But buffalo and wildebeest prices are much lower than in previous years.
A far cry from top prices that breached the R168 million level for a single buffalo bull in 2016, the highest price paid for a buffalo bull recorded by Spoorex, a blog tracking wildlife financial trends, was R3.8 million, while a buffalo cow in calf with a projected horn span of 129cm was sold for R6.8 million.
By comparison, a sable bull with a 122cm horn span fetched a respectable R6.8 million whilst a cow with a 50cm horn length fetched R2.7 million. A black impala ram was sold for R240,000.
A roan bull with an 82cm horn length sold for R2.8 million and a red coloured roan cow for R580,000. The top price paid for a nyala bull with an 82cm horn length was R3.6 million.
Other top prices paid per specie, according to Spoorex data, were: