The North Eastern Cape Drakensberg is home to an abundance of Francolinus africanus (Greywing Francolin) and Numida meleagris (Guinea Fowl). Reaching altitudes of 3001m above sea level, the terrain is predominately montane grassland with farmlands providing an excellent habitat for the birds.
Reedsdell, situated in the Southern Drakensberg, offers classic hunts for the dedicated wingshooter in pristine environments in the winter months of May – July. Packages include comfortable accommodation, meals, guiding fees & bag limit. Chris Isted has 15 years experience in guiding shoots and uses disciplined English Pointers that point at far range – ideal for our mountainous areas. He has lived in the area all his life and is well qualified in the practical aspects of Wingshooting, as well as the habits of the quarry. Hunting is done on the farm as well as the rest of the Barkly East District for which we have concessions, is strictly selective and environment-friendly, preventing over-utilisation. The mountainous terrain provides for some exciting moments in the spirit of fair chase and wingshooters need to be fit to keep up with the pace.
Clients’ dogs are welcome on the shoot on condition they are under the supervision of the guide at all times.
Package: Arrive at Reedsdell Country Guest Farm on Thursday, and rest your weary traveller’s feet while enjoying a drink around the open fireplace before tucking in to a hearty farm dinner. An early start on Friday with your guide and his dog promises a mornings enjoyment out on the shoot. Rest after brunch before your afternoon excursion and return to the comforts of home for a relaxing evening with good food & conversation. Saturday provides more exciting hunting. Sunday you depart for home with your bounty.
We can arrange a combined hunt for mountain rhebuck with the wingshooting.
A classic MacNab is every true hunter’s challenge, where a hunter’s skill in rifle-shooting, wing-shooting and fly-fishing is tested from sunrise to sunset against some of natures toughest sporting quarries. The adrenaline courses through your veins as you get caught up in the excitement of shooting a brace of Greywing Francolin on wing, catching a trout on the fly and hunting a Mountain Rhebuck ram.
The season commences the beginning of May until the end of August.