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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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Craig Boddington chose to endorse John X Safaris and recognize us as one of the top outfits in the world.
Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitter

What People Are Saying

"In 2001 I went on a once in a lifetime trip with John X Safaris. In 2011 I completed my 6th trip with John X. Obviously I am a believer in the quality of the entire John X experience from the first class accommodations, to the outstanding food, exceptional service and even more importantly - to the quality hunting areas that produce the exceptional trophies I've come to expect. Trip number seven is being planned for 2012 - I simply can't get enough!"

~ Brett Nelson '12 from USA

"We had an absolutely fabulous time. Everyone was very nice and friendly. When we come back to South Africa this will definitely be our destination."

~ The Arts '12 from USA

"So much more than what we expecting! Over the top service with a great team! Thanks again Carl and team!"

~ Kelly & Suzanne Edwards '14 from

"Tres dias inolvidables de caza con unos magnificos cafadores profesionales, Greg y Jose, que dedicaron toda su sabiduria habilidad para couseguir. Tres trofeos extraordinarios, Nyala, Eland aud a warthog. La utancia maravipposa y la atencion exquisita. Mi deseo y vopver de nuevo
Gracias por haberme hecho feliz."

~ Fernando Castresana '14 from Spain

Had the most unbelievable Vaal Rhebuck hunting adventure, Stix and the crew worked beyond what can be expected to find, stock and harvest this quality animal. I will always have this hunt in my memory as I do not think it can be easily equaled again, except by Stix, Carl and the crew from John X Safaris. I consider everyone at John X Safaris quality individuals and my friends. Hopefully I will be able to join them in the future again.

~ Mark Swanberg '15 from

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