Night Critter Hunt In South Africa

1x1 Rifle Only Only $6,500

2023 / 2024

Hunt Night Critters in South Africa

1 x 1 ONLY $6,500

2 x 1 ONLY $6,900 (Splitting Animals)

9 Full Days of Night Hunting Included

10 Nights of 3-Star Lodging Included

2 Travel Days Included

Hunt Private Conservancies in Limpopo


  • 10 Trophy Fees
  • Airport Transfers included from Johannesburg (JNB)
  • All lodging, food, and beverages
  • PH and Tracker
  • All necessary camp staff
  • Daily laundry service
  • Field Prep of trophies


  • Honey Badger
  • Civet Cat
  • Serval
  • Genet
  • Bushpig
  • Water Mongoose
  • Vervet Monkey
  • Baboon
  • Black Back Jackal
  • Springhare

Observer Rate: $125 / Day US

Additional Hunting Days at $200 / Day US

Rifle Rental - $25 / Day + Ammo


This is an awesome deal on a night hunt that includes 10 trophy fees for animals that most people will not encounter on a daytime safari in Africa. You will hunt a variety of private concessions to fill out this trophy list. This hunt is discounted significantly from what I see advertised on other websites and you will be hunting with an expert that specializes in these nighttime specialty hunts.


This discounted night critter hunting safari in South Africa will take place near Sterkriver in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The lodge sits on a privately owned 9,000-acre property. The surrounding ranches will also be hunted, none of which are more than a 15-minute drive from camp. The total area that may be hunted encompasses more than 165,000 acres.

Link to Night Critter Hunting area map

The terrain offers perfect cover and habitat for these animals and due to a strict permitting system, populations remain healthy, so the hunting is good.

This is first-class hunting for excellent quality trophies in prime areas that are not over-hunted.  The package price is low for a night critter hunt of this quality.


The night critter hunting will primarily take place utilizing 3 different hunting methods. Some of these animals can be lured into bait sites, so you will sit quietly in a blind at night waiting on them to come into the bait to feed. The outfitter maintains his bait stations year-round, so these bait stations are regular feeding spots for many animals. Trail cameras are used to determine which bait sites are being utilized currently to make your hunt more predictable.

Trophy civet taken at nightTrophy bushpig night critter

The outfitter’s blinds are designed to make night hunting comfortable.  The blinds are furnished with mattresses, blankets, and pillows. There are buzzers that will vibrate if animals approach the baits. The outfitter uses night vision and has rifles equipped with night scopes.

Another method will be driving and spotlighting for these animals. This is an exciting way to hunt, as you never know what you are going to run into at night. You need to be prepared to shoot quickly once the PH has determined that it is a trophy you are seeking.

For animals like jackals, calling may be utilized. Some of the other night animals will also come into the call and you never know when a leopard might show up to create a bit of adrenalin!

The best times of the year for this hunt are near the new moon from June – September.


While hunting you will stay at a well-appointed 3-star lodge. The lodge boasts amazing views of the Waterberg Mountains and you can watch the sunset from the pool while zebra and wildebeest roam by on the plains. The food you will eat consists of 3-course home-cooked meals and you will eat wild game daily.  The accommodations feature comfortable beds and en-suite bathrooms. Internet service and cell phone service are available at the lodge.  The lodge features permanent electrical service.

Night Critter Lodge BedroomNight Critter Lodge Sitting Area

The lodge has a pool and a great fire pit area for relaxing at night after the hunt. This is truly a lodge that you will enjoy hunting from!


This family-run outfitting business has been in business for over 35 years.  The head PH has been awarded Bow Hunter of the Year in South Africa for both 2018 and 2019 for the exceptional trophies he has harvested. The founder of the company has been the Outfitter of the Year in the past. Your PH will be a night hunter himself and will be highly experienced in guiding successful night-hunting safaris.


This outfitter recommends and uses Swift Dip for dip and pack and taxidermy services.


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The outfitter will pick hunters up in Johannesburg or Polokwane and will provide road transportation to and from the hunting lodge. It is approximately a 4.5-hour drive from the airport in Johannesburg to the lodge. From Polokwane, it is 1.5 hours. Depending on your time of arrival, you may wish to overnight at the AfricaSky Boutique Hotel and then take the drive to the outfitter's lodge the next morning, or you can fly to Polokwane the next morning and then make the short drive to the lodge.

So, what are you waiting for?  If you have dreamed about night hunting in Africa for nocturnal trophy animals at a low price while staying in comfortable 3-star accommodations, then this discounted night hunting safari in South Africa is the hunt for you!


A deposit of $2,000 US per hunter and $250 per observer is due at the time of booking.

The balance of the daily rates plus any additional fees incurred including additional animals shot or wounded are due at the end of the hunt in cash, wire transfer or credit card (Master Card & Visa), prior to departing camp.


Deposits are non-refundable but safaris can be rescheduled one time up to 90 days prior to the safari subject to the outfitter’s available dates.  Safaris that are rescheduled for subsequent years are subject to that subsequent year’s trophy fees.  All rescheduled safaris are subject to a $150 administrative fee that is paid directly to the agent.

EXCLUSIONS:  Airfare, Before and After Safari Accommodations, Dip and Pack, Taxidermy, Shipping of Trophies, Rifle Rental and Ammunition, CITES Permits, Gratuities

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"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



"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."

Mike Davis

May, 2023



"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