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DAY TRIP OPTIONS

Observers and hunters alike will find there is plenty on offer in the surrounding regions of our hunting areas in the Eastern Cape. Have a look at a few listed activities and traveling times to give you a better understanding of what is available.

Please note:  Charges / Costs for any activities must be settled directly with that particular establishment or activity where applicable. A basic transfer fee of USD $200 will be levied per vehicle per day. This fee can be split between groups/individuals where applicable.

Coastal Region

All activities within 2 hours from camp.

  • Battlefield Tours
  • Golf at our very own Gary Player Design course in Alicedale or Fish River Sun
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Surf & Estuarine Fishing
  • Beach Horse rides
  • Big 5 Game Drives
  • Elephant Back Safaris
  • Grahamstown Church Tours
  • Pristine Beaches – Surfing at the world renowned Super Tubes in Jeffrey’s Bay
  • Health Spas & Massages
  • Shopping Trips to Port Elizabeth
  • Curio Stores and African market
  • Addo Elephant National Park
  • Restaurants

Northern Region

Traveling times to activities dependent on the camp you’re in.

  • San/Bushman Rock art and caves
  • San/Bushman Rock art experience with the famous Stephen Townley Basset - Pay him a visit at his studio up in the mountains.
  • Cape Mountain Zebra National Park
  • Karoo National Park and The Valley of Desolation
  • Museums
  • Township Cultural Tours & Restaurant
  • Restaurants

Most activities can be arranged upon your arrival, but we prefer hearing from you well before your hunt to ensure availability by booking.

JXS Current Rates

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What People Are Saying

"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

"This was our third trip to SA with Carl and John X Safaris. Needless to say it will not be our last. We truly have found our home from home at John X Safaris in the East Cape. To Carl, Trish, Brett and staff we express our greatest gratitude for your kindness, professionalism expertise, and friendship. Until safari 4 we wish you all continued success and achievement!"

~ Brett Wright '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

"Thanks to all John X people for a great and successful first time Safari."

~ Brian Nelson '13 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

"One of the best hunting experiences of our lives! Greg's expertise is greatly appreciated, his knowledge of both game, flora and fauna was truly exceptional. Greg made our first trip to Africa a true trip of a lifetime."

~ Norm & Karen Amstrup '12 from USA