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Serval

This long legged, spotted cat is one of the most beautiful creatures in Africa. Their habitat differs from most cats as they love the wet land marshy areas (vlei) around river systems. Their main diet consists of small birds, rodents, frogs and insects. They have been recorded killing small antelope like Duiker. Serval are solitary animals. Infinito Safaris have the best area in South Africa to hunt these cats in the Mpumalanga province.

Hunting method: Calling at night

Suggested calibre: 6mm and up with solids or core bonded bullets

We hunt Serval in: Mpumalanga

Serval

Black Backed Jackal

This crafty little predator/scavenger is a true survivor. They are know all over Africa for the damage they cause to livestock, and in the Karroo semi-dessert farmers are at war with them. Slightly smaller than a north American Coyote, Jackal are great fun to hunt, and readily come in to a predator caller. They form small, but cohesive family units.

Method of hunting: Calling at night

Suggested calibre: 6mm and up with solid or core bonded bullets.

We hunt Jackal in: Limpopo, Mpumalanga, The Cape

Black Backed Jackal

Hyena

In South Africa we have two species of Hyena that we hunt. They are the Spotted Hyena and Brown Hyena.

Although both hunt for food, the Brown Hyena is more known as a scavenger than a hunter. The Spotted Hyena is a very able hunter. Brown Hyena are solitary animals, where Spotted Hyena like to hunt in packs/family groups

Brown Hyena cannot be imported into the United States at all, but there are no restrictions on nay other countries. Both Hyena species requires special permits that we buy for our clients before they arrive.

Hunting method: Baiting

Suggest calibre: 7mm or up

We hunt Brown Hyena in: Mpumalanga, Limpopo

We hunt Spotted Hyena in: Limpopo

Hyena

Genet

There are two sub species namely the large and small spotted genet. We hunt both. Again a distant member of the mongoose family, Genets are very able tree climbing scavengers and hunters. They are also spotted, making them a neat little addition to any trophy room! They are totally nocturnal, and very difficult to collect.

Hunting method: Baiting

Suggested calibre : Shotgun

We hunt Genets in: Limpopo, Mpumalanga

Genet

Civet

This animal is not a member of the cat family. The name Civet Cat, is very misleading and comes from the translation in Afrikaans SIVET KAT. The Civet is closer related to the mongoose family than the cat family. Being totally nocturnal this is a very specialised hunt that we offer. The strikingly beautiful coat with black, white and Silver rosettes makes this an un-known, yet much sought after trophy.

We specialise in baiting Civet’s, and this is the only way to hunt them.

Suggested calibre: 6mm and up with solids or bonded core bullets

We hunt CIVET in: Limpopo , Mpumalanga

Civet

Caracal

Aka Lynx . They are the largest of the small African cats, and pound for pound the most effective hunter in Africa. Caracal has been recorded taking flying birds 12 foot out of the air! Yes, that is 12 foot! They are very shy and difficult to hunt. They are solitary animals and male and females come together only to mate. Caracal hunts every night, and can cause havoc on sheep and goat populations. In the wild a Caracal will take game up the size of Impala, but prefers smaller prey like birds and rondents.

Caracal can be hunted with hounds or by calling them with a predator caller

Suggested calibre: 6mm or up with solids or Shotgun

We hunt Caracal in : Limpopo, Mpumalanga, The Cape

Caracal

Baboons

Baboons have been listed under predators, because of their omnivorous habits. They are well known to hunt the weak and newly born to get a protein supplement for their diet. People think they are easy to hunt, but beware, to collect a truly big old male Baboon is a very difficult hunt. Baboons typically cause havoc on agricultural fields and infrastructure and can be a huge pest and nuisance. They are, of course, a very valuable part of the eco-system and hunting them is therefore regulated in most provinces.

Calibre choice: 7mm or bigger with a decent scope. They are tough!

Take note that a special tag is required for Baboon trophy export in Limpopo.

