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South Africa boasts a wide variety of wildlife and animal species. Due to the country’s range of biomes, it can play host to a large and diverse range of animals.

Plains Game is a term used by hunters when referring to fair-game species of antelope which are generally found on the plains or savannahs. The term is rather unspecific and refers to a range of different species, from the Duiker and Springbuck to the larger Kudu and Eland. Take nothing away from the animals in this category as they offer the hunter a lot of excitement and a great challenge.

Dangerous Game can offer the hunter an unforgettable experience. The Big 5 game species include the Lion, African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Leopard and Rhinoceros. The members of the Big 5 were chosen for their difficulty and degree of danger to hunt on foot.

The animal species which you can look forward to hunting through African Field Sports can be seen below.

Hunting Blesbuck
Hunting Blesbuck

At African Field Sports, Copper Blesbuck, White Blesbuck and Common Blesbuck are available to hunt on a hunting safari.

Hunting Blue Duiker
Hunting Blue Duiker

The Blue Duiker is the smallest of the Duiker family, standing around 14 inches at the shoulder and weighing only 4 kilograms.


Hunting Vaal Rhebuck
Hunting Vaal Rhebuck

The Vaal Rhebuck is a medium-sized antelope, grey in colour with thick, woolly hair and a white stomach and under tail.

Hunting Klipspringer
Hunting Klipspringer

Klipspringers are browsers that live on rocky outcrops. Their coat of black speckles on a brown background provide them with excellent camouflage in their rocky habitat.


Hunting Steenbuck
Hunting Steenbuck

Steenbuck live in a variety of habitats from semi-desert to woodland and only the rams have thin, straight horns.

Hunting Burchell’s Zebra
Hunting Burchell’s Zebra

Burchell’s Zebra differ from the Mountain Zebra in that they have a shadow stripe in-between their dark black stripes and are significantly bigger in size.


Hunting Water Buffalo
Hunting Water Buffalo

Water Buffalo are grazers and, as their name suggests, they are always close to water.

Hunting Black Wildebeest
Hunting Black Wildebeest

Black Wildebeest live in big, open plains and are hard to stalk due to the fact that they’re usually found in big herds.


Hunting Waterbuck
Hunting Waterbuck

Waterbuck are found in a mixture of grassland and woodland. Waterbuck are one of the larger antelope species and they are generally never far from a waterhole.

Hunting Mountain Reedbuck
Hunting Mountain Reedbuck

Mountain Reedbuck live in herds of 3-12 animals and normally have one breeding ram in the herd. Young males are chased away when they reach sexually maturity.


Hunting Blue Wildebeest
Hunting Blue Wildebeest

Blue Wildebeest, also known as the brindled gnu, are found on a mixture of grassland and woodland. The Blue Wildebeest is a grazer and walk in herds of up to 100 animals.

Hunting Bontebok
Hunting Bontebok

Bontebok rams and ewes do not differ in colour and they both have horns, although the ram’s horns are thicker and normally a few inches longer.


Hunting Bushbuck
Hunting Bushbuck

Cape Bushbuck are the smallest of the spiralled-horned species; and are grazers and browsers found in thick vegetation.

Hunting Bushpig
Hunting Bushpig

The Bushpig stands between 66-110 centimetres in height and can weigh up to 110 kilograms (331lbs). Bushpig are found in very thick brush and are omnivores.


Hunting Cape Buffalo
Hunting Cape Buffalo

The Cape Buffalo is dark brown or black in colour. The body is heavy-set, with stocky legs, a large head and short neck. There are no distinct markings on the body.

Hunting Cape Eland
Hunting Cape Eland

The Cape Eland is the largest antelope in Southern Africa. It can weigh in at over 2 000 pounds with an average animal weighing in at between 1 000-1 200 pounds.


Hunting Caracal
Hunting Caracal

The caracal is a medium-sized wild cat that is around one metre (3.3ft) in length. The caracal is sometimes called the desert lynx or African lynx, but it is not a member of the Lynx genus.

Hunting Grey Duiker
Hunting Grey Duiker

The Grey Duiker is a small, grey-brown antelope that lives in a woodland habitat. Grey Duikers are mainly browsers and live in dense brush.


Hunting Gemsbuck
Hunting Gemsbuck

The Gemsbuck’s grey-brown coat is separated from their white underparts by a thin, black horizontal stripe.

Hunting Giraffe
Hunting Giraffe

Giraffe are browsers and the world’s tallest living mammal at a height of approximately 5.9 metres.


Hunting Impala
Hunting Impala

Impala can be found in a mixture of woodland and grassland due to the fact that they are mixed feeders.

Hunting Kudu
Hunting Kudu

The Kudu has a short, smooth coat with a general tanned grey or blueish-grey colour. Their coat has 6-10 vertical stripes running on their side and a chevron between their eyes and cheek spots.


Hunting Lechwe
Hunting Lechwe

Lechwe are mainly found in marshy areas due to their liking of green grass and aquatic plants.

Hunting Nyala
Hunting Nyala

The Nyala is part of the spiralled-horned family. Male and female Nyala differ dramatically in appearance.


Hunting Red Hartebeest
Hunting Red Hartebeest

Red Hartebeest are grazers and live in herds of up to 20 animals. They have a red-brown coat with a white rump, black face and black legs.

Hunting Roan
Hunting Roan

The Roan’s upper body is grey in colour, with the legs being darker in colour. The under parts are white, and the face has a black-brown and white facial mask.


Hunting Sable
Hunting Sable

Sable antelope are mixed feeders, mainly seen in the early morning and late afternoon. Both bull and cow have scimitar-shaped horns but the bull has significantly thicker and longer horns.

Hunting Springbuck
Hunting Springbuck

Springbuck are plains antelope. Both male and female carry horns - the male carrying impressive thick horns with the female having very thin short horns.


Hunting Cape Mountain Zebra
Hunting Cape Mountain Zebra

Cape Mountain Zebra can weigh up to 372 kilograms (820lbs), which is significantly smaller than the Burchell’s Zebra weighing in at 990lbs.