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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

Three generations of hunters, who had their 1st safari and 1st kill with John X Safaris.

~ Paul Adams Jr. '15 from

"Rusty, my PH, was excellent and loves to hunt. He worked very hard to fill my needs. He communicates well and has an excellent personality. Lauren and her staff were 'over the top' accommodating to guest needs. Food and presentation was great as was the field lunches. Both lodges were beautiful. It was good to experience both locations. All the PH's got along well and were well coordinated. I must also comment that the communication from Trish and Carl was immediately responsive at all times.
Thanks again John X Safaris. God Bless"

~ Don McNeeley '14 from

""Good effort, especially considering some tough weather conditions. Very enjoyable hunts in nice habitat – good attention to detail of hunter preferences. We’ve had a good time!"

~ Greg & Janice Mensik '13 from

"On my third trip to S.Africa I once again hunted with my great PH Juan MacDonald. A friend once told me: "You can take my wife, but never take my PH or my toothbrush." That says a little bit what a good PH means. This year’s trophies were Zebra, Blesbuck, Mountain Reedbuck and I also got my second of the tiny ten, a beautiful Steenbuck. I really want to thank all of the wonderful staff who took care of us in the camps."

~ Thomas Nyden '13 from

"I had a great hunt with outstanding accommodations. I took great trophies in both the coastal and Karoo areas. My PH, Mike Currie, did a great job locating and judging the animal. His stalking skills go unmatched. I will have lots of memories of this hunt."

~ Dwight Moser '14 from

"Our first African Safari experience exceeded all expectations. Thanks Carl and Trish and all the John X staff for their caring and generous commitment of time and efforts to make this a trip of a lifetime! A special thanks to Greg Hayes and Bless for their knowledge, effort and friendship that made this such a wonderful experience and successful hunt. We are already planning our next trip. A truly professional organization at all levels. Thanks again!"

~ Dave Stark '14 from