2017 / 2018
Warthog Cull Hunt in South Africa
6 Full Hunting Days (Two 1/2 hunting days may also be possible)
7 Nights of 3-Star Lodging
2 – 1/2 Travel Days Included
Trophy and Permit Fees are included for:
Add an observer for only $200 / Day
Add extra hunting days for $350 / Day
Rifle Rental - $35/Day | Ammo - $45 / Box
Add $450 / Vehicle for Airport Pick-up / Drop-off from Johannesburg (JNB)
All Inclusive – Food / Lodging / Guide / Tracker / Laundry / Permits included.
The 70 / 30 Rule
The 10 warthogs that are included in this cull package are split as follows:
- 3 warthogs may be trophy warthogs 10” or larger
- 7 warthogs must be < 10”
If more than 3 warthogs over 10” are taken, the full trophy fee will be due for each additional warthog that is over 10”.
This warthog cull hunt will take place in South Africa’s Limpopo Province on a 74,000-acre concession. This renowned South African outfitter has put together an amazing discounted package hunt for those of you that like to whack and stack some warthogs. They specialize in offering some of these highly sought-after multiple warthog hunts and they have good populations of warthogs on the concessions that they hunt.
The Warthog Cull Hunt Hunting Area
The hunting location for this warthog culling safari will take place in South Africa's Limpopo Province near Vaalwater. The 30,000-hectare hunting concession is a 2.5-hour drive north from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International airport. A 3-star lodge will be your headquarters for this nighttime hunt. This large concession is well known for the quality hunting it produces and has a high population of warthogs.
The Waterberg Mountains are located in the northwest portion of the Limpopo Province, close to the Botswana border on the Tropic of Capricorn. This is an area of great natural beauty where the environment is protected by massive buttresses and deep forested valleys. It is this remoteness that attracts visitors from all over the world to experience the drama and beauty of the African bushveld. The Waterberg Mountains, with its great variety of wildlife, birds and scenic splendor is one of South Africa's prime eco-tourism destinations. East of Vaalwater are the Springbuck Flats, which extend over the Nylsvlei floodplain, which is one of SA's most important wetland bird sanctuaries. The Waterberg falls between two distinct biospheres, namely the middle veld grasslands/savannah and sour veld to the east and the Kalahari thorn veld to the west. The plant life of the Waterberg includes some rare species, many of which are endemic to the mountains, including the rare cycad.
Wooded gorges and rugged terrain make the ideal habitat for a number of species including Leopard and Brown Hyena. Theye have sandstone cliffs and valleys which make this area unique and allow 37 plains game species to flourish on the vegetation.
During the months from May - August it is dry and the leaves have fallen, which makes it easier to spot the animals.
You can expect temperatures from 30's early mornings and evenings, but it warms up during the day to mid-70's. Best to dress in layers.
The Warthog Cull Hunt Lodge
You will be staying at a 3-star lodge that features individual chalets with comfortable beds and in-suite bathroom facilities. The lodge is scenically situated across a lagoon from the chalets and the client chalets are connected to the lodge by a bridge over the lagoon. The food, wine and service at this lodge are a great example of what makes South African hospitality famous. Meals are served three times daily and are customized to a client’s particular taste. The majority of hunters want to eat some of the local game and the kitchen staff will be happy to show you their flair at preparing venison in a variety of tasty dishes.
This lodge features excellent food and accommodations. This lodge features daily laundry service, an attentive camp staff, first class sleeping accommodations and everything required to make it easy to recuperate from a hard night in the bush.
The lodge features permanent electrical power. Cell phone service and internet are available in camp.
Warthog Cull Hunting Methods
This warthog hunt is mostly done by sitting at a waterhole, where you will see at least 20 warthogs a day.
Your day will start with an early breakfast in camp at 6:30am. You will then drive about 30 min to the various blinds that have been set up prior to your arrival. The best time to hunt warthogs are during the warm part of the day, from 11am - 4pm. Your PH will serve you a bush lunch every day.
It is not only warthogs that come to the waterholes, there are kudu, impala, blue wildebeest, eland and zebra that you will see coming in during the day. Should you see a trophy of one of these species while you are hunting warthogs, you can harvest that animal for the regular price list trophy fee.
It gets dark between 5pm and 6pm during the winter months, so you will be back in the main camp at 6:30pm. The campfire will be burning, where you will tell your hunting stories and share your day's hunt with the staff.
This hunt is available from March through November. There are also some exceptional plains game trophies on this concession. This area of Limpopo is known for producing trophy kudu, so you might want to do a little kudu hunting as well. Plains game prices may be viewed via the link below:
Most hunters will overnight in Johannesburg at the Afton Guest House and then be picked up by the outfitter and transported on a 2.5-hour drive to the hunting concession the next morning. After you arrive you can settle in and sight in your rifles in preparation for the first day's hunt.
This hunt will occur primarily in the daytime. Although it will be cool in the early mornings, most days it will warm up rapidly. A light jacket is recommended for those cooler early mornings.
A good scope that is clear and has a wide field of vision is important when cull hunting. Often these animals will freeze for a few seconds. The ability to quickly find them in your scope is an important aspect of this hunt. A good pair of binoculars will also aid you in judging your trophies. Quality optics are a big aid on this type of night hunt.
The outfitter does their own dip and pack and recommends that you ship any trophies that you wish to have mounted to a taxidermist in your home country. Should you wish to use an African taxidermist to mount your trophies, contact John Martins for recommendations.
Contact me today to book this memorable Warthog Cull Hunt in South Africa. It is a hunting experience that you will remember forever!
A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance of the package and any other charges incurred including trophy fees for animals taken or wounded that are not in the package are due at the end of the hunt in US cash.
If a safari is cancelled more than 365 days prior to the commencement of the safari, all payments made to date, less 10% administration fee and all expenses already incurred, will be refunded. If cancelled between 180 – 365 days prior to the commencement date of the safari, a 50% refund of all payments made to date and all expenses already incurred, will be made. If a safari is cancelled within 180 days prior to the commencement of the safari, no refund will be made, unless a substitute can be provided for the exact contracted period that has been cancelled. The safari may be rescheduled for a subsequent date, subject to the outfitter’s discretion and available dates. If a safari is rolled over to a following year for whatsoever reason and then cancelled, no refund will be made unless a substitute can be provided for the exact contracted period that has been cancelled.
EXCLUSIONS: Dip & pack / Airfare / Shipping and Taxidermy / Gratuities / Before and After the Hunt Accommodations / Rifle Rental / Ammunition / R/T Airport Transportation ($450/vehicle)
Hunt # JP-SA-WH-2017-2