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 total safari was all above any expectations! The staff and lodging was professional and very kind, always willing to please. The hunting was very good, conducted in a professional, safe, and fun environment. Our PH T-bone was the best!"~ Wade Fairchild '14 from
"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
"Carl another excellent Safari my friend! I had a wonderful time and can't wait to get back. Everything was done very professisonally, and I would like to thank you very much."~ Jeff Edland '12 from USA
Both staff and PH's were exceptional. The whole experience was beyond what I expected.~ Gunnar Eining '15 from
Another dream experience come true. My 2nd trip back to JXS proved to be as sett as the first. Hunting the mighty Cape Buffalo has created a profound and unrivaled respect when speaking of "dangerous game". Each time we entered teh thick dense bush in pursuit of such a trophy there was an unpredictable outcome. In the end, PH Stix helped me to harvest a larger than life trophy. This giant says it all. We the harvested to mature trophy Bushbuck rams. Thanks John X.~ Jarod Wallace '15 from
"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