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FISHING

For those who enjoy fishing as much as hunting, there is great fun for all just off our coast in the Indian Ocean. Take a day off from hunting and travel a mere 45 minutes from Base Camp to Kenton on Sea. From Kenton, you will experience a beach launch, an exhilarating run through the breakers and a day of fishing sensation.

We offer both bottom fishing and deep sea trolling giving the angler the option of fishing along our rugged coast or traveling out to the warm Mozambican current. While bottom fishing, anglers will mostly target; Cape Salmon, Red Roman, Scotchman, Cape Stump nose, Sand Fish, Cob and Black Mussel Cracker. 

On weather permitting days, trips to the Islands in search of Yellow Tail Tuna for a day of trolling is a must. May thru July is the best time for Yellow Fin Tuna, and August thru October, the best for Yellow Tail Tuna. Anglers can expect bottom fishing to be good throughout the year.

All fishing trips are specialized and must always be booked well in advance to ensure availability and maximum opportunity for success.

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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

"Our African experience have left us with a lifetime of memories. Our ranger Kelly went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we saw all of the animals. The food was fine dining at it's best. We also want to thank Carl for our hunts of a lifetime! His hunting experience is world class, so was the hospitality he showed us. We loved it 100% ...... Perfect!"

~ Randall & Cherie De Freece '12 from USA

Our John X Safaris experience was outstanding. The food was perfect and our accommodations were superb. Ed Wilson our PH went above and beyond our expectations to make sure our hunts were memorable. I would be honoured to recommend John X Safaris and our PH Ed Wilson to anyone considering a safari in South Africa. We cant wait to return!
Thanks again to everyone especially Carl, Ed and Stix.

~ Randy DeFreece '15 from USA

"Thanks for a fantastic safari. Everything was first rate from the gun permit services at arrival, the hotel in Port Elizabeth, the accommodations, meals, hunting, trophy care, through to departure."

~ Paul Brisso '12 from USA

"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

"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