The Baviaansriver Conservancy is a 450 000 acre low fenced conservancy. The great diversity of indigenous free ranging wildlife in this area make for excellent hunting and trophy quality.
Hunting is at its best early in the morning and evening when animals are moving and feeding. Due to the undulating terrain, the preferred method of hunting is glassing from a good vantage point. We hunt on foot as much as possible but there is a good network of roads for the less mobile.
The Baviaansriver Conservancy is privately owned. But, As with the Umkomaas Valley and Stormberg Mountains, Crusader Safaris owns a large portion of the land and has exclusive access to the rest. Because Crusader Safaris also owns the camps, there is never any pressure on the hunter to move to another camp. Hunters move at their own leisure and as the hunting dictates. Crusader Safaris sets its own quota and manages the area in the interests of maintaining the trophy quality that the area is known for.
The Baviaansriver Lodge
The Baviaansriver Lodge is situated in the middle of the 450 000 acre conservancy. This luxurious hunting camp has 4 private en-suite cabins, a large entertainment area and a trophy room. The full-time chefs prepare the game you shot on safari over open fires in true African style, served with fine South African wines. Beautiful sunsets, camp fires and delicious cuisine characterize this lodge.
The lodge accommodates up to 10 people. All cabins are en-suite with heaters. Power outlets are 220v (we recommend that you bring international power plug adapters with you). If you have any food or drink preferences and/or dietary requirements please advise us well in advance so we can be prepared for your stay.
This camp, with its beautiful views, comfort and close proximity to Port Elizabeth, is ideal for both the serious hunter as well as family groups looking for an African hunting experience.
The Baviaansriver Tented Camp
We also have a beautiful tented camp in the south east portion of the conservancy. A few days in the tented camp is a great experience. The tented camp has two luxury tents each with heaters and a bathroom. It is in this area where we hunt Warthog, Bushbuck, Eland and Kudu.
There are 30 huntable species in the Baviaansriver Conservancy.
From the common Wildebeest, Blesbuck, Gemsbuck, Waterbuck and Impala to the lesser common Lechwe, Bontebuck and Vaal Rhebuck. Cape Kudu (darker in colour and slightly smaller than its northern relative, the Southern Greater Kudu) are also abundant.
From camp, it is an easy 1.5 hour drive to the sand forests of the Indian Ocean where we hunt Blue Duiker, Caracal (with hounds), Cape Grysbuck and Bushpig.
Animals Indigenous to this Area
- Bushbuck - Cape
- Duiker - Blue
- Duiker - Common
- Eland - Cape
- Grysbok - Cape
- Hartebeest - Red
- Kudu - Cape
- Rhebok - Vaal
- Springbok - Common
- Springbok - Black
- Springbok - White
- Wildebeest - Blue
- Wildebeest - Black
- Zebra - Burchells