Kirkmans Kamp - Sabi Sand, South Africa
Rates from R3780 per night · Safari Style · 18 rooms

Overview

Situated in the heart of one of South Africaís most prestigious reserves, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Kirkmanís Kamp is rich in history and is regarded as one of the best loved lodges in the Reserve.Enter the mythical Sabi Sand, home to the best interpretive safari on the planet.
Step back in time into the gracious early Transvaal atmosphere of this original 1920s homestead and marvel at the spectacular views of the unspoiled landscape that surrounds the Sand River. Impeccable and gracious service completes the old world atmosphere, as the spirit of safari comes alive at this evocative camp, set in one of the most renowned wildlife regions in the world.

The original homestead of Harry Kirkman has been beautifully restored; the 18 charming suites overlook the bushveld and beautiful lawns surround the lodge and swimming pool, with spectacular views of the unspoiled landscape surrounding the Sand River.

The moment you walk into the main guest area at &Beyond Kirkmanís Kamp youíll think youíve been transported back in time. The fact that the lawn has warthog grazing on it instead of a neatly dressed party playing croquet does nothing to dispel this illusion; in fact, it all adds to the ambiance of this 1920s South African homestead.

Know Before You Go

Rooms:
Kirkmanís Kamp offers 18 guest cottages. Private verandas attached to each cottage offer a secluded spot to drink in the breathtaking views. Old-fashioned bedsteads combine seamlessly with modern comfort and souvenirs of bygone years to create a nostalgic safari atmosphere. Generous claw-foot bathtubs complete the picture, while stand-alone showers in each room provide an up-to-date touch.

Fully inclusive rates include: accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, scheduled safari activities, nature walks (1 hour) accompanied by experienced armed trackers, subject to availability, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT and transfers to and from the airstrip.

Facilities:
While gracious style abounds at Kirkmanís, the wilderness beyond is never forgotten. Wander through the spacious guest areas and admire the many mementos of a time gone by. Clean lines and authentic furniture transport you to the 1920s, while sheer creature comfort is never compromised. Indulge in private time in the fascinating library or while away a few hours in front of the roaring fireplace in the guest sitting room.

Leisure hours can be spent by the pool admiring the bush landscape and enjoying a special wildlife sighting in the river valley.

Features:
Adjacent to the world renowned Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famed for its intimate wildlife encounters, particularly leopard viewing. Home to a host of animals, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), the Sabi Sand is part of a conservation area that covers over two million hectares (almost five million acres), an area equivalent to the state of New Jersey.

With no boundary fences between the Sabi Sand and the Kruger National Park, this Reserve benefits from the great diversity of wildlife found in one of the richest wilderness areas on the African continent along with the additional benefits experienced on a private game reserve.

Game drives traverse an area of 10,000 hectares (24,700 acres) and strict vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of your game viewing experience. Off-road driving ensures that you have the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and rangers are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements.

Dining:
Breakfast and lunch are served on shady verandas, and dinners are shared in the dramatic boma or in romantic candlelit bush settings. Enjoy the ritual of afternoon tea served on the spacious veranda or rolling lawn, perhaps in the company of a wild but friendly visitor or two.

Hotel Rates

Room rates are per person per night sharing.
Fully inclusive rates include: accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, scheduled safari activities, nature walks (1 hour) accompanied by experienced armed trackers, subject to availability, emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT and transfers to and from the airstrip.

For more information about rates, please enquire.

Activities

  • Twice daily game drives - early morning and late afternoon / evening game drives in an open 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Track the Big Five, as well as a rich variety of other game, in the company of an armed ranger and tracker
  • In between game drives, take a leisurely walk within easy reach of your lodge and experience the bush sights and sounds
  • Cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool, admiring the views over the Sand River, or indulge in an afternoon siesta

Additional Information

  • Kirkmanís Kamp is open year round
  • Children are welcome (maximum 2 children 16 years and younger in triple accommodation at any one time)
  • Regretfully, children 5 years and younger cannot participate in game drives
  • Childminders are available at an additional cost
  • Best game viewing time is from March to October
  • Check in: 12h00. Check out: 11h00