The Ugly Five
A Sensory Experience At Jock Safari Lodge
A Four-legged Goose Flies Through The Danger Zone And Survives!
Wow! Raves And Reviews For Jock Safari Lodge
Gracious! It’s a G-NU!
A family vacation to the best safari lodge – Jock Safari Lodge – in the Kruger National Park is the perfect choice for …
Torburnlea Guest House
If you live in South Africa and are thinking of a bush breakaway to the Kruger National Park, turn it into a road trip …
“Its apparent disproportions and colossal height had classed it with Unicorns, and Sphynxes, the Satyrs, and the …
Trees – Glorious Trees!
The Jock Safari Lodge concession is located in the southwestern corner of the Kruger National Park, one of the largest game reserves in Africa. The concession is a mere 6 000ha slice of the vast 19
Jock Safari Lodge and The Tsetse Fly
Recently celebrating more than 130 years in conservation, the region has been through many transitional changes and …
The four-legged goose is on the mend
An update on Goose, the orphaned baby black rhino who showed us that courage comes in all shapes and sizes.
Thanks to its prime position within the Kruger National Park,
Preserving and protecting a unique wilderness
As we find ourselves in a global lockdown, it really is a perfect opportunity to explore the world from the comfort of your sofa – and who knows
World Snake Day at Jock Safari Lodge
The creatures that occur in a landscape do so for special reasons resulting from a combination of climate, geology, soils and vegetation.
Wilderness is vital for Wellness
Our relaxation retreat takes its name from Pilgrim’s Rest, named after the historical mining town that featured so prominently in “Jock of the Bushveld”
Running 50 Miles for Rhinos
Conservation of habitat and species at Jock Safari Lodge runs in the blood of all our staff. The JEMU team (Jock Environmental Monitoring Unit) are in the veld daily
Think Jock, Think Leopard…
Early game hunters and explorers coined the phrase ‘big five’ during the early to mid-1800s. They were much wanted prizes and it was a considerable feat if a hunter was able bag one, or more,
Group or family safari travel has never looked this good!
Having undergone a transformation of notable proportions, family friendly Fitzpatrick’s safari lodge at Jock reopened on 1 November 2018.
Head Chef Sam Mkhatshwa – Combining a passion for cooking and a passion for living in the wilderness.
Meet Sam, our sensational Head Chef at Jock Safari Lodge! Sam is the master mind behind our delectable safari cuisine and
A long walk to freedom for one lucky rhino!
If we take a journey back in time to the 12th November 2016 we recall the devastation of finding a 6 month old rhino calf wandering around the Jock Con
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.
Redesigned, Re-imaged – Perfect and Exclusive!
The child-friendly, private camp has been redesigned and developed by Luxury Frontiers as the perfect home-away-from home. Accommodating families with children of all ages, Fitzpatrick’s is
Flying High With The Martial Eagles
As the largest eagle in Africa, with a wingspan of about 2.5m, these incredibly powerful hunters can often be seen on …
6 reasons to head north
If you’re dreaming of a summer vacation in the African bushveld or just need a well-deserved time out, ‘go wild’ and …
Food and Beverage Manager Swops Food For The Field
There was high excitement on the Jock concession last month as former Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, Ike Mkansi …
Jock Safari Lodge offers two unique lodges to choose from, which is right for you?
Fitzpatrick’s at Jock is the perfect haven for small groups, families and individuals seeking to unwind amidst the natural beauty of the Kruger National Park.
Savanna Vulture Project
Birdwatching on Safari in the Kruger National Park is an opportunity to see a staggering estimated 500 species of birds! …
Honeymoon in Style at Jock Safari Lodge
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
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.
Fitzpatrick’s Lodge Stunning Refurbishment Almost Complete!
Private and exclusive and located in the heart of the bushveld, Fitzpatrick’s Lodge at Jock Safari Lodge will reopen on 1 November 2018 in the Kruger National Park.
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.
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
The Story of Jock Safari Lodge
The lure of gold brought men from all corners of the world to Southern Africa. Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, author of the animal classic book, Jock of the Bushveld, was one of these pioneers.
Conservation at Jock Safari Lodge
Conservation is the cornerstone of our ethos here at Jock Safari Lodge. Both our lodges have been built and managed to the most stringent
We’re going on a road trip!
A tour of Mandela’s old home at 8115 Vilakazi Street in Soweto. The street is also famous for being the only one in the world to house two Nobel Peace Prize laureates – Madiba and Desmond Tutu. You can also do bike tours in
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
Culinary Journeys in the Kruger at Jock Safari Lodge
Recently Jock Safari Lodge hosted Culinary Consultant Garth Stroebel and Chef Andre Viljoen and they imparted their vast knowledge to our team of “chefs of tomorrow.”
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.
Jock Supports Further Anti-Poaching Organisation in Africa
Three respected and passionate non-profit organisations (NPO’s) making strides to protect and safeguard our national wildlife heritage benefited from a
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 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
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?
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.
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
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,
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
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.”
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 to hunt for sport.
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