African Small Cat Grand Slam Hunting Safari
Rifle – Shotgun - 1x1 ( 1 Hunter – 1 Guide ) ONLY $6,800
2023 / 2024
African Small Cat Grand Slam Hunting Safari
ONLY $6,800 ALL-IN!
LIMITED QUOTAS! CALL TODAY!!!
10 Full Hunting Nights
10 Nights of 34-Star Lodging
2 – 1/2 Travel Days Included
Trophy and Permit Fees* are included for:
- African Wild Cat
- Honey Badger
Add an observer for $150 / Day
Add extra hunting days for $285 / Day
Rifle Rental - $45 / Day | Ammo - $30 / Box
Airport Pick-up / Drop Off included from Johannesburg
All-Inclusive! – Food / Lodging / Guide / Tracker / Laundry / Permits included.
* Permit fees are non-refundable
This small cat grand slam night hunt for Africa’s small cats will take in South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province and Kwazulu-Natal Provinces. This renowned South African outfitter has put together an amazing discounted package hunt for all of the small cats that can be hunted in South Africa today. For those of you that want to get these animals on one safari, this outfitter can get it done. He specializes in some of the rarer specialty animals and has good populations of these highly sought-after trophies.
The African Small Cat Hunting Area
The hunting location for this nighttime small cat grand slam hunting safari will take place in South Africa's Mpumalanga Province. One of the 1 hunting concessions is a 4-hour drive southeast of Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport. A 3-star lodge or bed and breakfast will be your headquarters for this nighttime hunt. His large concessions are well known for the quality hunting that they produce. This area gets cold in the winter, so extra clothing is advised if you will be hunting from June - August.
The countryside consists of undulating hills and grasslands.
The African Small Cat Hunting Lodge
You will be staying at either a 3-star lodge that features comfortable beds and en-suite bathroom facilities. The lodge has a spectacular view over a small lake and game area. The food, wine, and service at this lodge are a great example of what makes South African hospitality famous. Meals are served three times daily and are customized to a client’s particular taste. The majority of hunters want to eat some of the local game and the kitchen staff will be happy to show you their flair for preparing venison in a variety of tasty dishes.
Since you will be primarily hunting at night, the meal schedule will be adjusted to accommodate the hunting hours. This lodge features daily laundry service, an attentive camp staff, first-class sleeping accommodations, and everything that is required to make it easy to recuperate from a hard night in the bush.
The lodge features permanent electrical power. Cell phone service and internet are available in the camp.
African Small Cat and Nocturnal Animal Hunting Methods
Hunting methods for this nighttime small cat hunting safari will consist of multiple methods. One method will be to hunt at night from blinds over bait piles that are monitored by trail cameras. The trail cameras allow the PH to determine which baits are being hit nightly by the targeted species and get an idea of the times the animal is coming in to feed. A size assessment can also be made from good trail camera pictures.
Honey badgers, genets, and civets are known to frequent bait sites, so there is a good chance that you will do some of your hunting by using this method.
Another method that will be utilized is to drive around spotlighting these nocturnal animals. Spotlighting can be especially effective for serval, caracal, civet, African wildcat, and genet, so that method will likely be used when hunting these animals.
The serval prefers areas with cover such as reeds and tall grasses and proximity to water bodies, such as wetlands and savannahs. They are hunted on old river beds and marsh areas on this hunting concession.
This hunt is available from March through November, with March-May and September being especially good times for this hunt.
There are also some exceptional plains game trophies on this concession. This area of Mpumalanga is known for producing trophy bushbuck and reedbuck, so you might want to do a little daytime hunting as well. Plains game prices may be viewed via the link below:
Most hunters will overnight in Johannesburg at the Afton Guest House and will be picked up by the outfitter the next morning and driven to the hunting lodge. After you arrive you can settle in and sight in your rifles in preparation for the first night's hunt.
You will spend quite a bit of time either in a blind or riding while spotlighting at night. Winter nights can be very cold, so be sure to bring a warm jacket, hat, hand, and ear coverings, and maybe even some toe warmers. A good pair of insulated underwear will also come in handy!
A good scope that is clear and has a wide field of vision is important when night hunting. Often these animals will freeze for a few seconds when the spotlight beam hits them. The ability to quickly find them in your scope is an important aspect of this hunt. A good pair of binoculars will also aid you in judging your trophies. Quality optics are a big aid for this type of night hunt.
If you decide to mount your animals in South Africa, Discount African Hunts recommends Splitting Image Taxidermy. They are the best taxidermist in South Africa and do excellent work. Should you wish to have your trophies mounted in the US, your trophies will be dipped and packed, and shipped to the taxidermist of your choice in the US.
Contact me today to book this memorable Small Cat Grand Slam in South Africa. It is a hunting experience that you will remember forever!
A $2,000 deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance of the package and any other charges incurred including trophy fees for animals taken or wounded that are not in the package are due at the end of the hunt in US cash.
Deposits are non-refundable. Safaris can be rescheduled once subject to the outfitter’s available openings. Any safaris rescheduled to a subsequent year are subject to that year’s pricing. Rescheduled safaris are subject to a $150 administrative fee that is to be paid directly to the booking agent prior to the confirmation of rescheduled dates.
EXCLUSIONS: Dip & Pack / Airfare / Shipping and Taxidermy / Gratuities / Before and After the Hunt Accommodations / CITES Permits
HUNT # UM-SA-SC-2022
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"First, I wanted to tell you the buffalo hunt with the outfitter you booked me with was great! The PH took me to a farm where there was a good herd of buffalo and I shot a 40” old dagga boy. I could have taken another one a bit wider, 42”, with hard bosses but he did not have that old rough beat-up look I was after."