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Obidos, Portugal
Reviewed 14 May 2015

From the moment we arrived at Skukuza airport (what a great little airport that is) and were picked up by Lazurus to the moment we were driven back to Skukuza by Paul, we loved every minute. We saw our first elephant on the drive from the airport and lots of impala, we were greeted by Christine and Matthew and shown...

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5Thank kayboia
San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 13 May 2015

For part of our South African honeymoon we spent 5 nights at Jock Safari Lodge. This was our first safari and first time in South Africa. From the official welcome of Christina, the front desk manager, to eating our first lunch upon arrival to the first game driver with our ranger Ben the entire experience was unforgettable. The entire staff...

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5Thank Amy B
Amersham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Second visit to this lodge after a significant gap, and it is still amazing. Food was excellent at all meals, service superb from everyone, and safaris (walking and driving) were amazing, with very knowledgeable guides. Would highly recommend.

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3Thank Chris M
sheffield
Reviewed 26 April 2015

This was our first safari. We were picked up from the lovely Skukusa Airport by our ranger Mica. As we drove to the Jock Lodge we found ourselves on our first safari. Our first siting was a Leopard up a tree. He was laying down with all his paws hanging down. We had a tremendous view with our binoculars and...

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3Thank Carol C
Ontario
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Overall the experience was fantastic, the food was wonderful and the stay unforgettable. Everything everyone else has said is true, personal service, wonderful facilities and amazing food. If you want nitty gritty details that no one else has mapped out read on (scroll down), if you just wanted a straight review you should stop here..... This is a vacation you...

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8Thank Bonnietheb
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2015

We booked three nights in Fitzpatrick however were accommodate with two rooms in Jock for our first night and thereafter moved over to Fitzpatrick. The facilities, staff and food at both camps exceeded our expectations with fabulous rooms with beautiful views. Jock is the larger of the two camps and great to interact with other travellers, whilst Fitzpatrick is more...

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4Thank jordaan_jh
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2015

ive had the very best time at jock safari lodge, wished id booked another day 1.5 days is not enough. Our guide Lazarus was the most professional, knowledgeable person and made the experience out of this world. we got to see the Big 5 on our first trip out with him. you get 2 safaris in the day and an...

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1Thank anne o
Jersey Channel Islands
Reviewed 10 April 2015

We took a family holiday and what a brilliant choice. It is one of the best holidays we have ever had. Picked up at Skukuza by Lazarus we saw a herd of elephant including calves and buffalo within 10 minutes. That was just the beginning as over the next 3 days we saw everything from lions and their cubs to...

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2Thank Wayne G
Leiria, Portugal
Reviewed 9 April 2015

One of the best experiences my husband and I have ever had. We stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed every moment of it! The friendliness of the staff is incredible; everyone is always very happy and kind. The food is delicious and varies from day to day, great selection of wines as well. A tip is to never miss a...

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1Thank Ana Mariela G
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Yes -- it may seem a bit expensive on first glance, but boy did we love it! The game drives were unbelievable and the close up encounters our ranger found for us were unforgettable. The staff were all outstanding to a person and the level of care and attention was fantastic. The food was great (and plentiful -- NO risk...

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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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Address: Nearest Town Skukuza | Inside Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park 2060, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: $1,297 - $1,626 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Jock Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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