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Dining at Jock Safari Lodge

Jock Safari Lodge offers guests an outdoor, open air boma as well as an elegant dining area where guests can enjoy meals. Alternatively, in-room dining and an exclusive chef can be arranged upon prior request.


Spa Facilities

Pilgrim’s Rest is the health and beauty spa located in the Jock Safari Lodge and is called after the quaint old mining town that featured so prominently in the “Jock of the Bushveld” book. The Spa is a place to rest, rejuvenate and enjoy the surrounds.  The vast selection of calming body and beauty treatments cater for men and women.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Game Drives and Walking Safaris

Exciting morning and late afternoon/evening game drives are from the Jock Safari Lodge in covered 4x4 Landrovers.  Experienced game rangers conduct the drives through the reserve.

At dusk, the safari vehicle stops at a viewpoint overlooking one of the many breathtaking vistas of the Kruger National Park while refreshing sundowners are enjoyed.  On the way back to the Jock Safari Lodge, nocturnal animals are often seen. Thrilling walking safaris can also be enjoyed by guests staying at the Jock Safari Lodge.

Rock Art

The Rock art sites at the Lodge date back to more than 3 000 years and portray the experiences of the San people who were depicted in the form of the rock art seen today.

Frogging safaris

The Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, offers a unique Frogging Safari. With an estimated 34 different species of amphibians in the Kruger National Park, froggers are issued headlights, nets and gum boots and set out after dark in search of some frogs.

On the safari frogs are caught, identified and released back into the wild. Recent “catches” include Banded Rubber Frogs, Bubbling Kassinas, Sand Frogs and Painted Reed Frogs. The rainy months of November through March are the top months for frogging.


Baby Facility

Babysitting is available at the Jock Safari Lodge at an additional cost for children younger than four years as they are too young to join the drives.


Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Housekeeping service
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Safari drives
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
Children Activities
  • Each child staying at the Fitzpatrick Lodge at Jock receives a gift pack.

    Activities on offer for children:
    • Visit the Stevenson Hamilton Museum in Skukuza
    • A drive (in a closed vehicle) at all the lookout points on route to Skukuza to enjoy refreshments
    • Junior Ranger training
    • Kiddies night drive
    • Night walk to the Camp
    • Playdough session
    • Mini chef activities
    • Scrapbooks, paper, scissors, glue crayons, pencils & paints
    • Puzzles
    • Children books

Social Responsibility
  • The Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park of South Africa gets its name from the legend of the intrepid explorer, Sir Percy Fitzpatrick and his trusted dog, Jock.

    Constructed with the most stringent eco-management criteria in South Africa, the Lodge's standards are on a bi-annual basis. Jock Safari Lodge has a 100% commitment to maintaining a low impact on nature.

Available Rooms

Main Jock Lodge

# Rooms:

Twelve individually thatched rooms at the Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park in South Africa are available for guests staying at the main lodge. All of the twelve rooms can sleep a maximum of 2 adults. Nine kings bedded luxury rooms, and three twins bedded luxury rooms are on offer with one family room available through an inter-leading door.

Each suite at the Jock Safari Lodge offers a private outdoor lounge which overlooks the river. The romantic bathrooms and outdoor showers share the same river view and sightings of animals; meaning that guests can see the Big Five from the comfort of their room.

The Suites provide a king size bed surrounded by walk-in mosquito netting, a small lounge and twin basin bathroom. The private terrace offers its plunge pool and a wooden walkway to a lapa overlooking the riverbed.

Main Jock room features:

  •  Air conditioning
  •  Mini bar
  •  Hairdryer
  •  Tea and coffee making facilities
  •  Private plunge pool
  •  Intentional dial telephone
  •  Electronic safe
  •  Ceiling fan
  •  En-suite bathroom
  •  Outdoor shower
  •  Outdoor day bed overlooking the river.
Single Room R9820
Double Room R15100

Fitzpatrick Lodge

# Rooms:
Fitzpatrick's Lodge at Jock Safari Lodge, South Africa, offers personal service in an intimate atmosphere which is ideal for small parties and families.  Two of the three rooms can sleep a maximum of 2 adults and two children.

Fitzpatrick Lodge room features:

  •  Air conditioning
  •  Mini bar
  •  Hairdryer
  •  Tea and coffee making facilities
  •  International dial telephone
  •  Electronic safe
  •  Ceiling fan
  •  En-suite bathroom
  •  Outdoor shower.
Single Room R9820
Double Room R9270

Fitzpatricks at Jock - Family Unit

# Rooms:
Single Room R26430
Double Room R26430

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -25.218547

Longitude: 31.562996


Directions to the Jock Safari Lodge from Johannesburg:

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 37 km and turn left at the Jock Safari Lodge sign.
Then a 3 km dirt road and you are at the lodge.

The distance from Johannesburg to the Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park is about 458 km.


The camp is half way between Skukuza and Malelane gates approximately 35 km in both directions with only 3 km of dirt road. Due to the rules and regulations of the Kruger National Park, nobody is allowed on any Kruger National Park roads during the period of gates being closed. Therefore, guests must be at their destination by the time the gates close.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

Hotel Group(s)

  • Mantis Collection