Jock Safari Lodge

Jock Safari Lodge

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658 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
658 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 586
  • Very Good 55
  • Average 11
  • Poor 6
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

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


Jan 31, 2019

Great experience here, but it was chosen for luxury in the bush, and it fell short of that.

Wonderful game drives, we saw all the big 5 and plenty of leopards (and cubs), however we had issues with toilets with a connecting room, if the toilet was flushed in one room it caused the water in the toilet of the connecting room to splash everywhere...most unpleasant. The staff were very helpful and did their best to rectify by changing one of the rooms and complimentary gestures. However there were too many issues at this price per night, like the bath tub feet being loose and the bath failing to one side, and poor water pressure and grit coming out the taps initially, and generally tired facilities. This is disappointing as I chose this property for the luxury impression the advertisements give. However we did have a wonderful experience, and this hotel has exclusive access to a certain area of Kruger which you won't be able to see unless staying here, and the hotel has an interesting history to it. The game drivers are very experienced and did their best to show everyone what they wanted to see. However a mistake on one morning where the game driver did not give the wake up call to the correct room, due to the room change resulted in us being delayed by 20 mins for an early morning game drive (no clocks in the rooms). This led to us being verbally abused by another hotel member waiting in the jeep. The staff are very well trained in customer service and really go the extra mile here however and overall this was a life changing trip and a great experience.
Jan 29, 2019

Safari trip!

We had an excellent lodge no 4 over looking the park with animals walking by it was totally private too! Food was excellent as were the service we had 4 game drives the driver was very knowledgeable and the experience was truly magical!
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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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