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Jock Safari Lodge

Jock Safari Lodge

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689 Reviews
Guide Price £1,989 per person
Based on 05 March 19, staying for 4 nights full board in a Suite with Plunge Pool (2 adults sharing). Flights not included.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Enjoy boutique luxury and witness Kruger in all its glory

This award-winning lodge is located inside Kruger National Park and offers stunning views across, what many regard as, the best Big Five game viewing area in the world. Jock Safari Lodge is surrounded by lush vegetation, nestled at the point where two rivers join to flow as one, making it the ideal place for wildlife sightings as the animals come to drink at the water's edge. 

Accommodation at Jock Safari Lodge is in the form of secluded thatched suites with decadently romantic bathrooms, private plunge pools and outdoor showers. With a river view, animals can be sighted right from the comfort of your own accommodation.

Contrast the excitement of game viewing with a visit to the Relaxation Retreat for some much-needed pampering. Unwind in the deluxe sauna, steam room and hydrotherapy bath after a day packed full of dusty safari experiences, from game drives to wilderness walks. As dusk falls, cool off with a sundowner from the well-stocked bar before savouring a star-lit dinner. 

The lodge is child-friendly, with under fives allowed on game drives in closed vehicles and six to 11-year olds invited to join adults on normal game drives which are lead in open vehicles (T&Cs apply).

  • Fantastic world-class rangers and guides for game drives and wilderness walks
  • Small and intimate lodge with secluded thatched suites
  • Marvel at 3,000-year old rock art
  • Child-friendly lodge

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

National park
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  • 12 rooms
  • Transfer time approximately one hour from Kruger Mpumalanga airport

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Lodge
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board

For Families

  • Family Rooms
Location Highlights

Jock Safari Lodge

  • National park
  • Approximately one hour from Kruger Mpumalanga airport.
  • One of the best safari areas in the world
  • Fantastic chances of seeing the Big Five
689 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 614
  • Very Good 57
  • Average 12
  • Poor 6
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jun 14, 2019

Exceedingly wonderful!

Churchville, pa

First, I must say that our ranger Jacob was an absolute treasure. He was brilliant, witty, patient and such gentleman. A true asset to Jocks. Our game drives were filled with the wonders of Mother Nature and Jacob educated us on the big and small. His skill and knowledge in finding and pointing out the animals made for fantastic drives. Food and beverage: Excellent. Kudos to Phil. The freshness and variety was beyond our expectations. The springbok carpaccio type appetizer still has me dreaming! Villa: It was lovely and comfortable with high end linens and towels. We highly recommend sleeping in the outdoor accommodations one night. What an experience! Spa: we had massages one day and they were very relaxing. Staff: everyone we encountered was really friendly and engaging. Always smiling and happy to help in anyway. Front house: All were so professional and welcoming. They steer the ship that is Jocks with precision. Truly outstanding. Cons: cannot think of one. Seriously. Recommendation: I say stay 3 nights. That should afford you a little more down time to relax in your private claw foot tub, or take a dip in the pool near the bar, or...
Jun 11, 2019

Safari Trip

Thank you for your excellent service! Ranger provided very professional knowlodge.2 times per day for safari. Luckily on second day we saw Big 5. One point you should be improved for food. Others are great! Thank you!
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Jock Safari Lodge


Swimming pool with deck


With steam room, sauna and hydrotherapy pool

Gift boutique

Jock Safari Lodge

Room Types

Main Lodge Rooms

The Main Lodge at Jock's Safari Lodge has a total of 12 rooms, each sleeping a maximum of 2 adults.

All rooms are extremely spacious and luxurious. Nine rooms are double king and the other three rooms have a twin bed configuration. All rooms have their own private plunge pool with sala (outdoor day bed) overlooking the river.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included
  • TV

Fitzpatrick's at Joc

Fitzpatrick’s at Jock is a child-friendly lodge at the river's edge and offers an exceptional personal service which is ideal for small groups and families.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
Jock Safari Lodge

Family Friendly Facilities

Child-friendly safari activities are offered. Children up to five-years old are taken on game drives in a closed vehicle, whereas children from six to 11 may join adults on the normal game drives conducted in open vehicles (T&Cs apply)

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