Buffalo Hunting

December 14, 2013 in Buffalo Hunting, Hunting Big 5 by Hunting Legends

Ever considered Buffalo Hunting in Southern Africa?

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The African Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) was first described scientifically as a Boss caffer by Sparrman in 1779 and later in 1847 the genes Syncerus was created for it. The name caffer refers to the Arab word kafir and based on an Arabic term kafara, which means, ‘not to beleive‘. There are 5 sub species of African Buffalo, however, the African Savanna Buffalo of Southern and Eastern Africa has the widest distribution.


The African Buffalo (also called Cape Buffalo) in Southern Africa is considered by most to be the most dangerous of all of the Big Five. While they might seem calm and relaxed in the herd gracing away, the can quickly turn extremely aggressive when agitated or wounded. African Buffalo are found all over Southern Africa. They roam and graze in herds and can weigh up to 1800 pounds with the height of almost 1,5 meters. It is no wonder many hunters feel intimidated coming face to face with this awesome creature. A herd is usually led by a dominant bull and they prefer open savanna with tall grass, shade and water. Buffalo will avoid flood plains and trampled grasslands and are not partial to recently burned areas. When night falls they will herd up to protect the young from their enemy, the Lion.


The African Buffalo shows the greatest variation in horn shape and build of all African mammals. The horns of a fully grown Buffalo bull can be a spectacular site, with a wide spread, deep curls and a solid boss covering the forehead, a Buffalo bull can be an awesomely fearsome creature. The Roland Ward record book for African Buffalo is a Buffalo with a spread of 64 inches, held by M H Cabrera. The record Buffalo breeding bull ever sold was an East African Buffalo bull named ‘Mystery’, measuring 53,4 inches, that sold for a whopping US$4million.

MysteryMystery – sold for $ 4 million

Looking at the growing demand in top quality trophies, it is no wonder breeders are willing to pay a premium to breed top quality Buffalo ensuring top gene pools, sustainable conservation and protection of this specie. In 2009 there were over 133 000 East African Buffalo, 27 000 West African Buffalo, 60 000 Wood & Forest Buffalo and more than 680 000 Cape Buffalo. Buffalo bulls mature with Roland Ward status by the age of 8 years old.

Buffalo Hunting…

An African Buffalo or Cape Buffalo hunting safari is the most memorable experience of a lifetime!!! Once you hunted a Buffalo you will be addicted, and, this addiction to hunt Buffalo will far exceed all other species, including Lion, Leopard and Elephant!.

Every gun maker and caliber designer in the world has one outstanding desire and that is to test his product against the big five in Africa. The African Buffalo is hunted the most of the big five and the most sought after trophy on a hunting safari. Many hunters and conservationists all loved to hunt Buffalo, and, wrote books or short stories about their Buffalo Hunting safaris and experiences they enjoyed so much.

What caliber to use?

With a well-placed shot, a rifle of .375 caliber is adequate for hunting African Buffalo, however, a shot from any of the 40 calibers will provide a much more immediate and noticeable effect. Many hunters prefer to make their first shot on an African Buffalo with a soft point for maximum force and to prevent over-penetration and the chance of wounding other members of the herd. Back-up shots are usually made with solids to take advantage of their superior penetration in the kill zone. On the first shot, once the Buffalo is wounded and its adrenalin is rushing through its veins, it can be extremely hard to take down. It has been said that if your first shot on a Buffalo is a bad shot, the next 10 rounds will only serve to annoy it. It is important to rely on the advice of your Professional Hunter, when it comes to shot placement and your selection of rifles and bullets, always trust the judgment of your Professional Hunter.

What is the cost?

Although most probably the cheapest of the Big 5 hunts, Buffalo Hunting is by no way a ‘cheap hunt’ in both sense of the words. A well deserved 10 days Buffalo Hunting Safari on a fantastic wildlife reserve, with 5 star lodge accommodation and an incredible experience of a lifetime, hunting free roaming African Buffalo will cost you in the region of US$20,000 all inclusive. You just need to get on a plane and get here, the rest we will do and arrange for you all included in your US$20,000 investment in an unbelievable Buffalo Hunting experience.

