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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 ...

“On a Scale of 1 to 100, this was 1000.”

May 01, 2018

When the matriarch of a family speaks, you listen. This was the case when Aunt Karen Nelsen approached me on the morning of April 7’th. She’s a grand lady, an old school woman with a certain class of style and grace about her that reminds me of my grandmother. Like each morning before, I headed […]Continue Reading


Nelson’s slot – About fun, laughter, pranks and “some” hunting along the way…

April 11, 2018

If you have ever visited John X Safaris at SCI’s National Convention over the past ten to fifteen years then you may have had the pleasure to meet Brett Nelson. He’s the quiet guy with the big smile, always there, but never wanting to be in the way, while we tend to the many friends […]Continue Reading


Passing the Buck

March 28, 2018

When the fist rains hit during late September last year and continued throughout the summer and into the new year, a true sense of optimism began brewing as the start of our season drew ever closer. By the time early March arrived the East Cape was in full bloom to welcome Kevin Fain, his son […]Continue Reading


The ELEPHANT in the room….

February 27, 2018

As published in Gunwerks Long Range Magazine / Fall 2017 / Volume 3 / Issue 1 Over the past year I have come to notice a faction within our hunting community. It may be that it has always been there and that I have come to notice it even more so than before. Having purchased […]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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Splitting Image Taxidermy is well known for their service through streamlined precision. Whether you require their full Taxidermy service or fast and efficient Dip and Pack, they are able to offer you an affordable and efficient trophy management solution

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

"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

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

~ Randal Spence & Emily Belue '13 from

"My fourth hunt with John X Safaris and they just keep getting better. I just don’t know how they keep doing it….. Thanks again my friend!"

~ Jeff Edland '13 from USA

Our John X Safaris experience was outstanding. The food was perfect and our accommodations were superb. Ed Wilson our PH went above and beyond our expectations to make sure our hunts were memorable. I would be honoured to recommend John X Safaris and our PH Ed Wilson to anyone considering a safari in South Africa. We cant wait to return!
Thanks again to everyone especially Carl, Ed and Stix.

~ Randy DeFreece '15 from USA

"Thomas brought me to South Africa. Juan MacDonald our PH and guide made me a hunter. Thanks to all of you for making my stay in SA an outstanding experience, I have received many wonderful memories from this time."

~ Ingalill Haglund '13 from

"Thank you all for a fantastic first hunting safari. It was a magic week, I will be back!"

~ Uno Kristiansson '13 from Sweden