An unforgettable


An unforgettable


Mount Carmel Safaris

Mount Carmel Safaris is a full service guest farm located in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Mount Carmel Safaris is owned and operated by Andries van Zyl, a qualified professional hunter and tour guide. His family approach to both hunting and non-hunting guests is tailored to produce an unforgettable African experience in a “home away from home” atmosphere.

Trophy hunts can be conducted with the client’s choice of weapons: rifle, muzzle loader, archery, or handgun. Hunt options also include non-lethal darting.

The Northern Cape Province is legendary for its vast herds of plains game, its diversity of ecological systems and striking geological structures. Standing at +/- 500M OR 4500+/- FT elevation the high dry climate is best enjoyed between March and August. Due to its location the province enjoys virtual freedom from parasitic diseases.

From our farm you will have a wide range of activities available including photographic safaris, horseback riding, hiking, cave diving, and swimming in a spectacular natural sinkhole. The sinkhole, named Boesmansgat, is the largest of its kind in world and third deepest at about 290 meters.

Our game lodge is of the highest standard. Rooms are fully serviced and laundry done daily. We recommend lightweight cotton clothes in khaki or green. Full length pants and long sleeved shirts are recommended for protection from the sun and thorny brush. Sturdy comfortable hunting/hiking boots are a must. Jackets and sweaters will come in handy during the cool evenings and early mornings. Hats are recommended during the sunny days.


Mount Carmel Safaris offers the trophy hunter the chance to hunt fine game and to enjoy excellent game fare in an accommodating atmosphere…

BOW hunting

Not only is there the excitement of hunting – trophy, rifle, bow, muzzle loader or pistol – but also other activities like going on game drives, hiking…


Mount Carmel Safaris offer our clients the ultimate
Photographic Safari.
Eye catching lanscapes to capture from sunrise to sunset…including Victoria Falls…


HD Golf Tours understands that a trip to Africa is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and that is why Hannes and Darryn want to make your African dream a reality…


True African Exploration

Mount Carmel Safaris is owned and operated by Andries van Zyl, a qualified professional hunter and tour guide and his sons, Darryn and Andrè, and his wife Hester, they strive to offer an unforgettable African experience.

Since 1985 Andries’s love and respect for nature has been evident. With his passion for Africa, the beauty and cultures of the magnificent continent, Andries, and his guides are the perfect team to make your African experience the most memorable and unforgettable one. Mount Carmel Safaris welcomes you as clients into our world, where we strive to create memories for you, our clients, for a lifetime. Our clients are the center of our business, and giving satisfaction to our clients is a necessity.

Your every need will be catered for by the team of professional hunters, trackers, skinners, and taxidermists as well as our warm and caring staff. We offer you a great walk and stalk with a professional hunter to acquire your once in a lifetime plains game or dangerous game trophy. M.C.S. offers the ideal hunting destination for first-time African hunters, experienced well-traveled hunters as well as non-hunting observers and family groups. Once you have experienced the genuine warmth of the van Zyls’ unique South African hospitality, as well as the excellent hunting, you will definitely want to return to this African Paradise. We are honored by every client who leaves as a friend!

The Team

Andries: Owner, professional hunter and safari outfitter of Mount Carmel since 1985.He has been traveling to America for the last 32 years. His love of being an outfitter is endless and he wants to give each client an experience of a lifetime he’ll never forget.

Darryn: Son of Andries and professional hunter at Mount Carmel. Studied and received a degree in quantity surveying at university,

but fell in love with the ranch and is here now on a full-time basis. “I want my clients to know they are in good hands out in the hunting area and assure them of a hunt they’ll never forget.”

Jonaam: Foreman and a professional hunter. He has dedicated his life to us and our ranch for 40 years. His knowledge of hunting, tracking and skinning is a gift and something special. He has a presence of calmness which will assist his clients.