AndBeyond Kirkman's Kamp in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve was named in honour of its former owner, W. Harry Kirkman, one of South Africa's foremost conservationists. The original 1920s South African homestead has been beautifully restored and the moment you walk into the main guest area you’ll think you’ve been transported back in time. The fact that the lawn has warthog grazing on it instead of a neatly dressed party playing croquet does nothing to dispel this illusion - in fact, it all adds to the ambiance.
Undoubtedly the most prestigious game park in South Africa, the 65,000 hectare Sabi Sand Game Reserve is renowned for having the best Big Five game viewing in the country, if not the world. Located on the southwestern corner of the Greater Kruger National Park, there are no restricting fences, thus enabling the animals to roam freely just as nature intended. Experienced rangers and trackers will lead you on morning and afternoon/evening game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles. You will also have the opprtunity to explore the Sabi Sand Game Reserve on interpretive wilderness walks led by experienced rangers or expert Shangaan trackers, and learn more about the area's intriguing fauna and flora.
The 12 charming cottages overlook the bushveld and beautiful lawns surround the lodge and swimming pool, with spectacular views of the unspoiled landscape surrounding the Sand River. 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. Generous claw-foot bathtubs complete the picture, while stand-alone showers in each room provide an up-to-date touch. Impeccable and gracious service completes the old world atmosphere.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Sabi Sand Guest Contribution (pppn)
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2022
GBP 7 USD 10 ZAR 138 EUR 9
per person per night
In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Sabi Sand Entrance Fee (pp per entry)
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019
GBP 6 USD 8 ZAR 120 EUR 8
pp per entry
1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022
GBP 8 USD 10 ZAR 140 EUR 9
pp per entry
3 meals; tea/coffee; house wines, local brand spirits and beers, soft drinks and bottled water; 2 scheduled shared game drives daily; interactive bush walks; the Guest Conservation Contribution; Skukuza airport transfers and associated Sabi Sand entrance fees; and a laundry service are included.
IN ADDITION: For self-drive visitors, there is a R120 per person and a R280 per vehicle entrance fee (increasing to R140 per person entry and R310 per vehicle entry from 01 Jan 2020), payable in cash at the entrance gate (subject to change). For guests arriving/departing via Skukuza Airport, the Kruger National Park fee will be added to your room account, for settling directly with the lodge upon departure.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children 5 years and younger are not allowed on game drives, but shortened game drives (FOC) may be arranged with the lodge subject to availability of Land Rovers and rangers. Children aged 6 to 11 are allowed on game drives at the Lodge Manager's discretion. Children under 12 are not allowed on bush walks. Babysitting services are available.
Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on guided bush walks in the reserve.
AndBeyond’s WILDChild programme, designed especially for children visiting safari lodges and camps in Africa, is filled with fun, interactive activities that offer opportunities to learn and discover new experiences and cultures. Deeply rooted in the love for the African bush, it not only creates a series of unforgettable moments for the whole family but forges strong bonds between young guests, the planet and its people.
Expeditions may involve activities such as tracking and fishing, making traditional bows and arrows, beading, crafting and painting, as well as fun in the lodge garden or kitchen and more. Each expedition is carefully selected according to the interests and ages of the children and will be carried out in the care of friendly staff, from rangers and trackers to child minders and cooks.
To add to each child’s experience, the Safari Shops at AndBeyond’s participating lodges and camps also stock a range of WILDChild goodies, including scrapbook stickers and clothing.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how AndBeyond Kirkman's Kamp can be included in you own dream holiday.
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Destination: South Africa.
Relax around a rim flow swimming pool with ocean views at the start of this trip, and end with a safari which blends the elegance of a by-gone colonial era with all the convenience of modern facilities.
This is a 7 night itinerary including Cape Town and Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
Experience impeccable and gracious service in an old world safari atmosphere, as the true spirit of safari comes alive at your evocative camp, set in one of the most renowned wildlife regions in the world. Then head off to a 5* hotel in Mauritius and wake up to the sound of the Indian Ocean lapping against the shore, breathe in the scent of the gentle sea breeze and listen to the peaceful melody of tropical birds singing after a blissful night's sleep in your beautifully appointed room or suite.
This is a 10 night itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Mauritius.
On this holiday, you'll go on an unforgettable safari in Sabi Sands Game Reserve, tracking wild animals deep into the bush. You'll also drive the famous Garden Route and stay in a private forested reserve near the wide sandy beaches of Plettenberg Bay. After that, you'll head to the pretty village of Franschhoek, staying at a real 'home from home' boutique guest house where nothing is too much trouble for the staff. Finally, you end in Cape Town where you can wake to the sound of gentle waves breaking in the background.
