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Jock Safari Lodge

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Nearest Town Skukuza | Inside Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park 2060, South Africa
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Newberry, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I cannot say enough about the staff everyone from the drive who picked us up at the airport to the people who took care of our room which was very cool too. Our guide for the for days was lazurious HE WAS FANTASTIC My wife and I could not have lucked out any better if planned it. His knowledge of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as you arrive you are warmly greeted and explained the daily itinerary. The walk to my unit and common lounge / restaurant is lovely through the dappled sunlight. The room is great, very well presented. You have your own private deck looking out over the dry river bed, plunge pool along with an outdoor shower for the less... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Fitzpatrick's and had a truly idyllic experience. The lodge, the room, the guides, the animals, the weather, the food, the staff -- all first cabin, top notch, terrific! Everyone so warm and friendly, it made us feel like royalty. Then you get to go on game drives and walks with Jacob or Lazarus or their other guides,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived at Skukuza airport (what a great little airport that is) and were picked up by Lazurus to the moment we were driven back to Skukuza by Paul, we loved every minute. We saw our first elephant on the drive from the airport and lots of impala, we were greeted by Christine and Matthew and shown... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For part of our South African honeymoon we spent 5 nights at Jock Safari Lodge. This was our first safari and first time in South Africa. From the official welcome of Christina, the front desk manager, to eating our first lunch upon arrival to the first game driver with our ranger Ben the entire experience was unforgettable. The entire staff... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second visit to this lodge after a significant gap, and it is still amazing. Food was excellent at all meals, service superb from everyone, and safaris (walking and driving) were amazing, with very knowledgeable guides. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This was our first safari. We were picked up from the lovely Skukusa Airport by our ranger Mica. As we drove to the Jock Lodge we found ourselves on our first safari. Our first siting was a Leopard up a tree. He was laying down with all his paws hanging down. We had a tremendous view with our binoculars and... More 

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Overall the experience was fantastic, the food was wonderful and the stay unforgettable. Everything everyone else has said is true, personal service, wonderful facilities and amazing food. If you want nitty gritty details that no one else has mapped out read on (scroll down), if you just wanted a straight review you should stop here..... This is a vacation you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We booked three nights in Fitzpatrick however were accommodate with two rooms in Jock for our first night and thereafter moved over to Fitzpatrick. The facilities, staff and food at both camps exceeded our expectations with fabulous rooms with beautiful views. Jock is the larger of the two camps and great to interact with other travellers, whilst Fitzpatrick is more... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

ive had the very best time at jock safari lodge, wished id booked another day 1.5 days is not enough. Our guide Lazarus was the most professional, knowledgeable person and made the experience out of this world. we got to see the Big 5 on our first trip out with him. you get 2 safaris in the day and an... More 

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