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WOW! RAVES AND REVIEWS FOR JOCK SAFARI LODGE WOW! RAVES AND REVIEWS FOR JOCK SAFARI LODGE

During a recent review one of our guests animatedly stated, “Wow, wow, wow… and taking the Jock concession’s prime location within the Kruger National Park into consideration, we must agree!

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A four-legged Goose flies through the danger zone and survives! A four-legged Goose flies through the danger zone and survives!

The Kruger National Park is full of feel good stories and none more so than that of a little black rhino named Goose. Despite poaching attempts to end her life, she clearly has what it takes to survive.

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World Snake Day at Jock Safari Lodge World Snake Day at Jock Safari Lodge

At Jock Safari Lodge, apart from a good chance of spotting the Big Five, as well as 500 species of birds, you are also likely to spot one of the 54 different species of snakes that call the Kruger National Park home.

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Savanna Vulture Project Savanna Vulture Project

Birdwatching on Safari in the Kruger National Park is an opportunity to see a staggering estimated 500 species of birds! The large flesh-eating birds of prey are normally the most exciting for visitors to view, vultures are among the most dramatic raptors.

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Wildnerness is vital for Wellness Wildnerness is vital for Wellness

Nature reminds us that the world we live in can be harsh and cruel, but also beautiful and awe-inspiring.  But most importantly, it reminds us, that for anything to survive and thrive, balance is essential.

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Running 50 Miles for Rhinos Running 50 Miles for Rhinos

Conservation of habitat and species at Jock Safari Lodge runs in the blood of all our staff.

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A Summer of Sensational Sightings! A Summer of Sensational Sightings!

As autumn casts its golden glow over the Kruger National Park, we look back on some of the fantastic sightings captured by guests and staff during the summer months.

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Think Jock, Think Leopard… Think Jock, Think Leopard…

Secretive and silent, the leopard is a creature of the dark and even in darkness, it travels alone. A long, muscular body, thick limbs and heavy paws give it an aura of strength.

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Trees - Glorious Trees! Trees - Glorious Trees!

Few people leave Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park without being in awe of the magnificent trees that adorn the river banks and granite rocky outcrops.

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Group or family safari travel has never looked this good! Group or family safari travel has never looked this good!

Group or family safari travel has never looked this good! Fitzpatrick’s Lodge offers you the perfect home away from home for a luxury safari experience in the Kruger National Park.

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A long walk to freedom for one lucky rhino! A long walk to freedom for one lucky rhino!

We recall the devastation of finding a 6 month old rhino calf wandering around the Jock Concession by itself and her successful rehabilitation.

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THE BEST GOLF AND THE BEST SAFARI! THE BEST GOLF AND THE BEST SAFARI!

If you have a dream of a luxury safari within the Kruger National Park and the option of playing a round of golf on a top ranked golf course or two, then we are delighted to make that your reality.

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Redesigned, Re-imaged - Perfect and Exclusive! Redesigned, Re-imaged - Perfect and Exclusive!

Jock Safari Lodge relaunches family-friendly Fitzpatrick’s Lodge in the Kruger National Park!

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Fitzpatrick's Lodge Stunning Refurbishment Almost Complete! Fitzpatrick's Lodge Stunning Refurbishment Almost Complete!

Fitzpatrick's Lodge at Jock is on track to welcome families and children of all ages on 1 November 2018 after a stunning renovation and redesign! Take a sneak peak at the design concept of what you can expect when we welcome you home.

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The Wonderful Wilderness where we live! The Wonderful Wilderness where we live!

While traversing through the Jock Safari Lodge concession, the wildlife can be staggering in its diversity. Our Rangers and staff photograph and video amazing sightings and lucky for us that they love sharing them with us.

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Jock Safari Lodge is showing off after refurbishment Jock Safari Lodge is showing off after refurbishment

The famous warm welcome and sense of coming home to Jock Safari Lodge has been enhanced by the latest refurbishment and we can't wait to share it with our guests.

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The Story of Jock Safari Lodge The Story of Jock Safari Lodge

Jock Safari Lodge takes the utmost care to make your stay as unique and memorable as possible whilst bringing in historical elements of the Kruger area and indeed South Africa. Join us and relive the days of authentic safari experiences.

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Conservation at Jock Safari Lodge Conservation at Jock Safari Lodge

Conservation is the cornerstone of our ethos here at Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park.

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We’re going on a road trip! We’re going on a road trip!

Yes it’s great to fly in to the Kruger, and convenient, but a self-drive from Johannesburg to Jock Safari Lodge is an incredible way to experience South Africa!

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A sensory experience at Jock Safari Lodge A sensory experience at Jock Safari Lodge

Jock Safari Lodge is so very much more than just a 5 star game lodge. When staying at Jock, guests are taken on a sensory journey, which encapsulates history, flora, fauna, conservation, relaxation and fine South African food and wine.

