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TThe Pilgrim’s Rest Retreat at Jock Safari Lodge offers the ultimate ‘spa-fari (which is what all the cool kids call a spa combined with a safari…) Visitors can enjoy a combination of game drives, bush walks and relaxing spa treatments as they unwind at this superb lodge situated just inside the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga province 

Although Pilgrim’s Rest Retreat doesn’t offer traditional spa hydrotherapy facilities, an excellent therapies menu in which the surrounding elements guide therapists in their selection of treatments will leave you revived and ready to take on the world. 

Why not try a signature treatment known as the Tri-Scented Shea Body Nuggets Massage, which makes use of small blocks of aroma-infused shea butter? These are placed on the body to aid circulation, clear congestion and help with relaxation. 

Or if you've just arrived from a long-haul flight and need to realign your mind and body, try the Stress Buster. This particular massage includes a pressure-point massage on the feet as well as a strong back, neck and shoulder massage. 

Other massages include an African Head Massage, African Fusion Massage, Avocado and Shea Body Butter Massage and a Deep Tissue Massage. 

There are also options of facial treatments and specialised body treatments, including a Full Body Exfoliation Treat. 

Manicures and pedicures are also available, as are the usual waxing and tinting items. 

After youve had your fill of spa treatments, you can enjoy some of the other activities at the lodge, including game drives, guided walks and for something a little different, a frogging safari: during which guests are given headlights, guided after dark and assisted in identifying a number of different species of amphibians. 

Jock Safari Lodge certainly offers a retreat with a difference, and theres no doubt youll go home feeling refreshed and revived. 

Did You Know?

TTravel tips & Planning  info 

Who to contact

Jock Safari Lodge 
Tel: +27 (0)13 010 0019 
After hours: +27 (0)13 735 5200 
Email: reservations@jocksafarilodge.com 

How to get here

Jock Safari Lodge is situated 60 minutes inside the Kruger National Park’s Malelane gate. You can either drive there or take a charter flight from Johannesburg. Road transfers from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport can be arranged. See the website for detailed directions. 

Best time to visit

Winter (June to August) is always a good time to visit the bush, when game viewing is at its best because of the sparse vegetation, but the spa and retreat packages are on offer all year round. 

Around the area

Enjoy the game viewing, game walks and time in the great outdoors. You can also enjoy a visit to local rural communities. 

What will it cost

See the listed website for details. 

Length of stay

Anything from 2 nights to a week or even more at the lodge, depending on how much time you have and, of course, your budget. 

Where to stay

There are 12 suites at the Main Jock Camp; Fitzpatrick Camp is suitable for small parties or a family; Jock Explorer Camp is a tented camp for walking safaris. 

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