Waterberg Wilderness Safaris offers hunters the ultimate adventure in the African bush by hunting
on horseback and an opportunity to relive a bygone era. With a wide range of well schooled and
trained horses, adapted to the African bush the hunter has the freedom to cover a great range of
territory and experience a wide variety of game close up in the wild. The non- hunting companion
can join in the experience and share the excitement of the hunt.
There is no shooting from the horseback, so one dismounts for the final stalk. The height advantage one has on a horse’s back gives great visibility over the lower trees and scrub, it is quiet, and the footfalls are a natural sound in the bush. It is often easier to get close to game and for just a game viewing experience it is sensational.
We have enjoyed the privilege of Col. Craig Boddington, the renowned author and expert on African safaris, hunting the elusive kudu with us, in this rather unique way. Apart from a painful posterior, he managed to take a wonderful bull, hunted purely from horseback, in the classic sense. The horses we use are surefooted Boerperd, (African mustangs) used to the game and terrain, ridden in the old US cavalry McClellan saddles. Hunting can be either from a comfortable lodge or more rustic tented accommodation.
For more information here is an article by Hunting Mag.