What to Expect on Tour
John X Safaris allows you to sit back and enjoy a worry-free vacation, while ensuring every detail is covered. At John X Safaris we make it our personal interest in guaranteeing a fun adventurous tour for the entire family. All aspects of traveling are covered, from vineyard tours to eating out at some of the best restaurants South Africa has to offer. Take part in the many available activities such as shark cage diving, paragliding, scenic hikes, whale watching, relaxed coastal walks, sunset cocktails, massages and treatments, educational culture trips to must see spectacles, luxury shopping, and pure relaxation to mention a few. With our personalized touches and knowledgeable guides, we pride ourselves on your absolute enjoyment 24 hours a day.
The world famous Garden Route, running from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, or vice versa, is our choice route for tours. Choose from either our tailor made 7 or 4 day Garden Route options, ensuring you experience the best on offer.
7 Day Garden Route Tour
This tour is perfect for a family vacation, either pre or post hunt with John X Safaris. Seven days are more than enough to cater to every individual’s needs within the group, ensuring each one experiences what they wish to on their tour. This tour is perfect for a family vacation, either pre or post hunt with John X Safaris. Seven days are more than enough to cater to every individual’s needs within the group, ensuring each one experiences what they wish to on their tour.
The starting and finishing points for the 7 day Garden Route tour will be at John X Safaris base camp and either Port Elizabeth/Cape Town airports, or vice versa.
4 Day Garden Route Tour
Our 4 day/3 night tour from John X Safaris to Plettenberg Bay/Knysna and back to John X Safaris is one often taken by observers wishing to break away from hunting for a few days. These tours combine very well with groups on safaris where hunters will be traveling to our Northern areas for a few days of their safari.
Below are examples of the more popular activities available along the Garden Route and can be included in any of the above or similar tours. Activities are listed in order of location from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town and surrounding areas. Refer to map for locations.
- Tsitsikamma - Treetop or Waterfall Zip line
- Bloukrans - Worlds HIGHEST Bungy Jump
- Plettenberg Bay - Monkey Land, Birds of Eden, Whale Watching, Skydiving, Horseback Safari, Shopping & Restaurants
- Knysna - Walk with Elephants, Elephant Back Safari, Oyster & Champagne Sunset Cruise, John Benn Lagoon Cruise, Knysna Heads Explorer Sunset Cruise, Featherbed Nature Reserve Lunch & Cruise , Shopping & Restaurants
- Wilderness - Paragliding, Abseiling, Shopping & Restaurants
- Oudtshoorn - Skydive, Cango Caves, Cango Wildlife Ranch, Cheetah Encounter, Croc Cage Diving, Shopping & Restaurants
- Hermanus - Whale Watching, Shopping & Restaurants
- Winelands - Wine Tasting & Vineyard Experience, Shopping & Restaurants
- Cape Town - Cape Point, Robben Island and Mandela Tour, Table Mountain, Air Jaws/Great White Cage Diving, City Tours, Shopping & Restaurants
The above 2 tour options and activities are our most popular, but certainly not our only options. Contact Dave at Dave@johnxsafaris.com for further options and current rates. We’d be glad to tailor make any tour and package a quote catering to your specific vacation needs.
JXS Current Rates
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What People Are Saying
"On my third trip to S.Africa I once again hunted with my great PH Juan MacDonald. A friend once told me: "You can take my wife, but never take my PH or my toothbrush." That says a little bit what a good PH means. This year’s trophies were Zebra, Blesbuck, Mountain Reedbuck and I also got my second of the tiny ten, a beautiful Steenbuck. I really want to thank all of the wonderful staff who took care of us in the camps."~ Thomas Nyden '13 from
"Everything was great. Top three hunts ever. I will be back!"~ Martin Osthulm '13 from
"It was fantastic to return to the Dark Continent in 2014 by way of John X Safaris in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Carl, Etresia, Greg, Bless and the entire JXS staff created a fantastic adventure for me. From the Waterbuck that was so large that I named him the "Battleship Texas" to my last and favourite stalk of the hunt on a beautiful Eastern Cape Kudu, my hunting experience was "First Cabin" in every respect."~ Craig Horan '14 from
"Our 1st Trip to John X Safaris and it will not be our last!"~ Randal Spence & Emily Belue '13 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
"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