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Conservation & Community

A conservation safari has a bigger impact on you as a guest during your stay, and on the legacy you leave behind when you return home.

At Jock Safari Lodge, we're the top environmental concession in Kruger National Park. Treading lightly and doing everything we can to conserve our wildlife and untouched landscapes is integral to everything we do.

Conservation & Community

A Living Legacy

Jock Safari Lodge is located on the southern tip of the Kruger National Park, where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers come together to form one lifeline to the bushveld. “Mitomeni” means “Jackalberry tree”, and “Biyamiti” means “Place of Many Trees” in Shangaan. This already paints a picture of what you can expect in our untamed wildlife paradise.

Drenched in historical significance, Jock Safari Lodge is the living legacy of world-renowned South African author and explorer Sir Percy FitzPatrick. Our concession covers 6,000 ha of pristine bushveld, an exclusive destination that transcends all expectations as its conservation safari efforts equal its natural splendour.

Conservation & Community

Evolution Of Ecotourism

Following only the most stringent eco-management criteria in South Africa, we’ve built our lodge with sustainability in mind. Jock Safari Lodge is audited bi-annually by the Kruger National Park and DEA (Department of Environmental Affairs) to ensure we meet the criteria as a conservation safari lodge.

Although we do offer off-road safaris to give you uninterrupted wildlife sightings, we do this in an environmentally sensible manner. We’re 100% committed to maintaining a light footprint and remain true to the overall conservation ethic of the Caleo Foundation. Most importantly, we do this to ensure our wild paradise remains as untouched as possible for future safari enthusiasts to see.

Conservation & Community

Our Partnership With The WFA

Jock has a long-standing commitment to both sustainable and community development within the bordering community of the Kruger National Park, and has for many years worked to upskill and uplift individuals to greater heights. A long-term partnership has been formed with the Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) to further conservation education and youth development within these confines with the ultimate goal to take community empowerment and development to another level.

In affect since March 2020, Jock and the WFA are collaborating to run two key initiative programmes: The Siyazenzela leadership and employability skills training programme, aimed at previously disadvantaged youth (between the ages of 18 and 26) and the Imbewu Wilderness Trails, which strives to connect youth to their cultural-environmental heritage.

Conservation & Community

Protecting Vulnerable Species

Jock Safari Lodge practices regular involvement with numerous conservation and research projects specialised for rare and endangered species. These species include the black and white rhino, lion, African wild dog, marshall eagle, and the ground hornbill.

We are also thrilled to announce that, Jock Safari Lodge formed part of a demographic study in conjunction with the Kruger National Park to research the impact of bovine tuberculosis on lion populations.

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Offering legendary experiences in the southern area of the Kruger National Park

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