The 5 stars Jock Safari Lodge is situated in a picturesque location, right where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti Rivers converge into one. The lodge has been built in the South-Western corner of the Kruger National Park and it boasts 6000 hectares of pristine parkland of which the lodge has exclusive travelling (safari) rights. This area is one of the best places in the park to view the Big 5.
To give the lodge that air of privacy and exclusivity it is screened by thick trees and reed walls. The lodge has thatched rooms which are perfectly placed in such a way that guests have a quiet space in which to unwind and grow closer to nature.
Guests can enjoy a morning and evening game drive in a covered Land Rover. These tours of the Kruger are carried out by experienced game rangers who are passionate about the Kruger National Park.
Along with the game drives, guests can also enjoy bird watching, stargazing, visits to rock art, and relaxing spa treatments at the Pilgrims Rest Relaxation Retreat at the lodge.
Peak Season (01 December 2018 – 31 March 2019)
Helpful Travel Information:
(1 Sept 2018 – 30 Nov 2018) & (01 – 30 April 2019)
(1 December 2019 – 31 March 2019)
(1 May 2019 – 31 August 2019)
High Season 2018
(1 Sep 2019 – 30 Nov 2019 ) & (01-30 April 2020)
RETURN TRANSFER RATES:
KMIA/MQP: Jock safari lodge 1-4 clients: R1950 PER VEHICLE 1 WAY (EXCLUDES CONSERVATION FEES)
SKUKUZA AIRPORT TO/FROM Jock safari lodge 1-4 clients: R1950 PER VEHICLE 1 WAY (EXCLUDES CONSERVATION FEES)
WE WILL PROVIDE QUOTES FOR JOHANNESBURG TRANSFERS
NB: Min 2 clients & Children 12 and under, sharing with adults = less 50%
Duration: As per the client’s requirements.
The Main Jock has 12 individual thatch rooms which are given a rustic touch by being screened away from the world by thick, leafy trees and reed walls. Each room offers guests an utterly luxurious stay and you will experience a certain old-world elegance when staying here.
All 12 rooms can sleep a maximum of 2 adults:
Situated on the edge of the Biyamiti River, this luxury lodge has an intimate atmosphere and is the perfect retreat for small groups and families, as well as individuals looking for a quiet break from the world.
There are 3 rooms available at the lodge. 2 of the 3 can sleep a maximum of 2 adults sharing with 2 children per room. Rooms have either a king sized bed or twin beds.
When staying in the world’s most beloved conservation park, experiencing a game drive, as well as a game walk, is a must. Travelling through the concession land, you will notice that the diversity of the wildlife is quite breathtaking. Seeing families of elephants, roaming buffalo, and even prides of lions is a common experience.
Dusk is one of the most relaxing times of the day and guests on an evening safari guest can unwind while looking out over the Kruger Park. It’s the perfect time to indulge in a sundowner, share tales from the bush, and still, keep an eye on the vista below in the hopes of catching a glimpse of animals below. The sunsets in the Kruger are unlike any other you will see, and as the colours of the day change to evening, you can look forward to a quiet night in the bush.
The walking safari is another great way to see the park and is best enjoyed after breakfast. Walking through the Kruger truly brings the park and it’s wildness to life. It is only when you are on foot that you can appreciate the fauna and flora.
The Pilgrim’s Rest Retreat spa is named after the historical town on the Mpumalanga Panorama Route which played quite a role in the tale of Jock of the Bushveld. The spa is the place to rejuvenate the body and mind, to rest and to become revitalized.
Our retreat is the ideal escape for those in search of some pampering. Our treatments are inspired by the nature that surrounds us and we cater to both men and women.
There is an abundance of bird species both within the concession area and around the actual lodge. If you have a thing for birds keep a lookout for Tawny, Martial and Fish Eagle. You might also catch sight of Steppe Buzzards.
Other birds that you could spot from your room include Hornbills, Boubou’s, Woodpeckers, Shrikes and Starlings.
Time spent at the lodge gives you the opportunity to slow down and really take in the world around you. This quiet atmosphere gives you a unique chance to sit back and watch the birds.
There are immensely diverse fauna and flora species living in the bushveld around the lodge and the Rangers will happily share their knowledge of the species you are likely to encounter.
When staying with us, our rangers will tell you all about the Jackalberry trees, which are older than written history, and they will point out all of the insects, mammals, reptiles and birds that call this leafy ecosystem home. Learning about this incredible microcosm will leave you eager to learn more about the flora and fauna around the lodge and in the park.
The Marula is another truly African tree and can often be seen filled with hungry baboons devouring the fruit while on the lookout for leopards. You can also take a bite from a sour plum and become immersed in the intense taste and learn about those plants known for their medicinal properties.
With every game drive, you will experience this slow land and the inner peace that comes from reconnecting with your senses.
For our guests who want to enjoy a round of golf, we offer complimentary transfers to the nearby Leopard Creek Golf Club which lies just outside of Malelane Gate. Transfers are done in our safari vehicles.
The unique and innovative architectural and landscaping techniques used to build the golf course as well as the living areas around it have been designed in such a way that you are protected from wild animals. Small gentle streams and lakes have been diverted throughout the development and help to create a scenic course unlike any other, although you have to keep in mind that the water could be home to a sneaky crocodile or two.
If you are planning a round of golf, be sure to pack the right attire including the right golf shoes.