This is a 14 night itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Port Elizabeth, The Garden Route, The Cape Winelands and Cape Town.
This is an African adventure in true comfort and style. Stay in an original homestead in a 5* suite overlooking the bushveld, going on game drives to see wildlife that includes elephant, spotted hyena, leopard, large buffalo herds, rhino, hippo and even the rare pangolin. Then its off to a hotel overlooking the Victoria Falls, where 5* luxury meets nature's majesty.
This is a 7 night itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Victoria Falls - Zambia.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
AndBeyond Kirkman's Kamp Location
Directions For Drivers
From Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction): Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536.
Once on the R536, continue along this road for approximately 34.5 km and on the left-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for various lodges including Inyati, Idube, Exeter and Savanna. Go past these, and approximately 3 km further on, on the left-hand side of the road, you will see signposts for the private game reserves of MalaMala, Sabi Sabi and Londolozi. Turn left here onto the gravel road. Travel for approximately 8.5 km and you will get to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve Shaw's Gate.
From the Kruger Mpumalanga/Nelspruit International Airport: Turn right out of the airport onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River (Witrivier). Continue for approximately 12 km, until you reach the first set of traffic lights in White River, with the mosque on your left. Turn right and travel towards Hazyview on the R40. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn right here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).
From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway respectively to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Keep on the N4 until you reach Nelspruit, where you will turn left onto the R40 to White River. In White River, at the first set of traffic lights in the town itself, turn left, following signs to Hazyview and Wildtuin/Kruger National Park. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right. Cross over the next set of traffic lights and then at the final set, with a Caltex garage on your right, turn left on the R40 for Hazyview (the R538, via the Numbi Gate, is a busy road and not recommended). After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).
From Johannesburg/Pretoria via Scenic Route: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing. In Lydenburg/Mashishing, follow the signs to Sabie over the Long Tom Pass (the highest tar road in South Africa). In Sabie, take the R536 to Hazyview. Just before Hazyview you will reach a T-junction. Turn right onto the R40 towards Hazyview. Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).
From Hoedspruit Airport: Turn right out of the airport towards the R40. At the T-junction, turn left onto the R40 towards White River and Hazyview. Proceed on the R40 for approximately 88 km until you reach a set of traffic lights in Hazyview with a shopping centre/mall on the corner. Turn left here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate/R536. Once on the R536, follow the directions as above from Hazyview (R40/R536 Junction).
From the Paul Kruger Gate: Go through the gate, and follow the R536 to Hazyview. Continue along this road for approximately 4.5 km and on the right-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for the private game reserves of MalaMala, Sabi Sabi and Londolozi. Turn right here onto the gravel road. Travel for approximately 8.5 km and you will get to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve Shaw's Gate.
ONCE AT THE SHAW’S GATE: For self-drive visitors, there is a R120 per person and a R280 per vehicle entrance fee (increasing to R140 per person entry and R310 per vehicle entry from 01 Jan 2020), payable in cash at the entrance gate (subject to change). Please retain your receipt as proof of entrance and have it stamped at your destination when you are leaving, which acts as your Exit Permit. Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge through the reserve.
Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.
General Information For Guests
All rooms are air conditioned, have private verandas, overhead fans, indoor showers, in room safes, personal bars, telephone and hair dryers. In addition, each guest room has a complimentary pair of Swarovski Optik binoculars.
Kirkman's Kamp consists of a sitting room, bar, dining room, library, safari shop, boma, parking area, veranda and swimming pool.
The camp is not fenced off and guests are asked to be extremely vigilant at all times. Security guards accompany guests at all times when walking around the camp at night.
A laundry service is available.
Wi-Fi is available.
Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners cards accepted.
A Guest Conservation Contribution has been included within your rate. The proceeds go towards the Sabi Sand Wildtuin anti-poaching efforts, the community and ecology.
The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) is not permitted in any of the conservation areas managed by AndBeyond, until such time as their impact on wildlife and anti-poaching initiatives can be assessed.
Bush Walks / Walking Safaris
Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on guided bush walks in the reserve.
A guided walk can last a couple of hours and involve walking over uneven terrain that may contain dangerous wildlife in potentially high temperatures. Guests may need to move quickly and for a sustained period through rough bush terrain if instructed to do so by their guide.
The final decision on whether a guest can join a guided bush walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.
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