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Jock Main Lodge

Kruger National Park


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Jock Main Lodge was one of the very first privately owned camps to be situated in the world famous Kruger National Park. The lodge overlooks where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti Rivers merge, in the south-western corner of the Park. Today, guests staying here can enjoy exclusive traversing rights over 6,000 hectares of private concession land in what is regarded as one of the best Big 5 game viewing areas. 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 private 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.

The Pilgrims Rest Spa Retreat offers an escape to enjoy some pampering. Awaken your senses and allow the trained therapists to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. Golfers can also enjoy complimentary transfers from the Lodge 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. Golfing hazards take on a new dimension at Leopard Creek, for much of the water is home to crocodiles!

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 leads onto a private deck with a 'ball & claw' outside bath, a plunge pool and a private sala (outdoor day bed), with spectacular view of the riverbed.

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Our standard rates for a Luxury Suite
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 August 2020 to 30 November 2020 GBP 538 USD 677 ZAR 11,019 EUR 591 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 December 2020 to 17 December 2020 GBP 587 USD 739 ZAR 12,028 EUR 645 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
18 December 2020 to 3 January 2021 GBP 613 USD 772 ZAR 12,559 EUR 674 per person sharingStandard Rate2+ nights
4 January 2021 to 31 March 2021 GBP 587 USD 739 ZAR 12,028 EUR 645 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 April 2021 to 30 April 2021 GBP 538 USD 677 ZAR 11,019 EUR 591 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

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 Policy

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under 6 years are not allowed on game drives. Babysitting services are available.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 12 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.



All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Jock Main Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.

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Destination: South Africa.

If you are short on time but not willing to compromise on luxury, this 8 night itinerary includes a short safari in the Kruger National Park, a 2 night rail journey on the Blue Train, and ends in the relaxing Constantia wine region of Cape Town. With 5* accommodation all the way, the scenery through the trip will delight and enthrall you.

This is a 8 night itinerary including Kruger National Park, Pretoria, The Blue Train and Cape Town.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 2 Nights at Jock Main Lodge
  • 1 Night at Illyria House
  • 2 Nights at The Blue Train - Pretoria to Cape Town
  • 3 Nights at The Last Word Constantia
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*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.




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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, private plunge pool, 'ball & claw' bath on your private deck, international dial telephone, electronic safe, ceiling fan, and sala (outdoor day bed).

The lodge consists of indoor and outdoor dining areas, a library with TV and DVD player, gift boutique, swimming pool with a deck, an exercise room, and the Pilgrims Rest Spa Retreat. wich offers a variety of massage, facial, hand and foot treatments (additional cost).

The lodge has complimentary W-FI.

Activities available at Jock Safari Lodge include game drives, walking safaris and birdwatching.

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.

Should a guest wish to play golf at Leopard Creek Golf Club, please note that appropriate golfing attire 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.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 12 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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