Fitzpatrick's Lodge at Jock

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Fitzpatrick's Lodge at Jock

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Positioned in the south-western corner of the world-renowned Kruger National Park, lies the 6 000 hectare Jock of the Bushveld Concession area. Fitzpatrick’s Lodge is just a kilometer away from the main Jock Safari Lodge and depicts an intimate atmosphere that's ideally suited to families or small groups.


  • Located in South-western corner of the Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Experiences are: Big 5 game drives, bush walks, golfing, bird watching, bush dining, African sunsets

The Detail

In the late 19th century, the enticement of gold brought men from all corners of the world to South Africa. Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, the author of the animal classic, Jock of the Bushveld, was one of these pioneers. The lodge, named after the charismatic author, offers privacy, exclusivity, personalized service and an authentic safari experience in a pristine wilderness.

Fitzpatrick's Lodge boasts three opulent Suites, each with a king-size bed or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with outdoor shower, air conditioning, minibar, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities, in-room safe, overhead fan, and a private viewing deck. Two of the three rooms cater for a maximum of two adults and two children per room. Fitzpatrick’s can accommodate a maximum of six adults and four children.

The lodge can be booked exclusively and includes the services of a personal chef and game ranger. Menus are personalized to suit your needs.

The lodge facilities include a rock swimming pool, lounge with television and library, second lounge with fireplace, complimentary Wi-Fi, and tea and espresso machine.

The Kruger National Park is home to an abundance of wildlife including the famous Big Five. Other species to be seen include giraffe, cheetah, African civet, wild dog, hippo, hyena, jackal and various species of antelope to name but a few. The Kruger is a bird mecca with over 400 bird species recorded, including the lilac breasted roller, African hoopoe, grey heron, and Kingfisher.

Activities offered at the lodge include early morning and late afternoon open-vehicle game drives that are led by professional guides, guided bush walks that explore the fauna, flora and smaller creatures of the African bush, golfing at the nearby Leopard Creek golf course (additional cost), and spa treatments offered at the Pilgrims Rest Retreat located at Jock Safari Lodge.

Fitzpatrick's Lodge is ideal for families and small groups looking for a private safari experience in the Kruger National Park.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation, all meals, teas & coffees, game drive beverages, scheduled safari activities, tourism levy and Vat

