Price for Warthog hunting in South Africa - Hunters with a trophy Warthog boar.

Hunting in South Africa has become increasingly popular among adventurous enthusiasts. If you are considering embarking on a Warthog hunting expedition, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the associated costs. We take a look at the various factors that influence the price for a hunt in South Africa for Warthog , including accommodation, animal fees, and additional expenses.

Warthog are large African pigs that have a prominent set of warts on either side of their face and found in the grasslands and bushveld of Southern Africa. The family groups called sounders live in old Aardvark burrows and the female Warthog will produce 2 -4 piglets at a time. Warthogs enjoy a good wallow in the mud to help protect them from parasites.

What is the price to Hunt Warthog in South Africa?

The price in South Africa for Warthog or the trophy fee is: $ 650.

This is the fee for the animal. To this you still need to add the day fees to reach the final price for this hunt.

These opportunities are available for Rifle and Bow hunting

Prices are valid for the 2023 and 2024 hunting season. Contact us for any additional information.

Day Fees for Trophy Warthog Hunting Safari? 

If you hunt 2 X 1 in other words you share the hunting opportunities with a friend – wife – son the price is $ 350 per day for each hunter.

If you hunt 1 X 1 in other words you have the services of a guide to yourself and do not share the animals and opportunities with anyone else the price is $ 450 per day.

2 X 1 @ $ 350 per person per day or 1 X 1 @ $ 450 per person per day.

So the final inclusive price for the trip will be number of days x the day fee plus the animal fee.

7 hunting days X $ 350 = $ 2 450 + Trophy fee $ 650 for a Total Cost of $ 3 100.

What is included in the day fees?

Daily Rates for an African Hunting Safari Include

  • Professional guides Fees
  • Licenses
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Soft drinks
  • limited Beer and Wine
  • Field preparation of your animals
  • Road transportation from OR Tambo International Airport

For more information take a look at the price list.

What is not included in the day fee?

Hunting Package Day Rate Excludes

  • Air fare or flight
  • Taxidermist charges
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • VAT on day fees at 15%
  • Insurance
  • CITIES Permits
  • Rifle hire

What is the cost a South African hunting Package that includes a Warthog?

The price of a hunting Package that includes a Warthog is: $ 3 100.

This package hunt includes 7 days of hunting, 1 plains game Animal – Warthog boar. It also includes Accommodation, meals and soft drinks, the services of a licensed professional hunter, all permits and licenses, the skinning and field preparation of your animals and road transportation to and from Johannesburg International airport.

Please note: This price is for hunting 2 X 1. If hunting 1 X 1 the cost is $ 3 800. Hunters should consider adding Sable and Blue Wildebeest to this African hunt.

To embark on an unforgettable Africa hunting adventure, it’s crucial to select the right package. Several factors influence the cost, including the duration of the trip, the number of animals included, and the quality of accommodations. Generally, packages range from basic options to luxurious experiences, catering to different preferences and budgets.

The best Warthog hunting area is in South Africa’s Limpopo province and Eastern Cape where these animals are abundant. These animals are known for spending most of their time in dense bush near water, there is no hunting season restriction on these animals. Warthog make a great trophy and may be hunted year round in South Africa. Consider an African safari that includes plains game hunting for the other spiral horn antelope such as Eland, Kudu, Impala and Nyala. You might also think about including a dangerous game trip for Cape Buffalo hunts. You will have the choice of spot and stalk or bow hunters can choose still hunting from a blind over waterholes.

Accommodation Options

When planning a Warthog trip, one of the significant aspects to consider is accommodation. South Africa offers a wide range of lodging options to cater to different preferences and budgets. These can vary from luxurious private concessions to more affordable lodges.

Private Hunting Concessions

These exclusive establishments provide exquisite accommodation and typically offer a high-quality hunting experience. Costs can range from $350 to $600 per person, per night, depending on the level of luxury and amenities offered. However, this price may include additional activities such as game drives and gourmet meals.

