of your adventure with us. Whether it includes an excursion to the Kruger National Park or a once in a life time Tiger Fishing experience on the Zambezi river in the Western province of Zambia, we are able to help make your dreams come true!
We offer the following animals on our farm to hunt (Note: Other species can be arranged): Impala, Blesbok, Kudu, Nyala, Waterbuck, Eland, Gemsbok, Red Hartebeest, Blue Wildebeest, Warthog, Giraffe, Cape Buffalo, Bushbuck, Mountain Reedbuck, Zebra, Bush Pigs, Ostrich, and Sable Antelope. For any further enquiries or for a detailed price list please send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a licensed Mathews Archery dealer, Shikwaru Hunting is proud to carry high performance compound bows, strings and accessories. Our shop will be able to supply you with all the necessary equipment and technical support you might need on your hunt to make it a success and a once in a life time experience.