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$ 580 USD
$ 580 USD
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Had a wonderful experience with really friendly and efficient service. we will be back.
Jennifer Birtwistle
The whole experience at Fitzpatricks at Jocks was fantastic. The food, the game drives, the company and the whole package. It's not a matter 'if ' we would come back, it is simply 'when'! Our ranger was informative and managed to find great sightings for us on every drive. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The spa was fantastic too!
Our 4 days at Jock Safari were some of the most enjoyable and memorable of all our travels. Even though you are in the middle of the African wilderness the luxury of the rooms and ground is what we call "posh spartan". Very comfortable but wild enough to give you the feel of the safari. And getting up at 5am on your holiday is no chore, especially when you walk out your door to see two rhino's lounging less than 200 yards away or a troop of baboons wake you from your afternoon nap.The food is unique and spectacular. For dinners, we had Buffalo Pie, Kudu and other game meats. But also Lamb and beef. The food was all cooked fresh and it certainly was plentiful. Breakfast and Lunch were equally good.The staff at Jock rival those of any 5-star hotel anywhere.They are attentive and they listen and they respond. The game drives are unbelievable. The rangers do their best to be sure you see and get close to as many animals as possible. Our thanks to Louis and Jacob for making the trips and stay memorable.We highly recommend Jock Safari as a destination for doing a game drive and experiencing wild Africa.
We stayed at Fitzpatricks for 3 nights and the main lodge for 4 nights on our honeymoon. I can honestly say this was the best place I have ever stayed. Not only are the lodges amazing and so well designed, the food is excellent and the staff could not do more for you. The sights you see will stay with you for a lifetime and the rangers were unbelievable in their knowledge, commitment and sense of humour (special mention to ours; Estian and Jacob). Thank you for a perfect stay, we would return in a heartbeat!
We spent the first 3 days of our honeymoon at Jock Safari Lodge and it was one of the greatest places and experiences of our lives! Friendly staff, walking safari's out into the bush, amarula and poured bubble baths after chilly evening safaris, sundowners in the bush, the Big 5 and then some, glorious private plunge pools and decks, incredible food...the list goes on. We had the most pampered, luxurious romantic time here. Patrick was our ranger and he is an absolute legend - he found us every animal that we wanted to see; his tracking skills and sense of humour made every game drive awesome. Such a perfect place to start our honeymoon, we would recommend it to anyone and hope that one day we can go back.
I spent amazing 3 days at this lodge with my family. The drive from Skukza airport to the lodge was like a safari drive and we saw so many animals on the way. Our ranger Jacob was extremely knowledgeable and delightful person. On our first day at the lodge, while having our lunch there was an "elephant show". A herd of elephants turned up just outside the lodge near the river and on the second day, four white rhinos were grazing while we had our lunch. On the 3rd morning just before our morning safari drive, lions walked can see all big fives while just sitting in the lodge.Jacob took all efforts to show us big fives and we even saw endangered wild dogs just before a heavy downpour. The rooms are large with a plunge pool and outside shower, there is also a large watch out area where you can even lie down and enjoy the weather. The food is delicious and sumptuous, the chef Attie made special meals for us since two of our family members are vegetarians. The lodge has a nice library where you can get free wifi, the rooms do not have wifi or television and I liked that a lot. There is a nice souvenir shop which is reasonably priced though the selection is small. The staff is very friendly and courteous which made our trip very special. I highly recommend this lodge where you can experience the luxury of African safari at a reasonable cost.
We stayed at Fitzpatrick's (Little Jock's) for 4 nights and the whole experience exceeded our expectations in every way.The place was amazing with excellent rooms,amazing food and wonderful staff,Lillian and Precious plus those whose names i did not get made the stay extra special and helped me put on a stone in 4 days! There are not words to do the experience of our game drives justice,our ranger Estian was amazing and not only found all the animals we wanted to see but taught us about them and took us on a walking safari.The whole experience will remain with us for ever.You feel like a very special guest and we did not want to leave,and hopefully will be able to return one day.
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Feb 1, 2023
The person helping me was great
The person who was helping me with the booking, Carien, was exceptionally helpful and she made it very easy to get information and to get my booking sorted. The website was very easy to navigate and receive good information about which spots offer which amenities
Wynand De Villiers
Jan 27, 2023
I cant say much but safari is the best…
I cant say much but safari is the best when it comes to book coz they know client are always right and they help me very quicky.God bless u
Phathu Matshintshisa
Jan 11, 2023
Unorgettable trip in South Africa
We have spent 12 days as a family in South Africa with my 3 children and my wife who is in a wheelchair. Thanks to Pascal, consultant, we were able to spend an unforgettable moment with a great program while being well accompanied despite our constraints. I recommand particularly the "Monwana game lodge" for a safari in Hoedspruit. It's an amazing place with very nice people and a real family atmosphere. Thank you to the entire team for this unforgettable trip.
fabrice dont
Nov 26, 2022
We had an amazing first safari…
We had an amazing first safari experience with! 💯Thanks to Dolan for the well planning and ensure our itinerary goes smoothly and safely!
Oct 21, 2022
Superior service, knowledgeable, transparent, amazing can-do attitude