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Jock Safari Lodge offers two unique lodges to choose from, which is right for you?  Jock Safari Lodge offers two unique lodges to choose from, which is right for you?

Find your ideal lodge at Jock Safari Lodge. Find out what our guests say about each.

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Honeymoon in Style at Jock Safari Lodge Honeymoon in Style at Jock Safari Lodge

What could be more romantic than spending your honeymoon in the African bush? At Jock Safari Lodge, we are fortunate to be in the midst of our own private concession, which offers absolute privacy, surrounded by Mother Nature, in one of the most pristine wilderness areas remaining today.

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 Jock Safari Lodge Pays Tribute to World Elephant Day Jock Safari Lodge Pays Tribute to World Elephant Day

August 12th 2017, officially marks World Elephant Day, which is dedicated to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face. However, every day is elephant awareness day for us here at Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park! Elephants are truly impressive: matriarchal, social, communicative and creative.

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Culinary Journeys in the Kruger at Jock Safari Lodge Culinary Journeys in the Kruger at Jock Safari Lodge

It’s always an incredible experience to go on a safari in the Kruger National Park, especially so in our vast private concession, and there is always a beautifully presented meal waiting for guests to return. No matter if it’s a hearty breakfast to start the day, a languid lunch, a romantic dinner or bush braai (BBQ) there is something to suit everyone’s taste, especially when paired with some of the finest South African wines.

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Hyena VS Wild Dogs at Jock Safari Lodge. Hyena VS Wild Dogs at Jock Safari Lodge.

Early yesterday morning, the Jock Safari Lodge guides found a female hyena fending off wild dogs to protect her dead pup...we are unsure how it died, perhaps killed by lions or another hyena clan. Please Note - Video not for sensitive viewers.

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Jock Supports Further Anti-Poaching Organisation in Africa Jock Supports Further Anti-Poaching Organisation in Africa

It’s a war out there for our wildlife, anti-poaching rangers, along with anyone going to extreme lengths safeguarding animals ..

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Cooking with Style Cooking with Style

Jock Safari Lodge’s own team of ‘chefs of tomorrow’ recently had the privilege of a visit from Culinary Consultant Garth Stroebel, a South African Chef and Judge for the World Association of Chefs Societies and Chef Andre Viljoen imparting their knowledge – great concepts, great food and cost control.

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The Legend behind Jock Safari Lodge The Legend behind Jock Safari Lodge

It’s very humbling to be considered the best 5-star game lodge in the Kruger National Park by our guests. Guests which return year upon year to not only experience this incredible private concession wilderness in order to view the Big and Little 5.

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Kids on Safari at Jock Safari Lodge Kids on Safari at Jock Safari Lodge

Contemplating your next family trip? Why not take a Big 5 safari adventure and join us at Jock Safari Lodge nestled in the heart of the Kruger National Park?

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Sleep Alfresco amidst the Big 5 at Jock Safari Lodge Sleep Alfresco amidst the Big 5 at Jock Safari Lodge

Jock Safari Lodge has created a new and uniquely romantic experience to sleep alfresco for a true feeling of being at one with Mother Nature and the Big 5.

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JEMU the Rhino Update JEMU the Rhino Update

With a new year comes good news on Jemu, our rescued rhino. Orphaned after her Mother was killed by poachers late last year, the Jock Environmental Monitoring Unit (JEMU), at Jock Safari Lodge were able to safely transport Jemu to Care for the Wild Rhino Sanctuary, that specialises in the rescue, care and rehabilitation of rhinos.

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Update on our recently rescued baby rhino JEMU. Update on our recently rescued baby rhino JEMU.

Myself, my daughter Savanna & her friend Abi had the privilege of visiting Care For Wild Africa this week, the rehabilitation centre that specialises in the rescue, care and rehabilitation of rhinos.

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Baby Rhino given a Fighting Chance Baby Rhino given a Fighting Chance

This weekend, the Jock Environmental Monitoring Unit (JEMU), at Jock Safari Lodge, located a 4-month old rhino calf wondering around the Jock Concession, all by itself, here in the Kruger National Park.

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Lilizela Awards Celebration 2016 Lilizela Awards Celebration 2016

Sunday 16 October, 2016 was a very proud moment for all the team here at Jock Safari Lodge, when we were awarded a National Lilizela Tourism Award under the category of 5 Star Game Lodge.

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Lion Dynamics Lion Dynamics

A lion prides takeover always causes turmoil among the prides and it takes a few months for them to settle down again. The Eastern Bank Males that came into the region, and killed some of the dominant male lions, have now settled with the Biyamiti Weir pride.

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What is the Big Five? What is the Big Five?

This term Big Five was coined during the early to mid-1800s by hunters and explorers who came to Africa to colonise and settle and later for hunting for sport.

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