The luxurious &Beyond Kirkman's Kamp nestles high on top of a ridge and offers its visitors spectacular views of the valley and the Sand River below. In the main area of the homestead, guests find a welcoming lounge area where they are invited to relax by the fireplace and enjoy reading a book from the library.
The camp offers a wonderful and charming safari experience in one of the most popular wildlife viewing areas in South Africa. Situated in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, bordering the famous Kruger National Park, the reserve in Mpumalanga offers visitors an unforgettable stay. The homestead at the exclusive lodge was built in 1920 and still holds much of its original and colonial African charm.
Camp in Sabi Sands offers travellers a location where time seems to slow down and standstill. Visitors get lost in the breathtaking views and all-around charm which this historic homestead has to offer. The traditional South African style lodge provides a total of 18 elegant suites, each of which offers original features from when it was originally built, with a few modern touches. Guests enjoy a large free-standing claw foot bath in their luxurious en-suite bathroom where a separate shower adds a modern and convenient touch.
The suites at camp also offer to provide air-conditioning, minibars, telephones and hair dryers. From the private verandah, visitors enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding bush and the animals roaming towards the river bed for their daily drink of water.
The lodge offers its guests delicious, home-cooked meals. For breakfast, platters of fruit and cheese are served followed by a selection of hot breakfast dishes. At lunchtime, guests enjoy their meals on open-air decks within sight of the river.
Dinner brings mouth-watering traditional African inspired meals which are served around a blazing fire in the outdoor boma making it a very social experience where guests get in contact with the other guests staying at the lodge. After dinner, guests will get to reflect over the day's events with coffee and mouth-watering desserts.
As the lodge is situated in one of the most popular game reserves for wildlife sightings, the activities which are available revolve around the reserve and safari environment. Guests enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive where they get to explore over 6300 hectares of land which is rich in African wildlife.
Visitors are taken out on game drives in open 4x4 vehicles lead by experienced and trained guides. Animals, which can be observed while out in the Sabi Sands Reserve, include rhino, elephant, lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, zebra and several other beautiful wildlife species.
Bush walks are another activity available at camp. The bush walks are usually about an hour long and are taken along paths that are close to the lodge. While out on a bushwalk guests are accompanied by one of the lodge's trained and knowledgeable guides.
Bush walks are a great experience as one learns more about the environment from a close point of view. Safari walkers get to see, smell and feel the environment around them at their own pace. During the safari walk, guests are provided with information about the wildlife and fauna as well as insects that may cross their path.