Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger Park
Jock Safari Lodge is the home in the Kruger Park you have always wanted. Step into the welcoming arms of a lodge with character, people with heart and the bushveld alive with possibility. We are the comfortable, relaxed knowledgeable safari experience you have been wanting to take. And what’s more…
6000 hectare, private concession within the world renowned Kruger National Park At Main Jock there are the luxurious suites with private plunge pools & salas – overlooking the river. The lodge is on the confluence of two rivers (Biyamiti & Mitomeni River).
Little Jock offers the privacy, intimacy and peace that just 3 suites can offer – with own chef, waitress and ranger. It is like having your very own lodge in the bush.
Fully equipped Relaxation Retreat with a sauna, steam room & hydrotherapy bath Only 6 guests per game vehicle Walking safaris to some of the oldest Bushmen rock art in Africa (approx 3000 years old) Child friendly (Older than 7 years able to go on game drives) Relive one of South Africa’s cultural heritages through the story of Jock of the Bushveld. Original momentos can be found at Jock Safari Lodge. Beautiful rock swimming pool Buffet style breakfast and lunch, wide variety of hot and cold foods Early morning tea/coffee and High Tea in the afternoon before game drives
Main Jock: Twelve individual thatched suites, screened by lush trees and reed walls, offer guests utmost luxurious privacy, creating a unique experience of gracious old world elegance surrounded by unspoilt wilderness.
All the suites are named after places of interest in the tale of “Jock of the Bushveld” – the treacherous Pettigrew’s Road, the trading posts of Delagoa Bay and Komatipoort. Each suite, with queen or twin beds enveloped in a canopy of voluptuous white netting, has its own personal “sala” (thatched viewing deck), plunge pool, romantic Victorian ball and claw bath, his and her vanities and outdoor shower. The suites have been built overlooking the rivers and offer breathtaking river bed frontage, bushveld vistas and game viewing. Each suite is also fully equipped with 5 star amenities such as air-conditioning, fans, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar and safe.
The romance and elegance of the past are reflected in this unique luxury lodge. Interesting aspects include historical wagons of this bygone period strategically parked in and around the lodge – one is found parked under the thatched porte cochere of the main reception.
A small business centre is available for internet access while a cosy lounge and library invites one to curl up with a book, reflecting on the tranquil, lethargic beauty Jock Safari Lodge has to offer.
African cuisine is offered which incorporates an abundance of flavours accumulated on the routes followed by Sir Percy Fitzpatrick. The head chef at Jock and his passionate team conjure up dishes of legendary proportions, allowing the taste buds to follow their own African journey. The cuisine is served in a variety of locations – from fine dining in or outdoors to a gourmet adventure in the Lapa under the canopy of African night skies. Climbing wooden stairs that wind through a 400 year old Jackalberry tree, leads on to the upstairs bar area with a viewing deck overlooking the rock pool and Biyamiti River. Comfortable leather couches inviting one to enjoy an aperitif before dinner or relax reflecting on the day that was. The soul of Jock Safari Lodge and its people, delight in making one at home, informally yet attentively ensuring luxurious comfort and relaxation, leaving one with lingering aftertastes of the essences of Jock and the Bushveld.
Standard Room Features: 12 Luxury suites En-suite bathroom Air Conditioning Outdoor showers Mini-bar facility Digital safe in cupboard Amenities Each has a private sala (viewing deck) overlooking the river & plunge pool Internet facilities on request
Little Jock: With only 3 suites, Little Jock will ensure that personal service is always a priority for the lodge’s friendly staff. Each of the 3 luxurious suites are equipped with their own viewing deck, indoor or outdoor showers and guest amenities. While the dining and entertainment area offers both alfresco and indoor dining facilities allowing guests the unique opportunity to experience the gracious style of old world elegance surrounded by unspoilt wilderness.
Little Jock’s suites boast beautiful views into the unspoilt Kruger bushveld and guests can also relax in the comforts of the central lounge overlooking the banks of the Biyamiti River. This new lodge can either be booked as a whole lodge with its own personal chef & game ranger or as individual suites.
Guests at Little Jock are able to enjoy snacks and meals in the privacy of their suites or join other guests to sumptuous meals under the African sky while the chef and his dedicated team conjure up traditional dishes inspired by this unique location.
Standard Room Features: 3 Luxury suites En-suite bathroom Air Conditioning Indoor showers Mini-bar facility Digital safe in cupboard Amenities
Children Policy at Jock Safari Lodge: This policy applies to all persons from 0 up to and including 11 years old Persons from 12 years and older are considered as adults and will therefore require their own room at the applicable rates Persons under the age of 12 years are not permitted on any walking safaris Little Jock can accommodate a maximum of six adults and four children sharing in three rooms
Child rates are applicable whether children share a room with adults or not and are inclusive of meals, non alcoholic beverages, activities (age dependant) and the “Kids on Safari” program.
0 – 3 Year olds are accommodated at no additional cost may share with adults, depending on the availability of cots and/or rooms with a sleeper couch and are not permitted on game drives.
4 – 11 Year olds are accommodated at 50% (half) of the adult sharing rate and may share with adults, depending on the availability of rooms with an sleeper couch and are permitted on game drives.
Sleeper couches can accommodate a maximum of one child each (7 and older) OR two children per couch (0 – 6 years) Cots can accommodate a maximum of one child per cot Rooms accommodating children sharing with parents contains one sleeper couch per room Game drives for children younger than 6 years old are conducted in closed vehicles as per the rules and regulations of Kruger National Park Child minding are done by lodge staff and can be arranged at an additional cost
Morning and evening drives are performed in covered 4×4 Landrovers conducted by highly experienced rangers.
Traversing through the reserve, the wildlife is sometimes staggering in its diversity. Enthralling sightings of elephants, a sea of buffalo horns rising from the grass as they lie resting in the growing heat as well as prides of lions, awaits one.
At dusk, a vantage point is chosen overlooking one of the many breathtaking vistas of the Kruger National Park. Sundowners are enjoyed while tales of the bush are told and a glimpse of what this unique wilderness has to offer is seen while being entranced by the ever changing colours of the sky as the sun slips into the timeslot of tomorrow. En route back to the lodge, nocturnal animals such as leopard, hyena and lion are often seen.
Walking Safari’s are encouraged, after a hearty breakfast, moving through the veld enjoying vistas of unsurpassed beauty and discovering one’s place in the cycle of nature. The diversity of fauna and flora in this unique concession truly comes alive when viewed on foot.