Pick up the early morning tracks of an Eland bull or slog it out after a moving herd. A monster bull in the mix. Maintain your pace to keep up with the herd or leopard crawl into position for a shot on this huge framed animal, the largest antelope in South Africa.

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There are no seasonal restrictions on hunting the Eland in South Africa, which makes it a suitable trophy year-round.


Fast Facts of the Cape Eland

  • Description: The eland is one of the largest antelopes. It has fawn coloring and long black spiral horns on both males and female.

  • Size: Approximately 1.36 to 1.8 m (4.5 to 6 ft.)

  • Weight: Male: 400 to 1000 kg (880 to 2200 lbs.)

  • Female: 136.4 to 272.7 kg (300 to 600 lbs.)

  • Diet: Herbivore: includes leaves and fruit

  • Incubation: Gestation lasts approximately 8 to 9 months; one offspring is born at a time

Fun Facts of this Eland

  • The word “eland” originates from the Dutch for elk.

  • The eland is the largest African bovid, but the slowest antelope. It can only run about 40 kph (25 mph), but it can jump 3 m (10 ft.) from a standing start.

  • It shares characteristics with the ox such as a thick neck and Brahman Bull-like dewlap (especially in males)

  • They are great jumpers, despite their huge size, and can clear a two-metre fence with ease.

Eland Trophy Hunting is conducted in the mountainous areas of the Eastern Cape, South Africa. g - here is our priceless one trophy hunting.

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