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The East Cape

Experience

The East Cape Experience is like no other. It may be the people. The land. The camaraderie around a crackling campfire. The PH and tracker who started out as strangers, but leave you as friends. Or it may be the abundance of game and the sheer variety on offer. It’s the feeling you’re left with to return again.

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  • Michael Gregory
    Spectacular doesn't cover it.  The food was consistently excellent, and the service was over the top.  Every member of your team couldn't do enough for us.  The quality of the hunting was excellent, but the service and attention to detail made it the best lodge experience we've ever had.  You have a fantastic family business and the culture you have created is enviable.  Thanks so much for welcoming my family into the John X family and I look forward to many more hunts together over the years.
    Michael Gregory
  • McLean Jones
    I travelled from Texas in search of something indescribable, in search of a sensation. I found such a sensation with John X Safaris. The rugged beauty of the land and the abundance of challenging world class game was second only to the hospitality of the staff and the amenities at Woodlands Safari Estate. I thank you dearly for the experience and camaraderie. The sensation of South Africa and John X Safaris is now part of me, and for that I am truly humbled and forever grateful.
    McLean Jones
  • Kody Haverkamp
    What an epic adventure.  First time here and definitely not my last!  Could not be more impressed by John X Safaris.  Stix put me on several great animals and was a pleasure to hunt with.  I am looking forward to our next adventure.
    Kody Haverkamp
  • Kirk Haverkamp
    There are three words that come to mind after this amazing adventure.  Integrity, Professionalism and Excellence.  All three of which hold true from the amazing first-class lodge staff, the PH's, and trackers and skinners.  This was a hunt of a lifetime made possible by my PH, Greg and Tracker, Bless.  I look forward to our next adventure, sooner rather than later. See you all again soon!
    Kirk Haverkamp
  • Kacey & Brandi Terry
    John X Safaris is an extraordinary place that offers much more than hunting.  It's a place for connecting with friends and family, amazing adventures, unique cultural experiences and friendships that will last a lifetime.  South Africa will forever have a piece of our hearts and we look forward to coming back.
    Kacey & Brandi Terry
  • The Goodale’s
    What an awesome life experience!  Jay had such a wonderful hunting experience with a great PH, Martin and Tracker, Thandi.  The magnificence of the animals was beyond belief. Thanks to the staff at both the southern and northern camps for making my stay as a non-hunter a memorable one.  We are fondly looking forward to a return trip in the future.
    The Goodale’s
  • George Keys
    My entire life I have dreamed of going on an African safari.  I took the plunge and booked my trip of a lifetime with John X Safaris.  The expertise by my PH, Dave, and Tracker, Shoota, in finding world class animals in the vast landscape was nothing short of unbelievable.  I have hunted my entire life but have placed this hunt at the top of my list.
    George Keys
  • Eason Maykus
    The team at John X Safaris once again provided a lifelong memory.  Personal touches in every detail during my time at camp cannot be topped.  The hunting, food, lodging and scenery make the stay perfect.  Most importantly the friends made with John X Safaris will last a lifetime.  I look forward to making this part of my future with many good times to come.  Thanks again for a 5-star experience.
    Eason Maykus
  • Dale Wilson
    My first trip to South Africa after many hunts in North America.  Honestly the most exciting and adventurous hunting experience of my life!  Hunting with Ed and meeting all the great people at John X Safaris has been a blast.  First class accommodations, food, animals and customer service.
    Dale Wilson
  • Cole & Kelsey Watts
    Our time in the Eastern Cape has been a dream.  It will be a trip to reflect on for years to come.  Dave, Shoota, and Dusty were top notch, and we consider ourselves blessed to have had the opportunity to hunt with them.  Their knowledge, skill, work ethic, and dedication to the hunt were outstanding.  It was amazing to share Kelsey's first big game kill with our new friends!
    Cole & Kelsey Watts
  • Clay & Carli Schubert
    The John X Safaris motto reads, "May you enter as guests and leave as friends". Carl, Trish, Lee, PH's and the rest of the John X Safaris crew went above and beyond to deliver on this motto.  Our time spent with them was full of laughter and smiles filled with new memories created each day.  Thank you, John X Safaris, for a truly amazing experience.
