Free State Philippolis Lodge
Nestled between undulating landscapes and ravines of the Southern Free State of South Africa, this Private Game Reserve spans some 14,000 hectares (34,500 acres) on elevated plains, with majestic hills rising from the charming yet harsh and rugged African Bushveld, captivating the most discerning visitor.
This private nature reserve is unrivalled in its appeal as one of Southern Africa’s premier hunting destinations. The Reserve is privileged to have the Lake Vanderkloof extending its 25km (15,5 miles) Western Boundary.
The bordering Lake Vanderkloof brings with it an abundance of rich biodiversity of Fauna and Flora. This solitary treasure alone sets it apart from what is commonplace.
The reserve is home to 32 species of game including: Roan and Sable Antelope, Fish Eagle, Blue Crane, various owl species, Rock Dassie/Hyrax, Black Wildebeest (white tailed), Blesbuck, Blue Wildebeest (brindled tailed), Bontebuck, Cape Eland, Common Reedbuck, Gemsbuck, Gray Duiker, Impala, Jackal, Mountian Reedbuck, Red Hartebeest, Red Lechwe, Steenbuck, Waterbuck, White Blesbuck, Zebra, Cape Buffalo, Kudu, Nyala, Springbuck, and Giraffe.
Indigenous flora flourishes across the Reserve.
When you hunt this Private Game Reserve, your expedition is led by experienced and well trained professional hunters and trackers, ensuring not only an unforgettable experience but everlasting memories that will entice your return. The serene setting coupled with the day’s events will make for good conversation around the fire at sunset.
We offer both the seasoned and less experienced hunter a hunt to suit their tastes and preferences. The reserve is vast and expansive, allowing a ‘walk and stalk’ hunt if you so wish. Hunting from pre-built hides is an option which may be entertained.
The vastness of the Reserve coupled with the varied topography makes every hunt different – from high open plateaus to deep thorny ravines, the environment is not only aesthetically pleasing, but offers a different challenge on every hunt.