The Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa is renowned or its intimate wildlife encounters. Big Five game and many other species roam freely across the fenceless boundary with Kruger National Park, creating one of the richest wilderness areas on the Africa continent.
Game drives traverse a huge area in this diverse landscape with off-road driving providing the best possible access for game viewing. Strict vehicle limits at sightings of African wildlife ensure the exclusivity of your experience.
This historic lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa is situated in the eastern part of the country in the province of Mpumalanga. Guests can get to Kirkman’s by road or air.
Guests have a choice of flying to Nelspruit or Hoedspruit, which is then followed by a road transfer to the lodge.
Air charter can be arranged to fly guests to Skukuza airstrip in the Kruger National Park, which is followed by a road transfer to the lodge. A charter flight from Johannesburg to Skukuza takes 1.5 hours and is scheduled for the morning or early afternoon to leave time for an afternoon game drive.
The distance between Nelspruit and Kirkman’s Kamp is approximately 150km (90 miles), taking 1 hour and 45 minutes to drive. Hoedspruit is about a 3 hour drive from the lodge.
There is a 'cash only' entrance fee payable at Shaw’s Gate of Sabi Sands Game Reserve (per vehicle and per guest). If using a GPS navigator, please do not follow the route through the Kruger Park as you will need to pay the Park’s day fee in addition to the Shaws Gate entrance fee. The lodge is about a 6 hour drive from Johannesburg. The last 10km (6 miles) of road will not be tarred.