- +27 41 966 1441
- PO Box 583
Blaauwkrantz Safaris is a world-class trophy hunting outfitter, founded in 1978, it is owned and operated by us, the Arthur Rudman Family.
We are located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, South Africa. Operating from our magnificent and vast, single-unit 92 000 acre family ranch, the largest of its kind in South Africa.
Our hunting lodge is only a 45-minute drive from the Port Elizabeth Airport. We offer hunters, couples, hunting families, safari groups and the trophy collector, a high standard of trophy quality, exceptional hunting experience, family hospitality along with passionate, experienced and enthusiastic staff, personal service and delicious cuisine.
Thanks to stable politics and a good safety record, family hunting safaris in South Africa has become a trend. Keep in mind the old adage, ‘ the family who play together, stay together’.
We have been hosting international clients on trophy hunting safaris for 36 years. Not only are we well represented in the SCI Record Book for our excellent kudu hunting, but numerous Wetherby award winners have also chosen us as their hunting safari destination.
Specializing in the Eastern Cape species, we offer over 44 species for your African hunt. Non-hunters are welcome to join the hunting safari party while on their African hunt or there are plenty of non-hunter activities in the area. Our hunting lodge is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Enquire with us or Sign-Up Now for our Newsletter for further information regarding your African hunt, we look forward to guiding you on an unforgettable hunting safari.
Map : Africa, South Africa, Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth
Clients are accommodated in our spacious and comfortable ranch style Blaauwkrantz lodge. Our lodge has 7 ensuite bedrooms and is WIFI equipped.
Clients enjoy fine South Africa wines and local venison, lamb and beef. Hunter groups consisting of four or more hunters can enjoy the exclusivity of our large ranch homestead lodge and hunting areas. Our lodge, with its unique African atmosphere, has 3 lounging areas, dining & barbecue area, deck, pool & bar. We can accommodate a group of 12 at a given time.
We do have cell phone reception in most areas and triband cell phones will work in South Africa. Alternatively clients can hire a South African cell phone to keep in contact with their family. There is also the option for the client to hire a satellite phone and take it with them on safari.
Electricity is 220V, and we recommend that clients bring an international converter adapter with them. A laundry service is available from Monday – Friday.
We also offer our newly renovation 'Leopard Lodge' this is a 3 bedroomed lodge, without electricity, situated at the foot of the mountain range on Blaauwkrantz. A rustic getaway spot for our clients interested in some of the species sought in the area and for peace and quiet.
Clients hunting the mountain species (Vaal Rhebuck, Mountain Reedbuck, Bontebok) are accommodated in the beautiful 1910 Springvale Mountain Lodge, hosted by Zani and Philip, which also has electricity and en suite Mountain Lodge, hosted by Zani and Philip, which also has electricity and en suite bathrooms.
African Bushveld Special
6 Days and 6 Nights
5 species: East Cape Kudu, Impala, Brown Bush Duiker (free)
Choose 2: Cape Bushbuck, Blesbuck, Springbuck or Warthog
Price: $5 000 (1x1) (plus $260 VAT)
$4 400 (2x1) (plus $170 VAT)
(trophy fees and daily rates included in package price)
7 Days & 7 Nights
7 Species: East Cape Kudu, Impala, Brown Bush Duiker (free), Blesbuck
Choose 1: Bushbuck or Springbuck
Choose 2: Gemsbuck, Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest or Red Hartebeest
Price: $7 900 (1x1) (plus $230 VAT)
$7 200 (2x1) (plus $130 VAT)
(trophy fees and daily rates included in package price)
Father & Son
6 Days & 7 Nights
12 Animals: 1 Kudu, 1 Blesbuck, 2 Impala, 2 Duikers, 1 Warthog (non-trophy) & 5 Kudu / Impala Females
Price: $5000 (2x1 for both) (plus $157 VAT) (September/October)
$5600 (plus $240 VAT) (April - August)
$5500 (if son is 18 yr and older) (plus $227 VAT) (September/October)
$6100 (if son is 18 yr and older) (plus $310 VAT) (April - August)
6 Days & 6 Nights
3 Trophies: Kudu, Nyala & Bushbuck
Price: $6600 (1x1) (plus $266 VAT)
Prices subject to change without prior notice.
The package price includes:
Trophies as listed for package and daily rates.
Trophy shot first will be trophy included in package.
1x1 services of professional hunter and tracker / skinner.
Pick up and drop off at Port Elizabeth airport.
Accommodation, meals and laundry.
