Bradley Douglas with male Kudu
We arrived at Inhlanhla at approximately 5.30pm and met the farm owner Christo. We checked the sighting of our rifles at the range on the farm that afternoon, and after all was completed, we headed back to the camp where there is a lovely sheltered fire and braai area. Eugene and I set out with the tracker on the Saturday morning and had many sightings of Kudu and Blesbok. Eugene shot his Blesbok that afternoon.
We then set out on the Sunday morning at first light and after only 20 minutes into the walk, we came across a Kudu male, lying down under a tree. Once it saw us, it stood up and watched our every move.
The tracker set the shooting sticks up and I took the shot at 150 yards. It was a good clean shot, but recovery was painful due to the terrain. Definitely a hunt to remember for many years. The rifle used was a Sako 85 Hunter. 30-06. Ammunition: factory Sako 180g.
Measurement – 56-inch horn and 58-inch horn
Weight dressed: 155kg
Estimated at approx. 250kg+
Yusuf Desai with a Zebra
harvested @ 200 metres with a Brno .243 Winchester using a 115gr bullet in Pongola area.
Neven Pillay with an Impala Ram
Shot at Inkwazi Lodge, Umkomas Valley, with a Howa 300 win mag, using 165gr Hornady GMX bullets at a distance of 338m.
Neven Pillay shot this Kudu Cow at Inkwazi Lodge in Umkomaas Valley
With a Brno .270 using a 150g PMP SP bullet at a distance of 280 metres.
Tersius Fords with an Impala Ram
shot at 108m using a 30-06 Musgrave rifle with 180r PPU ammo.
Tersius Fords with a Blesbok
Shot at 120m using a 22-250 Savage Rifle with S&B ammo
Tersius Fords with a Kudu Cow
Shot at 253m using a 30-06 Musgrave rifle with 180gr PPU ammo.
Caleb and Scruff Vermaak with Caleb’s Blesbok
Taken in one shot at 189 metres with a .243.
Tersius Fords with Egyptian Geese
Shot using a Bruno 12ga side by side shotgun.
Marcé Lubbe with an Impala Ram
My husband and I went away on a hunting weekend, and after lengthy discussions I decided to hunt my first animal. I made it clear to him that if the opportunity arose for me to hunt an impala, I would make the most of it.
He made it his mission to find a nice adult impala for me. We had been walking for about an hour and a half when we came across a beautiful mature impala ram. We could not get a shot at him due to dense bush, so we let him be and watched him walk in front of us without a care in the world. That on its own was a unique experience.
We continued the walk and eventually came across three stunning males. Gideon got me on the shooting sticks and I patiently waited for instructions. The first two impala walked off into a thicket and last one stood in a clearing about 110 metres away from us. My finger was on the trigger, ready to squeeze and I was poised for the go-ahead command.
What I didn’t know, thanks to my earmuffs, was that my husband had already been telling me to shoot for an entire minute.
He noticed the problem and tapped me on my shoulder to tell me to take the shot. After all the excitement had settled, I got my first impala. What a feeling it was – knowing that after all the walking, waiting and doubting – I would eventually get this stunning ram.