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Crown River Safari

Salem, South Africa

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1995 Springbok and Rugby World Cup winner, Hennie le Roux is the private owner of this rich landscape which abounds in fauna and flora.
Crown River Safari and Wildlife Reserve is home to the Crowned Eagle, Fish Eagle and Kingfishers - just some of the kaleidoscope of bird species nesting in habitation along the river banks.
Kudu majestically roam the bushveld while Zebra graze lazily on the open plains. Nyala and Bushbuck appear from the lengthening shadows and Largemouth Bass glide below in rock crevices as the crimson sunset gives way to a shimmering moon reflected on the water.
Several other species brought back from the brink of extinction enjoy the ecological harmony. Although buffalo are found on Crown River Safari, game deemed dangerous such as lion and elephant are found on Nature Reserves near Crown River Safari. The Reserve borders the Thomas Baines Nature Reserve, situated in the main water catchment area of Grahamstown at the confluence of two rivers – the dominant Kariega River flowing 40km further to meet the Indian Ocean at Kenton-on-Sea.
Crown River is a nature lover’s paradise with dense ravine thickets, scattered thorn trees and open areas making this an idyllic outdoor experience.
The Crown River philosophy is driven by making quality and lasting friendships, bringing guests closer to nature and ensuring that they experience enduring memories.
Crown River Safari is situated on a private game reserve 22 km outside of Grahamstown. The lodge is perched 20 meters above the high water mark on the Settlers dam with breathtaking views up river. Animal and bird sightings along the river banks are a guaranteed occurrence from the spacious viewing porch. The lodge can be booked in its entirety or per person depending on the need. The lodge sleeps 10, and is made up of three bedrooms and large double volume lounge, dining room and bar is available in the lodge, a further two separate units from the lodge. Further entertainment and further accommodation can be arranged if required. Sun downer cruisers and game drives can be arranged on request.


About

Location: Crown River Safari and Wildlife Reserve is home to the Crowned Eagle, Fish Eagle and Kingfishers - just some of the kaleidoscope of bird species nesting in habitation along the river banks.

About your host at Crown River Safari: Llewellyn, Manager. The Crown River philosophy is driven by making quality and lasting friendships, bringing guests closer to nature and ensuring that they experience enduring memories. We love to hear from our past-visitors as well as those interested in joining the Crown River Safari family. Contact us today to arrange your next trip into the African wild.

­­­­­­Hunting experience at Crown River Safari: Crown River Safaris has been a premier hunting destination for the last 20 Years and caters for bow and rifle hunting. The nature of the terrain and topography provides well worn game paths, while the cover lends itself to walk and stalk and ambush hunting with the emphasis on getting close. Here the ethical bow hunter and his/her quarry have an equal chance, while blinds and certain lookout points are strategically placed to be most effective. Crown River prides itself in the “Mac nab”, the ultimate test. From sun up to sun down, you have the challenging opportunity to catch a fish, shoot a bird and hunt an eland, all of which is possible for the skilful outdoorsman. River lodge provides direct access to sunset cruises and fishing at your doorstep. The view extends upriver and often bush dwelling antelope are seen grazing along the riverbank. Click here for quick country guide.


Planning your trip to Crown River Safari

Upcoming availability: Please contact the host for more information.

Terms and Pricing: Your hosts will maintain the utmost care possible and precaution for your safety. However, we can accept no responsibility for any illness, accident, or loss whatsoever, nor any expenses arising from such illness, accident or loss. Crown River Safari will take every precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of their hunting clients. However, any insurance for Baggage and/or Personal Effects as well as Personal Liability is the responsibility of the hunting client. Crown River Safari accepts no liability for accidents, injuries or damage to person or equipment.

Accommodation: Situated on the grassy upper plain, the cosy and comfortable farmhouse sleeps 6 and is situated in the heart of the hunting property. Click here to view and book your accommodation. To select and book the top suggested hotels and accommodation in the area when hunting at Crown River Safari, click here.

Seasons and Weather: For up to date information on hunting species seasons in South Africa. To know about today's weather and the forecast for Grahamstown, click here.

Permits: To read more about permits or travelling with your sporting equipment.

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Nearest international airport: Click here to find out.

Directions by car or public transport to Crown River Safari.

