Jock Safari Lodge


Jock Safari Lodge overlooks a riverbed and lush bushveld; guests are accommodated in comfort in the thatched safari chalets which offer convenient amenities and features. Jock has access to its block of the greater Kruger National Park, which is home to a pride of Lion, Elephants, Rhinos, and Leopards. 

Located in one of the best wildlife viewing regions with scores of the Big Five, guests enjoy unforgettable wildlife encounters during the exciting safaris. Children can be accommodated making it an ideal safari destination for families.

Jock Safari Lodge is just an hour by road from the Skukuza Airport in the Kruger National Park, and it is a luxurious bush lodge retreat. Safari guests get a safari out of a bygone era with the best of South African wildlife and hospitality. 

Unique facts about Jock Safari Lodge:

  • 6 050 ha in private concession set in the over two million hectares of Kruger Park
  • Located at the confluence of the Biyamiti and Mitomeni rivers
  • Walking safaris to some of the oldest Bushmen rock art in Africa (approx 3 100 years old)
  • Relive one of South Africa’s cultural heritage through the story of Jock of the Bushveld
  • Ranks as one of the best places for Frogging Safaris (about 34 different species of Amphibians)

Main Lodge

Surrounded by red walls and lush trees and reed walls, the 12 individual thatched rooms can each accommodate two guests in either King or Twin beds.


Two of the three rooms can sleep a maximum of 2 adults sharing with two children per room. The chalets offer King or Twin beds making it ideal for smaller groups and families visiting Jock.

Explorer Camp

Experience an adventure into the wilderness, make use of canvas washing basins and lanterns while exploring the magnificent bushveld with its wildlife. This two-day walking safari is lead by highly specialized guides while the nights are spent around the campfire. The camp consists of three canvas tents each of which can accommodate two guests.

Rustic safari meals are served by the Shangaan Chef and enjoyed under the African sky. Each Tent features an outside bucket shower as well as an en-suite bio box toilet (portable) with canvas for privacy. This Explorer Camp is available only during the cooler months of the year with the first excursion in April and the last being at the end of October.

At the Relaxation Retreat, which features a steam room, a sauna as well as an exercise room, guests may enjoy relaxing health and beauty spa treatments in between the wildlife activities. The different indoor and outdoor dining venues make dining at the lodge an extraordinary experience.

Transfers to and from the lodge can be booked in advance which provides easy access to this excellent safari retreat in the Kruger National Park. Exciting safari drives take place in the early morning and the late afternoon during which travellers come face to face with Africa's untamed wildlife.

  • Safari drives and wildlife activities
  • Babysitting
  • Housekeeping
  • Fax & photocopy
  • Wake up call
  • Wellness treatments
  • Airport shuttle
  • Laundry service

During the unique Frogging Safaris, travellers have a chance to admire the magnificent kaleidoscope of colours as well as the choir of sounds from the many different frog species which are home to this region of the Kruger Park. Froggers have headlights, gumboots and nets when they set out after dark for this thrilling experience. During the excursion, frogs are caught and identified and then released again. The best months for Frogging Safaris are during the rainy months of November through March.

  • Jock Safari Drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Frogging Safaris
  • Spa treatments
  • Swimming

Guests staying at Jock Safari Lodge enjoy the privileged access to the highly acclaimed Leopard Creek Golf Course. The Lodge offers all golfers transfers to the Golf Club just outside the Malelane Gate of the Kruger National Park (this policy is subject to change). All transfers are made on a wildlife viewing vehicle, so your transfer is a safari drive in itself.

Named for the historical town featured in Jock of the Bushveld, The Pilgrims Rest Retreat is an opulent spa where guests can experience a range of luxurious wellness treatments provided by professional spa therapists, in surroundings that are ideal for serenity and relaxation.

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Stay 3 nights and save 10%

Enjoy a 10% discount on your accommodation when booking 3 nights at the Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park.

Included in the rate:

  • breakfast, lunch, dinner, high tea, game drives, guided walks, house beverages, game drive beverages, tourism levy and 15% VAT

Excluded from the rate:

  • all other items and premium beverages are excluded and must be settled upon departure
  • Gate/entrance/conservation fee of R48.00 per person, payable upon entrance to Kruger National Park
  • All other beverages

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 March - 30 September 2018 (excluding 30 March - 2 April 2018) and 1st March 2019 - 30th April 2019 (excluding 18th - 23rd April 2019) and 1stApril 2019- 30th September 2019; 1st April 2020- 30th April 2020 EXCLUDING: 18th- 23rd April 2019 10th- 13th April 2020
  • Only valid for a 3 night stay
  • Subject to availability