Our species

Our Species

We have a large variety of species available.


Hunting was first recorded in South Africa by the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 with its sole purpose being to protect the crops that the people had planted.  Trophy hunting in South Africa was first recorded in 1968.


Game indigenous to our area include Kudu, Impala, Bushbuck, Springbuck and while the Warthog is not indigenous it is plentiful.  The Kudu is arguably one the of most majestic animals in South Africa, weighing anything up to 270kg, with the longest horns being recorded at 75 2/8".  As large as these animals are, they have an ability to blend in with the natural bush, making them hard to spot at times, but with the help of your binoculars, and that of the professional hunter and tracker, whose eyes are trained to spot animals in this environment, we will help you find them.


Another animal indigenous to this area and very shy is the Bushbuck.  It is most often found grazing along the banks of the Fish River.  Included in the area owned by Noboya Safaris is approximately 30km of river frontage.  The best times to find a Bushbuck is at sunset, when they come out to graze.


Springbuck and Impala are medium sized plains game antelope, and can be found wandering on the flatter areas of Noboya Safaris.  They are often found in bigger herds.  The Springbuck is also the national animal of South Africa.  The average length of a Springbuck horn is 12 - 14 " and for an Impala it is 33 39".

Aepyceros melampus

The impala is a medium-sized antelope found in eastern and southern Africa. The sole member of the genus Aepyceros, it was first described to European audiences by German zoologist Hinrich Lichtenstein in 1812. Two subspecies are recognised—the common impala, and the larger and darker black-faced impala.

Gestation period: 183 – 213 days

Speed: 75 – 90 km/h (Running, In a zig-zag)

Scientific name: Aepyceros melampus

Trophic level: Herbivorous 

Height: 75 – 95 cm (Adult)

Mass: Male: 40 – 75 kg (Adult), Fe

Tragelaphus strepsiceros

The greater kudu is a woodland antelope found throughout eastern and southern Africa. Despite occupying such widespread territory, they are sparsely populated in most areas due to declining habitat, deforestation, and poaching. 

Scientific name: Tragelaphus strepsiceros

Trophic level: Herbivorous 

Gestation period: 240 days

Higher classificationSpiral-horned bovines

Mass: Male: 190 – 270 kg (Adult), Female: 120 – 210 kg (Adult)



The waterbuck is a large antelope found widely in sub-Saharan Africa. It is placed in the genus Kobus of the family Bovidae. It was first described by Irish naturalist William Ogilby in 1833. Its 13 subspecies are grouped under two varieties: the common or ellipsiprymnus waterbuck and the defassa waterbuck

Scientific name: Kobus ellipsiprymnus

Gestation period: 270 days 

Height: 1,2 – 1,4 m (At Shoulder)

Trophic level: Herbivorous Mass: Male: 200 – 300 kg, Female: 160 – 200 kg


The springbok is a medium-sized antelope found mainly in southern and southwestern Africa. The sole member of the genus Antidorcas, this bovid was first described by the German zoologist Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann in 1780. Three subspecies are identified.
Scientific name: Antidorcas marsupialis
Speed: 88 km/h (Maximum, Adult)
Family: Bovidae
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Artiodactyla
Mass: Male: 33 – 48 kg (Adult), Female: 30 – 44 kg (Adult)

Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi

The blesbok or blesbuck is an antelope endemic to South Africa and Eswatini. It has a distinctive white face and forehead which inspired the name, because bles is the Afrikaans word for a blaze such as one might see on the forehead of a horse.

Scientific name: Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi

Family: Bovidae

Subspecies: D. p. phillipsi

Class: Mammalia

Phylum: Chordata

Phacochoerus africanus

The common warthog is a wild member of the pig family found in grassland, savanna, and woodland in sub-Saharan Africa. In the past, it was commonly treated as a subspecies of P. aethiopicus, but today that scientific name is restricted to the desert warthog of northern Kenya, Somalia, and eastern Ethiopia. 

Trophic level: Herbivorous 

Scientific name: Phacochoerus africanus

Gestation period: 152 – 183 days

Height: 64 – 85 cm (Adult, At Shoulder)

Mass: Male: 60 – 150 kg (Adult), Female: 45 – 75 kg (Adult)


The bontebok is a subspecies of Damaliscus pygargus, an antelope found in South Africa, Lesotho and Namibia. D. pygargus has two subspecies; the bontebok, occurring naturally in the Fynbos and Renosterveld areas of the Western Cape, and the blesbok occurring in the Highveld.

Scientific name: Damaliscus pygargus

Phylum: Chordata

Family: Bovidae

Class: Mammalia


The bushbuck is the nominate taxon of the bushbuck. It is a small to medium-sized antelope widespread in Africa.Mass: 43 kg (Adult)

Scientific name: Tragelaphus scriptus

Gestation period: 182 days

Trophic level: Herbivorous 

Length: 1,2 m (Adult)


The caracal is a medium-sized wild cat native to Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and arid areas of Pakistan and northwestern India. It is characterized by a robust build, long legs, a short face, long tufted ears, and long canine teeth. 

Mass: 12 kg (Adult) 

Species: C. caracal


Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Duiker (Grey)

The common duiker, also known as the grey or bush duiker, is a small antelope found everywhere in Africa south of the Sahara, excluding the Horn of Africa and the rainforests of the central and western parts of the continent.

Scientific name: Sylvicapra grimmia

Mass: 16 kg (Adult)

Gestation period: 175 days 

Trophic level: Herbivorous 

Length: 96 cm (Adult) 


The Chacma Baboon, also known as the Cape baboon, is, like all other baboons, is from the Old World monkey family. It is one of the largest of all monkeys.

Scientific name: Papio ursinus

Family: Cercopithecidae

Order: Primates

Class: Mammalia

Phylum: Chordata

Mass: Female: 14 kg, Male: 10 kg

Fallow Deer

The European fallow deer or common fallow deer is a species of ruminant mammal belonging to the family Cervidae. It is native to Turkey and possibly the Italian Peninsula, Balkan Peninsula, and the island of Rhodes in Europe, but has also been introduced to other parts of Europe and the rest of the world. 

Mass: Male: 46 – 80 kg (Free range, Adult)

Scientific name: Dama dama

Gestation period: 230 days

Trophic level: Herbivorous 

Higher classificationDama


The giraffe is an African artiodactyl mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal and the largest ruminant. It is traditionally considered to be one species, Giraffa camelopardalis, with nine subspecies. 

HeightNorthern giraffe: 4,6 – 6,1 m

MassNorthern giraffe: 800 kg 

Gestation periodNorthern giraffe: 15 months

Speed: 60 km/h (Maximum, Sprint)

Family: Giraffidae

Red Hartebeest

The red hartebeest is a subspecies of the hartebeest found in Southern Africa. More than 130,000 individuals live in the wild. The red hartebeest is closely related to the tsessebe and the topi

Scientific name: Alcelaphus buselaphus caama

Family: Bovidae

Order: Artiodactyla

Class: Mammalia

Subspecies: A. b. caama

Kingdom: Animalia


The black-backed jackal is a medium sized canine native to eastern and southern Africa. These regions are separated by roughly 900 kilometers. One region includes the southernmost tip of the continent, including South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe. 

Scientific name: Canis mesomelas

Trophic level: Omnivorous

Family: Canidae

Order: Carnivora

Phylum: Chordata

Mass: Female: 5,4 – 10 kg, Male: 6,8 – 9,5 k


The lowland nyala or simply nyala, is a spiral-horned antelope native to southern Africa. It is a species of the family Bovidae and genus Nyala, also considered to be in the genus Tragelaphus. It was first described in 1849 by George French Angas. The body length is 135–195 cm, and it weighs 55–140 kg. 