Infinito Safaris offers Baboons to hunt in: Limpopo and Mpumalanga

Baboons

Bushpig

Bushpigs are fantastic strange creatures. They are 90% nocturnal and very secretive. We rate Bushpig as the second most difficult trophy to harvest in South Africa after Leopard. Bushpigs live in family groups of 2 to 10 individuals. They are tough and weird looking with an excellent sense of smell and hearing. Most hunters look down at them on a price list as just “another pig”. Beware, they are not!

We are specialised trophy Bushpig hunters. We bait them weeks and sometimes months before your arrival.

Suggested calibre: .30 or bigger

We hunt Bushpigs in: Limpopo, Mpumalanga, The Cape

Bushpig

Porcupine

This funny little animal is a real treat to hunt. They also make a neat addition to any trophy trophy room and the long quills (spikes) are a real conversation topics. Porcupines are totally nocturnal and they are therefore hunted at night with a spotlight on planted fields. We also bait for porcupine with corn. It is a under rated hunt, and great fun!

Suggested calibre: Shotgun or 6mm and up with solids or core bonded bullets

We hunt Porcupine in: Limpopo, Mpumalanga, The Cape

Porcupine

Warthog

Warthog

Zebra

This fantastic beautiful animal are a much sought after trophy. In South Africa we have the Burchills Zebra and the Mountain/Hartmans Zebra. The latter can be hunted but is regulated by CITES as they were nearly hunted to near extinction. Zebra is fun to hunt and tough to kill. They have very good eye sight and live in family groups of 5-30 animals. Everyone wants a Zebra skin in their house, and rightly so. They are widely distributed throughout the whole of South Africa.

Figure this one out: “Do Zebra have Black and White Stripes or White and Black Stripes?”

Zebra are hunted under land owner’s exemption permit and requires no special permits.

Method of hunting for Zebra includes spot and stalk and tracking

Suggested calibre: .30 or bigger

We hunt Zebra in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and The Cape

Zebra

Waterbuck

After Blue Wildebeest, we rate Waterbuck as the second toughest of our antelope species to bring down. Waterbuck are easily identifiable with the white “ring” around it’s bum. Waterbuck lives in small family groups that usually consists of 1 adult male and up to 15 female and young animals. The bulls are fiercely territorial and fight to the death. Waterbuck, as the name indicates are found close to a permanent water source or a marshy area around river systems. They are also very fond of rocky terrain in the Limpopo province, providing there is permanent water close by.

Still hunting and spot and stalk is the most popular methods of hunting

Waterbuck are hunted under land owners exemption permit and requires no special permits.

Suggested calibre: .30 or bigger

We hunt Waterbuck in: Limpopo, Mpumalanga

Waterbuck

Steenbok

Another member of the Tiny Ten collection Steenbok is a surprising fun little animals to hunt. After the Common Duiker they are the most common of the Tiny Ten, although they are a bit more habitat specific. Steenbok live in pairs and the rams are very territorial. They can be found in the open grass plains of Mpumalanga, the dry Mopane forests of the far north, and most famously, the Karoo semi dessert of the Northern Cape. We are  fortunate to offer Safaris for Steenbok in the Karoo where the best specimens have been taken over time.

Spot and Stalk are the most popular way of hunting Steebok

Steenbok are hunted under land owners exemption permit and requires no special permits.

Suggested calibre: 6 mm or bigger with a solid or core bonded bullet

We hunt Steenbok in: The Cape, Limpopo, Mpumulanga

Steenbok

Springbok

The Springbok is the national animal of South Africa. As herd animals they roam the open plains of the Karoo and the Free State. In years gone by the great Springbok migration was recorded as millions of these dainty animals moving across the plains in a migratory cycle. Some genetic variations resulted in different colour varieties. They are: Common Springbuck Black Springbuck White Springbuck Copper Springbok Then there is also the Kalahari Springbok, which is classified as a sub specie. We offer exciting Springbok hunts for all colour variants and they can all be hunted in one Safari. Springbok are hunted by the following methods: Spot and Stalk Still Hunting Driven hunts Springbok  are hunted under land owners exemption permit and requires no special permits. Suggested calibre: 6mm or bigger (good telescope with bipod advised) We hunt Springbok in: The Cape, Mpumalanga

