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Malelane - Skukuza Road, Kruger National Park 1351 South Africa
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#65 of 182 Specialty 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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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Entertainment staff
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
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Neck massage
Pedicure
Concierge
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
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Minibar
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Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Private balcony
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Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
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English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu

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Malelane - Skukuza Road, Kruger National Park 1351 South Africa
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dunedin123 wrote a review 1 Oct
dunedin59 contributions63 helpful votes
This place exceeded our expectations. We had read the reviews of others and thought the place would be great. It wasn't great, it was outstanding!! We had 3 nights staying at the lodge and went out on safari 6 times. My wife and I loved seeing the wildlife and saw a lot more than we expected. One of the other guests summed it up saying they had been on safari over 30 times at various lodges around South Africa and wider Africa and this was the best lodge and safari experience they had ever had. Patrick was our guide and he was outstanding. Great knowledge and working with the other guides were able to show us everything that the park had to offer. We saw it all and mostly very close!! The food, hospitality, quality of staff was all exceptional and 6-Stars! The rooms were extremely comfortable but we really loved the outdoor sleeping area for our afternoon siesta. One afternoon we had 3 elephants come up to visit which was simply magical. For us this was a unique experience that we would love to repeat sometime in the future. Anyone reading this review should just go and enjoy everything that Jock has to offer. It is Simply Outstanding!!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: We had room 1 at the end and it was perfect for looking down the river valley and the elephants...
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear dunedin 123 Thank you very much for your positive review and feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay and experience at Jock Safari Lodge. The location of the lodge within the private concession does offer amazing sightings and we very happy to hear that you saw it all and mostly very close. The 'sleeping under the stars' or enjoying a relaxing time at the outdoor sleeping area does add so much value to your stay and we really happy to hear that you were able to enjoy this and experience the elephants coming to visit. A special thank you for the positive feedback about our staff and your guide, Patrick. We will be sure to share your feedback with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Jock soon. Kind regards, the Jock Safari Lodge Team
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Matthew B wrote a review Sep 2022
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Our stay at Jock’s lodge has been absolutely superb. The staff couldn’t be more helpful, attentive and friendly. Patrick was our ranger and he was excellent. He was incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating and did the utmost to give us the best game viewing experience possible! Huge thanks to everyone who is a part of the team at Jock’s Lodge who all helped to make our stay truly memorable!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Matthew B Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback and we are delighted to hear that you had a superb stay at Jock Safari Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, the Jock Safari Lodge Team
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David M wrote a review Aug 2022
Horseshoe Beach, Florida12 contributions5 helpful votes
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Fantastic choice for easy going safari experience. Our room was really amazing with a deck, tented option for sleeping outside, optional outdoor shower and tub, and a huge modern comfortable room. Excellent food and service without any pretense. All fun and easy going. Saw lots of wildlife too
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring super warm clothes if you are there in the winter. Days are hot but early morning and...
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Response from Astrid Skjelfjord, Marketing at Jock Safari Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear David M We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back. The option to sleep under the stars is an amazing experience and adds to the experience. Kind regards, The Jock Safari Lodge Team
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Mike wrote a review Aug 2022
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Beautiful, secluded location for a wonderful safari. Thanks to our awesome ranger, saw the “big 5” and so many more animals. Highlight was seeing a leopard up close in both a morning and evening drive. The staff at the lodge were all super friendly and attentive, and the lodge itself is beautiful. Definitely recommend 😊
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Astrid Skjelfjord, Marketing at Jock Safari Lodge
Responded 29 Aug 2022
Dear mikeD614IH Thank you very much for your review, it is truly appreciated. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay at Jock Safari Lodge and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, the Jock Safari Lodge Team
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lorraine162 wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed here last week and there are no words! It is most beautiful Safari Lodge I have stayed in. We stayed in the Main Lodge. We even had elephants come down to the lodges which was amazing. The staff could not do enough for us. The food was the best and such good choices every day. I also had a hot stone massage in the spa on 2 days and the relaxed so much I missed lunch on one of the days. Service from everyone we met was 10/10 Phil, always there to answer our questions. It was a wonderful way to celebrate my 60th . Last but not least Yanni our Safari guide, so knowledgable and took his time to answers our many questions and not rush us when we spotted all the big five and those G&T will never be the same drinking them in London instead of the fabulous sunsets. We will be back and thank you again
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 18 Aug 2022
Dear @lorraine162, Thank you kindly for the positive review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and will certainly pass along the lovely feedback to our team who are always pleased to know that their hard work has been appreciated. Thank you, the Jock team.
