Kruger Country Retreat and Jock of the Bushveld Route
The book “Jock of the Bushveld” was written by Sir Percy Fitzpatrick in 1905, for his young children, and tell the story of his dog “Jock” and their adventures in South Africa some 20 years before.
One South African Staffie became arguably the most famous dog in the world. Since Sir Percy Fitzpatrick wrote Jock of the Bushveld, the Staffordshire bull terrier, or simply the Staffie, has been a common household companion in South Africa.
Jock was born in the present day Kruger National Park near the Pretoriuskop Restcamp. He was the runt of the litter and the young Fitzpatrick saved him from certain death by adopting him as a pup. Jock grew up to be a faithful and obedient companion, as well as a champion fighter and hunter. Jock accompanied Fitzpatrick on his journeys through the KNP, as well as through the towns of Sabie, Graskop, Pilgrim’s Rest, Barberton and Lydenburg.
Percy Fitzpatrick became a transport rider – carting supplies for the goldfields at Pilgrim’s Rest and Barberton from Delagoa Bay (now Maputo) in Lourenco Marques (now Mozambique).
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The Jock of the Bushveld Route
Some Animals you might get to see on the Jock of the Bushveld Route
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