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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Nearest Town Skukuza | Inside Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park 2060, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend and I stayed at Jock in April as part of a wider trip to SA (which included several safari stays), and had a truly unforgettable experience. Everyone, from the friendly welcome staff, the brilliant GM, the wonderful cook and the amazing rangers, contributed to making this a truly special experience. Each went out of their way to make... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Jock Safaris Lodge for 4 nights from the 12-16 July 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Upon arrival we were greeted by staff who were most welcoming and courteous and this experience continued for our entire stay. Special thanks to Ranger Patrick who worked tirelessly to show us the amazing wildlife and the beautiful landscape in this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow. Having spent 5 days in a private concession on the edge of the park (Gomo Gomo Lodge in Timbavati/Klaserie) we had a 5 hour drive through the park to Jock. We went with Ilios and Clint (the driver) was excellent, so we talked politics, wildlife and South Africa in general..... A great trip to Jock from the start, and... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our most memorable vacation to date. My friends and I stayed in both Jock Safari and Little Jock for 3 nights a couple of years back. Our rooms were private and so comfortable. The food was absolutely gourmet for every single meal. The snacks on the hunt were refreshing. The staff is so friendly and hard to forget... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jock Safari lodge is a very intimate game lodge located in the Southern part of Kruger National Park. Located at the intersection of the Mitomeni and Biyamiti riverbeds (which are about 90% dry in their summers,) the lodge has unrivalled views of the game life which adds to an already amazing experience. With only 12 luxury rooms, which comprise of... More

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Jock Safari Lodge from 29th June for 3nights and we had a most wonderful and exciting time. The Lodge was beautiful, very private, with views of river bed from our suite as well as the outdoor area. The staff were All very attentive and well trained as would be expected. Food was great and plentiful, from early... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Fitzpatrick's at Jock Safari Lodge from 16 to 19 July 2014 as a family of four. This is truly a great experience - we have previously stayed at the Kruger Park in the park facilities but this time decided to treat ourselves...and it really was just that. Estian our guide was incredible considering that this is not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Fitzpatrick house with our family of 8 and it was everything we could have asked for. The rooms and beds were extremely comfortable- it felt modern but rustic. There were also several nice living spaces that were great for socializing when we weren't on a game drive- they looked out over a riverbed where lots of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 8 had the entire Fitzpatrick Lodge, while 2 more members stayed at the Jock Main Lodge. The entire experience was exceptional. The staff, led by Lillian, were highly attentive. Breakfast, high tea and dinner was consistently fabulous. And finally, our safari guide, Jan, was terrific. We wouldn't change a thing about this one of a kind vacation!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A resort that does safari tours. This is an ideal first place to go for those who have never gone on safari. Great accommodations - large cabins, outdoor shower, soaking pool, and platform deck looking over a wash. Food was very good though we had better at a different lodge. Our guide - Jacob - was the best. Knowledgable and... More

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Address: Nearest Town Skukuza | Inside Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park 2060, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Jock Safari Lodge 5*
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Jock Safari Lodge is nestled where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers flow as one, situated in the South-Western 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 its big five game viewing. Jock of the Bushveld, the legend that was, served as an inspiration for the aptly namely Jock Safari Lodge. The tale, linked to Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, highlights the canine devotion and stories of African adventures that have excited exploring travellers.Accommodation offered:Main Jock LodgeCarefully screened by lush trees and reed walls, the 12 individual thatched rooms at Jock Safari Lodge, impart a sense of aloneness and oneness with the landscape.Fitzpatrick’s Lodge, offers personal service in an intimate atmosphere. Perfect for small parties and families.The lodge is easily accessible by road, just over 5 hours drive from Johannesburg, or 1 hour Skukuza and 2 hours from Kruger International airports. ... more   less 
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