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Kirkman's Kamp

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Luxury & Family

From US$680

Lodge Description

Welcome to Kirkman’s Kamp
Located high on a ridge of the world-famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, overlooking the magnificent Sand River, lies Kirkmans Kamp.
The Sabi Sand is arguably a safari experience like no other in the world. Sharing an unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, the reserve benefits from a great diversity of wildlife – although it is particularly well known for its prolific leopard sightings. Game drives traverse an area of 10 500 hectares (26 000 acres) and strict vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of an up-close game viewing experience.

Step back in time, into the classical ambiance of this original 1920s homestead. Enjoy spectacular views of the unspoiled landscape that surrounds the Sand River from each of the lodge’s 12 guest cottages. Here, old meets new; with antique-styled beds seamlessly blending with modern comforts and claw foot bathtubs, fireplaces and private verandas creating a warm and inviting ambience.

A library offers a sanctuary filled with interesting reads, while the classical sitting room provides the ultimate setting to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Immersed in the bushscape is a rim-flow swimming pool with views of the Sand River. Delectable tea is served on the rolling lawn, and breakfast and lunch are served on shady verandas. Dinner is delightful affair, where mouth-watering Pan-African menus can be enjoyed in a boma or candlelit bush setting.

Unique handcrafted items are sold in the Safari Shop and a sala offers massages and beauty treatments. Our WILDChild programme is designed especially for children visiting our safari lodge and is filled with fun, interactive activities. Choose from a variety of exciting activities such as twice-daily game drives, interpretive bush and nature walks, photography lessons, birdwatching, star gazing, private and photographic safaris, and a game of tennis (complete with Pimms and strawberries).

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is one of the most prestigious wildlife sanctuaries in the world, with unfenced borders neighbouring the Kruger National Park, and is famed for its leopards and incredible wildlife. The uniqueness of the lodge is its ideal positioning on the Sand River with exclusive access to the riverbed.

In addition to incredible leopard viewing, and the famous Big Five, discover a vast variety of plant and animal species that share the land with the Kruger National Park. Encounter a few of the over 500 bird species, 145 animal species, 110 reptile species and 45 fish species, that call this vast landscape home.

Kirkman’s Kamp has exclusive traversing rights on 10,500 hectares (26,000 acre) of wilderness land, which means our guests can explore the reserve on foot, free from the constraints of roads and vehicles, go on a night drive, or sensitively go off-road enabling you to get closer to wildlife.

Kirkman’s Kamp welcomes families and offers an incredible, fun-filled WILDChild experience, including croquet and cricket on the lawns, a game of tennis and cookie baking. The variety of children’s activities tie in with the particular environment, as well as the local heritage and culture of the region.

In the Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Access to the lodge:
Daily Airlink flights from Johannesburg to Skukuza airstrip, followed by an easy drive to camp.
Connect Kirkman’s Kamp to: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Ngala Private Game Reserve, Phinda Private Game Reserve, Vilanculos and Livingstone.
Five-hour drive from Johannesburg on good roads in a two-wheel drive vehicle.



Lodge Details

Property Type

Permanent Lodge






Max. clients in vehicle


Skukuza Airstrip



Activities Included

Game Drives, Walking Safaris, Photographic Safaris

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