Kruger National Park – Jock Safari Lodge2020-01-30T16:56:38+00:00

Jock Main

This Safari break is designed as a high quality, self drive, year round option for the wildlife enthusiast who would just like to experience the South African bush alone or with their partner.

Although we recommend a 3 night break to maximise your experience we can offer any number of nights as preferred.

Jock Safari Lodge is the first private concession established in the Kruger National Park and offers Game Viewing of the highest quality in their private concession area as well as the greater Kruger National Park.

For the adventurous looking for a hands on wildlife walking safari try the Explorer Camp option (April to end October only). A two day Walking Trail Safari under the expert guidance of highly specialised Game Rangers.

COST 2016 (Excludes the Peak Holiday period mid Dec. to mid Jan. and is subject to confirmation at time of Booking)

Jock Safari Main Lodge – (Single room supplement applies)

3 nights – 4 days   /    US$ 1225            ~  Euro  1095=           ~  GB £ 970             per person   /     subject to availability at time of booking

Explorer Camp

2 nights – 3 days   /    US$ 815            ~  Euro  735=           ~  GB £ 635             per person   /     subject to availability at time of booking

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.

Jock LOdge in Rain

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


During the winter months, between April and end October, Jock Safari Lodge offers guests a unique experiential insight of a bygone era, a time when exploring really was an adventure into this unknown Big 5 wilderness with their Explorer Camp – a 2 day educational, walking safari, lead by two highly specialised guides.


The camp and tents have been meticulously recreated with the similar style camp beds, canvas washing basins, lanterns etc in  order to transport guests back in time.


Nights are  spent around the camp fire enjoying hearty bush meals whilst learning more about the history of Jock of the Bushveld, Percy  Fitzpatrick and how the Kruger was born.

ExplorerTent pax

During the day, guests explore on foot, a remote part of this private concession in the heart of the Kruger National Park, to get a real sense of how trekking was done during the early days of exploration – a tribute to the original and authentic African safari adventure.

COST 2016 (Subject to confirmation at time of Booking)

Explorer Camp

2 nights – 3 days   /    US$ 490            ~  Euro  475=           ~  GB £ 350             per person   /     subject to availability at time of booking

  • 2 nights accommodation at Jock Safari Lodge Explorer Camp including lunch, dinner and bed & breakfast
  • Walking Trails with Highly specialised Rangers
  • Conservation Fees
  • International or domestic flights
  • Transfers to and from Jock Safari Lodge (These can be arranged if required)
  • Car Hire (We will quote car hire rates on request)
  • Meals and drinks other than specified in the Itinerary
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone etc.
  • Cancellation, Travel, Baggage and Medical Insurance
  • Visa Fees where relevant for entry into southern Africa

We recommend that you visit our Terms & Conditions page on the In-Spirit Journeys website at

Specific Terms and Conditions for this itinerary are as follows:

  • To book this Safari a deposit of 30% of the Tour Price is required at time of reservation. The Balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.
  • Payment to be made via Telegraphic Transfer. Credit Card payments can be made via Paypal but these will be subject to a 5% admin fee.
  • Cancellations after payments have been made are subject to the following penalties:

– Up to 60 days before tour begins a full refund less an admin fee of US$100 will be made to the client

– Less than 60 days prior to commencement of the tour – Cancellations will attract a penalty equal to 50% of the tour price.

– For Cancellations less than 31 days prior to commencement of the tour a penalty of 100% of the tour price will apply

– Should the guest fail to arrive for the tour for whatever reason, including airline delays and missed connections the relevant cancellation policy will apply.

  • Guests are strongly recommended to take out adequate travel insurance to cover Cancellation, Travel, Medical Insurance Curtailment and Default, Baggage and Flight insurance for the duration of their trip.
  • We cannot be held responsible for any guest traveling without insurance. We strongly recommend tour participants take out personal travel insurance.
  • The onus is upon the person traveling to ensure that their personal documentation is in order, including: a valid passport with at least 3 blank pages and visa´s if applicable.
  • The price quoted is subject to change in the event of any unforeseen increases in fuel costs including currency fluctuations (relevant to aircraft or transfer services) and/or Government levies/taxes.