Jock Safari Lodge  Verified Listing

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Swimming Pool
Balcony
Deck
Mini Bar
Parking on Premises
Bar
Fan
No smoking
WiFi
Bar fridge
Garden
Patio
Fireplace
Bath towels
Gym
Restaurant
Dining Area
Beauty salon
Hairdryer
Room service
Safety Deposit Box
Ceiling fans
Health Spa
Serviced Daily
Steam Room
Child friendly
Heater
Shared lounge/TV area
Aircon
Cleaning service
Internet access
Spa facilities
Airport Transfers
Concierge
Linen
Tea and coffee facilities
The lodge with a natural wildlife terrain of 6000 hectares and exclusive riverbed traversing rights, offers guests one of the best Big 5 game viewing experiences in the country.

Traverse through this exceptional landscape on twice-daily game drives as well as wilderness walks with highly experienced game rangers and witness an abundance of bird life and a staggering diversity of wildlife, including the endangered wild dog.

Rich in historical heritage, Jock is the first private game lodge within South Africa’s largest national park and was inspired by the well-known tale of Jock of the Bushveld by Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, a story of courage and loyalty set during South Africa’s first gold rush era.

This colonial-styled safari lodge offers guests a unique stay, showcasing elements of history, fauna and flora, tranquillity, conservation and fine cuisine in the 12 individual thatched suites at the Main Lodge or 3 luxurious suites at the nearby Fitzpatrick Lodge.

Property Facilities:
Morning and evening drives are performed in covered 4×4 Land Cruisers conducted by highly experienced rangers.

Wilderness Walks are encouraged, after a hearty breakfast, moving through the veld enjoying vistas of unsurpassed beauty and discovering one’s place in the cycle of nature.

For the avid birdwatcher, abundant species of bird are regularly seen on the concession including raptors such as the Martial, Tawny and Fish Eagles as well as Steppe Buzzards.

Jock Safari Lodge offers all golfers free transfers to Leopard Creek Golf Club just outside the Malelane Gate of the Kruger National Park.

The Pilgrims Rest Retreat offers an escape to enjoy some pampering. Awaken your senses and allow us to rejuvenate body, mind and soul. Inspired by surrounding elements that guide us, our selection of body and beauty treatments cater for men and women.

Area Information:
Nestled at the confluence of the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers at the southern tip of the world famous Kruger National Park, the legend lives on of the story of an intrepid explorer, Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, the renowned South African author. The lodge is situated on 6 000 hectares of pristine bushveld and for the exclusive use to the discerning Jock guests.

The lodge has been built to the most stringent eco-management criteria in South Africa, audited by Kruger National Park and DEAT (Department of Environment and Tourism) on a bi-annual basis. Off road driving on the concession is permitted for predator sightings. This is however done in an environmentally sensible manner as the damage a vehicle does to the veld takes up to 2 years to repair. An aerial survey has shown the true damage that off-road driving has done to the environment in the past. Jock Safari Lodge has a 100% commitment in maintaining a low impact upon the footprint that is Jock in order to remain true to the overall conservation ethic of the Caleo Foundation and in order to preserve this unique heritage for future generations.

This luxurious concession offers us glimpses of bygone days of the gold diggings of the Eastern Transvaal, where adventurers like Irish born Fitzpatrick traversed the rugged Lowveld and escarpment en route to the beautiful African port of Delagoa Bay now known as Maputo in Mozambique. Sir Percy Fitzpatrick transported provisions by ox wagon from the coast to the gold digging villages, assisted by his constant companion, Jock. Fitzpatrick outwitted crocodile infested rivers, malaria carrying mosquitoes and man eating lion, while having to ‘hunt for the pot’, traversing and sleeping under immense African skies. Jock Safari Lodge are actively involved with numerous conservation and research projects of rare and endangered species such as: black and white rhino, lion, wild dog, marshall eagle and the ground hornbill. More recently Jock Safari Lodge was thrilled to be a part of a demographic study in conjunction with the Kruger National Park to research the impact of bovine tuberculosis on lion populations.

In Room Facilities:
The individual style of the main lodge and suites assures guests of a serene and secluded stay designed in pure harmony with that of the natural surroundings. Each suite leads onto a private deck with a plunge pool, sala, an outdoor day bed, all with a spectacular view of the riverbed.

Each suite at the main lodge can sleep a maximum of two adults and features a full en-suite bathroom complete with an outdoor shower and luxurious modern amenities such as air-conditioning, private minibar, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, electronic safe, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Fitzpatrick's Lodge is the perfect haven for small groups, families and individuals seeking to unwind amidst the natural beauty of the Kruger National Park offering three perfectly appointed rooms that cater for children. Room 1 is completely private with its own deck and plunge pool while Room 2 & 3 have been enclosed to create a family unit with two luxury suites with bathrooms, sharing a private foyer, deck and plunge pool. This new lodge can either be booked as a whole lodge with its own personal chef & game ranger or as individual suites.

