Having undergone a transformation of notable proportions, family friendly Fitzpatrick’s safari lodge at Jock reopened on 1 November 2018.
Retaining its rich, traditional safari lodge feel, Fitzpatick’s Lodge has a brand new lay-out and reimagined interiors and styling. Accommodating families with children of all ages, the lodge is also perfectly suited to friends travelling together. Kids on Safari in the Kruger National Park has never been this rewarding.
Driving onto the private concession at Jock Safari Lodge you’re greeted with unique landscape sculpted by granite hills and koppies. It is a private and exclusive area, ideally located in the southern wilderness areas of the Kruger National Park.
As you arrive you can feel the warmth and care radiating from the enthusiastic lodge staff that welcome you to the lodge, as you sip on your cocktail and overlook the Biyamiti River our Lodge Manager, Blessing, takes you through the variety of activities and sights that the lodge has to offer. The Biyamiti River snakes through the Jock Concession, holding water in pools all year even long after the bush has dried up, attracting large herds of game with predators that follow. It is flanked by huge granite boulders and giant jackalberries, marulas, fig and weeping boer bean trees that make for scenic photography. The lodge’s spacious indoor and outdoor areas have all been centred around the view, which presents excellent game viewing from the decks, including regular sightings of the Big 5.
The knowledgeable and passionate guide Ruan, invites you on your first safari. An endless thrill tracking through 6,000 of private concession where only the Jock guests can traverse- the game viewing is intense! Jock Safari Lodge sits in the original heart of the Kruger National Park, the wildlife within this region have survived undisturbed without any negative impact from mankind. It’s an area of unbroken landscape where the wildlife has always been encouraged to thrive, it also gives credit as to why we are so fortunate to encounter so many other endangered species within the concession such as: wild dog, cheetah and ground hornbill.
Children are encouraged to join on game drives or stay back at the lodge to experience a variety of entertaining and educational activities. Kids are never bored at Fitzpatrick’s Lodge with a full Kids on Safari programme included in the rate. The programme has been meticulously created to inspire our little Eco warriors for the future.
Every detail has been seen to, with only 3 rooms one can expect personalised attention and care, it’s the perfect home away from home for only 6 guests. Nothing is too much trouble for this dedicated team, who are all connected by a driving force to create the perfect stay for all our guests. Come home to the newly refurbished Fitzpatrick’s Lodge at Jock Safari Lodge.
THE FITZPATRICK’S TEAM, From left to right
Sweet dreams for Kids on Safari!
|THOKO KHOZA – Waitron,
THANDEKA LUKHELE – Waitron,
THULANI KHOZA – Groundsman,
RUAN FERREIRA – Ranger,
BLESSING MBONGELA – Fitzpatrick’s Manager,
SIBONGILE DHLAMINI – Housekeeper,
KATE NDLALA – Chef,
ZANDI PHUKANE – Housekeeper,
THANDEKA SIGUDLA – Chef
|Accommodating families with children of all ages, Fitzpatrick’s is also perfectly suited to friends travelling together