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Trio’s Hunting Safaris is based in the heart of the Eastern Cape, located between the Great Kei River and the Hogsback Mountains, near Cathcart. We have been providing quality hunting and photographic safaris for a number of years. In this time, these safaris tours have covered the majestic Wildcoast, Addo Elephant Park, and even as far as 4 day trips to the Western Cape. Trio’s Hunting Safaris has the commitment, experience and infrastructure to make your safari an experience of a lifetime. We are wholeheartedly committed to making your African safari a memorable one.

Our accommodation is fully furnished and awaits your stay. We will ensure that you are well tended to and get the best African experience possible. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport (East London or Cape Town, depending on your desired safari that you have chosen). Safaris booked through Trio’s will be based in the Eastern Cape. All meals are prepared to the highest standard by the members of Trio’s, well-trained staff will also ensure that your rooms are serviced daily. A laundry service is provided.


We welcome you to a Malaria free hunting area, with guided safaris through the magical Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Trio’s Hunting Safaris promises an exceptional plains game hunting safari experience. We have extensive knowledge in the hunting and hospitality fields. The team has 10 years’ experience guiding hunts and can only promise to make this a trip of a life time. The team is also fluent in locally spoken languages which helps ensure the highest level of service and teamwork throughout your safari.

The guides only take one hunter or hunting group at a time, offering you personal attention throughout your hunting experience with us. Our safari areas include the Bushveld and Lowveld region, as well as the Eastern Free State (an area of highlands located in central South Africa). Some of our hunting trips also visit the Kalahari in the Northwestern part of South Africa. We target over 25 species of game in the Henderson area, situated in the Eastern Cape Province. Our hunting safaris aim for exceptional trophy quality species in an environment that is not unduly confined nor contained. We believe that the quality of a hunting experience is gauged primarily by whom it is shared with.


TRIO’s Safaris offer a multitude of services from the beginning of your safari to the end, ensuring the best possible safari experience.

Our hunting services offered for each safari include:

  • Preparation of your hunting program
  • Species best suited to your hunt
  • Planning of time on safari – hunting days, drives etc.
  • All transport on Safari including transfers to and from Cape Town, Port Elizabeth Airport and East London Airport (all depending on the set out safari)
  • Checking of rifles at our shooting range
  • Transfers to your hunting areas in a 4×4 vehicle, as well as sightseeing and other activities
  • All accommodation, meals, and local beverages
  • Professional Hunter (PH) who will accompany the Hunter on his Safaris.
  • Tracker who is responsible for spotting and if need be tracking wounded animals in their habitat and assisting the PH on Safaris
  • Skinners, who clean and prepare the skins for delivery to the taxidermy
  • Daily Laundry


Brad Birkholtz

Professional Hunter

Brad Birkholtz, is a highly rated Professional Hunter, having experience not matched by many. Brad was born and raised in the Eastern Cape, has completed his Professional Hunters license and also has a Dangerous Game license. After years of working as a Professional Hunter and gaining the necessary experience, Brad decided that it was time to take control of his own destiny where he could ensure client satisfaction through quality, professional and ethical hunting safaris.

Sellwyn Knoetze

Farm Manager

Sellwyn Knoetze is the Farm Manager. He has extensive knowledge of the hunting zones, understands the terrain as well as best areas for shooting of your target species. His knowledge and use of the rifle will also help clients feel comfortable, safe and confident when in position to pull the trigger. Sellwyn has been managing and guiding for many years and is a prodigy when it comes to the any of the Spiral antelope in the area.

Leon Mauer

Professional Hunter

Professional Hunters privilege

“A professional hunter will, during the course of his career, be called upon to act in more parts than most other professions”

With all the responsibilities as cook, be a doctor on site, mechanic, planner, guide, arbitrator, skinner, manager, gunsmith, friend, barman, advisor and a host of other activities. He will be expected to have a general knowledge of the politics, geography and other aspects of many countries, including his own.

Above all, Leon will have to accept the work and worries of a 17 hour working day during which he and he alone, will be held responsible for all that goes wrong, or well. Trio’s Hunting Safaris has an incredibly organized team which we ensure each client has the African experience of a lifetime in the Eastern Cape. Leon will go out his way to make sure all clients are treated professionally and have their African safari with Trio’s a memorable one.

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Trio’s Hunting Safaris is based in the heart of the Eastern Cape, located between the Great Kei River and the Hogsback Mountains, near Cathcart.

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