Discover a special Lodge in Pilgrims Rest, Mpumalanga, named after a special dog. Jock Safari Lodge reminds you about Sir Percy Fitzpatrick and his dog, Jock, who trekked to Pilgrims Rest to find gold many decades ago. Enjoy chalets that hark back to South African colonial days when gold mining was all the rage. Meet the eco-conscious Niven family, Sir Percy’s descendants, who established the lodge close to where Sir Percy and Jock made history. Fantastic morning and evening game drives and bush walks.

Jock Safari Lodge - Untamed, Untouched, Unforgettable!

Jock Safari Lodge is nestled where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers flow as one, situated in the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park. The lodge offers 6,000 hectares of exclusive traversing rights in an area of the park which is celebrated for the Big Five game viewing.

Jock Safari Lodge is carefully screened by lush trees and reed walls, the 12 individual thatched rooms at Jock Safari Lodge, impart a sense of aloneness and oneness with the landscape.

Morning and evening drives are performed in covered 4x4 Landrovers conducted by highly experienced rangers in the legendary Kruger National Park.

Other activities include game walks, bird watching, stargazing, visits to rock art sites and spa treatments at the Prilgrims Rest Relaxation Retreat.

Jock Safari Lodge - Legendary Experiences in the Kruger National Park!

Jock Safari Lodge is nestled where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers flow as one, situated in the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park. The lodge offers 6,000 hectares of exclusive traversing rights in an area of the park which is celebrated for the Big Five game viewing.

Jock Safari Lodge is carefully screened by lush trees and reed walls, the 12 individual thatched rooms at Jock Safari Lodge, impart a sense of aloneness and oneness with the landscape.

Morning and evening game drives are performed in covered 4x4 Landrovers conducted by highly experienced rangers in the legendary Kruger National Park.  

Other activities include game walks, bird watching, stargazing, visits to rock art sites and spa treatments at the Prilgrims Rest Relaxation Retreat.

Jock Safari Lodge

Jock Safari Lodge was one of the first safari lodges built inside the Kruger National Park and with that first-mover advantage they chose to place it at the meeting of two rivers the Mitomeni and Biyamiti offering just beautiful views. The lodge is surrounded by mature magnificent trees and thick bush supporting the abundance of bird and animal life this region attracts.
Many decades ago Sir Percy Fitzpatrick and his dog, Jock trekked to Pilgrims Rest as part of the heady gold rush and the lodge has been styled to reflect South African colonial days. The eco-conscious Niven family, who is Sir Percy’s descendants, established the lodge close to where Sir Percy and Jock made history.
At Jock Safari Lodge, daily safari activities are guided by a passionate and professional team of rangers in open-vehicles, getting you up close and personal with the big 5 as well as a full range of other wildlife that can be seen in the Kruger National Park.  In addition, walking and birding safaris, guided historical tours to learn more about the story of Jock Safari Lodge, stargazing and even frogging safaris for those who love reptiles!

Jock Safari Lodge

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