We stay 3 nights /4days and we went out on Safari 6 times (4 hours each).
Our safari was better than our best expectation because of our ranger JV.
JV is so knowledgeable about wild life,birds,snakes,galaxy........
The most important condition on a safari is your ranger, he is always with you ,so if you choose Jock ask for JV and will be assured of a 1er class safari with a one of a kind ranger!!!
The food was 5 stars,every things was perfect.
The layout is perfect,very intimate,big bedroom and bathroom,outdoor shower,
camp bed outside for day rest,plunge pool,and sun bath long chairs.
The only complain is that it's need maintenance to be 5 stars.The pool has to be paint,the camp bed sheet was stain and appearing not very clean. It is not so wear off that it's a no go but to be call 5 stars you need to be impeccable!!!
But the layout and room are well thought of and have potential to be easly 5 stars.
We flight for JoBurg to Skukuza air strip with Bateleur Air a private chartered air.
Small 8 seats plane landing directly in Kruger Park at 40 minutes very slow driving to the lodge and able to see on your way some animals.
For us it was wroth the money since the other option is to commercial flight to an airport outside Kruger Park and commute for 1.5 to 2 hours drive to lodge.
All our airport transfer from JoBurg to BateleurAir and the Jock Lodge booking has been done by Rudie of Felleng Tours who is a very very good and experienced private tour operator in JoBurg.(go see on TripAdvisor-Felleng Tours)
All went very well and was one time because of Rudie.
Yes ,yes go and book with Rudie (Felleng Tours)and ask for JV ,it's a must!!!!
- 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