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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 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sandton, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently stayed at Jock with my family from the USA. It was a truly wonderful and faultless experience. Great accommodation, friendly staff and excellent food. Our ranger, Patrick, was amazing. We were fortunate enough to see the Big 5 on our first game drive and the Magnificent 7 a day later! Patrick's night vision (whilst driving) is impressive -... More

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Port Perry, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at Jock Safari Lodge for 3 days at the beginning of April 2014. What an amazing experience! Our private lodge was spectacular with the most incredible views to the river. The staff pampered us and were very friendly. The game drives were incredible, and our Ranger Ben was very knowledgable and friendly. We could not... More

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Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of five has returned to the UK from a truly memorable 4 day experience at Jock's Lodge in March 2014. So memorable it has prompted me to write this review, something I would not ordinarily take the time to do. I have stayed in other private lodges in and around Kruger Park and but for me this one... More

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Pietarsaari, Finland
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156 reviews 156 reviews
29 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Jock Safari Lodge for 3 days in the end of March. It is an amazing place. It was a special feeling to stay in our own rustic five stars “lodge” in the middle of the wilderness. The staff was friendly and helpful. I was celebrating my birthday during my stay in Jock and to my surprise the... More

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Sedona, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Jock's in September 2012 and liked it so well we wanted to come back with our grandchildren. We needed 3 rooms and had a youngster under 12, so they put us in their very close by 3-room Fitzpatrick's Lodge. We were shocked to find we were served in our own dining room, by an excellent cook and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights at Fitzpatrick's at Jock Safari lodge, the smaller part of Jock. This portion has only 3 villas, and is smaller and more intimate. It has it's own staff (am shift and pm shift) that you really get to know over a few days. We loved our time here! There are three villas at Fitzpatrick's at Jock... More

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I never post reviews, but this place definitely warrants one. There were so many benefits to our stay at Jocks! Our guide, Lazaros, was awesome! And, after doing our self-drive into the park, we realized how lucky we were to have a great guide. He pointed things out that we never would've seen and gave us a ton of insight.... More

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Quatre Bornes
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Great experience! The safari staff were amazing and really into sharing the experience of being in the animal's territory! When we weren't seeing animals we were learning about reading their footsteps or recognising their droppings :) The staff at the lodge were incredibly friendly and constantly feeding us amazing dishes all through the day. At some point you think you... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

It has taken me a long time to post my reviews from our South African Safari vacation. this was the third lodge that we visited & had some terrific acts to follow. Jock Safari lodge well lived up to the challenge. It is a traditional lodge with rooms that seem like their own little villas. They are very comfortable &... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I was fortunate to visit Jock in late November, 2013. The highlight of the stay was our guide, Jacob, and the phenomenal tours he guided us on daily. There an abundance of wildlife to be appreciated and Jacob did an amazing job explaining it to us. Not only the Big 5, but smaller animals, birds, plants, reptiles and insects were... More

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Also Known As:
Jock Safari Hotel
Jock Safari Hotel Kruger National Park
Address: Nearest Town Skukuza | Inside Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park 2060, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 137 Specialty lodging in Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Jock Safari Lodge 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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