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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 ...

South Africa’s Musings…

September 21, 2017

By Cherise Ratliff In South Africa, I felt freedom from dates and times. That doesn’t happen very often. At least not in my life. Every day is a somewhat predictable juggle of school starting, and work starting, and meetings starting, and school ending, and work ending, and dinner cooking, and bedtime going. On our recent […]Continue Reading


Gunwerks 2017 – It only gets better!

September 05, 2017

As what has become something of a tradition over the past five years, we welcomed back Aaron Davidson and a number of Gunwerks customers during early June. Mike Kaelin and Murphy McHugh teamed up with PH, Greg Hayes, with the Enlow’s joining, Ross “Stix” Hoole. Maurice Nasr from Australia joined Michael LaBazzo forming a formidable […]Continue Reading


From the Cape to the Karoo… And everything in-between!

August 17, 2017

Johnny Posey, Eason Maykus, Todd Allen, Darren Vohs and Bruce Heikkinen joined us on safari during late June, right at the peak of the rut. It was great having Johnny back. He has become such a good friend and big supporter over the years, that hosting him with his friends at Woodlands during our opening […]Continue Reading


The East Cape – No ordinary safari destination….

July 25, 2017

With our season in full swing I found myself around the camp fire at our new base, Woodlands Safari Estate, in deep conversation with an old friend from the US. He and I have shared many a camp fire across four of Southern Africa’s premiere hunting destinations, having hunted most of the big 5. We […]Continue Reading


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Craig Boddington chose to endorse John X Safaris and recognize us as one of the top outfits in the world.
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Got The Shot Productions

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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

"Our family can’t say thank you enough for all the wonderful memories and adventures John X Safaris provided us. Amazing first time hunting experiences for Abby, all of Bo’s animals including his record breaking Kudu, and some exhilarating Cape Town adventures. You have exceptional staff, fantastic accommodations, and truly an amazing game reserve. We enjoyed every minute and can’t wait to begin planning another trip back!"

~ The Tripp Family '14 from

"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

"My man Rusty – he is awesome! The best!"

~ Peter Corrado '13 from

"Words cannot express the amazing, incredible, awesome experience I've had. My PH, Greg, and tracker, Bless, were brilliant. I learned so much from both of them. I thank them for sharing their knowledge. The animals were vast and stunning. So many! I almost learned how to spot them and know what they were! John X Safaris does such an excellent job with all aspects of the trip - From the hunting, the service, the accommodations, the food, and the game drives. I did not have one bad day or even one bad minute. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart."

~ Cari Smith '14 from

"We have had such a great time! The experience of a lifetime! Our guide Ed was fantastic, we loved him. He and Chris got along so well. Carl has taken very good care of both of us this trip. The food and lodging was so great. We were able to stay at Tree Tops and the staff there was wonderful to us.
Thanks for everything, we had a wonderful vacation!"

~ Chris & Colette Ashcroft '14 from

"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