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Fitzpatrick's Lodge

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This Lodge at Jock can sleep six adults and four children sharing in three rooms. The lodge has a spacious feel, and conveys the relaxed ambiance of the bush. The adults in the group can enjoy exciting game drives in search of the regions abundant wildlife, as well as delight in birding while on bush walks. Mum can relax and spoil herself with a spa treatment.

Upon arrival the ranger will meet with your family to discuss your interests and will tailor the experience to suit your needs. Children will be given a welcome pack filled with interesting games and goodies. They will be kept entertained with arts and crafts, or spend the morning making biscuits with the chef. Older children can go out on game drives with the family, while younger children will be treated to a short game drive and can learn the secrets of the bush. The lodge also offers an exciting Kids on Safari Course.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome


The lodge 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.

Game drives

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

Walking Safaris

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.

Frogging Safaris

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.

Spa Treatments

Mum can relax and pamper herself with a treatment at the spa at this Lodge.