Enjoy a four day self drive tour as you head towards the world famous Kruger National Park. Jock Safari Lodge incorporates the romance and elegance of the past colonial era and reflects in its unique style, the indigenous Zulu and Swazi cultures.
The Lodge is situated in an area noted for its diversity in game, particularly the Big Five. Enjoy early morning and late afternoon Game Drives as you search for these magnificent animals. Walking Safaris through the Veld offer vistas of unsurpassed beauty. The diversity of fauna and flora in this unique concession truly comes alive when viewed on foot.
Depart Johannesburg in your hired car and head towards The Kruger National Park via Witbank and Nelspruit. Enter the Kruger National Park through the Malelane Gate. Travel North to the Jock Safari Lodge. Before the turn of the century, the lure of gold brought men from all corners of the world to Southern Africa. Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, author of the animal classic, Jock of the bushveld was one of these. They passed through some of Africa's most scenic untamed wilderness. It is in this area that Jock Safari Lodge is based, with their southern boundary being the old wagon route from Delgoa Bay into the gold fields of the interior. Today the wilderness experience they offer is unchanged from these early times.
Jock Safari Lodge incorporates the romance and elegance of the past colonial era, and reflects in its unique style the indigenous Zulu and Swazi cultures. Magnificent trees and an abundance of bird life surround the Lodge. From here the two track roads take you into 6000 ha of exclusive traversing in the first private concession, set in over 2 million hectares of KNP. The Lodge is located in a malaria area.
After settling into the Lodge embark on an evening Game drive, followed by an African Traditional dinner under the stars.
There are twelve individual thatched suites, screened by lush trees and reed
Walls offering you the utmost luxurious privacy, creating a unique experience of gracious old world elegance surrounded by unspoilt wilderness.
Enjoy an early morning Game Drive with your friendly, professional safari ranger, where every sound, scent, footprint or broken blade of grass is a sign waiting to be interpreted and understood.
Return to the lodge for a delectable breakfast. Spend the rest of the morning relaxing and soaking in the African sun around your pool. Enjoy a later afternoon Game Drive Safari in an open Landrover, tracking the Big 5 and other wildlife.
Return to the lodge climbing wooden stairs that wind through a 400 year old Jackalberry tree, leading on to the upstairs bar area with a viewing deck overlooking the rock pool and Biyamiti River. Comfortable leather couches invite you to enjoy an aperitif before dinner. Enjoy dinner in the Lapa under the canopy of African night skies
Set off on an early morning Game Drive stopping off for coffee in the Bush. On your return to the Lodge, enjoy a full breakfast and some time to relax.
Thereafter you may want to set off on a bush walk. Walking Safari's are encouraged,
moving through the veld enjoying vistas of unsurpassed beauty and discovering one's place in the cycle of nature. The diversity of fauna and flora in this unique concession truly comes alive when viewed on foot.
On your return to the Lodge enjoy some time to relax before you set off on your late afternoon Game Drive. Traversing through the reserve, the wildlife is sometimes staggering in its diversity. Enthralling sightings of elephants, a sea of buffalo horns rising from the grass as they lie resting in the growing heat as well as prides of lions, awaits one.
At dusk, a vantage point is chosen overlooking one of the many breathtaking vistas of the Kruger National Park. Sundowners are enjoyed while tales of the bush are told and a glimpse of what this unique wilderness has to offer, is seen while being entranced by the ever changing colours of the sky, as the sun slips into the timeslot of tomorrow. En route back to the lodge, nocturnal animals such as leopard, hyena and lion are often seen.
Return to the Lodge for a dinner of true African cuisine.
Enjoy your early morning Game Drive, followed by a scrumptious breakfast before you set off back to Johannesburg.