Last time we shared the adventures of the Thorpe family as they took on the East Cape with Professional Hunter, Gary Phillips.
Greg and Hunter had spent a few days hunting from our Coastal Area before heading to our Eastern Mountainous Area. Nancy on the other hand had stayed behind to enjoy the Game Reserve and the surrounding tourist activities.
This week we’re in for a day between hunts and wanted to fill you in on the remainder of their safari. The Thorpe Family wrote to us upon their return home and we felt there’s no better way than sharing it straight from the horse’s mouth.
There is no place like South Africa and certainly John X is one of the very best. We had the trip of a lifetime, but I want to get back ASAP. Exceeded our expectations…. Gary Phillips has to be one of the best professional hunting guides on the continent. Patient, hard-working and informative…he was the key to our great success. I consider him a friend and will be in close contact. WE WANT a vacation home there!!!! Lee and their beautiful children were great and meeting Carl and his wife Trish was very nice.
I don’t see how any outfit can beat the total experience we had at John X, and my wife, who came for pictures made many lifetime friends. So did I around good SA beer at the campfire…sorry for keeping the staff up late! But I think they were having as much fun as we were. Lots of BANG for the buck and unbeatable hospitality. A must do for you all out there. Hope the blogs fill you all in on what is an amazing experience. I have hunted in the US all my life – Africa is different! What an experience for my 17-year-old son Hunter, hopefully a lifelong client.
The big 5 is next on my bucket list and I am certain Gary and staff will get us there.
Cheers as they say in SA, to all!
Greg, Nancy & Hunter Thorpe
Ps. Below are a few more of our trophy pictures from the North – We had a blast!