&Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp

A gracious and historic lodge that celebrates the untouched wilderness of the Sabi Sand

Highlights

family friendly

TRIPLE ROOM OPTIONS, FAMILY SAFARIS, AND FUN, INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

safari game drives

DAY AND NIGHT SAFARIS WITH EXPERT GUIDES IN SEARCH OF BIG FIVE AND OTHER RARE ICONIC WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS

bush walking adventures

EXPLORE THE AFRICAN BUSH AND IT'S QUAINT FAUNA AND FLORA ON FOOT WITH AN EXPERIENCED GUIDE

exceptional game viewing

THE SABI SAND SHARES AN UNFENCED BOUNDARY WITH THE KRUGER PARK, SOUTH AFRICA’S MOST ICONIC WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

community experiences

VISIT NEARBY SHANGAAN COMMUNITIES AND LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR JOINT INITIATIVES WITH AFRICA FOUNDATION

Getting There

Location:

&Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp is situated inside the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The Sabi Sand is part of a conservation area that covers over two million hectares (almost five million acres), in the north-east of South Africa, in the eastern part of the Mpumalanga province.

Getting to Kirkman’s Kamp:

  • Airlink offers daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Skukuza airport, which is followed by an easy drive to the camp.
  • Connect &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp to Johannesburg, Cape Town, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, and &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve.
  • It is a five-hour drive from Johannesburg, on very good roads, in a two-wheel-drive vehicle
  • Self-drive directions to &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp

Accommodation

LUXURIOUS
COTTAGES

TWELVE AIR-CONDITIONED COTTAGES WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF THE SAND RIVER

FAMILY OPTIONS

TRIPLE BED OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR FAMILIES, DEPENDENT ON AVAILABILITY

CHILDMINDERS AVAILABLE

CARING, QUALIFIED STAFF MEMBERS AVAILABLE TO WATCH THE LITTLE ONES

IN-ROOM WELLNESS

IN-ROOM MASSAGE TREATMENTS AND GYM-IN-A-BASKET AVAILABLE FOR YOUR WELLNESS

LAUNDRY INCLUDED

COMPLIMENTARY LAUNDRY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE SHOULD YOU NEED IT

Amenities

SWAROVSKI BINOCULARS

STATE OF THE ART SWAROVSKI COMPANIONS, COMPLIMENTARY FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR STAY

SPARKLING LODGE POOL

LARGE RIM-FLOW SWIMMING POOL OVERLOOKING A BRIMMING WATERHOLE

WIFI
AVAILIBLE

FULL WIFI COVERAGE IN ALL COTTAGES AND GUESTS AREAS THROUGHOUT THE LODGE

SIGNATURE SHOP

FEATURES A WIDE RANGE OF AUTHENTIC, HANDCRAFTED ITEMS SOURCED FROM LOCAL ARTISANS

SUMMER SPORTS

TENNIS OR CROQUET AVAILABLE FOR A BIT OF MIDDAY FUN

WILDCHILD PROGRAMME

FUN, INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES TO DISCOVER NEW EXPERIENCES & CULTURES

Rates

COTTAGE

JANUARY - DECEMBER
From ZAR 11,625 per person per night

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Welcome to Kirkman’s Kamp

Located high on a ridge of the world-famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, overlooking the magnificent Sand River, lies Kirkman's Kamp, a lodge with a rich history and a safari experience like no other in the world.

Sharing an unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest and most well-known game reserve in the world, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve benefits from a great diversity of wildlife. The reserve is, however, world-renowned for its prolific leopard sightings that are just unmatched to anywhere else in the world. Guests staying at Kirkman’s Kamp have the privilege of traversing 10,500 hectares (26,000 acres) of exclusive-use land that is home to, not only the Big Five but other rare and iconic species. Safaris are led by expert &Beyond-trained ranger and tracker teams, that ensure sensitive off-roading practices to allow, while strict vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of an up-close game viewing experience.

Back at the lodge, one steps back in time, into the classical ambience of an original 1920s homestead. &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp has spectacular views of the unspoiled landscape that surrounds the Sand River from each of its 12 guest cottages. Here, old meets new; with antique-styled beds seamlessly blending with modern comforts, claw foot bathtubs, fireplaces and private verandas creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

A library offers a sanctuary filled with interesting reads, while the classical sitting room provides the ultimate setting to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Immersed in the bushscape is a rim-flow swimming pool with views of the Sand River. Guests enjoy tea on the rolling lawn, while breakfast and lunch are served on the shady and picturesque verandas. Dinner is a delightful affair, where mouth-watering Pan-African menus can be enjoyed in a boma, on the lawns, or in a candlelit bush setting.

Choose from a variety of exciting activities such as twice-daily game drives, interpretive bush and nature walks, private, family, birding or photographic safaris, or even a game of croquet or tennis (complete with Pimms and strawberries). Our WILDchild programme is designed especially for children visiting our safari lodge and is filled with fun, interactive activities.

LEAVING OUR WORLD A BETTER PLACE

By staying with us at Kirkman’s Kamp, you are indirectly contributing to various conservation
initiatives across the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, from anti-poaching missions and general
wildlife management, to specific projects, such as The Southern Ground Hornbill Monitoring and
Support Programme, and The Leopard Conservation Project, which focuses on the active research,
monitoring and identifying of leopards by our guides, in partnership with Panthera.
Along with Africa Foundation, Kirkman’s Kamp works closely with the neighbouring communities of
Lilydale, Huntington, and Justicia, employing locally and investing in community education, healthcare
and small business development. Sustainability practices are a daily priority at Kirkman’s Kamp and
includes the elimination of plastic bottles and a focus on energy-saving initiatives.

Why we love it

PRISTINE LOCATION

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is one of the most prestigious wildlife sanctuaries in the world, with unfenced borders neighbouring the Kruger National Park, and is famed for its leopards and incredible wildlife. The uniqueness of the lodge is its ideal positioning on the Sand River with exclusive access to the riverbed.

ICONIC WILDLIFE

In addition to incredible leopard viewing, and the famous Big Five, discover a vast variety of plant and animal species that share the land with the Kruger National Park. Encounter a few of the over 500 bird species, 145 animal species, 110 reptile species and 45 fish species, that call this vast landscape home.

EXCLUSIVE LAND

Kirkman’s Kamp has exclusive traversing rights on 10,500 hectares (26,000 acre) of wilderness land, which means our guests can explore the reserve on foot, free from the constraints of roads and vehicles, go on a night drive, or sensitively go off-road enabling you to get closer to wildlife.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Kirkman’s Kamp welcomes families and offers an incredible, fun-filled WILDchild experience, including croquet and cricket on the lawns, a game of tennis and cookie baking. The variety of children’s activities tie in with the particular environment, as well as the local heritage and culture of the region.

Going Beyond the Expected

Go ‘Beyond the Expected’ with a safari theatre experience. Led by our experienced guides, enjoy a morning bush cappuccino rendezvous and evening sundowner stop on your game drives, as well as a complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars, for your use during your stay with us.

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