Baviaansriver Conservancy

The Baviaansriver Conservancy is a 450 000 acre low fenced conservancy. The great diversity of indigenous free ranging wildlife in this area make for excellent hunting and trophy quality.

The Baviaansriver conservancy is a 450 000 acre free range conservancy in the Eastern Cape 2 hours northeast of Port Elizabeth. This low fenced area has a huge variety of game, great trophy quality and a luxurious traditional African lodge.

The conservancy is made up of private land and Crusader Safaris owns a large portion of land in the conservancy. Typically, hunters will head out at sunrise, get to a good vantage point until they find a animal of interest. A very good road network throughout the conservancy makes spot and stalk the best means of hunting the area.

In the south eastern portion of the conservancy we have a small tented camp on the banks of the Cowie river. For a change of scenery or to best hunt the southern portion of the conservancy a night or two in the tented camp is a good option. The Cowie area has great Cape Eland, Bushbuck, Warthog and Cape Kudu.

The Baviaansriver conservancy is a great area for the first-time hunter, with the variety of game and game numbers in the area. For families experiencing Africa, the area has a lot to offer both for hunting and sightseeing with a small rural school we support and some magnificent Bushman rock art amongst other attractions. Experienced hunters will find some rare endemic species in the Baviaansriver, Vaal Rhebuck, Lechwe and Mountain Reedbuck all occur in the Baviaansriver.

The Baviaansriver lodge is situated on the edge of a hill overlooking the valley. 6 en suite luxury chalets, two dining areas and two lounges all overlook the vast valley. Game hunted on safari is served in true African style, prepared over open fires and enjoyed with fine South African wine.

The Baviaansriver is 2 hours from the Stormberg and 6 hours from the Umkomaas valley conservancy. Depending on time available and priority animals hunters will experience either one or a combination of these areas.

Cowie Camp

In the south eastern portion of the conservancy we have a small tented camp on the banks of the Cowie river. For a change of scenery or to best hunt the southern portion of the conservancy a night or two in the tented camp is a good option. The Cowie area has great Cape Eland, Bushbuck, Warthog and Cape Kudu.

Animals Indigenous to this Area

  • Baboon
  • Blesbok
  • Bontebok
  • Bushbuck - Cape
  • Bushpig
  • Caracal
  • Duiker - Blue
  • Duiker - Common
  • Eland - Cape
  • Gemsbuck
  • Grysbok - Cape
  • Hartebeest - Red
  • Impala
  • Jackal
  • Klipspringer
  • Kudu - Cape
  • Lechwe
  • Reedbuck-Mountain
  • Rhebok - Vaal
  • Springbok - Common
  • Springbok - Black
  • Springbok - White
  • Steenbok
  • Warthog
  • Waterbuck
  • Wildebeest - Blue
  • Wildebeest - Black
  • Zebra - Burchells

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