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"Fitzpatrick's Lodge - You bush adventure come to life"

Fitzpatrick's Lodge is situated in the Jock of the Bushveld concession, within the Kruger National Park. It is ideally suited for small groups and families.

Fitzpatrick Lodge gets its name from the author Percy Fitzpatrick, who is best known for his classic Jock of the Bushveld. Sir Percy was one of the first pioneers seeking his fortune toward the end of the nineteenth Century.

Fitzpatrick's Lodge, a part of the Six thousand hectare Jock Concession, is known for its, Authentic Safaris, personalised service, exclusivity, and privacy.


Fitzpatrick's Lodge, has just three suites, each one equipped with:

  • Private viewing deck
  • Living area
  • Luxurious en-suite bathroom with (indoor and outdoor showers

Two rooms can take a maximum two adults two children per room.

Fitzpatrick’s can take a maximum of 6 adults and four children.

The lodge can be reserved as a whole, with its personal chef and game ranger. Or individual suites can be booked. Menus can easily be personalised to fit guests requirements on condition the entire lodge is fully booked.


Fitzpatrick's Lodge offers an immense and diverse selection of wildlife.Sightings of the Big Five are frequent as well as Hippo, Cheetah, wild dog and a diverse array of antelope. Guests will be treated to rare sightings on the evening game drives of the more rarely seen nocturnal creatures, such as; aardwolf, porcupine, serval, genet, white tailed mongoose, brown hyena. The more rocky landscape of the Southern part of the Kruger National Park, klipspringer, baboon and rock dassies can easily be viewed. Giraffe grazes lazily on tall trees while herds of zebra and wildebeest happen to graze on open plains.

Avid Birdwatchers can see over 350 species of bird recorded. Fish Eagles, Steppe Buzzards, Southern Ground Hornbills nesting sites are close to the lodge. Malachite Kingfishers, Southern Carmine Bee-eaters are often seen. 34 different species of frogs can be seen and heard on a frogging safari.

  • Child-Friendly
  • Game Drives
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Guided walks
  • Birding
  • Game drives
  • Star-gazing

Children's programme:

  • When guests arrive the family’s size, and children's ages will be taken into consideration as well as the weather, by the Ranger, and the Host, activity options will be discussed.
  • Every child will be issued with a gift pack of small useful items which to be used during their stay.
  • A variety of activities, arts, crafts, games is offered at Fitzpatrick's Lodge.
  • Children could be minded by staff at the lodge unless prior arrangements were made before arrival at an additional cost.

Please Note:

  • Ensure all children bring comfortable walking shoes
  • Large hat
  • Sunscreen
  • All/any medication used to treat allergies
Child Policy
  • All children are welcome at Fitzpatrick’s Lodge.
  • Child minding services are available on request. Must be arranged before arrival, an additional charge is applicable.
  • Children over 12years of age pay the full adult rate.

Please Note

  • A once-off fee is payable in cash when entering the Kruger National Park.
  • Specials at Fitzpatrick's Lodge

    Fitzpatrick's Lodge offers specials from time to time. Please visit our specials page for more information.

    Rates, inclusions & exclusions - Fitzpatrick's Lodge

    Due to the frequency of rates changing, we do not publish official rates on this website. Luxury Safaris range in a variety of prices and, as an indication of what to expect, one can pay anywhere from R2 000 to R20 000 per person per night sharing and more, depending on the choice of accommodation, season, specials and other determining factors. For the most up to date rates, please contact us.

    • Accommodation
    • lunch, dinner, breakfast,
    • two game drives
    • guided walks
    • tea, coffee, water
    • game drive beverages
    • tourism levy
    • All Drinks
    • Additional extras will be for the guest's account
    • All Levies
    • Curio shop purchases
    • Gratuities
    • All items of a personal nature
    Enquiries at Fitzpatrick's Lodge

    Please complete this form should you wish to make an enquiry or request a quotation.
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    Should you require information before completing the form, you may contact us at:
    Skype: pietsmiles  •  Office: +27 (0)12 345 6438  •  Cell: +27 (0)71 687 2782

    After hours: please send an email message to welcome@smilestravels.co.za and we will reply soonest

    Note: There are no camping or self-catering facilities at this lodge.

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