We arrived at Johburg airport and then proceeded through customs to meeting up with Conway the PH we were to stay with and then off to the firearms office to complete my rifle permit, which took less then 30 mins to complete and issue.
We then spent the next 3 hours travelling up country to the lodge which is situated 30 km away from there nearest town Vaalwater in the middle of the Waterburg region of Limpopo.
The holiday was to comprise of family excursions and hunting that was the deal with the better half!!.
On arrival quick drink leaving the girls to unpack allowing me and Seb to check the rifle. This was followed by that fab evening meal planning with Conway and Becky what options were available for our time with them at Nkonka, This was to include horse backed rides for my wife and daughter and visits’ to White lion, cheetah sanctuary’s and a game reserve, visits and walks of interest seeing rock art etc.
There was far more to do than we had time for.
Last time I was hunting in SA I spent 3 days after Bushbuck without getting close so this was my main target.
Conway had several concessions in other areas apart from his families where we could hunt varying the ground we would cover; this made it all the more interesting.
All the concessions we visited were enormous and the emphasis which was one of the deciding factors after talking to other people who have hunted with Conway is ethical fair chase hunting all on foot.
Below are photos of a fantastic holiday and it as to be put down to the skill of the tracking by Sylvester and Conway.
We covered miles and we all worked very hard for the results which makes all the more rewarding, you also see so much more and we learnt so much from them both about the environment we were in and the behaviour of the animals around us not just the ones we were hunting a truly fantastic experience.
Finally my first Bushbuck with sylvester which took yes another 3 days following tracks.
Red Hartebees bull which we crawlled 200 mtrs on hands and knees to a tree which cut me to shreeds. due to it being there winter and everything being dry and hard.
Once there we had to wait 45 mins for him to present himself.
A nice Warthog we came across which would not stand still, but he did in the end!
Bushpig which we very lucky to get.
Seb with his first Impala
That evening Seb was blooded.
Seb waiting for the chance of a shot at a blue wildebees cow.
Seb with his Blue Wildebees Cow
A photo of the area we were hunting to gib#ve somw #e idea of how beautiful the waterburg region of Limpopo is.
Now I know please no PMs, Seb is young but im trying to show him the right ethics and right way to hunt.
I hope you all enjoy, our stay at Nkonka with Conway and Becky was truly fantastic, this is my second hunting visit to SA and nearly did not bother again after my first visit thats how good they are.
Hope you dont mind Jayb and Sikamalc but if guys are looking for a first trip and not sure because you hear of horror storys.
there web site is www.nkonka.co.za
And its Conway and Becky Volek