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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: 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 ...

Thanksgiving with the John X Foundation

November 26, 2015

Since the inception of the John X Foundation seven years ago – John X Safaris and our valued supporters have seen numerous projects bear fruit through the collective effort of like-minded people. Some of our most recent success has been with our Serval program. This program was first introduced to our Foundation supporters a mere […]Continue Reading

Round 3 – It only gets better….

November 15, 2015

Some of you may recall the story A near perfect safari…. posted in April 2012. At the time we had just enjoyed the company of Steve Travis out on his first hunt with John X Safaris. Soon thereafter I was once again in Dallas, at DSC’s annual show when Steve walked into our booth and introduced me to […]Continue Reading

A week away to the Kalahari and hunt reports second to none….

November 03, 2015

Bushman legend has it, that once you feel Kalahari sand between your toes, you will always return. Sprinkle some liberally over your toes and see what happens… So we did it. Chris Petersen, Pierre “Ozzie” Prins, and I – And yes there is no place else like it in Africa. The sights and sounds will […]Continue Reading

Hunter’s Turn….

October 20, 2015

Rising well before dawn, still living off the previous day’s excitement, we headed out to a set of mountains just east of camp. As the crow flies it was a mere three miles to the base, but a Land Cruiser doesn’t fly, and so we crawled and bumped our way along until we reached the […]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

"For years I have heard many stories describing Africa. They were all wrong. The descriptions of the country, the experience and the scenery fell far short of the actual experience. I was moved emotionally and spiritually with the pure beauty of the country and fell in love with the passion of the people. Although this was our first trip, it will in no way be our last."

~ Mark Motley '14 from

Memories of crawling through thorn bushes, mud and laying on ant piles waiting for a huge horned animal to step out into the clearing. Taking numerous magnificent trophies and hanging out with the great members of John X Safaris and Gunwerks team will be memories that last. The nightly stories with the gang were awesome. Keep doing what you do... Trevor Krueger - Gunwerks

~ Trevor Kruger '15 from USA

"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

"Had a wonderful time with Rusty. The experience of a lifetime. Thank you so much for the wonderful memories. I will always remember my time in South Africa. The entire group is totally an A+ TEAM."

~ Tom Ingstad '13 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

"Sebastian and I had a lot of fun. Here’s to next adventure!!"

~ Graham Turner '14 from