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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Jocks is in a perfect private spot inside Kruger with access to its own concession ( lots of land where only it's jeeps can roam ) Without wanting to ruin any surprises the safari starts at the airport so have your camera ready The highlight of this place is definitely the rangers who take you out on the two daily... More

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Baughurst, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Location, Rangers, Game Drives, Staff, Service, Facilities all excellent. This was by far the best Safari we have done and being located within the Kruger itself, it has to be the 'Go To' lodge to experience the Kruger at it's best. Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and the situation of the 12 Lodges is second-to-none. The only area The... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Jock Concession in Kruger is beautiful. Jock Safari Lodge - very good guides and friendly staff. The setting of the camp is beautiful and relaxing. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to experience a real African Safari.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family of five, 2 rooms, which are really huts with pools. Regularly fell asleep after the morning game drive and once woke up with a baboon sat on my back eating nougat. the most surreal expirience. Saw elephants walking up the dry river bed that runs along the back of the hotel that the rooms balcony over looked. very good... More

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

having talked about doing a safari for years we finally got our act together this summer. Knowing full well that it was winter in SA we and our dear friends Colin and Birgitta decided to go for a luxury safari experience. After weeks of travel agents and google we asked ImagingAfrica to arrange our holiday for us. Jen and the... More

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Doha, Qatar
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to South Africa and my first safari and I cannot imagine ever having a better experience - from the game drives, with the wonderful Ben, to the wonderful food (Kudu Curry was the highlight) and great staff. The location and accommodation were brilliant with the secluded villas offering luxury - the outside plunge pool, sunbathing... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful lodge in a spectacular location. Friendly staff, beautiful room. To whoever ran a bath and left flowers and candles after a long and late safari drive, I am eternally touched! A braai one night and romantic candlelit dinner another. Friendly staff and guests. Excellent rangers (Micah), amazing bush walk, great safari drives. Loads of rhino, wild... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have done safari before but never like this. The whole experience was first class which you would expect being 5 star but add in the warmth and friendliness of ALL the staff and it makes for a truly amazing experience. I can't thank them enough and will definitely be going back xx 😄😄

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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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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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