Springbok

Red Hartebeest

Surely the oddest looking creature of all the antelope species, Red Hartebeest makes for a surprisingly challenging hunt and a beautiful addition to any trophy room. Red Hartebeest are herd animals that congregate in groups from 5-100. They occur naturally in the Highveld areas of South Africa, as well as the drier Bushveld areas of Limpopo. Red Hartebeest is famous for its fantastic venison! Hunting methods are spot and stalk Red Hartebeest are hunted under land owners exemption permit and requires no special permits. Suggested calibres: 7mm and up We hunt Red Hartbeest in: Limpopo, Mpumalanga and The Cape

Red Hartebeest

Oribi

This is the most expensive of the Tiny Ten to hunt, due to the Oribi’s critically endangered status in South Africa due to poaching. There are only two provinces in South Africa that we still get tags for Oribi and that is in Natal and the Eastern Cape. Our hunting area in the Eastern Cape, and the one in Natal, are both nature conservation success stories, and we are able to offer two hunters per year tags for this very special little antelope. Hunting method: Spot and Stalk Suggested calibre: 7 mm or bigger with solid or bonded core bullets We hunt Oribi in: The Cape and Natal

Oribi

Mountain Reedbuck

This smaller cousin of the Common Reedbuck is more widely distributed throughout Southern Africa, and provides a challenging mountain type hunt! Mountain Reedbuck are very territorial and a ram will typical have a harem of about 4-8 females.  Hours and hours of frustrating stalking over rocks will most of the time result in the hunter hearing the sharp alarm whistle of this majestic little animal. They do make a fantastic trophy! Mountain Reedbuck does not require a special permit and are hunted under landowners exemption permits. Hunting methods include spot and stalk and glazing. Suggested calibres: 7mm and up with solid or core bonded bullets We hunt Mountain Reedbuck in: Limpopo, Mpumalanga, The Cape

Mountain Reedbuck

Greater Kudu

The Iconic African Plains Game Trophy for sure! Every hunter visiting Africa wants a big Kudu bull, and rightly so. Also named the Grey Ghost, the difficulty in hunting these majestic animals must never be under estimated.  Kudu also have a rutting season, but are quite about it! No noise like the Impala. The big bulls join the cows form middle May to middle June! Two sub species can be found in South Africa. They are the Cape Kudu and the Greater Kudu. The Cape kudu is typical smaller and dark brown in colour, with shorter, thick horns. The Greater  Kudu have the longer majestic curling horns that might go over the magical 60” mark, with a metal grey body. Infinito Safaris is very well known throughout the hunting industry worldwide, to produce the biggest Greater Kudu bulls for their clients on a constant basis. This is due to the fact that our home town of Groblersdal, and the surrounding mountain ranges, support the best genetics and natural food source to stimulate the magnificent horn growth! Our clients can expect to go home with bulls over 52” in length. Hunting methods are spot and stalk and tracking, with a lot of glazing thrown in for good measure. Many clients have compared the way we hunt them with Elk hunting (bugling aside of course) Due to the high demand for Big bulls, trophy fees from 2014 onwards have sky rocketed. Be sure you book your big bull hunt early! Kudu are hunted under land owners exemption and requires no special permit. Suggested calibres: 7mm and up We hunt Cape Kudu in: The Cape We hunt Greater Kudu in: Limpopo and Mpumalanga

