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Jock Safari Lodge
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

Amazing very friendly staff who go out of their way to make you feel at home. Wonderful imformative and committed Rangers who make sure you get the most out of your time here. Thanj you Lye for all your efforts in trying to fine the Big Five we came cloae but great to get so close to so many elephants, giraffes and Lions.Food was great and lots of it but not quite fine dining. Rooms comfy outdoor shower different but good. Loved it thank you all so much. Nature gave us a special treat with the longest light show ever. Would love to return

Room Tip: All great only a small resort
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

My family and I travelled to Kruger in the Spring of 2011. It was our first safari in South Africa. Having stayed in a couple of Mantis properties before, I was anxious to stay at Jock. I wasn't disappointed.

The staff was extremely courteous and helpful. They prepared vegetarian dishes for us whenever we asked them (and so much that we couldn't finish it). Delicious. Our ranger (Lazarus) was very knowledgeable and could even spot a chameleon in the darkness.

The views from the room were great. Since the lodge is located close to a watering hole, you could see animals all the time (making it a perfect wildlife experience), especially around 10 in the morning. The rooms themselves were spotless.

The highlight of our stay was probably the African style dinner where we eat delicious food and Lazarus shared his experiences with us. If I can, I'm definitely coming here again.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

Jocks provides the perfect combination for your safari experience. From the moment you arrive to the time you leave you are really looked after.The staff are warm friendly and efficient creating a very comfortable relaxing atmosphere. The game drives are superb, with very good vehicles compared to others we saw. Our ranger Lazarus was so knowledgable , a great driver and found us all the animals and birds we were hoping to see ( the big 5 on our first drive!)
The rooms have a private terrace, small plunge pool and overlook the river where Buffalo and Elephants graze. We were all inclusive ! Food was good as was the generous supply of wine , we even had alcoholic drinks for our sun downers on the afternoon drive.
In the Kruger I cannot imagine a better safari experience or  reserve to stay at unless you want to pay double just to get a bit more glitz and luxury, but you won' t see any more animals

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

My wife and I, and our three grown sons, spent 3 nights at Jock Safari Lodge in January and it simply could not have been better. The rooms were large, clean and comfortable and each had its own private deck, plunge pool and lapa which made hanging out in mid day very comfortable. The food was very good and plentiful and is served outdoors, under the stars, or around a fire pit in their bama area. There is a small gym which is perfectly adequate as well.

What really made Jock stand out to us however was the staff who, first of all, could not do enough for us but who, more importantly, had a wonderful enthusiasm for the safari drives which, after all, is what you are there for. We have stayed at other safari lodges that had nicer accomodations than Jock but we would return to Jock in a heartbeat simply because of how wonderful the safari drives were. Our ranger, Dave, was like an encyclopedia of knowledge about the animals, birds, insects and plant life and made our drives fascinating journeys of discovery. It was like listening to the best college professor you ever had and we learned a tremendous amount from him. He is an avid photographer as well and even taught us a few tips and helped us get better pictures on our trip.

Jock was a great experience and I recommend it highly to anyone.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank BruceSXM
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

My husband and I went to Jock Safari Lodge this past weekend for my birthday and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The lodge is jaw droppingly beautiful with a personalised and intimate atmosphere, the staff are extremely welcoming and friendly, the food is delicious, the attention to detail and service are excellent. And everyone made me feel really special on my birthday. Our expectations were well exceeded and we would loved to have stayed longer. Added to the wonderful lodge experience we also saw all the Big 5 and plenty of other animals, and Dave our ranger made each game drive interesting and special.

Room Tip: All the rooms are well appointed with a view of the river and into the bush. We saw plenty of animals just sitting on our deck. Little Jock which is the sister lodge a short distance away is ideal for a group of friends or family with children.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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