J0 C2635 Bnr 5 Bnr 2004 117 Bnr Glenn 017 Bnr Img 1018 Bnr Img 1541 Bnr Img 9123 Bnr Jxs09 Bnr Greg Hayes 147 Bnr


The Eastern Cape boasts with three main regions and over forty different species available to our hunters. 

Starting on the coast, hunters can expect the habitat to consist of thick coastal bush with hunting often occurring adjacent to the Indian Ocean or just inland, depending on what species you may be after. Leaving the coast and heading towards the interior the countryside turns into a savannah wonderland with thorn trees dotting the plains and rolling hills. As one starts climbing the escarpment one reaches the watershed, leaving behind a lush belt while dropping over the edge onto the plains of the Great Karoo, with its large herds of game, big mesas and steep gorges, to the breathtaking mountains of the Stormberg range. 

Our hunters can expect to enjoy more than one area on the same safari, hunting species in their natural environment, where they’re naturally of a better quality. On your safari you can choose to hunt the lush coastal forests, the savannah, the open plains of the arid Karoo, or the breathtaking mountains of the north, ensuring we achieve the very best for every tailor made safari.

Species Available on Quota for South Africa

Trophy Coastal Area Northern Area
Baboon, Chacma X X
Blesbuck, Common X X
Blesbuck, White X X
Bontebuck X X
Buffalo, Cape X X
Bushbuck, Cape X
Bushpig X
Caracal / Lynx X X
Duiker, Blue X
Duiker, Grey X X
Eland, Cape X X
Fallow Deer X X
Gemsbuck X
Giraffe X X
Grysbuck, Cape X X
Hartebeest, Cape X X
Impala X X
Impala, Black X X
Klipspringer X
East Cape Kudu X X
Lechwe, Common X X
Lion X
Nyala X X
Oribi X
Ostrich X X
Reedbuck, Common X X
Reedbuck, Mountain X X
Rhino, White X X
Sable Antelope X X
Scimitar Oryx X
Southern Roan X X
S pringbuck, Black X
Springbuck, Common X
Springbuck, Copper X
Springbuck, White X
Steenbuck X
Vaal Rhebuck X
Warthog X
Waterbuck X X
Wildebeest, Black X X
Wildebeest, Blue X X
Burchell's Zebra X X
Hartman's Zebra X

CITES – Hunting CITES listed species

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement which was signed by 21 countries in Washington, DC in 1973 and came into force in 1975. Over 144 countries are currently party to this Convention which is the largest wildlife conservation agreement in existence.

The CITES provisions assist member countries to regulate international commercial trade in live as well as parts and derivatives of fauna and flora. Member countries regulate this trade using a system of permits and certificates which are issued in accordance with the decisions and resolutions taken at the Conference of the Parties which is held, on average, every two years.

The Convention accords varying degrees of protection to wild animal and plant species depending on their biological status and the effect international trade has or could have on them. Three main categories, namely Appendix 1, 2 and 3, regulate trade to various degrees.

CITES hereby regulates international trade of certain species available to our hunters. If you are interested in any of the below listed CITES species, please feel free to contact us directly at John X Safaris. We will guide you through a simple permit application process, ensuring all the correct paperwork and permits are in place for your safari.

CITES Species subject to regulation

Baboon, Chacma Leopard
Bontebuck Lion
Caracal / Lynx Monkey, Vervet
Duiker, Blue Oribi
Lechwe, Common Rhino, White

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What People Are Saying

"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

"John X Safaris delivered again.Thanks Carl and all the staff for a fantastic time.
Thanks Carl and Zwayi for your hard work,we had some of the best hunts with the Black Springbok and the magic Kalahari Springbok, not to mention the quickest Klipspringer hunt ever.
Tack så mycket för i år. See you all next year."

~ Bertil Friman '13 from Sweden

"Carl another excellent Safari my friend! I had a wonderful time and can't wait to get back. Everything was done very professionally, and I would like to thank you very much."

~ Jeff Edland '12 from USA

"I wanted to express my deep appreciation to you and your staff for making my first African Safari a HUGE success! Your staff, the accommodations, food and hunts were first class! My PH, Louwrens Lombard, was fantastic and I enjoyed our time together. His experience and skill allowed me to take the trophies I desired. This was my first trip to South Africa, it will not be my last and I will one day soon visit old friends at John X again."

~ Jay Pippin '14 from

"This was an amazing experience, far from what I expected. The staff was great and the food was excellent. Our PH Ty showed us a great time on our adventures in the bush, they were exciting and unbelievable, we cant wait for our next safari!"

~ Casey Fairchild '14 from

My third trip with John X Safaris. Ty, Patric and Ozzy were great to hunt with. I look forward to my next hunt with John X Safaris.

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