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6 Day Zululand Ardwolf and Specialty Animal Night Hunt

Rifle or Black Powder 1 x 1 ONLY $2,100 per Hunter

2024 / 2025
This is a specialty animal collector's dream hunt! Hunt in Kwazulu-Natal and Mpumalanga with one of Africa's most experienced rare animal specialists for exotic species such as Aardwolf, African Wildcat, White Tailed Mongoose, Bushpig and more. 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 at night, although daytime hunting with dogs for serval, bushpig, and caracal may occur in the daytime.

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Hunt Serval in South Africa

Rifle-Shot Gun-Black Powder 1 x 1 Only $3,500 per HUNTER !

2024 / 2025
This is a hunt for serval with one of South Africa's most experienced small cat hunters. There are some big servals in this area and you will stand a great chance of getting this difficult-to-achieve trophy. The primary method of hunting will consist of spotlighting the fields at night. Other trophies are available during this hunt.

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Night Critter Hunt In South Africa

1x1 Rifle Only Only $6,500

2023 / 2024
This is a great deal for taking some of South Africa's unique nightime species. Hunt for 9 days and stay at a comfortable 3-star lodge that is close to the hunting areas. Take 10 trophy nighttime animals at one low price and collect some unique species for your trophy room.

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Hunt Cheetah in Namibia

Rifle Only 1x1 ( 1 Hunter – 1 Guide) ONLY $5,000

2024 / 2025
This hunt for a trophy Cheeta will take place in the Namibian desert 2 hours south of Windhoek on a 70 sq. mile ranch that is full of plains game, leopards and cheetahs. You will hunt with an outfitter who has guided many hunters to successful cheetah outcomes in the past. Stay at a 4-star lodge and eat fabulous food while hunting your cheetah trophy of a lifetime.

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African Small Cat Grand Slam Hunting Safari

Rifle – Shotgun - 1x1 ( 1 Hunter – 1 Guide ) ONLY $6,800

2024 / 2025
This 10-night African Small Cat Grand Slam hunting safari is an incredible deal for these 6 animals. You can hunt them all in one place and save over $3,000 over the prices that other outfitters offer. Trophy fees are included for serval, caracal, African Wildcat, Genet, Civet and Honey Badger. What hunter doesn't want all 6 of these special animals in his trophy room?

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Spotted Hyena Hunt in South Africa

Rifle-Black Powder-Bow 1x1 ONLY $4,900

2024 / 2025
This outfitter can get those hard-to-get permits for spotted hyenas in Limpopo. He is the go-to guy for many other outfitters who have clients that need spotted hyenas. So why not book with the outfitter who has the permits and can give you the best opportunity a one of these highly sought-after trophies? This is your best shot at getting a trophy spotted hyena in all of South Africa!

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Bushpig Hunt With Dogs

Rifle-Shotgun-Black Powder 1 x 1 (1 Hunter / 1 Guide ) Only $2200 All-In!

2024 / 20245This 3-day all-inclusive bushpig hunt in South Africa's Natal will use a well-trained pack of hounds to corner the bushpigs. There are no bushpig trophy fees so you can shoot unlimited bushpigs on this hunt. This is the best deal on a bushpig hunt with an experienced outfitter in all of South Africa!

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Honey Badger, Civet and Genet Hunt in South Africa

Rifle – Shotgun - Bow - Crossbow 1x1 ( 1 Hunter – 1 Guide ) ONLY $3,625

2021 / 2022
This specialty animal hunt for genet, civet and honey badger will take place on a 55,000 acre concession in the Limpopo P{rovince of South Africa. Trail cameras, hunting over bait from blinds and spotlighting will all play a role in this nighttime safari. The lodge is 4-star and the food is great. This outfitter specializes in these types of hunts, so your odds of success are great!

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Bushpig Hunt on Bait in South Africa

Rifle-Black Powder-Bow 1x1 ( 1 Hunter – 1 Guide) ONLY $1,900!!

2023 / 2024
This is a discounted nighttime hunt for trophy bushpig over bait in South Africa. This hunt takes place on a free-range concession in Kwazulu-Natal's Midlands region. This hunt is offered by a highly experienced bushpig outfitter and you will be staying at a 4-Star lodge that serves great South African food! Kwazulu-Natal produces some of the largest bushpigs in Southern Africa!

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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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Specialty Animal Hunts in Africa

Most first-time hunters to Africa do not start out taking specialty animal hunts.  Rather, they start their African hunting with a plains game safari or two.  Many hunters will move on to big game hunting, while others will start searching out the odds and ends that make up the specialty animal category.  Specialty animal hunts in Africa are a quest, but can become an obsession.  The taking of some of the rare and unusual species of Africa can be quite satisfying and in some cases, these trophies produced by  specialty animal hunts may become the stars of a hunter’s trophy room.

Specialty animals are any animals that don’t fit into the dangerous game or plains game classifications.  Specialty animals also include the small African cat species, but those will be included in a separate section of this website.  There are a lot of odds and ends animals in Africa, starting with the aardvark.  The aardvark is protected in many areas, but it is still possible to get a permit every now and then.

The striped, spotted and brown hyenas all fit in to the specialty animal category.   Many other nighttime animals are also considered specialty animal hunts.  The honey badger, aardwolf and black-backed jackal are specialty animals that are mostly hunted at night.  Bat-eared fox and Cape fox are also collectable species that may be taken on specialty animal huns in certain areas in Africa.  So is the bushpig.  Bushpigs are hunted with spotlights or over bait such as corn or rancid meat.  The bushpigs are not looking to eat the rancid meat but are mainly after the maggots that rotten meat piles produce.

Red river hogs and giant forest hogs are also the targets of specialty animal hunting safaris.  Then there are the primates such as vervet monkeys and baboons. The baboon is a hunter favorite and a male baboon with his teeth exposed makes for a fearsome looking trophy mount.  Specialty animal hunts may also include small mammals like the mongoose and the rock hyrax.  Some African countries allow the harvesting of rock pythons and other snakes.  Specialty animal hunts in Africa offer the hunter a challenging hunt for some of Africa’s most exotic animals.


"Talk about dreams being handed to you!!  From John's recommendation to stay at the Afton Guest House to the outfitter he booked me with, I was treated like royalty.   Next year's hunt won't require research past his website.  Thanks John."

David Mabe
Kentucky, USA
September 2016


"Best advice I can give is don't let the word DISCOUNT scare you. I was skeptical but I have hunted all over and I can tell you these trips are top notch! Everything was described accurately, no surprises. I took 9 trophies - almost every one made gold medal. I would highly recommend John Martins and Discount African Hunts. I already have another trip booked with them and I am looking at 2 more. I got everything I wanted and saved thousands doing it!"

John Schultz
June 2019

"This was my first trip to Africa and can positively say it will not be my only one. Words simply can not describe the events of the hunt.  I hunted with both longbow and compound and took a total of 12 animals.  I speak volumes to Discount  African Hunts. These guys know the ins and outs.  Thank you for my first Amazing African Adventure!"

Justin Hardee
South Carolina
September, 2015