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Now more than 1 million views of our hunting videos

There are now 33 hunting videos of professional quality available on our webpage. Recently, we turned a milestone in the number of views as more than 1 million hunters and other interested have viewed the videos...


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Do like 16,000 other hunters do, follow us on Facebook

We are proud to report that our Facebook group: ”Side by Side Safaris”, has become so popular over the past two years that the number of followers has now surpassed 16,000 hunters.


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Book now for big Kudu during the 2019 rut

We are pleased to announce that we had an unusually successful season for Kudus in 2018 –particularly during the rut. The big Kudu bulls come into rut at the beginning of May and the rut usually lasts 3-4 weeks where the big bulls join up with the groups of females...


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Big buffalos… – really big buffalos

The iconic black African buffalo is for good reason one of the most coveted African trophies. The buffalo is a prominent member of "The Big Five" trophies, and it is generally regarded as one of the most dangerous animals on the African game scene...


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Record-class Black Impala bagged by Side by Side Safaris client

On a recent safari with us, a Scandinavian client was successful in collecting a magnificent trophy of Black Southern Impala...


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Fresh lobsters on your safari

Side by Side Safaris have recently established co-operation with a local lobster fisher in the nearby harbor city, Port Elizabeth. The fisherman has access to a very productive lobster area located at open sea some 30 km from the coast...


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Great success hunting the shy Caracal cat

The African Lynx, Caracal, is an extremely shy animal normally very difficult to hunt. This is part of the reason why the beautiful reddish-golden cat is an attractive trophy for most of our safari guests. We normally employ two different methods when hunting Caracal: Either we hunt at daytime together with a pack of specially trained dogs...


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Substantial increase in the population of Warthog

On recent safaris, several of our clients have been successful in collecting very large trophies of Warthog. At the same time we experience a substantial increase in the population of Warthog on our Klipplaat grounds...


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Continuous success with night hunts for Bushpig

On a recent safari, our client had a strong desire to attempt the challenges of a night hunt on Bushpig. Bushpig are nocturnal creatures and the hunts are normally done by baiting...


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Photo safaris for the whole family

On a recent safari, our clients – a family of eight – had a desire to experience a South African National Park or game reserve with good possibilities for photographing the animals...


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Luxury family-safari in beautiful Eastern Cape

Side by Side Safaris' Klipplaat grounds is the ideal location for a family safari where first time hunters can experience safari hunting at its very best while the family enjoys a relaxing holiday under superb luxurious circumstances surrounded by a beautiful landscape...


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Blackfaced Springbok – new unique colour variant at Side by Side Safaris

At our Klipplaat grounds we have a strong population of the iconic Springbok antelope, including several coveted – and rare – colour variants. On recent safaris, some of our guests have been lucky to bag a hitherto non-observed variant of the ordinary Black Springbok...


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Mountain hunting for Bushbuck with Side by Side Safaris

Bushbuck can be found in many parts of Africa, where it has adapted to different types of habitats. In the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, in an area close to our own Klipplaat grounds, a small population of Cape Bushbuck can be found in a mountainous terrain with altitudes well over 2,000 meters...


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Rare trophy taken by Side by Side Safaris guest

Golden Wildebeest is a new spectacular colour variant of the popular Blue Wildebeest. We are lucky to have a small, but strong, population of this new...


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Hunting Blue Duiker with Side by Side Safaris

Blue Duiker is one of the smallest antelopes on the African continent. Highly elusive and extremely fast, it is also one of the rarest trophies...


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Side by Side Safaris acquires defibrillators for maximum safety for our guests

In order to safeguard our guests against possible heart attack while on safari with us, we have recently acquired two defibrillators (also known as heart starters or AEDs).


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Caracal hunting with Side by Side Safaris

Caracal - også kendt som afrikansk los – er en middelstor kat, der sjældent ses i dagslys. Den foretrækker åben bush men trives også godt i klippefyldt terræn.


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Specialist in luxury hunting safaris to South Africa.

A Danish family consisting of five visited Side by Side Safaris to fulfil the dream of a luxury hunting safari to South Africa.


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Buffalo hunting in South Africa with Side by Side Safaris.

Throughout the last hunting seasons, a number of hunters from several countries have enjoyed the exciting buffalo hunts offered by Side by Side Safaris in South Africa.


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Hunting Sable Antelope in South Africa – with Side by Side Safaris

The sable antelope is highly prioritised among hunters visiting South Africa. Apart from the horn length from a kudu bull, the horn length is from a big sable bull, are the longest from a South African antelope.


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Driven hunt on springbok in South Africa.

When assembling a small team of 4-8 hunters, Side by Side Safaris can offer a well-planned driven hunt on Springboks. The driven hunts take place in selected areas, located a good hour's drive from Side by Side Safaris, 5-star hunting lodge.


