Cape Buffalo Hunting Packages and Prices

We offer a comprehensive selection of Cape Buffalo Hunting Packages and prices for first-time African hunters and repeat African hunters.

Our packages are clear and transparent without any hidden costs. The day fee and trophy fee are included in the below packages. Hunters are welcome to ask for a tailored package to suit their needs.

Also, we provide detailed prices on taxidermy and ensure you have no surprises at the end of your African Hunting Safari.

All our packages offer 7 trophies over 8 days of hunting. Each Package is named after the two signature trophies in the Package.

In addition, Buffalo can be added to any of our Plains Game Packages at the following prices.

  • Trophy Cape Buffalo (Hard Boss) – $10,000
  • Management Cape Buffalo (Hard Boss) – $8500
  • Management Cape Buffalo (Soft Boss) – $6500
  • Buffalo Cow (Mature) – $3500
Buffalo Trophy. Your Buffalo Hunting Guides Nick Bowker and Benjamin Pringle.
Your Buffalo Hunting Guides Nick Bowker and Benjamin Pringle

Table of Contents

  1. What is included and not included?
  2. Our Cape Buffalo Hunting Packges
  3. About Cape Buffalo Prices

Our Trophy Cape Buffalo Hunting Packages include the following

  • Nick Bowker, your Licensed Oufitter at all times
  • Includes daily rates and trophy fee
  • A Licensed Hunting Guide (Nick Bowker or Benjamin Pringle)
  • Skinners, trackers, and dogs for retrieval of wounded animals
  • Transport for pick-up and drop-off at Port Elizabeth airport
  • 4×4 hunting vehicles and fuel for the duration of the safari
  • Use of high-end rifles, scopes, and ammunition (Sako and Swarovski)
  • Accommodation, meals and drinks, and daily laundry
  • Field preparation of trophies and delivery to the taxidermy
  • All taxes, hunting permits and hunting licensces.
  • Observer rates are $150 per day
  • Does not include taxidermy and travel to Port Elizabeth South Africa
Cape Buffalo Hunting with Nick Bowker
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Summary of Cape Buffalo Hunting Packages

All packages 8 Days Hunting and 7 Trophies

  1. $8500 Buffalo Cow & Gemsbok Package
  2. $15000 Buffalo & Waterbuck Package
  3. $16000 Buffalo & Nyala Package
  4. $17000 Buffalo & Lechwe Package
  5. $18000 Buffalo & Big Game Package
  6. $20000 Buffalo & Roan Package

Our South African Trophy Cape Buffalo Packages

Buffalo Cow Gemsbok Package

$8500 per Hunter

Buffalo cow in the grass lands. Buffalo cow gemsbok hunting package.
  • Buffalo Cow
  • Gemsbok
  • Bushbuck
  • Zebra
  • White Blesbok
  • Fallow Deer or Warthog
  • Springbok
Buffalo cow shot as part of a Cape Buffalo package. Prices are all inclusive.
Gemsbok trophy taken with Nick Bowker in South Africa.

Buffalo Waterbuck Hunting Package

$15000 per Hunter

Buffalo bull. Old Buffalo male. Buffalo waterbuck hunting package.
  • Buffalo
  • Waterbuck
  • Bushbuck
  • Zebra
  • Impala
  • Fallow Deer or Warthog
  • White Blesbok
African buffalo trophy
Waterbuck trophy taken with Nick Bowker in South Africa.

Buffalo and Nyala Hunting Package

$16000 per Hunter

Buffalo chasing lion. Buffalo Nyala hunting package.
  • Buffalo
  • Nyala
  • Waterbuck
  • Bushbuck
  • Black Wildebeest
  • Impala
  • Copper Springbok
Buffalo trophy shot as part of a Cape Buffalo package
Nyala trophy taken with Nick Bowker in South Africa.

Buffalo Lechwe Package

$17000 per Hunter

Buffalo bull near water. Buffalo Lechwe hunting package.
  • Buffalo
  • Red Lechwe
  • Nyala
  • Waterbuck
  • Bushbuck
  • Black Wildebeest
  • Black Springbok
Cape Buffalo trophy shot as part of a Cape Buffalo package
Red Lechwe trophy taken with Nick Bowker in South Africa.

Buffalo Big Game Package

$18000 per Hunter

Buffalo male in the savanna. Buffalo big game hunting package
  • Buffalo
  • Red Lechwe
  • Nyala
  • Waterbuck
  • Bushbuck
  • Gemsbok
  • Black Wildebeest
African Buffalo trophy shot as part of a Cape Buffalo package
Black Wildebeest trophy taken with Nick Bowker in South Africa.

Buffalo Roan Package

$20000 per Hunter

Buffalo male in the bush. Buffalo roan hunting package.
  • Buffalo
  • Roan Antelope
  • Red Lechwe
  • Black Wildebeest
  • Bushbuck
  • Common Reedbuck
  • Grey Rhebok
Large buffalo trophy shot with Nick Bowker Hunting.
Grey Rhebok trophy taken with Nick Bowker in South Africa.

Cape Buffalo Hunting Prices in South Africa

A 375-caliber rifle is the minimum legal requirement to hunt a buffalo. Professional hunters (Guides) are required to have a dangerous game hunt license.

Buffalo is now widespread across the Eastern Cape. Generally, Buffalo hunting in South Africa is in high fenced areas, and the size of the area varies widely.

If you want authentic free-range Buffalo, you will need your African safari to be in other southern African countries like Zimbabwe or Mozambique, or alternatively in Tanzania.

However, the trade-off is that Cape Buffalo Hunting Prices in South Africa are substantially cheaper on an all-in basis.

The day rates in countries like Zimbabwe are expensive and dramatically increase the cost of the overall hunt.

Day rates reflect the taxes and fees paid to the government. In most cases, the land is not private, and the government owns the animals.

In South Africa, most land is private, including the game.

Cape Buffalo hunting in South Africa is still tremendously exciting.

In particular, the Buffalo has learned to avoid humans, feed at night, and hide during daylight hours in thickly wooded areas.

Buffalo is considered a dangerous game rather than a plains game, although they have all the same plains game characteristics.

Mature Buffalo bulls should always have a solid boss. Shot placement is critical for Buffalo hunting. Cape Buffalo is called black death for a good reason.

Taxidermy for Cape Buffalo Hunting packages

Taxidermy cost for Cape Buffalo cow and Gemsbok package.
Taxidermy cost for Cape Buffalo and Waterbuck package.
Taxidermy cost for Cape Buffalo and Nyala package.
Taxidermy cost for Cape Buffalo and Red Lechwe package.
Taxidermy cost for Cape Buffalo Big game package.
Taxidermy cost for Cape Buffalo and Roan package.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can you hunt Cape Buffalo in South Africa?

There are no seasonal restrictions on hunting in South Africa. Most hunting land is privately owned.

What is the best time of year to hunt Cape Buffalo?

Hunting takes place March through October.

What Caliber do you recommend for Cape Buffalo hunting?

If you are hunting dangerous game, you must have a .375 minimum. For Plains Game, we recommend a 300 mag or similar.

How many sets of clothes should I bring?

You will have daily laundry service while staying at our lodge, so no more than 2-3 sets of safari clothes are needed. 

Can I rent a rifle for my Safari? 

Rifles are included free of charge in our packages, including .375 for Cape Buffalo hunting.