The Cape or Red hartebeest is found in Namibia, Botswana, the
Cape and Gauteng
± 240 days
♀ 120 kg
provinces of South Africa.
In north Africa several subspecies occur. Pronounced
coloration, horn shape
and size can cause considerable confusion
The red hartebeest stands at an average height of between 120 and
140cm and has an
average weight of approximately 140 kg. It is a tall, elegant antelope.
Coloration of the
smooth glossy coat varies from reddish brown to fawn or tawny depending
An extension of dark coloration extending from the
shoulders to mid-back and down to
base of the tail is more noticeable in males. Both sexes have a well
defined area of
yellow hair along the rump. Dark patches from the front of the shoulders
down the front
of the forelegs sometimes stopping short of the knees but in some
might extend all
the way to the hooves.
The forehead is black with a wide patch of red or brown across the
face and between
the eyes. There is a black band across the muzzle. The
sides of the face and neck are
lighter in shade
with two narrow streaks of black joining to form a single stripe down
ridge of the neck.
White hair covers the inside of the long pointed ears.
Both sexes carry horns although those of the male are heavier. Set
close together at their
base, they rise straight up level with the
skull, curving forward and then backwards at right
angles with ridges
covering about two thirds of their length. The tips are smooth.
Fun facts about the
Sometimes nicknamed the
“Harley Davidson” of the antelope tribe, because of the
|- Eland hunt
- 8 days
- in total 6 days hunting
- Full option to hunt more
game according to trophy
- Euro 2980