    Clay & Carli Schubert
  • Chris Perdomo
    I will happily recommend John X Safaris to any potential client as they will exceed expectations.
    Chris Perdomo
  • Kale Paslay, Age 15
    The time with John X Safaris was a blast!  It is without a doubt one of the best father and son trips you could ask for.  The hunting was outstanding, the food was amazing, and the all-round atmosphere was second to none. A huge thanks to our PH, Stix, for making this my best hunting trip to date.  A special thanks to my Dad for bringing me on the trip of a lifetime.
    Kale Paslay, Age 15
  • Anthony Dagostino
    I had an amazing experience.  I did not know what to expect but I can tell you I was very impressed with every aspect of my hunt.  My hunt was nothing short of 5 star. Thanks again!
    Anthony Dagostino
  • Al & Renee Quast
    It's hard to put into words - this safari has exceeded our expectations beyond anything we could have dreamed.  The scenery, the animals, the opportunities, the challenges, the emotions of a successful hunt, the camaraderie with our PH, Greg, and our tracker, Bless, it was all exceptional.  Africa and John X Safaris will forever have a place in our memories and in our hearts.
    Al & Renee Quast
  • David Wallenstam
    "I've had the best time! Great PH & very good hunting. The area in the mountains was very nice & exciting to hunt. I am very pleased with the trophies & the stay at the camp. Many Thanks!"
    David Wallenstam
  • Hans Tornskog
    "Thanks Rusty for always telling me what to do! Thanks to Carl and his whole family. Fantastic! Would have liked to be younger to be able to enjoy all these memories more often and for a longer time."
    Hans Tornskog
  • Matthew Nakroshis
    "I had a great time hunting with Jono. He went out of his way in finding good animals. We enjoyed great fun and good times. Very professional PH's and great trackers. Thanks again!"
    Matthew Nakroshis
  • Jay & Evelyn Coffelt
    "All in all a well run operation with good camps and first class PH’s."
    Jay & Evelyn Coffelt
  • Michael Gregory
    Spectacular doesn't cover it.  The food was consistently excellent, and the service was over the top.  Every member of your team couldn't do enough for us.  The quality of the hunting was excellent, but the service and attention to detail made it the best lodge experience we've ever had.  You have a fantastic family business and the culture you have created is enviable.  Thanks so much for welcoming my family into the John X family and I look forward to many more hunts together over the years.
    Michael Gregory
  • McLean Jones
    I travelled from Texas in search of something indescribable, in search of a sensation. I found such a sensation with John X Safaris. The rugged beauty of the land and the abundance of challenging world class game was second only to the hospitality of the staff and the amenities at Woodlands Safari Estate. I thank you dearly for the experience and camaraderie. The sensation of South Africa and John X Safaris is now part of me, and for that I am truly humbled and forever grateful.
    McLean Jones
  • Kody Haverkamp
    What an epic adventure.  First time here and definitely not my last!  Could not be more impressed by John X Safaris.  Stix put me on several great animals and was a pleasure to hunt with.  I am looking forward to our next adventure.
    Kody Haverkamp
  • Kirk Haverkamp
    There are three words that come to mind after this amazing adventure.  Integrity, Professionalism and Excellence.  All three of which hold true from the amazing first-class lodge staff, the PH's, and trackers and skinners.  This was a hunt of a lifetime made possible by my PH, Greg and Tracker, Bless.  I look forward to our next adventure, sooner rather than later. See you all again soon!
    Kirk Haverkamp
  • Kacey & Brandi Terry
    John X Safaris is an extraordinary place that offers much more than hunting.  It's a place for connecting with friends and family, amazing adventures, unique cultural experiences and friendships that will last a lifetime.  South Africa will forever have a piece of our hearts and we look forward to coming back.