Hunting Lodges

If you are seeking a more budget-friendly option, lodges are a great choice. These lodges are often situated on or near the hunting grounds, making them convenient for hunters. Prices can range from $350 to $500 per person, per night, depending on the facilities and services provided.

Trophy Fees

These fees are an integral part of Warthog trophy hunting. These fees are charged in addition to the accommodation costs and cover the harvesting of the animal. Warthogs are one of the most affordable animals to hunt. The pricing structure for fees can vary depending on the size and quality of the Warthog hunted.

Trophy Size

Fees are often determined based on the size of the Warthog’s tusks. These fees can range from $650 to $1,500, with larger teeth commanding higher prices. It is important to note that fees are subject to change and can be influenced by factors such as supply and demand.


The trophy quality of the Warthog’s tusks is another determining factor for animal cost. African Warthogs with longer, thicker, and more symmetrical tusks generally have higher fees. Hunters should discuss the pricing structure with their chosen hunting outfitter to ensure transparency and clarity.

Hunting Methods and Shot Placement

Warthogs can be hunted with a rifle or you could bow hunt Warthog. A suitable caliber for hunting Warthog would be one of the .30 calibers with premium quality bullets. Big boars are tough animals so pay attention to shot placement, come up one third of the way from the brisket and place the shot on the front leg for a good heart lung shot. If the animal is quartering away aim for the shot to exit on the opposite shoulder. This advice hold true for all big game hunting.

Additional Expenses

In addition to accommodation and animal fees, there are other expenses to consider when planning a Warthog hunting trip. These expenses can include transportation, meals, and additional activities.


Depending on your location and the lodge or concession you choose, transportation costs can vary. It is essential to factor in expenses such as flights, airport transfers, and transportation to the hunting grounds. These costs can range from a few hundred dollars to over a thousand dollars, depending on your starting point and the distance traveled.

Additional Activities

Many hunting outfitters offer additional activities such as trips to Game reserves and photographic safaris. These activities may incur additional costs, ranging from $1500 to $4000 per person, depending on the nature and duration of the activity.


Embarking on a Warthog hunting adventure in South Africa can be an exhilarating experience for outdoor enthusiasts. When estimating the total cost, it is vital to consider accommodation options and additional expenses such as transportation and meals. Prices can vary significantly depending on your preferences, level of luxury, and the size and quality of the Warthog hunted. Careful planning and thorough research will ensure an unforgettable African hunting Safari in the beautiful landscapes of Southern Africa. 

FAQ’s Frequently Asked Questions

What are the accommodation options for a Warthog trip?

Private concessions: These exclusive establishments offer luxurious accommodation and a high-quality hunting experience. Prices range from $350 to $600 per person, per night, depending on the level of luxury and amenities.
Hunting Lodges: These more budget-friendly options are situated on or near the hunting grounds. Prices range from $350 to $500 per person, per night, depending on facilities and services provided.

How are animal fees determined for Warthog?

Size: Animal fees are based on the size of the Warthog’s tusks, ranging from $650 to $1,500. Larger teeth command higher prices.
Quality: The quality of the teeth, including length, thickness, and symmetry, also affects fees. Hunters should discuss pricing with their chosen outfitter.

Are Animal fees subject to change for Warthog?

Yes, animal fees can vary and are influenced by factors such as supply and demand. It is important to stay informed and discuss the pricing structure with your outfitter.

What other expenses should be considered for a Warthog trip?

In addition to accommodation and animal fees, hunters should consider other expenses such as transportation, hunting permits, rifle rentals, and taxidermy services. These costs can vary depending on individual preferences and arrangements.

Adrian Anderson has been a Licensed Professional Hunter and Hunting Outfitter for 32 years

Adrian Anderson first obtained his Professional Hunters license in 1991. He is a Big Five and Dangerous Game licensed Professional Hunter and Hunting Outfitter. He has a tremendous love for wildlife and the African bush and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the hunting clients that he guides. Guiding hunters in Africa’s wild places is a passion and seeing them succeed with their goals brings satisfaction. With knowledge of the Safari industry built up over 32 years he is well qualified to give guidance to his hunting clients.