Greater Kruger National Park » The Kruger National Park » Jock Safari Lodge


LOCATIONPrivate Concession in the Kruger National ParkPOOLMain lodge pool & private plunge pools available
CHILD POLICYNo children under 6 years.
Children of all ages welcome at our Family Lodge - Fitzpatrick's Lodge
MALARIAYes (Low Risk Area)

  •    Jock Safari Lodge takes its place at the pinnacle where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers flow as one making it a superb space for breath-taking wildlife sightings.
  •    Guests can enjoy a range of activities available to enhance your African safari experience such as game drives, wilderness walks, bird watching, spa treatments & golf.
  •    Jock Safari Lodge is a secluded paradise over looking serene riverbeds where guests are insured an experience that is within pure harmony with the natural surroundings of the Kruger National Park.

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01 April - 31 August 2019 Luxury Suite R 8,960 per person per night sharing rate for advance bookings
01 September - 30 November 2019 Luxury Suite R 10,080 per person per night sharing rate for advance bookings
01 December - 20 December 2019
11 January - 31 March 2020
Luxury Suite R 11,005 per person per night sharing rate for advance bookings
21 December 2019 - 10 January 2020 Luxury Suite R 11,490 per person per night sharing rate for advance bookings
01 April - 30 April 2020 Luxury Suite R 10,080 per person per night sharing rate for advance bookings

FOR SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES PLEASE CONTACT BUSHBREAKS & MORE ON 0861 00 44 55 (South Africa) or +2711 468 3476 (International) or email

Receive a 10% discount when booking minimum 3 consecutive nights
From R 8,064 per person per night sharing in a Luxury Suite
- valid 01 April to 30 September 2019 & 01 April to 30 April 2020

*surcharges will apply on all rates and special offers over peak holiday periods and long weekends.

• Luxury accommodation
• Breakfast, lunch, dinner & high tea
• Game drives & guided walks
• Game drive beverages
• Selected local house beverages
• There will be a supplement of 30% on the per person rate for single accommodation.
Children staying at Main Jock:
• Main Jock accommodates families with children from 6 years and older on the following basis:
• Applicable adult rate(s) will apply to children of all ages.
• A private vehicle is reserved for sole use of the family, the daily surcharge of R 8,500 per day for private use vehicle, subject to change.
• Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking. Rates are subject to availability.
• Children between 12 - 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.
• Kruger National Park gate fees must be settled directly at the gate on entry into the park and are subject to change:
• South African Residents – Adult: ZAR 76.00 per adult per day & ZAR 38.00 per child per day.
• SADC Residents – Adult: ZAR 152.00 per adult per day & ZAR 76.00 per child per day.
• International Residents – Adult: ZAR 304.00 per adult per day & ZAR 152.00 per child per day.
• Kruger National Park gate entry times are as follows:
• - Jan, Feb, Nov & Dec 05h30 - 18h30
• - Mar & Oct 05h30 - 18h00
• - Apr, Aug & Sep 06h00 - 18h00
• - May, Jun, Jul 06h00 - 17h30
• All visitors who are 18 years and older, must produce a positive identity document for scanning in order to gain access to the Kruger National Park:
• SA Residents must produce their SA ID document or Driver's Licence.
• Non SA Residents must produce their passports.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted special rates for International Residents are available on request.

5 hour drive from Johannesburg. Jock is situated approximately 60 minutes from the Kruger Malelane Gate. Private charters flights from Johannesburg to Skukuza. Road transfers available on request.
12 Luxury suites

Before the turn of the century, the lure of gold brought men from all corners of the world to Southern Africa.

Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, author of the animal classic, Jock of the bushveld was one of these. They passed through some of Africa's most scenic untamed wilderness. It is in this area that Jock Safari Lodge is based with our southern boundary being the old wagon route from Delgoa Bay into the gold fields of the interior.

Today the wilderness experience we offer is unchanged from these early times. It is in an area noted for its diversity in game, particularly the BIG FIVE.Jock Safari Lodge incorporates the romance and elegance of the past colonial era, and reflects in its unique style the indigenous Zulu and Shangaan cultures.
This luxurious lodge is situated in the southern area of the KNP at the confluence of the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers, half way between Skukuza and Malelane airports. It is approximately 35 km to both airports with only 3km of dirt road. Magnificent trees and an abundance of bird life surround the Lodge. From here our two track roads take you into 6000 ha of exclusive traversing in the first private concession set in over 2 million hectares of KNP. The lodge is easily accessible by road, just over 4 hours drive from Johannesburg, or 1 hour either Skukuza or Malelane airports.
Jock is located in a malaria area, but incidents are very low. Guests are advised to take precaution though.
The Kruger National Park is the primary destination in South Africa for many international tourists. Each year more than half a million visitors are registered.

The National Park was opened in 1898 at the instigation of then-president Paul Kruger. After hunters had considerably decimated the originally rich game stock, all the land between the Sabie and the Crocodile Rivers was put under the protection of Nature Conservation to ensure the survival of the remaining animals. Only as recently as 1961 was the extended Kruger Park fenced in.

The park stretches from the Crocodile River in the south up to the Limpopo River , which is the international border in the north. Altogether it is 350 km long, 65 km wide and comprises an area of about 20,000 sq km.
A web of roads of 1863 kilometres leads through the National Park, 697 km of them being tarred. For the visitor there are numerous differently equipped rest camps, most of them scenically positioned. Within the park boundaries, travel is only allowed between sunrise and sunset. After dark one has to stay in one of the fenced restcamps.

The best time for observing the animals is the dry winter season. Then the grass is low and bushes and trees don't have leaves, so that one can have an unobstructed view. Because it virtually doesn't rain in winter, the animals come to the waterholes to drink in the mornings and evenings and can easily be watched from the car.
  • Internet facilities on request
  • Beautiful rock swimming pool
  • Full treatment Health Spa
  • Buffet style breakfast and lunch
  • Wide variety of hot and cold foods
  • Early morning and High Tea
  • Dinner mostly served outdoors in the Boma or at the ox wagons

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor showers
  • Mini-bar
  • Digital safe in cupboard
  • Each has a private sala overlooking the river & private plunge pool


  • Take the N12 national road to Witbank which becomes the N4 national road.
  • Follow the N4 through Nelspruit and Malelane.
  • About 2 km outside Malelane, take the turn-off to enter the Kruger National Park at the Malelane Gate where an entrance fee is payable. Please have your confirmation or voucher with you.
  • Once you enter Malelane gate, drive straight on the H3 road, for about 35 km and turn left at the “Jock Safari Lodge” sign.
  • Then a 3 km dirt road and you are at the lodge.

Distance from Johannesburg: +/- 458 km

Note: The camp is situated half way between Skukuza and Malelane gates approximately 35 km in both directions with only 3 km of dirt road.


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