We all at Jakkalskuil Safaris
hope that all our friends and clients, word wide will
experience a happy and healthy 2018.
looking back to a very successful hunting season of
Several hunting groups of central Europe visited
Jakkalskuil through the year.
Peter and Laci of HuH
Safaris are bringing every year more hunters from
Hungary to expose them to the African experience.
We were also the hosts
of some hunters from Slowakia and the Czech Republic.
management hunts are getting more popular with the
Hungarian hunters and with the last group they manage to
cull within 3 days more than 60 Springbuck.
The same group also
hunted also some very good quality of trophy animals.
One hunter of the group was an old client, Lazslo Leczo
of Slowakia. He collects abnormal trophies.
During previous safaris
he hunted Gemsbuck , Kudu and Red Hartebeest with
abnormal horns. This year he got a beautiful Impala,
Springbuck and a Gemsbuck (Oryx) with abnormal horns. He
could not believe his luck when he hunted a male Baboon
and one of the canine teeth of the baboon was of an
abnormal big size, nearly double the size of the rest of
the canine teeth.
were also the hosts of some American clients that
preferred to hunt the Karoo region of Africa.
During the end of July,
a South African born hunter, Izak Nieuwoudt, who is
living in the US, together with a friend hunted with us.
Of the outstanding trophies that they bagged were a
beautiful Sable and a Cape Kudu.
Soon after Izak
departed Bruce Tustin and his wife, Charlie, turned up.
Charlie is a crack shot on their local shooting ranges
with different types of rifles, handguns and shotguns,
but Bruce is the hunter. During 2016 Bruce hunted a
Buffalo with Jakkalskuil Safaris and this year he was
back for more action with his 375. Bruce hunted a Leche,
Waterbuck, Bontebuck and made a very impressive shot
with his 375 over a long distance to brought a big Cape
Eland bull down.
During the end of September
three of our old clients of America, Prof Carl Leukefeld
and his son Karl as well as Dale Denisar, the longrange
king of the Karoo, joined us on a 4 day fishing safari
for Tigerfish on lake Cahorra Bassa in Mozambique. The
fishing was good and several Tigers, heavier than 12
pounds were caught. We stayed at a fishing camp of a
friend on an island in the lake. The weather kept up and
a lot of adrenalin flown. After the fishing part the
group moved to Jakkalskuil where several good trophies,
included a Nyala and a rare pure black Impala, were
taken. Karl also completed his Springbuck slam, consist
out of a common, white, black and copper Springbuck
within two days. After the Leukefelds departs back for
the US, Mark Markegene joined his old hunting buddy,
Dale, to do some unusual hunting for another 10 days in
and Mark specialize in long range hunting and shooting
and they killed several crows at Jakkalskuil who were
busy to predate on sheep giving birth. Some of the
highlights were when each of them manage to kill a big
male baboon, out of a troop who were making a lot of
damage on crop and other property.
The moment Mark will
remember for a very long time was the day when he broke
Dale’s record by killing a wild Ostrich with a shot
further than 750 yards.
still experience a dry season with below normal
Fortunately the raining
season is still lying ahead and we hope for a better
season than the previous 4 years.
The fact that a big
percentage of the female antelope gave birth during
November and December hopefully shows that mother nature
is going to take care of them.
reservations for this year are coming along and we are
waiting for the first group of Hungarian clients,
leading by Peter Hauser to turns up, at the end of
March. Peter is bringing his son Marci, who is 12 years
old, for his first African Safari with. Mr. Ferenc
Kovacs, and old client of Hungary is planning to come
and celebrate his birthday with his family on the 21st
of March at Jakkalskuil, in combination with some
April, Mark Markegene is bringing his son and grandson
with for some more Karoo experience and hunting. Dale,
who is planning to take his longrange title back, will
After the hunt, when
the Markegenes departed for the U.S, Dale will be going
with, with two other clients, on a Big Game fishing
safari to the east coast of South Africa at Richards
Bay, in an attempt to catch a Marlin.
I am departing during the middle
of February to attend the FeHova (Hunting and Fishing
show) in Budapest, Hungary and to visit some of my
hunting friends over there.
I hope everybody will experience
some happy and successful hunting, wherever you may be
hunting this coming year on the globe.
Your friend in Africa
Kobus of the Karoo