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Nearest Town Skukuza Inside Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park 2060 South Africa
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#64 of 179 Speciality lodging in Kruger National Park
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Nestled amidst the lush vegetation in the South-Western corner of the majestic beauty that is the Kruger National Park. Jock Safari Lodge emerges at the pinnacle where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers flow as one – a space for breath-taking wildlife sightings. The lodge with 6, 000 hectares of natural landscape offers guests one of the best Big 5 game viewing experiences in South Africa with its exclusive riverbed traversing rights. Traverse through this exceptional landscape on twice daily game drives as well as wilderness walks with highly experienced game rangers and witness an abundance of bird life and a staggering diversity of wildlife, including the endangered wild dog. Enthralling sightings of elephants, prides of lions as well as a sea of buffalo horns rising from the grass as they lie resting in the growing heat, awaits one. Rich in historical heritage, Jock is the first private game lodge within South Africa’s largest national park and was inspired by the well-known tale of Jock of the Bushveld by Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, a story of courage and loyalty set during South Africa’s first gold rush era. This colonial styled safari lodge offers guests a unique stay, showcasing elements of history, fauna and flora, tranquillity, conservation and fine cuisine in the 12 individual thatched suites at the Main Lodge or 3 luxurious suites at the nearby Fitzpatrick Lodge.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu


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Nearest Town Skukuza Inside Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park 2060 South Africa
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Skukuza Airport28 kmSee all flights
Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport51 kmSee all flights
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lionelusa wrote a review May 2020
Atlanta, Georgia8 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: May 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Mandy Rutherford, Marketing at Jock Safari Lodge
Responded 14 Sep 2020
Good Afternoon, Thank you for message, we will of course be flexible and work with our guests to make sure that they are able to return to enjoy their experience. We are optimistic that the borders will reopen in the near future and look forward to being able to welcome you back- not with a hug or handshake, but with an open heart and friendly smile. Thank you for opting to hold your credit with us. The Jock Team.
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Robert D wrote a review Apr 2020
Bonita Springs, Florida67 contributions31 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Mandy Rutherford, Marketing at Jock Safari Lodge
Responded 05 May 2020
Dear Robert Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your recent trip. My, how things have changed since your visit to us but, the wildlife are thriving and taking full advantage of the area :-). Once all the travel bans have finally lifted, we do hope to be able to welcome you back to Jock. We're truly looking forward to seeing you again, Stay safe Kindest regards The Jock Team
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Debie R wrote a review Mar 2020
Castle Pines, Colorado119 contributions30 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Mandy Rutherford, Marketing at Jock Safari Lodge
Responded 08 Apr 2020
Dear Debie Wow! We are so thrilled that you had such a wonderful time! Thank you for taking the time out to post such a positive review. Once the world has settled down and re-righted itself, we look forward to welcoming you back for a second visit. Look after yourself and your loved ones during this trying time, Best wishes The Jock Team
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DMjourney wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore, Singapore73 contributions60 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from Mandy Rutherford, Marketing at Jock Safari Lodge
Responded 08 Apr 2020
Dear Diu and Michael Firstly, huge Congratulations once again! We hope that your life together is a very long and happy one. Thank you so much for choosing Jock as part of your honeymoon - we're so thrilled your experience was so memorable! We look forward to sharing many more happy celebrations at Jock with you. Kindest regards The Jock Team
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Tim D wrote a review Mar 2020
22 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Mandy Rutherford, Marketing at Jock Safari Lodge
Responded 08 Apr 2020
Dear TIm Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We are thrilled that you had such a marvelous time and that the team ensured you left with everlasting memories. We do hope to see you back at Jock one day again soon, Stay safe during this trying time - so glad you got to experience Jock before the lockdowns and travel bans took place. Looking forward to your return, Kindest regards The Jock Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jock Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Jock Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Jock Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Jock Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Jock Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Jock Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Jock Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Jock Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Jock Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.