I stayed at Kirkmans with my parents during the first week in September. Our ranger Ralph, was superb and incredibly knowledgeable, along with Richard our tracker, who's keen eyesight meant that we saw all of the big 5 and had some incredibly memorable leopard sightings.
Other memorable moments include spending some time in the infinity pool whilst a family of elephants crossed the river and a small herd of kudu munched on a nearby hedge.
Having previously travelled to Tanzania we weren't sure what to expect from South Africa but Kirkmans set the bar very high for any future safari lodges we intend to visit.
I cannot recommend Kirkmans highly enough. The service and food was impeccable and the company both on the game drives and for dinner was fantastic.
If ever I have the opportunity to travel to South Africa again I will certainly plan a stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The spirit of safari comes alive at historic Kirkman’s Kamp. Step back in time into the gracious early settler atmosphere of this original 1920s homestead and marvel at the spectacular views of the unspoiled wilderness from each of the 18 guest cottages and the lodge’s rim-flow swimming pool. Rolling lawns carve out a niche in a wild and tumbling wilderness that hosts memorable game viewing in one of the most renowned Big Five wildlife regions in the world. Spacious sitting, dining and bar guest areas contain original mementos of a time long past. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kirkman`s Kamp Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- AndBeyond Kirkman's Kamp South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve