Guests per Safari Vehicle
Located within 6,000 ha of pristine bushveld, Jock Safari Lodge is an exclusive private concession, perfectly positioned in the southern part of the Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest National Park. The wildlife within this region have survived undisturbed without negative impact from mankind, encouraged to thrive.
Jock Safari Lodge emerges where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers flow as one – this natural unbroken landscape offers guests one of the best Big Five game viewing experiences in South Africa with its exclusive riverbed traversing rights. Steeped in history, Jock Safari Lodge was the first private concession granted within the Kruger National Park and is named after local legend, Jock of the Bushveld, the canine hero of Sir Percy FitzPatrick’s famous story of courage and loyalty that is set during South Africa’s first gold rush era. Relive one of South Africa’s cultural heritages through this wonderful story and view the original mementoes on display at the Main Lodge.
The Main Jock Loge is screened by lush trees and reed walls, offering guests a distinct and luxurious safari experience surrounded by unspoilt wilderness. The individual style of the main lodge and twelve suites assures guests of a serene and secluded stay designed in pure harmony with that of the natural surroundings. Each suite leads onto a private deck with a plunge pool, Sala, an outdoor day bed, all with a spectacular view of the riverbed. The lodge offers in and outdoor dining facilities, a relaxation retreat with a sauna and exercise room, gift boutique, library with TV and DVD player, and complimentary Wi-Fi
In addition to the excellent Big Five game viewing, activities include daily game drives, wilderness walks, bird watching and nearby golf at Leopard Creek Golf Course, while the Relaxation Retreat will ensure guests truly unwind.
The Kruger National Park is the primary destination in South Africa for many international tourists. Each year more than half a million visitors are registered.
The National Park was opened in 1898 at the instigation of then-president Paul Kruger. After hunters had considerably decimated the originally rich game stock, all the land between the Sabie and the Crocodile Rivers was put under the protection of Nature Conservation to ensure the survival of the remaining animals. Only as recently as 1961 was the extended Kruger Park fenced in.
The park stretches from the Crocodile River in the south up to the Limpopo River, which is the international border in the north. Altogether it is 350 km long, 65 km wide and comprises an area of about 20,000 sq. km.
A web of roads of 1863 kilometres leads through the National Park, 697 km of them being tarred. For the visitor there are numerous differently equipped rest camps, most of them scenically positioned. Within the park boundaries, travel is only allowed between sunrise and sunset. After dark one has to stay in one of the fenced rest camps.
The best time for observing the animals is the dry winter season. Then the grass is low, and bushes and trees don’t have leaves, so that one can have an unobstructed view. Because it virtually doesn’t rain in winter, the animals come to the waterholes to drink in the mornings and evenings and can easily be watched from the car.
12 Luxury Thatched Suites
5 hours from Johannesburg
45 minutes from the Kruger Malelane Gate
45 minutes from Skukuza
2 hours from KMIA, Nelspruit
Jock Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park, Near Skukuza, South Africa