Kruger National Park

Jock Safari Lodge


Exclusive Kruger

Jock Safari Lodge is nestled where the Mitomeni and Biyamiti rivers meet in the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park.

As the very first privately owned and operated concession in the park, placed within the 6, 000 ha of pristine bushveld, Jock enjoys exclusive traversing rights in what is regarded as the Kruger’s best Big Five game viewing area.

12 individual and private thatched rooms look out over the riverbed, each with their own plunge pools and day bed salas. Relaxed communal areas can be found in the main lodge building, including a heated swimming pool, lounge and indoor and outdoor dining areas.


At a glance

  • 12 rooms with private plunge pools

  • Indoor and outdoor dining

  • Heated swimming pool

  • Spa and sauna

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    Game drives

    Morning and evening drives are performed in covered 4×4 Land Cruisers guided by highly experienced rangers, traversing the concession looking out for a staggering diversity of wildlife that thrives here.

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    Walking safaris

    Qualified walking guides provide the opportunity to experience the excitement of approaching species on foot and learn about the little things often missed on drives.


Jock’s team, SANParks, the National conservation authorities and the Caleo Foundation strive to support the conservation of this land, ensuring it will be enjoyed for future generations to come. The lodge is actively involved with numerous conservation and research projects of rare and endangered species such as: black and white rhino, lion, wild dog, martial eagle and the ground hornbill. More recently Jock Safari Lodge was thrilled to be a part of a demographic study in conjunction with the Kruger National Park to research the impact of bovine tuberculosis on lion populations.


The lodge has been built to the most stringent eco-management criteria in South Africa, audited by Kruger National Park and DEAT (Department of Environment and Tourism) on a bi-annual basis. Off road driving on the concession is permitted for predator sightings. This is however done in an environmentally sensible manner as the damage a vehicle does to the veld takes up to 2 years to repair. An aerial survey has shown the true damage that off-road driving has done to the environment in the past. Jock Safari Lodge has a 100% commitment in maintaining a low impact upon the footprint that is Jock in order to remain true to the overall conservation ethic of the Caleo Foundation and in order to preserve this unique heritage for future generations.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

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