Lindsay Hunt initially established Hunt Africa as a hunting company in 1990. In one of life’s strange ironies, today “Hunt Africa” is wholly devoted to the breeding and conservation of these remarkable animals.
In 1994 the company was formalized in South Africa and in 1998 Hunt Africa produced the first ever disease free buffalo from disease infected parent stock.
The approach was based on the research conducted by the late Dr Conde, of the Rhodesian National Parks. At the time many regarded the Hunt Africa project to be a senseless waste of both time and money and considered it a pursuit of the impossible.
In 1999, Hunt Africa made history when 22 disease-free buffalo from Kruger origin were delivered to Elandsberg Farms in the Western Cape.
The late Dale Parker and Mike Gregor had supported a project, which was until that point, an impractical theory.
Their belief in the system and principles followed at Hunt Africa allowed an idea to become reality. That reality was the basis on which all future disease free projects would be based.
In 2009, Hunt Africa acquired a buffalo-breeding farm in Heidelberg in the Western Cape. Initially it was the destination for every Hunt Africa buffalo born in Phalaborwa
Hunt Africa has since then repurchased over 40 adults that they originally bred, giving them the unique opportunity to be able to look back three generations to intimately track the performance of all offspring.