The Kalahari region in South Africa’s Northern Cape province is a semi-arid region that sustains a surprisingly wide variety of wildlife. Plains game like gemsbok and springbok are very popular for hunting in this area. ASH Adventures personally favors hunting lion in the Kalahari. It is also the only member of the Big Five that can be hunted in this area.
For traditional plains game hunters, popular species such as blue wildebeest, Burchell’s zebra, kudu and red hartebeest are readily available. However, it should be noted that the additional costs when chartering a flight to the Kalahari can only be truly deemed ‘worth it’ when also hunting a dangerous game species such as the lion.