Tintshaba Lodge, South Africa
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Tintshaba Lodge is Spear Safaris base camp which is situated on a 20 000 acre hunting and Photo concession in the low veld region of Limpopo Province, South Africa, that is home to the big five. The area is shadowed by the Drakensberg mountains and has a 20km common border with the world renowned Greater Kruger National Park. The terrain constitutes rolling hills and low lying drains and ditches. Ernest & Marita have ensured that the quality and standards of their hunting areas are upheld. We continue to offer some of the best & most affordable Buffalo hunting in South Africa, as well as other species such as greater kudu, world class waterbuck, impala, warthog, blue wildebeest, grey duiker and steenbuck. Within a short drive from camp, we have concessions that offer nyala, bushbuck, sable, giraffe and many more species.

The camp consists of 4 fixed, 2 room Chalets, that have bathroom en-suite and 220 volt electricity. The camp also offers a large and inviting swimming pool over looking a waterhole. The closest commercial airport to Tintshaba Lodge is Phalaborwa, but Hoedspruit airport is also easily accessible. From Tintshaba Lodge a great amount of side tours can be arranged for hunters and observers such as Kruger Park day visits, Golfing, escarpment and shopping trips, Hot air Balloon rides, spa treatments, Horse rides and quad biking. Tintshaba also hosts a limited number of Free range Lion, Leopard and Elephant hunts.
Komati River Gorge, South Africa
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The Komati river runs through this 25 000 acre game and cattle ranch. The spectacular and rugged landscape is marked with ancient Inca ruins and rock faces. The Rim of the River gorge is lined with open Savanna and grassland, supported by rolling hills and rivers.

This is probably one of the most diverse eco systems that Spear Safaris has, as hunting concession, in the Mpumalanga Province. Komati river Gorge is about 3 hours drive from Marula camp and Hoedspruit airport.

Species that can be hunted from this camp are, Blesbuck, Bushbuck, Klipspringer, Bush pig, Eland, Red Hartebeest, Kudu, Mountain Reedbuck, Common Reedbuck, Nyala, Blue Wildebeest, Black Wildebeest, Zebra, Klipspringer, Grey Duiker, Waterbuck, Oribi, Vaal Rhebuck, Gemsbuck and a short drive away also Springbuck and Lechwe.

Temperature's here can be very cold to reasonably mild during the day. Temperatures can easily reach freezing point at night. Early morning & evening temperatures are in the 30's Fahrenheit and midday temperatures rise to the low 60's Fahrenheit Camp has running Hot and cold water and 220 volt electricity.
Matolege, South Africa
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Tucked away in the very far North of South Africa's Limpopo province, close to the Limpopo river lies a wild and untouched place. Matolege is situated on 30 000 acres of pristine Bushvelt. Scattered sandstone, rocky outcrops, makes this area one of the best habitats for the Elusive Leopard and plains game. Apart from the hills, the terrain is very sandy and semi dry. Hunting here for plains game can be quite hard, and lots of tracking can be required. This area is generally our base when we are hunting Leopard in South Africa.

The closest airport to Matolege is Polokwane, which is about 2,5 hours drive away, and about 5 hours drive from Marula camp.

Species that can be comfortably hunted are, Leopard, Kudu, Klipspringer, Eland, Red Hartebeest, Impala, Gemsbuck, Blue Wildebeest, Zebra, Waterbuck, Klipspringer, Grey Duiker and Steen buck.

Weather here is generally hot and dry with a moderate rainfall, seldom cold. Early morning & evening temperatures are in the 50's Fahrenheit and midday temperatures rise to the high 80's Fahrenheit. Camp has hot and cold running water and 220-volt electricity, rooms are air-conditioned.
Camps in Zimbabwe
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Camps in Zimbabwe are quite a bit more rustic than South Africa, but still very comfortable. Most camps do not have electricity, but do have generators for extra comfort.Zimbabwe is as beautiful and diverse as South Africa, but as South Africa has all, and more, of the Plains game species occurring there, we hunt Zimbabwe to try a Safari with a difference, maybe with a little more of the old Africa in it.

Leopard hunting is done on Cattle ranches near the Town of Shangani, as this area produces very large Cats. These animals have been hunted for many years, due to their genetically big build and are therefore wily. This makes it a real challenge and a hunt to remember. The most successful method is to bait with either cattle or natural prey, it is a real science, and a Professional Hunters skills are challenged when hunting these cats. Elephant are also in abundance in this region, Bulls migrate to this area from the Hwange National park and spend most of the dry months here. Additional to the we also offer hunts in Government concessions, near Victoria Falls. These areas are surrounded by National Parks, and the free movement of game ensures a good chance at trophy quality animals. The infrastructure here is of such a nature, that a very comfortable and memorable stay is guaranteed. Elephant hunting is done mainly by tracking, Hunting are also offered in the following Countries, where we have ourselves guided and visited. Mozambique, Tanzania, Benin and Cameroon.
Marula Camp, South Africa
Marula camp is now the Spear Safaris photographic safaris camp. The camp is owned by us and is nestled in the heart of the 40 000 acre Thornybush Private Nature Reserve, home to all of the Big 5. The area borders the Greater Kruger Park and the closest commercial airport is Hoedspruit. Phalaborwa airport can also be used as an alternative. This Reserve is well known for its rich wildlife including the big 5 and world class game viewing.

The terrain is known as the Lowvelt, at about 1500 ft above sea level, and comprises a combination of Savanna and Thorn bush. The renowned Drakensberg mountain range also shadows the area. The authentic combination of Canvass and Mortar creates an atmosphere of Africa and an era long past. It is not unusual to drift off to sleep with the roar of Lions. Weather here is mild to warm. Seldom do we have very cold temperatures and it can get quite hot during the daytime. Early morning & evening temperatures are in the 50’s Fahrenheit and midday temperatures rise to the high 70’s Fahrenheit. Camp has hot and cold Running water with 220-volt electricity, now also air-conditioned.
Camps in Tanzania
Camps in Tanzania are tented, this is truly the last true safari camp experience. Camps have to be constructed at the beginning of the hunting season and removed at the end, so everything is made of canvas and natural materials.
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