Read on to learn all about the great trophy hunting for Nyala in South Africa that we provide in Gauteng Province.

Nyala are a medium sized spiral horned antelope. We hunt Nyala on our hunting area in Gauteng Province.

Nyala typically weigh around 200-300 pounds and stand between three and four feet tall at the shoulder. Females are slightly smaller than males. TNyala have a shaggy brown or grey coat. Females and immature males will also have a series of white vertical stripes on the sides of their bodies. Both males and females also have a single white chevron on their face between their eyes and to go with a bushy crest of hair running down their back.

Nyala normally live in thickly wooded bushveld areas. They are very shy and cautious animals and are not often encountered in open terrain.

Best Cartridge For Hunting Nyala
The .308 Winchester and .30-06 Springfield (when using premium 180gr bullets) should be considered the minimum cartridge necessary for hunting Nyala in South Africa. The .300 Winchester Magnum and similar cartridges are also great choices for hunting Nyala at longer range.

There is nothing wrong with hunting Nyala with a larger caliber rifle like a .375 H&H Magnum. As long as you use controlled expansion rounds, medium and big bore rifles will work quite well and cause minimal damage to the meat or cape of the animal.

Nyala Shot Placement
Since they are such elusive animals, you likely won’t get many shots on Nyala. This means you should make the most of the ones that you do get. Fortunately, Nyala will not go far if your shot is placed appropriately. The traditional shoulder shot is usually the best choice for hunting Nyala. When the animal is standing broadside, simply aim at the shoulder, about one third of the way up the body.

Make sure you adjust your aiming point accordingly if the Nyala is quartering towards or away from you (aim slightly forward if the animal is quartering towards you and slightly to the rear if the Nyala is quartering away).

Methods For Hunting Nyala
Virtually all of our Nyala are hunted via walk and stalk. Nyala hunts often take place is very rough terrain and these hunts can be very physically demanding. For this reason, prospective Nyala hunters should be in very good shape.

Best Time Of Year For Hunting Nyala
Nyala may be hunted all year long. However, we have found that our best Nyala hunting is between May and November, and September through November in particular.

Average Trophy Size
Our average Nyala trophy measures 28-29”. The photo below is of our biggest Nyala ever, which measured 30 1/4”. We have very strict quotas on Nyala. Though we only take a few each year, the ones that we do take are usually very big.

If you’re interested in trophy hunting Nyala in South Africa, contact us for more information or to book your hunt.