Schoongezicht is situated on the border between South Africa and Botswana in the heart of the Southern African bushveld The name Schoongezicht means “beautiful scenery” which is exactly what you will experience at our pristine hunting grounds. Schoongezicht’s diversity in field types offers the hunter a perfect opportunity to select between 20 different species of plains and dangerous game to hunt in their original habitat. Accommodation and facilities at Schoongezicht are of the best the South African hunting industry has to offer. Schoongezicht is situated in a safe and malaria free environment and is spread over 9000 hectares (20 000 acres) of privately owned land
AFRICAN HUNTING EXPERIENCE
Owner & Outfitter
George has been hunting since the age of nine when he hunted his first impala. His passion for hunting has driven to him to developed of the best Hunting Destinations in South Africa. His strive for excellence grew Schoongezicht over nine privately owned properties and consist of more than 9 000 ha in the Thabazimbi Bushveld district.
Manager & Professional Hunter
Eric grew up on the family farm in the Orange Free State where his love for the outdoors began, with over 20 years of experience as a PH and having guided clients in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa his knowledge of animals and the bush make him one of the most experienced Professional Hunters in the industry. Eric's experience in Big Five hunting is really hard to find in the industry. He is reckoned as one of the legendary Professional Hunters in South Africa.
AFRICAN BUFFALO HUNT
PRISTINE HUNTING AREAS
Animals were plentiful and all very good quality. The guiding of George and Eric was first class, and nothing was ever a problem. The accommodation and food were excellent, and facilities were well above what I expected. I am lucky enough to have hunted in several places around the world now and rate this hunt as one of the best I have been on and I will definitely be returning for that big Roan I was not able to get on this trip.
Mount Gambier, Australia
“Hunting at Schoongezicht is a truly unique experience reminiscent of Old Africa. I have hunted on four continents for over forty years and yet, I keep coming back to Schoongezicht year after year. The place offers an amazing variety of game species and superb trophy quality, in a pristine environment and in one of the safest hunting areas in South Africa. And then there is George, the land owner and eminent professional hunter, guide, bush pilot, and all-around great guy. The combination is simply unbeatable”
Guillermo de Las Heras
I invited two very close friend and business colleagues to a hunting trip in South Africa. From the start reaching out to George he was very responsive and very open on how things work on his ranch and how our hunt will be conducted. The trip was planned almost a year or more in advance and I wanted to be rest assured that we are making the right decision to give my USA friends an experience of a lifetime. From arriving at Grand Central where George picked us up with his private plane to arriving at the lodge the feedback that I got from my friends was - man this is a great experience so far. We hunted for about 5 full days and many species were shot with exceptional trophies. The way George and his guides approached the hunt was very professional and very calculated; made sure that everyone gets what he wanted to hunt. The secret was that George did not hunt the first animal we saw but made decisions to find the best possible animal for each hunter. The accommodation, time around dinner table and around the campfire was unforgettable. This was certainly one of my hunting highlights in South Africa. The experience that my two friends had was unforgettable and when we got back to the States they both said to me that you were right; when we left Denver International airport I said you will never have an experience like this and both acknowledged that it was the case when we got back. So George thanks for having us there and taking so good care of us while down there. The guys are already planning to be back in a year from now and we are certainly bringing our sons on another great experience.
Leander vd Walt
South African residing in USA
I’ve hunted Africa several times and this year I hunted with Schoongezicht. The hunt went on extraordinarily, having achieved all the objectives I had set for myself, (and even some more). The hunting area, although fenced in, is well above average in size, so we don't feel like hunting in any "yard". It has a considerable animal density, also a considerable variety of species and, above all, with high quality trophies. The owner and PH, George Potgieter, is a passionate hunter as well as a great host. The whole team is remarkable and very experienced hunting on the trail and with a huge dedication and attention to our success. The lodge has very comfortable conditions, good food and impeccable hygiene, and is perfectly suited for trips that include the family. Anyway, and this is unusual, I cannot indicate any negative points, and I can say that in this context of hunting in fenced-in Africa, I know nothing with better grade or better organisation.
I had an opportunity a couple years back to go on a big game hunt in South Africa with George and his expert team. George and his team are not only pros but able to strike that perfect balance between giving you the hunt you want and pushing you to find that hunter inside that you didn’t know was there .George’s passion for a hunt done right and game respected is infectious. The best part of hunting with George is not simply that you will have success but that you will learn a little bit more about who you are. This is more than a hunt; it is a top 5 life experience!
I’ve had the pleasure to hunt with George Potgieter and his team three times at Schoongezicht, and I have a fourth trip planned later this year. It’s an incredible experience. George and his staff are professional and hospitable. Great variety of game, excellent accommodations, delicious meals, and great memories around the fire. George and his team are not only pros but able to strike that perfect balance between giving you the hunt you want and pushing you to find that hunter inside that you didn’t know was there .George’s passion for a hunt done right and game respected is infectious. The best part of hunting with George is not simply that you will have success but that you will learn a little bit more about who you are. This is more than a hunt; it is a top 5 life experience!
Once we arrived, the hunting experience was better than what we expected – George and his staff did everything to make sure that each of us were able to hunt not the first animal we saw but they made sure we were able to shoot the best animal even though it meant spending time finding the right animal for each guy. Every day was an adventure of making sure we were in the right position to make the hunt a success and each animal we hunted was exceptional. George and his staff stayed with us each night and sitting around the fire, eating dinner and having conversations was almost as enjoyable as the hunting. We plan on hunting with George again and I am planning on bringing my sons with me next time so that they can be a part of this great experience as well – I would encourage anyone thinking about hunting in Africa to do what we did and go to Schoongezicht. George and his team are not only pros but able to strike that perfect balance between giving you the hunt you want and pushing you to find that hunter inside that you didn’t know was there .George’s passion for a hunt done right and game respected is infectious. The best part of hunting with George is not simply that you will have success but that you will learn a little bit more about who you are. This is more than a hunt; it is a top 5 life experience!
SPECIALISED FAMILY HUNTING