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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 ...

Africa through the eyes of a 10 year old…

May 12, 2016

There is always something special about guiding a youngster on his very first safari to Africa. The blank canvas so eagerly absorbing every detail thrown at it. The overload on the senses, trailing your every move, keenly taking on valuable lessons while shaping a life passion. With this too, comes a great responsibility as guide […]Continue Reading


An Unexpected Cape Buffalo

May 06, 2016

During the month of April we hosted the father/son combination of Jon and Ridge who joined Professional Hunter Ross Hoole on their first hunt to Africa. Jon and his family had been on vacation to the Kruger National Park before heading to Cape Town to enjoy the cape and its magnificent surroundings. From Cape Town […]Continue Reading


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


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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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Quality Assured Taxidermy

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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

"I had a great experience and spent time with a professional, knowledgeable, and capable guide. I did not think a second safari was on the cards, but after being here with Juan MacDonald and the John X staff I will be back again.
Thanks Juan!"

~ Mark Swanberg ' 13 from

"Thanks for a fantastic safari. Everything was first rate from the gun permit services at arrival, the hotel in Port Elizabeth, the accommodations, meals, hunting, trophy care, through to departure."

~ Paul Brisso '12 from USA

"Everything was great. Top three hunts ever. I will be back!"

~ Martin Osthulm '13 from

"John X Safaris not only produces South Africa's top trophies, Carl and his expert team are masters at creating a total safari experience that will be remembered for a lifetime. Each of our four John X safaris has been a uniquely different experience. Carl is both our trusted PH and best friend. Now that he is introduced us to the Tiny 10, we will be back for another incredible safari with John X Safaris."

~ Chris & Martie Petersen '12 from USA

"It was everything we could ever have hoped for or dream of.Our crew comprising of Greg and Bles were amazing, and took great care of us – sharing the many laughs and memories. Thank you again!"

~ Rob & Lashanda Terry '14 from

"Deep in the bush with the big 5, with all 5 senses heightened, in every way, a truly unforgettable 5 star experience - thank you John X Safaris."

~ Bob Penny '14 from