There are lots of activities for the whole family on offer at Fitzpatricks Lodge at Jock. Parents can enjoy exciting guided game drives to see the regions diverse wildlife. There is also a swimming pool where children can cool off (parents to supervise, there is no lifeguard).
Discover the wildlife of the region while on twice daily game drives in an open safari vehicle. An experienced guide will help you seek out the regions inhabitants, including the Big Five. Being in a private concession means you can enjoy sundowners out in the bush before spotting some of the areas nocturnal animal’s en-route back to the lodge.
Older children are welcome on game drives and will enjoy their own specialised game drive as part of their “Kids on Safari Program.” The drive will also take them to the Steven Hamilton Museum at Skukuza where they can see preserved specimens and learn about the history of the region.
Children over the age of twelve can join in on the walking safaris. These are guided excursions on foot. The guide will point out the smaller critters that are often missed while on game drives. It is also a great opportunity to see the regions birdlife including many raptors such as Martial and Bateleur Eagles.
Younger children can enjoy a night walk within camp, spotting bush babies and other nocturnal animals.
During the rainy season you can enjoy a different kind of safari – a frogging safari. This is where you set out armed with torches, gumboots and nets in search of the many species of amphibians found in the region. There are over 34 species of amphibians found in the area. They frogs are caught, identified and then released.
Fitzpatricks Lodge at Jock also provides a number of arts and crafts activities for children such as play dough sessions, scrap books, drawing and paintings. The kids can get creative with puzzles in varying size, difficulty and age range.
The lodge also provides a number of great children’s books and fun board games.
Mum can relax and pamper herself with a treatment at the spa at Fitzpatricks Lodge.