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
This trip exceeded all of my expectations! We will be back. Thank you for everything.~ Kevin Burlingame '15 from
"... John X Safaris is truly a great safari operation. I have nothing but good things to say. The accommodations, food, lodge staff and most of all the quality of game are second to none."~ Tony White '12 from USA
"Tres dias inolvidables de caza con unos magnificos cafadores profesionales, Greg y Jose, que dedicaron toda su sabiduria habilidad para couseguir. Tres trofeos extraordinarios, Nyala, Eland aud a warthog. La utancia maravipposa y la atencion exquisita. Mi deseo y vopver de nuevo
Gracias por haberme hecho feliz."
"I wanted to express my deep appreciation to you and your staff for making my first African Safari a HUGE success! Your staff, the accommodations, food and hunts were first class! My PH, Louwrens Lombard, was fantastic and I enjoyed our time together. His experience and skill allowed me to take the trophies I desired. This was my first trip to South Africa, it will not be my last and I will one day soon visit old friends at John X again."~ Jay Pippin '14 from
"What an adventure for my 12 year old son and myself. Our first safari was incredible. Many thanks to Carl, his staff, and our professional hunter, Stix. They worked patiently with my son and put him into perfect situations. We did not imagine that we would have such great success.
Thank you for the wonderful trophies and unforgettable experience."
"WOW! That’s all that comes to mind. An absolutely incredible hunt. I could not believe the abundance and diversity of game to hunt and observe. Every time I turned around Mike and Themba would point out a different animal or bird. I have no idea how Mike spots so many animals. Let alone
identify and judge trophy quality at 1000 yards! John X Safaris is a top notch operation and made me feel at home. The staff from one end to the other was accommodating. More importantly the smiles and laughs started at breakfast and lasted until the last man left the pub. What a great experience – Thanks!"