South Africa, “a world in one country” for the tourist, also offers the widest variety of species for the hunter, many unavailable in any other country. The diversity of habitat and hunting conditions makes South Africa an essential experience for any hunter. As proved by inscriptions in trophy record books, the best quality trophy of a wide variety of species are hunted in South Africa.
Our main concession, Citadel, is situated in the western part of the Limpopo Province, close to Thabazimbi. This area is in the real African Bushveld, dotted with huge Knob thorn and Leadwood trees, where a hunter can be assured of a fair chase hunt.
Families are welcome to accompany hunters to enjoy Africa in comfort. Rich bird-life and wandering game reflect the tranquility of the African bush, and make this a must for photography enthusiasts. Side trips can be arranged for hunters and observers, to the closely situated Marekele Game Reserve, Iron Mines of Thabazimbi, Pilanesberg National Park, famous Sun City, Crocodile and Lion parks.
Hunting Safaris are conducted throughout the year, but we recommend the months May to September. Days are mild to warm, with early mornings and evenings, cool to cold.
- Sea level: 3500ft
- Climate: Mild winters, dry hot summers
- Average Rainfall: 18 inches per annum
- Winter temperatures (April – August): 32degrees Fahrenheit (min), 75degrees Fahrenheit (max)
- Summer temperatures (September – March): 80degrees Fahrenheit (min), 100degrees Fahrenheit (max)
Our camp, Citadel Game Lodge, is a comfortable three hours´ drive from Johannesburg International Airport. This luxurious camp consists of a thatched lodge, where the indoor bar and dining room are situated and en-suite chalets, single or double, amid huge indigenous Knob thorn trees. All modern amenities are provided, hot and cold running water, showers, flushing toilets and a daily laundry service. Highly trained camp staff will attend to your every need be it culinary or otherwise.
There is a lovely pool to cool down in during the warmer months. There is also an outdoors recreational area with a pool table, bar, satellite TV, videos and plenty more designed to keep guests remaining in camp from getting bored. Game drives are available when possible (Not interfering with the hunters in the bush).
Meals consist of real bush cuisine, with plentiful venison on the menu, complimented by superb South African wines. Lunch boxes are provided for the hunters while a light lunch will be available for those guests remaining in camp. Campfires and barbeques on a regular basis, amid the nocturnal sounds of the African bush, bring home the true African experience. Guests are then treated to traditional “Potjiekos”(Hot Pot), bread cakes grilled on the open fire and lots of other dishes to enchant even the most sophisticated palate.
Blue Wildebeest Lodge is situated in Sentrum in the district of Thabazimbi, Limpopo Province, and is a comfortable 3 hour drive from Johannesburg International airport – Oliver Tambo. The Lodge consists of 4 modern rooms which can accommodate either 2 single persons or a couple. Each room has it’s own luxurious bathroom with hot and cold running water, shower and toilet. Laundry is done on a daily basis and is included in the daily fee. One of the rooms, closest to the dining area, is fitted with wheelchair facilities for a disabled person. There is a second room fitted out for a “Honeymoon” couple and has a luxury bath, double shower and toilet. The remaining two rooms are fitted out with 2 single beds each.
The Lapa area is designed to offer the hunters a chance to mingle socially around the camp fire, while enjoying the bush and the smell of roasting meat on the barbecue. This is also the entertainment area sporting a pool table, dartboard, Satellite TV and a bar. There is also a sparkling pool which can be enjoyed on warmer days, surrounded by the sounds of the bush and the birds in the beautiful gardens and surrounding trees.
Dinners consist of mostly a 3 course meal with traditional food as the main course. Barbecues with delicious grilled venison are alternated with the three course meals in the dining room. Traditional home baked bread is also served with meals. Lunchboxes are provided for the hunters and include cold drinks and bottled water, while observers or family in camp during the day are served a light lunch.
Trained camp staff will see to all your needs and requirements and this will ensure a happy and fulfilling experience for one and all.