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
"A wonderful experience! John X and our PH Gary treated us beyond our expectations. We will definitely be back."~ Richard & Luther Dietrich '12 from USA
"Carl--Mozambique! What a magnificent place to share with you. Heat, bugs, smoke from grass burning to renew the cycle of life-sustaining new growth. Native huts and gardens with people living much as they did 200-300 years ago. But the same John X, dedication to a great hunting experience and the same quality trophies that I found with you in South Africa. It was truly an experience I will remember for the rest of my life.
First time for me in South Africa. I had a great time and everyone was professional. Everything was perfect, the food, the hunt and all the staff. I will be back.~ Bo Friman '15 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
"I don't know where to begin. Rusty and John X Safaris are a class above anyone else. I grew up as a ranch kid dreaming of Africa. I never thought I could have the experiences and such that I did. Rusty was a PH after my own heart. He had the desire and drive as I did. Nothing but beautiful old mature males were taken. I experienced a lifetime of memories in seven days. It's been said that 'the only man to envy is he who has not experienced his first African Safari'. I know now that is true. Thank you to Carl and John X Safaris, as well as my man Rusty for a dream realized.
I will be back again in 2016 or 2017...."
"Had a wonderful time with Rusty. The experience of a lifetime. Thank you so much for the wonderful memories. I will always remember my time in South Africa. The entire group is totally an A+ TEAM."~ Tom Ingstad '13 from