Here on Rooipoort—a 100,000-acre ranch west of Kimberly founded by Cecil Rhodes, the father of Africa’s diamond industry and founder of the famous graduate scholarship that bears his name—Patches turns away from a dozen bull hartebeest that look good to me. He wants to find an older, solitary bull, and at high noon on my last day hunting here, we do. The old veteran is bedded in scrub brush, his red hide gleaming in the sun like a new penny. Again, we crawl, but this stalk ends with me shooting my first hartebeest. I marvel at its Dr. Seuss anatomy—knob knees, convoluted horns, and a torso that appears to be coming and going at the same time—an animal that seems to be constructed out of spare parts.