Mass: 88 kg (Adult) 

Scientific name: Tragelaphus angasii

Gestation period: 220 days

Trophic level: Herbivorous 

Length: 1,9 m (Adult) 


The common ostrich or simply ostrich, is a species of large flightless bird native to certain large areas of Africa. It is one of two extant species of ostriches, the only living members of the genus Struthio in the ratite order of birds. Wikipedia

Speed: 70 km/h (Maximum, Adult, Running)

Mass: 63 – 140 kg (Adult)

Subspecies: Description

Height: Male: 2,1 – 2,8 m (Adult), Female: 1,7 – 2 m (Adult)

Mountain Reedbuck

The mountain reedbuck is an antelope found in mountainous areas of much of sub-Saharan Africa. 

Scientific name: Redunca fulvorufula

Mass: 29 kg (Adult)

Rank: Species

Order: Artiodactyla

Roan Antelope

The roan antelope is a savanna antelope found in western, central, and southern Africa. The roan antelope is one of the largest species of antelopes; only elands, bongos and large male greater kudus can exceed them in weight. They measure 190–240 cm from the head to the base of tail and the tail measures 37–48 cm. 

Scientific name: Hippotragus equinus

Mass: 220 kg (Adult) 

Family: Bovidae

Order: Artiodactyla

Kingdom: Animalia


The steenbok is a common small antelope of southern and eastern Africa. It is sometimes known as the steinbuck or steinbok.

Scientific name: Raphicerus campestris

Mass: 12 kg (Adult) 

Gestation period: 210 days

Trophic level: Herbivorous 

Length: 82 cm (Adult) 

Wildebeest Blue

The blue wildebeest, also called the common wildebeest, white-bearded wildebeest, or brindled gnu, is a large antelope and one of the two species of wildebeest. It is placed in the genus Connochaetes and family Bovidae, and has a close taxonomic relationship with the black wildebeest.

Scientific name: Connochaetes taurinus

Family: Bovidae

Order: Artiodactyla

Class: Mammalia

Phylum: Chordata

Kingdom: Animali

Barbary Sheep

The Barbary sheep, also known as aoudad is a species of caprid native to rocky mountains in North Africa. Six subspecies have been described. Although it is rare in its native North Africa, it has been introduced to North America, southern Europe, and elsewhere. 

Scientific name: Ammotragus lervia

Mass: 40 – 140 kg (Adult)

Height: 80 – 100 cm (Adult, At Shoulder)

Family: Bovidae

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata


The African buffalo or Cape buffalo is a large sub-Saharan African bovine. Syncerus caffer, the Cape buffalo, is the typical subspecies, and the largest one, found in Southern and East Africa.

Mass: 300 – 900 kg (Adult)

Scientific name: Syncerus caffer

Kingdom: Animalia

Family: Bovidae

Order: Artiodactyla


The bushpig is a member of the pig family that inhabits forests, woodland, riverine vegetation and cultivated areas in East and Southern Africa. Probably introduced populations are also present in Madagascar. There have also been unverified reports of their presence on the Comoro island of Mayotte. 

Mass: 69 kg (Adult)

Scientific name: Potamochoerus larvatus


Order: Artiodactyla

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia


The common eland, also known as the southern eland or eland antelope, is a savannah and plains antelope found in East and Southern Africa. It is a species of the family Bovidae and genus Taurotragus.

Scientific name: Taurotragus oryx

Gestation period: 274 days

Lifespan: 15 – 20 years

Speed: 40 km/h (Maximum)

Mass: Male: 400 – 940 kg (Adult), Female: 300 – 600 kg (Adult)

Height: Male: 1,6 m (Adult, At Shoulder), Female: 1,2 – 1,5 m (Adult, At Shoulder)


The gemsbok, gemsbuck or South African oryx is a large antelope in the genus Oryx. It is native to the arid regions of Southern Africa, such as the Kalahari Desert. Some authorities formerly included the East African oryx as a subspecies. 

