The spirit of &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp
The spirit of safari comes alive at the historic &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp. Step back in time into the classical ambiance of this original 1920s homestead and marvel at the spectacular views of the unspoiled landscape that surrounds the Sand River from each of the 12 guest suites. Rolling lawns carve out a niche in a wild and tumbling landscape that host memorable game viewing in one of the most renowned Big Five regions in the world. Spacious sitting, dining and bar areas steeped in the colonial atmosphere of gracious style and luxury contain mementoes of a time long past, while the untamed outside whispers a promise of adventures not to be forgotten. Delight in early morning and late afternoon game drives, interpretive bush walks, birdwatching and impressive viewing of spotted hyena, various antelope, elephant, white rhino, buffalo and hippo. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famed for its leopard sightings and you may well spot one of these elusive cats resting after a successful night hunt. Wildlife is the biggest drawcard for most travellers and the guide and tracker teams are equipped with a wealth of knowledge. Game drives in the Sabi Sand are able to go off road in search of exceptional sightings and your safari may also continue after dark, with a specially filtered spotlight used to illuminate nocturnal wildlife.
Why we love it
- Big Five game reserve shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park, traversing 10 500 hectares (26 000 acres)
- Day and night game drives, walking safari and bush walks
- Historic atmosphere of authentic 1920s Transvaal homestead
- One of the best-loved lodges in the Sabi Sand and perfect for all travellers – families and children welcome
- Imbued with the history of Harry Kirkman
- Relaxed and social family atmosphere
- Famed for leopard sightings
Slip into the leisurely pace of yesteryear at the charming and historic &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp. Located high on a ridge, the camp overlooks the Sand River like a stylish matriarch gazing down upon the landscape. The green tin roof and manicured grounds carve out a soft and cultured niche in the wild and tumbling bush. Enjoy the ritual of afternoon tea served on the spacious veranda or rolling lawn, perhaps in the company of a wild but friendly visitor or two.
While gracious style abounds at &Beyond Kirkman’s, the landscape beyond is never forgotten. Wander through the spacious guest areas and admire the many mementoes of a time gone by. Clean lines and authentic furniture transport you to the 1920s, while sheer creature comfort is never compromised.
Indulge in private time in the fascinating library or while away a few hours in front of the roaring fireplace in the guest sitting room. Leisure hours can be spent by the pool admiring the bush landscape and enjoying a special wildlife sighting in the river valley.
Private verandas attached to each cottage offer a secluded spot to drink in the breathtaking views. Old-fashioned bedsteads combine seamlessly with modern comfort and souvenirs of bygone years to create a nostalgic safari atmosphere. Generous claw-foot bathtubs complete the picture, while stand-alone showers in each room provide an up-to-date touch.