Monday, 19 November 2018

Nyara Lodge - A new jewel in the Northern Cape heartland...

Wintershoek Safaris is bursting with excitement in sharing some great news with all our clients, friends, visitors and soon-to-be visitors!


We are boasting a collection of exclusive lodges that offer breathtaking scenery and an abundance of wildlife and hunting opportunities. And now it has added a new jewel to the Wintershoek crown!


Wintershoek has recently acquired a stunning new 12 000 ha (30 000 acre) hunting area, only a 30-minute drive from Kimberley. Nestled in the midst of pristine South African savanna bushveld, speckled with camel-thorn and other trees, the setting is one of absolute beauty and seclusion. What was once an unknown, plain stretch of land in the Northern Cape valleys, is now an emerging piece of heaven on earth that simply has to be experienced.


One of the many highlights of this remote part is that close to 600 buffalo – with top genetics and trophy qualities – are roaming the area, making it a one-of-a-kind retreat in South Africa! In addition, there are prolific numbers of trophy-quality plains-game species such as roan antelope, sable antelope, Gemsbuck, eland, Tsessebe, red hartebeest, blue wildebeest, Letchwe, giraffe, springbuck and impala, to name but a few. Deriving its name from the Swahili word Nyala, which means “trophy”, this area will not disappoint. With our luxury lodges and variety of game, we will cater for the hunter’s every need.


The enchanting and intimate five-star Nyara Lodge will ensure that your stay is one of absolute luxury and comfort – something that was thought through carefully to accommodate visitors who prioritise exclusivity and quality.


Nyara Lodge is in a class of its own, featuring a design that truly complements the environment, with mesmerising views of the great outdoors.


Just like the great view offers timeless joy, so the blend of what this area brings you – silence, top trophy quality, pristine bushveld and African sunsets – has infinite appeal. 


Nyara Lodge with its remarkable surrounds will be available to our clients from April 2019. We are looking forward to welcoming you there soon!


Sunday, 1 April 2018

Bow Hunting

Wintershoek Safaris has been in the bow hunting industry since 1982, and we have worked endlessly since then to maintain our flawless reputation. Linksfontein, our bow hunting area, has more than 20 fixed blinds that has been set up and designed using years of experience.

Bow hunting is good all year round, but the best time is May through to October. The reason for this is that those are our dry months, which means food and water are hard to come by and the animals are more concentrated. The animals therefore have to come into known feeding areas for water and food. On a good day, a hunter can expect to bag up to 2-3 different species out of a blind. Shots will vary from 15 to 35 yards.

Bow hunting in South Africa is most definitely one of the most challenging methods to hunt. It will test all your skills, concentration and patience. Our bow hunts are mostly done out of blinds but you are off course also welcome to test your skills trying to walk & stalk. All scent lock, camo and bow hunting accessories are beneficial.
Our areas also allow for a combination of bow and rifle hunting without having any negative influence on the blinds and bow hunting success. This allows for friends with interest in both to visit us at one time or it allows you to try your hand at both which normally makes for a great experience.
A bow hunting safari should normally be longer than a rifle hunting safari.  The reason being that it takes more time and persistence to get your preferred species.  If you are a bow hunting enthusiast wanting to come to South Africa to hunt truly magnificent animals, do not wait too long!

Being under the African sky, feeling the sun on your face and the smell of veld, might just be one of the best and most memorable things to experience and remember