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Veronica D wrote a review Jul 2022
Hoboken, New Jersey22 contributions3 helpful votes
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My mom, dad, sister and I went to Jocks lodge for 4 days in July 2022. In just the first 2 game rides, we saw all big 5 animals. The experience was incredible and we had so many sightings. Laz was the best guide ever and went above and beyond to find the animals we requested to see. It was great that they had 6,000 acres of private land because the public could not come to the sightings we saw there, but we could go to sightings on public parts of the park. In addition, the service at the lodge was top notch. My sister is Vegan and they went out of their way to go to town to get vegan plant based meats when they realized she was not just vegetarian on the first day. They made her special meals for every meal of the day. Great service!! For the three others, the meals every day were amazing and each night was a different experience.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 Aug 2022
Dear @VeronicaD, Wow- what more can we say except thank you! Its reviews like this that motivate our team to keep pushing and delivery exceptional service and care. Thank you for choosing Jock and for your support. Thank you, the Jock team.
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Peasaretoogreen wrote a review Jul 2022
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We spent three nights here as a family of four (15 yrs 17yrs boys) on our first ever Safari. The Lodge, the staff, the setting, the food and the game drives exceeded our expectations. Shout out to Patrick our ranger who was good fun, knowledgeable and showed us the big 5 within the first 36hrs. Also to Precious and Joe who kept us well fed and watered. It was my son’s 18th birthday whilst we were here and the staff went out of the way to make it a special celebration including a cake a traditional dancing. Thank you for showing us a slice of paradise - we will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 Aug 2022
Dear @N7265VTsarahr, Thank you for choosing Jock and for sharing this special occasion with us. We are so pleased that we were able to an 18th birthday celebration one that will not easily be forgotten and that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to celebrating many more momentous occasions. Thank you, the Jock team.
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Vicky B wrote a review Jul 2022
Hampshire, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Wow, this place will leave you speechless. Our very first safari holiday and we're going to find it hard to beat! The lodge was outstanding, with everything you needed for a stay in the bush. Our ranger, Micah, was really the star of our trip. He was more than happy to answer all of our questions (and we had A LOT!) and had a hilarious sense of humor! He made our trip unforgettable and we will definitely be back to see him again next year. Micha is an absolute superstar, there isn't anything this man doesn't know! I feel like we have made a friend for life in him. The rest of the staff were all so lovely and attentive, especially the restaurant staff. Phil would always check up on us in the restaurant to discuss the menus for the day and made sure we were never hungry (which we NEVER were). The food here was exceptional. Some of the freshest meats I've ever eaten, with a great selection of foods provided all day. We felt as if we never stopped eating! Thank you all at Jock, we have really found a gem in Kruger and will be back as soon as we can!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 1 Aug 2022
Dear @129vickyb, We are truly blown away by your comments, thank you so much for sharing your recent experience with us. It is such a pleasure to learn that the teams hard work has been well received and that the time with us was so memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Thank you, the Jock team.
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dirkbohnes wrote a review Jul 2022
Jupiter, Florida1 contribution
Where to start... The design of Jocks Lodge is absolutely breath taking. We travelled as a family of 4 and shared 2 lodges for ourselves. Both lodges had a private outside area with an amazing view over the watering hole, an outside bathtub, a whirlpool, and an outside bed with a mosquito net (you can actually spend the night outside if you'd like). The lodges themselves were extremely well decorated. Modern, while still maintaining the safari flair. Aside from everything being beautifully decorated, the entire team put a lot of effort in making sure every detail is perfect (e.g., when arriving back from a late night (cold) safari, they had put hot water bottles in each of our beds to make sure we warm up). I believe house keeping came by twice a day. Generally speaking, every meal we had at Jocks Safari Lodge has beat everything we know in Europe and the USA. Upon our arrival we were warmly greeted with "we know how to feed our guests", and the team really kept their promise. Breakfast was followed by tea time, followed by lunch, followed by drinks and snacks, followed by dinner. Our highlight(s) of the trip were of course the safaris. We had two safaris per day, one in the early morning and one in the evening. Our guide Patrick did an amazing job; he made sure we see the big 5, taught us so much about the animals, and always made sure we're safe. Thanks Patrick, we really enjoyed the safaris with you! We all loved our experience with Jocks Lodge and highly recommend staying with them. The team was so friendly and attentive, big thanks to everyone and hope to see you again!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 1 Aug 2022
Dear @dirkbohnes, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We are beyond thrilled to hear that you enjoyed every element of your stay with us and that the time spent at Jock made such a lasting impression. We thrive off positive feedback like this and will be sure to pass your compliments back onto the team who are always so appreciative to hear that their hard work has been well received. Thank you, the Jock team.
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Esli_S wrote a review Jul 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions
The guide was fantastic, Jan O is great at what he does. Brilliant game drives with him. BUT the food and service were disappointing. Staff smile and are friendly but don't really listen to what you're saying. The allergy/diet specifications given during booking (and confirmed shortly before arrival) were forgotten. Our requests were pretty simple, nothing uncommon or complicated, yet ignored far too many times. The food served wasn't good, average at the best times. We felt very overcharged. They're just not on the same standard as other lodges in the same price range, not even close.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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$1,063 - $1,369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Jock Safari Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Jock Safari Lodge offers airport transportation 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.
Is Jock Safari Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.