The spirit of &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp
The original homestead of Harry Kirkman has been beautifully restored; the 18 charming suites overlook the bushveld and beautiful lawns surround the lodge and swimming pool, with spectacular views of the unspoiled landscape surrounding the Sand River. The moment you walk into the main guest area at Kirkman’s Kamp, 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 of this 1920s South African homestead. Impeccable and gracious service completes the old world atmosphere, as the spirit of safari comes alive at this evocative camp, set in one of the most renowned wildlife regions in the world.
Why we love it
Big Five game reserve shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park, traversing 10 500 hectares (26 000 acres)
Day and night game drives, walking safari and bush walks
Historic atmosphere of authentic 1920s Transvaal homestead
One of the best loved lodges in the Sabi Sand and perfect for all travellers – families and children welcome
Imbued with the history of Harry Kirkman
Relaxed and social family atmosphere
Famed for leopard sightings The lodge
Slip into the leisurely pace of yesteryear at the charming and historic &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp. Located high on a ridge, the camp overlooks the Sand River like a stylish matriarch gazing down upon the landscape. The green tin roof and manicured grounds carve out a soft and cultured niche in the wild and tumbling bush. Enjoy the ritual of afternoon tea served on the spacious veranda or rolling lawn, perhaps in the company of a wild but friendly visitor or two.
While gracious style abounds at &Beyond Kirkman’s, the landscape beyond is never forgotten. Wander through the spacious guest areas and admire the many mementos of a time gone by. Clean lines and authentic furniture transport you to the 1920s, while sheer creature comfort is never compromised.
Indulge in private time in the fascinating library or while away a few hours in front of the roaring fireplace in the guest sitting room. Leisure hours can be spent by the pool admiring the bush landscape and enjoying a special wildlife sighting in the river valley.
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.
0 - 2 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults - Free of charge - Cots subject to availability
3 – 5 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults - Free of charge - Triple rooms subject to availability
6 - 16 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults - 50% of full adult rate - Triple rooms subject to availability
6 – 16 years in own room - 1st child: adult rate , 2nd & 3rd child: 50% of adult rate - Max 3 children per room (subject to triple room availability)
Childminders are available but must be booked on the day of arrival. A rate of ZAR 60 per hour is payable at the lodge.
6-12 yrs at Lodge Manager's discretion - Nature Walks - 12 years and older
NATIONAL PARK AND CONSERVANCY FEES
Skukuza Landing fee - 1 Jan '18 - 10 Jan '19 R90
Sabi Sand Gate Fee
Fly in & Transfers - 1 Jan '18 - 10 Jan '19 - R110 per entry
Self Drive - 1 Jan '18 - 10 Jan '19 - 110 per person per entry R250 per vehicle/aircraft
Conservation Contribution - 1 Jan '18 - 10 Jan '19 - R114 per person per night
All rates are confidential, inclusive of VAT and in South African Rand. Accommodation rates are per person per night sharing, and excludes any park, conservancy, entrance, gate and landing fees.
Park and Conservancy Fees are subject to change.
Long-Stay Rates: May be applied for a combination of &Beyond lodges in Africa (subject to seasonal availability of the offer), for the same guests on a single itinerary. Nights spent at lodges without applicable long-stay rates count towards the long-stay rate at lodges where they are applicable. These cannot be used in conjunction with any other &Beyond offers, including Signature offers.
Single Supplement: A single supplement of 50% applies from the first single room throughout the year. A single supplement will be charged when an adult is sharing with an infant.
Triple rooms are suitable for a maximum of two adults.
Rate Includes: Accommodation, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, laundry, safari activities, 1-hour nature walks accompanied by experienced armed trackers (subject to availability), emergency medical evacuation insurance, VAT, transfers to and from the lodge airstrip.
Rate Excludes: Telephone calls, safari shop purchases, gratuities, all items of a personal nature, champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand spirits and cigars, adventures at Phinda, government bed levy, conservancy or park fees and landing fees.
Pilots and Local Driver-Guides: Rate only includes accommodation, meals, teas and coffees. Accommodation in a pilot/guide room is on a twin basis; single rooms will be allocated depending on availability.
Tour Leaders, Private Guides: Normal guest inclusions and exclusions apply. A maximum of 1 Tourleader on a discounted rate per 14 guests.
Private Vehicles: Private 4x4 safari vehicles can be pre-booked at certain lodges, subject to availability. Rates are per vehicle per night, from 2pm on day of arrival to 11am on day of departure.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Please be advised that the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) is not allowed in any of the conservation areas we manage, until such time as their impact on wildlife and anti-poaching initiatives can be assessed. This rule will apply throughout Africa, as our partners in various countries and regions have adopted a similar stance.
