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YOUR HOSTS

Our family welcomes you to Africa and hopes to share the wonders and vibrant spirit that this great continent has to offer. With just over 33 years experience in the safari industry you can rest assured you are in safe hands when booking a hunt with John X Safaris.

We pride ourselves on our high percentage of repeat clientele, a direct result of our dedicated team of professional hunters, trackers, skinners, camp staff and office personnel taking care of your every need.

This is more than a business for us ... it's a way of life and you are invited to become a part of our John X Safaris family. The team looks forward to meeting your every expectation, whether it is your first trip to Africa, a hunt for the big five or the choice of forty different plains game species, we are here to ensure that you experience the safari of a lifetime.

       Dave Harwood John X Office2

The van Zyl Family in South Africa  |  Dave Harwood in the United States

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Endorsed Outfitter

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Craig Boddington chose to endorse John X Safaris and recognize us as one of the top outfits in the world.
Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitter

What People Are Saying

"I loved the beach and feeling like a part of the family with the Van Zyl's."
Kasey (age 10 at the time)

~ Kasey Arnette '14 from USA

"A wonderful experience - 50 years in the making. The entire staff was outstanding. Especially memorable because I hunted with my son, son-in-law and a good friend. It cannot get any better; hunting in the North was an added bonus I was not expecting. A wonderful, magic place to be on safari."

~ Dave Tyner '12 from USA

"I had an amazing time hunting my Kudu, Zebra and Ostrich with my friend, Carl."
Hunter (age 13 at the time)

~ Hunter Arnette '14 from

"What an incredible experience. John X Safaris far exceeded our expectations. We had a wonderful time. It was great to see so much diverse country and we were able to stay several days in three different locations. Everyone was so professional and courteous. You really go the extra mile in taking care of your clients. Our PH, Sean, was awesome, as was the whole staff. This is a trip we will never forget. We are already making plans for our next safari. Thank you!"

~ Larry & Claudia Fullmer '14 from

"Thank you again for a wonderful experience. Botswana was spectacular, Linda and Clive were wonderful hosts and their staff was professional and very helpful. John and Thomas had a great time hunting and I thoroughly enjoyed taking pictures - our driver even showed me how to pick truffles! Every day we saw noteworthy animals and the guys got the trophies they were after. As for us, this was our 7th trip with John X and surely will not be our last. Thanks again, and until next time!"

~ Lynn & John Nowlin '14 from

"A magnificent experience! Stix was an exceptional PH. Amazing diversity and the quality of game was second to none. Carl & John X Safaris provided me an experience of a lifetime!"

~ Sam Cunningham '14 from