One of the first safari lodges built in the Kruger National Park, Jock Safari Lodge is situated at the confluence of two rivers - the Mitomeni and Biyamiti. The lodge is located in the southern part of the park in the Jock of the Bushveld Concession. Surrounded by magnificent trees and an abundance of bird and animal life, the lodge reflects a unique style that combines indigenous Zulu and Shangaan cultures.

At Jock Safari Lodge, game drives are guided by a professional team of rangers in open-vehicles, providing the best possible encounters. Other activities available include walking safaris, birding safaris, guided historical tours and stargazing. The charming rock pool is a great place to relax and cool off while enjoying the view of the surrounding wilderness.


  • Situated in the Kruger National Park
  • 6000 hectare of exclusive, private concession
  • Romantic & elegant colonial style lodge
  • Overlooking the meeting of two rivers
  • Fully-equipped Pilgrim's Rest Spa
  • Some of the oldest Bushman rock art in Africa

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For total relaxation, head to the Pilgrim's Rest Spa, complete with a sauna, steam room and hydrotherapy bath.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool


Jock Safari Lodge offers traditional African cuisine inspired by an abundance of flavours, prepared by the passionate team that provide something for everyone's palate.

Dine in a variety of location such as under the African stars or in the elegant silver-service dining room.

Luxury Suite

Accommodation at Jock Safari Lodge is in 12 spacious suites. The suites are decorated to reflect the elegance and style of the colonial safari era.

The suites are all equipped with en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, and a mini-bar. Outside, the suites feature a private plunge pool, outdoor day-bed, and an outdoor shower that offers views of the river.

Luxury Suite AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite shower only
    Mini bar
    Outdoor shower
    Outdoor area
    Private pool
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Twin bed available


  • Animal tracking experience
  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Star gazing
  • Guided walking safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 May 2017 - 14 Dec 2017 $515 Fully Inclusive
  • 15 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $550 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018 $630 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018 $580 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 $590 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018 $665 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Dec 2018 - 31 Mar 2019 $725 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019 $665 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • We really enjoyed Jock Safari lodge and we saw so much wildlife and really enjoyed the location. We had been on safari lots of times in Africa and when we arrived at Jock our guide asked us what we wanted to see and since we have seen most animals on our past safaris I named three difficult things to see - wild dogs, sable antelope and ground hornbill. We ended up seeing all three Christmas morning. It was amazing and even our ranger could not believe we saw all three. The food and accommodations were excellent and the game viewing was amazing

    Ryan Wilcox, January 2014
  • At Jock, they can't go off-road and so the sightings are way more hit or miss. This is something you may want to point out to people coming over to SA. In 5 safaris there, we saw one male lion. We saw tons of zebra, giraffe, elephant, rhino and so forth, but the cat sightings were few and far between. Personally, I like the way things work at Sabi better. If one of the guides spots something incredible (lion, leopard or for the lucky ones, cheetah), they are immediately in contact with the other guides and off you go, rushing through the park to see it. This really feels like being on safari - it's fun and let's face it, most of us who come all the way over there really, really want to see some of those cats! In this regard, Jock was pretty disappointing becaus

    Pete Bysom, August 2013
  • Jock Safari Lodge is truly wonderful! Excellent location, the best staff and rangers, and the grounds there are beautiful. We had great luck spotting animals. They are the best in my book!

    Patrick Roper, August 2012
  • Jock Safari was really fun and exhausting. We saw the big 5, plus a black rhino! Our guide was terrific, and again, my mother was treated really well. The location was excellent. The rooms were beautiful and the plunge pool was great in the heat of the day. The food was good; we enjoyed the Boma.

    Dory Gasorek, January 2011
  • We loved Jock. It is very child friendly and Lazarus was our guide and sends his best wishes to you.

    Janine Gough, April 2010
  • We cannot say enough good things about Jock's Safari Lodge and it will always have a special place in our hearts. Our guide (Paddy) took us on some fabulous game drives and we saw all of the Big Five! The staff and other guests were very friendly. The chefs were outstanding - we gained several pounds after all those gourmet meals=) They even packed us a breakfast to go on our last day since we had to leave after the morning game drive. The accommodations were quite nice, and my husband felt safe staying at a lodge that was surrounded by an electric fence.

    Holly Pal, April 2008

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Ramona Cilliers

Africa Safari Expert

"A truly authentic safari experience - the term 'rustic charm' springs to mind. A passion for all things wild that just cannot be learned is lived by the rangers as this gem of a lodge."



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Jock Safari Lodge is truly wonderful! Excellent location, the best staff and rangers, and the grounds there are beautiful. We had great luck spotting animals. They are the best in my book!

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