Luxury Lodges: South Africa
andBeyond Kirkman’s Kamp
Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, South Africa
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The spirit of safari comes alive at the historic andBeyond Kirkman’s Kamp. Step back in time into the classical ambiance of this original 1920s homestead and marvel at the spectacular views of the unspoiled landscape that surrounds the Sand River from each of the 12 guest suites. Rolling lawns carve out a niche in a wild and tumbling landscape that hosts memorable game viewing in one of the most renowned Big Five regions in the world.
Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife
WHY WE LOVE IT:
Spacious sitting, dining, and bar areas steeped in the colonial atmosphere of gracious style and luxury contain mementos of a time long past, while the untamed outside whispers a promise of adventures not to be forgotten. Delight in the early morning and late afternoon game drives, interpretive bush walks, birdwatching, and impressive viewing of spotted hyena, various antelope, elephant, white rhino, buffalo, and hippo. The Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve is famed for its leopard sightings and you may well spot one of these elusive cats resting after a successful night hunt, or on the move. Wildlife is the biggest drawcard for most travelers and the guide and tracker teams are equipped with a wealth of knowledge. Game vehicles in Sabi Sands are able to go off-road in search of exceptional sightings and your safari may also continue after dark, with a specially filtered spotlight used to illuminate nocturnal wildlife.