Welcome to Lake Safaris

Lake Safaris is owned and managed by Trevor Lake, and has been a reputable Safari company since 1997. Prior to entering the hunting industry as a career, after completing a 3 year National Diploma in Nature Conservation, Trevor worked for a Government Parks and Wildlife Organization and headed a Special Investigations unit combatting the illegal trade in Ivory and Rhino horn.

Lake Safaris predominantly hunts plains game in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, as well as dangerous game and selective plains game in Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Lake Safaris is distinguished from many South African hunting operations in that we are able to offer a variety of FREE RANGE hunting opportunities in unique habitats of KwaZulu-Natal. Each area offers different camp styles, comfort, hospitality, terrains, hunting methods and species.

We can boast some of the finest FREE RANGE Nyala hunting that Southern Africa has to offer. The concession is community owned and the proceeds of your hunt go to the overall benefit of sustainable conservation. Further, you will get the unique experience of hunting in rural traditional Zulu country. Lake Safaris proudly has exclusive hunting rights for Nyala on this concession, and we restrict ourselves to a limited quota of Nyala Bulls per year to sustain a healthy population.

We hunt a number of other species in a FREE RANGE environment. These would include Grey Duiker, Warthog, Impala, Bushbuck, Bushpig, Southern Reedbuck, Zebra, Kudu and the elusive mountain species, Mountain Reedbuck and Vaal Rhebuck.

We also specialize in hunting Bushpigs, a species relatively unknown to most clients and not given the merits it deserves. Bushpigs are extremely cunning creatures, and for the most part only nocturnal with an excellent sense of smell, hearing and night time vision. We do this hunt at night over baits that we maintain throughout the hunting season. We use a variety of ground and tree blinds to suite each situation. For pig enthusiasts, contact Jim Seegraves from our reference list for more information on hunting Bushpigs.

For species that we cannot hunt on our FREE RANGE concessions such as Blesbuck, Black Wildebeest and Red Hartebeest, we have selected specific game ranches that we base up at to accomplish this. Generally, the ranches are in excess of 10 000 acres or more, with comfortable lodge-style accommodation.

Lake Safaris prides itself in exclusivity, so you or your hunting party will always be the only clients in camp with your piece of Africa for your sole enjoyment.

We strive to achieve a balance of great hunting and fine trophy animals, complimented by exciting experiences and lasting friendships.

View our photo galleriesĀ as pictures speak a thousand words, and explore our reference list for first hand recommendations and experiences from some of our previous clients.