Over the course of the last six months many of you have come to meet and hunt with Jose. Jose first arrived at John X Safaris as a Spanish translator, but in due course has turned into an entertainer, mechanic, tracker, skinner, barman and for all of us here – a great friend and a laugh a minute!
Having hunted many of our areas in the East Cape, Jose decided that a Klipspringer was a species that he would most like to pursue. The fact that Klipspringer forms part of the “Tiny 10” may have helped his decision, but making a break to the mountains for the weekend sealed the deal.
Friday afternoon finally came around and we were more than raring to go. We set our goal on the Loodsberg Mountains, an area we had previously hunted with a fair amount of success and certainly one that we felt held many more opportunities if explored.
Saturday morning – We were up at dawn, had some coffee and headed out of camp. We started our climb directly behind camp and hiked in a south-westerly direction.
We decided on our game plan and set off immediately preferring to cut the distance between ourselves and the Klipspringer while he was relaxed and sunning himself.