Early in the 19th century the area now known as the Kalahari was a hunter's paradise. Its grassy plains and dunes were alive with thousands of game. Springbuck and Gemsbuck migrated in their hundreds of thousands from the central Kalahari in Botswana through the South African Kalahari into the grass plains of the Free State Province. In our concessions, the history was preserved and today it is the home of several predators, grass and browser feeding species, such as Kalahari Lion, Cape Buffalo, Sable, Roan, Black Wildebeest, Springbuck, Blesbuck, Southern Greater Kudu, Red Hartebeest, Zebra, Blue wildebeest, and impala to name but a few.
The winters of the Kalahari are long and dry, cold in the mornings and late afternoon, but otherwise mild during the day. Besides the abundance of wildlife, it hosts several bird and flora species.
Thormählen & Cochran has a couple of concessions in this vast and open country; both for Dangerous Game and Big Game Hunting.