Where do you go if you want an adventure? To go off the grid into the bush, deep in the great Kruger National Park? This is an experience you’ll never forget!
There’s no time to be bored in one of Africa’s largest game reserves – The Kruger National Park. This jewel attracts around a million visitors each year; with an abundance of animals, a pristine landscape and a lustrous starry night sky that you’ll never experience anywhere else.
Jock Safari Lodge is a five-star luxury game lodge, and if you ever need a reason to escape Joburg, this is just the place. The lodge lies in complete privacy, hidden under statuesque trees. It can accommodate twenty-four people, and each room boasts a private plunge pool and day bed.
You’ll fall asleep to the sounds of elephants trumpeting and wake up to the calls of hyenas.
Your stay includes two game drives; one at 5:30am and one at 4pm, so you’ll be able to experience most of what the Kruger has to offer. Think Giant Eagle Owls, little Bird Eaters, baby civets, white tailed mongoose, roaring lions, leopards and cheetah. There are evenexclusive roads and pathways specifically given to Jock guests, which means more exclusivity and luxurious game viewing.
We recommend booking a three-night stay and requesting a private dinner on the first night. You’ll wine and dine on a beautiful three-course menu, under a twinkling sky. Expect freshly made creamy butternut soup with homemade bread to start, an ethically sourced trout fish (eyes and all) for main, and a mouth-watering malva pudding for dessert. Another recommendation – ask for Patrick, who is a fine game ranger. His passion for the bush is evident and he’ll elevate your authentic safari experience to five-star.
Good to know
From Johannesburg, it will take you five hours to drive to Jock Safari, but there’s also a flight to Malelane airport.
There are two lodges; Jock Main Lodge and Fitzpatrick’s at Jock.
You won’t need malaria tablets.
The Kruger Park lies across two South African provinces – Limpopo and Mpumalanga. It’s also home to 75% of all terrestrial bird species and 72% of all mammal’s species found in South Africa. The Park is also South Africa’s oldest wildlife conservancy.
Fun fact: The Kruger Park is home to the Big Five, but did you know about the Little Five? They’re little animals that share parts of their names with the big 5. They’re antlions, eastern rock elephant shrews, leopard tortoises, red-billed buffalo weavers and rhino beetles.
Special! Planning a trip? Take advantage of Jock Safari Lodge’s latest package. Enjoy complete luxury at Main Jock Lodge for 3 consecutive nights, and receive a 10% discount.The offer is valid until the 14 December 2017, excludes Fitzpatrick’s Lodge and is not applicable to existing bookings.
Whether it’s a family getaway or a romantic escape, the Kruger is waiting for you!
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Bianca Spinner is the Lifestyle Editor at Hello Joburg Magazine. Bianca is taking strides as in independent woman in the workforce and combined with her deep seated passion and love for her community, she is sure to increase her insatiable appetite for success.