The Republic of South Africa covers 1 228 376 Sq km in area. This makes South Africa larger than Holland, Belgium, Italy, France, and Germany combined. The country is divided into 9 provinces. The coastline is 2 954 km with few natural harbours or navigable rivers. Ports are found at: Richards Bay, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Saldanha Bay.
Situated at the southern tip of Africa, South Africa contains a wide diversity of climatic regions that contribute to its renowned beauty. Cape Town at 35 degrees South lies on a similar latitude as Sydney and Buenos Aires. On the West Coast the cold Benguella current of the Atlantic Ocean produces arid scrubland conditions, changing to a summer rainfall, grassland type region in the central highlands. A continuous mountain range divides the country from North to South. Along the Eastern side of this range the climate ranges from sub-tropical to Mediterranean. The warm Indian ocean provides for high rainfall which results in the forests, lakes and rivers. Most of South Africa experience summer rain, however the Cape experiences rain in winter.
Grootpan Game Ranch is situated in a malaria free zone and therefore no precaution is neccessary, however, if you are planning to tour around South Africa before or after your hunt, please take the following in account:
The Blue Wildebeest is a large antelope and one of two species of wildebeest.
The Common Eland is considered, the largest species of "antelope".
The Greater Kudu is a woodland antelope found throughout eastern and southern Africa.
The lion is the second-largest living cat with some males weighing more than 550lb.
The African buffalo, buffalo or Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a large African bovine.
The hippopotamus, or hippo, from the ancient Greek for "river horse"
The warthog is a wild member of the pig family that lives in Africa.