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Jock Safari Lodge
Fitzpatrick's & Explorer Camp at Jock

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Named after Sir Percy Fitzpatrick's dog, Jock and the story he told in the book "Jock of the Bushveld", (certainly worth reading), Jocks Safari Lodge and Fitzpatrick's at Jock are Lodges situated on 6000 ha inside the Kruger National Park in the south western sector between Pretoriuskop Rest Camp and the Malalane Gate

Jocks Safari Lodge at a Glance

  • Jock Safari Lodge
    • 12 Luxury Stand-alone Suites
    • Air conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • En-suite bathroom, with outdoor shower
    • Mini bar
    • Tea and coffee station
    • Plunge pool
    • International dial telephone
    • Electronic safe
    • Sala (outdoor day bed) river view
    • Spa treatments
  • Fitzpatrick's at Jock
    3 Luxurious Suites have own private viewing deck. 2 of the 3 rooms can sleep a maximum of 2 adults sharing with 2 children per room
    • 3 King/Twin bedded Luxury Rooms
    • Air conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • En suite bathroom with outdoor shower
    • Mini bar
    • Tea and coffee station
    • International dial telephone
    • Electronic safe
  • Explorer Camp Tents
    • 3 x spacious campaign canvas tents sleeping a maximum of 2 people each
    • 2 x Old fashioned beds with linen, safari blankets & throw
    • 2 x Campaign chairs & table
    • LED light for night time use
    • Bucket shower
    • Campaign hand basin (warm water is supplied on request and/or at first light)
    • En-suite portable toilet
    • Paraffin lanterns
    • Guest amenities include insect repellent, towels, tissues as well as bio- degradable shower gel and shampoo.

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Jock Safari Lodge
Jock Safari Lodge has twelve luxurious thatched suites. All the suites are named after places of interest in the tale of "Jock of the Bushveld." The suites have bathrooms en suite with an outdoor shower. The outdoor day bed is a favoured venue to relax and watch the passing parade of animals.
Meals are often at different venues from the dining room to the Boma. Jocks has a business centre with internet access, whilst a lounge and library invites one to relax with a book.

Fitzpatrick's at Jock
Fitzpatrick's at Jock has 3 luxurious suites designed with private viewing deck, indoor or outdoor showers. The dining and entertainment area offers both alfresco and indoor dining facilities. Fitzpatrick's at Jock's suites boast beautiful views into the Kruger Park bushveld. Guests are able to relax in the comfort of the central lounge which overlooks the Biyamiti River. Fitzpatrick's lodge can be booked in its entirety, with its own chef & game ranger or as individual suites. Guests at Fitzpatrick's at Jock will be able to enjoy snacks and meals in the privacy of their suites or join other guests to sumptuous meals under the Kruger Park sky
As with Jock Safari Lodge, Fitzpatrick's at Jock will have exclusive traversing rights in the Concession area that is regarded by many as one of the finest for its "Big Five" sightings, in the Kruger National Park.
The main lodge spa will also be available for Fitzpatrick's at Jock guests should they request spa facilities.

The Explorer Camp at Jocks

  • The Explorer Camp only operates during the cooler winter months from April to the end of October.
  • The trails are for 2 nights stating each Friday.
  • These walking trails are guided by 2 armed rangers. There is a high density of dangerous game in the area hence the Lead and a Back-up guides.
  • Distances walked vary each day, generally for 3 hours.
  • There is a game viewing vehicle based at the camp, the trail may start from camp or depart camp by vehicle to visit another area of the concession.
  • No persons under 16 years of age.
  • Guests over 60 years will be required to provide a medical clearance certificate.

The Explorer Camp site is unfenced with animals being able to enter the camp at any time.
Meals: Rustic safari meals are prepared in the open by the Shangaan Chef
Ablutions: Each Tent has a outside bucket shower and portable toilet

Game Drives And Walks

Morning and evening guided game drives in covered 4x4 Land Rover Safari vehicles conducted by experienced rangers. Walking Safari's are offered for after the substantial breakfasts. The diversity of the fauna and flora in this concession is made more of when viewed on foot.

Jock Safari Lodge is accessible by road via any of the Kruger National Park entrance gates. The closest Kruger National Park entrance gate to Jock Safari lodge is Malelane off the N4 from Nelspruit (approx. 61 km from Nelspruit). Malelane gate to Jock is a further 40km. The designated speed limit within the park is 50km/hr.
The drive from Johannesburg to Jock Safari lodge via Nelspruit takes approximately 5 hours using the scenic N12.

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Child policy
The child policy at Jock Safari Lodge is as follows;

  • Adults/Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.
  • Children under the age of 12 years are accommodated by prior arrangement only.
  • 0 - 2 Year old children to share with parents at no extra charge, but are not permitted to join the game drives.
  • 3 - 6 Year old children may share a room with the parents and will be charged 25% of the normal rate, which includes meals, accommodation, but are not permitted to join the game drives.
  • 7 - 11 Year old children either sharing a room with their parents or in a separate room will be charged 50% of the normal rate, which includes meals, accommodation and game drives.
  • Children from 12 years old will require a separate room at the normal rate.
  • A maximum of one (1) child under 12 years sharing a room with 2 adults at Jock Safari Lodge, subject to availability of mattresses

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