Situated on 400 ha in Rust de Winter, Limpopo
Fair Game bow-hunting camp is situated a mere hour’s drive north of Pretoria in the Rust de Winter area. The GPS co-ordinates for the farm are 25°09'58.7"S 28°32'30.3"E.
The farm is 400ha and is fully fenced with hunting exemption. There are 5 pit blinds as well as an elevated hide. All are situated at a water point. Walk and stalk options also available.
Our camp can accommodate 6 people in 3 tents. Each tent has 2 single beds. All bedding and towels provided but feel free to bring your own sleeping bag for extra warmth on the chilly winter evenings. Ablutions are shared but a warm shower is guaranteed from our trusty gas geyser.
Our self-catering camp kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessities for a comfortable camp dining experience. The camp is solar powered. A 120L fridge/freezer is available for your use as well as a 2-plate gas stove so you won’t have to rely solely on the fire for food preparation.
R400 per person per night
Children 6 to12 years - R200 per night
Children under 6 years - R50 per night
Minimum of 3 people for 2 nights during high season (Jun-Jul)
A crossbow is available for hire at R400/day.
No rifle hunting is allowed.
Skin salting available at R200 for a LARGE skin and R100 for a SMALL skin
Cool room, slaughter and braai wood included in accommodation fees
Hunting is allowed only between 1 May and 31 August. Non-hunting family break-aways welcome during the off-season.
The NextHunt team visited the Fair Game bow-hunting camp near Rust te Winter, where we were welcomed by hosts Hanno and Vanessa van Schoor. Less than an hour's drive (80km) from Menlyn, even including a scenic drive through the Dinokeng Nature Reserve, impressed us that such a nice bushveld hunting opportunity could be so close to Pretoria.
A farmer and avid bow hunter himself, Hanno took us on a drive through the farm. Having received 10mm rain in the past few days, everything was lush and green. We drove past herds of proud young impala bowrams showing off their new found glorious horns. We spotted a pair of steenbuck not too far from one of the pit blinds as well as plenty of blesbuck. It was evident that the animals we're scared of humans as we passed a few herds within bow hunting range, before they ran off.
The hides are in good condition and provides good cover for any bow hunter. The pit blinds have soil as flooring to minimise noise.
We arrived at the camp, which was clean and neat. When they don't have hunters, everything is packed away safely in the container, which doubles for a kitchen when camp is set up. There is no electricity, but you will always have warm water and gas to cook, says Hanno. The slaughtering poles are behind the container which was a nice touch, so the hunter can be part of the whole process and learn in the process. A nice touch is that they have a crossbow for hire, so even the most novice or aspiring hunter can try their hand at hunting without having to own their own gear.
The roads are well laid out and well kept, making it easy to navigate and walk to and from hides when you've had enough for the day. It is also ideal for cycling when you want to do your own game drive.
Fair Game bow-hunting is basic, but provides everything you need for an enjoyable bow hunt. We look forward to having our first bow hunting weekend at Hanno and Vanessa's and can with confidence list Fair Game as a NextHunt Recommended hunting farm.
- January 2021 -Facilities include Bedding included, Camping, Cell phone reception, Cooling facilities, Crossbow available for hire, Drinkable water, Farm usually responds within 24 hours, Malaria-free (Non-Malaria Area), Mountain biking, NextHunt Verified, Salt room, Self-catering, Slaughter facilities, Solar electricity, We understand Afrikaans and We understand English
1 - 6 guests can be accommodated.
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