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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

"... 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

"Our 1st Trip to John X Safaris and it will not be our last!"

~ Randal Spence & Emily Belue '13 from

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

"Some experiences impact you for the rest of your life. This father and son safari was definitely one of them. The bonding we had is irreplaceable. We each had our sights set on various species and the trophies we’re taking home have surpassed our wildest dreams. "Crums Man" you will not find a better PH/Tracker combo than Greg and Bless - They made everyday a new adventure with new friends. Thanks to everyone at John X Safaris for making this dream come true."

~ D. & J. Tomcheck '14 from

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

~ Petter & Hagen Einang '12 from

"If you have already been on a safari, you have come to know that it is more than the hunt … much more! On our sixth safari, we had the good fortune to share John X Safaris with our two best friends who were on their first safari. And what a safari experience it turned out to be. Everything from riding
elephants, to fishing, to hunting waterfowl. The highlight of our experience was being able to take a magnificent Blue Duiker from a ground blind. John X Safaris slogan is “Going the Distance” … and they never cease to amaze us … creating a safari experience that is unmatched anywhere."

~ Chris & Marie Petersen '13 from USA