Ethical Harvesting

Conservation with class and to harvest with thought.

Ethical Harvesting – is a term we have coined to describe our approach to hunting. This is a critical element in the sustainability of the reserve and maintaining healthy ecosystems, facilitating genetic diversity, and supporting surrounding local communities that rely heavily on the continued protection of our wilderness areas.

A safari at Buffalo Kloof is an adventure of a lifetime. It is as much about the journey of the hunt as it is the final harvest. All our hunting is done by the method of ‘walk and stalk’ to experience the unique Eastern Cape Thicket, smell the fresh air and feel the African sun against your cheek. This fashion of taking on the elements and experiencing wildlife in its purest form ensures that the magnificent African animals get the respect and admiration they deserve.

Buffalo Kloof strives for nothing less than the ultimate safari experience. All hunting on the reserve is done according to the ethical, fair chase principles of our hunting heritage, which indeed preserve the integrity of the animal and the adventure of the hunt. Canned hunting, shooting from vehicles, or other practices contrary to fair chase are strictly prohibited. Buffalo Kloof is dedicated to the traditions that make African hunting the adventure of a lifetime. We are driven to keep those principles and practices alive.

ETHICAL HARVESTING

Safety

Clients are accompanied by one of our own Professional Hunters, an expert tracker and a vehicle-borne backup team remains on standby and in radio contact. Helicopter evacuation is available in the unlikely event of an incident resulting in serious injury.

ETHICAL HARVESTING

Fair Chase

As a Rowland Ward ‘fair chase’ outfitter in South Africa, we operate with absolute integrity, according to the highest standards of international free roam and fair chase best practices and ethics.

As part of our ecological management and sustainability model at Buffalo Kloof, we selectively harvest a set quota of animals every year. This is based on scientific observations considering, among others, carrying capacity, stocking densities, predator to prey ratios, and rainfall patterns. It is necessary to remember the importance of what hunters do for the conservation of wildlife. By visiting Buffalo Kloof you are choosing to support an effort to expand wilderness areas, allowing for bigger and safer spaces for wildlife to roam in their most natural form.