Kirkman's Kamp

Take a step back in time at the gracious and historic Kirkman’s Kamp.

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 Kirkman’s Kamp you’ll think you’ve 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.

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.

A Day at Kirkman's Kamp

At Kirkman's Kamp, the days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife encounters and the nights to spoil you with the romance of Africa.

Morning Game Drive

As dawn breaks over the African bush, a gentle tap on your door will wake you to the delights of a new day. Your ranger will discuss what you hope to see that day over fragrant tea or coffee and morning biscuits or rusks. Set out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of a ranger and tracker team, who will attempt to track your favourite animals. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is well known for its leopard sightings and you may well spot one of these elusive cats resting after a successful night hunt. You will stop for refreshments at a scenic spot during your drive.

Breakfast

Return to Kirkman's for a delicious breakfast, with platters of fruit and cheese followed by a selection of hot breakfast dishes. Choose from eggs, oats, waffles or a number of other options.

Lunch

If you wish, you can walk off your breakfast on a short walk near the Camp, accompanied by your ranger, who will share his insight into the smaller animals and vegetation in the area. Lunch is served on open air decks within sight of the river.

Afternoon Tea

Cool off with a refreshing dip in the pool, admiring the views over the Sand River, indulge in an afternoon siesta or enjoy a game of tennis or croquet. Over a late afternoon tea, your ranger will discuss what you hope to see during the afternoon game drive.

Evening Game Drive

This game drive begins in the late afternoon and lasts until after dark, when spotlights are used for a glimpse into the nocturnal bush life. Track spotted hyena as they call to each other on an evening hunt or look out for the beautifully patterned civet cat. Enjoy sundowners in a scenic location as the sun slowly sinks beneath the horizon.

Dinner

Return to Kirkman's for a mouthwatering dinner around a blazing fire in the boma with newfound friends. Linger over coffee and dessert, sharing memories of the day gone by.

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MORNING AND AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES

Set out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of a ranger and tracker team, who will attempt to track your favourite animals. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is well known for its leopard sightings and you may well spot one of these elusive cats resting after a successful night hunt. You will stop for refreshments at a scenic spot during your drive.

&Beyond’s professionally trained guides will ask you about your favourite wildlife and will do their best to ensure that your preferences are met, whether it is tracking a particular species or spending more time enjoying each sighting and getting to know the habits of the animals. They will also tell you about the vegetation of the region and will explain the behaviour of the animals that you come across. In some cases, the guides will be able to identify individual animals and let you know about their history and habits.

 
 

TRACKING AT KIRKMAN’S KAMP

Experience the thrill of tracking animals on foot, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team. Engage all your sense as you discover a world where each sound, scent and bent blade of grass has a meaning.

Additional costs apply

 

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PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI

Designed for photography enthusiasts, our expert guides will use their extensive experience in wildlife, birding and landscape photography to help you get the shot of a lifetime by providing advice on shutter speed, lenses, filters, angles, lighting and so much more. Combining their understanding of animal behaviour with their photography skills, they will help you plan every step of your safari.

Additional costs apply

 

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PRIVATE SAFARI

Planned especially for you, this exclusive safari allows you to explore the bushveld with your very own dedicated ranger, tracker and vehicle. Game drives can be as long or as short as you wish. Meals can be enjoyed at the lodge, picnic-style outdoors or enjoyed under the shade of the trees. Your specific areas of interest can be covered, from the insect kingdom to great herds of buffalo or prides of lion.

Additional costs apply

NUMBER OF ROOMS
18

MAXIMUM GUESTS
36

CHILDREN
Children 5 years and younger cannot participate in game drives; children aged 6 to 11 permitted on game drives at lodge managers discretion

CHILDMINDING
Yes, at an additional cost

TRIPLES
2 (children 16 years and younger)

TWIN BEDS
All convertible to double

AIR CONDITIONING
Yes

OVERHEAD FANS
Yes

BATH
Yes

INDOOR SHOWER
Yes

IN-ROOM SAFE
Yes

PERSONAL BAR
Yes

TELEPHONE
Yes

HAIRDRYER
Yes

LAUNDRY INCLUDED
Yes

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
Yes, with assistance, but not recommended

CHECK IN / CHECK OUT
12h00 – 14h00 / 11h00

KOSHER FOOD
Available with prior notice and at extra cost

POWER
220v AC

INTERNET ACCESS
Yes, wifi in suites and guest area

PRIVATE 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLE
Dependent on availability and at extra cost

CREDIT CARDS
Visa, Diners, Amex, MasterCard

MASSAGE
Yes; in-room or or at the wellness centre

WEATHER
Summer months (November to March) are hot and humid. Temperature start to cool slightly in April and the winter months (May to June) are warm with cold nights. July to September is very dry, with cold night and early morning / late afternoon temperatures. Spring (September to October) is very dry, with hot winds.

RAINFALL
The rains start towards the end of October. November to March can experience rains and typical afternoon thundershowers, which start to lessen in April.

TEMPERATURE
Summer: 12˚C to 38˚C / 55˚F to 100˚F Winter: 3˚C to 32˚C / 32˚F to 90˚F

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
All year round, with optimum game viewing from March to October

ALTITUDE
423m / 1 388ft above sea level

MALARIA
The camp is situated in a malaria area and necessary precautions should be taken

AIRSTRIP
The camp is served by Skukuza Airstrip  

LODGE CLOSURE
Open year round

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