Who We Are
Stormberg Elangeni Safaris was formed in 1999 by a group of like – minded ranchers in the Eastern Cape, all with a passion for wildlife and hunting and a desire to utilize the diverse game species on their properties. From these small beginnings, SES has evolved and diversified to offer some of the finest big game, plains game, bow and bird hunting available.
Our logo is derived from the legendary Fredrick Courtney Selous, whom Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States of America, credited asbeingtheworlds greatest African hunter. This fulsome praise was bestowed on Selous, by an equally great man, after Roosevelt was guided by Selous on hisfive month African Safari in 1905, thus probably making Selous the first African Professional Hunter. A hundred years laterSelous reputation and legend still lives on. This was based on integrity, fair chase hunting and respect for his quarry. Stormberg Elangeni Safaris bases its business principles on these same standards.
The shareholders consist of five families with experience in the hunting industry ranging from 10 to 25 years. Stormberg Elangeni Safaris prides itself in having a dedicated staff including professional hunters, video photographers, office personnel, caterers,trackers and skinners. Our dedicated Professional Hunters will endeavor to guide you on your quest for the trophy of your dreams in a fair and sporting manner and our support team will ensure that your safari is organized from beginning to end in a personal and professional manner.
Mostplainsgame and bird hunting safaris take place from our own lodges based in the Kat River and Stormberg Conservancies within the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, where over 40 species of plains game occur. Our dangerous game safaris take place in the Timbavati wilderness, which is situated in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa.
We also offer big game safaris in Zambia and Mozambique as well as other parts of southern Africa.
Stormberg Elangeni Safaris prides itself in a high percentage of repeat clientele with a number of hunters returning year upon year to experience the thrill of hunting in Africa with us.
Timbavati, Klaserie and Umbabat form the Association of Private Nature Reserves. The APNR is over 300 000 acres in extent, and is based on the Eastern side of the world famous Kruger National Park, which is situated in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga Provinces of South Africa. There is no boundary fence between the Kruger National Park and the APNR. Together, these areas constitute the Greater Kruger Park, which is over 5 Million acres in size, which is bigger than some countries.
The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is a pristine environment with no domestic animals and no boundary fences or internal fences. This is the wildest hunting available in South Africa and until recently was only experienced by hunters of a by-gone era. This fantastic area is where Stormberg Elangeni Safaris does most of its big five hunting. For the discerning hunter or avid photographer, the APNR is an experience of a lifetime, giving one the overall African adventure.
The Timbavati has some of the biggest buffalo in Africa. You have a choice to either hunt buffalo in the category of 40 inches and larger, 39 inches and smaller, old worn-off, gnarled horned dagga boys, or buffalo cows. Of the 40-inch category, the biggest a Stormberg Elangeni client has taken measured 48 and a half inches.
SES clients have regularly shot buffalo in the 45-inch category. Hunting the 38-inch and smaller category is equally as exciting, as these bulls are normally in small bachelor groups or are old single bulls. These bulls normally have excellent bosses and qualify on points for the SCI record book.