Our family welcomes you to Africa and hopes to share the wonders and vibrant spirit that this great continent has to offer. With just over 30 years experience in the safari industry you can rest assured you are in safe hands when booking a hunt with John X Safaris.
We pride ourselves on our high percentage of repeat clientele, a direct result of our dedicated team of professional hunters, trackers, skinners, camp staff and office personnel taking care of your every need.
This is more than a business for us ... it's a way of life and you are invited to become a part of our John X Safaris family.The team looks forward to meeting your every expectation, whether it is your first trip to Africa, a hunt for the big five or the choice of forty different plains game species, we are here to ensure that you experience the safari of a lifetime.
The van Zyl Family
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What People Are Saying
"Hemos pasado, mi hiso y yo, unas dias expepcionales. La caza, en especial en lasierra, muy interesante. Carl ha resultado ser un guia fantastico y ha conseguide que mi hiso Inigo tenga un recuerdo imborrable de su primera vez en Africa."~ Ignacio & Inigo Ruiz-Gallardon '12 from Spain
"Had a Great Time! Hope to return soon"~ Tom Lincoln '14 from
"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!"
"South Africa beautiful and awesome. It's people friendly and welcoming. John X Safaris owners and team demonstrate the very essence of SA. South Africa - it's not an adventure, but an "ADDICTION". We are already planning our next trip. The hard decision is what animals to harvest, easy decision the outfitter. Carl & Trish, Greg, Bless, and the entire staff made our trip unbelievable.
PH, Greg Hayes, put Jim on game that every hunter hopes to see and harvest. Experiencing a Kudu stalk from 800 meters away, resulting in a trophy of a life time was a certain highlight! Unbelievable Nyala taken within 34 yards - another great harvest. Watching Bless and Jock tracking game through the thick brush was indescribable. Bushbuck, Impala, Blesbuck, Springbuck and Warthog finished of one memorable hunter's experience."
"From the moment we stepped off the plane our experience with John X Safaris was nothing short of the most fun we’ve ever had. Everything, including the accommodations, service, hunting, culture, food, and property, was so much better than we could have ever imagined that it’s difficult for us to put our experience in to words. What Carl and his lovely wife are offering in South Africa is truly incredible. Thank you Carl and Trish for treating Paige and I to a safari we will remember forever!"~ Phil & Paige Nelsen from
My First African Safari and I took a 51” Kudu followed by a 44” Sable, 22” and 20” Impalas, 37” Gemsbuck, impressive Blue and Black Wildebeest, 30+” Waterbuck, and a beautiful Nyala. Can life get any better? Yes it can, as the staff, accommodations, food, and hunting properties, are all second to none!
Thank you Greg and John X Safaris for making my safari experience a memory of a lifetime!~ Scott '13 from