Field preparation of trophies & hunting licenses.
All land transportation, vehicle and fuel (hunting vehicles).
The package price does not include:
Firearm rentals at $30/day and $3/bullett.
Dip & Pack of trophies - $100/trophy.
Gratuities for Professional Hunter, Tracker and Camp Staff.
A charge of $200 per person per day will be levied for an
extra night spent that is not included in the package.
VAT tax listed
- Black Wildebeest , Blesbok - Common, Blue Wildebeest, Bontebok, Duiker (Common, Grey), Impala, Springbok - Common
Non-hunters are to pack dark khaki / camouflage clothing if they will be joining the hunting party.
Day trips can be arranged for:
Most of our non-hunters go a day trip to the Addo National Elephant Park & Schotia Game Reserve, a tour guide collects you at our lodge at +-9am.
The day is started off with a game drive in Addo, which is only 40 minutes drive from our lodge.
Addo was established in 1931 to save the Eastern Cape Elephant and Cape Buffalo from extinction. Addo is now over 250 000 acres and home to over 400 elephants and offers an unbeatable opportunity to view these amazing giants of Africa. Addo is also home to a large variety of birds (185 species), the black rhino, a numerous variety of buck species as well as the unique flightless dung beetle.
After Addo, lunch is served at a nearby restaurant and then the tour proceeds to Schotia Game Reserve about 15 minutes from Addo, here the Big 5 can be viewed in open vehicles on an afternoon & early evening game drive. A traditional supper is served around a bon fire in camp. The tour guide drops you off at our lodge at about 9pm.
Elephant Back Safari in the Addo Elephant Park.
Ziplining, Big Swing & Canoeing on the banks of the Sunday's River at Adrenalin Addo.
Guided Bush Walks where you will hear all about the interesting bush plants, including their ecology, folklore and medicinal value.
Shopping in Port Elizabeth.
Visit the beautiful gardens in the nearby Sundays River Valley.
Scuba Diving in the Port Elizabeth Bay.
Visit Cheetah & Lion Breeding Sanctuaries.
Visit a Reptle & Raptor Center.
Visit nearby Winelands
Citrus Packhouse tours in the nearby Sundays River Valley
The historical town of Graaff-Reinet, 1.5 hours drive from the lodge, is situated in the middle of the Karoo Nature Reserve, and was found in 1786. You will find over 300 national monuments in Graaff-Reinet, which is more than you'll find in any other town in South Africa
Enjoy a breathtaking part of The Garden Route, where you can see mountains, indigenous forests, deep gorges, coastline of cliffs and sandy beaches. You can also view ancient yellowwood trees, fynbos plants and birdlife.
Port Elizabeth is in Algoa Bay and every year whales are familiar sights along the coastline which is not to be missed, sightings include the Southern Right whale, which mates and calves between July and October each year in the sheltered Algoa Bay.
The historic town of Grahamstown where, the annual arts festival attracts a wide South African and international audience. This is the home of the Xhosa people whose culture and colourful beadwork is of great interest. Do a full day tour of the battlefields where wars were fought between the 18th & 19th century between the British & Colonial forces and Xhosa warriors on the other.
One of the biggest amusement parks in Port Elizabeth is the Boardwalk. Lots of fascinating sights to see, but the main one will probably be the casino. In the boardwalk there is also a games room, shops and restaurants. After sun set the city transforms into a sea of lights and a variety of nightlife. Evening entertainment includes beachfront pubs and cocktail bars.
Deep Sea fishing - Apart from hunting, Blaauwkrantz Safaris offers deep-sea fishing for Yellowfin tuna. Fish between 10-85kg (20-200lbs) are the norm. There are also plenty of other game fish including Skipjack / Bonito, Dorado and even Marlin. Fishing is done at a 30-40 miles drop-off, off the continental shelf. Heavy or light tackle can be used for fishing, the choice is yours. April - July are the months when these fish are around. For those who would like to do bottom fishing, surf fishing, bass fishing or back-line trawling for Salmon and Garrick off an inflatable, is a light tackle challenge not to be missed.
Limited bird hunting is available during certain times of the year.
We have two beachfront condos along the main beaches of Port Elizabeth, these may be made use of as pre or post safari accommodation. They are situated within walking distance of top restaurants, beaches, shopping and entertainment.
What most couples or families do to complete your safari experience, we can recommend good tour guides to take our clients
PO Box 583
Tel: +27 41 966 1441
Fax: +27 41 991 0456
Cell: +27 83 280 1335/8