Jock Safari Lodge, based in the Kruger National Park, has introduced Riverbed Dining as an exciting new dining option. Situated at the confluence of two rivers in the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park, the Mitomeni river (Shangaan for ‘Jackalberry Tree’) and Biyamiti river (Shangaan for ‘Place of many Trees’), this unique setting provides the perfect opportunity for guests to enjoy a traditional, barbeque-style feast around a campfire.
The riverbed provides unobstructed views across the wilderness where guests may see game passing by. As the sun sets over the bushveld, a range of gins, champagne, cold beer and a variety of other drinks are on offer to enjoy while watching elephants coming down to the river to drink.
The chefs dish up delicious and wholesome dishes, including a selection of fresh salads and a variety of meat off the grill. Traditional South African desserts are served out of tin mugs that can be enjoyed while sitting around the campfire, to end the riverbed dining experience on a high note.
Jock Safari Lodge was the first private concession within the Kruger National Park, and it was named after Sir Percy FitzPatrick’s popular book, Jock of the Bushveld. Set within 6,000 hectares of exclusive traversing rights, the iconic safari lodge accommodates only 30 guests, in addition to the adjacent family-friendly camp, Fitzpatrick’s, which accommodates six guests.