Fair Chase Outfitters

John X Safaris

John X Safaris

Carl van Zyl

T: +27 (0) 82 700 9866  

E: hunting@johnxsafaris.co.za

The philosophy of fair chase reaches to the very foundations of the hunting spirit.  It should be a dominant factor in the ethics of every responsible hunter. The very concept does, however, extend beyond the hunt itself; it is an attitude and a way of life based on a deep-seated respect for wildlife, for the environment, and for fellow hunters with whom we share the bounty of Africa’s vast wildlife resources. It is a philosophy we live by at John X Safaris.

Hunting with John X Safaris extends beyond the ethical harvest. Our hunts are a journey of discovery, an awakening of the senses, and, ultimately, the realization of the dream of hunting in Africa.  Whether it is your first trip to Africa, a hunt for the Big Five, or the choice of forty plains game species, we are here to cater to your every need.


The Malaria Free Eastern Cape of South Africa is our base and home. We have access to 3,000,000 acres of privately owned concessions, including over 700,000 free-ranging acres that stretch from the coastal forests along the Indian Ocean to the unsurpassed beauty of the Great Karoo and the breathtaking mountains of the north.  Because we hunt for game in their natural habitats, they are naturally of better quality.


With over forty species available to our hunters and because many of the species occur in a variety of habitats, we have found the need to establish camps within the moister southern and the drier northern regions of the East Cape. This allows our hunters to enjoy the variety of a multiarea hunt on the same safari, while ensuring we achieve the very best in trophy quality.


We have over three decades of safari experience, and we pride ourselves on our fair-chase principles, conservation footprint, and our humanitarian efforts.  We work with and educate the local community on the importance of sustainable hunting, which helps ensure the survival of our wildlife. We’re the leaders in the safari industry, and we give you our assurance that you are in safe hands when booking a hunt with John X Safaris.


I invite you to join my team and me as we continue to exceed expectations one experience at a time. Hunting with us is more than just a hunt.  It’s the total safari 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.”


Carl van Zyl

John X Safaris



Proud Member of Custodians SA, Dallas Safari Club, Houston Safari Club, Safari Club International

Rowland Ward LTD. helps preserve and increase the habitat of (large) fauna worldwide by supporting sustainable fair-chase hunting, which, in turn directly benefits the local indigenous people of the areas involved. 

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