Glen Lyon, South Africa

A beautiful sporting game reserve with a genuine chance to complete a Kalahari Macnad Challenge  

The stunning privately owned 58,000-hectare, private game reserve in the Kalahari is the perfect destination to enjoy the very best the South Africa has to offer. This is a classic mixed sporting estate, offering world class sand grouse shooting, wildfowling, pigeon and dove shooting, fly fishing on the orange river and top-quality traditional plains game hunting. The estate specialises in the Kalahari Macnab challenge, with the aim to shoot a brace of sand grouse, catch a yellow fish on the fly and hunt a Gemsbok all in a day!

Parties are beautifully hosted on the stunning estate with 5-star service and food, with a real attention to detail. The estate is the private preserve of the owner and his guests; however we have exclusive permission to let 4 parties come in per year to attempt the challenge. Those not on the Macnab challenge will be kept busy with a mix of wing shooting, hunting and fishing, with flexibility for tailored itineraries.

Smaller parties of 4-8 guests stay in the charming Park homestead and larger groups from 6-16 guests staying in the main 9 bedroom Glen Lyon Lodge, which has indoor and outdoor dining areas, games room, swimming pool and tennis court and gym.

The estate has a landing strip and can accommodate private charters, offering easy access to connecting flights from Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town. Or the nearest local airport is in Kimberly.

General information

We recommend hiring guns and rifles, for ease of travel, the estate has good quality equipment. However, Roxtons will supply all of the necessary forms which will need to be completed in advance of travel. The licenses will be issued prior to departure and will either be sent to the gun or will be presented to them on arrival in Johannesburg/entry airport.

Insurance requirements: We advise you to check with your insurance provider to ensure that you are covered for all the activities that you are likely to be taking part in.

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More about Glen Lyon

Our view

The Kalahari is a particularly beautiful region, offering classic vistas and views that we all imagine Africa can be! First class sport and one of only a handful of estates that can offer a genuinely good chance to achieve the Macnab.  Glen Lyon Lodge is the perfect destination for non-shooting guests to join in the party and have.

Price guide

4 day Macnab challenge £10,000 per person staying in Glen Lyon

4 day Macnab challenge £6,000 per person staying in Park Homestead

Partners £4-£6,000 per person

Includes full mixed sporting itinerary and all inclusive private accommodation.

Other activities

There is plenty to do for non-hunting guests, from photographic game drives, to horseback safaris,  balloon flights, guided walks, visiting the Kimberly diamond mines, helicopter tours, tennis, golf, swimming pool and spa treatments.

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