Jock Safari Lodge is one of the very first privately owned camps situated in the world famous Kruger National Park, with exclusive traversing rights over 6,000 hectares of private concession in what is regarded as the best Big 5 game viewing area.
Daily guided game drives and walks led by professional rangers offer exciting close encounters with Africa's wildlife, including lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant. Some of the drives will be on the lodge's own concession, but others may be in the Kruger Park itself, where your ranger will be restricted to remaining on the road network at all times.
Guests are offered African cuisine which incorporates an abundance of flavours. The head chef and his team conjure up dishes of legendary proportions, allowing your taste buds to follow their own African journey. The cuisine is presented in a variety of locations, from silver service in the elegant dining room, to an eating adventure under the panorama of the African night.
There is also a fully equipped spa, with therapy rooms, hydrotherapy bath, a steam room and a sauna.
Twelve luxury air-conditioned suites offer guests the unique opportunity to experience the gracious style of old world elegance surrounded by unspoilt wilderness.
Each suite has a private sala (outdoor lounge) that overlooks the river. The romantic bathrooms and outdoor showers share the same river view and sightings of animals can be seen from the comfort and privacy of your own room. Your private terrace has its own plunge pool and a wooden walkway to a lapa overlooking the riverbed. There is also the option to sleep alfresco on your sala in an outdoor bed complete with netting, fan and a cosy duvet.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
All meals and high tea; selection of house beverages, tea/coffee and water; twice daily shared game drives; and guided wilderness walks (subject to availability of guide) are included. PLEASE NOTE: The Kruger National Park Concession Fee is NOT included - this is currently R83 per person per stay - subject to change.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under 7 years are not allowed on game drives. Babysitting services are available.
Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on walking safaris.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Jock Safari Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.
The Last Word Constantia
The Blue Train Journey
The Blue Train
Jock Safari Lodge
Kruger National Park
Destination: South Africa.
For a week to really remember, try this epic adventure from the bright lights Cape Town to the secluded bushland of Kruger National Park. You can stroll along the lively V&A waterfront, sip on a sunset cocktail in Camps Bay and take in the views from the top of Table Mountain before boarding the Blue Train for an unforgettable night on the rails.
This is a 7 night itinerary including Cape Town, The Blue Train, Pretoria and Kruger National Park.
Based on 5 Star Accommodation:
3 Nights at The Last Word Constantia
1 Night at Cape Town to Pretoria via the Blue Train
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Guest Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 based on 8 ratings
On behalf of the rest of the family, I would like to thank you for all your help - our holiday worked out brilliantly and your advice was spot on!
Leaving the Jock Safari Lodge was so difficult - we had a terrific guide, Patrick, who didn't just find the big five plus an enormous number of other species, but imparted a load of knowledge. All the accommodation choices were excellent but Jock and The Franschhoek made us particularly welcome. We have eated way too well and the kids expect 5 star luxury back home - no chance!
We all appreciated the contrasts to be found in South Africa and learnt a lot. If anyone we know shows an interest after we have bored them with our tales/photos/views, we will certainly recommend your company.
I just wanted to write to say a huge thank you for everything you did to make our honeymoon perfect! We really wish we could have stayed on honeymoon forever! I was so worried about arranging our trip to Kruger and then getting to Mozambique but you took all of the stress away and sorted it all out for me! Thank you so much!
Jocks was everything I wanted in a safari lodge. As John had never been to Africa before I wanted him to see the traditional rustic side of it, and Jocks was perfect for this. Our room was gorgeous with our private plunge pool and outside shower and huge four poster bed! We loved the way each room had it's own private decked area over the river, where on more than one occasion we had herds of elephants strolling past! We were very lucky with our game viewing!
Marlin Lodge was superb. Thank you so much for recommending it to us!
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had and it was all down to you. At every airport we were met by someone to take us to our next location, both lodges were magnificent and I would recommend them to anyone on honeymoon or just in need of a good holiday! Your help and advice in every aspect of booking our honeymoon was excellent and much appreciated! I will certainly be recommending your company to all of my friends who are getting married or just want to go on an African adventure! I can't thank you enough.
I have no complaints whatsoever with Inyati or Jock's. Both were special in their own ways. The people, food, and service at Inyati were top notch. Giving us hot water bottles at night and for our morning game drives was an especially nice touch. But then Jock's seemed to go a step beyond. We had a ranger, JV, who was absolutely wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and fit right in with our family. The girls (including my wife) wanted to take him home as their souvenir. I would highly recommend both lodges to any of my friends. We definitely will use you and / or recommend you.
Jock Safari Lodge Location
Directions For Drivers
If you are entering the Park for the first time, the best gate to enter through is the Orpen Gate. If you are driving to the camp from within the Park, please use the 'South African National Parks Visitors Guide to the Kruger National Park' which contains detailed road maps.
From Johannesburg: Take the N12 to Witbank/eMalahleni. This becomes the N4. Follow the N4 through Nelspruit and Malelane until you see the Malelane Gate Kruger Park sign, where you turn left. There is a Kruger National Park Concession Fee payable in cash at the entrance gate - this is currently R83 per person per stay - subject to change. When in the Park, follow the Malelane Gate/Skukuza road. The camp is signposted off this road.
Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.
PLEASE NOTE: The Kruger National Park prohibits the use of roads within the Park before the gates are open and once the gates are closed, therefore guests need to plan their arrival and departure times carefully. You cannot arrange to leave the Park before the gates are open, and you must ensure that you arrive at the entrance gate with sufficient time to drive through the Park to reach your destination by the time the gate closes, otherwise you may not be permitted to enter.
January/February: Open 05:30, Close 18:30: March: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: April: Open 06:00; Close 18:00: May to July: Open 06:00, Close 17:30: August/September: Open 06:00, Close 18:00 : October: Open 05:30, Close 18:00: November/December: Open 05:30, Close 18:30
The Jock Concession is located approximately 35 km from the Malelane Gate, so you should allow at least an hour to drive through the Park to reach the lodge.
Please note that the maximum speed limit in the Park is 50 km/h for tar roads and 40 km/h for gravel roads.
From Pretoria: Take the N4 and follow directions above.
PLEASE NOTE: Flights to/from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA/MQP) should be booked to arrive at KMIA/MQP no later than 14:30 on day of arrival/depart from KMIA/MQP no earlier than 10:00 on day of departure.
General Information For Guests
All rooms are en-suite with a bathroom and outdoor shower. They also include air conditioning, a mini bar, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, international dial telephone, electronic safe, ceiling fan, sala (outdoor day bed) and a selection of books. Each room has a private plunge pool and deck.
The lodge consists of indoor and outdoor dining areas, a library with a television and DVD player, gift boutique, swimming pool with a deck and a relaxation retreat with a sauna and exercise room.
The lodge has complimentary W-FI.
Activities available at Jock Safari Lodge include game drives, walking safaris and birdwatching.
The Pilgrims Rest Retreat offers a variety of massage, facial, hand and foot treatments (additional cost).
Room service is available.
Credit cards are accepted.
There is mobile phone connectivity.
Please note that all guests entering the Kruger National Park must produce a valid form of identification (passports for international visitors) at their entry gate with their accommodation reservation vouchers.
Bush Walks / Walking Safaris
Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on walking safaris. The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided bush walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.
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