Review by Carrie Hampton
Jock Safari Lodge & Health Spa Review in Kruger Park
Dine under African starsThe communal area of Jock Safari Lodge is a two-storey affair with wide railway sleeper stairs leading to the open-fronted lounge and bar, from which you could almost leap into the enticing rock-edged swimming pool below. Raise your eyes for an elevated view over a dry riverbed, along which African animals frequently wander and colourful birds rustle in riverine thickets.On ground level, also overlooking the riverbed is a wide wooden dining deck, which is adjacent to the reed-enclosed boma, where barbecued food is served every few days around a large central pit fireplace. Boma evenings where you wine and dine under the African night sky, are a hugely atmospheric part of a South African safari.The other part of your stay at Jock Safari Lodge is of course your African big game encounters, which at Jock Safari lodge are usually from a vehicle. The youthful but very competent game rangers know their territory well and fill you with information, facts and figures with great confidence. A little age and experience will give them the added qualities of empathy and modesty.There is no doubt that Jock Safari lodge offers a superb African safari, within the world-renowned Kruger National Park. You will see animals large and small and will be pampered day and night. Costs are fully inclusive of meals, local beverages (including wine and beer), game drives and walks. Prices tend toward the reasonable end of high, when compared with other safari lodges, although Jock Safari Lodge offers as many amenities and luxurious accommodation as some of the more expensive safari camps and lodges.©Carrie Hampton 2004. This article is written by travel writer and safari specialist Carrie Hampton, who is under no obligation to state anything other than her personal opinion. This article may not be reproduced in any form without permission.
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