The moment you walk into the main guest area at &Beyond 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. Each of the 18 guest suites boasts spectacular views of the unspoiled landscape surrounding the Sand River.
Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to Availability
|1 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2017||1-5 Nights||6+ Nights||Private Vehicle|
|Cottage||8 640.00||8 640.00||7 100.00|
|1 Jan 2018 to 10 January 2019||1-5 Nights||6+ Nights||Private Vehicle|
|Cottage||9 500.00||9 500.00||7 810.00|
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.
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.
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 nett and non-commissionable and 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.
- 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: Childminders are available but must be booked on the day of arrival. A rate of (2017) ZAR 50 (2018) 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 (2017) R200 / Per entry
|1 Jan to 31 Dec 2016||Rate||Charged||No Guests||Notes||Other|
|Tracking at &Beyond||7805.00||per safari per day||Max 6||16 Years and older.|
|Private Safari||7805.00||per safari per day||Max 6||6 Years and older.|
|Photographic Safari||7805.00||per safari per day||Max 6||6 Years and older (recommend 12 years and older).||Photographic|
THE FINE PRINT
All rates are confidential, inclusive of VAT and in South African Rand.
All activities are weather dependent.
No reimbursement will be made for any game drives missed due to optional activities booked.
Activitie exclude accommodation, transfers, extras and park fees.
All specialist safaris and activities are subject to availability of a Specialist Ranger and Tracker.
Full details of listed activities available on request.
Rates are subject to change without prior notice