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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May 16, 2017
Having started our season up in Cameroon during mid-February, we finally got going down south in the latter half of April. While it was somewhat later than usual, the building and renovating of our new camp at Woodlands had been our focus and priority up until that point. The original colonial homestead on the property was first completed […]Continue Reading
April 23, 2017
There’s something profoundly exciting for even the most seasoned of African travelers when staring down at ones boarding pass for the day….Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg… A short lay over and then onto Libreville, Gabon, and finally onto Douala, Cameroon. For Jeff Edland and Luther Dietrich, my friends from North Dakota, in the United States, it […]Continue Reading
April 04, 2017
By Professional Hunter, Ross “Stix” Hoole As you look towards your next safari you may not be giving much thought to the Pygmy Antelope of Africa. There is a definite attraction to hunting these often lesser known species. Those whom have started their Tiny 10 collection will vouch for the addiction that arises once you’ve been […]Continue Reading
March 24, 2017
“As the truck veered slightly to the left, with the edge of the road mere yards away from the hidden drop off and the forested valley below, we weren’t in the mood for the usual mutter and jokes that had accompanied our previous two safaris together.” As the Professional Hunter I was frustrated. I had […]Continue Reading
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Quality Assured Taxidermy
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Got The Shot Productions
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
"The total safari was all above any expectations! The staff and lodging was professional and very kind, always willing to please. The hunting was very good, conducted in a professional, safe, and fun environment. Our PH T-bone was the best!"~ Wade Fairchild '14 from
"I loved the beach and feeling like a part of the family with the Van Zyl's."
Kasey (age 10 at the time)
Thank you to Carl and the entire staff at John X Safaris. The accommodations and overall experience in the camps were exceptional. A special thanks to my friend and PH Rusty. The trophy quality and fun we had hunting together in the coastal areas and the Karoo was second to none.
Thanks for a truly unforgettable safari. See you in the future.
"We were here 2 years ago and had so much fun we wanted to come back with friends. This time there were six of us. The hunting was great and the hospitality was even better than I remember. When you come on a John X Safari you are treated like royalty. Thanks again."~ Larry & Rita Heim '13 from
"John X did it again! I never would have guessed my 2nd safari with John X would be able to be better
than my first. Carl did everything he could to make each hunting experience world-class. I cannot thank Carl and the staff enough. I am bringing my son on his first safari next June. Hopefully time will fly by! Until we meet again …"
The hunting was superb and the trophies excellent. Greg and Bless are the best team I have hunted with and I have hunted for over 60 years. The food and accommodations at John X Safaris were 5 star. Hope to return. Many thanks for a super great hunt.~ Buddy Schiro '15 from