World class wingshooting on more than 100,000 hectares of land in different parts of South Africa. Perfect conditions for more than 20 different bird species that include pigeons, ducks, geese, guinea fowl and sandgrouse. Shooting wild birds in South Africa is an amazing experience, that all real wing shooters will dream about.
5 days from €2,650
At RH Safaris we can offer some of the best wingshooting on the continent of Africa. Hunt over more than 100,000 hectares of mainly privately owned land in South Africa, primarily south of Johannesburg. Nowhere else on earth can you shoot more different species of birds than you can with us in South Africa.
You can enjoy successful shooting for between 15 - 20 different species of pigeons, ducks, geese, guinea fowl and sandgrouse. Wing shooting at RH Safaris is managed in a very sustainable manner, and each hunting district is only hunted every 4th week.
Wingshooting can be combined with exciting hunting for more than 20 different antelope species, which also makes this tour to South Africa a really unique experience.
Our base is only a 2 hour drive by car from Johannesburg, and our safaris are arranged and carried out by a dedicated team of people who have many years of experience of wingshooting, rifle- and bow hunting.
The best period for wingshooting is from May to August.
It is not allowed to shoot waterfowl and upland birds on Sundays. It is only possible to shoot pigeons on these days.
Waterfowl: 10 birds per hunter per day
Upland birds: 10 birds per hunter per day
Doves & pigeons: Unlimited bag
Arcadia Guesthouse offers accommodation in beautifully furnished rooms each with a private bathroom, tv, air conditioning and free WiFi. All rooms have either a double bed or two single beds, and a private bathroom with a bathtub and shower. The staff maintain a really cosy atmosphere so that the guests feel at home from the minute they arrive. You will be served beautifully prepared...Read more
RH Safaris offer hunting on more than 100,000 hectares of land in different parts of South Africa. The land is privately owned, and will not be shared with other groups while you are hunting. This wingshooting districts are managed sustainably, and some districts are only used every 4th week. More than 90% of our wingshoots takes place in Free State Province, in the regions of Vaaldam, Vaal,...Read more
Our outfitter, the owner of the company RH Safaris, has more than 20 years of hunting experience in South Africa, an interest that started at a very young age. His great passions are wingshooting and hunting plains game and over the last 15 years he has started bow hunting. The districts that RH Safaris can offer are some of the best hunting districts for wild birds in the whole world. A lot of...Read more
Scientific name: Anas sparsa Distribution: This species is widespread over central and southern Africa Habitat: The African Black duck mainly lives in freshwater districts with plenty of aquatic vegetation and areas of grassland. It feeds off aquatic plants, insects and other small animals found in the water. It is mainly found on water with a depth of less than 1.5 meters. Description: It has...Read more
Scientific name: Spatula smithii Distribution: Widespread in southern and central Africa. Habitat: The Cape Shoveler mainly lives in large open areas of freshwater and wet grasslands with emergent vegetation. It largely lives off aquatic plants, and is normally found in water that is less than 1.5m in depth. Description: It can be identified by its longe, large bill, and its brown plumage with...Read more
Scientific name: Anas capensis Distribution: The Cape Teal is widespread in South Africa, being most numerous in the drier regions of South Africa such as the Western Cape, North-West and Free State Provinces. Habitat: It mainly lives in large open areas of freshwater and wet grasslands with emergent vegetation. It largely lives off aquatic plants, and is normally found in water that is less...Read more
Scientific name: Streptopelia capicola Distribution: It is a widespread and often very common species in southern and east Africa. Habitat: It is common in most urban areas, where it favours both large and small trees in parks and gardens. In sunflower and corn fields close to towns it offers excellent sport for wing shooters as it is very fast flying. Description: The Cape turtle...Read more
