• Jock Safari Lodge

Jock Safari Lodge | Kruger Park

Jock Safari Lodge is nestled where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers flow as one, situated in the southwestern corner of the Kruger National Park. The lodge offers 6,000 hectares of exclusive traversing rights in an area of the park, which is celebrated for the Big Five game viewing. Jock Safari Lodge incorporates two luxury lodges - each one unique with its own essence. Lodges are designed in harmony with their surroundings where guests can experience nature in sublime comfort. Both lodges operate independently, each with a full staff complement including its own management team, chef brigade, hosts and experienced field guides.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand (ZAR) • Subject to Availability

Seasonal Rates   01 Dec 2018
to 31 Mar 2019
01 Apr 2019
to 30 Apr 2019
Fitzpatrick's at Jock Adult Sharing  
R8 215
R7 525
Fitzpatrick's at Jock Single Adult  
R10 680
R9 780
Main Jock Adult Sharing  
R8 215
R7 525
Main Jock Single Adult  
R10 680
R9 780
Seasonal Rates 01 May 2019
to 31 Aug 2019
01 Sep 2019
to 30 Nov 2019
01 Dec 2019
to 20 Dec 2019
Fitzpatrick's at Jock Adult Sharing R7 525
R8 465
R9 245
Fitzpatrick's at Jock Single Adult R9 780
R11 005
R12 020
Main Jock Adult Sharing R7 525
R8 465
R9 245
Main Jock Single Adult R9 780
R11 005
R12 020
Seasonal Rates 21 Dec 2019
to 10 Jan 2020
11 Jan 2020
to 31 Mar 2020
01 Apr 2020
to 30 Apr 2020
Fitzpatrick's at Jock Adult Sharing R9 655
R9 245
R8 465
Fitzpatrick's at Jock Single Adult R12 550
R12 020
R11 005
Main Jock Adult Sharing R9 655
R9 245
R8 465
Main Jock Single Adult R12 550
R12 020
R11 005

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Long Stay Discount

Validity: 1st April 2019- 30th April 2019 & 1st April 2020- 30th April 2020
excluding 18th - 23rd April 2019 & 10th- 13th April 2020

Receive 10% discount when booking 3 consecutive nights at any luxury lodge


Sole Use Offer

Validity:  1st April 2019- 30th April 2019 & & 1st April 2020- 30th April 2020
excluding 18th - 23rd April 2019 &  10th- 13th April 2020


Book sole use (all rooms) of any luxury lodge for 2 nights and receive 1 room free of charge. This offer is not applicable to Fitzpatrick’s at Jock.

GAME DRIVES
Morning and evening drives are performed in covered 4×4 Land Cruisers conducted by highly experienced rangers.

Traversing through the concession, the wildlife is sometimes staggering in its diversity. Enthralling sightings of elephants, prides of lions as well as a sea of buffalo horns rising from the grass as they lie resting in the growing heat, awaits one.

At dusk, a vantage point is chosen to overlook one of the many breath-taking views 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.

Wilderness Walks 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. Qualified walking guides provide the opportunity for guests to experience the excitement of approaching species on foot.


Contact us to book your wildlife safari in the Kruger National Park.

WILDERNESS WALKS
Walking Safaris 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.

Qualified walking guides provide the opportunity for guests to experience the excitement of approaching species on foot.


LEOPARD CREEK GOLF CLUB
Complimentary transfers from Jock Safari Lodge to Leopard Creek Golf Club.
Jock Safari Lodge offers all golfers free transfers to Leopard Creek Golf Club just outside the Malelane Gate of the Kruger National Park.
All transfers are done on a game viewing vehicle so your transfer is a game drive in itself!
Innovative architectural and landscaping techniques ensure that the Leopard Creek golf course and living areas are naturally protected from animals, while lakes and small streams have been diverted through the development to create scenic vistas and challenging golf strategies.
Golfing hazards take on a new dimension at Leopard Creek, for much of the water is home to the magnificent creatures after whom the river is named, crocodiles. In addition to the decorative water features seen throughout, guests can also look forward to the frequent crocodile, hippo, antelope, buffalo and elephant sighting in the Kruger National Park which borders the course.

Players, please note the appropriate golfing attire that is required: Collar shirts with sleeves and tailored trousers or shorts with white socks. Please ensure you have the correct golfing shoes with golf/rubber spikes.

