Jock Safari Lodge is situated where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti Rivers flow as one in the south-western corner of Kruger National Park. With exclusive access to 6,000 hectares of this magnificent protected area, we can spot Africa’s Big 5 game animals.

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One of South Africa’s major hubs, Johannesburg provides a vibrant and lively city, which is the gateway for the majority of safari goers. The city itself is full of cultural attractions, such as museums, theaters, galleries, and fantastic restaurants. This is also the gateway to the jewel in the crown of South Africa’s protected areas, the incredible Kruger National Park.

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South Africa

South Africa

South Africa is the world’s leading Safari destination. Here you can enjoy incredible wildlife spectacles exploring game reserves to see the Big 5. Stay at luxury lodges or get close to nature on Explorer Camps in the famous Kruger National Park, Sanbona Reserve or Shamwari Reserve. These reserves contain all Africa’s Big 5 game animals and many others. Take jeep or walking safaris to enjoy the wildlife of this remarkable country.

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Attracting explorers and adventurers for centuries, Africa remains mysterious with incredible wildlife spectacles like the great migration, some of the world’s most untouched tropical forests, a diverse culture, and fascinating flora and fauna. Africa was the cradle of mankind and the diverse and imposing wildlife we grew up with fills this continent of contrasts.

Tour Destinations

The forested areas of Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda hide some of the most magical of all the African wildlife sightings, the forest Gorillas and Chimpanzees. Our cousins have been living in these forests for thousands of years. These can be seen on tours led from eco tourism lodges that take guided expeditions to see the fantastic and majestic animals.

Heading down the continent, South Africa remains a fantastic tourist destination with protected areas like the famous Kruger National Park, Sabona Reserve and Shamwari Reserve. The reserves contains excellent lodges and safari experiences where you can see all of Africa’s Big 5 while enjoying comfortable or luxurious accommodation and walking safaris influenced by early African explorers.

Wildlife & Protected Areas

Africa’s protected areas contain the world’s most diverse mega fauna where you can enjoy seeing Giraffes, Elephants, Lions, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Rhinos, Hippos, Chimpanzees and Gorillas.

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The Main Jock Lodge is surrounded by green trees and reed walls. The lodge includes 12 individually thatched rooms designed to offer an intimate and connected feeling with the landscape.

Room Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Private minibar
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Private plunge pool
  • International dial telephone
  • Electronic safe
  • Ceiling fan
  • En-suite bathroom, with outdoor shower
  • Sala (outdoor day bed) overlooking the river

Getting To Jock By Air

The new upgraded Skukuza Airport is fully operational from June 2014.

Jock Safari Lodge offers road transfers to and from the airport in open game drive vehicles, by a qualified ranger. Upon collection from the airport the adventure begins and refreshments will be served on the journey to the lodge.

Guest are liable to pay the Kruger Entry Fee of R62.00 per person. This they can do at the Lodge as we will arrange for the payment at the airport.

With the Skukuza Airport fully operational it will ensure less time travelling for guests as it is only a 1 hour road transfer from the airport to Jock Safari Lodge, whereas the KMIA is 2-3 hours. It is a cost effective way for guests to travel and once guests have landed inside the Kruger National Park they are able to experience game viewing straight away.

Flights can be booked through Air Link.

Getting To Jock By Road

Road transfers are done by an accredited company with the applicable liability and insurances in place. All transfers must be booked through the Reservations department prior to arrival. Vehicles used for transfers might change due to availability, but will be similar in size.

Please Enquire For Rates of Transfers

Rates will be:

  • per vehicle per way
  • quoted, invoiced and payable in ZAR
  • subject to change without prior notice
  • only applicable if booked through the reservations department


Game Drives

Interactive game drives, lasting up to 3 hours, take place in the tranquil moods of sunrise and sunset. You are guided by your game ranger in an open game viewing vehicle and you are asked to share any particular interests with your ranger who will try to incorporate these into your game drive. On game drive guests will enjoy a sundowner drink at sunset and coffee/tea at sunrise. No persons under the age of 6 years are permitted to join game drives. Children from 4 years up to and including 6 years of age will enjoy game drives in a closed vehicle.

Guided Game/Nature Walks

Qualified walking guides provide the opportunity for guests to experience the excitement of approaching species on foot. No persons under the age of 12 years are permitted to join the game walks. Kindly ensure to request this activity at the time of booking accommodation as nature walks are subject to the availability of qualified guides.

Relaxation Retreats

Various treatments can be enjoyed at our Relaxation Retreats which are situated at the main lodge (Main Jock). Treatments can be booked prior to arrival with reservations. Kindly visit our website for the latest list of treatments available.


Exclusive access to Leopard Creek Golf Club is available at an additional cost and can be booked with accommodation.

Rates |

Normal Season

4 Days / 3 Nights:

  • (Adult Sharing)

  • (Adult Single)

5 Days / 4 Nights:

  • (Adult Sharing)

  • (Adult Single)

Peak Season

4 Days / 3 Nights:

  • (Adult Sharing)

  • (Adult Single)

5 Days / 4 Nights:

  • (Adult Sharing)

  • (Adult Single)


Rates per person
Rates based on double occupancy

Rates Information

All rates are invoiced in South African Rand (ZAR) on “per person per night” basis.
All rates are subject to change without prior notice.
Note that all rooms can sleep a maximum of two adults.
Above mentioned rates are inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner, high tea, game drives, guided walks, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages, tourism levy and 14% Vat (all other beverages are excluded and can be settled upon departure).
Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.
We recommend a minimum stay of two nights throughout the year.

Adults travelling

Adult Sharing rates apply to persons (12 years and older) sharing one room. Persons 12 years and older are considered adults and will therefore require their own room at the applicable rates.
Single Adult rates are only applicable when one adult is staying by him/herself in one room. Not applicable when an adult is sharing a room with a child/children.

Kruger Park Entrance

A once-off fee is payable in cash upon entering the Kruger National Park. Please ensure to have your accommodation confirmation at hand to ensure entry at the correct price. This fee is subject to change without prior notice and can therefore be obtained upon request from your Safari Expert.

Children Policy

This policy applies to all persons from 0 up to and including 11 years old.
Persons under the age of 12 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.

Children staying at Main Jock:

This policy applies to all persons from 0 up to and including 11 years old.
Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris
Main Jock accommodate families with children from 6 years and older on the following bases:
Applicable adult rate(s) will apply to children of all ages.
A minimum of three rooms must be booked per family in order to ensure that the family has sole use of a game viewing vehicle.

Transfers / Gate Times

Transfers can be arranged with reservations on request at an additional cost.
All transfers are handled by accredited car hire and charter companies.
All transfers must be arranged prior to arrival.
Jock Safari Lodge is approximately one (1) hour from the Malelane Gate and therefore we recommend that flights to / from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA/MQP) are booked to:
Arrive at KMIA/MQP no later than 14h30 on day of arrival
Depart from KMIA/MQP no earlier than 10h00 on day of departure
No alternative arrangements can be made.

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