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Hunting with John X Safaris is more than just a hunt - It’s the total safari experience.

It is a journey of discovery, a wakening of the senses, and ultimately the realization of the dream of hunting Africa.

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 cater to your every need.

The Eastern Cape of South Africa is our base and home. This Malaria Free area offers a diverse combination of landscapes, vegetation and wildlife, together making it a unique hunting destination for the first time hunter to Africa.

Mozambique is our flag ship in southern Africa, making it one of the few areas where one has the opportunity of a true classical big five safari combined with a variety of plains game. If it’s Cape Buffalo you’re after - then this is the hunt for you.

In Zambia we hunt the magnificent Luangwa Valley, while Botswana boasts some of the very best Southern Greater Kudu, Elephant, and Leopard with hounds in the Kalahari Desert.

With 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.

John X Safaris welcomes all hunters, no matter what your age, physical condition or hunting capabilities.

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What People Are Saying

Once again, I want to thank you for an adventure of a lifetime. My recent hunting experience in Africa with John X Safaris far exceeded my dreams and expectations. The professionalism that you and your staff exhibited and the camaraderie I felt during my visit is beyond measure. I want to thank Ross (Stix) for his guiding expertise. He truly knows how to make a client happy. I want to thank our videographer, Pierre (Ozzie) for his expertise. It is remarkable what he sees and I cannot wait to watch the hunt in its entirety. I also want to thank the trackers and staff. My trip was very organized from the moment I landed in Johannesburg to the time I departed Port Elizabeth. Carl, I am looking forward to seeing you all again next year for another adventure with John X Safaris. I am sure to recommend your Safaris to my family and friends. Again, thank you.

~ Freddie Seeds '15 from USA

"John X did it again! I never would have guessed my 2nd safari with John X would be able to be better
than my first. Carl did everything he could to make each hunting experience world-class. I cannot thank Carl and the staff enough. I am bringing my son on his first safari next June. Hopefully time will fly by! Until we meet again …"

~ Luther '13 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

"If you have already been on a safari, you have come to know that it is more than the hunt … much more! On our 6th safari, we had the good fortune to share JXS with our 2 best friends who were on their 1st safari. And what a safari experience it turned out to be. Everything from riding elephants, to fishing, to hunting waterfowl. The highlight of our experience was being able to take a magnificent Blue Duiker from a ground blind. JXS slogan is “Going the Distance” … and they never cease to amaze us … creating a safari experience that is unmatched anywhere."

~ Chris & Marie Petersen '13 from USA

"Stix and I had a great time chasing trophy kudu throughout the Karoo and coastal range. Thanks so much for the fantastic kudu we finally got at Willow Fountain! I will be back for more spiral horn hunts!"

~ Paul Latchford '14 from

"No matter how many times we hunt with John X Safari's, each time is a new adventure with world class animals, accommodations and service. We always cherish our time and the memories made with our friends from John X!"

~ Eric & Kristie Arnette '14 from USA