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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 ...

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 monthly basis.

Hunting for Wildlife, Communities and Conservation….

August 09, 2018

“A single day in Africa compares to the experience of an entire year anywhere else on the planet when it comes to long-range hunting.” I’m no expert on the subject of long-range rifles, for that I have my good friends, Aaron Davidson and Garrett Wall from Gunwerks to fall back on, but I can tell […]Continue Reading


High card…Low Card…Cinco de Mayo in Africa

July 19, 2018

Right at the start of May, just as the first Kudu bulls began sniffing that familiar scent of the rut in the air and the professional hunters started reaching for their winter longs, we welcomed Mark Beynon and a group of hunters from Utah and New Jersey. Mark from the outset was no stranger to […]Continue Reading


The adventure that required a decade of planning … Part 3

July 05, 2018

Part 3 Chris’ Story – Journey of a safari addict writing a new chapter This is the last of the series of blogs by the “Three Amigos”.  It is my story about my journey on my safaris, about friendship and returning to Africa to write a much-needed new chapter of my journey in life.  And […]Continue Reading


The adventure that required a decade of planning … Part 2

June 25, 2018

Part 2 Randy’s Story – The great lechwe and unexpected adventures This is the second in the series by The Three Amigos.  As organizer of the great buffalo adventure, I started by recruiting Randy.  I met Randy by virtue of his marriage to Cherie, who is my wife’s niece.  Randy uses the term that we […]Continue Reading


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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

"My fourth hunt with John X Safaris and they just keep getting better. I just don’t know how they keep doing it….. Thanks again my friend!"

~ Jeff Edland '13 from USA

"Sebastian and I had a lot of fun. Here’s to next adventure!!"

~ Graham Turner '14 from

Many thanks to Carl from John X Safaris for his awesome hospitality and genuine friendship! Dominic and I would also like to thank our awesome PH, Rusty and Martin for their exceptional service and keen eyes. Finally thanks to Aaron and Garrett from Gunwerks for inviting us and providing such exceptional guns. Thanks Boyz!

~ Peter Corrado '15 from

" ... Awesome experience! Got a once in a lifetime chance at Lynx and Bushpig, trophy animals everywhere. Wonderful accommodations, we never waited for anything. Gary did a great job and was very patient. We could not have asked for a better honeymoon. Thanks for everything. We will be back!"

~ Dusty & Candace Phillips '12 from USA

"Thank you again for a wonderful experience. Botswana was spectacular, Linda and Clive were wonderful hosts and their staff was professional and very helpful. John and Thomas had a great time hunting and I thoroughly enjoyed taking pictures - our driver even showed me how to pick truffles! Every day we saw noteworthy animals and the guys got the trophies they were after. As Thomas' first time on safari I do believe he had a wonderful experience and will be back again. As for us, this was our 7th trip with John X and surely will not be our last. John and I made the side trip to Victoria Falls, including a helicopter ride over the falls - breath taking.
Thanks again, and until next time!"

~ Lynn & John Nowlin '14 from

This trip exceeded all of my expectations! We will be back. Thank you for everything.

~ Kevin Burlingame '15 from