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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

"We were here 2 years ago and had so much fun we wanted to come back with friends. This time there were six of us. The hunting was great and the hospitality was even better than I remember. When you come on a John X Safari you are treated like royalty. Thanks again."

~ Larry & Rita Heim '13 from

"This was the hunt of a lifetime and something I will never forget. I have never been treated so nicely and had so much fun. The folks at John X Safaris are the most professional I have dealt with.
You are all the BEST!!!"

~ Kathy & Steve Straight '13 from

"We had a wonderful time and staff was awesome! Our stay was amazing and made lots of special memories. We will certainly recommend this place to others! Everyone was always friendly and courteous and so willing to make our stay perfect. The food was amazing, we never went hungry. The game drives were exciting, seeing all the different animals & getting our photos!
Thank you again!"

~ Michelle Fairchild '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

"I had an amazing time hunting my Kudu, Zebra and Ostrich with my friend, Carl."
Hunter (age 13 at the time)

~ Hunter Arnette '14 from

"Words cannot express the amazing, incredible, awesome experience I've had. My PH, Greg, and tracker, Bless, were brilliant. I learned so much from both of them. I thank them for sharing their knowledge. The animals were vast and stunning. So many! I almost learned how to spot them and know what they were! John X Safaris does such an excellent job with all aspects of the trip - From the hunting, the service, the accommodations, the food, and the game drives. I did not have one bad day or even one bad minute. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart."

~ Cari Smith '14 from