Beginner's African Hunting Safari Package

Rifle-Bow-Crossbow 1x1 Starting at ONLY $2,695!

2024 / 2025

7-Day 3-Animal Beginner's Safari Packages




Both packages include:

7 Full Hunting Days

8 Nights 5-Star Lodging

2 Travel Days


3 Trophy Fees

ZEBRA PACKAGE (Package #1) ONLY $2,695 All-in!

  • 1 - Zebra
  • 1 - Blue Wildebeest
  • 1 - Blesbuck

GEMSBUCK PACKAGE  (Package #2) ONLY $2,995 All-in!

  • 1 - Gemsbuck
  • 1 - Blue Wildebeest
  • 1 - Blesbuck


You can switch animals in the package for animals on the price list on a 1x1 basis for equal or higher priced animals and just pay the difference in prices from the Trophy Fee List  for equal or higher priced animals.


  • Stay in a 5-Star Luxury Lodge

  • First Observer is Free!

  • Add extra hunt days for $200 / Day

  • Add extra 1st Observer days for $100 / Day

  • Add additional observers for only $150 / Day

  • One child under 12 in the same room stays free!

  • Full Beverage Package Included

  • Rifle Rental - $25 / Day + Ammo Used

  • Airport Pick-up / Drop Off included from Johannesburg (JNB)

All Inclusive – Food / Lodging / Guide / Tracker / Laundry / Permits included.

This is a great price for a discounted 7-day / 5-star plains game hunting safari package in South Africa’s Waterberg Mountains! This five-star South African outfitter has put together a 3-animal package for the hunter that wants to hunt in luxury at an affordable price.  For those of you that want to bring your family or friends along to experience Africa, this is the best deal you are going to find!  I have personally hunted there and am going back for some more of the huge animals that they offer!

The Plains Game Hunting Safari Area

The hunting location for this 5-star beginner's plains game hunting safari will take place in South Africa's Limpopo Province’s Waterberg Mountains. The hunting areas are located within the Waterberg Mountains "Biosphere Reserve" which is a UNESCO-protected area. Animal quality here is maintained by strict quotas. The 5-Star hunting lodge is a 3-hour drive north of Johannesburg. A 10,000-acre privately owned reserve featuring three 5-star lodges will be the location for this hunt. This area is well known for the great plains game hunting and Cape buffalo hunting that it produces. 

Link to 5-star Lodge Locational Map

The Leopard Lodge

During your 5-Star beginner's plains game hunting safari in South Africa, you will stay in the magnificent 5-Star Leopard Lodge. The Leopard Lodge features 10 double-bed luxurious accommodations featuring en-suite bathrooms.

Leopard Lodge BedroomLeopard Lodge Bathroom


The Leopard Lodge and the rooms are designed in an African architectural style with beautiful animal carvings on the pillars and furniture – blending perfectly together with its surroundings.

In each room, you will find specially imported beds and duvets guaranteeing your sleeping pleasure after a long day.

You will have all the high-end modern facilities you may need, including free internet and Wi-Fi in the lounge area.

Furthermore, you will find fans/air-conditioning, a safety box, and adaptors for European and American plugs in each room.

In all the rooms you will find towels, shampoo, and body wash. The beds are comfortable box mattresses, with duvets and pillows.

Leopard Lodge Aireal ViewLeopard Lodge Splash Pool

The rooms are cleaned, and towels are replaced every day.

The power supply is 230V and you will find adaptors suited for European and American plugs in every room.

Suites (Double rooms + possibility of an extra bed)

  • • Twin beds with bedside tables
  • • Table with two chairs
  • • En-suite bathroom with toilet and shower
  • • Bathtub with showerhead
  • • Two washbasins on top of base units
  • • Ventilation fan with different speeds
  • • Closet
  • • Safety box
  • • Hairdryer
  • • Sliding door to a private terrace
  • • Terrace table with two chairs
  • • Possibility of connecting doors between two rooms

• Approx. 40m2/430sq.ft. 

The Animal Museum

There is an extensive on-site African animal museum featuring full mounts of the big five and many other African species. You may arrange to receive a tour of the animal museum and the wine cellar.

Elephant Lodge Animal Museum Elephant mountHunters browsing through the Arrican animal museum

The Wine Cellar

Beneath the animal museum, there is an extensive well-stocked wine cellar where wine tastings may be arranged. Although your hunt includes a beverage package, you may order special bottles of wine from the cellar to be served with your dinner.