Scientific name: Coturnix coturnix Distribution: It is widespread in Europe and in northern and southern Africa. It is a member of the pheasant family. Habitat: It is a ground living bird found in large open areas, grasslands and farmland. It mainly lives off seeds and insects and can wander over large distances. Description: This is the smallest bird it is legal to hunt in South Africa. It is...Read more
Scientific name: Pterocles bicinctus Distribution: It is widespread in South Africa and can also be found in a number of other African countries. Habitat: It lives in dry grass areas often beside roads and tracks, gravel patches recently burned areas with developing grass shoots. It mainly feeds on grass seeds. Description: The double banded sandgrouse is a pigeon sized bird, with light brown...Read more
Scientific Name: Columbia livia Subspecies: 12 different subspecies have been recognised, some possibly derived from feral populations. Feral pigeons are actually derived from domesticated rock doves, and wild and feral birds often interbreed, Distribution: Originally the rock dove was a native of western and southern Europe, North Africa and South Asia. It was now been introduced to many...Read more
Scientific name: Alopochen aegyptiaca Distribution: The Egyptian goose is originally from sub-saharan Africa and the Nile valley in Egypt. Over the last few centuries breeding populations have become established in north west Europe and the U.S.A. Habitat: It is a common bird in South Africa, often found close to farmland close to streams, rivers and lakes. It mainly each plants such as grass,...Read more
Scientific name: Scleroptila afra Distribution: It is common in southern Africa. Habitat: The grey-winged francolin daily occurs in mountainous regions. In someplace the hunting districts where they live can only be reached on horseback. It is found in flocks of up to 25 birds in the mountains of Eastern Cape and Natal. Description: It is one of the most challenging birds to shoot in South...Read more
Scientific name: Numida meleagris Distribution: It is originally from sub-saharan Africa but was later introduced to the West Indies, Brazil, Australia and Europe Habitat: Helmeted Guineafowl lives in open, dry grasslands and savannah with sparse growth of trees and bushes. It is often also found on farmland. Description: It is the most famous and widespread wild bird in South Africa. It is...Read more
Scientific name: Spatula hottentota Distribution: It is common in southern and east Africa, typically south of 10 ° S. Habitat: The Hottentot teal mainly lives in large open areas of freshwater and wet grasslands with emergent vegetation. It largely lives off aquatic plants, and is normally found in water that is less than 1.5m in depth. Description: The size of an Hottentot teal, with...Read more
Scientific name: Sarkidiornis melanotos Distribution: The knob-billed duck is widespread in the tropical wetlands of South Africa, Madagascar, south Asia and the very south of China. Habitat: It mainly lives in tropical marshes, rivers and large areas of open grassland. It primarily lives off aquatic plants and will usually be found close to water. Description: It is the size of an Egyptian...Read more
Scientific name: Spilopelia senegalensis Distribution: It is common in sub-saharan Africa, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan and India. Habitat: It is very common in most urban areas, where it favours both large and small trees in parks and gardens. In sunflower and corn fields close to towns it offers excellent sport for wing shooters as it is very fast flying. Description: It is a small...Read more
Scientific name: Pterocles namaqua Distribution: It is widespread in South Africa and a number of other African countries. Habitat: The Namaqua sandgrouse lives in the drier parts of South Africa. It is common in the Kalahari desert, Namo Karoo and in parts of the Western Cape. This species only needs seeds, some gravel and easy access to some form of freshwater to surviveTheir habitat usually...Read more
Scientific name: Scleroptila gutturalis Distribution: It is common in South Africa but also occurs in a number of other African countries Habitat: The Orange River francolin lives in large grasslands, cornfields and woods. It can be found throughout the Free State province and in parts of Mpumalanga nas Northern Cape Description: It is similar to the redwing francolin in appearance but...Read more
Redbilled teal - Denne and har en mørkerød regning og findes i flokke på op til 25 fugle. Det er en meget hurtig, undvigende og kronglet fugl under flugt. Fundet i ferskvand ikke dybere end 1,5 meter og mindre. Skuddene foregår hovedsageligt fra huder, der er strategisk placeret omkring eller i nærheden af vand under flyveveje. Hvor det er relevant, hvor man vader sig i vandet mellem...Read more
