Sabi Sand Game Reserve

&Beyond Kirkman's Kamp


A classic homestead

High on a ridge of the world-famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, overlooking the magnificent Sand River, Kirkman's Kamp is a lodge with a rich history excellent safari experience.

12 guest cottages blend the old and new, with antique-style touches and modern comforts along with while private verandas making the most of panoramic views.

The main lodge retains the ambiance of the original 1920s homestead, with a library and fire-warmed sitting room the perfect setting for a pre-dinner drink. Outside, find a rolling lawn, swimming pool and boma area.

Sharing an unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve benefits from a great diversity of wildlife. Guests staying at Kirkman’s Kamp have the privilege of traversing 10,500 hectares of exclusive-use land that is home to, not only the Big Five but other rare and iconic species.


At a glance

  • 12 cottages

  • Swimming pool

  • Library, lounge and bar

  • Boma area

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    Game drives

    Set out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle in the company of a ranger and tracker team, who will attempt to track your favourite animals. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is particularly well known for its leopard sightings. Safaris are led by expert &Beyond-trained ranger and tracker teams, with sensitive off-roading practices and vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of an up-close game viewing experience.

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    Guided walks

    Experience the thrill of tracking animals on foot, accompanied by an armed specialist ranger and tracker team. Learn more about the intricacies of the African bush, from discovering fascinating flora and reading animal tracks with your guide to meeting smaller wildlife up-close.

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    Community visit

    There’s no better way to get a glimpse into real African life than by visiting one of its rural communities. A trip to one of the villages surrounding the Sabi Sand Game Reserve provides a glimpse into the challenges, hopes and dreams of this local community in a way that not only educates but also inspires.

Community & Culture

Along with Africa Foundation, Kirkman’s Kamp works closely with the neighbouring communities of Lilydale, Huntington, and Justicia, employing locally and investing in community education, healthcare and small business development.


By staying with us at Kirkman’s Kamp, you are indirectly contributing to various conservation initiatives across the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, from anti-poaching missions and general wildlife management, to specific projects, such as The Southern Ground Hornbill Monitoring and Support Programme, and The Leopard Conservation Project, which focuses on the active research, monitoring and identifying of leopards by guides, in partnership with Panthera.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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