Scientific name: Oryx gazella

Height: 1,2 m (At Shoulder)

Speed: 60 km/h (Maximum, Running)

Gestation period: 274 days

Mass: Male: 220 – 300 kg, Female: 100 – 210 kg


The Cape or southern grysbok is a small antelope that is endemic to the Western Cape region of South Africa between Albany and the Cederberg mountains. Wikipedia

Scientific name: Raphicerus melanotis

Phylum: Chordata

Family: Bovidae

Class: Mammalia


The hippopotamus, also called the hippo, common hippopotamus or river hippopotamus, is a large, mostly herbivorous, semiaquatic mammal and ungulate native to sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of only two extant species in the family Hippopotamidae, the other being the pygmy hippopotamus.

Speed: 48 km/h (Maximum, On Land, Running)

Trophic level: Omnivorous 

Lifespan: 40 – 50 years

Gestation period: 243 days

Species: H. amphibius

Mass: Male: 1 500 – 1 800 kg (Adult), Female: 1 300 – 1 500 kg (Adult)


The klipspringer is a small antelope found in eastern and southern Africa. The sole member of its genus, the klipspringer was first described by German zoologist Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann in 1783.

Scientific name: Oreotragus oreotragus

Family: Bovidae

Order: Artiodactyla

Kingdom: Animalia

Class: Mammalia



The lechwe, red lechwe or southern lechwe, is an antelope found in wetlands of south central Africa. 

Scientific name: Kobus leche

Family: Bovidae

Kingdom: Animalia

Order: Artiodactyla


The oribi is a small antelope found in eastern, southern, and western Africa. The sole member of its genus, it was described by the German zoologist Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann in 1783. Eight subspecies are identified. The oribi reaches nearly 50–67 centimeters at the shoulder and weighs 12–22 kilograms. 

Scientific name: Ourebia ourebi

Family: Bovidae

Kingdom: Animalia


The sable antelope is an antelope which inhabits wooded savanna in East and Southern Africa, from the south of Kenya to South Africa, with a separate population in Angola. 

Mass: 220 kg (Adult) 

Scientific name: Hippotragus niger

Family: Bovidae

Order: Artiodactyla

Kingdom: Animalia


Wildebeest - Black

The black wildebeest or white-tailed gnu, is one of the two closely related wildebeest species. It is a member of the genus Connochaetes and family Bovidae. It was first described in 1780 by Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann. Wikipedia

Scientific name: Connochaetes gnou

Mass: 130 kg (Adult) Encyclopedia of Life

Family: Bovidae

Order: Artiodactyla

Class: Mammalia

Phylum: Chordata

Zebra - Burchells

Burchell's zebra is a southern subspecies of the plains zebra. It is named after the British explorer and naturalist William John Burchell. Common names include the bontequagga, Damaraland zebra, and Zululand zebra. Burchell's zebra is the only subspecies of zebra which may be legally farmed for human consumption.

Scientific name: Equus quagga burchellii

Mass: 280 kg (Adult)

Subspecies: E. q. burchellii

Class: Mammalia

Kingdom: Animalia

Family: Equidae

Reebuck Common

The southern reedbuck, rietbok, or common reedbuck is a diurnal antelope typically found in southern Africa. It was first described by Pieter Boddaert, a Dutch physician and naturalist, in 1785. It is placed in the genus Redunca and family Bovidae. 

Scientific name: Redunca arundinum

Mass: 58 kg (Adult) 

Family: Bovidae

Grey Rhebok

The grey rhebok or grey rhebuck, locally known as the reebok in Afrikaans, is a species of antelope native to South Africa, Lesotho, and Eswatini Yellerstone is a maybe. The specific name capreolus is Latin for 'little goat'. 

Species: P. capreolus

Genus: Pelea; Gray, 1851

Family: Bovidae

Phylum: Chordata

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