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TOUR OPTIONS

What to Expect on Tour

John X Safaris allows you to sit back and enjoy a worry-free vacation, while ensuring every detail is covered. At John X Safaris we make it our personal interest in guaranteeing a fun adventurous tour for the entire family. All aspects of traveling are covered, from vineyard tours to eating out at some of the best restaurants South Africa has to offer. Take part in the many available activities such as shark cage diving, paragliding, scenic hikes, whale watching, relaxed coastal walks, sunset cocktails, massages and treatments, educational culture trips to must see spectacles, luxury shopping, and pure relaxation to mention a few. With our personalized touches and knowledgeable guides, we pride ourselves on your absolute enjoyment 24 hours a day.

The world famous Garden Route, running from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, or vice versa, is our choice route for tours. Choose from either our tailor made 7 or 4 day Garden Route options, ensuring you experience the best on offer.

7 Day Garden Route Tour

This tour is perfect for a family vacation, either pre or post hunt with John X Safaris. Seven days are more than enough to cater to every individual’s needs within the group, ensuring each one experiences what they wish to on their tour.

The starting and finishing points for the 7 day Garden Route tour will be at John X Safaris base camp and either Port Elizabeth/Cape Town airports, or vice versa.

4 Day Garden Route Tour

Our 4 day/3 night tour from John X Safaris to Plettenberg Bay/Knysna and back to John X Safaris is one often taken by observers wishing to break away from hunting for a few days. These tours combine very well with groups on safaris where hunters will be traveling to our Northern areas for a few days of their safari.

Below are examples of the more popular activities available along the Garden Route and can be included in any of the above or similar tours. Activities are listed in order of location from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town and surrounding areas. Refer to map for locations.

  • Tsitsikamma - Treetop or Waterfall Zip line
  • Bloukrans - Worlds HIGHEST Bungy Jump
  • Plettenberg Bay - Monkey Land, Birds of Eden, Whale Watching, Skydiving, Horseback Safari, Shopping & Restaurants
  • Knysna - Walk with Elephants, Elephant Back Safari, Oyster & Champagne Sunset Cruise, John Benn Lagoon Cruise, Knysna Heads Explorer Sunset Cruise, Featherbed Nature Reserve Lunch & Cruise , Shopping & Restaurants
  • Wilderness - Paragliding, Abseiling, Shopping & Restaurants
  • Oudtshoorn - Skydive, Cango Caves, Cango Wildlife Ranch, Cheetah Encounter, Croc Cage Diving, Shopping & Restaurants
  • Hermanus - Whale Watching, Shopping & Restaurants
  • Winelands - Wine Tasting & Vineyard Experience, Shopping & Restaurants
  • Cape Town - Cape Point, Robben Island and Mandela Tour, Table Mountain, Air Jaws/Great White Cage Diving, City Tours, Shopping & Restaurants

The above two tour options and activities are our most popular, but certainly not our only. Contact Trish directly for further options and current rates. We’d be glad to tailor make any tour and package a quote catering to your specific vacation needs.

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What People Are Saying

"... The Lalibela camp is a fascinating place and the staff is extremely efficient and professional, very willing to please."

~ Petter & Hagen Einang '12 from

"Now that I am home I just wanted to send you a quick note of thanks. I can't begin to tell you what a great time I had. I now fully understand the magic quality and allure of Africa and why so many people make return trips. This was the trip of a lifetime. Everything down to the smallest detail was amazing. The professionalism of the entire staff was unlike anything I have ever experienced. Thanks!"

~ Tim Tyner '12 from USA

"Thanks for a fantastic safari. Everything was first rate from the gun permit services at arrival, the hotel in Port Elizabeth, the accommodations, meals, hunting, trophy care, through to departure."

~ Paul Brisso '12 from USA

"We have hunted with John X Safaris and Zambeze Delta Safaris many times before and will be back.
Carl has a love for hunting and a guiding ability above most - As a result our experience hunting with him is way above the standard African experience. Accommodations are the best and trophies are very good. Thanks for a great experience! See you all next year!"

~ Mike, Sylvia, John, Matthew, Zack and Alan '13 from

"Juan did an excellent job as PH and Steven worked hard as tracker and skinner. Top quality accommodations, friendly atmosphere and Willem was a great host. John X showed me again that they are a 1st class operation. Many thanks to Carl, Gary and all the staff for a job well done!"

~ Jim Haselberger '12 from USA

"John X Safaris not only produces South Africa's top trophies, Carl and his expert team are masters at creating a total safari experience that will be remembered for a lifetime. Each of our four John X safaris has been a uniquely different experience. Carl is both our trusted PH and best friend. Now that he is introduced us to the Tiny 10, we will be back for another incredible safari with John X Safaris."

~ Chris & Martie Petersen '12 from USA