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The Cape Buffalo is a large class 9 buffalo. It can be hunted in the Vurhonga Savanna Reserve. The Cape Buffalo is one of two species of buffalo in the game, the other one being the Water Buffalo.


The Cape Buffalo is a distinctive African buffalo in South and East Africa. They prefer to graze close to water and are only found within 2 km of a water source. They will exhibit activity through the entire day but with resting periods of low activity in the early morning and late afternoon. Aggressive and resilient, the Cape Buffalo has been dubbed the "widow maker" by African hunters and is debatably responsible for the most hunting deaths in Africa on average. Like other African buffalo, the Cape Buffalo is extremely social herd animals that will gather in thousands in the right grazing conditions.


Behaviour Aggressive and resilient
Habitat Swamps, floodplains, grasslands, and forests
Senses Very good hearing and vision
Social Large mixed-gender herds, smaller family units and some younger bulls will live in smaller bachelor gangs
Active During late morning until afternoon evening


Weapon Class 9
Species Syncerus caffer caffer
Difficulty 1 (Trivial) - 9 (Legendary)

Need Zone Times[]

Times Activity
00:00 - 05:30 Resting
05:00 - 08:30 Feeding
08:00 - 12:30 Drinking
12:00 - 16:30 Feeding
16:00 - 19:30 Resting
19:00 - 22:30 Drinking
22:00 - 00:30 Feeding

Shot scheme[]

Color code
Cape buffalo shot scheme.png
Red - Kills immediately
Blue - Kills very quick
Orange - Kills slowly
No Color - Unlikely to kill


There are 9 ammunition that give full integrity bonus on the Cape Buffalo.

  • 7 Rifle Ammo
  • 1 Shotgun ammo
  • 1 Handgun ammo
  • 3 Archery ammo

Fur variants[]

Multi-Mounts :[]

  • Breadwinner
    • Plaque Size : XXL (Massive) [This type of plaque is only available in the Saseka Safari Lodge]
    • Cost : 13 500 $
    • Animals : 1 Male, 1 Lion, 2 Lionesses
    • This multi-mount is the only multi-mount featured in-game that cost more than 10 000 $ for it's construction.

Trivia and Patches[]

  • In real-life, this animal is sometimes referred as the "Widow Maker" or the "Black Death"
  • It was the first buffalo species to be feature in the game. The Water Buffalo is the 2nd.
  • It is known as "Buffle du Cap" in french.
  • New Animal (Vurhonga Release). (Patch 1.22) [August 30, 2018]
  • Cape Buffalo difficulty range increased from 1 - 5 to 1 - 9. (Patch 1.23) [Sept 5, 2018]
  • Fixed issue where Cape Buffalo and Gemsbok would sometimes keep running after being shot dead. (Patch 1.40) [Sept 18, 2019]