Highlights of andBeyond Kirkman’s Kamp
- One of the best loved camps in the Sabi Sand private game reserve
- Totally refurbished at the end of 2006
- Elegant colonial ambience of a 1920’s safari
- Borders the Kruger National Park
Kirkman’s Kamp is named after Harry Kirkman, one of South Africa’s first conservationists. It occupies a prime position in the eastern part of the Sabi Sand private game reserve. This part of the Sabi Sands actually borders the Kruger Park and is particularly known for its excellent wildlife sightings.
The elegant colonial camp is on an elevated site overlooking the Sand River with glorious views of the bushveld. It is one of the original and best loved of all the Sabi Sands lodges, oozing with colonial charm, reminiscent of a traditional 1920’s safari camp. You seem to step back in time when you enter the original homestead which is now the lodge’s sitting room, bar and dining area. French doors open out onto rolling lawns which provide a dramatic contrast to the wild bushveld beyond the river.
The 20 air-conditioned bedrooms at Kirkman’s Kamp are simple, spacious and attractive, with private verandas overlooking the riverbed, en suite bathroom with ball and claw baths & separate shower. A stylish rimflow pool, tennis court and gym add to your overall enjoyment. Breakfast and lunch at Kirkman’s Kamp are served on the veranda whilst dinners are either in the lantern-lit boma or in a romantic bush setting.
The Sabi Sand game reserve is renowned for its exceptional Big Five game viewing given its rich soils which produce excellent grazing and browsing habitats. This attracts the plains game which in turn attracts the predators, most notably lion and leopard. Morning and afternoon game drives are the main attraction along with interpretative bush walks accompanied by professional rangers and trackers.
Children are welcome at Kirkman’s Kamp with one child able to share their parent’s room. However only children of 6 and upwards can join a game drive. A variety of activities are arranged for children in between the game drives.
Access to Kirkman’s Kamp is ideally from Skukuza Airport in the Kruger Park (with a short 20-30 minute transfer to the lodge) but you can also fly into Kruger International Airport (1½ to 2 hours drive away).