Considered one of the leading pioneers in ecotourism in South Africa, Makalali Private Game Reserve is home to over one thousand wild animals including Africa’s “Big Five”. Experienced guides will take you on open air game drives or on guided bush walks and introduce you to a whole new world of bush lore and animal habits.
The five star Jock Safari Lodge has breathtaking topography and is set between 2 pristine rivers (the Mitomeni and the Biyamiti} originating within the borders of the Kruger National Park. The rivers flow only if there is enough rainfall.
The lodge takes its name from the legendary canine character called ‘Jock’ from the novel Jock of the Bushveld by author Sir Percy Fitzpatrick and is a private concession area in the exact shape of Jock the dog. This concession covers 6 000 hectares of exclusive traversing and is the first private
concession set in over 2 million hectares of Kruger National Park.
Guests get to relive one of South Africa’s cultural heritages through the story of Jock of the Bushveld and original mementos can be found at the main lodge.
A secluded wildlife paradise overlooking serene river beds Jock Safari Lodge is carefully screened by lush trees and reed walls, with 12 individual thatched rooms that impart a sense of aloneness and oneness with the landscape.
Guests have the choice of the main Jock Safari Lodge or the smaller Fitzpatrick Lodge which can cater for children.
The luxurious rooms have king sized beds and sleep a maximum of 2 adults per room and the lodge also has a steam room, sauna, exercise room, indoor and outdoor dining facilities, a library with TV, DVD player and wi-fi hotspot, pool with deck and Internet access.
Morning and afternoon Game Drives are in open vehicles under the guidance of an expert Guide and Tracker.
Guided Game/Nature Walks with Qualified walking guides provide the opportunity for guests to experience the excitement of approaching species on foot.
Jock Safari Main Lodge
3 nights – 4 days / US$ 1025 ~ Euro 990= ~ GB £ 725 per person / subject to availability at time of booking