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WELCOME

Welcome to John X Safaris! We’re a 2nd generation Safari Outfit located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. We specialize in Plains Game and Dangerous Game Hunting with an emphasis on quality.

With over 30 years experience in the safari industry, we’d like to invite you along for an overview of our unique operation and look forward to taking you on a journey to our various concessions, accommodations and facilities.

Contact us for a FREE copy of our DVD. Our office in the United states is available to answer any of your questions and help with booking your safari. Please contact Dave Harwood at: dave@johnxsafaris.com or phone: 901-267-4489

John X Safaris welcomes all hunters, no matter what your age, physical condition or hunting capabilities.

Updates From the Field ...

An open letter to the anti-trade activists – Where to now with our Rhinos?

April 26, 2016

It’s Friday morning in South Africa – I’m home for a change – a rare privilege at this time of year. The last group of hunters left a couple of days ago and we won’t be heading off on safari for a couple more weeks. With a steaming cup of coffee I see Kelly in […]Continue Reading


Early season Vaal Rhebuck success….

April 22, 2016

When looking up the word ADDICTION in the Old Cambridge Dictionary one will find the following description. Addiction – A person who cannot stop doing or using something. The repetition of a behavior typically characterized by immediate gratification. Looking at the description one could relate Vaal Rhebuck hunting very much to the “cannot stop doing” part, then the “using something” […]Continue Reading


RECOGNIZING A GIANT IN MOUNTAIN HUNTING – Juan Antonio Garcia Alonso

April 19, 2016

On Friday, 18 March 2016, a dear friend of John X Safaris and many of you, got recognized by his hunting peers and the greater hunting community for his achievements in mountain hunting. Juan Antonio Garcia Alonso, whom has been a partner of John X Safaris through Camino Real Hunting in Spain for the past […]Continue Reading


The start of a new season…My nerves are killing me.

March 24, 2016

The start of a new season, excitement fills the air, my nerves are killing me. Why you may ask? From the trackers to the camp staff, and even the PH’s, all are steering well clear of one another. Everyone waits in anticipation for the first arrivals. We’ve been through this a hundred times, to be […]Continue Reading


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Got The Shot Productions captures your African safari with professionalism and pride. The camaraderie of camp life, the sight of your very first Lion, the joys, the hardships, those long stalks and the thrill of the hunt are all memorialized in HD to take home and share with your family and friends.

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

"I had a great time!!!! Could not have been better. The staff were friendly and so helpful. Schalk was superb and put in endless effort to ensure our hunt with bow and rifle was a great success."

~ Josh Wilde '12 from USA

"It was fantastic to return to the Dark Continent in 2014 by way of John X Safaris in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Carl, Etresia, Greg, Bless and the entire JXS staff created a fantastic adventure for me. From the Waterbuck that was so large that I named him the "Battleship Texas" to my last and favourite stalk of the hunt on a beautiful Eastern Cape Kudu, my hunting experience was "First Cabin" in every respect."

~ Craig Horan '14 from

"Great Hunt. Great Time. Carl is very accommodating. The patience & diligence in selecting trophy animals speaks loudly of the quality hunt that John X & Staff are known for."

~ Paul & Sandra Dellva '13 from

"Carl another excellent Safari my friend! I had a wonderful time and can't wait to get back. Everything was done very professionally, and I would like to thank you very much."

~ Jeff Edland '12 from USA

"On my third trip to S.Africa I once again hunted with my great PH Juan MacDonald. A friend once told me: "You can take my wife, but never take my PH or my toothbrush." That says a little bit what a good PH means. This year’s trophies were Zebra, Blesbuck, Mountain Reedbuck and I also got my second of the tiny ten, a beautiful Steenbuck. I really want to thank all of the wonderful staff who took care of us in the camps."

~ Thomas Nyden '13 from