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Bird Shooting in Africa
Game bird Species.
Francolines, equivalent to our pheasant, guinea fowl, partridge, sand grouse, pigeons, doves. Francolines are shot over English pointers on the edges of grain fields. Guineafowl are presented to the guns in the European driven fashion, this is highly challenging shooting and the chants and songs of the Zulu beaters add to the exciting atmosphere of the shoot. As in the UK , Pigeons & doves fly into harvested grain fields in a steady stream usually In the afternoons. The pigeons decoy very well.
Wild fowl Species.
Geese, The Spurwing Goose the worlds largest goose is shot along with the smaller Egyptian Goose out of blinds over a spread of silhouette decoys. The Spurwing ganders average around 18 pounds.
Ducks, yellow billed duck, Red billed Teal and white faced duck are the main three species we shoot out of thatch blinds over decoys on the edge of small marshes and ponds.
Game birds and waterfowl are shot during each Safari and within close distance to the lodge, this is not A hot barrel hunt, good steady shooting is the order of the day.
Our hunting area is situated in the farming district of Dundee, Northern Kwazulu Natal an area rich for grain growing and consequently holding an excellent variety of game birds and water fowl.
Accommodation is in our comfortable Lodge ( Zulu Wings ) run purely for bird shooting safaris. All rooms are en suit, during your stay you will have a chance to feast on a whole variety of game you have taken during your safari as well as traditional South African dishes prepared to perfection by our lodge chef and served with fine wines from the Cape.
Other activities included in your Safari.
Excursions: trips to Zulu battle fields, the Drakensburg, the big five game reserves, a day game fishing with guide, cultural villages, curio shopping and much more.
There is a superb rural 18 hole golf course built in the 18th century close to the lodges.
Season and Weather
The bird season runs from the end of May through to September the best wild fowling period, these are South Africa‘s winter months, you can expect frosty mornings midday temperatures are warm up to the low 70’s it is also the dry season with clear skies, evenings are pleasant but cool.
Parties of six to eight guns are normally catered for. Wives or non-hunting guests are more than welcome. A programme for the ladies can be arranged at a small extra cost for transport. A maximum of 12 guests can be catered for.
Your arrival destination is Johannesburg International Airport where you will be met by our rep who will help you through customs and transfer you to our lodge at Zulu wings. The drive is about three and a halve hours through some of the most beautiful scenery with the chance to see various game animals of the area.
Terms & Conditions.
Bookings will be secured on payment of a 50% deposit, The balance is due on arrival at the Lodge.
All deposits less expenses will be refunded if the safari Is cancelled, provided the safari can be re booked.
Payments must be made in cash, Travellers checks or certified bank draft. Bank charges arising from the transfer of funds will be payable by the client.
The safari is based on a maximum of 15 days or 10 days, a minimum of 7 days can be arranged.
The price of your Safari Includes.
Added information to help you organise your travel.
As the bird shooting season takes place during the winter months flights to South Africa are priced as off peak.
Virgin. BA. & South African. Flight duration 11 hours.
A valid United Kingdom passport is required.
(Visa) not required for South Africa.