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Species
Ostrich
Ostrich
Klipspringer antelope
Klipspringer antelope
Blackbuck antelope
Blackbuck antelope
Eland
Eland
Oryx
Oryx
Jackal
Jackal
Caracal
Caracal
Oribi
Oribi
Leopard
Leopard
Bush buck
Bush buck
Sable
Sable
Grysbok
Grysbok
Bushpig
Bushpig
Rhebok
Rhebok
Warthog
Warthog
Genet
Genet
Hartebeest
Hartebeest
Springbok
Springbok
Zebra
Zebra
Biesbok
Biesbok
Baboon
Baboon
Bontebok
Bontebok
Wildebeest
Wildebeest
Lechwi
Lechwi
Duiker
Duiker
Roan antelope
Roan antelope
Impala
Impala
Waterbuck
Waterbuck
Lion
Lion
Gemsbok
Gemsbok
Steenbok
Steenbok
Porcupine
Porcupine
Fallow deer
Fallow deer
Reed buck
Reed buck
Giraffe
Giraffe
Greater kudu
Greater kudu
Nyala
Nyala

Activities
Stalking
Stalking
Bow hunting
Bow hunting
Highseat
Highseat
Walk-up
Walk-up
Driven big game
Driven big game
Safari
Safari
Hunting from a blind
Hunting from a blind

Seasons
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Price From
price per person per day
$413.36
Languages
Afrikaans
English
Price includes
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All Meals and Beverages
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All transport and mileage during the Safari.
Other
Skinning and field preparation of trophies.
Other
A licensed professional hunter and guide, a tracker and a skinner.
Price does not include
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Non-Hunter
250
Other
Trophy Fee
POA
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VAT of 14%
POA
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Gun hire and ammunition.
30 + Ammunition
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Taxidermist charges.
POA
Other
Disinfecting, packaging, insurance and forwarding of trophies and personal effects to the ports of Port Elizabeth, Cape Town or Johannesburg.
POA
Other
Cost of charter aircraft before, during or after the Safari, if requested.
POA
Other
Accommodation and travel charges incurred before and after the contract period.
POA
Terms of payment
A 50% deposit on your accommodation fee secures your booking. 100% of accommodation fee is required 30 days prior to arrival.
Cancellation
If the booking is postponed before 30 days or the 100% payment is due, the deposit may be carried forward to your rescheduled booking within a 12 month period. Cancellation of the booking you will lose your 50% deposit.
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PerryC 1  
29 Aug 2017

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The knowledge and experience of my host, Brian, and his team was beyond any expectations. This was only matched by the friendliness and determination to make this somewhere you must return too! I... Read more

16 May 2016

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the most beautiful place at south africa I love the place and I love the people who live and works on this place

Deidre Krog 1  
10 May 2016

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People can say why travel thousand miles for hunting. Well Crown River Safari is a very good excuse. The hunting is amazing! The team of professional hunters have an infinite knowledge of the farm ... Read more

09 May 2016

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One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited in my life. I was allowed to spend two weeks in this wonderful place enjoying the hospitality of the owners Hennie and Anneke Le Roux. It was a ... Read more

David J Marks 1  
09 May 2016

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I have known and hunted with Brian "Boet" Mullins for over 12 years from pursuing the smallest of African plains game species to cape buffalo. I can not give Brian any higher recommendation as he i... Read more

Leanne 1  
09 May 2016

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Perfect break to unwind from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg. We were taken with the beautiful setting of the lodge and the view over the river. The lodge is very comfortable and the staff fr... Read more

Matthew Higgins 1  
08 May 2016

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Crown River Safari is an excellent venue and is well run. The staff go out of their way to make you feel at home and to ensure the best possible hunt. It is the reason that I have returned to thi... Read more

Jan Erasmus 1  
08 May 2016

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Wonderfull venue and hunting destination. Met all expectations. Well looked after. Hunt was good and met all expectations. Silence and tranquility was most enjoyable.

Warren Kruuse 1  
07 May 2016

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Our time at Crown River Safari, however short, was thoroughly enjoyable. The lodge has the most incredible view of the valley and water, I will remember fondly sitting around the fire, sipping on a... Read more

Wayne Sueltz 1  
04 May 2016

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I would like to thank Hennie and Crown River Safaris for the adventure of a lifetime for my wife and I. I cannot say enough about the accommodation and staff as they worked very hard to make us fee... Read more

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