Our 3rd visit to Southern Africa, 2nd to Kruger, and 1st to Jock Safari Lodge was our best Southern Africa experience yet. Best not because the animal sightings were fantastic (which they were), but because of the people, facilities, and food. The lodge is about 12 years old now, and the age shows a bit in places, but this is more than made up for by the incredibly friendly staff, customer service, and excellent food. Louis Strauss, the General Manager, has done an outstanding job. Our guide was the best we have had on over 15 safaris in Southern Africa, and the animal sightings were unparalleled. This was the first time we had seen the Big 5 all within one day's time frame! Incredible. We spent only 2 nights, which was not nearly enough, as we were not able to fully take advantage of what the lodge has to offer. We will definitely be back. Though Jock is expensive, you can still spend more money in Kruger, but, honestly, I don't know how the experience could be any better.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Jock Safari Hotel Kruger National Park