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Gemsbok hunting in South Africa

General Characteristics of the Gemsbok

Gemsbok are light brownish-grey to tan in colour, with lighter patches to the bottom rear of the rump. Their tails are long and black in colour.A dark brown stripe extends from the chin down the bottom edge of the neck through the join of the shoulder and leg along the lower flank of each side to the brown section of the rear leg. They have muscular necks and shoulders and their legs have white 'socks' with a black patch on the front of both the front legs and both genders have long straight horns. Gemsbok live in herds of about 10-40 animals, which consist of a dominant male, a few non-dominant males, and females. Gemsbok are about 1.4 Metres at the shoulder and males can weigh between 230-250kg while females weigh 200-210kg. They can reach running speeds of up to 56 km/h (35 mph)

Many of our outfitters offer hunting packages for Gemsbok please see the links below for more details.

NEK Safaris in South Africa offers hunting packages for the Gemsbok.  For the remainder of the 2009 hunting season they also offer a very good special deal that includes a Gemsbok in the hunt.