Hunting plains game in South Africa singlehandedly offers hunters the largest variety of plains game in Africa.
A bewildering and numerous array of indigenous antelope such as Kudu; Sable; Eland; Roan; Waterbuck; Gemsbuck/Oryx; Black and Blue wildebeest; Red hartebeest; Tsessebe; Blesbuck; Bontebuck; Nyala; Bushbuck; Impala; Springbuck; Common reedbuck; Mountain reedbuck; Vaal rhebuck; Steenbuck; Common or Bush duiker; Klipspringer; Oribi; Cape- and Sharps grysbok and the Blue- and Red duiker can all be legally hunted. Other non-indigenous or “exotic” antelope available are Red Lechwe from Botswana and Zambia, two north-African species of Oryx; the Arabian Oryx and Scimitar Oryx, the Barbary sheep (Aoudad) also from north-Africa; Fallow deer from the UK; Blackbuck and Water Buffalo from India.
Other than the antelope mentioned, there are other species available for hunting such as Giraffe; Warthog; Bush pig; Burchells or Plains Zebra; Cape mountain Zebra; Caracal; Black backed jackal; Serval cat; Civet and Hyrax.
To round off big game hunting in South Africa, all five members of the so called “Big Five”, the dangerous game species of African Elephant; Cape buffalo; White and Black rhino; Lion and Leopard can be legally hunted, although their numbers are not as numerous as those in the countries north of it neither the huge, unfenced government concession areas.