Your host and Outfitter at Crown Bushveld Lodge is Pieter Lamprecht. Through this family owned and operated business Pieter brings to you a lifetime of experiences in the Limpopo Province. Although his family tree in South Africa dates back to the 18th century, their roots in this province all began in 1925 when his Grandfather first purchased land here. Pieter’s children are the fourth generation to live on this property. His native-born Father and Uncles were enthusiastic “Big Five” hunters. Following in their footsteps Pieter started hunting when he was only 5 years old!
His passion for wildlife evolved over the years and in the early 1990’s, due to his desire to share his intimate knowledge of the South African Bushveld and wildlife with others, he completed his Professional Hunting Course. Because he owns the land, lodge, vehicles, etc. there is no need to lease the above mentioned or hunt on concessions where other outfitters hunt as well. He also has exclusive hunting rights on several concessions that we do hunt and advises those land owners for well-planned game management policies to insure sustainable numbers of healthy game. With Crown Hunting Safaris, you always know where you will be staying and that you will be hunting quality trophy animals.
Pieter is well known and respected in his community and the hunting industry. He is Founder of the Matlabas Custodians (a non profit organisation, that was formed due to a rising concern for the safety and wellbeing of our community and our wildlife), a member of Safari Club International, PHASA (Professional Hunters Association of South Africa) and WRSA (Wildlife Ranching South Africa). WRSA is the national wildlife ranching organisation comprising individuals in the wildlife industry including land owners with an interest in game, game ranchers, professional hunters, hunting outfitters, taxidermists, game reserves and mixed farmers. WRSA’s contributes to ensuring sustainable wildlife ranching.
In 2014 Pieter received WRSA’s prestigious Wildlife Rancher of the Year Award. The top eight nominees for this award go through an extensive in-depth two-day evaluation process which covers all aspects of their organisation, from wildlife game management practices to the accurateness of recording keeping and everything in between. Pieter has proven that he runs a organised and established, self-sufficient operation [farm] that encompasses all aspects of the industry (game management, breeding and hunting) that is not funded by any outside source.
He is a humble wildlife rancher and enthusiastic conservationist. He uplifts the community through mentorships and continues to promote and upskill his staff on the farm.