A buddy of mine suggested we go here on a safari for his 40th birthday, and as part of my 'bachelor party tour' lol. We arrived at the end of February and stayed for 3 nights - unbelievable!! All I can say is, forget the 'Big Five' - ask for Paddy and the 'FAB FIVE'! You will not see anything like it anywhere else - trust me! Paddy is an amazing guide - he spots things that everyone else looks right past continuously. We told him things we wanted to see, and others said we probably would not see it - Paddy found them! Trust me - it is worth every penny, and this is coming from someone who usually goes to islands for vacation to party or scuba dive. The food is excellent, accomadations are great, and the people all go out of their way to help with anything you ask for. This is before you even consider the animals and environment you are in the middle of - an experience that everyone should have at least one time. Trust me - book with this company and ask for Paddy - super cool guy and amazing skills in finding animals, etc. This is the first time I have ever gone on Trip Advisor and written a review - I use it quite often to read reviews, but have never gone somewhere that convinced me to write a review until this trip. Just remember if you book - ask for Paddy and the 'Fab Five' - and bring extra memory cards and batteries for your camera - you will need them!
The massage therapist did a great job - ask her about her little 'mascot'.
A couple of tips - there are no worries with Malaria - we were told by some people we needed Malaria tablets, but found out when we got there that it is perfectly safe in this part of the park. Bring a sweatshirt, even in the summer, as it gets pretty cool on the drives early morning and late evening.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jock Safari Lodge is nestled where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers flow as one, situated in the South-Western corner of the Kruger National Park. The lodge offers 6,000 hectares of exclusive traversing rights in an area of the park which is celebrated for its big five game viewing. Jock of the Bushveld, the legend that was, served as an inspiration for the aptly namely Jock Safari Lodge. The tale, linked to Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, highlights the canine devotion and stories of African adventures that have excited exploring travellers.Accommodation offered:Main Jock LodgeCarefully screened by lush trees and reed walls, the 12 individual thatched rooms at Jock Safari Lodge, impart a sense of aloneness and oneness with the landscape.Fitzpatrick’s Lodge, offers personal service in an intimate atmosphere. Perfect for small parties and families.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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jock Safari Hotel Kruger National Park