It has taken me a long time to post my reviews from our South African Safari vacation.
this was the third lodge that we visited & had some terrific acts to follow.
Jock Safari lodge well lived up to the challenge.
It is a traditional lodge with rooms that seem like their own little villas.
They are very comfortable & the pagoda with the bean bag bed to view the wildlife wandering in the riverbed was fantastic. When I decided to stay in for a drive, I sat out with a bottle of wine & had a fabulous time, but not as fabulous as our group that took the drive.
Lazarus was our guide. He was at top qualifications as a guide &, I swear, had 50 sets of eyes. He had absolutely no need of a tracker & we saw an incredible amount of wildlife & topography.
The food was terrific & the staff couldn't be more accommodating.
We went in May, so I would recommend warm coats/hats/gloves at this time, as the drives elements really got to you in the drives, if you weren't prepared. We were in Zulu Natal & Sabi Sands before this & it wasn't nearly as cold early morning & evening.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jock Safari Lodge is nestled where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers flow as one, situated in the South-Western corner of the Kruger National Park. The lodge offers 6,000 hectares of exclusive traversing rights in an area of the park which is celebrated for its big five game viewing. Jock of the Bushveld, the legend that was, served as an inspiration for the aptly namely Jock Safari Lodge. The tale, linked to Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, highlights the canine devotion and stories of African adventures that have excited exploring travellers.Accommodation offered:Main Jock LodgeCarefully screened by lush trees and reed walls, the 12 individual thatched rooms at Jock Safari Lodge, impart a sense of aloneness and oneness with the landscape.Fitzpatrick’s Lodge, offers personal service in an intimate atmosphere. Perfect for small parties and families.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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jock Safari Hotel Kruger National Park