Kirkman’s Kamp

Gauteng & Mpumalanga, South Africa

On Request

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Kirkman’s Kamp

Set in one of the most renowned wildlife regions in the world, the Kirkman’s Kamp boasts spectacular views of the unspoiled landscape surrounding the Sand River. Experience the old world atmosphere; colonial in style with impeccable and gracious service.


We Love
  • Gracious and genteel lodge imbued with the historic atmosphere of authentic 1920s Transvaal homestead
  • One of the best loved lodges in the Sabi Sand with relaxed and social family atmosphere
  • Famed for leopard sightings and Big Five game that shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park
Need to Know
  • The lodge is not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times. &Beyond staff accompany guests at all times when walking around the lodge at night.
  • Please note that park fees and government charges may apply. Speak to your travel consultant for more details.

The Review

Located high on a ridge, the camp overlooks the Sand River like a stylish matriarch gazing down upon the landscape. The manicured grounds carve out a soft and cultured niche in the wild and tumbling bush. Private verandas attached to each suite 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.

Adjacent to the world renowned Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famed for its intimate wildlife encounters, particularly leopard viewing. Home to a host of animals, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), the Sabi Sand is part of a conservation area that covers over two million hectares (almost five million acres), an area equivalent to the state of New Jersey.

Why Stay
Step back in time into the gracious early Transvaal atmosphere of this original 1920s homestead and marvel at the spectacular views of the unspoiled landscape that surrounds the Sand River from each of the 18 guest suites. Generous claw-foot bathtubs complete the picture, while stand-alone showers in each room provide an up-to-date touch.

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 wilderness outside whispers a promise of adventures not to be forgotten. A sparkling swimming pool boasts a magnificent view over the valley of the Sand River.

The day starts at dawn with morning tea/coffee and a discussion with your guide on what you hope to see that day. Set out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of your guide. 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.

Return to the camp for breakfast and lunch. There will be time for siesta and cool off in the pool before proceeding for a late afternoon game drive that lasts until after dark, when spotlights are used for a glimpse into the nocturnal bush life. Enjoy sundowners in a scenic location. Return for dinner.

Getting There

OR Tambo International Airport (formerly Johannesburg International) is the major gateway, offering both domestic and international connections. There are also an increasing number of international flights direct to and from Cape Town, and a few direct to and from Durban (King Shaka International Airport). There are daily Federal Air flights from Johannesburg to Skukuza Airstrip, followed by an easy drive to the camp.

Kirkman’s Kamp Gauteng & Mpumalanga, South Africa