Dark Bull Giraffe Hunt

Rifle – Bow – Crossbow 1x1 Only $3,100

2024 / 2025

Dark Bull Giraffe Hunt


Safari Package Includes:

  • 5 Full Hunting Days
  • 6 Nights Lodging
  • 1- Dark Bull Giraffe Trophy Fee
  • All Licenses and Permits
  • VAT on Lodging/Daily Rates
  • PH, Tracker and Safari Vehicle
  • All Food and Beverages
  • Field Prep of Trophies
  • Delivery of Trophies to Dip & Pack / Taxidermy
  • R/T Road Transportation from Johannesburg

Add Hunting Days for $220 / Day

Additional Observers are $120 / Day.

Rifle Rental is $ 100 for the entire trip.

Add a sable to 40" for $3,000.  Larger sable are $300 / in. additional.


A dark bull giraffe is a highly sought-after trophy, as it is one of the largest game animals in Africa and is somewhat rare. Giraffes reach heights of up to 19.5’ and can weigh up to 1,900 kg. The sub-species of giraffes that are typically found in South Africa is known as the South African Giraffe, sometimes called the Cape Giraffe. These old bulls are being removed from the herd to prevent inbreeding and because they have passed their breeding prime. The management of giraffe herds requires a certain offtake of giraffes every few years. On occasion, a black giraffe may be available at a slight premium.


The hunting area is near Rustenberg in the Northwest Province of South Africa. The terrain in the area is a mixture of thick bushveld, open meadows, mountains, and farm fields and provides an ideal mixture for plains game and hunting.

Link to map of dark bull giraffe hunt location

Your hunt for a Giraffe will occur on a variety of privately owned concessions averaging many thousands of acres.


 A typical hunting day will begin by driving the roads and looking for a dark bull giraffe. Once a suitable bull is spotted, you will get out and proceed to stalk the dark bull giraffe on foot. An alternate hunting method is to get to an elevated position where you can glass the surrounding area for giraffes. The terrain is varied, and this hunt may require some walking and even more glassing. Once a trophy bull is located, a stalking plan will be made to get you within a shooting position to take your bull. Due to a giraffe’s ability to view the surrounding area from above, good stalking skills will be necessary to get within close range of the dark bull giraffe to make your shot.

Trophy Dark Bull GiraffeTRophy Dark Bull Giraffe

This area is also home to some a wide variety of both dangerous game and plains game species like Limpopo Bushbuck, Klipspringer, Mountain Reedbuck, Greater Southern Kudu, Nyala, Common Reedbuck, Eland, and several others. This area also provides great bow hunting.

Link to dark bull giraffe trophy fee list


Dark bull giraffes may be hunted with a bow. Giraffes are mostly bow hunted from a blind sitting near waterholes, but some stalks may be possible for those hunters wanting to try taking their giraffe via stalking. It is recommended that you have at least a 70# pull bow with a heavy arrow and a sharp 2-bladed broadhead like what would be used for hunting brown or grizzly bears. Crossbows having at least a 170 # pull are also an acceptable weapon for taking a giraffe.


During your hunt for a Giraffe, you will stay at a 3.5-star lodge featuring all of the comforts you would expect on an African hunting safari. The giraffe hunting lodge has permanent power and all bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The lodge features an outdoor swimming pool, an exterior covered fireplace area, and a large boma area for gathering around the fire after dinner has been served. There is also an indoor bar and pool table adjacent to the Boma area. This camp has all the necessities to ensure a luxurious stay.

Girrafe Lodge client bedroomGirrafe Lodge exterior

Guests are accommodated in separate chalets.  Each of the t chalets is decorated in an African style and has comfortable bedding. Cellular phone service and internet are available in camp.

Getting There

Most clients will fly into Johannesburg, South Africa, and will be met by the outfitter’s representative, who will then drive you on the 2-hour drive to the hunting lodge.

Deposit Policy

The deposit to book this hunt and reserve dates is $1,500 and 50% of any additional observers that will be accompanying you. (The 1st observer in the same room is free) The balance of the safari is due in cash, by credit card (Visa and MC), or by wire transfer before departing camp.

Cancellation Policy

Deposits are non-refundable. Safaris may be scheduled once subject to the outfitter’s calendar availability. All rescheduled safaris are subject to a $150 admin fee to be paid directly to the booking agent before the confirmation of the new dates. 

EXCLUSIONS:  International Airfare / Charter Flights / Before or After Safari Meals and Accommodations / Ammo Used / Dip and Pack / Taxidermy / Shipping of Trophies / Gratuities

Hunt # SA-AM-Giraffe

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