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Success on Bushpig hunting

Bushpigs are shy animals, primarily active during the dark hours of the day. This makes hunting these animals difficult and it requires both patience and the ability to act quickly on the part of the hunter. In return, Bushpig hunting offers both intense excitement and great satisfaction when successful.


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Hunting Black Impala with Side by Side Safaris

Swedish hunter Anders Vestergren is one of our regular safari guests. Over the years, he has built up an impressive collection of trophies, but he was missing a Black Impala – a much coveted colour variation of the common Impala.


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"Mountain hunt" for Cape Bushbuck

Bushbucks are normally found in dense cover near streams and moist ground. In an area dominated by low mountains, near our own Klipplaat grounds, there is, however, a healthy population of Cape Bushbuck with many good trophies among.


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Vaal Rhebok – a rare trophy

On his fifth safari with Side by Side Safaris, Swedish hunter Anders Vestergren fulfilled his goal of bagging a fine specimen of the rare trophy, Vaal Rhebok.


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Record-class Mountain Reedbuck bagged at Klipplaat

Our own Klipplaat grounds are home to a very strong population of the coveted Mountain Reedbuck. We often encounter really strong bucks on our grounds and medal-class trophies are not uncommon.


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New Record: Largest Black Springbok ever shot by a Danish hunter

On a recent safari combining bird shooting and trophy hunting, Danish hunter Carsten Lund, hunting with us, was successful in bagging a Black Springbok which - after the compulsory drying period – was subsequently measured as the highest scoring Black Springbok ever recorded in Nordic Safari Club's book of records.


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VIP helicopter service

Side by Side Safaris' exclusive safari lodge now has its own helicopter landing pad. We are pleased, therefore, to announce that we are now able to offer fast and safe transfer by helicopter from and to the airport – or during the safari. Several of our guests have already taken advantage of this service.


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Four friends on successful buffalo hunt with Side by Side Safaris

The black African buffalo is a prominent member of the "The Big Five" group of African game animals – and rightly so. Buffalo hunting is regarded by most professional hunters as the most exciting form of hunting with a rifle in Africa.


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Luxury safari lodge completed

At the start of 2016, a milestone was reached at Side by Side Safaris. After four years of intensive construction work, our exclusive safari lodge – arguably South Africa's finest – was completed.


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Family safari with luxurious accommodation and hunting at a high ethical level

Recently we had the pleasure of hosting a family safari for Danish Helle and Peter Vagn-Jensen and their five children. The safari was a huge success with many top trophies including a sensational world record and additional four trophies that score high in the SCI record book.


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Woman hunter bags international Top-10 trophy

On a recent safari with Side by Side Safaris, Danish woman hunter, Helle Lyngsdal, bagged an exceptional Black Wildebeest bull. The trophy places 7th in SCI's book of all-times records.


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Swedish big game hunter visits Side by Side Safaris for the third time

For the third year running, we have had the pleasure of hosting Swedish big game hunter, Anders Vestergren, on a safari. This times focus was on rare and exotic species such as Red Forest Buffalo, Blackbuck and one of Africa's smallest antelopes; Blue Duiker.


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Record Springbok bagged by Side by Side Safaris client

Danish Dennis Knudsen, on a recent safari with us, successfully bagged an absolute top trophy of Cape Springbok. In the same area where this buck was shot, several bucks with trophies of potentially the same size have been observed.


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New world record trophy taken by Side by Side Safaris client

We are proud to announce a new world record of the rare and much coveted Scimitar Horned Oryx antelope. The trophy was taken by Danish big game hunter, Peter Vagn-Jensen, on an exclusive family safari with Side by Side Safaris in February 2015.


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Luxury safari as silver anniversary honeymoon

A Danish couple decided to celebrate their silver anniversary in style by giving each other an exclusive safari experience with Side by Side Safaris.


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New Record: Largest Sable antelope ever collected by a Danish hunter

On a recent family safari, one of the highlights was the bagging of a record-class Sable antelope. The grounds where our clients hunt Sable are among the very best in South Africa for this beautiful and highly desired antelope – an ideal biotope with a strong gene mass which consistently produces record class trophies.


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Record class Waterbucks shot by father and son on same safari

Most hunters dream about bagging a record class trophy of the particular species they are hunting. On a recent exclusive family safari with us, both the father and his son had a strong desire to collect a large Waterbuck, and most unusually, they actually succeeded in doing just that; both shot world-class trophies of this highly desired species.


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Record class Steinbuck shot by Side by Side Safaris client

On a recent safari, our client managed to collect this unusual but very large Steinbuck trophy. Side by Side Safaris' professional hunters are very experienced in assessing trophy quality in the field and on this particular safari several gold medal class Steinbucks were observed.


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Trophy medals galore at Side by Side Safaris

All trophies collected by our clients during the past three years have been measured and duly registered according to SCI's regulations. With several hundreds of trophies already collected by our clients, the medal statistics are as follows:


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The success continues

We have recently completed yet another very successful safari. Danish hunter, Bo Jung, wanted to try for some specific, typical trophies from this region with Mountain Reedbuck topping his want list.


