About Us

About Us

Huntershill Safaris is located on the malaria free Wildschutsberg Game Farm in the picturesque foothills of the Stormberg mountains near Queenstown in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province.  The Game Farm is 55 000 acres (22 000 hectares) 

This premier Safari destination offers trophy hunting, bow hunting, fishing (carp and barbel) and wing shooting. At Huntershill Safaris we specialize in making your hunting Safari an experience of a lifetime. Our Safaris are led by experienced professional hunters and trackers who conduct both rifle and bow hunting safaris, and are committed to animal conservation, fair chase hunting and giving our guests a thrilling experience to make your hunt a memorable one.

Huntershill Safaris was designed as a home away from home. You can feel the peace and tranquillity the moment you arrive.

We aim to focus on every detail, Huntershill Safaris strive to give our clients the hunting experience of a lifetime.  The fact that 97% of our international hunters return, sometimes with their families, is a testament to the wonderful experience to be enjoyed at Huntershill.

History

The original farm was owned by a British nobleman in the early 1800’s and then renamed Wildschutsberg by a later Dutch owner.  The name Wildschutsberg means Hunter’s Hill and so the name has been retained.  The current farm has been extended through purchase of nearby farms.  Huntershill is now one of the largest game farms in the Eastern Cape.

Huntershill was established by Greg Harvey in 2000 with just 2 500 hectares.  Now it is 55 000 acres.  Greg has grown the operation and now entertains hunters from all over the world, including the USA, UK, Spain, Denmark, France, Canada, China, Argentina, Russia and Italy.

Staff

Our staff are dedicated to make your trip a memorable one.

Laura

Marketing and social media manager

Laura

Laura has taken over the marketing and social media pages during 2019. She grew up on Huntershill and has loved interacting with clients from all walks of life. She is now based in Sandton in Johannesburg but manages all of Huntershill’s marketing from there. She graduated from Stellenbosch university at the end of 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual communication and Graphic Design. She is passionate about customer service and would love to hear any feedback so Huntershill can grow from strength to strength.

Cherelene

Lodge manager

Cherelene

Cherelene has been lodge manageress for many years. She, like many of our clients can’t stay away and has come back after working for us many years ago. She loves meeting new clients, it is especially great for her that Huntershill has so many returning clients as they become friends.

Max

Chef

Max (Head Chef)

Max has been a chef since 2000. He has been exposed to many different cuisines, but his passion lies in cooking with vension and seafood.

Max is a very hard worker and working in the hospitality industry one needs to learn to be flexible, honest and loyal. Qualities which we know Max possess. Max also copes well with pressure and is dedicated to make your food and dining experience the best he can, always! He doesn’t mind going the extra mile to keep our clients happy.

Vherrel

Chef

Vherrel

Vherrel has been a chef since 2011. He loves working with curries, fish and pasta. He always has a smile on his face and is ready to help anyone with what they need. He is honest, reliable and a hard worker in the kitchen. He strongly believes customer service is the best way to keep clients happy, and everything he does is based on that.

Vherrel

Bar Staff

Thomas

Thomas has been working at Huntershill for 11 years, Thomas works in the gardens and around the farm during the day and at night he works at the bar. He loves working behind the bar as he gets to meet new people and learn about different cultures. Thomas is very friendly and always has a smile on his face, ready to help you with anything you need.

Aubrey

Bar Staff

Aubrey

Aubrey has been working at Huntershill for 15 years, he is one of the friendly faces who will be there to collect you from the airport. In the evenings he helps as barman, he likes working behind the bar as he gets to hear stories about how other people live. He loves it when clients become part of the Huntershill family through coming back year after year. He is a humble, friendly and hard working guy.

Properties

The Huntershill Safaris family has grown significantly over the past couple of years. We have acquired 4 other properties. Click on them below

Our PH's

Click on each name below to read more

Hannes

I became a PH in 2016. While I was growing up, I had a passion for hunting as I was a young boy who lived on a farm. Hunting has taught me so much. It is more than just shooting an animal and making it a career, it is an absolute dream come true. Without hunting there would be no conservation, with no conservation there would no wildlife. Let Africa live!

Benji

I became a PH in 2006. I love the hunting and the outdoors and meeting new hunters from around the world. My favorite animal to hunt is a Bushbuck it is very challenging, and it takes lots of skill and luck to get a good ram. Hunting and fishing are my hobbies even when I am not doing it as my job. You are able to learn so much from hearing about other people’s experiences. You are never too old to learn new stuff.

Jaco

I shot my first Kudu bull when I was 8 years old, I still have the scar to prove it! I have been a registered PH since 2007 and have been hunting full time since then. I have always love the outdoors and never saw myself in an office environment dealing with paperwork. My favorite animals to hunt are the spiral horns, especially a big Kudu and bushbuck because they are very secretive and weary.

Carl

I grew up hunting by living on a farm in the Eastern Cape. I become as PH as soon as I could. I became a PH because I love hunting and the outdoors, it is also a great way to meet new people. My favourite animal to Hunt is a Kudu because of the challenge.

Jason

I started hunting at the young age of 11 and guided my first animal at 13. In 2009 my passion become a reality where I got my PH for big game. I am currently licensed in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Zambia.

My favourite animal to hunt is the Vaal Rhebuck and any free range kudu bulls. The tiny 10 also have a special place in my heart, as I believe this is the ultimate list to complete in Africa.

