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WELCOME

Welcome to John X Safaris. We’re a second generation Safari Outfit located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. We specialize in Plains Game and Dangerous Game Hunting with an emphasis on quality.

With over 30 years experience in the safari industry, we’d like to invite you along for an overview of our unique operation and look forward to taking you on a journey to our various concessions, accommodations and facilities.

John X Safaris welcomes all hunters, no matter what your age, physical condition or hunting capabilities.

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Do you sit wondering – dreaming – living your African safari on a daily basis? Do you find yourself addicted to African hunting?

If so – Don’t be left behind and join our John X Blog! Subscribe today and be a part of The Safari World of John X Safaris. Our blog acts as a scale for you to judge us on - with news, reviews and hunts on the go, covering all the action from the field on a weekly basis.

Africa through the eyes of a 10 year old…

May 12, 2016

There is always something special about guiding a youngster on his very first safari to Africa. The blank canvas so eagerly absorbing every detail thrown at it. The overload on the senses, trailing your every move, keenly taking on valuable lessons while shaping a life passion. With this too, comes a great responsibility as guide […]Continue Reading


An Unexpected Cape Buffalo

May 06, 2016

During the month of April we hosted the father/son combination of Jon and Ridge who joined Professional Hunter Ross Hoole on their first hunt to Africa. Jon and his family had been on vacation to the Kruger National Park before heading to Cape Town to enjoy the cape and its magnificent surroundings. From Cape Town […]Continue Reading


An open letter to the anti-trade activists – Where to now with our Rhinos?

April 26, 2016

It’s Friday morning in South Africa – I’m home for a change – a rare privilege at this time of year. The last group of hunters left a couple of days ago and we won’t be heading off on safari for a couple more weeks. With a steaming cup of coffee I see Kelly in […]Continue Reading


Early season Vaal Rhebuck success….

April 22, 2016

When looking up the word ADDICTION in the Old Cambridge Dictionary one will find the following description. Addiction – A person who cannot stop doing or using something. The repetition of a behavior typically characterized by immediate gratification. Looking at the description one could relate Vaal Rhebuck hunting very much to the “cannot stop doing” part, then the “using something” […]Continue Reading


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Craig Boddington chose to endorse John X Safaris and recognize us as one of the top outfits in the world.
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Got The Shot Productions

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Got The Shot Productions captures your African safari with professionalism and pride. The camaraderie of camp life, the sight of your very first Lion, the joys, the hardships, those long stalks and the thrill of the hunt are all memorialized in HD to take home and share with your family and friends.

What People Are Saying

"Gracias por unos dias fantasticos en compania de todos ustedes que lo hacen posible. Siempre los tendre en mi memoria por la buena caza que ustedes proporcionan muchas gracias por todo."

~ Manuel Revenga Garcia '12 from Spain

"Gracias a John X Safaris por hacernos disfrutar de nuestro. Primer safari en familia disfrutondo de un trato familiar. Y de unas preciosas fincas jonto a grandes profesionnces."

~ Velasco Family '12 from Spain

This was my first African experience and Carl and John X Safaris definitely did not disappoint. The quality of the hunt and the trophies were no less than phenomenal. I had to work for every animal and that made the hunt more worth it and enjoyable. This will definitely not be my last hunt with John X Safaris and Carl, as I already know what is on my list for the next hunt.

~ Justin Travis '15 from

"Had a Great Time! Hope to return soon"

~ Tom Lincoln '14 from

"I had a great hunt with outstanding accommodations. I took great trophies in both the coastal and Karoo areas. My PH, Mike Currie, did a great job locating and judging the animal. His stalking skills go unmatched. I will have lots of memories of this hunt."

~ Dwight Moser '14 from

"Juan did an excellent job as PH and Steven worked hard as tracker and skinner. Top quality accommodations, friendly atmosphere and Willem was a great host. John X showed me again that they are a 1st class operation. Many thanks to Carl, Gary and all the staff for a job well done!"

~ Jim Haselberger '12 from USA