- Colonial Homestead
- Sabi Sands
- Pool, tennis & croquet
- Manicured gardens
Kirkmans Camp is a stunning historic 1920s homestead set amidst the wild bush of Sabi Sands Reserve. Kirkmans is a good choice those looking for excellent wildlife and a first class lodge that scores high on old world colonial atmosphere.
Build in the 1920s Kirkmans is situated high on a ridge with fantastic views overlooking the Sand River. The green tin roof and manicured grounds of the original homestead form the public areas of camp, with elegant lounge, open air boma and swimming pool. Breakfast and lunch are served on shady verandas, and dinners are shared in the dramatic boma or in romantic lantern lit bush settings. Kirkmans also has a tennis court and croquet available.
Guest accommodation is in eighteen rooms, in nine colonial style outbuildings. Each room has a private veranda overlooking the gardens or bushveld, ensuite bathroom with romantic bath and separate shower. Some rooms can be adapted for triples for families.
Sabi Sands is renowned for its wildlife viewing with a significant big five presence. Sabi Sands shares a 50km border unfenced border with Kruger National Park, with wildlife moving freely between the reserves. Sabi is renowned for leopard and an abundance of Leopard, Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo, Cheetah, Zebra, Giraffe, Hyena and a wide variety of antelope and other species. Being a private reserve, you have the advantage of the comparatively low density of game viewing vehicles. Even in this game rich reserve, Kirkmans has the pick of the location close to the (unfenced) border with Kruger. Morning and afternoon game drives take place in open 4WDs with breaks for sundowners in the evening.
Families and children are welcome at Kirkmans Camp. The Camp has a relaxing atmosphere and the pool, lawn and children's program will be a welcome sight for kids. Families can pay for a private vehicle, children aged 6-12 are permitted on shared drives at the manager's discretion, (i.e. as long as they are reasonably well behaved) . As with most camps and lodges in the area, Kirkmans Camp is not fenced so sensible precaution is necessary.
A fabulous and memorable holiday to Africa and a big thank you to Lisa at Tourdust for her in depth knowledge and for designing our once in a lifetime trip.
The original thoughts were to stay in Cape Town and then go on safari. After many discussions and a lot of patience from Lisa we settled on Capetown, a safari in Botswana and Victoria Falls. It turned out to be the most special and amazing holiday that we have been on.
Cape Town accommodation was great, modern, clean, spacious and close to the V&A. The views at the back were of Table Mountain! We opted for guided tours to Cape of Good Hope and whale watching. Our guide called Chris was excellent, he was very knowledgeable and chatted to us alot and was great with my children.
Next was Botswana and Muchenje Lodge. The location was fantastic with views over the Chobe river. Right from the start we were looked after so well and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. We went on lots of different safari drives from early morning, late evening and all day ones and my favourite was on the river itself as we were able to get really close to the elephants, hippos and crocodiles. Our guides were brilliant (particularly Rambo) and helped us to find all the animals we wanted to see, even the elusive wild dogs and leopards.
Meals were at set times, which was lovely as it meant we could talk to the other guests and hear about their day and it was nice that some of the guides joined us as well. We also loved the singing and dancing that the staff did after one meal.
Final destination Zambia and Victoria Falls, where we stayed at Waterberry Lodge on the banks of the Zambezi. An amazing location right on the river bank.
We did a guided tour to Victoria Falls and yet again we had a brilliant tour guide.
From our lodge we did a river cruise, saw a magnificent sunset and we tried our hand at fishing which was great fun.
I would love to go back to Africa again to visit some other countries and I will definitely use Tourdust again. Thank you so much Lisa.
verified review for Cape Town, Kruger and Victoria Falls on 19 January 2017
Service rating : Brian and Lisa made sure everything was taken care of on our South African trip. We didn't have to worry about anything, but showing up and enjoying our trip. Thank you, Tourdust!
Product : We has a great time and everything met our expectations.
verified review for Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 19 September 2016
We had a fantastic trip thanks to your organisation! No problems encountered at all! Simbavarti were a joy to stay and explore with; the hotel in Capetown perfectly positioned to allow us to walk to the conference, and Camps bay accommodation was just lovely. The flights, transfers and staff we met along the way we're all very friendly and helpful. Having a car at the end was a perfect finale. My 10 yr old daughter came home with new insights on the world.
I had been meaning on my return to email you, but launched straight back into a weekend oncall and business as usual, so thanks for emailing.
I have sung your praises to friends and family!
verified review for Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 05 May 2016