Greater Kudu

Klipspringer

As another member of the Tiny Ten, Klipspringers really provides the hunter with a challenging hunting experience. They are very small and have very keen eyesight. Typically a lot of hard mountain climbing and glazing is done before the right opportunity for the right ram is presented. They live in small family groups of 2-5 animals and can be spotted early mornings and late afternoons basking in the sun on rocky outcrops. They are widely distributed throughout the whole of Southern Africa. Method of hunting is spot and stalk BUT we also call them sometimes with a predator caller. Being very territorial the ram will come bouncing in over the rocks to over the hunter a quick shot! Klipspringer are hunted under land owners exemption and requires no special permit.   Suggested calibre: 7mm and up with solid or core bonded bullets. We hunt Klipspringer in: Limpopo, Mpumalanga, The Cape

Klipspringer

Southern Impala

Impala are by far the most hunted antelope in South Africa. As herd animals they are not easy to hunt at all, with many eyes and ears keeping a look out for potential danger. Impala is also one of the few species in South Africa that have a definite rutting season. There is nothing like the roaring rams waking you up in early May to middle June! Impala is a Bushveld species and Infinito is proud to offer Impala hunts in the Thabazimbi area where the biggest and best trophy quality can be found, naturally. Methods of hunting includes still hunting, spot and stalk and tracking. Impala  are hunted under land owners exemption and requires no special permit. Suggested calibres: 6mm and up We hunt Impala in: Limpopo, Mpumalanga and The Cape

Southern Impala

Grysbok

We have two species of Grysbok in South Africa, namely the Sharpes Grysbok and the Cape Grysbok. The Sharpes Grysbok is encountered in the northern, dry arid parts of South Africa, and the Cape Grysbok in the coastal areas of the Eastern and Western Cape. This specie is nearly totally nocturnal and reserved only for the serious trophy hunter. The main difference between the two is that length of the horns, with the Cape Grysbok having significantly longer horns than the Sharpes Grysbok. There is also a colouration difference with the Cape Grysbok being more red, and very clearly speckled with silver dots, and the Sharpes Grysbok being a little bit more fawn coloured. They both are part of the South African Tiny Ten.

Take note that a special permit is required for both these species.

Grysbok are hunted by still hunting and by chance when hunting other species

Suggested Calibres: .30 calibre and up with solid bullets

We hunt Sharpes Grysbok in: Limpopo

We hunt Cape Grysbok in : The Cape

Grysbok

Grey Rhebuck/Vaal Rhebuck

The Prince of the Mountains. Grey Rhebuck is endemic to South Africa and occur naturally on the higher mountain slopes of the Eastern Escarpment and the Western Cape.  As a high altitude species they are very challenging to hunt with exceptional eyesight.  Many a hunter have heard the coarse alarm whistle, only to see the long neck and bouncing grey furry body disappearing over the horizon. They never seem to stop when they start running! This dainty animal forms part of the South African tiny ten and makes for a very challenging hunt. The hunter should be able to climb mountains and take longs shots (300meters plus). It is great fun and coupled with the total free range environment they live in, makes for one of the best Plains Game hunts we offer! Take a special note that Infinito Safaris have been fortunate enough to secure the exclusive hunting rights to one of the top regions in South Africa to hunt this much sought after specie! Grey Rhebuck requires a special hunting permit Method of hunting is spot and stalking, glazing Suggested calibre: 6mm and up with a good scope on the rifle and a bipod. We hunt Grey Rhebuck in: The Cape

Grey Rhebuck/Vaal Rhebuck

Giraffe

One of the African Icons! I have been asked by many hunters what the purpose is for killing this magnificent beast. Ladies and Gentleman, which one of these animals that we hunt are not magnificent? Like all the other species, Giraffe makes up and important part of our hunting industry, and their numbers have to be controlled! And make no mistake, Giraffe are not as easy to hunt as you might think. You see that looooong neck? They spot hunters miles away and know when the game is afoot. Giraffe makes a fantastic addition to any trophy room, and we have great suggestions on how to mount them if space is limited in your trophy room. The meat of course also provide a lot of much needed protein to the local community! Spot and stalk hunting here is the preferred method of hunting Giraffe are hunted under land owners exemption and requires no special permit. Suggested calibres: .3ooWin mag and up We hunt Giraffe in: Limpopo and Mpumalanga

