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Jock Safari Lodge

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).

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £2,199  per person
Hotel Category
Location Type
National park
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 732 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • 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

General Information

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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

Hotel Location

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
732 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 653
  • Very Good 60
  • Average 13
  • Poor 6
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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Feb 19, 2020

Five Star Experience in the middle of the African Bush

Perth, Australia

What a wonderful place - the villas are absolutely beautifully appointed, the entire place, including the main dining area just gorgeously decorated. However, the biggest delight was the food - it was exceptional - certainly a massive surprise and beyond anything one would expect in the middle of the Kruger Park!
Feb 10, 2020

Exceeded Expectation

Manchester, United Kingdom

Stayed at Jock for 3 nights, having 5 game drives and it didn’t disappoint! We had Mayneth as our Ranger who had a great sense of humour, was good fun and very knowledgeable! We stayed in the lodge closest to the restaurant/pool area which was a great position, close to where the two river beds meet. The food was delicious and always plentiful, and the lodges were fantastic. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place and would go back in heartbeat!
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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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