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Sourced from third-party site: Bosveld Review

A buffalo has killed professional hunter, Claude Kleynhans (54), in what is considered a freak accident on the banks of the Levubu River in northern Limpopo, South Africa, on Tuesday, 22 May.

Kleynhans was the owner of Guwela Hunting Safaris in Limpopo.

According to his ex-wife, Kleynhans and his party had shot and killed a buffalo as planned. As they were going to clear the bush around the carcass another buffalo blindsided Kleynhans. It is believed the buffalo hit a femoral artery and Kleynhans died almost instantly.

Kleynhans, a fervent Christian, grew up in Modjadjiskloof and joined the police before moving into the professional hunting world. He is considered one of the country’s finest ethical hunters.

Kleynhans knew the bush well and understood conservation as well as trophy hunting. He leaves behind three children, his father and three siblings.

Funeral arrangements are yet to be announced.

Claude Kleynhans, professional hunter
Claude Kleynhans was a highly regarded and ethical professional hunter [Image source: Bosveld review]
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