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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 33 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.

Updates from the field ...

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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 monthly basis.

Hunting in Africa – A Collection of Short Stories

January 10, 2018

By Horizon Firearms Derrick Ratliff It was well before daylight when we woke up the morning of the Vaal Rhebok hunt — the earliest morning of all of our hunts. It was also very cold. We had an hour+ drive to reach the 22,000-acre, low-fenced free range area that boasted some of the highest mountain […]Continue Reading


I’d like to go on safari… BUT…

January 01, 2018

As one meanders through the maze that is an outdoor show today, and one researches the internet or the various social media platforms looking at the variety of options available to the hunter, you could be forgiven for feeling slightly overwhelmed. Let’s face it, the risk vs reward on what you spend and what you […]Continue Reading


2017 & Beyond – A celebration of you and your adventures…

December 18, 2017

If only you could see Africa this morning… The rains have come, the drought has broken and the summer has arrived. The world is looking fresher than ever before. The young have started dropping, the first sign that it’s time to reflect on the year that has been. If we look back at where we […]Continue Reading


Rocking on “Super Hunter” style…

December 07, 2017

There are very few hunters in this world as lucky as Glynn Underwood. Maybe there’s something to be said about being a nice guy attracting great luck? Or may it be the fact that going more often than most affords you more opportunities than others may experience? It is something we as a team have […]Continue Reading


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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

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

Min första resa till Sydafrika och det kunde inte blivit bättre. Fyra av fem planerade djur skjutna. Vi hade lite otur med vädret på sista dagen så grisen ville inte komma ut, men så är det. Greg som PH och Bless som hunter var ett magnifikt par plus deras två helt underbara hundar. Dessutom att ha med Göran som svensk jaktkompis överträffade allt. Tack John X för denna gång.

~ Leif Halvarsson '15 from

"I wanted to express my deep appreciation to you and your staff for making my first African Safari a HUGE success! Your staff, the accommodations, food and hunts were first class! My PH, Louwrens Lombard, was fantastic and I enjoyed our time together. His experience and skill allowed me to take the trophies I desired. This was my first trip to South Africa, it will not be my last and I will one day soon visit old friends at John X again."

~ Jay Pippin '14 from

"This was the hunt of a lifetime and something I will never forget. I have never been treated so nicely and had so much fun. The folks at John X Safaris are the most professional I have dealt with.
You are all the BEST!!!"

~ Kathy & Steve Straight '13 from

Great staff, beautiful properties and awesome guides! Thank you for an exceptional safari.

~ Jess Stout '15 from

"The opportunity to shoot in tough conditions was a perfect learning experience. Carl gave us the shooting and the trophies we were after. The Karoo was just like hunting the west, long shots in the wind were mandatory. The coast was like a different world. Chasing big animals in small clearings and big valleys made awesome TV! Thanks again I cannot wait to be back!"
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~ Aaron Davidson '14 from USA