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Two Top-5 trophies of Arabian Oryx

Nowadays Arabian Oryx is a very rare trophy. This makes it even more noteworthy that two of our clients managed to bag trophies which both qualify for Top-5 in the SCI record book.


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Exclusive photo safari to celebrate silver wedding anniversary

We offer to arrange photo safaris and other non-hunting events for our guests. South Africa truly is an amazing country which offers countless opportunities for "once-in-a-lifetime" experiences. We compose trips or design events entirely according to individual wishes.


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NEW: Hunting opportunity for Nile Lechwe

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer hunting of one of Africa's most beautiful antelopes, the rare Nile Lechwe (Kobus Megceros).


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Eastern Cape Kudu - a beautiful trophy

Side by Side Safari's hunting concession is located in the heart of the Eastern Cape Kudu's range. Eastern Cape Kudu is recognised as a subspecies of the Southern Greater Kudu. The Eastern Cape subspecies has body that is roughly 20% smaller and with smaller horns that its larger cousin.


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Diana Taxidermy is the new main sponsor for local Rugby club

Rugby is the national sport in South Africa and practically every village has its own team. When the rugby team, "The Valers" from our "home town" Somerset East, approached us about entering into a main sponsorship for the club, we immediately accepted.


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Potential World Record Steenbok?

Side by Side Safaris' own hunting area, the beautiful Klipplaat grounds, is the ideal habitat for the pretty little Steenbok antelope. The area offers the perfect biotope required for allowing the bucks to develop top class trophies.


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Your safari on film

We co-operate with one of South Africa's best reputed producers of hunting films. We are therefore able to offer to arrange for your safari to be filmed in a top professional quality.


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Another successful safari

Together with our client, Peter Kierk, we have recently completed yet another successful safari. This time emphasis was on three smaller species which were all high on Peter's want list, three species which are normally very difficult to get: Caracal, Blue Duiker and Cape Grysbok.


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Prestigious SCI Award for Flemming G. Jensen

SCI, Safari Club International, has recently published a list of "Top Measurers of All Times". Master Measurer Flemming G. Jensen of Diana Taxidermy is among the top twenty measurers in the world on this very prestigious list. In connection with the publication of the list, Flemming received an award as a visual recognition of his achievements as master measurer for SCI.


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Exceptional Africa debut

It is certainly very unusual to collect not one, but two Top-10 trophies on one's very first Africa safari. Nonetheless, this is what happened to our Danish client, Anders Bundgaard.


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Gold medal Cape Buffalo for Swedish client

Our very first client at Side by Side Safaris, Swedish Anders Vestergren, recently completed his second safari with us. This time - if possible - with even greater success than last year. Anders bagged impressive 27 trophies on the safari. Among the highlights were a Top-5 trophy of the rare Arabian Oryx and a large gold medal Cape Buffalo.


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Top trophies and happy hunters

The current hunting season is well under way and we have already successfully completed several safaris with lots of exciting situations and several world class trophies, including a variety of rare species. The rainy season was generous and we received just the right amount of rain in just the right places. All in all, it looks very promising for the remainder of the season. There is plenty of feed for the game throughout the area and all our water holes have been filled up. As a result, we see lots of game everywhere.


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World class bird hunting

In addition to high class rifle safaris, South Africa also offers some of the finest bird hunting available anywhere; wild birds in their natural habitat, mind you. During March and April we have had several groups out on bird shoots, all with excellent results.


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VIP guidance on your travel

Not all are "frequent flyers" and for some the long journey to South Africa may seem like an insurmountable obstacle. We want to make the journey easy for you, that is why we offer to personally accompany you on the trip all the way from your departure airport and until you arrive safely at our lodge. We guide you through the checking-in procedures, change of terminals, declaration of firearms, lounges, and all other formalities in the airports and beyond.


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Get spoiled and feel at home at our exclusive Klipplaat lodge

Side by Side Safaris' lodge is beautifully situated high on hill with a magnificent view over the Klipplaat terrain. Immediately below the lodge there is a large pond where the game come to feed and drink. On the hillsides surrounding the lodge there is plenty of activity with game such as Kudu, Mountain Reedbuck, duikers, etc., in addition to monkeys, dassies and a great variation of birds.


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Magic Safari Lodges

Side by Side Safaris is now included in Magic Safari Lodges' catalogue of the most prestigious safari lodges in the world. Magic Safari Lodges is a highly reputed private organisation who sets a very high standard for lodges that appear in their beautifully printed, 250-page annual catalogue. We are proud now to be one of the exclusive members.


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News from Diana Taxidermy

Side by Side Safaris' sister company, Diana Taxidermy, has also been very busy with lots of interesting trophy mounting jobs. In addition to trophies from most African safari countries, we are pleased to receive an increasing number of trophies for mounting from various European countries and other parts of the world.


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