Jock Safari Lodge




₤ 459 (Pps)


Jock Safari Lodge was the first private game lodge in the Kruger National Park. And is situated between Malelane and Skukuza in the south-western part of the Kruger. The lodge has exclusive traversing in its own private concession of 6,000 ha.


  •  Named after Jock of the Bushveld, a Staffordshire terrier and literary hero
  •  Private concession within the Kruger National Park
  •  Colonial and elegant ambience

The theme of Jock Safari Lodge is set by the famous animal classic written at the time of South Africa’s gold rush, Jock of the Bushveld. It has a romantic colonial charm infused with elements of Zulu and Shangaan culture.

Luxury chalets conjure up the gracious style of old world elegance in this unspoilt wilderness. Each of the 12 thatched chalets has an outdoor sala with day bed, romantic bathroom and outdoor shower overlooking the riverbed.

Other facilities include air-conditioning, minibar, ceiling fan, safe and tea/coffee facilities. Animal sightings can be enjoyed whilst relaxing at your private plunge pool on your game-viewing deck.


Morning and evening game drives in open landrovers with experienced rangers offer the thrill of close encounters with Africa’s Big Five. As it is a private concession, game drives continue after nightfall when all the roads are closed to other Kruger visitors. This allows you to search for nocturnal animals in seclusion.

Other activities include game walks, bird watching, stargazing, frogging safaris, visits to rock art sites and spa treatments at the Pilgrims Rest Spa.

Families at Jock Safari Lodge

Children are welcome and one child under the age of twelve years may share with their parents. Children from six upwards can join the game drives. There’s a TV room / library with DVD’s and games for children. There is a Junior Ranger programme with activities geared towards their age group. Activities include animal ‘spoor’ tracking, Bug CSI, night walks within the camp, as well as a visit to the Stevenson Hamilton Museum in Skukuza. Indoor activities include cookie baking, play dough sessions, arts & crafts, puzzles, and a selection of entertainining and educational games and books.

About 800 metres from the main lodge, is Fitzpatrick's Lodge at Jock which is of exactly the same standard but with only four suites so that it is ideal for a family party.

The Greater Kruger Park is a seasonal malarial area, with a lower risk during the dry season from May to August.

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Fitzpatrick’s at Jock

A perfect and completely private haven and suite complete with its own deck and plunge pool. Fitzpatrick’s at Jock is child-friendly and offers the Kids on Safari programme to encourage educational and recreational wildlife activities.


Fitzpatrick’s at Jock - Family Unit

A perfect haven retreat for small groups or families.Our family room comprises of two suites with en-suite bathrooms, a shared communal mini bar station as well as a deck and plunge pool.


Main Jock Lodge

Secluded thatched suite, offering utter privacy, are veiled with lush trees and reed walls. Leading onto a private deck with plunge pool and a sala, an outdoor day bed, with a spectacular view of the dry riverbed.


Special offers

Winter Offer - extra discount of 10%

Save 10% if you stay 3 or more nights

Save 10% if you stay 3 or more nights from April to July (excluding Easter)

VALID FROM 01/04/2024
VALID UNTIL 31/07/2024


Full Board & Game Activities

Family Suitability

Family-friendly all ages

Malaria Rating

Low risk and/or seasonal malaria

Good For

Big 5, Birding, Flora, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Wine, Adventure