KIDS ON SAFARI AT JOCK SAFARI LODGE
Fitzpatrick’s at Jock is a 3 room stand-alone lodge offering families personal service in an intimate atmosphere. Upon arrival the host and/or ranger will discuss activity options with the family taking the family’s size, children’s ages and the weather into consideration. Child minding is available at an additional cost. Each child will receive a gift pack containing small gifts, most of which they can use during their stay at Fitzpatrick’s at Jock.

Outdoor Activities

  • Visit the Stevenson Hamilton Museum in Skukuza
  • On route to and from Skukuza, they will enjoy a game drive (in closed vehicle) which will stop at all the lookout points to enjoy refreshments
  • Junior ranger training while on kiddies drive
  • Night walk within the camp

Arts, Crafts and Games

  • Play dough session
  • Mini Chef’s
  • Arts and crafts
  • Puzzles of varying sizes and difficulties covering a broad
  • A selection of entertaining and educational children’s books
  • A selection of fun board games

Special Notes

  • All swimming activities must be supervised by parents at all times
  • Game drives for children younger than 6 years old are conducted in closed vehicles as per rules and regulations of the Kruger National Park
  • Child minding is done by lodge staff and can be arranged with reservations prior to arrival at an additional cost

Please ensure that all children bring good walking shoes, a large hat and sunscreen as well as any medicine used to treat allergies

*Children staying at Main Jock

  • Main Jock accommodate families with children from 6 years and older on the following bases:
  • Applicable adult rate(s) will apply to children of all ages.
  • A minimum of three rooms must be booked per family in order to ensure that the family has sole use of a game viewing vehicle.

Contact us to book a family safari for a lifetime of memories.

Birdwatching
For the avid birdwatcher, abundant species of bird are regularly seen on the concession including raptors such as the Martial, Tawny and Fish Eagles as well as Steppe Buzzards.

A wide variety of Bushveld Birds are spotted from the comfort of one’s room or whilst lying next to the Rock Pool. Most commonly seen are Hornbills, Starlings, Boubou’s, Shrikes and Woodpeckers to name but a few.

Late summer (January and February) is an excellent time for birding in Kruger. Kruger attracts a diversity of birds because it straddles so many eco-zones.

The tranquil atmosphere at the Lodge allows for unique birding opportunities as man slows down, finding the rhythm of nature and begins to truly observe.

Pilgrims  Rest Retreat
Pilgrim’s Rest, named after the quaint historical mining town featured so prominently in “Jock of the Bushveld” and still in existence today, was a place to rest, rejuvenate and restock. So too is the Relaxation Retreat at Jock Safari Lodge.

The Pilgrims Rest Retreat offers an escape to enjoy some pampering. Awaken your senses and allow us to rejuvenate body, mind and soul. Inspired by surrounding elements that guide us, our selection of body and beauty treatments cater for men and women.

Flora and Fauna of the Kruger National Park
Personally assigned rangers will delight in sharing their knowledge of this astounding natural treasure trove of the bushveld and slowly the mysteries of the wild will unfold.

Sighting the “Big Five” has become something of a quest for many people when on safari, and the Kruger National Park has more than its fair share of these, with an estimated 1,700 lion, 15,000 elephants, 25,000 buffalo and 1,000 leopards.

Jackalberry trees older than written history are pointed out and the myriad of insects, birds, mammals and reptiles that exist in this leafy ecosystem are explained. The sheer wonder of Mother Nature at work in this microcosm makes one eager to experience and understand more and to experience untouched paradise in its pure form.

With the Kruger National Park being so vast it naturally has a tremendous botanic diversity. Simplistically the Kruger National Park can be divided into 16 macro ecozones. The northern half of the park, north of the Olifants River is predominantly mopane veld, while south of the Olifants River the ecozones are thornveld. There are 404 tree species in the park.

The Amarula tree, so very African, can be seen overflowing with baboons plundering the juicy fruit while keeping a wary eye out for the leopard that abounds in the Jock concession. Taste the Sour Plum and sense a taste explosion or spot the various plants with medicinal values ranging from stomach cures, hangover solutions or even a bush Viagra!!

The vast expanse of this wild land slows one down and with this inner peace comes an ability to really incite the senses.

Every game drive and Wilderness Walk is a discovery of nature and the magic of Jock.

Fitzpatrick's Lodge at Jock

An intimate lodge on the edge of the Biyamiti.

