andBeyond Kirkman’s Kamp accommodation in the Sabi Sand (Greater Kruger National Park) at discounted rates; for the best South African safari.
&Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp is situated in undoubtedly the most prestigious game park in South Africa, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The 65 000 hectare Sabi is famous for having the best Big Five game viewing in the country; if not the world. The reserve is, however; the most famous for its prolific leopard sightings; unmatched anywhere else in the world. Located on the southwestern corner of the Kruger National Park; there are no restricting fences thus enabling the animals to roam freely just as nature intended.
Kirkman’s Kamp is regarded as one of the best-loved lodges in the Sabi Sand. Spacious sitting, dining, and bar areas steeped in the colonial atmosphere of gracious style and luxury; contain mementos of a time long past. A sparkling swimming pool boasts a magnificent view over the valley of the Sand River.
The signature Safari Shop boasts a range of quality, handpicked crafts and fashion wear; showcasing the very best facets of the region including stunning jewelry designed and fashioned by artisans from the local community.
andBeyond Kirkman’s Kamp Accommodation
The spirit of safari comes alive at the historic &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp. Step back in time to this original 1920s homestead. Marvel at the spectacular views of the unspoiled wilderness and the Sand River from each of the 12 x air-conditioned guest suites. Kirkman’s Kamp can sleep a maximum of 25 guests. Here old meets new; with antique-styled beds seamlessly blending with modern comforts; while private verandas create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
There is complimentary Wifi in suites and also in the guest areas.
Kosher and halaal are available at an additional cost and with at least 4 weeks’ notice.
Kirkman’s Kamp welcomes families with children of all ages. There is one x triple room (accommodating one child of 11 and under). It offers an incredible, fun-filled WILDchild experience. This includes croquet and cricket on the lawns; a game of tennis, and also cookie baking; for children aged 3 – 12 years. Whilst on a family safari, you can rest assured that your children will always be safe and well cared for (both on and off game drives). Every minute is supervised by the guides and lodge staff. They will provide hours of amusement and invaluable information to the children in their care. Each WILDchild receives a backpack filled with age-appropriate goodies.
Activities are seasonal and include bark rubbing, bug collecting, frog safaris, ‘poo walks’, baking with the chef, and more.
Special children’s menus are available.
Included are twice-daily game drives. Safaris are led by expert &Beyond trained ranger and tracker teams, that ensure sensitive off-road practices to allow, while strict vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of an up-close game viewing experience.
Visits to the local community can also be arranged with Africa Foundation.
A range of private and specialist experiences are also offered:
Birding Safaris are just one of &Beyond’s many matchless private safaris that can be personalized for any small group. Accompanied by one of &Beyond’s specialist birding guides, set out in search of bird species that inhabit the Sabi Sand, notable ones include the bateleur, black-bellied bustard, and comb duck.
Dependent on the availability of a specialist guide; your ranger and tracker will tailor your Specialist Walking Safari experience to suit your personal requirements and preferences. Whether it be to follow a specific animal to unravel the details of its daily life; or to spend the whole day exploring Africa at its wildest and most personal.
Specialist Photographic Safari: The expert photographic guides will use their extensive experience; in wildlife, birding, and landscape photography; to help you get the shot of a lifetime; by providing advice on shutter speed, lenses, filters, angles, lighting and so much more. Combining their understanding of animal behavior with their photography skills, they will help you plan every step of your safari.
Try out the complimentary Gym in a Basket, or enjoy a relaxing massage treatment with natural Healing Earth spa products in the comfort and privacy of your private deck.
Enjoy a friendly game of tennis on the court. This tennis court was originally opened by the legendary tennis player; Billie Jean King.
Weather and best time to visit Sabi Sand Game Reserve
The summer months (November until March) are hot and humid. Rains and typical afternoon thundershowers are experienced. Temperatures start to cool slightly in April with less rain. The winter months (May until June) are warm with cold nights. From July until September; it is very dry, with cold nights and early morning / late afternoon temperatures. Spring (September until October) is very dry, with hot winds. The rains start towards the end of October.
The best time to visit
The Sabi Sand is a year-round destination therefore any time of year is great. Although it probably has optimum game viewing from March until October.
Getting to Kirkman’s Kamp:
Daily flights from Johannesburg or Cape Town to Skukuza Airstrip. Followed by an easy drive or transfer to the camp. It is about a five-hour drive from Johannesburg to the lodge on good roads. Or charter a flight to arrive in style.
Please note these rates are indicative only and may be lower so please check with us.
Normal rates per person sharing per night:
Valid from 11th January 2023 until 10th January 2024: R18 500
Valid from 11th January 2024 until 10th January 2025: R24 000
A single supplement of 50% applies to all single rooms.
Safari in Sabi Sand Game Reserve Honeymoon Offer:
Romance and an African safari are ideal for you to have your honeymoon in the best wildlife spots of South Africa.
This exclusive; year-round Safari Honeymoon Offer includes a 50% saving on one partner’s luxurious accommodation.
Excludes family suites, family rooms, and villas
The honeymoon offer is valid for stays of 2 or more nights.
Honeymooners can travel within 12 months in 2023; while in 2024 it is within 6 months of the date of marriage.
Stay longer for less at &Beyond in South Africa: Save up to 20%
The longer you stay, the better.
This is based on the per person per night rates at one, or a combination of &Beyond lodges in Africa. &Beyond has lodges in Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa. An ideal option is spending a few nights on safari in South Africa. And then lazing on the beach at either &Beyond Benguerra in Mozambique or Mnemba Island in Zanzibar.
Weddings & blessings
See our &Beyond safari weddings or blessings at their lodges in the Kruger or Phinda.
Sabi Sand Game Reserve South Africa