JOCK SAFARI LODGE

Jock Safari Lodge

Jock Safari Lodge is situated on a 6,000 hectare private concession within the game-rich southern section of Kruger National Park in South Africa, half way between Skukuza and the Malelane Gate. This southern area of the Kruger National Park is steeped in history, it is home to Ship Mountain - the birthplace of the legendary dog, Jock of the Bushveld, after whom the book, the movie and the lodge were named.

Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks along with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld Kruger National Park is nearly 2 million hectares in size (21 000 sq km), which is roughly the size of Wales!

Main Jock Lodge

The guest areas of Main Jock Lodge, nestled at the confluence of the seasonal Mitomeni and Biyamiti Rivers, incorporate the romance and elegance of the past colonial era, while also reflecting the unique style of the Zulu and Shangaan cultures. The open sided lounge is furnished with deep leather sofa’s and warmed by a crackling fore place. Fine dining is arranged in intimate settings indoors or on the deck overlooking the pool and the rivers.

The Thatched Suites

The 12 individual thatched suites are screened by lush trees and reed walls, offering the utmost privacy. They are each named after places of interest in the tale of Jock of the Bushveld and they are fitted with air-conditioning, fans, personal safes, mini bars and tea and coffee making facilities. The queen or twin beds are enveloped in crisp white netting and the en-suite bathrooms boast Victorian ball and claw baths, his and her vanities and outdoor showers. Each suite opens out to its own private “sala” and plunge pool, overlooking the confluence of the Biyamiti and Mitomeni Rivers.

What To Do At Jock Safari Lodge

Interesting aspects include original memento’s from the story of Jock of the Bushveld as well as historical wagons of these bygone days, strategically parked in and around the lodge. Children over 7 years of age are kept entertained, while you go on game drives or walking safaris to see bushmen rock art, or enjoy a pampering session at the “Pilgrim’s Rest Spa”. Activities at Jock Safari Lodge include morning and afternoon game drives and guided walks after breakfast (on request).

Fitzpatrick's Lodge At Jock

The intimate Fitzpatrick's Lodge at Jock has only 3 suites, which can be booked as individual suites or the entire lodge can be booked on an exclusive basis. Along with the services of a dedicated chef, waitress and game ranger this lodge conjures notions of having your very own lodge in the bush, where you can enjoy meals and game activities at your own pace, and relax beside the inviting natural rock swimming pool.

Great For Families

Two of the three rooms can sleep two adults sharing with two children (0-6 years) or one child (7-11 years). The thatched suits are spacious with a private viewing deck and feature en-suite bathrooms with a free standing bath and indoor and outdoor shower, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, hairdryer, minibar and tea and coffee facilities. With a style of old world safari elegance, the thatched central guest areas are intimate, offer al fresco outdoor and indoor dining, a lounge with a television and sun loungers around a rock swimming pool. Fitzpatrick’s is located just 1km away from its bigger brother, Jock Safari Lodge, and is perfect for small parties and families. Activities at Fitzpatrick’s include guided morning and afternoon game drives and guided walks after breakfast (on request).

Jock Explorer Camp

Jock Explorer Camp is a 2 night walking safari led by highly specialised armed guides, staying in a small traditional tented camp. Distances walked vary each day but can last up to 4 hours. A game viewing vehicle remains in camp and depending on where guests walk that day, the trail may start from camp or depart camp by vehicle to visit another area of the reserve. Operates April to October, minimum 16 years.

Tents are placed in fairly close proximity, without encroaching on another tents privacy, with a maximum of 6 guests in camp. There are three walk-in mobile canvas tents sleeping two guests per tent on fold out aluminium stretchers. The tents have duvet and pillows, a small three tier cupboard, LED light for night-time use and an outside hand basin. The camp has one outside shower (with hot water) and toilet which is shared by guests. Bathroom amenities are supplied. Wild animals are able to cross through the camp at any time and although all safety precautions have been followed in setting up the camp, this is a genuine wilderness experience. Dinner is around the camp fire and relaxation time is enjoyed from your hammock!

Please Note - As the lodge is situated within the Kruger National Park, conservation fees are therefore applicable, which are subject to price changes. You will be advised at the time of booking.