Eland Safaris is located on the scenic family Paardenberg Farm in the most northwestern part of the Limpopo Province, South Africa, close to the Botswana border.
Eland Safaris was started in 2006 by Alex and Johnny Thomson, now accompanied by their wives Tamryn and Janeske, and children. We are a family-based operation, and we have more than 30 years’ of combined experience. We are PHASA members, also SCI, DSC, and are NRA LIFE Members as well. And we are very proud to say we were endorsed by Craig Boddington in 2017, to be one of his endorsed outfitters in South Africa.
We offer over 25 plains-game species and the Big Five to hunt on our property and concessions, with eland as our big attraction…
Eland Safaris is a bushveld paradise which has something to offer anyone. At Eland Safaris, we invite you into our home to experience South Africa the way we see it through our eyes. You arrive as a client, and leave as a friend and part of the family!
A family-run lodge named Eland Safaris is located close to the Botswana border in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Founded by Alex and Johnny Thomson with the support of their father in 2006, the safari company grew to include their wives Tamryn and Janeske and their children. The combined experience of our team is over 35 years.
As a company, we take our work seriously. Our organisation is a member of PHASA, SCI, DSC, and we are also a lifetime member of NRA. Our company is honoured to be part of Craig Boddington's endorsement outfitter program since 2017, as well as Hunt Africa and African Dawn Outfitter program.
We offer hunters and visitors the opportunity to view and hunt 25 species of plains game and the Big Five. As far as antelopes go, the Eland is our most popular. We live and breathe the bushveld at Eland Safaris! Every visit is an opportunity to experience South Africa through our eyes. Eland Safaris sees clients as friends and family, making them feel like part of our family from the moment they walk through our doors.
- Bushbuck: Limpopo
- Buffalo: Cape
- Duiker: Bush
- Eland: Cape
- Eland: Livingston’s
- Greater Kudu: Southern
- Hartebeest: Red
- Hyena: Brown
- Impala: Southern
- Nyala: Common
- Roan: Southern
- Springbok: Black
- Springbok: Common
- Springbok: Copper
- Springbok: White
- Waterbuck: Common
- Wildebeest: Black
- Wildebeest: Blue
- Zebra: Mountain
- Zebra: Plains
Property & Location
9 family-friendly grass-roof chalets, all airconditioned with own bathrooms. Camp can take up to 24 people. Main lodge consist of a bar, TV, dinning area and kitchen with full-time chef preparing the food.
Our farm's terrains is flat with Acacia thorn scrub and with open grassland spots. on our concessions on the Limpopo River it is riverine bush which make it great walk and stalk for bushbuck hunting.
- Pvt Owned
Our entire property is game fenced
- Pvt Concession
Kombi (minibus) to transport clients to and from the airport. 2 single cab Landcruisers, 1 double cab Landcruiser and 2 double cab Hiluxes for hunting.
We have taken a couple of great big trophies in the past few years, but for us it's not about how big the trophy is, but the hole experience of the safari. But here are a couple of big trophies we took over the past years, a couple of 60" plus kudu, gemsbuck of 43", blue wildebeest and a waterbuck of 32", bushbuck of 18", Impala of 26", couple of rare 13" Warthogs and two 43" Buffalo, one with a crossbow and other with a bow, and a 31" Nyala and a Eland of 40" just to name a couple.
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