Hunting Areas of Van Heerden Safaris
Our main hunting area is 1 hours’ drive south east of Windhoek, Namibia’s bustling capital city and only 1 hour from the international airport. The area is situated between the Auas Mountains with an elevation of 1 600 m and higher (up to 2 140 m) and the Kalahari Desert. The Van Heerden cattle ranch comprises of 6,000 ha / 15,000 acres and in close vicinity, VHSaf has various other concessions on private owned land, totaling 15,000 ha / 52,000 acres.
North of Etosha - King Nehale Conservancy
… named after King Nehale ya Mpingana whose warriors attacked Fort Namutoni in 1904.
The conservancy is situated directly on the northern border of the famous Etosha National Park and is easy accessible from Windhoek on the tar road. It was registered in 2005 and covers an area of about 43,000 hectares. The vast area is home to large herds of Springbok, of Plain Zebra, Blue Wildebeest and Oryx. Hyenas, Lions and Elephants are regular visitors in King Nehale and often become a problem when they collide with the humans, their Mahango fields or cattle. A plains game hunter will not seldom be offered to shoot one of those problem animals. Hunters that are prepared to arrive on short notice (within 3 days) can experience a big game hunt for an extremely low price, often going home with a great trophy.
Caprivi - Dzoti Conservancy
In a vast arid country like Namibia, the Eastern Caprivi is an oasis with rivers like the mighty Zambezi, Chobe, Kwando and Linyanti. Mamili National Park is the largest wetland area in Namibia that enjoys conservation status and so creating a protected zone for the fauna and flora living in this lush, complex marshland.
Hereroland - Ondjou Conservancy
Being the 3rd largest Communal Conservancy in Namibia with 8 729 square km's. The conservancy was officially registered in 2006 and granted a trophy quota in 2009. The Herero people are the main tribe staying in the conservancy, totalling about 2 000 people. They live in settlements ranging in size from a few huts to small villages. Most of the residents farm with cattle on one quarter of the conservancy surface. The voluminous Victorian-style dresses of the Herero women were influenced by the missionaries' wives and are still a deep tradition to this day.