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Buffalo Hunt with Sakhr Almulhem

November 4, 2013 in Buffalo Hunting by Hunting Legends

When Sakhr made his inquiry for a Buffalo Hunt with Hunting Legends, we got excited about him wanting to bring his kids along for their first African hunting Safari. The kids were awesome and even with their first time handling a rifle, they were perfect hunters. Dressed up and ready for the hunt they shot their targets with precision and accuracy. Every animal hunted went down on the spot. Sakhr then decided to take his buffalo, but only after the kids got what they came for.


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Clements Group – African Wedding and Hunting Safari

November 4, 2013 in Bow hunting, Buffalo Hunting, Hunting Lodges, Weddings by Hunting Legends

Kevin Clements and friend Steve Johnson first met with us in the US at the SCI hunting show and made their decision to hunt with Hunting Legends. It eventually turned out to be not only a hunting safari but an African Wedding and Hunting Safari of note. Kevin and his beautiful new wife Mechelle decided to make their hunting safaris one to remember forever and joined their lives on the Valley of the Kings Thaba Motswere with a true South African wedding in the heart of the bush-veldt.

Wedding-Photography-5Kevin & Mechelle on the day of their wedding in the African bush.

Lion & Buffalo Hunting Safari – on “Honeymoon”

Before and after the wedding it was hunting for the men and the guys had loads of fun and got the animals they came for. Kevin, Steve, Chuck and Tommy, all got their Lions and Lionesses. A nice Big buffalo was on the menu as well. All animals were taken by bow.

Kevin-Lion-bow-$25000All the Lions were taken in the Kalahari, on foot and with a bow.

Bufallo-SteveAn Awesome Buffalo Hunt with Steve.

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Hunting Legends Lodges

September 8, 2013 in Hunting Areas, Hunting Info, Hunting Lodges by Hunting Legends

Take a peak at our Hunting Legends Lodges

The home of Hunting Legends is the Valley of the Kings Thaba Motswere, but Hunting Legends boasts with a host of fine Lodges that caters for our hunters on a 5 star level. With lodges all over Southern Africa, from the LImpopo province, to Mpumalanga, the Free State, Kwa-Zulu Natal and the North West province, to neighboring countries, such as Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe, we are well positioned to care for most hunter’s needs.

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The Best of the West with Hunting Legends

August 28, 2013 in Archive, Gunroom, Our Friends by Hunting Legends

botw-footer-300x225The Best of the West with Hunting Legends.

Joe Cunningham and Lloyd Hill with camera man Noah from The Best of the West TV show on the Outdoor Channel are in camp with Hunting Legends on The Valley of the Kings.

Awesome guys to have in camp and already in their first day they had some good hunting done with Lloyd taking a Blue Wildebeest on 860 yards with one of The Best of the West’s own rifle systems.

Lloyd Hill and Joe Cunningham from the Best of the West

Lloyd Hill and Joe Cunningham from the Best of the West

Best of the West Productions, LLC is an award-winning outdoor video production company that started in 2003. It began with interests in long range hunting using a Remington Sendero and Leupold scope and later Cooper/Huskemaw rifle system with Berger Hunting Bullets.

Along with a Pro Staff of expert shooters, the shows have guest hunters that demonstrate the effectiveness of this shooting system at extreme ranges. BOTW has expanded its production services to other clients in the outdoor industry. Call 1-866-754-7618 x111 for inquiries about video production. Visit their website on http://www.thebestofthewest.co.za

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New partnership:

Huskemaw Optics

Hunting Legends has now also signed an exclusive supply agreement with The Best of the West for the supply of the well known Huskemaw Long Range Optics to the Southern Africa and UAE markets.

Huskemaw Optics

Huskemaw Optics technology makes shooting easier!

The product is the only BDC turret to incorporate TRUE BC and WIND COMPENSATION technology. Just range your target and turn the RFBC dial to the exact distance and hold right on! No guessing, holdover error, or charts – just dial and shoot! If you have wind, the second set of numbers tell you how much to hold in the Hunt Smart Reticle. Just Dial and Hold – the fastest, and most accurate system for precision shooting available.

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BOTW Rifle Systems

Hunting Legends and Best of the West signed an exclusive supply agreement on the Best of the West Rifle Systems for supply to the Southern Africa and UAE markets.

BOTW Rifle Systems

The long range expertise of The Best of the West and artistic craftsmanship of Cooper Firearms of Montana have come together to bring you the Best of the West Signature Series Rifles. These systems are a blend of state-of-the-art, high-tech machining and old world craftsmanship.

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