Kirkmans Kamp


Overlooking the Sand River, Kirkman’s Kamp has spectacular views of the unspoilt wilderness as far as the eye can see. The safari lodge is a historic and famous camp which was originally built in the early 1920s. The colonial atmosphere of gracious style and luxury has been retained. Take a step back in time upon entering the old homestead which now serves as the recreational hub of the camp.

The large lounge, decorated in 1920 style leads through double French doors onto rolling lawns that provide a velvety contrast to the wild and tumbling bush surrounding the camp. The bedrooms have private verandahs offering magnificent views of the surrounding bushland while the bathrooms all have traditional ball and claw baths. Breakfast and lunches are either served in the main house, or on the shady surrounding verandahs while delicious dinners are usually taken under the stars around a campfire.

Kirkman’s Kamp was named in honor of W. Harry Kirkman, one of South Africa ‘s foremost conservationists, who started his illustrious career as a ranger on MalaMala’s neighboring farm, Toulon in 1927. In those days the Transvaal Consolidated Land and Exploration Company owned Toulon. Harry’s job was to protect the TCL cattle from predators who found the kraaled cattle much easier prey than hunting antelope. Fortunately for the cattle he was a fine shot, using a .303 rifle, he could fire an accurate headshot up to sixty yards Harry spent his life alone in the bush where he was happiest and we think you’ll be pretty happy here too!