Hunt the Sun

Mike Birch’s South African Eerenkroon Hunt

South Africa Plains Game Hunting

Hunt the Sun

Do not let your desire to hunt Africa slip away because prices seem too high. Trek Safaris has teamed with Mike Birch’s Hunt the Sun delivering an affordable hunt with all the Trek standards of quality animals, deluxe accommodation and professionalism. With two diverse hunting areas, you will have the chance to experience the culture of South Africa and shoot quality trophies all without spending a life’s savings.

The Trip

Our program with Hunt the Sun is a ten day South Africa plains game hunt, starting once you land in Johannesburg, South Africa. From Johannesburg, you will connect with a flight down to Port Elizabeth. Mike will be on hand to greet you in Port Elizabeth and transfer you about an hour and half north to his lodge, Eerenkroon. You will hunt here for five days, and then transfer up to Mike’s second camp, Arnotsdale. Located near Kimberley, you will stay at Arnotsdale remaining five days of your hunt.

The final day, you will bid farewell and fly from Kimberley to Johannesburg, connecting with your flight home. You may also wish to extend your trip by taking part in a photo safari, touring Cape Town, or visiting many other attractions in South Africa, all of which Trek can arrange. Non-hunters are welcome to join, as there are many activities ranging from visiting the Addo Elephant National Park to shopping in Kimberley and Port Elizabeth that are non-hunter friendly. They can also choose to join the hunter as an observer.

The Hunting

The first half of this South Africa plains game hunting will take place in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, north of Port Elizabeth, on nearly 40,000 acres of combined trophy management and free range land. You will see strong numbers of Kudu, along with duikers, Nyala, Springbuck, and many other plains animals, all while having the beautiful Kouga Mountains as your backdrop.

The second half of hunting takes place outside Kimberley in the Northern Cape Province, on over 100,000 acres of real African savannah. The amount of quality plains game in this area is astounding, from herds of Gemsbok and Wildebeest to Zebra and Impala, along with over twenty other species. With a mixture of free range and trophy management areas, this appeals to all hunters, including bow hunters, as Mike has several ground blinds overlooking water areas. This unique program with Hunt the Sun provides a wide diversity of terrain and species, where trophies can be hunted in their natural habitat, so whether it is the coastal thicket, high mountain plains or the savanna thornveld, we have hunting to suit your desires.

The Accommodations

Hunt the Sun offers so much more than a superior hunting experience: the attention to detail and warm friendly environment that is provided for you and your family will make the lodges your comfortable home during your stay. Fully renovated Eerenkroon will be your home in the Eastern Cape, complete with three double bedrooms (all with private baths), a large front porch for relaxing in a rocking chair, a living room with fireplace, and dining room where everyone relives the day’s hunt each evening.

Mike’s Arnotsdale Lodge, about an hour South of Kimberley. With a main lodge to gather after the hunt and have dinner, Arnotsdale has two new chalets with traditional African thatched roofs, and each has two bedrooms with private baths. Both lodges have large outdoor fire pits, where full bars will be set up each evening to enjoy a cocktail and stare at the many stars of the Southern Hemisphere.


Trophy Free Range Stag
June 16, 2014

Trophy Free Range Stag

In early March Davis Barron, and his father Rodney took a trip to Argentina for trophy “free range” stag at the Algar Safari Ranch. Davis and Rodney downed beautiful Stags measuring 284 ⅜ and  362 6/8 respectivly. Rodney’s was the second largest ever...