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You will be housed in our lodge, Chikwero, which is situated 40 kms (25 miles) north of Cradock, which in turn is 260 kms (163 miles) north of Port Elizabeth (recently renamed ‘Gqeberha’). Both Cradock and Port Elizabeth lie in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Traditional Hospitality

You will be comfortably accommodated with all modern conveniences, such as electricity, hot water and flush toilets, and treated to fine cuisine prepared in the traditional South African way. Personalised service, attention to detail and catering to individual tastes and preferences are all key to our organization. We are totally committed to making your trip happy and memorable.

Many of our guests are accompanied by their wives and/or groups of friends. Our ethos of building relationships with our clients ensures that hunters and non-hunters alike have a great safari and return time and again. We are always eager to share the experience that is South Africa – a land of rugged beauty and adventure, as well as rich cultural diversity.

Natural Environment

The landscape consists mainly of vast open plains interspersed with mountains, hills and plateaus. Magnificent rock outcrops are a particular feature.

In our hunting area we go from sea level to 2134m (7000ft) above, over a distance of 322kms (200 miles). 

The vegetation differs immensely from coastal bush through natural forest, Karoo veld and mountainous grasslands. Each of these eco systems forms the habitat of a variety of our antelope.


The best months for hunting are from April through to the end of September; these are our cooler winter months. Daytime temperatures are reasonably warm (up to 18oC/ 65oF), with nights being colder (sometimes as low as -4oF / 25oC), although temperatures usually remain above 0oC / 32oF.

We do sometimes get snow. Rainfall occurs in summer and averages around 400mm (16 ins) per annum. This average has little meaning, however, as rainfall in successive years can be as low as 150mm (6 ins) and as high as 650mm (26ins).

Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape, as a South African Province, came into being in 1994 and incorporated areas from the former Xhosa homelands of the Transkei and Ciskei, together with what was previously part of the Cape Province. Being the traditional home of the Xhosa people, it offers our visitors a world of diversities. The interior is the arid Karoo, with its diverse wildlife, while in contrast there is the Indian Ocean’s Sunshine and Wild Coast areas.

The landscape is extremely diverse. The western interior is largely arid Karoo, while the east is well-watered and green. The Eastern Cape offers a wide array of attractions, including 800 km of untouched and pristine coastline along with some particularly splendid beaches, and the “big-five” (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo) viewing in a malaria-free environment.

Five of the country’s seven biomes (biogeographic regions) are represented here, supporting an unrivaled diversity of plants and numerous species of animals. Three cultures – English, Afrikaans and Xhosa – first converged here, shaping South African history and providing a mosaic of lifestyles, languages and traditions.

There are National Parks, numerous game and nature reserves and vast wilderness areas where wild animals and beautiful flowers flourish in a protected paradise.

With sunshine all year round, the Eastern Cape is the ideal getaway for outdoor fun and adventure.