Red Lechwe Hunting

Hunt the Red Lechwe in South Africa
Red Lechwe Hunt - May 2024

Trophy Fees

Red Lechwe Trophy Fee……

  • $3700

Daily Rates……

  • 1 Hunter / 1 PH - $345 per hunter per day
  • 2 Hunters / 1 PH - $295 per hunter per day
  • Bow Hunter / 1 PH - $345 per hunter per day
  • Observer Fees - $150 per person per day

Africa Hunt Lodge allows the opportunity to hunt and harvest Trophy Class South African Red Lechwe. The Limpopo Province of South Africa is one of the premier destinations in the World to hunt the Red Lechwe. Year round, we offer hunts for Trophy Red Lechwe as there are no seasonal restrictions on hunting the Red Lechwe in South Africa.

Our hunters typically hunt the South African Red Lechwe in conjunction with a 7-10 day African Safari. One of our Experienced and Licensed Professional Hunters will be your guide during your Red Lechwe Hunt. We typically hunt Red Lechwe Safari Style, Spot and Stalk, or by Still Hunting if you are a Bow Hunter. We can accommodate all methods of Hunting for Red Lechwe including Rifle, Bow, Black Powder, Crossbow or Handgun. We can accommodate hunters of any age and experience level. 

The Red Lechwe which we hunt on our South Africa Concession are the biggest in the World. You can expect a 24-28 inch Red Lechwe on average when hunting with us, with some each year exceeding 28 inches.  Africa Hunt Lodge has taken a few World Record Red Lechwe since 2010 with different methods of hunting.

The Red Lechwe (Kobus leche leche) is a medium sized antelope species native to Southern Africa.

What do Red Lechwe look like:

Red lechwe are named for their distinctive reddish-brown coat, which is well-suited to their marshy habitat. They have a white underbelly and rump patch, and males typically have long, spiral-shaped horns, while females are usually hornless.

Red Lechwe Habitat:

Red lechwe are adapted to live in marshy areas with tall grass and plentiful water. They are excellent swimmers and often take to water to escape predators or to find food. Floodplains, marshes, and reed beds are their preferred habitats.

Red Lechwe Diet:

Red lechwe are primarily grazers, feeding on grasses and aquatic plants. Their elongated hooves are adapted for walking on muddy terrain, allowing them to access tender shoots and roots in their wetland habitat.

Red Lechwe Behavior:

Red Lechwe are social animals, usually found in herds, though bachelor groups of males are not uncommon. Males establish territories and may engage in displays of dominance to attract mates.

Red Lechwe Reproduction:

After successful mating, the gestation period for red lechwe is typically around 7 to 8 months. Females give birth to a single calf, although twins are rare. Births often occur during the rainy season when food availability is high. Calves are precocial, meaning they are relatively mature and mobile shortly after birth.

Red Lechwe Conservation Status:

The red lechwe population faces threats from habitat loss due to human encroachment, as well as hunting and competition with domestic livestock for resources. However, they are not currently considered endangered, with stable populations in protected areas.

Red Lechwe Cultural Significance:

In some cultures within their range, red lechwe hold symbolic importance and are featured in traditional myths and stories. Additionally, they are a target species for eco-tourism in areas where they are found, contributing to local economies through wildlife viewing.

Red Lechwe Hunt - May 2024
Red Lechwe Hunt - May 2024
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Focus on Hunting, Not Just Logistics

We create amazing hunting experiences, with key services included in our fee.

The Hunting product that we offer to our clients is the best in the world. We specialize in Trophy Animals, including many World Record class African Game including Kudu, Cape Buffalo, Sable, Blesbok, Wildebeest, the Big 5 and much more. 

We plan the hunt to suit the requirements of our clients, with a large variety of game that is available. Our trophy hunting rates include professional hunter services, care of trophies and delivery to taxidermy, transfers from Johannesburg International Airport, as well as a memorable stay in one of our 4 or 5 Star South African Hunting lodges. Non-hunting guests are welcome to accompany the Hunters. 

Included with Package

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • 1st Class Accommodations on our South African Concession

  • Guided and Licensed Professional Hunter for your Hunt

  • Services of Trackers, Drivers and Skinners

  • Hunting License and Permits

  • Beer, Wine, Non-Alcoholic Drinks

  • Daily maid and laundry services

  • Care of your trophies to include Capping and transportation to Taxidermist for Export

Package Options

  • Additional Hunting for other Game Animals

  • Extra Nights at the Hunt Lodge with Family and Guests

  • Fishing and Bird Hunting

  • Trips to Pilanesberg and Marakele National Parks for Photo Safaris

  • Pick up/Drop off from Johannesburg (Tambo) Airport $250

  • Additional Safari Excursions in our Area

  • Visits to Local Orphanage

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