Rosslyn Safaris is the oldest-established hunting safari company in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa. Rosslyn Safaris is owned by Peter Johnstone, a key founder of the hunting industry in Zimbabwe. Rosslyn Safaris offers both bow hunting and rifle hunting for leopard, sable and plains game on its own land and can also combine hunts with dangerous game hunts on other hunting properties within Zimbabwe.
Rosslyn Safaris hunts out of Cawston Block, which is a dedicated safari
area of 32,000 acres located close to Bulawayo on the Victoria Falls road. When
it was first bought in the late 1980’s it had very little game or grass.
Intensive management, some luck with the rains, and major restocking of wildlife
effected a transformation. The result is a superb leopard, sable and plains game
safari area - a piece of African paradise. With a wide range of free roaming
wild animals, including cheetah and amazing bird life there is much to see. Our
sable average around 39” and can reach 42” with the largest shot being 44”.
Bow hunting is our specialty with 13 blinds, some ground level and some on
stilts, built around waterholes. Rifle hunters are, of course, also very welcome
and enjoy the varied savanna bush and the good results from our fair chase
hunting. There is good hunting all year round.
Cawston Camp, built on a
rocky hillside, offers a delightful oasis of green lawns, shaded tents with
en-suite bathrooms, a lovely swimming pool, deep thatched rooflines and a superb
wooden deck overlooking a waterhole where game come to drink. Our daily rate is
inclusive of excellent food and drinks and attentive service to make your stay a
Our milk, cream and butter come from our own small dairy
herd. We serve a variety of venison and can prepare cuts to your request. Around
the camp and homestead live a resident herd of habituated mongooses and
bushbuck. Watch them graze as you walk to your tent!
Non-hunters can take
advantage of the proximity of Bulawayo to shop and for sightseeing there are the
Matopos Hills as well as the Victoria Falls (4 hours away by road).
Zimbabwe itself provides a rare and lovely combination of wild places,
spectacular and varied wildlife, natural wonders, many adventure activities, a
functioning infrastructure and friendly people.
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