Giraffe

Gemsbok/Oryx

The King of the dunes! Gemsbok is an arid land species that are encountered in most of the drier areas of Southern Africa like the Northern Cape and the dry Bushveld areas of the Northern Limpopo. This strikingly beautiful animal are one of the most sought after trophies by first time Plains Game hunters. We are proud to offer a fantastic hunting experience for this specie by tracking them in a unique fashion. Gemsbok are notoriously dangerous when wounded and cornered and should be approached with great caution. The rapier like horns have killed more than one hunter in the past! We hunt Gemsbok by tracking them as well as spot and stalk Gemsbok are hunted under land owners exemption and requires no special permit. Suggested calibre: .7mm and up We hunt Gemsbok in: Limpopo and The Cape

Gemsbok/Oryx

Eland

In South Africa we encounter two sub species of the Eland family. They are the Cape Eland and the Livingstone Eland. The Cape Eland is widely distributed, naturally, from the Southern Cape to the Limpopo province. They thrive in a wide variety of habitats from the highest reaches of the Drakensberg mountains, the Kalahari desert in the Northern Cape to the thick Mopane forests of the Limpopo Valley. Livingstone Eland are found naturally in a narrow corridor between South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. They are more common in the Zimbabwe lowveldt and Mozambique. There is not a lot different between the two animals, in the Limpopo Valley corridor they have interbred to such an extent that it is difficult to differentiate between the two. The Livingston Eland have in general a much darker face than the Cape eland with very well defined vertical white stripes on the rump. We hunt Eland in the Bushveld by tracking them, and in the Highveld by spot and stalk. Eland are the biggest of the antelope species and a big bull can weigh in at 2000lbs! Cape Eland are hunted under land owners exemption and requires no special permit. Suggested calibres: .300 Win mag and up We hunt Eland in: Limpopo, Mpumalanga and The Cape

Eland

Common Reedbuck

This majestic animal was nearly hunted to extinction in the previous century, and therefore they are listed on the TOPS permit regulations. With a fawn coloured hide, white belly, very white tail and prominent black nose, the Common Reedbuck reminds the hunter a lot of the American White tail deer in looks. No antlers of course, but the sweeping forward horns; makes for an impressive trophy. As a very shy animal, they typically lie up in the open grass planes of the Highveld during the day, only to feed at dawn and dusk.  Common Reedbuck has one relative in South Africa, namely the Mountain Reedbuck. Although similar in appearance, the Common is about double the body size of a Mountain Reedbuck, and the habitat differs quite a bit. Common Reedbuck will be encountered more at the foot hills of the huge mountain ranges where Mountain Reedbuck (as the name indicates) will be found higher up.

Take note that Common Reedbuck requires a special TOPS hunting permit

Suggested calibres: 7mm and up (good scope recommended with a bipod to shoot from)

We hunt Common Reedbuck in: Mpumalanga, Natal

Common Reedbuck

Common Duiker/Grey Duiker

This species of the Duiker family is the most widely distributed throughout the whole of Africa. They are by far the species of antelope that have adapted the best to human encroachment on their habitat. The word “Duiker” comes from the Afrikaans word that can be translated as ”diver”. This is a direct reference to the habit of this little antelope “diving” into thick cover only to stand dead still and see if it got away or not. Duiker offer the hunter a very challenging hunt for a neat little animal. Being so widely distributed they are the most affordable of the Tiny Ten to collect. In The Cape the Common Duiker is a dark brown colour where they are a metal grey colour in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Common Duiker are hunted under land owners exemption and requires no special permit. Suggested calibre: 7mm and up with solid or core bonded bullets We hunt Common Duiker in: Limpopo, Mpumalanga and The Cape

