NextHunt Review – Matla Phofu Game Farm
The NextHunt team visited Matla Phofu Game Farm and can attest to the farm’s beauty and charm.
Kallie and Melinda Venter have been living at Matla Phofu for 17 years and have turned this farm, on the banks of the Matlabas river, into something special.
Located mid-way between Lephalale (Ellisras) and Thabazimbi, some 280km from Pretoria, this 1200ha game farm is so much more than just a place to shoot for the pot. With its big lawn, swimming pool (heated and regular), kitchen and elegant rooms, families and corporate groups are also welcome. Its beautiful bar, jacuzzi and fire pit is a great place to wind down after a successful day’s walk and stalk or hunting from one of the many blinds.
Don’t be fooled; just because there is plentiful game, do not expect an easy hunt as you will have to work for your quarry by navigating through the trees and sand and try to outsmart the vigilant animals. Impala, Blue wildebeest and Monkeys are everywhere, but you will also find your Eland and Kudu if you look very closely.
The bow hunters have a few hides to choose from, among others a 2- and 3-story elevated blind.
Non-hunters can bring their fish and tackle and set up next to the dam or read their favourite book back at the lodge.
Matla Phofu has without a doubt been one of the nicest farms we have been to and can assure anyone planning to book their next hunt, that they won’t be disappointed. Matla Phofu is a NextHunt recommended farm.