Fitzpatrick’s at Jock is the perfect haven for small groups, families and individuals seeking to unwind amidst the natural beauty of the Kruger National Park. The lodge offers three perfectly appointed rooms that cater for children. Guests can soak up the African sun by their private pool while listening to the sounds of the wild. Fitzpatrick’s at Jock is child-friendly and offers the Kids on Safari programme to encourage educational and recreational wildlife activities. Child minding services are available including educational game drives and wildlife activities. Guests can take a quiet moment to relax at the Pilgrim’s Rest Relaxation Retreat.

Room Configuration
  • 2 of the 3 rooms can sleep a maximum of 2 adults sharing with 2 children (age dependent) per room
  • 3 King/Twin bedded Luxury Rooms

Room Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Private minibar
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • International dial telephone
  • Electronic safe
  • Ceiling fan

Facilities

  • Rock swimming pool
  • Lounge with television and library
  • Second lounge with fireplace
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Tea and expresso machine

Main Jock Lodge

A secluded paradise overlooking serene riverbeds.

Main Jock Lodge ensures guests will experience a stay of seclusion and in pure harmony with the natural surroundings. Twelve secluded thatched suites, offering utter privacy, are veiled with lush trees and reed walls. Each leads on to a private deck with plunge pool and a Sala, an outdoor day bed, all with a spectacular view of the riverbed. Main Jock Lodge will help your soul capture the essence of finding your inner peace amidst the calls of the wild.

Room Configuration

  • All 12 rooms can sleep a maximum of 2 adults per room

Room Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Private minibar
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Private plunge pool and private decks
  • International dial telephone
  • Electronic safe
  • Ceiling fan
  • En-suite bathroom, with outdoor shower
  • Sala (outdoor day bed) overlooking the river
  • Personally selected books

Lodge Facilities

  • Relaxation Retreat with sauna and exercise room
  • Gift boutique
  • In and outdoor dining facilities
  • Library with television and DVD player
  • Pool with deck
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

We have had some exciting changes as the Main Lodge at Jock Safari Lodge has recently reopened after a multi-million Rand refurbishment, and looks absolutely amazing! The new colour palate bring a sense of contemporary design and cleaner lines, coupled with traditional tones and brighter spaces. 

Fitzpatrick’s Lodge at Jock will be closed for September and October for its own exciting refurbishment which includes a new family suite at the Lodge.

  • All rates are quoted and invoiced in South African Rand (ZAR) on a “per person per night” basis. All rates exclude Kruger National Park entrance fees.
  • Adult traveling
  •  Adult Sharing rates apply to persons (12 years and older) sharing one room. Persons 12 years and older are considered adults and will therefore require their own room at the applicable rates.
  •  Single Adult rates are only applicable when one adult is staying by him/herself in one room.
  •    Not applicable when an adult is sharing a room with a child/ children.
  •  Note that all rooms can sleep a maximum of two adults.
  •  Above mentioned rates are inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner, high tea, game drives, guided walks, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages, tourism levy and 14% VAT (all other beverages are excluded and must be settled upon departure).
  •  Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.

Child Prices

   Please refer to Child Policy All rates are subject to change without prior notice.

We recommend a minimum stay of two nights throughout the year. A minimum 2 night stay restriction is applicable over the festive period during Peak season.
 
Kruger Park Entrance:
Please note that all adults 18 years and older are required to produce a valid passport or South African Identity Document upon entry to the KNP. A once-off fee is payable in cash upon entering the Kruger National Park. Please ensure to have your accommodation confirmation at hand to ensure entry at the correct price. This fee is subject to change without prior notice and can therefore be obtained upon request from your Safari Expert.

 Children Policy

  • This policy applies to all persons from 0 up to and including 11 years old.
  • Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.
  • Children staying at Fitzpatrick’s at Jock:
  •   Children from 0 up to and including 5 years are only permitted at Fitzpatrick’s at Jock ONLY.
  •   Additional beds can accommodate a maximum of one child each OR two children per bunk bed (11 years or younger).
  •   Cots can accommodate a maximum of one child per cot.
  •   Child minding service is available upon request and can be arranged at an additional cost.
  •   Children from 0 up to and including 5 years old:
  •     are accommodated at 25% of the adult sharing rate when sharing a room with adults – dependent on the availability of cots and/or additional bed.
  •     are accommodated at 50% of the adult sharing rate when staying in their own room.
  •    are permitted on game drives conducted within the Jock Safari Lodge Concession
  •   Children from 6 up to and including 11 years old:
  •    are accommodated at 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing a room with adults – dependent on the availability of rooms with additional bed.
  •    are accommodated at full adult rate when staying in their own room.
  •    are permitted on game drives.
  • Persons 12 years and older are considered adults and will therefore require their own room at the applicable rates.
  • Children staying at Main Jock:
  •   Main Jock accommodate families with children from 6 years and older on the following bases:
  •   Applicable adult rate(s) will apply to children of all ages.
  •   (2018) A minimum of three rooms must be booked per family in order to ensure that the family has sole use of a game viewing vehicle.
  •   (2019) A private vehicle is reserved for sole use of the family, the daily surcharge of R 8, 500.00 per day for private vehicle use

Insurance

  •  We highly recommend that travel insurance is taken out.

