Jock Safari Lodge

Jock Safari Lodge

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Kruger in all it's glory

Jock Safari Lodge is located inside the Kruger National Park offering stunning views across what is regarded as the best Big Five game viewing area in the world-famous reserve. The romantic bathrooms and outdoor showers share a river view where animals can be sighted right from the comfort and privacy of your own private accommodation.

  • Fantastic world class rangers and guides
  • Small and Intimate Lodge with great Accommodation
  • Walking safari opportunities

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

National park
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  • 12 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. one hour from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Lodge
  • Off the beaten track

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board

For Families

  • Family Rooms
Location Highlights

Jock Safari Lodge

  • National park
  • approx. one hour from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.
  • One of the best safari areas in the world
  • Fantastic chances of seeing the Big Five
683 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 609
  • Very Good 56
  • Average 12
  • Poor 6
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


May 13, 2019

Wonderful Safari and Social Experience

Our visit to Jock Safari Lodge was just wonderful from start to finish. From being picked up from Skukuza airport in one of the Safari vehicles by one of the experienced rangers and going straight on the lookout for wildlife, to being welcomed to the lodge by the amazingly friendly and attentive staff. The lodge is isolated but luxurious, on the banks of a dry river, we immediately felt in the heart of the national park and in the home of the vast array of animals that live in it. Our guest room and outside space (including outdoor bath tub, plunge pool, sun loungers, shower and full size outside bed overlooking the riverbed) was secluded and quiet, yet only a few meters from the main dining and bar area, so was very convenient. We were catered for extremely well as vegetarians (what must be a nightmare for the chef's with access to such plentiful supplies of fresh game) and the service was just great, super friendly and accommodating. The game drives are wonderfully well organised and our enthusiastic, extremely knowledgable and friendly game ranger (Dave) really made it exciting and fun. We saw all of the big 5 (among many others) as well as a Cheetah attempting to catch an impala, which was the best moment of our Safari experience. Our safari group was small, just my wife and I, one other couple and our game ranger, so it felt like we had a great amount of focus. We were very lucky in that we all got on so well, which just added to whole experience. I cannot recommend Jock Safari highly enough and our Kruger safari was, without doubt, the highlight of our 2 week trip to South Africa.
May 13, 2019

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Spring City, Pennsylvania

Service was outstanding, staff were very friendly. The safari’s with Lazarus were great. He was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The night safari ride was fantastic with Lazarus finding elephants, a pride of lions, a hyena and rhinos.
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Gift Boutique

Swimming pool with deck

Pilgrim's Rest Spa

Jock Safari Lodge

Room Types

Luxury Room

Jock's Safari Lodge has a total of just 12 rooms, all extremely spacious and offering every luxury imaginable in the bush. Nine rooms are double king and the other three rooms have a twin bed configuration.

All rooms have their own private plunge pool with sala (outdoor day bed) overlooking the river.

  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Towels included
  • TV
Jock Safari Lodge

Family Friendly Facilities

Child-friendly safari activities are offered. Children up to five-years old are taken on game drives in a closed vehicle, whereas children from six to 11 may join adults on the normal game drives conducted in open vehicles (T&Cs apply)

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