Jock Safari Lodge
Before the turn of the century, the lure of gold brought men from all corners of the world to Southern Africa. Jock Safari Lodge is set in this magnificent area with the southern boundary being the old wagon route from Delgoa Bay into the gold fields of the interior. Today the wilderness experience the lodge offers is unchanged from these early times and is set in an area noted for its diversity in game, particularly the Big Five.
This luxurious lodge is situated in the southern area of the KNP at the confluence of the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers, half way between Skukuza and Malelane. It is approximately 35 km to the Skukuza airstrip and 150km to the Kruger International Mpumulanga airport in Nelspruit.
Magnificent trees and an abundance of bird life surround the Lodge and the two track roads take guests into 6000 ha of exclusive traversing in the first private concession set in over 2 million hectares of KNP. The lodge is easily accessible by road, just over 5 hours drive from Johannesburg, or 1 hour Skukuza and 2 hours from Kruger International airports.
Twelve individual thatched suites, screened by lush trees and reed walls, offer guests utmost luxurious privacy, creating a unique experience of gracious old world elegance surrounded by unspoilt wilderness. All the suites are named after places of interest in the tale of â€œJock of the Bushveldâ€ - the treacherous Pettigrewâ€™s Road, the trading posts of Delagoa Bay and Komatipoort. Each suite, with queen or twin beds enveloped in a canopy of voluptuous white netting, has its own personal â€œsalaâ€ (thatched viewing deck), plunge pool, romantic Victorian ball and claw bath, his and her vanities and outdoor shower.
The suites have been built overlooking the rivers and offer breath-taking riverbed frontage, bushveld vistas and game viewing. Each suite is also fully equipped with 5 star amenities such as air-conditioning, fans, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar and safe.
With only 3 suites, Little Jock will ensure that personal service is always a priority for the lodgeâ€™s friendly staff. Each of the 3 luxurious suites are equipped with their own viewing deck, indoor or outdoor showers and guest amenities. While the dining and entertainment area offers both alfresco and indoor dining facilities allowing guests the unique opportunity to experience the gracious style of old world elegance surrounded by unspoilt wilderness.
Guests also have a choice of staying in Little Jock, which boasts suites with beautiful views into the unspoilt Kruger bushveld and guests can also relax in the comforts of the central lounge overlooking the banks of the Biyamiti River. This new lodge can either be booked as a whole lodge with its own personal chef & game ranger or as individual suites.