Special Catering/ Outsourced Meals

  •   Please note that the outsourcing of any certified meals (i.e. Kosher or Halaal) will incur an additional surcharge per person per day.

Transfers / Gate Times

Please note: All visitors who are 18 years old, and above, must produce a positive identity document for scanning in order to gain access to the park. For non-South African visitors, visitors must produce passports but South African driver’s licence will also be acceptable as of 1 September 2017.

  • Transfers to and from the concession can be arranged with reservations on request at an additional cost.
  • Transfers to and from Skukuzu Airport can be arranged with reservations on request at an additional cost.
  • Transfers between Jock Safari Lodge and Skukuza are done by Jock Safari Lodge in an open game viewing vehicle.
  • Terms and Conditions relating to road transfers apply, and are available on request/as addendum to this document.
  • All road transfers are handled by accredited car hire and charter companies.
  • All transfers must be arranged prior to arrival
  • Self-drive and road transfers from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (KMIA/MQP) are subject to Kruger National Park gate times
  •   The Kruger National park prohibits the use of roads within the park once the gates are closed; therefore guests need to be at their destination and transfer companies must be outside the park by the time the gates close
  •   Jock Safari Lodge is approximately one (1) hour from the Malelane Gate and therefore we recommend that flights to / from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA/MQP) are booked to:
  •     arrive at KMIA/MQP no later than 14h30 on day of arrival
  •     depart from KMIA/MQP no earlier than 10h00 on day of departure
  • No alternative arrangements can be made

Entering Kruger National Park

The camp is situated half way between Skukuza and Malelane gates approximately 29 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.

  Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb Mar, Oct Apr, Aug, Sep May, June, July
OPEN 05.30 05.30 06.00 06.00
CLOSE 18.30 18.00 18.00 17.30

Minimum Stay
Festive Season (15th December 2018- 13th January 2019) & (21 December 2019 - 10 January 2020)

  •   A minimum of a two-night stay will be applied to all bookings over the festive period.
  •   Any remaining available inventory will become available for sale 90 days’ prior for one night reservations.

Payment

  • Full pre-payment is required 60 days prior to arrival.
  • Jock Safari Lodge reserves the right to release bookings, should payment not be received by the requested date.
  • Any discrepancies on the confirmation/pro forma invoice must be addressed at the time of booking, otherwise the invoice amount will be applied and will be due and payable regardless.
  • All bank charges are for the account of the tour operator and will not be paid by Jock Safari Lodge.

Cancellations

Peak Season (01 December 2018 - 31 March 2019)  

  • Only written cancellations will be accepted; please ensure you receive an acknowledgment of cancellation from reservations
  • 50% of fee if cancellation is less than 60 days prior to arrival
  • 100% of fee if cancellation is less than 30 days prior to arrival
  • All reservations must be cancelled through/ via the original booking channel; failure to do so will result in full payment being required.

General

  • Only written cancellations will be accepted; please ensure you receive an acknowledgment of cancellation from reservations
  • 25% of fee if cancellation is less than 30 days prior to arrival
  • 50% of fee if cancellation is less than 15 days prior to arrival
  • 100% of fee if cancellation is less than 7 days prior to arrival

Check In & Check Out Times

For guests self-driving to Jock Safari Lodge, check in is at 14h00 on day of arrival and check out is at 11h00 on day of departure.

What Do I Need to Pack?

  • Sun block
  • Hat/cap
  • Walking boots
  • Comfortable and casual clothing
  • Warm tops for game drives
  • Camera (300 – 600mm lenses for good photographs)
  • Medication for allergies. Jock Safari Lodge is in a low-risk malaria area. Please consult your doctor about prophylaxis before your trip and do not forget to pack it.

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  • Effortless road and air access
  • Ideal for family or small groups
  • Rich biodiversity of game
  • Large elephant population
  • Over 530 bird species
  • Big 5 Game Animals

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Travel Information.

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