Non trophy Hunting and Other Fees 2018



Non Trophy Game aren’t always available – it depends if they need to be managed / culled and this need also changes by the year and by the season.

Booking of non trophy game and advance payment of such booked game is required.

A reminder that any animal not exported out of South Africa 14 % VAT tax must be charged onto the fees below and onto Trophy's fees. Exporting even just one part or some of the animals you hunt will mean no VAT tax needs to be charged.

Non trophies = Females, young males, males with broken off horn/s & runt / poor quality animals, unless specified below. Skew horns are NOT non trophys.

Females may only be shot in their dry times: when they have no dependant calves.


*Female Can Only be hunted From Mid May to Mid Nov :


*Blesbuck, common,  female / male


*Blesbuck, white,  female, few available   150

*Deer, fallow, female, rarely available


Deer, fallow, male, young, rarely available 


Duiker, grey, male


*Duiker, grey, female


Eland – male / female (female Feb – July only), rarely available

from 600 

Gemsbuck, male / female (female Feb – July), excludes big horned female


*Hartebeest, red / cape, female


Hartebeest, red / cape, male


*Impala, female


Impala, male


Kudu, female (Aug – Jan only )                                             


Kudu, male, rarely available


Lechwe, red, female (mainly June – Aug)


Lechwe, red, male


Nyala, female (June – Aug mainly )


Nyala, male


Ostrich, sub adults / almost full size, few available


*Reedbuck, southern mountain, female


Reedbuck, southern mountain, male, few available


Springbuck, common, male


Springbuck, common female (May – July mainly )


Springbok black  female (May – July mainly)


Waterbuck, female, rarely available


Waterbuck, male, rarely available


Wildebeest, Black female    ( july - mid nov ) 


Wildebeest, Black male


Wildebeest, Blue female      ( july - mid nov )


Wildebeest, Blue male



Occasionally broken horns or 1 horn game are available, but no guarantee they will be available at the time of your hunt. Females and males also aren’t always available – it depends if they need to be managed / culled and this need also changes by the year and by the season , so Please ask your PH what is available at the time of your hunt.

As many of these could be very old animals – there is no guarantee the hide will be perfect, even after tanning. However, most hides turn out fine but there are some exceptions - this risk is on the hunter. 

Most species for non trophy are female to control population numbers.

Most of the non trophy hunting takes place on our own ranches and the prices printed here are for on our ranches. In the rare event the hunter wants to hunt non trophys on another of our concessions, which are ranches owned by other person/s, the animal fee is higher and game on such other ranches is subject to availability.

Special Game / Quota Species - see Price list page

For Buffalo, Sable and Roan, a percent of the trophy fee is required upon booking as a deposit which will be a credit on the safari of the booked animal.  Cancellation or change of date will result in the loss of the deposit.

All species on this list require advance booking of the species wanted.

Optional Extras

  • Side trips and tours
  • Gratuities / Tips
  • Skinning of certain species for mounting will cost extra, for example small mammals and birds, eg. monkey $ 30 skinning fee for a full body mount skin.
  • Cell phone rental - see Travel Hints FAQ  Phone, Email & Wifi section for this.
  • Additional PH  US$ 100 per day.
  • If you choose to use a Local Taxidermist other than Taxidermy Africa our storage of your Trophies will cost $ 500 which is payable to Richard Holmes Safaris at the end of your safari and is refundable if other taxidermist picks up your trophys within a week of your departure. As we have a permanent long term relationship with Taxidermy Africa they are punctual about picking up your Trophies from us. The hunter must also supply enough tags from the other taxidermist for PH here to write on the details of each animal eg. hunters name,  species, skull & horns, cape etc.( hunter must then supply 3 tags per animal ).
  • Any animal or bird wounded and lost at the time your safari ends or shot, accidental or incidental is payable in full, and if NOT exported from South Africa is subject to Value Added Tax of 14 % added onto the trophy/cull fee. (This is South African law)
  • Costs besides the Safari are Taxidermy, trophy export permits, customs trophy clearance fees and shipping of trophys to your home and any pre or post safari hotels, taxis / transport and tips. 
  • Meat is not included in the animal’s price. Meat may not be exported from the country of South Africa. Meat belongs to the landowner.
  • We have a small shop selling a variety of Karoo products and curios to take home and remind you of us. However any wood, ostrich egg and animal parts ( bone/horn/hoof etc ) must go home with your Trophys as these items require veterinary, tanning and or export permits, i.e. you can't legally take them home with you when you fly home. There is a cost for the curios to be fumigated, tanned and permit fee payable to our local taxidermist.
  • Rifle hire = US$ 30 per day, But .375 H&H Mag cost is $ 40 - 50 / day and hire includes reasonable amount of ammo (only 1 of each is available : .222, .30-06, .375 H&H Mag ). Rifles are all scoped with Harris 14 - 27 " extendable Bipods attatched and slings, all attached to Rifles.
    A firearm rental day is defined as: If the gun goes out in the truck it has been rented for the day even if no shot has been fired with it or if it does not get used at all.
    • .222 BSA - wood stock , 55 grain soft point reloads.
    • .30-06 Browning A Bolt with Boyd wood stock. Burris 4,5 - 14 scope with Ballistic Plex horizontal BARS. 180 grain Hornady SP Reloads : 100 yds 1 “ high & 200 yds using 200 YD BAR ( One bar below crosshair ) = ZERO. Therefore drop from 100 – 200 yds = 3 “ . But this rifle barrel is getting old, although it still currently works ok. One alternative is .375 with 200 grain bullets which has similar balistics - see below.
    • .30-06 HOWA - Bolt action with tactical synthetic Black Talon stock and recoil absorber, scope 4 - 16 Burris Elimanator electronic with built in rangefinder, elevation aiming dots and windage, zero at 100 yds and can shoot out to 800 yards. Using Hornady 180 grain BT SST or 165 grain reloaded bullets. This is a very heavy and cumbersome rifle due to the large scope.
    • .375 H&H MAG SAKO - Mostly for Very Large and Dangerous game only , costs is $ 40 - 50 / day depends on grain of ammo used - with wood stock and Muzzle break - recoil is low - about same as .30-06. Leupold 2,5 - 8 scope. 200 Sierra FN zero at 100 yds or 235 grain Hornady / Woodleigh / Rhino SP Reloads : 100 yds 2 “ high    &  200 yds  = ZERO. Therefore approximate 2 - 3 “ drop from 100 – 200 yds. 260 - 270 grn and heavier ammo suitable for cape Buffalo is also available. 

Please Note these links from my website : 
Money, Credit Cards & Tips ( re tips and payment methods ) 
Travel Hints & FAQ (very useful info on our safaris - from your safari planning stage to after your hunt) 
Trophies, Taxidermy & Shipping (costs of all aspects to get your trophys home)


For Side Trips and non hunter activities click here.

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