    Kacey & Brandi Terry
  • The Goodale’s
    What an awesome life experience!  Jay had such a wonderful hunting experience with a great PH, Martin and Tracker, Thandi.  The magnificence of the animals was beyond belief. Thanks to the staff at both the southern and northern camps for making my stay as a non-hunter a memorable one.  We are fondly looking forward to a return trip in the future.
    The Goodale’s
  • George Keys
    My entire life I have dreamed of going on an African safari.  I took the plunge and booked my trip of a lifetime with John X Safaris.  The expertise by my PH, Dave, and Tracker, Shoota, in finding world class animals in the vast landscape was nothing short of unbelievable.  I have hunted my entire life but have placed this hunt at the top of my list.
    George Keys
  • Eason Maykus
    The team at John X Safaris once again provided a lifelong memory.  Personal touches in every detail during my time at camp cannot be topped.  The hunting, food, lodging and scenery make the stay perfect.  Most importantly the friends made with John X Safaris will last a lifetime.  I look forward to making this part of my future with many good times to come.  Thanks again for a 5-star experience.
    Eason Maykus
  • Dale Wilson
    My first trip to South Africa after many hunts in North America.  Honestly the most exciting and adventurous hunting experience of my life!  Hunting with Ed and meeting all the great people at John X Safaris has been a blast.  First class accommodations, food, animals and customer service.
    Dale Wilson
  • Cole & Kelsey Watts
    Our time in the Eastern Cape has been a dream.  It will be a trip to reflect on for years to come.  Dave, Shoota, and Dusty were top notch, and we consider ourselves blessed to have had the opportunity to hunt with them.  Their knowledge, skill, work ethic, and dedication to the hunt were outstanding.  It was amazing to share Kelsey's first big game kill with our new friends!
    Cole & Kelsey Watts
  • Clay & Carli Schubert
    The John X Safaris motto reads, "May you enter as guests and leave as friends". Carl, Trish, Lee, PH's and the rest of the John X Safaris crew went above and beyond to deliver on this motto.  Our time spent with them was full of laughter and smiles filled with new memories created each day.  Thank you, John X Safaris, for a truly amazing experience.
    Clay & Carli Schubert
  • Chris Perdomo
    I will happily recommend John X Safaris to any potential client as they will exceed expectations.
    Chris Perdomo
  • Kale Paslay, Age 15
    The time with John X Safaris was a blast!  It is without a doubt one of the best father and son trips you could ask for.  The hunting was outstanding, the food was amazing, and the all-round atmosphere was second to none. A huge thanks to our PH, Stix, for making this my best hunting trip to date.  A special thanks to my Dad for bringing me on the trip of a lifetime.
    Kale Paslay, Age 15
  • Anthony Dagostino
    I had an amazing experience.  I did not know what to expect but I can tell you I was very impressed with every aspect of my hunt.  My hunt was nothing short of 5 star. Thanks again!
    Anthony Dagostino
  • Al & Renee Quast
    It's hard to put into words - this safari has exceeded our expectations beyond anything we could have dreamed.  The scenery, the animals, the opportunities, the challenges, the emotions of a successful hunt, the camaraderie with our PH, Greg, and our tracker, Bless, it was all exceptional.  Africa and John X Safaris will forever have a place in our memories and in our hearts.
    Al & Renee Quast
  • David Wallenstam
    "I've had the best time! Great PH & very good hunting. The area in the mountains was very nice & exciting to hunt. I am very pleased with the trophies & the stay at the camp. Many Thanks!"
    David Wallenstam
  • Hans Tornskog
    "Thanks Rusty for always telling me what to do! Thanks to Carl and his whole family. Fantastic! Would have liked to be younger to be able to enjoy all these memories more often and for a longer time."
    Hans Tornskog
  • Matthew Nakroshis
    "I had a great time hunting with Jono. He went out of his way in finding good animals. We enjoyed great fun and good times. Very professional PH's and great trackers. Thanks again!"
    Matthew Nakroshis
  • Jay & Evelyn Coffelt
    "All in all a well run operation with good camps and first class PH’s."
    Jay & Evelyn Coffelt