These guys get 10/10. I have booked with them a few times. To Kruger National Park, including both public and private(concession) camps, flights and car hire. Their senior agent, Dolan is exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble. Attention to detail, transparency, and 'can-do' attitude are out of the ordinary. I recently came into contact with Tanya at as well. It looks like all their agents are similarly well trained. Thank you. I cannot recommend Dolan and his team highly enough.
Nov 18, 2022
Cape Town miracle
I was in Cape Town, South Africa recently for an athletic competition and had allowed myself a week of personal time to relax and properly conclude the trip, but had not bothered to plan a safari to occupy the time. I was skeptical of the cost and whether I would enjoy the experience, however a couple days into that final week it occurred to me, in a bit of a panic attack, what a waste it would be not to take advantage of this opportunity. I hopped online and started looking at flights to Johannesburg (almost all the safaris in SA start there with an early morning pick up), but it was basically impossible to get a flight early enough and/or to coordinate with the multiple safaris operating in or just outside of Kruger. With no apparent options available to turn my remaining 4 1/2 days into even a 3 day safari I stumbled on the most obvious website one could imagine, I'd completely given up negotiating all the variables on my own but here was a safari travel agent that might be able to help me .. and they were based right out of Cape Town, literally a stones throw from my lodgings. Serendipity, or so i hoped. I immediately sent out an email and crossed my fingers .. for roughly an hour and a half, at which point Dolan from responded to me requesting I give him a call so that we could expedite potential arrangements. My in country phone plan wasn't able to make calls, but we arranged for him to call me and not 3 hours after being in the grip of despair Dolan got through to me and far from notifying me of how absurd it was to hold out hope for a literally, last minute safari adventure with barely 4 days available to me, he had already worked out all the details I'd sent and created a preliminary safari trip that would bypass Johannesburg airport for a flight the next morning to a closer, much, much smaller airport where I would be picked up taken, not to a 3 day safari, but a full 4 day safari, then back to the tiny, tiny airport for a return flight to Cape Town with 2 hours to spare for my return leg all the way home. It almost feels like an afterthought, after the minor miracle Dolan was able to conjure up, but the safari itself at Simbavati Lodge was just an absolutely stunning experience. The single "tent" he booked me was as luxurious as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in, the game drives, one every morning, one every evening were more amazing than I could have ever imagined, and the food, 3 meals a day with snacks and an open bar was sublime. I could go on about the wonderful staff, or the wonderful other safari goers you can meet and grab a drink with, or the different animals walking through the open lodge facilities daily .. but I've gone on long enough. I'll simply conclude by saying .. safari, absolutely, yes, do it, it is amazing. And when you do decide, will do you right and if you have the pleasure of working with Dolan, do give him my thanks .. the entire experience was the best part of my trip :)
Damian Glennon
Nov 12, 2022
A great company
What to say! We planned a South African Safari for 2020 with We researched companies and took a chance on one we had never heard of before. Henry Franklin was our agent, we gave him our budget and wish list. He came up with a wonderful looking trip and we made our choices! Then came Covid, preventing us from going. We couldn’t have been in better hands. Henry rebooked everything for the next year. He kept us updated on how things looked there. When in 2021, we decided it still looked iffy, he rebooked us a second time for 2022. We couldn’t have been happier with the service we had in a rough time for all. We had a wonderful experience on our trip when we finally got to go!! Henry had everything so well organized and gave us a detailed list of what transfer companies would be meeting us and when. When Airlink bumped us and put us on standby returning from Victoria Falls, we called the concierge number Henry had given us and Catherine worked hard on this and got us back on our flight. The team had our back and we have no regrets. Would definitely use them again. Our lodging was wonderful, saw the big 5 within first 2 drives. Henry definitely knew the territory and did a great job matching what we wanted with where he suggested we go and stay. Thanks, Henry and Catherine!
Heather Carlson
Sep 5, 2022
Trip of a life time
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Tricia moyses
Sep 5, 2022
For a second time I booked a safari in…
For a second time I booked a safari in South Africa by and had the great pleasure to be assisted and followed by Dolan Sequera. I have to say I really appreciate his way to communicate with me by phone and/or WhatsApp/mail, I always got a very quick answer to my questions with solutions and or suggestions which solved the doubts/problems I had. A really very very knowledged and professional person I will surely suggest to friends of my or who ever is plannig to visit South Africa! Thank you very much Dolan
antonio caccia
Aug 31, 2022
I've recently interacted with Dolan and…
I've recently interacted with Dolan and hands down he's been the best travel agent that I've every worked with. He was a wealth of experience and knowledge which shows volumes. He took into consideration my budget and my individual needs to tailor make a package with recommendations for my preference,he knows Kruger and Greater Kruger like the back of his hands and I will wholeheartedly recommended his services. He is truly an asset to his institution.
Apr 21, 2022
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I have booked several trips with and they are the best. They are personal and professional and always pay attention to the details to make your trip special. Casper is the best agent I have worked with. We are looking forward to booking another trip!!
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