Each of the luxurious suites features a full en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, a private mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, and an electronic safe.

Attractions:
* Game drives and Wilderness Walks.
* Pilgrims Rest Retreat.
* Fauna & Flora.
* Bird watching.
* Kids on Safari.
* Golf at Leopard Creek.

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Property Type Game Lodge, Guest Lodge
Conditions

General:
* All rates are quoted and invoiced in South African Rand (ZAR) on a "per person per night" basis. All rates exclude Kruger National Park entrance fees.
* All rates are subject to change without prior notice.
* We recommend a minimum stay of two nights throughout the year. A minimum 2 night stay restriction is applicable over the festive period during Peak season.
* Kruger Park Entrance: A once-off fee is payable in cash upon entering the Kruger National Park. Please ensure you have your accommodation confirmation documentation at hand to ensure entry at the correct price. This fee is subject to change without prior notice and can therefore be obtained upon request from your Safari Expert.

Adults travelling:
* Adult Sharing rates apply to persons (12 years and older) sharing one room. Persons 12 years and older are considered adults and will therefore require their own room at the applicable rates.
* Single Adult rates are only applicable when one adult is staying by him/herself in one room. Not applicable when an adult is sharing a room with a child/ children.
* Note that all rooms can sleep a maximum of two adults.
* Above mentioned rates are inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner, high tea, game drives, guided walks, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages, tourism levy and 14% VAT (all other beverages are excluded and must be settled upon departure).
* Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.

Children Policy:
* This policy applies to all persons from 0 up to and including 11 years old.

Children staying at Fitzpatrick's at Jock:
* Children from 0 up to and including 5 years are only permitted at Fitzpatrick’s at Jock ONLY.
* Additional beds can accommodate a maximum of one child each OR two children per bunk bed (11 years or younger).
* Cots can accommodate a maximum of one child per cot.
* Child minding service is available upon request and can be arranged at an additional cost.
* Children from 0 up to and including 5 years old:
* are accommodated at 25% of the adult sharing rate when sharing a room with adults – dependent on the availability of cots and/or additional bed.
* are accommodated at 50% of the adult sharing rate when staying in their own room.
* are permitted on game drives conducted within the Jock Safari Lodge Concession only.
* Children from 6 up to and including 11 years old:
* are accommodated at 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing a room with adults – dependent on the availability of rooms with an additional bed.
* are accommodated at full adult rate when staying in their own room.
* are permitted on all game drives.
* Persons 12 years and older are considered adults and will therefore require their own room at the applicable rates.

Children staying at Main Jock:
* Main Jock accommodate families with children from 6 years and older on the following basis:
* Applicable adult rate(s) will apply to children of all ages.
* A minimum of three rooms must be booked per family in order to ensure that the family has sole use of a game viewing vehicle.

Travel Information:
Insurance -
* We highly recommend that travel insurance is taken out.
Transfers / Gate Times -
* Transfers to and from the concession can be arranged with reservations on request at an additional cost.
* Transfers to and from Skukuzu Airport can be arranged with reservations on request at an additional cost. Transfers between Jock Safari Lodge and Skukuza are done by Jock Safari Lodge in an open game viewing vehicle.
* Terms and Conditions relating to road transfers apply, and are available on request/as addendum to this document.
* All road transfers are handled by accredited car hire and charter companies.
* All transfers must be arranged prior to arrival.
* Self-drive and road transfers from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport (KMIA/MQP) are subject to Kruger National Park gate times.
* The Kruger National park prohibits the use of roads within the park once the gates are closed therefore guests need to be at their destination and transfer companies must be outside the park by the time the gates close.
* Jock Safari Lodge is approximately one (1) hour from the Malelane Gate and therefore we recommend that flights to / from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA/MQP) are booked to:
* arrive at KMIA/MQP no later than 14h30 on day of arrival
* depart from KMIA/MQP no earlier than 10h00 on day of departure
* No alternative arrangements can be made.

Kruger National Park Gate Times:
Jan - Gates open at 05:30. Gates close at 18:30
Feb - Gates open at 05:30. Gates close at 18:30
Mar - Gates open at 05:30. Gates close at 18:00
Apr - Gates open at 06:00. Gates close at 18:00
May - Gates open at 06:00. Gates close at 17:30
Jun - Gates open at 06:00. Gates close at 17:30
Jul - Gates open at 06:00. Gates close at 17:30
Aug - Gates open at 06:00. Gates close at 18:00
Sep - Gates open at 06:00. Gates close at 18:00
Oct - Gates open at 05:30. Gates close at 18:00
Nov - Gates open at 05:30. Gates close at 18:30
Dec - Gates open at 05:30. Gates close at 18:30

Minimum Stay - Festive Season (15th December 2018- 13th January 2019):
* A minimum of a two-night stay will be applied to all bookings over the festive period.
* Any remaining available inventory will become available for sale 90 days' prior for one night reservations.

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