I the Karoo
semi-desert, rain is not everything, it is the
only thing. When any two people living in the
Karoo meet each other, the first part of their
conversation is always about the weather and
specially about the rain.
After having two
great raining seasons, this season looks quite
normal. Not to good, not too bad. The veld is
dry, but still full of dry material and in a
good condition, waiting for the first summer
rains to turn up.
The game mated very
well and almost all the adult females are
pregnant. There are a lot of Oryx and
Springbuck babies in the area and cute baby
Warthog’s are running all over with their moms.
I often wonder how the Warthog moms educate them
to lift their tails while running on such a
young age ?? There are a lot of
Black Wildebeest and Impala (end of November)
and Blue Wildebeest, (end of December) ready to
deliver. The Kudu and Waterbuck are
calving throughout the year and their figures
nearly double up during the past season.
The most recent group
visited during November. It was extremely hot
and some days the temperatures went up to 40
degrees Celcius. We try to accommodate the
extreme weather by started to hunt at daybreak,
and come back to the camp to take a breath
during a four hour siesta, after we hunted to
till late afternoon. Nevertheless, we
hunted top quality animals in good condition.
The trophies of this year were exceptional.
We at Jakkalskuil
Safaris support sustainable hunting. We
believe that if one can put a value on an
animal, like to offer it to be hunted at a
price, you will protect the game from poaching
and over utilization and practice a proper veld
management system. Hunting helps the game
farmer to manage the amount of animals in a herd
so that there is enough natural pasture for them
to survive on, during a less than normal
rainfall period. The plant population of
the Karoo is very sensitive to overgrazing.
A healthy plant
population is the factory where one can produce
top quality animals, sustainable.
During 2023 we
hosted hunters from the USA, Poland, the Czech
Republic, Slovakia and several from Hungary.
Trophy hunting is surely busy to pick up,
specially of clients coming from Europe.
We invite you to have
a look at our pricelist for 2024. It is a very
competitive list with several good buys to make.
We proudly refer you to the trophy price of
Sable, Oryx Scimitar, Bontebok and the Springbok
slam to mention a few. At the package hunts you
will find good value for money.
We hope to see a few
of our old friends back during 2024 together
with some first timers to explore the jewels of
We are dedicated to
give you a superb Karoo experience in Africa and
a most enjoyable safari.
Kobus of the Karoo