Fodor's Expert Review Jock Safari Lodge

Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa Fodor's Choice

This lodge, one of South Africa’s loveliest, is set among 14,826 acres of private concession in southwest Kruger. Formerly owned by the National Parks Board, it’s been managed as a private concession since 2000. Had Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, author of the famous Jock of the Bushveld and his canine superstar still been alive, they would have highly approved of today’s camp, which is authentic and steeped in history. Twelve comfortable, spacious suites, each with a plunge pool, have stunning views over the Biyamiti River. The food, service, and rangers are superb, but the game-viewing is spectacular—think night drives in Kruger. The nearby Fitzpatrick’s Camp is great for families, and the rustic Explorer Camp offers one of South Africa’s best two-day hiking trails.

PROS

  • authentic safari experience

CONS

  • busy in season

QUICK FACTS

Resort
GreenHistorical
Intimate
Remote
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 041-509–3000-Reservations | 041-509–3001-Reservations

HOTEL DETAILS

12 suites
Rate Includes: All meals

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