Hunting Safaris

Experience a true Africa Hunting Safari under the Guidance of Our Formally Trained and Highly Qualified Staff

All Great 5 Safaris’ Professional Hunters are highly qualified and formally trained. They have an intimate knowledge of the African bush and wildlife and are unquestionably passionate about their roles. They have Big 5 and Plains Game experience, are extremely enthusiastic and great fun to be with.

Not only do they serve as guides in the field, they are also your personal hosts for the duration of your Africa hunting safaris. Great 5 Safaris’ Professional Hunters are full professional members of PHASA (The Professional Hunters Association of South Africa), which is the governing body and official mouthpiece of the industry that ensures that the laws of the land are upheld and that all members conduct themselves in a manner which reflects honesty, integrity, and morality. The relationship between a professional hunter and his tracker is almost a brotherhood. Many of our trackers are 2nd and 3rd generation members of the Great 5 Safaris family.

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Side by Side, your Great 5 Safaris team wishes you wind in your face and sun on your back. You are most welcome..


That our birth place Africa and its wildlife, with which we respectfully co-exist side by side, will rise under full moon in abundance and prosperity for the next generation to be experienced in real time face to face, and not as a forgotten tale under poacher’s moon.


To engage with and support nature conservation structures and game ranchers; To share and enhance wildlife knowledge with legitimate role players; To educate and invest in rural African communities and the youth; So that ethical hunting on a fair chase basis will be practised side by side to the multiplication and caring of African Wildlife

Frans Schutte (Snr)

Frans Schutte (Snr) started off his hunting career in the Komati area of South Africa close to the Mozambique border in the late 1970’s. Since then he has been hunting with clients and friends, biltong and trophy, throughout South Africa, Kalahari, Namibia and Zimbabwe with the Mateki hills and Bubi river area close to Gonarezhou in Zimbabwe closest to his heart.


By rare opportunity the ranches Cottondale close to the Kruger National Park, Limpopo, South Africa, disease free buffalo area, came up for sale and Frans (Snr) realized that this land with its river beds and ravines at the foot of the Murchison Mountain Range was an extraordinary opportunity and represented a major spectrum of African wildlife.

Jacques Winterbach

Jacques Winterbach grew up on farms in the South African bushveld close to Kruger National Park & Mozambique. From a very young age he interacted with wildlife and destined to become involved in nature conservation one or other way.

He completed his Professional Hunter Outfitter and Bigfive course and at present study advanced nature educational courses. He resides on the Ranch and is closely involved with the hunting safaris on offer.