Jock Safari Lodge

Kruger and surrounds, South Africa

The hotel

With only 12 luxury suites, all overlooking the river, the superb Jock Safari Lodge offers a true African safari. Situated within the Kruger National Park on a 6,000 hectare private concession, Jock Safari Lodge guests have exclusive access to drive the dry riverbeds providing some truly spectacular private sightings, your ranger will expertly guide you through this beautiful oasis on an open 4x4 vehicle, giving you a full explanation on the animals you will see – from tortoise to elephant and everything in between - plus you can enjoy the Greater Kruger (size of Wales) where further 'Big Five' sightings are plentiful, you can even watch the wildlife from your private plunge pool and sala overlooking the river. After a day of adventure, enjoy your traditional African bush dinner in the boma around the campfire, in the dining room or on your private deck under the African sky – a truly great experience. Relax in the upstairs comfortable bar area overlooking the stunning rock pool whilst enjoying an aperitif before dinner. If you fancy something extra special and romantic, you can choose to sleep out on your sala and the lovely staff will set it all up for you with mosquito nets and lamps, the perfect way to end your trip of a lifetime. Fitzpatricks at Jock offers three suites situated half a mile from the Main Lodge and are ideal for a party wanting their own space, private vehicle and exclusive use of the lodge.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

The lodge is in the southern area of the Kruger National Park. Transfer time from Skukuza Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

A total of 15 separate, luxury air-conditioned suites in Jock Safari Lodge and Fitzpatricks at Jock. The lodge reflects the Zulu and Shangaan cultures of South Africa, and the private bedrooms are also decorated with African influences. Each suite has a private plunge pool and viewing deck. Jock Safari Lodge has 12 suites with outdoor shower, mini-bar*, twin and double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals, selection of house beverages, tea/coffee and water. Daily game-drives with sundowners, refreshments.

Local conservation fee payable locally, approximately ZAR 80 per person (valid until 31 Oct '18), payable upon entrance to Kruger National Park.

Fitzpatricks at Jock Lodge has 3 suites, same as above, but without plunge pool or outdoor shower, all sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Fitzpatricks has a private pool, dining area and comes with exclusive ranger and vehicle for the group. Recommended for small groups, book the 3 suites at Fitzpatricks at Jock to get your own exclusive lodge.

  • Long stay ofer: Stay for 3 nights or more and save 10% off accommodation costs. Valid for stays 1 May-31 Jul '20. Not combinable with any other offer. 

  • Honeymooners: Couples will receive a bottle of sparkling wine in their room on arrival, a romantic dinner on their deck once during their stay and a romantic 'night under the stars' set up on a sofa bed in a private 'sala' once during their stay. Valid for stays 1 May '20-30 Apr '21. Offer is not combinable with any other offer. 

Bar and restaurant overlooking the river. Boma area. Swimming pool. Spa*. Game-drives and optional walks with a professional team of game rangers and trackers. Walking safaris, birding safaris and guided historical tours, rock art and stargazing. 'Kids on safari' programme. WiFi access.

2 nights between 1 May-30 Apr.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: children under 16 years are not permitted at this lodge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Trip Cancelled - Kept credit to help the Lodge

May 25, 2020 lionelusa Atlanta, Georgia

We had the option to keep the credit to help the lodge and we did. A little surprised that they had a time restriction in the usage of the credit a no one knows when travel restrictions will be lifted in South Africa, but we hope they will adapt and extend or refund then.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Highly recommend!

Apr 23, 2020 Robert D Bonita Springs, Florida

We spent several days here in early March -- simply, the best! Very comfortable room and excellent food, with a warm staff. Highlights are the twice a day game drives. This definitely is not "pre-packaged" stuff -- your guide (ours was Jacob) has a keen sense of where to find the animals, and drives over river beds and down back trails to find… Read more
We spent several days here in early March -- simply, the best! Very comfortable room and excellent food, with a warm staff. Highlights are the twice a day game drives. This definitely is not "pre-packaged" stuff -- your guide (ours was Jacob) has a keen sense of where to find the animals, and drives over river beds and down back trails to find them -in a respectful way. We eagerly anticipated this part of our trip, and it exceeded expectations. You must go to have this experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating AMAZING STAFF AND SAFARI

Mar 28, 2020 DebieR_13 Castle Pines, Colorado

Jock's is a very special place. Starting with our guide, Laz picking us up at the airport, we saw impalas, monkies, and elephants before we even got to the lodge. 2 drives each day and both were spectacular. We saw the Big 5 by the 2nd drive! Highlights included: watching the leopard eating in a tree branch while the hyena sat patiently under… Read more
Jock's is a very special place. Starting with our guide, Laz picking us up at the airport, we saw impalas, monkies, and elephants before we even got to the lodge. 2 drives each day and both were spectacular. We saw the Big 5 by the 2nd drive! Highlights included: watching the leopard eating in a tree branch while the hyena sat patiently under the branch waiting for any leftovers (it was truly mesmerizing), the heard (100+) of elephants that walked right in front of our lodge, and the 6 young giraffe's that were "hanging out" while a more mature giraffe watched over them. My husband's favorites were the cape buffalo and the rhino's. On a pre-dawn drive we saw 3 lionesse and a lion just laying on the road; we just stopped and watched them. The kudu's were so cool to see; they had beautiful color and looked so sleek and strong. Laz surprised us every day with a new journey, but the 5 lions together we watched on our last Safari was most memorable. Laz could spot the wild life from long distances while driving, even at night, he was so knowledgeable about the animals and had great respect for them. The staff and the service "rocked" Precious, Blessing, Phil, and Le Ann, just to name just a few, were always there with a warm welcome and superb service. Our room was very nice with a king bed, double sinks shower heads and a beautiful outdoor space, with netted bed to sleep outside if you wanted to, a plunge pool and fabulous views. This was a trip of a lifetime. Thanks! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best Lodge in the world!!!

Mar 15, 2020 dm0411 Singapore, Singapore

We stayed 3 nights here among our 10 days honeymoon trip in South Africa. Jock Safari brought us a remarkable memory and the perfect honeymoon time. We found so lucky to make the decision to book their accommodation and service. We don’t think there is a better place than this lodge. Thank you all the crew at Jock, especially to Jacob, our ranger… Read more
We stayed 3 nights here among our 10 days honeymoon trip in South Africa. Jock Safari brought us a remarkable memory and the perfect honeymoon time. We found so lucky to make the decision to book their accommodation and service. We don’t think there is a better place than this lodge. Thank you all the crew at Jock, especially to Jacob, our ranger - you are the best! From Diu & Michael with love! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of the most amazing experiences of our lives

Mar 4, 2020 timd204

From the moment you arrive at Jock you are spoiled. The lodges are amazing and if you had someone in your family that did not want to go on safari I am sure they would be 100% content just staying at the lodge. The service here is amazing. Everyone goes out of their way to make sure all your needs or needs you didn't even think of were addressed.… Read more
From the moment you arrive at Jock you are spoiled. The lodges are amazing and if you had someone in your family that did not want to go on safari I am sure they would be 100% content just staying at the lodge. The service here is amazing. Everyone goes out of their way to make sure all your needs or needs you didn't even think of were addressed. The food is so great and plentiful. You will not go hungry I promise. The Safari experience was incredible. We had Mayneth and you could tell his passion for his job and the animals. He taught us so much and made sure we had a great time. I would also like to share praise for Blessing and Momsies(sorry if i spelled it wrong). Their warmth came through in abundance and I truly thank them for everything they did. Read less