Traveling & Visa Requirements
South Africa is one of the most stable countries in Africa and its first world infrastructure of roads and scheduled flights make getting around a pleasure. Your main entry into South Africa will be at our international airports in Johannesburg and Cape Town. From either airport, you can catch connecting flights to your final destination; your final flight destination will depend upon the area in which your safari is set to start.
When booking your safari, it is essential that you arrive one day prior to your first hunting day and leave the day after your last hunting day. Please check that your travel schedule indicates this.
Passports are required for travel to South Africa. Please note that for the most part no Visas are required. American and European Union passports are sufficient for entries into South Africa.
Please Note: If you are going on safari into any of the other Southern African countries with John X Safaris, Visas may be required for those countries. Please double check with your local Embassy about Visas well before your safari. Always keep in mind most Visa payments if any will always be charges in USD$ cash.
For all Children/Minor/s Under the Age of 18
There are new requirements, being introduced by the South African Department of Home Affairs, for additional documentation needed by persons under the age of 18 years for travel to and from South Africa as of 1 June 2015.
All under 18 travelers must travel with a full birth certificate with the child's full name as printed on the passport and both parents details need to be displayed on the certificate, passports of both parents and also a valid visa if required.
In case of one parent traveling with a child, he or she must produce an unabridged certificate and an affidavit from the other parent registered as a parent on the birth certificate of the child authorizing him or her to enter into or depart the Republic of South Africa with the child he or she is traveling with, a court order granting full parental responsibility to the parent traveling, with certified copies of both parents passport and a 24 hour telephone number.
Please be aware that all travelers under the age of 18 years and not in possession of the required documentation will not be allowed to travel to and from South Africa. For further comprehensive information on these new Immigration Laws follow this link.
While we at John X Safaris, and 90% of South Africans appose this decision by border control, it is however here to stay for the immediate future. The various organizations, including PHASA (Professional Hunters Association of SA), are in continues discussions with the minister as to try to reverse this decision and law. We ask of you to bear with us as of this stage - We are doing everything possible as to ensure this ruling is reversed and that travelers can once again travel to South Africa with absolute ease and zero hassle.
We hope that you will understand our situation and continue on your plans of joining us on safari with your child/ren under the age of 18.
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What People Are Saying
Min första resa till Sydafrika och det kunde inte blivit bättre. Fyra av fem planerade djur skjutna. Vi hade lite otur med vädret på sista dagen så grisen ville inte komma ut, men så är det. Greg som PH och Bless som hunter var ett magnifikt par plus deras två helt underbara hundar. Dessutom att ha med Göran som svensk jaktkompis överträffade allt. Tack John X för denna gång.~ Leif Halvarsson '15 from
"On my 3rd hunt to John X Safaris - we hunted Klipspringer, East Cape Kudu and Cape Eland, Expedition Safari will now have 2 new episodes featuring Carl and Gary in their famous John X East Cape concessions. Thanks to Carl, Gary, and the entire staff, field crew and the vision of the John X Tteam - Mike Rogers, SCI Expedition Safari"~ Mike Rogers - SCI '12 from USA
"John X Safaris you did it again! When preparing for your 2nd safari you wonder if it will ever be able to top your 1st - but it can! Every experience was new, unique and a lot of fun! The smiles were many and the memory banks are full! The accommodations were as per usual second to none. The people are the best and we now have an extended family in South Africa. Glen Harry is the hunter’s paradise and the challenge it poses is a must for the experienced
hunter. Thanks again friends for all the fun and memories. Until we meet again!"
Three generations of hunters, who had their 1st safari and 1st kill with John X Safaris.~ Paul Adams Jr. '15 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
"Os doy mi mas sincero agradecimiento Por estos dias tan inolvidables para Nosotros, este safari ha sido como un sueño Hecho realidad, aqui he cazado, he sentido, He disfrutado, me he reido y he tocado elcIelo con las manos. Sois maravillosos, con Una atencion abrumadora, espero que Hayais disfrutado como nosotros hemos Disfrutado con vosotros, espero que Regreseis pronto.
Muchas muchas gracias" Abrazos para todos de juani y mariano