Family run safaris in the famous northern Cape of South Africa

With Blackthorn Safaris you will experience everything South Africa has to offer, from hunting in breathtaking scenery to tasting authentic African cuisine prepared by our in-house chef and our much loved staff, daily.  

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Privately owned family run safari company

Owned and managed by Alex Goss and our helpful professional staff. Blackthorn Safaris is a safari company providing hunting all over the African continent. We offer wing shooting right up to the big five. From the smallest quail to the biggest most dangerous game and everything in between, let us assist you organise your dream hunting holiday. We pride ourselves in being honest and straightforward and tailoring your trip to make it perfect for you, including a variety of activities for any non-hunters or children. We live in both South Africa and the UK so being dual nationality makes us unique as we are able to understand our international customers and both the local African people and are able to meet you in the UK before your trip. Blackthorn Safaris have expertise in making safe, comfortable and relaxing trips that will make memories of a lifetime.

Activities and Excursions in South Africa

We have a wide range of hunting activities and excursions with profesional guides available.
Weather your tastes be tactical fishing in rivers and lakes, or hunting big game and staying in our superior quality lodges in Africa we have something fo you.

Natural African beauty

Our game lodge accommodation for bird shooters is set in thousands of acres of natural African bush land and we pride ourselves in having incomparable views across the river Vaal.

With secret gardens and pathways down to the river bank and with views from the rooms and lodge balcony, we can boast a marvelous array of wildlife - from African bull frogs to wild ducks and geese flighting in during the last few minutes of twilight.

It is a wonderful place to sit and experience the untamed wilds of Africa and mankind becoming one.

Other Activities

  • Massages & Swimming Pool
    During your stay why not let us arrange a relaxing spa day or massage with our professional masseuse or enjoy a relaxing dip in our swimming pool.
  • Game Drives
    From the back of our game viewing vehicle with elevated seats you get a lovely view of the landscape. 
  • Kimberly Big Hole and Diamonds
    One of the biggest and oldest mines in South Africa is just 40 minutes south of us, there is a museum, cultural village, southerner shop as well as trip around the mine itself.
  • Cheetah Experience and Bloemfontein
    Tours range from guided group tours, to two hour photography tours and 'Make A Difference' days!

blackthorn safaris

conservation through hunting