CHIMOYO WILDLIFE GAME
Chimoyo Game Ranch is located in the remote north eastern corner of South Africa, close to the borders of Mozambique and Zimbabwe and only 80 km from the world renowned Kruger National Park.
This private wildlife breeding reserve covers 5,200 hectares of pristine lowveld savannah. It is situated between two tributaries of the Elephant’s River; the Makhutswe to the south and the Selati river to the north and just below the majestic peaks of the Northern Drakensberg. The habitat on Chimoyo Game Ranch is distinctly African lowveld.
Once in this part of Africa, one cannot suppress the feeling that this is truly a wildlife paradise. One hundred and twenty years ago, this area posed the last wild and uninhabited frontier in South Africa where the big five still roamed free and in numbers. This is also where hundreds of hunters, gold diggers, transporters and fortune seekers met an untimely end, either at the hand of disease, wild animal, or fellow man.
Chimoyo Game Ranch offers three species of Africa’s Big 5 namely buffalo, leopard, and white rhinoceros. The magnificent and proud sable antelope as well as a wide variety of plains game are also available as part of the annual hunting quota.
The first sable antelope (Hippotragus niger niger) were introduced during 2007 an since that time the herd has expanded steadily, the Piet son Champion was aquired in 2015 at the Piet Warren Sable Park auction.
Twenty two mammalian species as well as several game bird species like guinea fowl and francolin are available for trophy and biltong (venison) hunting purposes.