Boshof Game Farming and Bird

 

Currently 11 hunting- and guest farms in the Boshof district offer accommodation and/or excellent facilities to approximately 3000 visitors annually and the hunting business is still growing - whether it is trophy hunting, venison for the pot or for biltong. 

Most offer guides and trackers, skinning, cutting and cooling facilities. Taxidermy services are available nearby in Kimberley.

Game farms extends over approximately 101587 hectares and at two hectares per head, approximately 50 794 animals are accommodated.

In the Boshof area, three very different natural habitats converge: grassland, karoo and Kalahari bushveld. Therefore, the land is suitable to accommodate a wide variety of species of game. Apart from endemic small mammals, one find springbok, blesbok, reedbuck, redbuck, eland, gemsbok, kudu, rhebuck, zebra, buffalo, deer, warthog, blue- and black wildebeest, red hartebeest, ostrich, bontebok, oribi, tsessebe, nyala and lechwe (roan waterbuck) on various farms - even rhino, giraffe, camel, lions and white lions are found on some of these farms. Some farmers stock game to complement their stock farming.

 

If your passion is game or bird watching, most of these farms will accommodate your every wish, as the Boshof district can also boast with a very unique bird list of almost 200 different species of birds. Boshof is also visited every year by large numbers of Lesser and Rock Kestrels. A large variety of raptors, including the Lappet-faced Vulture, White-backed Vulture, Cape Vulture, Martial Eagle and Verreaux's Eagle are endemic to the region. There are even the rare visitors to the region: Red-billed Oxpeckers, Common Redstart and Blue Crane.

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