I became a PH because I am a peoples person and nothing brings me more joy than to see a client who has dreamt about his African Safari shoot what has been on his wish list. To me this is the best job in the whole world as nothing can beat sitting around the campfire making plans to what you will do the next day. You can sit the whole night planning all the finer details but everything can change a second the next day when you’re out and nothingn brings me more joy. It is the thrill of the unknown that keeps us hunters hooked.

To me hunting is all about conservation, the people we bring together and the people and communities that benefit from hunting is massive. Huntershill strives to sell not only an animal but a whole experience and I am so lucky to be part of that. May I do this until the day I die.

Boyce

Myself and my wife are based at Rocklands just outside Fort Beaufort. We absolutely love being in the hospitality industry. I have always wanted to be a PH, I have always loved hunting and in 2005 I finally starting to live my passion. I got my PH license then and have never looked back.

My favourite animal to hunt is a Bushbuck, it is a very shy and elusive animal and it takes lots of time and effort to get a good ram.

Hunting has allowed me to make friends with all sorts of people from around the world, allowing me to make so many connections. Hunting has also allowed me to create a good life for myself and my family.

Lloyd

I started hunting at the young age of 13, the first animal I shot was a Blesbuck. From then on I was hooked. I become a PH in 2015 and have never looked back.

My favourite animal to hunt is a Buffalo or a Leopard. The feeling when you’re on a dangerous game hunt can’t be compared to anything.

Being a professional hunter was my dream and I am so glad I am living out my passion everyday when I hunt at Huntershill.

One of my favourite types of hunting is with hounds.

Johan

My first animal I ever shot was a Kudu on my 7th birthday, from then on you can say the rest is history.

I become a professional hunter in 1996, some might say I did it because of temporary insanity… I often agree. Although with that being said, I love being in the outdoors and meeting new people.

My favorite hunts to go on are Buffalo and Kudu hunts as I find them more thrilling.

Brett

I became a PH in 2013, my favourite animal to hunt is a kudu and warthog. My love for the outdoors and hunting made me pursue my passion as a Proffesional Hunter. I am a strong believer in conservation, I am an honorary Ranger at the Lawrence DE Lange Game reserve in Queenstown. By being a Ranger I am able to be very involved in wildlife conservation in our community.

Dylan

Dylan became a PH in 2009. His Favorite animal to hunt is a Cape Bushbuck because they so elusive. This hunting takes skill and animal understanding. Dylan became a PH about 4 years after his father passed away. He shot his first animal on Huntershill. It was early winter in 2003 on his 13th birthday. Dylan said “It was one of the most unique experiences I have ever been apart of, to see the joy on my old mans face and the sense of accomplishment my uncle (Greg) gave me During that moment. I will never I forget it. Everytime I lace my boots up before I head into the bush I run through that moment time and time again . So to share these moments with our clients is something I treasure but also to know I get to feed my family ethically is also the reason I love hunting.”

Dylan is the proud voice behind PH Journals, follow his Podcasts on PH Journal on iTunes and other social media platforms .

William

"I became a PH a bit later in life than I wanted to, in March 2019 I got my certificate. I have always loved the outdoors and nature and i am very passionate about wildlife in general, I also love helping people achieve their goals! Nothing beats the look on someone's face and reaction when they achieve what they set out to do, that makes me happy!"

William loves hunting all animals, he says "Springbuck are a treat! I find them so beautiful and elegant. A Buffalo really gets the blood pumping they keeps you on your toes!
Kudu I find so majestic, basically any animal is a great animal to get the privilege to hunt." .

Reviews

We had a great time at Hunters hill. A trip of a lifetime. Thanks to Jason and the awesome staff. They made this experience so memorable. Awesome meals and lodge staff! We will return.

Tim & Shelley Oney - Fallen NV

My second visit and just as fantastic as my first. Great lodge staff, great meal as and superb PH’s, trackers and skinners.

Gordon Nelis - Australia

Jason and the rest of the staff have been amazing. Great service and a great experience all the way round.

Amanda, Mark, Dave & Jenny Chivers - USA

Thank you Huntershill for a truly exciting adventure!! Everyone made this an unforgettable experience that we will remember forever.

Roger and Fay Kaku- Hawaii

Thank you for an amazing experience, we both enjoyed the visit. All of the team are really great but a special thanks to our PH William who was exceptional.

Karen and Colin Cooksan

Great food, warm hospitality, amazing animals. We had a wonderful time. Thanks to all the staff.

Christo, Isle & Daniel Boschoff, Port Elizabeth

Far, Far passed any expectations! Exceptional. Have full plans on returning. Cannot find words to describe how fantastic my time here was! Thank you! See you next time!

Cam Moon, Canada

Beautiful place, great team, very good food. Thanks a lot!!!

Guillermo, Isabel, Eugenio, Susana, Emilio, Spain

The best hunt in my life. Thank you so very much. Aloha!

Noel Keoho, Hawaii

We had a fantastic time. Good wild hunting, good food, great place & people

Keith & Phil, UK

Fantastic hunt, enjoyed all three lodges and different terrain. Couldn’t ask for better. Looking forward to returning.

Joe & Nereida, USA

Another hunt of a lifetime. Although it is my 4th visit to Huntershill it just keeps getting better.

Robert Edwards, USA

Great Hunt couldn’t ask for anything better. Boyce was a great guide. Love this place

Gary Hollis, Wheatland, USA