Limpopo Hunting Client Reviews...
I have hunted with you personally on two consecutive safaris. You were professional in all aspects of the hunt; your accommodations and food were better than expected.
All in all trip was totally enjoyable. My friend and his son also hunted at your concession and harvested some great trophies. They thoroughly enjoyed the hunt with the guide that you provided for them also.
They can't wait to go back! I will continue to recommend you to my hunting friends and hope you can give a presentation to them in the near future.
Until our next adventure….
Hunting Limpopo Client Reviews...
I hunted with Magnus Crossberg owner and PH of Ranchero Safaris located in Limpopo South Africa during early 2018.
It was one of the most enjoyable adventures in South Africa I have been on to date.
The Safari Tent Style accommodation was air conditioned, comfortable with all the mod cons!
The food was enjoyable with local game meats served with drinks. I couldn't have asked for better or more lol.
So many different experiences on this trip with Magnus and the Crossberg Family.
A trip overnight to Kruger National Park and seeing Africa's BIG 5 was a must.
Local sightseeing around Limpopo and region was also a scenic adventure.
I successfully hunted dangerous game, (Cape Buffalo), large plains game (Huge Kudu Bull 57 plus inches) along with some Tiny 10 species.
I can't wait to go back in 2019!
I recommend Magnus and Ranchero safaris to first time hunters to South Africa and the experienced hunters as well. Magnus can offer so many different game species and opportunities for a very reasonable price!
Looking forward to our next hunt in 2019….
Limpopo Safari Client Reviews...
I have hunted with Magnus Crossberg at Ranchero Safaris 8 times since 2010 and every time is something special.
I had the opportunity to hunt Cape Buffalo with Magnus and this is something very special. His knowledge and experience of these dangerous bovines made the hunt extremely exciting.
Every time I visit the Crossberg's it feels like i am visiting family.
Their ability to make you feel comfortable and "at home" is magnificent.
These guys will go the extra mile to ensure that you get your trophy's and that you feel good.
Don't hesitate -- just book it -- you won't regret it I promise.
Ranchero Safaris Client Reviews...
Memory of the hunt
As a small boy I often accompanied my Father on several hunts throughout South Africa and more often in the Northern parts of our beautiful country, also known as the “bushveld”.
The elusive Kudu Bull “the phantom of the bushveld” has always been close to my heart, for its pure beauty and stature.
I finally got the opportunity to hunt this magnificent creature on a visit to Magnus and Jewell Crossberg's at Ranchero Safaris in the Far Northern bushveld close to Messina. This is a landscape guarded by giant Baobab trees, riddled with dry sand riverbeds and with rocky outcrops to breathe in the majestic landscapes stretching out into the African bush.
Magnus and I jumped into the jeep and off we went to the first prominent koppie (rocky outcrop) to scan for my kudu bull, very often one can catch a glimpse of the “phantom” perhaps crossing a dry riverbed from the rocky vantage point, however no such luck for us on this afternoon.
I was in for some serious hard stalking on foot , I thought , as we crossed the dry riverbed on foot for the third time. The wind was in our favor and we made the utmost effort to avoid stepping on the dry leaves scattered on the ground. Suddenly a massive Kudu jumped into our sight, catching me completely off guard, all I could utter was a desperate there! over there! As the elusive creature disappeared amongst the mopani trees, a very calm Magnus assured me that we need not be discouraged as that was a young bull and assured me that we would encounter more kudu as we carried on stalking in and around the river bends.
The sun started to set as we decided to approach a clearing in the mopani veld, a location on the farm that animals are often spotted, maybe this was my chance,
Suddenly, a troop of baboons in the massive Baobab right in front of us, , startled by us, stepping into the clearing. With a hell of a racket the baboons took off into the surrounding bush.
Silence set in again, Magnus took out his binoculars to get a final view of the clearing.
Massive Kudu Bull, Over there, Magnus exclaimed pointing towards the side of the clearing just past the Baobab on the left, take dead rest on my shoulder.
At this point I knew that I should not ask questions just act as I steadied my .308 Remington rifle, I saw the magnificent creature filling up my scope sight, with very little time left I placed the cross hair on the Phantom’s chest a little bit low just beneath the bulky neck and gently squeezed the trigger.
The shot rang out and I knew from the sound of the impact that it was a direct hit, the Kudu Bull fell back and we knew it was down, as we congratulated each other on the successful stalk and result.
My heart dropped to my knees as Magnus very calmly said , “reload again, and shoot” I immediately turned my attention to the kill spot as the kudu darted into bush out of the clearing, Oh NO I thought as we ran towards the commotion, with my rifle held in a safe direction I bashed through the shrubs and small mopanies in our way, were bent like twigs in an effort to find my bull, all of a sudden we heard the thumping of hooves cracking the silence , and off we went into its direction.
As we broke through the bushes in front of us, I saw the magnificent creature on the ground, down, but still able to possibly make another dash, as my second shot rang out, I knew that this was a successful hunt.
What an exceptionally magnificent “once in a lifetime” experience, my first kudu bull and it measured 57 inches.
With thanks and appreciation to Magnus Crossberg from Ranchero Safaris, for “Delivering My Dream”.