Common Duiker/Grey Duiker

Cape Bushbuck

As sub-species of the Bushbuck family, a lot of people get confused with the many options the hunter have in collecting Bush Buck trophies. In South Africa we have two of the sub species to hunt namely the Limpopo Bushbuck and the Cape Bushbuck. Cape Bushbuck in general have a very dark, nearly black coat, with a very prominent white band (“tie”) under the chin. The horns are also typical shorter and thicker than the Limpopo Bushbuck. The name is not misleading, and this mysterious creature lurks in the thick coastal forests and scrub land of the Eastern and Western Cape, coming out only at dawn and dusk to feed.  As all members of this family the Cape Bushbuck is a strikingly beautiful animal and provides a challenging and exciting hunt! Limpopo Bushbuck in general are a more chocolate to cacao brown, with very prominent white stripes and spots on the rump. The horns are also typical thinner and longer than the Cape Bushbuck. Limpopo Bushbuck loves the riverine systems of the northern part of South Africa, as well as the small mountain ranges that makes up the northern escarpment. Groblersdal, where Infinito is based, currently holds the number one record for this species at an amazing 21 inches! Both Bushbuck are hunted under land owners exemption/permission and requires no special permit. Suggested calibres: .7mm and up We hunt Cape Bushbuck in: The Cape

Cape Bushbuck

Blue Wildebeest/Brindled Gnu

AKA The Poor Mans Buffalo. They are very tough to kill, know this before you go after them. Blue and Black Wildebeest are by far the animals most of our clients do not kill cleanly with one shot. Blue Wildebeest are typical a Bushveld species and great fun to hunt. As herd animals they congregate in groups of 5-50 animals, and sometimes much more. Everyone knows the scenes on television of the great herds of migrating Wildebeest on the Masai Mara. In Afica there are several sub species of wildebeest. In South Africa we hunt only the Blue Wildebeest. Blue Wildebeest are hunted under land owners exemption and requires no special permit. Method of hunting: Walk and Stalk, tracking Suggested calibre: .30 calibre and up Blue Wildebeest can be hunted in: Limpopo and Mpumalanga

Blue Wildebeest/Brindled Gnu

Blue Duiker

The dainty little gem of the coastal forests of South Africa is a member of the tiny ten and the smallest of the antelope in Southern Africa. We hunt for Blue Duiker in the dune forests of the Eastern Cape in huge conservancies that are unfenced. Typically we drive them with Jack Russels (they are about the same size!) and shoot them with shotguns. We have recently also developed a hunting method that ensures Bow Hunters a very good chance at this elusive and shy specie, by still hunting them over bait

Blue Duiker requires a special TOPS hunting permit in South Africa.

Suggested calibre: .30 calibre and up with solids. Shotgun with nr. 4 shot also works well.

Blue Duiker can be hunted in: The Cape

Blue Duiker

Blesbok

This iconic species of the Higveld is great fun to hunt. With fantastic beautiful colours these herd animals make quite a site moving over the open grass plains in groups of 10-200. Like all species of the open plains, Blesbok are gifted with exceptional eyesight, making a close shot nearly impossible. Blesbok can be hunted in Mpumalanga and The Cape where they naturally occur. Blesbok are hunted under land owners exemption and requires no special permit. Suggested calibres: 6,5mm, 7 mm, .30 calibre, and up!

Blesbok

Black Wildebeest

The Clown of the Highveld is a special animal. Family of the Blue Wildebeest, the Black roams the grassy plains of the Highveld. Black Wildebeest are herd animals and congregate in herds from 10-100+ animals. Very tough to bring down this animal offers the hunter the challenge of a stalk over open terrain and a very long shot! Black Wildebeest requires a special TOPS permit in South Africa to hunt, due to being nearly hunted to extinction in the seventies. Hunting methods: Spot and Stalk, Driven Calibre choice: .270Win,.308Win, 7mmRem, 30-06Spring, 300Win, 338Win. We hunt Black Wildebeest in : Mpumalanga, The Cape

Black Wildebeest