Jock Safari Lodge Game Lodge in the Kruger National Park South Africa

Jock Safari Lodge

5 Star Game Lodge at Situated halfway between Skukuza & Malelane, Kruger Park, South Africa. Show on Map

About Jock Safari Lodge

Jock Safari Lodge incorporates the romance and elegance of the past colonial era, and reflects in its unique style the indigenous Zulu and Shangaan cultures.

This luxurious lodge is situated in the southern area of the Kruger National Park at the confluence of the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers, half way between Skukuza and Malelane. It is approximately 35 km to the Skukuza airstrip and 150km to the Kruger International Mpumulanga airport in Nelspruit.

Magnificent trees and an abundance of bird life surround the Lodge. From here our two track roads take you into 6000 ha of exclusive traversing in the first private concession set in over 2 million hectares of Kruger National Park. The lodge is easily accessible by road, just over 5 hours drive from Johannesburg, or 1 hour Skukuza and 2 hours from Kruger International airports.

ACCOMMODATION

Main Jock
Twelve individual thatched suites, screened by lush trees and reed walls, offer guests utmost luxurious privacy, creating a unique experience of gracious old world elegance surrounded by unspoilt wilderness.

All the suites are named after places of interest in the tale of “Jock of the Bushveld” - the treacherous Pettigrew’s Road, the trading posts of Delagoa Bay and Komatipoort.

Each suite, with queen or twin beds enveloped in a canopy of voluptuous white netting, has its own personal “sala” (thatched viewing deck), plunge pool, romantic Victorian ball and claw bath, his and her vanities and outdoor shower.

The suites have been built overlooking the rivers and offer breathtaking river bed frontage, bushveld vistas and game viewing. Each suite is also fully equipped with 5 star amenities such as air-conditioning, fans, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar and safe.

Fitzpatrick's Lodge at Jock
With only 3 suites, Fitzpatrick's Lodge at Jock will ensure that personal service is always a priority for the lodge’s friendly staff. Each of the three luxurious suites are equipped with their own viewing deck, indoor or outdoor showers and guest amenities. While the dining and entertainment area offers both alfresco and indoor dining facilities allowing guests the unique opportunity to experience the gracious style of old world elegance surrounded by unspoilt wilderness.

Fitzpatrick's Lodge at Jock suites boast beautiful views into the unspoilt Kruger bushveld and guests can also relax in the comforts of the central lounge overlooking the banks of the Biyamiti River. This new lodge can either be booked as a whole lodge with its own personal chef & game ranger or as individual suites.

MAIN jock

• Twelve Luxury Suites

Standard Room Features:
• En-suite bathroom
• Air Conditioning
• Outdoor showers
• Mini-bar facility
• Digital safe in cupboard
• Amenities
• Each has a private sala (viewing deck) overlooking the river & plunge pool

Additional facilities:
• Internet facilities on request
• Beautiful rock swimming pool

Additional Information
• Buffet style breakfast, plated lunches, wide variety of hot and cold foods
• Early morning tea/coffee and High Tea in the afternoon before game drives
• Dinner mostly served outdoors in the Boma or at the ox wagons
• Two game drives per day. One in the late afternoon and one early in the morning

Fitzpatrick's Lodge at Jock

• Three Luxury suites

Standard Room Features:
• En-suite bathroom
• Air Conditioning
• Indoor showers
• Mini-bar facility
• Digital safe in cupboard
• Amenities

Additional facilities:
• Beautiful rock swimming pool

Additional Information
• Buffet style breakfast and lunch, wide variety of hot and cold foods
• Early morning tea/coffee and High Tea in the afternoon before game drives
• Two game drives per day. One in the late afternoon and one early in the morning

Weddings

Jock Safari Lodge is set in an untamed wilderness which makes it the perfect location for a romantic African Wedding. At Jock we arrange wedding package to suit your individual needs.

