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Baby Rhino given a Fighting Chance

Blog by Jock Safari Lodge

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.

This was a clear indication that the Mother was dead. A carcass was later found, which could be her Mother, killed by poachers for her horns.

The Regional Section Ranger was contacted and within 30 minutes a helicopter with help was on its way. The small calf was darted and airlifted to a Rhino Sanctuary close to the Kruger National Park. There was a great team effort by everyone that was involved to ensure that this little one has a fighting chance.

In these desperate times every rhino’s life that we can save will contribute to the success of the rhinos. Young rhino that lose their Mothers will only survive a night or two in the wild before being killed by lion or hyena.

The Rhino Sanctuary named her “Jemu”, after our Team that found and helped save her. We will keep everyone posted on her process but word is that she doing well! Click here to see the video from the Rhino Sanctuary.

Blog by General Manager, Louis Strauss

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Our best experience of Kruger was at Jock’s. You can feel the love for nature in the heart and soul of the wonderful owners. The rooms are practically in the wild. We saw elephants just passing in front of the room. Sleeping in matras under the stars (if you want), amazing food in the river bed. Will never forget this experience!

-Jacob Yavin Vermeulen

We spent several days here in early March — simply, the best! Very comfortable room and excellent food, with a warm staff. Highlights are the twice a day game drives. This definitely is not “pre-packaged” stuff — your guide (ours was Jacob) has a keen sense of where to find the animals, and drives over river beds and down back trails to find them -in a respectful way. We eagerly anticipated this part of our trip, and it exceeded expectations. You must go to have this experience.

-Robert D

I visited Kruger and Jock Lodge in 2017 and all I wanted to do is come back. That happened in Jan 2022 and once again it was wonderful in every way. The location is on a normally dry river bed so you can see wildlife from your window or terrace. The staff is so gracious and helpful. The wildlife guides are the most knowledgable and enthusiastic I have ever met. I come for the beauty and the animals and Jock Lodge delivers every time.

-Eva Fellner

Our best experience of Kruger was at Jock’s. You can feel the love for nature in the heart and soul of the wonderful owners. The rooms are practically in the wild. We saw elephants just passing in front of the room. Sleeping in matras under the stars (if you want), amazing food in the river bed. Will never forget this experience!

-Jacob Yavin Vermeulen

We spent several days here in early March — simply, the best! Very comfortable room and excellent food, with a warm staff. Highlights are the twice a day game drives. This definitely is not “pre-packaged” stuff — your guide (ours was Jacob) has a keen sense of where to find the animals, and drives over river beds and down back trails to find them -in a respectful way. We eagerly anticipated this part of our trip, and it exceeded expectations. You must go to have this experience.

-Robert D