|Kirkman''s Kamp, in the Sabi Sands, depicts the history of a bygone era, with its design, furnishings and Africana, and offers a luxurious African experience.
Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is situated in the eastern part of South Africa in the province of Mpumalanga. It shares a common border of 33 kms (26 miles) with the Kruger National Park and is part of a conservation gene pool that covers 5.5 million acres of land in the heart of the South African Lowveld.
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Kirkman''s Kamp was named in honour of W. Harry Kirkman, one of South Africa''s foremost conservationists, who started his illustrious career as a ranger in 1927.
In those days Toulon was owned by the Transvaal Consolidated Land and Exploration Company. Harry''s job was to protect the TCL cattle from predators who found the kraaled cattle a much easier prey than hunting antelope. Fortunately for the cattle he was a fine shot, using a .303 rifle, he could fire an accurate head shot up to sixty yards.
Harry spent his life alone in the bush where he was happiest, but he always looked forward to the winter months as they brought company in the form of the farm owners. When Wac Campbell was in camp, Harry frequently joined them for supper in the evening, swopping stories around the fire in the boma before saddling up and riding the dark, lonely road back home to Toulon.
This low lying region of flat bush country contains habitat types ranging from riverine thicket to open savannah.
Because of its latitude and elevation, malarial mosquitoes and tsetse flies kept man and his domesticated beasts at bay for centuries, allowing nature to flourish undisturbed.
Tsetse flies are no longer prevalent within this region and malarial prophylaxis has now opened this area up for man to enjoy.
Today this area is known to have the greatest diversification of animal species on the African continent.
Over two hundred different species occur in abundance whilst the ever changing bird life provides even the most experienced ornithologist with rare finds.
Kirkman’s Kamp offers guests eighteen colonial style cottages, each with private verandahs and magnificent views of the bush. The air-conditioned cottages all have en-suite bathrooms featuring ball and claw baths.
Built in the early twenties, the original homestead now serves as the recreational centre of the lodge. The lodge offers guests a swimming pool as well as a gymnasium.
Meals are either served in the main house or on the shady surrounding verandahs. Dinners are enjoyed in the boma and weather permitting, bush dinners can be arranged.
Kirkmans Kamp Additional Information
Regardless of how big a game reserve is and how many animals it contains, you may still not see the Elephants for the trees unless you are accompanied by experienced game rangers and trackers.
The highly qualified game rangers, formally trained men, with university degrees in the natural sciences, are thoroughly conversant with all aspects of ecology.
They are ably assisted by Shangaan trackers who accompany the game drives. The trackers are equipped with an intimate bush knowledge and instinct, which will give you a fascinating insight and bring you into closer contact with the African bush.
Kirkmans Kamp Children Policy
Children 0-5 years stay free. Children 6-16 years sharing with parents pay 50%. In own room, first child pays full adult rate and second and third child pays 50% of adult rate.
Check In Time: 02:00:00 PM
Check Out Time: 11:00:00 AM