Accommodation
Our 12 Luxurious Suites are designed to give a sense of being alone in, and integrated with, the surrounding unspoiled African Bush. All suites are elegantly furnished with attention paid to the little comforts that make your visit memorable. The suites are all named after places of interest in the tale of “Jock of the Bushveld”. Linked to the main lodge by meandering walkways, the suites boast private plunge pools, and furnishings reflecting the region’s distinctive mix of Zulu, Shangaan and colonial cultures.

Venues
Different venues available, depending on the size of the wedding party.

menu
Menus can be personalized for your requirements if the entire lodge is booked. (Please advise of any dietary requirements in advance). The chef and his dedicated team conjure up dishes inspired by this unique location, as well as all of the influences that have passed through it at one time or another. From the primal flavours of wild game and local herbs picked from the surrounding bushveld to the spicy tastes of visiting Arab traders, and traditional dishes introduced by European gold miners – guests can take their taste buds on a true African safari.

Spa
Ease the strains of modern living from every muscle and mind at our fully equipped Spa. We honour our cultural heritage by using Essentially Africa body products, and support the conservation of animal, bird and plant life. This philosophy characterizes our Signature Spa Treatments, which have been inspired by the richness of Africa’s soil, its abundant plant life, and the life-preserving grooming rituals of its wild animals. Treat yourself to a manicure / pedicure the morning of your wedding.

Pilgrims Rest Spa

Pilgrim’s Rest, named after the quaint historical mining town featured so prominently in “Jock of the Bushveld” and still in existence today, was a place to rest, rejuvenate and restock. So too is the Relaxation Retreat at Jock Safari Lodge. The Pilgrims Rest Retreat offers an escape to enjoy some pampering. Awaken your senses and allow us to rejuvenate body, mind and soul. Inspired by surrounding elements that guide us, our selection of body and beauty treatments cater for men and women.

GAME DRIVES AND ACTIVITIES

Game Drives & Walks
Morning and evening drives are performed in covered 4x4 Landrovers conducted by highly experienced rangers. Traversing through the reserve, the wildlife is sometimes staggering in its diversity. Enthralling sightings of elephants, a sea of buffalo horns rising from the grass as they lie resting in the growing heat as well as prides of lions, awaits one.

Flora & Fauna
Personally assigned rangers will delight in sharing their knowledge of this astounding natural treasure trove of the bushveld and slowly the mysteries of the wild unfold.
Jackalberry trees older than written history are pointed out and the myriad of insects, birds, mammals and reptiles that exist in this leafy ecosystem are explained. The sheer wonder of Mother Nature at work in this microcosm makes one eager to experience and understand more and to experience untouched Paradise in its pure form.

Birdwatching
For the avid birdwatcher, abundant species of bird are regularly seen on the concession including raptors such as the Martial, Tawny and Fish Eagles as well as Steppe Buzzards.

Rock Art
Throughout the concession, rock art sites dating back more than 3 000 years are found depicting the spiritual beliefs and lives of the San.

Stargazing
With the absence of artificial light, the stargazing at Jock Safari Lodge is phenomenal and amongst the best in Southern Africa.

Frogging Safaris
For veteran bush trekkers who’ve been there done that, Jock Safari Lodge is offering something new under the sun – a Frogging Safari. Here’s what gives: With an estimated 34 different species of Amphibians in Kruger, Jock Safari Lodge ranks as one of the best places for Frogging Safaris.

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Amenities

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • International plug point(s)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Functions

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Dance floor
  • Decorating
  • Standard conf. equipment

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

Transfers

  • Airport transfers

Accreditations (as claimed by Jock Safari Lodge)

Shamwari GroupSouth Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA)Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)

From
ZAR4095.00
per person sharing, per night

Contact: Reservations

Tel: +27 (0)41 509-3000
Fax: +27 (0)41 509-3001

Physical Address:
Jock Safari Lodge, Situated halfway between Skukuza & Malelane, Kruger Park, South Africa

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -25.233111110444444
Longitude: 31.786111110777778

Closest airport(s)
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport - 98km
OR Tambo International - 428km
Skukuza Airport - 35km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express

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