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
Attempting to recount a South African safari experience can be a very difficult task. Telling stories and sharing photos can only begin to paint a picture of what one can expect to see when hunting plains game. Being my 2nd trip over to hunt with Carl and the John X crew, I wondered if the experience would be less exciting than my maiden voyage. I could not have been more wrong! Hunting from the mountains in the Karoo, to the dense forests on the coast, this trip could not have been scripted any better. The thrill of chasing a new trophy quality animal every day, the stories told around the dinner table each night, and the friendships made that will last a lifetime are just a few of the reasons that a person needs to visit South Africa once in his or her lifetime!~ Garrett Wall '15 from
"The total safari was all above any expectations! The staff and lodging was professional and very kind, always willing to please. The hunting was very good, conducted in a professional, safe, and fun environment. Our PH T-bone was the best!"~ Wade Fairchild '14 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
"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
""Good effort, especially considering some tough weather conditions. Very enjoyable hunts in nice habitat – good attention to detail of hunter preferences. We’ve had a good time!"~ Greg & Janice Mensik '13 from
"This was the hunt of a lifetime and something I will never forget. I have never been treated so nicely and had so much fun. The folks at John X Safaris are the most professional I have dealt with.
You are all the BEST!!!"