In South Africa, we told you last July about the new hunting opportunity opening in the Makuya area, near Kruger National Park. The area belongs to the Makuya tribe, which has collaborated with Danish hunting entrepreneur Jan Krossteig of Limpopo-Travel to offer big game hunting. Completely uninhabited and unhunted since 1996, the place promised to produced some excellent hunting experiences. Well, the first hunters have completed their safaris. In August, one hunter took a 45-inch Cape buffalo, a 60-inch greater kudu, and a 28-inch nyala. The buffalo was so old that he had worn his boss down flat. Other trophies taken by subsequent hunters include two elephant weighing 44 x 49 pounds and 58 x 68 pounds, and three buffalo measuring 45, 44 and 43½ inches.
In an e-mail to The Hunting Report, Limpopo-Travel's Ulla Fregerslev says they have been amazed by the game populations they have found in the Makuya area, including lots of big elephant and very old buffalo. While they have not taken a lion yet, she says they see sign and hear them every day. At press time Fregerslev said they still had openings for various hunts this month and in November. For more information contact her in Denmark.