Scientific name: Streptopelia semitorquata Distribution: It is widespread over much of sub-saharan Africa Habitat: It has become adapted to urban areas where it lives in park and garden trees. Hunting takes place on large fields within a radius of 3 -8 km fro large towns. Description: It has a grey/pink body with orange/red eyes and has a ring of bare skin around the eye. The back, wings and...Read more
Scientific name: Tadorna cana Distribution: It is native to southern Africa and is today common in Namibia and South Africa. Habitat: It can be found on large open areas of freshwater and on grassland. It lives mainly off aquatic plant so it is rarely seen far from large bodies of freshwater Description: It has a reddish body and wings with that are vividly marked with black, white and green....Read more
Spurwing - En stor sort gås med hvide pletter, der kan lide pander og søer tæt på græsarealer og landbrugsarealer, som den kan lide at komme i land at fodre på. Disse fugle har store skarpe sporer på vingerne. Spurwing gåsen er den største vandfugl gamebird i Sydafrika, der vejer op til 10 kilo og med et vingespænde på op til 1,8 meter og er fortsat det ultimative trofæ. Flokke på op...Read more
Scientific name: Pternistis swainsonii Distribution: It is widespread in South Africa and can be found in a number of other African countries Habitat: The Swainson francolin is mainly found in areas with torntrees, grassland and farmland. Description: It is brown with a characteristic red head and it is very popular with hunters as it is a strong, fast flier. It is similar in...Read more
Scientific name: Dendrocygna viduata Distribution: It is common in southern and east Africa and over most of South America. Habitat: It is mainly found on large, open areas of freshwater and nearby grasslands. It feeds on aquatic plants and is most commonly found on water less than 1.5m deep. Description: The white-faced duck has a red brown body with greyish wings. It has a black neck and...Read more
Scientific name: Anas undulata Distribution: Yellow-billed duck are widespread over much of sub-saharan Africa. Habitat: It lives on large wetlands, rivers and lakes. Description: The yellow-billed duck is the size of a mallard. The plumage is largely grey, with a darker head and a yellow bill. It is very fast flying which makes it a challenging bird to shoot. Hunting Method:...Read more
Great bird hunting, good challenge, for even the experienced shotgun.
Ca. 2 to 2 1/2 hours drive from Johannesburg International Airport.
We chase the pigeons on their migratory routes, between the many living fences, and the pigeon foraging sites.
From the smaller pigeons that fly at eye level, and to the slightly larger "Rock pigeons" that pull up to 45 meters in height.
Our hunts are arranged so that we have our helper, to pick up pigeons, bring cartridges, drinks, move our brought chairs in case the tow route changes, make parade, etc.
Depending on the hunter's wishes, we typically shoot 400 - 1000 shots per day. Per hunter.
We stay in a lovely guesthouse or lodge, depending on where the pigeons draw best.
Accommodation, food, moderate-size beverages, and transportation during the hunt are included.
Our partner has 6 semi-automatic shotguns that we can rent if you do not want to bring your own shotgun.
The pigeon hunts can be combined with other bird hunts, as well as hunting for trophy-bearing antelopes.
|Species||Price (Rand)||Species||Price (Rand)|
|Simitar Oryx||R 35.000,-||Kudu (50" and less)||R 22.500,-|
|Black Jackal||R 2000,-||Kudu (50" up to 55")||R 36.000,-|
|Black Wildebeest||R 14.000,-||Kudu 55" up to 60")||R 50.000,- (Can change)|
|Blesbuck||R 6.000,-||Nyala||R 42.500,-|
|Blesbuck White||R 10.500,-||Waterbuck||R 27.500,-|
|Blue Wildebeest||R 15.000,-||Ostrich||R 6.000,-|
|Genet||R 1.000,-||Porcupine||R 1.500,-|
|Caracal||R 12.000,-||Red Hartebeest||R 18.000,-|
|Duiker Common||R 6.000,-||Red Lechwe||R 35.000,-|
|Eland||R 38.000,-||Springbok Black||R 12.000,-|
|Fallow Deer||R 12.500,-||Reedbuck Mountain||R 12.500,-|
|Gemsbuck||R 18.500,-||Springbok Common||R 6.000,-|
|Zebra Burchell's||R 18.000,-||Springbok White||R 15.000,-|
|Grey Rhebuck||R 16.000,-||Springbok Copper||R 15.000,-|
|Impala||R 6.000,-||Steenbuck||R 6.500,-|
|Species that may be purchased|
* = Bird species that are not so common, and do not occur in the same large numbers as the other species.