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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

"My June 2014 hunt with your group should be considered a once in a lifetime event, a dream come true. I cannot thank you and your entire team for the hospitality, friendship, professionalism - the comments could go on and on. Your team took care of every detail. This is too awesome of a trip not to share with my family. I will be bringing my daughter out next June to allow her this incredible experience. Thanks again and I look forward to seeing you soon."

~ Mike Jarvis '14 from

"I can't say that my time in Africa was the trip of my lifetime, because I'll be back. It was more than I expected and truly a dream come true. Carl, you and your entire staff were beyond energetic, like I have never seen before. your enthusiasm was surpassed by none. Thanks again!"

~ Dave Kjelstrup '12 from USA

"I had a great experience and spent time with a professional, knowledgeable, and capable guide. I did not think a second safari was on the cards, but after being here with Juan MacDonald and the John X staff I will be back again.
Thanks Juan!"

~ Mark Swanberg ' 13 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

"Some experiences impact you for the rest of your life. This father and son safari was definitely one of them. The bonding we had is irreplaceable. We each had our sights set on various species and the trophies we’re taking home have surpassed our wildest dreams. "Crums Man" you will not find a better PH/Tracker combo than Greg and Bless - They made everyday a new adventure with new friends. Thanks to everyone at John X Safaris for making this dream come true."

~ D. & J. Tomcheck '14 from

"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