Jock Safari Lodge is situated on a private concession within the world renowned Kruger National Park. 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.
MAIN JOCK LODGE
The guest areas of this lodge 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 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. Interesting aspects include original momentos 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 7years 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”.
LEISURE & ACTIVITIES
You can relax on the attractive terrace beside the 15-metre outdoor heated swimming pool, or keep fit at the rooftop fitness studio. Book a pampering session at the Spa, which is themed around exotic spices and African tradition. You are welcome to make use of the complimentary luxury chauffeur transfer service within a 20km/12 mile radius, as well as the day-use facilities for early arrivals and late departure. Be sure to join the daily Cape Orientation and Wine Tasting, which is an intimate, informative and fun introduction to the history of the Cape and the hotel's facilities.
FITZPATRICK'S AT JOCK
An intimate lodge, Fitzpatrick’s is located just 1km away from its bigger brother, Jock Safari Lodge, and is perfect for small parties and families. Offering personal service in an atmosphere that is steeped with history from the surrounding area and the famous dog “Jock of the Bushveld”, Fitzpatrick’s offers three king or twin bedded luxury rooms. 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. Activities at Fitzpatrick’s include guided morning and afternoon game drives and guided walks after breakfast (on request).