&Beyond Kirkman's Kamp

At a glance

  • Sabi Sands Reserve beside Kruger National Park
  • Spectacular bushveld views
  • Restored 1920s homestead

Andbeyond Kirkman's Kamp

4.5

A historic safari homestead, set within a beautiful Big Five game reserve beside the renowned Kruger National Park

Nestled high on a ridge overlooking the Sand River, the &Beyond Kirkman's Kamp is a luxury safari homestead set within the unspoilt wilderness of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. One of the most renowned wildlife regions in Africa, the reserve is famed for its leopard sightings and abundant wildlife including the African elephant, spotted hyena, white rhino and the humble pangolin.

Named after the property's original owner, the esteemed South African ranger Harry Kirkman, Kirkman's Kamp is a beautifully restored 1920s safari lodge. We love the classic features that include a cosy lounge, rolling lawns, and a large rim-flow swimming pool that overlooks the Sand River valley. A peaceful and relaxing retreat, Kirkman's Kamp is also the perfect base from which to explore the vast surrounding environment. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to enjoy twice-daily game drives, bird watching, animal tracking adventures and expertly guided bush walks.

At the lodge, breakfast and lunch are usually served in the elegant main dining room or on the charming wrap around veranda. In the evening, a delicious buffet feast is available to guests in the beautiful lantern-lit boma, or for those wanting a more intimate dining experience, a candlelit bush dinner can also be arranged.

All of the lodge's 18 guest suites are attractively decorated with a lovely colonial charm. Neutral colour schemes, old-fashioned bedsteads, authentic artefacts and period furniture create a classic nostalgia in each suite. But you'll find all the mod cons too, as all suites also provide a luxurious en suite with claw-foot bath and generous stand-alone shower, and a private veranda that offers a spectacular sweeping view of the surrounding reserve.

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Key information

On a private concession within the Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Airport transfer time: Daily flights are available from Johannesburg airport to Skukaza airport, followed by a 35-minute road transfer to the reserve. For those driving, the reserve is approx. 5 hours from Johannesburg.
Rooms: 18

Good to know

This is a family-friendly lodge but game drives are only available to children aged 12 years and older. At the lodge manager's discretion, children between six and 12 may be permitted on game drives.

Accommodation information

18 guest suites with private verandas

Activities

• Spot your favourite animals on morning and afternoon game drives • Venture on foot into the bush to go animal tracking •  Take part in a photographic safari with expert guides • Go on an educating bush walk • Indulge with in-room spa treatments

Dining

Restaurant, bar

What's included

Three meals per day • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, house wines, local spirits and beers • All safari activities • Game drive refreshments • Laundry • One-hour nature walk.

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