Sondelani Game Lodge
Buffalo Hunting

Sondelani Game Lodge

  • 10 Days
  • Min Age : 18+ (unless accompanied by an adult)
  • Harare, Bulawayo or Victoria Falls
  • Max Hunters : 4 per hunt

Hunting at Sondelani

Sondelani Game Lodge and it’s surrounding hunting area is situated approximately 220 kilometers South of Bulawayo.

Found along what is known as the Bulawayo – Beitbridge highway, the lodge is a very easy 2.5-hour drive from Bulawayo.

The game is prolific in this area with buffalo being the drawcard here. But there are plenty of plains game, small buck, small carnivores – such as civets and genets – as well as the wily leopard available to add to your trophy list.

The Sondelani Game Lodge offers stunning vistas that overlook the nearby dam and surrounding hunting area. The gardens offer shady spots in which to enjoy the beauty of the setting and the charm of the thatched buildings is restful and cooling.

This is an ideal location for a client to accommodate his wife and family, while he is out in the field, and for them to enjoy the African experience too.

Please feel free to read a testimonial about this area and what you can expect during your hunt.

Buffalo Hunting at Sondelani

The main attraction here is Buffalo.

There is a large population of between 250 to 300 buffalo present on Sondelani.

Through careful offtake of a limited number of Buffalo bulls per year, on an exclusive basis per client, Gary believes that he can offer the serious Buffalo hunter an affordable but challenging fair chase safari.

The property boundaries have a perimeter game fence. However, the Buffalo that inhabit this area have been hunted here for years and are very wise to the sounds and smells that emanate from hunters.

As a result, in order to bag a decent Buffalo trophy that is on offer at Sondelani, a fair amount of walking, glassing and extremely careful stalking is required.

Perfect for the hunter who is up for a challenge.

Alternatively, 2 hunters can take advantage of the sleeping arrangements per chalet, thereby enjoying a more affordable budget.

Whilst there is no internal fencing in this prime game habitat, the hunting area surrounding the lodge has a perimeter game fence and encompasses 22,000 acres of wild, natural bush. The land supports populations of Buffalo, Impala, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Kudu, and Warthog.

If you are looking for a more comprehensive hunt, then the Matetsi hunting area is the best option for you.

Price Includes:

  • 2% Levy on Daily Rate
  • 4% Levy on Buffalo Trophy Fee
  • Value Added Tax on Accommodation
  • Road Transfer To Bulawayo Camp Return
  • All Accommodation For Duration Of Hunt
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Price Excludes:

  • Observer fee - charged per day per person inclusive of all taxes
  • National parks ranger fee - charged per day on all cat hunts
  • 4% government levy on total trophy fees - to be determined at the completion of the safari
  • All trophy fees on animals killed, wounded and/or lost in the field
  • Cities tag for cities animals - Leopard

Sondelani Hunt Packages and Trophies

As Buffalo is the main attraction at Sondelani, a special package for hunting Buffalo is on offer.

10 Day Buffalo Hunts


  • Lower daily rate – no large fees up front
  • The trophy fee is only payable if a buffalo is taken
  • This package enables the hunter to enjoy the experience of tracking without the pressure of expensive daily rates and having to take a trophy that he may not be satisfied with


  • 2% Levy on daily rate
  • 4% Levy on buffalo trophy fee
  • Value Added Tax on Accommodation
  • Road transfer - Bulawayo camp return

Sondelani Game Lodge Trophies

BaboonBuffalo (M)
BushbuckBush Pig
Eland (M)Genet
Impala (F)Impala (M)
Kudu (M)Leopard

Trophy Animals

Sondelani Accommodation

Sondelani Game Lodge Accommodation

The lodge has thatched accommodation facilities all set in beautifully maintained lush gardens. The 6 fully serviced chalets set in the green surrounds sleep 2 people per chalet, all with en-suite bathroom and toilet facilities.

There is a fully serviced dining room for all our meals along with an outside thatched bar area overlooking a swimming pool surrounded by lush tropical vegetation.

  • Swimming Pool
  • Overhead Fans
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Baths and Showers
  • Satellite Phones at US$2.50 per minute
  • Room Service - Daily Laundry and Cleaning

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Why Book With Us?

  • Excellent Game Opportunities
  • Big Game African Hunting Experience
  • Tailor Make Your Hunt

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Why Book With Us?

Zimbabwe has first class hunting of both dangerous and plains game.

Gary has decades of experience in African game hunting.

We customize and tailor make your hunting safari to suit you.

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We will strive to make your hunting experience an unforgettable one.

With our expertise and attention to detail, you will leave definitely planning to come back for more of the same.

Make us your number one choice.

Contact Info

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