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
"Gracias a John X Safaris por hacernos disfrutar de nuestro. Primer safari en familia disfrutondo de un trato familiar. Y de unas preciosas fincas jonto a grandes profesionnces."~ Velasco Family '12 from Spain
This being my 4th visit to Africa to hunt game, the ppppp being Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Namibia, I was amazed at the country and the game. My visit to South Africa has been epic, with many friendships & memories made. This trip will be fondly remembered! Carl & his camp staff were superb, the food amazing, the lodges spectacular. My PH Greg Hayes amazed me each day with his game knowledge, hunting professionalism & patience. I will always consider him a friend!~ Paul Valentine '15 from
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
"You would think after four exciting hunts with John X, including one to Mozambique, there couldn't be any new experiences. Wrong! Our trip to the Umkomaas Valley, staying in canvas sided, thatch roofed huts, situated along a beautiful waterway was another. Despite a few days of rain putting a damper on hunting, the "big one" being elusive, Ed Wilson, our PH and the superb staff at camp made this hunt a very memorable one. Each of our experiences have been different but exciting - wetting our whistle in anticipation of our next trip with John X."~ John & Lynn Nowlin '13 from USA
"My Safari far exceeded my expectations!!! Rusty was awesome! I had the time of my life. I can think of many great moments, but sneaking up onto my Nyala and ending up with a Kudu was one of the most exciting moments in my life. The praise can go on, but in short - I will return!!! Staff was great, all the PH’S fun, they worked together for a great hunt and great times."~ Joe Kapaun '13 from
"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