Donkerkloof is very special and much rarer than you think. We loved that our kuier felt as if we were visiting family. The tranquillity and the remoteness made it a true getaway from our daily stresses.Johan was a pleasure to walk and stalk with and we enjoyed him from the first wide smile he welcomed us with, to the last firm handshake.
The hunt was very exciting with an abundance of very worthy game. I would recommend Donkerkloof to anyone looking for a great hunt with great accommodation. Neil was a superb host and the staff were all very experienced and helpful. Thnk you for a 5 star experience.
Hunting at Donkerkloof has to rate as my most full-filling Eastern Cape hunt. Kudu bulls were in abundance with the chances of hunting a Rowland ward specimen a very good possibly.
I also hunted a Roland Ward waterbuck. Neil & Johan were fantastic hosts and I can recommend Donkerkloof to anyone who really wants to hunt their quarry.
My hunt with Neil on Donkerkloof was spectacularly different to any of my previous walk-and-stalk Kudu hunts over three decades. We were onto achievable opportunities on quality Kudu bulls from moment one. After hunting with Neil, a Rowland Ward Kudu in the Eastern Cape is back on the sensibly achievable list.His farm lies just to the North of Addo in Valley Bushveld that has an abundance of hills and valleys, each and every one of which holds its own serious promise of quality Kudu Bulls. His is a really outstanding operation and you will get what you pay for.
Hunting Kudu on foot in the Eastern Cape mountains is a superb plains-game experience. There you pit your skills and experience against one of the most cunning antelope in Africa. I have had the privilege of doing this for the past 10 years at Donkerkloof . The terrain is such that you truly test all your hunting skills under walk-and stalk conditions. I firmly believe that hunting is not always just about getting your trophy but about how it is achieved and the memories that you take away with you. At Donkerkloof you will definitely not be disappointed.
We arrived at Donkerkloof and immediately felt at home the lodge and service makes for it to be a permanent memory in ones mind. The people just makes the dream liveable, truly amazing I have been in this game 20years and Donkerkloofs trophy quality will not be easily matched!
Trip of a lifetime!
Of all the hunting I did in SA the time spent with you will be the most memorable, not because of the animals themselves but because of the way you went out of your way to guide me and to teach me while we were hunting.