Jock Safari Lodge is a small, 5-star lodge situated an hour from the Malelane Gate in the Kruger National Park
There’s no denying that The Kruger National Park is one of the quietest, most beautiful, and most exciting places in South Africa – and no spot more so than Jock Safari Lodge, a small exclusive getaway that lies nestled in the park itself.
Situated at the meeting of the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers at the Southern top of the Kruger National Park, Sir Percy Fitzpatrick’s love for South Africa’s animals and landscapes lives on in Jock Safari Lodge’s décor and atmosphere: each of the rooms has been tastefully decorated with traditional African prints and bare local wooden furniture, with a large mosquito net covered four poster queen-sized bed completing each exclusive suite. And, while the lush interiors are definitely something special, it’s the private balcony that leads off each room that makes it especially remarkable: sitting directly over the riverbed, the doors of each suite can be thrown open so that you find yourself sitting in the heart of the park itself, listening to the sounds of the bush as you enjoy an outdoor shower or sip a glass of champagne on the plush loungers.
In between relaxing in your room, sitting by the pools soaking in the views of the park, and enjoying a drink at the beautiful wooden bar, the undisputed highlight of your time at Jock Safari Lodge will be the unforgettable time spent in the game vehicles. Guests are treated to a sunrise and sunset game drive everyday with experienced game rangers, which means that you’re guaranteed to experience some incredible sightings. And, because the Jock Safari Lodge team have access to their own roads, these sightings are far more prevalent and exclusive than if you were self-driving – meaning that you won’t be chased away by other cars trying to catch a glimpse of your sighting. Driving through the dry riverbeds in the open-sided game vehicle, there’s no telling what unforgettable things you might see.
With its emphasis on providing guests with life-changing luxury experiences, a trip to Jock Safari Lodge is truly the kind of holiday that you’ll be talking about for the rest of your life.
Jock Safari Lodge
013 010 0019
Words: Lucy Sarah Heaney | Images: Supplied