Kirkman’s Kamp

Safari Lodge | Sabi Sand | South Africa KKirkman Kamp is built on a ridge overlooking the sand river in the Sabi Sand Private Reserve. The unfenced 65,000-hectare reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger area, where animals are free to roam across an area the size of Israel.

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This area is well known for providing Big Five sightings, with very high frequencies of leopard sightings.

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Rating | Luxury

Highlights & What to Expect

  • At Kirkman's, the chance of encountering the Big Five is very good.
  • The leopard is typically the most elusive member of the Big Five, but they are frequently seen at Kirkman's, leaving a lot of time to find elephants, rhinoceros, buffalo, and lions.
  • Night drives allow observation of nocturnal activity, such as bush babies clambering between trees or even a big cat hunt.
  • Interpretive guided bush walks are an excellent way to experience the bushveld up close and personal and also a superb way to enjoy bird watching.
  • This lodge has one of the finest settings in the Sabi Sand.

Location & Setting

Kirkman's dates to the early 1900s, when it was the original homestead of Harry Kirkman; it has been stylishly renovated to possess an old-world feel. Its elevated position provides stunning views of the surrounding bushveld and overlooks the Sand River. The lodge is easily reachable from Skukuza Airport and Shaws Gate, the most southerly entry gate to the Sabi Sand.


At Kirkman's Kamp, 12 spacious suites provide luxury lodgings in South Africa's most revered private game reserve. The suites are decorated with a touch of old-world charm, and the en-suite bathrooms feature free-standing ball-and-claw bathtubs. Still, there are plenty of modern luxuries. All the rooms have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, telephones, heating, an in-room safe, minibars, and tea and coffee stations. The suites have spacious open-plan lounge areas with French doors that open onto well-kept lawns. Wildlife sightings are occasionally enjoyed from the private verandas.


Breakfast and lunch can be enjoyed in the comfort of the main house or under shade-dappled verandas. Dinner is served outside in the bush boma, illuminated by lanterns and dancing flames. The lodge also offers an infinity pool to cool down in and a small curio shop to purchase souvenirs. For relaxation, guests may opt for an in-room massage.






Swimming Pool




Game Drives

Bush Dining

Bird Watching


Bush Picnics

Night Drives

Culture Tours