- Famed for leopard sighting.
- Relaxed and social family atmosphere.
- Gracious and genteel lodge imbued with the history of Harry Kirkman.
- Big FiveYes
- Off RoadYes (for Big 5 Sightings only)
- Camp FencedNo
- Child PolicyAll ages welcome
- PoolYes - at the main area only
- SPATreatment Room
- Cellphone SignalYes
- Malaria AreaYes
LocationSabi Sand Game Reserve
Daily Federal Air flights from Johannesburg to Skukuza Airstrip, followed by an easy drive to the camp. Five hour drive from Johannesburg on good roads in a two-wheel drive vehicle.
18 Luxury air-conditioned Cottages
Rates & Special Offers
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- All rates are subject to availability.
- Proof of SADC residency (SADC ID, work permit or endorsed passport) may be required at the time of booking or upon check-in at the lodge.
- Surcharges may apply on rates over peak holiday periods and long weekends.
- Special discounted rates for International guests are available on request.
- Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
- Rates are applicable to South African Residents. Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.
- A Sabi Sand Gate entrance fee is applicable and payable directly at the Gate. R 310 per vehicle and R 140 per person, subject to change.
- A Conservation Contribution Fee of R 152 per person per night applies to all guests visiting lodges in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The amount has to be prepaid and will be added to your invoice and is subject to change without prior notice.
- A Bed Levy of R 5.70 per person per night applies and will also be added to your invoice for your accommodation at the time of booking. (Subject to change)
- A single supplement of 50% applies for all single rooms.
- Children of all ages are welcome.
- Children aged 0 – 5 years free of charge if sharing with 2 full-paying adults.
- Children aged 6 – 16 years will receive a 50% discount if sharing with 2 adults.
- Please note that the lodge can only accommodate 1 child in the room with the adults. Subject to availability of triple rooms.
- Only children 6 years and older will be allowed on game drives at Lodge Manager’s discretion.
- Children under 12 years of age are not permitted on Nature Walks.
About &Beyond Kirkmans Kamp
The bedrooms of one of the most luxurious safari lodges South Africa offers consist of eighteen guest cottages with private verandahs offering magnificent views of the surrounding bush.
Kirkman’s Kamp’s luxury safari lodge cottages all have en-suite bathrooms with showers, and true to the olden day feel – feature ball and claw baths. Air-conditioning and ceiling fans provide welcome relief from the heat of the African Sun.
The colonial atmosphere of an old South African homestead complete with both style and luxury is cherished.
In the interests of personal safety, and in keeping with the exclusivity synonymous with Kirkman’s Kamp.
Overlooking the Sand River, this South African game lodge has spectacular views of the unspoilt wilderness as far as the eye can see. Kirkman’s Kamp is a historic and famous camp which was originally built in the early 1920’s. Kirkman’s Kamp was named in honour of W. Harry Kirkman, one of South Africa ‘s foremost conservationists, who began his illustrious career as a ranger in Toulon in 1927.
The colonial atmosphere of gracious style and luxury has been retained and one steps back in time upon entering the old homestead, which now serves as the recreational hub of the camp. The large lounge, decorated in 1920 style, leads through double French doors onto rolling lawns that provide a velvety contrast to the wild and tumbling bush surrounding the camp.
Breakfast and lunch are either served in the new air-conditioned dining area, or on the shady surrounding verandahs. Dinner at this South African game lodge is a very special event taken under the stars in the boma around a campfire.
- En-suite bathroom including a separate shower
- Full range of guest amenities such as shampoo, bath oil, body lotions, etc
- Insect proof screening on all windows and sliding doors
- Hair dryers
- Insect repellant supplied in all bedrooms and on all vehicles
- Private verandahs overlooking the bush
- Purified water
About Sabi Sand Game Reserve
This reserve shares 50km of unfenced boundary with Kruger National Park and animals are at liberty to go wherever they wish – but they tend to stay right where they are! This is because the Sand River and Sabi River supply much needed water in the dry season and create an eco-system with one of the highest and most bio-diverse wildlife populations in Southern Africa. This is the reason why it is quite possible to see the ‘Big Five’ (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, buffalo and elephant) as well as numerous other animals and birds in a couple of days, or even a couple of hours in Sabi Sand.
SELF DRIVE DIRECTIONS TO KIRKMAN’S KAMP FROM JOHANNESBURG
• Take the N12 (which turns into the N4) from Johannesburg to Nelspruit.
• A ring road has been built around Nelspruit, so that you do not need to drive through the town.
When you reach Nelspruit, carry on along the N4, following the signs for Malelane and the Lebombo border post, and bypass the turnoff for the city centre.
Once you have passed the bridge, take the slip road for the R40 to White River. Please be careful, as this road is only signposted once.
• Turn right at the bottom of the offramp.
• At the turning circle, take the road that is marked White River to your left.
• Turn left at the second set of traffic lights. This will take you onto the main road heading out of Nelspruit (the R40).
• Follow the R40 towards White River. As you approach White River, continue straight at the traffic circle and do not turn right.
Once you have reached White River, the R40 will become the R538. Continue straight and cross over Danie Joubert Street, then turn left onto the R538 (Theo Kleyhans Street).
• When you reach the turning circle on the hill near the Casterbridge Centre, you will see that the road is
marked Hazyview in both directions.
Turn left onto the R40 once again. Continue straight into town and turn left when you reach the T-junction, following the sign towards Hazyview.
• Once you have reached the centre of town, turn right onto the R536 towards the Paul Kruger Gate.
This intersection is at the second traffic light, just past the walkover bridge and at the Blue Haze Mall. You will
see a KFC on the corner on your right.
• Continue along this road for approximately 37 km and then turn left into a dirt road at the Kirkman’s Kamp sign (a large, wooden sign).
Continue on this road until you reach a Tjunction, where you will see another sign for Kirkman’s Kamp.
Turn right, drive over a cattle grid and continue along the game reserve fence until you reach Shaw’s Gate at the entrance to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
Please note that there are no signs for Kirkman’s Kamp at the gate.
• You will need to pay an entrance fee at Shaw’s Gate. This fee is calculated per vehicle and per person and is subject to change. The exact fee can be confirmed at the time of reservation.
• Once inside the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, take the road towards Lion Sands.
Remain on this road until you have passed Lion Sands, Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge and Selati Lodge.
You will cross over a big intersection, where you will see a sign for Kirkman’s Kamp.
After this intersection the road will split. Keep right and follow the sign for Kirkman’s Kamp.
Stay on this road until you pass a black and white boom gate.
Just after this gate, you will see a sign for Kirkman’s Kamp and turn left.
Follow this road until the reach the lodge.
• Johannesburg / Kirkman’s Kamp 500 km – 5 to 6 hours
• Hazyview / Kirkman’s Kamp 75 km – 1 hour
• Nelspruit / Kirkman’s Kamp 150 km – 1 hour and 45 minutes
If using a GPS navigator, please do not follow the route through the Kruger National Park, as you will need to pay the Kruger National Park day fee in addition to the Shaw’s Gate entrance fee.
There is no access to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve from inside the Kruger National Park.
It is only recommend that you make use of a GPS when travelling on South Africa’s main roads.
GPS maps do not generally feature most dirt roads and thus we advise that you please take care to follow the travel directions provided at all times during your journey to our lodges.
As you approach the lodge, please be aware that you are in a wilderness area where predators and high-profile game roam freely.
Do not leave your car for any reason.
Please adhere to the speed limits within the reserve at all times.