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DAY TRIP OPTIONS

Observers and hunters alike will find there is plenty on offer in the surrounding regions of our hunting areas in the Eastern Cape. Have a look at a few listed activities and traveling times to give you a better understanding of what is available.

Please note:  Charges / Costs for any activities must be settled directly with that particular establishment or activity where applicable. A basic transfer fee of USD $200 will be levied per vehicle per day. This fee can be split between groups/individuals where applicable.

Coastal Region

All activities within 2 hours from camp.

  • Battlefield Tours
  • Golf at our very own Gary Player Design course in Alicedale or Fish River Sun
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Surf & Estuarine Fishing
  • Beach Horse rides
  • Big 5 Game Drives
  • Elephant Back Safaris
  • Grahamstown Church Tours
  • Pristine Beaches – Surfing at the world renowned Super Tubes in Jeffrey’s Bay
  • Health Spas & Massages
  • Shopping Trips to Port Elizabeth
  • Curio Stores and African market
  • Addo Elephant National Park
  • Restaurants

Northern Region

Traveling times to activities dependent on the camp you’re in.

  • San/Bushman Rock art and caves
  • San/Bushman Rock art experience with the famous Stephen Townley Basset - Pay him a visit at his studio up in the mountains.
  • Cape Mountain Zebra National Park
  • Karoo National Park and The Valley of Desolation
  • Museums
  • Township Cultural Tours & Restaurant
  • Restaurants

Most activities can be arranged upon your arrival, but we prefer hearing from you well before your hunt to ensure availability by booking.

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What People Are Saying

"Our 2014 reunion tour was much more than I dreamed of. The John X team members all went way above their positions to make me feel like family. From the quality of trophies harvested, the fantastic meals, and great accommodations to the camaraderie in the evenings, everything was perfect. A very special thank you to my PH, Stix, his patience and encouragement in helping me harvest extremely nice mature trophies will never be forgotten."

~ Dave Moser '14 from

I want to thank Carl and the entire staff (Greg, Bless, Joseph, & Aneri) for taking care of me during my stay with John X Safaris. This was truly a life/game changing trip that I will treasure forever. Look forward to seeing y'all again.

~ Chris Perdomo '15 from

"This was my first safari and it was more fun than what I had imagined. Every stalk and kill was better and better, I couldn't have asked for a better experience! Greg was a great PH, he taught me so much about everything from the plants, animals, hunting and South Africa's culture. I really enjoyed every part of my stay and am looking forward to visitng again. Thanks again, Robyn"

~ Robyn Nakroshis '12 from USA

"We have had such a great time! The experience of a lifetime! Our guide Ed was fantastic, we loved him. He and Chris got along so well. Carl has taken very good care of both of us this trip. The food and lodging was so great. We were able to stay at Tree Tops and the staff there was wonderful to us.
Thanks for everything, we had a wonderful vacation!"

~ Chris & Colette Ashcroft '14 from

"My man Rusty – he is awesome! The best!"

~ Peter Corrado '13 from

"What an incredible experience. John X Safaris far exceeded our expectations. We had a wonderful time. It was great to see so much diverse country and we were able to stay several days in three different locations. Everyone was so professional and courteous. You really go the extra mile in taking care of your clients. Our PH, Sean, was awesome, as was the whole staff. This is a trip we will never forget. We are already making plans for our next safari. Thank you!"

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