White Lion Safaris, with more than 22 years’ experience in the safari industry, is your gateway to Africa. This family-owned business, on 15 000 acres, is situated near the small town of Jagersfontein in South Africa’s Free State Province. In addition, White Lion Safaris has more than 100 000 acres of diverse hunting areas spread throughout the country, offering a total of 38 huntable species.

White Lion Safaris is situated one hour north of Bloemfontein in an area known for its pristine natural beauty and remarkable hunting diversity. The landscape varies from rocky cliffs and koppies, and thick bushveld to vast open plains that provide a suitable habitat for many species. This combination will provide you with an unforgettable hunting experience that will make you want to return again and again.
At White Lion Safaris you will quickly become part of the family. We focus on the smallest details and meeting the demands of every client is paramount. We are extremely proud of our hunting heritage and are passionate about our goals: We aim to promote hunting in Africa and to safeguard the future of hunting. We believe that conservation through sustainable utilisation is the only way to protect our wildlife. The upliftment of less affluent communities around us is also of great importance to us. Lastly, we feel strongly about contributing towards a solution for food security through conducting our business (hunting) in South(ern) Africa.

Trophy hunting
It is no secret that at White Lion Safaris we love what we do and it shows. We are passionate about people and we strive to provide world-class hunting both for plains and dangerous game. Hunting with our experienced professional hunters, you will have all the guidance you need to bring you right up, close and personal, to your next trophy. We are fortunate to have our main hunting camp right in the middle of South Africa, where four of the major biomes come together. This creates a perfectly combined habitat for the 32 dominant species of each of these areas to thrive in! Some species are more dominant in certain areas, with a different landscape, vegetation and climate, and so we have numerous hunting areas, stretching from the Kalahari in the west all the way to the lush, thick bushveld in the north, catering for the true species-specific hunter.

Wing shooting
If you are a wing-shooting enthusiast, look no further than White Lion Safaris. We specialise in all kinds of wing-shooting techniques – from decoying yellow-billed ducks in Zululand to shooting the most challenging game bird in Africa, the turtle dove. All this takes place in sunflower fields in the Free State area, a mere hour’s drive from our main lodge. If geese are your thing, you are in luck. We put out decoys in reaped fields and when the spurwing geese start to descend it will definitely get your heart pumping! The open season for all game birds is from 31 May to 31 August. Expect to have a great time filled with fast-paced shooting. This is a must for the avid bird hunter.

Fishing is another great passion of ours and we offer some exciting opportunities. These range from owner and PH Ricus de Villiers’s personal favourite, catching black marlin off the coast of Mozambique, to fly fishing for yellow fish in the tributaries of the Orange River in South Africa. Our fishing trips, or side trips, are specialised and offer a combination of great fishing along with activities like deep sea diving, island hopping, visiting local markets and experiences in some of the most beautiful settings in Africa. Fishing Mozambique is like fishing an undiscovered paradise with accommodation in top-notch luxury lodges, situated on white sandy beaches.

Photographic safaris
Side trips are perfect for planning something extra apart from hunting. We offer a variety of side trips and photo safaris. This is a perfect getaway if you are travelling with your loved ones – from sipping international wines on a deck overlooking beautiful vineyards in the Cape to drinking a sundowner on a houseboat cruising down the Chobe River in Botswana. White Lion Safaris can accommodate you and your family on a guided tour, or we can plan everything for you and all you need to do is show up and enjoy.
You can trust White Lion Safaris to produce the most unforgettable hunting, fishing or wing-shooting experience you will ever have. Our staff is second to none, from professional hunters to professional chefs – all trained and passionate about the hunting industry. Whether you are new to Africa or have visited many times, you can count on White Lion Safaris to make it a trip of a lifetime!

Zelda Coetzer
The most amazing, cozy piece of Free State heaven I’ve had the privilege of visiting. Such friendly staff, world-class professional hunting guides and excellent food. The hospitality is top notch and the rooms are beautiful. Thank you, White Lion Safaris team, for the best hunting experience ever!

Darrell Wallace
What a great place to fulfill your African hunting adventures. White Lion Safaris is all you would expect and more. All of the Professional Hunters are outstanding. The staff at the lodge is also outstanding and the food is 5 star. If you have always wanted to see the majesty of Africa and hunt numerous animals, I can highly recommend White Lion Safaris. While there you will see more wild animals than you ever imagined. We just returned from our hunting trip and had the time of our lives and made some truly great friends while we were there. We cannot wait until we can go back. Give Ricus de Villiers a call for your next hunt. You will be glad you did.

Aaron Anderson
Amazing people. Amazing food. Amazing employees. Far exceeded my expectations. I 100% recommend WLS. Can’t wait to go back.

Brian Hearnsberger
Phenomenal hunting experience. Stalking animals over rugged (rocky) slopes and plateaus both challenging and rewarding thanks to very skilled professional hunters (PH). A must for all hunters.

Jimi Rice
We couldn’t have asked for harder working professional hunters.
You guys poured your hearts and souls into this hunt and worked tirelessly to get all the hunters the trophies they wanted.
The accommodation was clean and comfortable, and the camp staff were all friendly and eager to help. The food was amazing.

Buddy Vann
I can’t say enough good things about Ricus, his wife, and their operation. They definitely make you feel very welcome and at home.
My PH, Jaco, was excellent as well. He was a very patient with me and my son, put us on some great animals, answered a million questions, and shared lots of info about local history. Now, gotta figure out the plan for getting back after a buffalo!

Ryan Hall
The best experience and the quality of hunting was out of this world.
Great food and accommodation, a must for anyone who wants to hunt Africa.
I will definitely come back in the near future to see White Lion Safaris.
Thanks for an amazing time. ASM

Dallas Safari Club
Booth #928


Contact us:
PH and owner Ricus de Villiers  |  Mobile: +27 83 236 3293  |  Email: ricus@whitelionsafaris.com