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Nighttime Specialty Small Animal Hunt in South Africa

Rifle-Black Powder-Bow 1x1 ( 1 Hunter – 1 Guide) ONLY $2,850!!

2021 / 2022
This is a nighttime hunt for specialty animals such as brown hyena, bushpig, civet, genet and more. You will hunt with one of Southern Africa's most advanced nighttime hunters. Using red lights and trail cameras on baited sites, this outfitter has taken hunting for these collector animals to a new level. This is where the other outfitters take their clients when they need to get it done!

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3 Day Caracal and Serval Hunting Safari In Kwazulu-Natal

Rifle, Bow or Black Powder 1 x 1 ONLY $2,400 per Hunter

2019 / 2020
This is the ideal discounted safari for the specialty cat collector. You will hunt with one of Africa's most experienced rare animal specialists for Caracal and Serval in Kwazulu-Natal. They are one of the few outfitters in South Africa that can pull permits for some of the most sought after species by collectors. Hunting will primarily be done during the daytime, utilizing experienced hound packs to corner your trophy Serval or Caracal until you can reach the scene. It is a highly effective way of hunting these elusive predators, and if you haven’t hunted with a great team of hounds before, it is a different way of hunting that you will enjoy!

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Specialty Animal Hunts in South Africa

South Africa has the best specialty animal hunting in all of Africa.  Specialty animal hunts in South Africa have evolved from these animals being taken as animals of opportunity to more focused hunts seeking a specific animal or two.  There are now outfitters that specialize in guiding safaris specifically targeting these odds and ends animals.  Many of these specialty animals are available as secondary species to a plains game or dangerous game safari. While not the main focus of the safari, they are still a major consideration when booking a hunt.

South Africa offers the greatest variety of specialty animal hunting safaris on the African Continent.  Many of these exotic species are found throughout South Africa, while others are much more regionally specific.  Specialty animal hunts in South Africa offer the collector a virtual smorgasbord of choices. From the small African cats to the predators, hogs, primates and snakes, the challenge of hunting and taking this wide variety of collectable specialty animals can serve as the focus of multiple hunting safaris to Africa.

Africa’s predators range from the diminutive genet all the way up to the fearsome hyenas.  Just collecting the foxes, small cats, and hyenas can fill out a corner of a trophy room.   Predators are usually hunted at night, and other nighttime species such as the honey badger (ratel), aardwolf and African porcupine can also be hunted concurrently.  Many African hunters take specialty animal hunts in South Africa to collect the warthog and the nocturnal bushpig.  Bushpigs are normally hunted over bait. But a few outfitters have trained their dogs to go after bushpigs.  Either way, the taking of a trophy bushpig is a great accomplishment.

Primates are also on many hunter's African lists, and hunting baboons can be downright fun.  Vervet monkeys are  also a target of collectors.  A couple species of mongoose are available in South Africa along with the diminutive rock hyrax.  Some snakes are also available as trophies.  A rock python skin makes a beautiful mount in the hands of a competent African taxidermist.  Specialty animal hunts in South Africa are hard to beat!


"In August 2014 I took a lioness hunt with Discount African Hunts in the Northwest Province of South Africa. The PH's worked hard to customize the hunt for me as I wanted a challenging stalk ending with taking the lioness at close range by an open sighted double rifle. They exceeded my expectations as 12 miles of tracking ended with me shooting the highly agitated lioness at a distance of 25 yards with a couple of rounds of 450 NE".

"I highly recommend a lioness hunt with Discount African Hunts."

September, 2014

"I cannot thank you enough for your advice on booking this 5-star hunt. We had a great hunt!  Our PH was the best! Everything was just as you said it would be. I just wanted to let you know that I appreciated all of your help. Please use me as a reference for anyone you are talking to.

We could not be more pleased!"

Bruce Widener
June 2018

"I booked the hunt through John Martins, the owner of Discount African Hunts. It was a smooth transaction and he provided me with good and accurate information."

"This 10 day package safari was a fantastic experience. I learned many new hunting skills and made new friends.  I would go back and do it again in a heartbeat.  I'm going back. That says it all. Thanks to Discount African Hunts for setting me up on a fantastic plains game safari."

Brian Stewart
Ottawa, Canada
June, 2015