Hunting - South Africa
South Africa is one of the most exciting countries in the world to hunt. It offers a diverse combination of landscapes, vegetation, and wildlife, together making this country a unique hunting destination for the first time hunter to Africa.
The Malaria Free Eastern Cape offers the finest hunting in the country with over forty different species available to hunt. This is more than anywhere else in Africa.
We exclusively hunt on a wide range of terrain that spans vast semi-arid desert, dense coastal bush, mountains and open savannah. We have access to over 3 million acres of privately owned land and game reserves, including over 700,000 acres of free range areas, bearing forth the high standard in trophy quality.
With over forty different species available to our hunters, and many occurring in a variety of habitats, we have found the need to establish camps within selected areas. This often allows our hunters to enjoy more than one area on the same safari, while ensuring we achieve the very best in trophy quality.
Our Coastal Area is our base. Camp is situated a mere two hour drive from Port Elizabeth, making for comfortable arrival and departure days. Our Northern Area is situated in the Great Karoo, with camps ideally situated for mountain and plains hunting.
Our camps vary from comfortable safari-style homes to small and personal rustic camps in the north, with luxurious lodging on our family owned exclusive Game Reserve in the south. You can look forward to being spoiled, the African way, and enjoy some of the best local cooking South Africa has to offer.
While hunting South Africa you are not limited by hunting seasons, but we prefer our season runs from early March through late October. During these months the Eastern Cape boasts a moderate climate, making for comfortable hunting conditions. This combined with first class lodging and numerous tourist attractions, makes the East Cape a world class destination for the non-hunter on safari.
At John X Safaris we believe that each hunter has his/her own idea and dream of hunting Africa. It is for this reason that we offer our South African hunts on an exclusive daily rate basis, allowing each individual to tailor make their very own safari.
South Africa is a great destination for the first time hunter to Africa, but it offers so much more than that. For the second and third time hunter, it allows you time to hunt and explore the smallest of antelope in our forests, to our majestic plains and our breath taking mountains.
We invite to join us on the John X Safaris experience and be a part of the conservation success story that South Africa has achieved through hunters and their efforts.
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What People Are Saying
"Carl and Staff,
Thank you for the amazing African Safari. Your accommodations and meals are first class. I look forward to a return trip in the near future."
"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.
Thanks John X Safaris my 5th hunt with you. It's always a pleasure with the camaraderie. Fantastic hunting. Both at Glen Harry and on the coast. Fantastic food. We had the hunt of a lifetime.~ Bertil Friman '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
"A magnificent experience! Stix was an exceptional PH. Amazing diversity and the quality of game was second to none. Carl & John X Safaris provided me an experience of a lifetime!"~ Sam Cunningham '14 from
"I always wondered why the phrase “safari” was used when referring to a hunting excursion in Africa. After having spent 2 weeks with Carl and his crew in beautiful South Africa, I no longer wonder why. The words journey and expedition appear in the dictionary when referring to a safari, visiting South Africa was exactly that for me and our group. Sharing this safari with our group will be something that will never be forgotten. I’ll never forget the great friendships that were made on this trip, from Carl’s great PH’s to the four great friends that made room for me to tag along! A big thanks to Kregg, Pete, Chad, and Jen! The accommodation were first class, the hunting was an experience of a lifetime, and the memories made will last forever. Thanks Carl and Greg for all you did, I know I speak for the group when I say we can’t wait to do it again!"~ Garrett '13 from