Kirkman's Kamp

The original homestead of Harry Kirkman has been beautifully restored; the 12 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.

Cottage(s) - (12 ROOMS)

Each of the air conditioned cottages has a veranda and ensuite bathroom with separate shower. Amenities include:

Air Conditioning

Complimentary Wi-Fi

En-Suite

Fan

Internet Access (Complimentary)

Laundry Service (Complimentary)

Mini Bar

Safe

Shower

Verandah

Game Drives (Included)

Set out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of a ranger and tracker team, who will attempt to track your favorite 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.

andBeyond’s professionally trained guides will ask you about your favorite 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 behavior 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.

Interpretive Nature Walks and Big Game Viewing Walk (Included)

Accompanied by your ranger, enjoy an interpretive nature walk, around the lodge, where you learn more about the intricacies of the African bush, from discovering fascinating flora and reading animal tracks with your guide to meeting smaller wildlife up-close. 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.

Private Vehicle (Additional cost)

With a dedicated game ranger and tracker, as well as a private game drive vehicle, guests have the luxury of tailor-making their own safari experience; choosing their own game drive times and spending as much time as they want at sightings.

WILDchild programme

andBeyond’s WILDchild programme, designed especially for children visiting our safari lodges and camps in Africa, is filled with fun, interactive activities that offer opportunities to learn and discover new experiences and cultures. Deeply rooted in the love for the African bush, it not only creates a series of unforgettable moments for the whole family but forges strong bonds between our young guests, our planet and its people.

Healing Earth Massages (Additional cost)

&Beyond has partnered with Healing Earth, a leading natural, eco-friendly and holistic spa & skincare company, to produce a truly authentic African spa experience for the mind, body and soul. Therapeutic in its approach, Healing Earth only uses all-natural ingredients and essential oils. The luxuriant spa products & soothing treatments are inspired by the wisdom of Africa’s traditional healers & celebrate our continent’s vibrant heritage, communities and plant life.

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

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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Special: 

1920's Sabi Sand Homestead
Honeymoon Special - 50% off for your honey
* Valid within 6 months of getting hitched (Covid exceptions apply)

Long Stay Special
Stay 6-8+ nights - get up to 20% off
* Not valid Jun-Aug. Can combine with other properties.