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Jock Safari Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
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Overview of Jock Safari Lodge

Jock Safari Lodge

5.0 star property
Luxury lodge in Mbombela with spa and safari
9,6 out of 10 Exceptional
9,6/10 Exceptional

34 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
H3 Road Kruger National Park, Malelane, Mbombela, Mpumalanga, 1320
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Separate sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Kruger National Park - 41 min drive
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve - 61 min drive

Getting around

  • Skukuza (SZK) - 65 min drive
  • Nelspruit (MQP-Kruger Mpumalanga Intl.) - 104 min drive
  • Mala Mala (AAM) - 29.3 miles/47.1 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Tindlovu Boskombuis - 12 min drive

About this property

Jock Safari Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Mbombela, Jock Safari Lodge features an airport shuttle. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, body wraps, or facials. An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a fitness center are other highlights at this luxurious lodge. Fellow travelers like the pool and comfortable beds.


Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol allowed onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Safari


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Golf cart on site
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2000
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • 18 holes of golf
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf clubhouse on site
  • Golf pro shop on site
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Fan
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Private plunge pool
  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Pilgrims Rest Spa has 1 treatment room. Services include deep-tissue massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: ZAR 194.00 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 6 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, or fitness facility, while guests under 12 years old are only allowed in the swimming pool with adult supervision
  • Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and window guards on site.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Jock Lodge
Jock Lodge Safari
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Jock Safari Kruger National Park
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Jock Safari Hotel Kruger National Park
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Jock Safari Lodge Mbombela
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Frequently asked questions

Does Jock Safari Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Jock Safari Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Jock Safari Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Jock Safari Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Jock Safari Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Jock Safari Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Jock Safari Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Jock Safari Lodge?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Jock Safari Lodge and nearby?
Onsite recreation at Jock Safari Lodge includes ecotours, game viewing, and a wildlife and game drive. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Jock Safari Lodge also has private plunge pools and a sauna, as well as a fitness center.
Are there restaurants at or near Jock Safari Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
Does Jock Safari Lodge have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
Does Jock Safari Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private plunge pool and a furnished balcony or patio.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

5*+ Safari Lodge
This is an amazing hotel, delicious food and drink is all included and the service is friendly but exemplary. On arrival we were on a game drive within the hour and saw the big 5 in one go as well as lots of other animals, birds and reptiles. Our ranger was called Lazarus and he made our stay and drives fun and very interesting and informative. He went over and above what you would expect and always found us different things to see every day. As this lodge has it's own grounds of several hectares you are able to view the game in privacy from all other tourists, though you do go out into Kruger park as well. I couldn't recommend the hotel enough and the game spotting was unbelievable, with lions, elephants, rhinoceros, giraffe, hyenas, wild dogs, zebra etc all within a couple of meters from your vehicle.
Vicki, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything about Jock Safari Lodge is perfect. From the staff on site to our Ranger Mayneth! Everyone went over and beyond to make our stay an amazing experience. Even with out dietary restrictions, they accommodated to everything. We have already recommended Jock Safari Lodge to our Friends. And, we look forward to our next visit! :-)
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely fantastic! On the surface it seemed expensive but we felt that we received brilliant value for money - the game drives (with Jacob - our ranger) were excellent!
Mark, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Exceptional stay!
Jock lodge, the rangers, the staff and the food were all exceptional! Wanted to stay longer!
Anthony, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

lodge in the Kruger
an amazing lodge to stay when visiting the Kruger National Park. If you want to see wildlife at its best this is the place to be. The rooms are amazing, spacious, comfortable and in a great location.....all in all a perfect choice of Lodge...
Jackie, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful place with very private setting for each guest. A very memorable safari experience for us as we celebrated our 25th anniversary. From Shelley to the staff at the restaurant to our exceptional Ranger - Jan Kriel, 3 days we will never forget. Game drives were fun and made extra special by Jan who is passionate, full of energy and ready to answer any questions. Jan drove us far out to see animals but we saw the Big 5 by our 3rd game drive. We also saw the Big 5 on day 3. I would summarize it with “WOW”
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wow what an experience, well worth it and a great place to do game rides and relax. Everything was well organized from pickup at airport to the end.
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing experience, highly recommend
I am SO glad I splurged in Jock Safari Lodge. I visited Kruger during a month and a half backpacking trip through Southern Africa where I'm mostly staying at hostels. On the advice of a friend I decided to really splurge for Kruger, spending three nights at Jock. I can honestly say it was worth every penny. Accommodation was truly luxurious: private, with an outdoor shower, tub, and sleeping area, plus private pool, an indoor shower, a sitting area, and netted four-poster bed. The food was delicious and ever-flowing (you get fed every couple of hours, it's a little ridiculous but in the best way). Staff were lovely and friendly. But the best part is the access you get in the park. You get knowledgeable game drives in their private concession, giving you incredible access to the animals. I saw the big five, plus wild dogs and leopards. Just amazing. My only piece of feedback is that it was a bit awkward traveling alone there. While I appreciated the solo game drives, during breakfast and dinner I would have preferred to either be seated by myself or with another guide group. Eating alone with just my guide was a bit odd, even if he was very nice. In the future I'd recommend the manager ask solo travelers what their preference is.
Nora, 3-night trip
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