TABLE OF FACTS
NUMBER OF ROOMS 18
MAXIMUM GUESTS 36
CHILDREN Children 5 years and younger cannot participate in game drives; children aged 6 to 11 permitted on game drives at lodge managers discretion
CHILDMINDING Yes, at an additional cost
TRIPLES 2 (children 16 years and younger)
TWIN BEDS All convertible to double
GUIDE’S ACCOMMODATION Available
AIR CONDITIONING Yes
OVERHEAD FANS Yes
INDOOR SHOWER Yes
IN-ROOM SAFE Yes
PERSONAL BAR Yes
LAUNDRY INCLUDED Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS Yes, with assistance, but not recommended
CHECK IN / CHECK OUT 12h00 – 14h00 / 11h00
KOSHER FOOD Available with prior notice and at extra cost
POWER 220v AC
INTERNET ACCESS Yes, wifi in suites and guest area
PRIVATE 4X4 SAFARI VEHICLE Dependent on availability and at extra cost
MASSAGE Yes; in-room or or at the wellness centre
WEATHER Summer months (November to March) are hot and humid. Temperature start to cool slightly in April and the winter months (May to June) are warm with cold nights. July to September is very dry, with cold night and early morning / late afternoon temperatures. Spring (September to October) is very dry, with hot winds.
RAINFALL The rains start towards the end of October. November to March can experience rains and typical afternoon thundershowers, which start to lessen in April.
TEMPERATURE Summer: 12˚C to 38˚C / 55˚F to 100˚F Winter: 3˚C to 32˚C / 32˚F to 90˚F
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL All year round, with optimum game viewing from March to October
ALTITUDE 423m / 1 388ft above sea level
MALARIA The camp is situated in a malaria area and necessary precautions should be taken
AIRSTRIP The camp is served by Skukuza Airstrip
GPS COORDINATES S 24˚56.088’ E 031˚33.559’
LODGE CLOSURE Open year round
• Please note that park fees and government charges may apply. Speak to your travel consultant for more details.
• Drones are not permitted at &Beyond Reserves and Lodges.
AT A GLANCE
• 18 air-conditioned suites • Private verandas • Rim-flow lodge swimming pool with a view • Open-air boma • Safari Shop • Exceptional family atmosphere and children’s programme
WHAT SETS US APART
• Gracious and genteel lodge imbued with the history of Harry Kirkman • Relaxed and social family atmosphere • Famed for leopard sightings • Big Five game reserve shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park • Traversing 6 300 hectares (15 000 acres) • Wildlife includes leopards, spotted hyena, various antelope, elephant, white rhino, buffalo, hippo
Included • Early morning and late afternoon / evening game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles • Interpretive bush walks • Birdwatching
At an additional charge • Luxury walking safaris
• Daily Airlink flights from Johannesburg to Skukuza airstrip, followed by an easy drive to camp • Connect &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp to: Johannesburg, Cape Town, &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, Vilanculos and Livingstone. All flights route through either Nelspruit or Skukuza. • Five-hour drive from Johannesburg on good roads in a two-wheel drive vehicle
The camp is not fenced off and we request guests be extremely vigilant at all times. Security guards accompany guests at all times when walking around the camp at night.
Enjoy the ritual of afternoon tea served on the spacious veranda or rolling lawn, perhaps in the company of a wild but friendly visitor or two. While gracious style abounds at &Beyond Kirkman’s, the landscape beyond is never forgotten. Wander through the spacious guest areas and admire the many mementos of a time gone by. Clean lines and authentic furniture transport you to the 1920s, while sheer creature comfort is never compromised. Indulge in private time in the fascinating library or while away a few hours in front of the roaring fireplace in the guest sitting room. Leisure hours can be spent by the pool admiring the bush landscape and enjoying a special wildlife sighting in the river valley.
The entire Big Five is well represented in Sabi Sand and other rare animals, such as the cheetah and hyena are often sighted. Various antelope species, from impala, waterbuck and duiker to kudu, bushbuck and nyala can also be seen, as can giraffe and warthog. However, it is the leopard that is the real star of the show at Sabi Sand, with the area well known for some of the best leopard experiences in Africa. This shy and elusive animal, normally the most solitary of the African cats is often viewed both in daylight hours and during game drives.
A number of lion prides have territories in the Sabi Sand area and are regularly spotted on game drives. Although not as common as the leopard or lion, the cheetah is also a frequent sight at Sabi Sand. Built for speed instead of power, this formidable predator generally hunts during the day when its rivals, the lion and the leopard, are resting. This daytime hunting habit occasionally creates spectacular sightings of the fastest animal in the world in action. The fascinating social structure of the spotted hyena can also be clearly observed in a number of packs in the Sabi Sand.
Sabi Sand also boasts an ample array of bird life, ranging from water birds, which congregate in the riverside reeds to a staggering array of birds of prey. The bateleur, with its distinctive shape and energy-conserving flight technique, is a frequent sight in Sabi Sand’s skies. Africa’s largest eagle, the martial eagle, is also often spotted on the reserve. Their gigantic nests, in the shape of an inverted cone, decorate many a knob thorn or other large trees throughout Sabi Sand.
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