Elephant Lodge Wine CellarElephant Lodge World-Class Wine Cellar

The Bar and Pool

The lodge features a fully-stocked bar overlooking the pool area and is manned by a bartender during the appropriate hours. There is a pool and a heated spa for you and your family to relax in after the hunt.

Leopard Lodge PoolLeopard Lodge Bar

The Companions Program

A special program of activities is available to those observers that do not wish to hunt or only want to accompany the hunter for part of the time they are hunting. Activities vary from game walks, game drives, visits to other reserves and National Parks, curio shopping, etc. The current companion program may be viewed below:

Link to Companions Program Info

Trophy Plains Game Hunting Methods

Hunting methods for this 5-Star trophy plains game hunting safari package will consist of early morning drives searching for suitable game. Once suitable members of the species you are targeting are spotted, you will begin a stalk on foot until a good shot opportunity is presented. Some walking and glassing will also occur.

If you are bow hunting, the months of June – September during the new moon are the best times to go. It can get hot in some of the blinds during the middle of the day, so appropriate clothing should be worn.

Trophy Gemsbok5-Star Beginner's Package Zebra

The Kudu Rut

If you plan on adding a trophy kudu to your package, the best time to hunt with a rifle is during the kudu rut. The kudu rut in this area is from late April until the middle of June. Big kudu are also taken in the dry winter months of July-September by sitting on waterholes similar to what would be done when bow hunting.Trail cameras are used to identify areas that have daytime activity by big kudus.

There are some exceptional plains game trophies on these concessions. Pricing for additional plains game animals along with select dangerous game may be viewed via the link below:

Link to Beginner's Package Trophy Fee List

Travel Details

Most hunters will overnight in Johannesburg at the Afton Guest House and then the outfitter will have you picked up in the morning and transported a 3-hour drive by vehicle to the hunting concession, where you can settle in and sight in your rifles in preparation for the next day's hunt.


You will have the opportunity to visit an excellent taxidermist before you head home.  They will also handle your dip and pack and shipping should you wish to ship your trophy to your taxidermist in the US. This outfitter uses the only taxidermist that I would recommend in all of Africa!

Contact me today to book this memorable 7-day / 5-star plains game package in the Waterberg mountains of South Africa.  It is a hunting experience that you will remember forever!

This is a ridiculous price for hunting at a 5-star lodge.  Don’t miss this opportunity!

Deposit Policy:  A deposit of $ 1,000 US is required at the time of booking to secure dates. The balance of the package and any additional fees for additional animals taken or wounded are due on the last day of the hunt, prior to departing camp. The outfitter accepts Credit Cards (Visa and Mastercard), debit cards and US cash.

Cancellation Policy:  Deposits are non-refundable but hunts can be extended in the same year or to subsequent years at the outfitter's discretion. Any increase in price or increase due to the exchange rate for hunts that are extended to subsequent years are will be the client’s responsibility.  All rescheduled hunts are subject to a $150 administration fee, which will be collected by the booking agent prior to processing the change. 

EXCLUSIONS:  Dip & pack / Airfare / Shipping and Taxidermy / Veterinary and Nature Conservation Certificates / Gratuities / Before and After the Hunt Accommodations / Rifle Rental and Ammo


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"I spent weeks visiting websites for outfitters in Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, comparing pre-made packages and regular fees. In the end, for a 7-day, six animal hunt with my son as an observer/hunter, John Martins had the best price."

Andrew and Garet
Georgia, USA
October, 2014

"I looked long and far for a good deal on a lioness hunt.  By far, Discount African Hunts had the best price.  I had the hunt of a lifetime and took a beautiful lioness at close range with my bow.  The Professional Hunter was first class, the lodge was first class and my whole experience was unbelievable.  I will book with John Martins when I return to Africa to hunt leopard  in Zimbabwe.

J.  Worley
June, 2015


"I had the hunting experience of a lifetime. And I have a real need to go back. I made many new friends from South Africa, Australia and the USA.

I strongly recommend both Discount African Hunts and this outfitter. John Martins set me up with a great outfitter, answered all my questions and made sure I had all my paperwork in order A to Z."

Steven Colkette
Harrisville, WV
August, 2015