Sabi Sand Game Reserve,
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KAMP - SABI SAND GAME RESERVE
As of April
Africa is operating Exeter Private
Game Reserve and Kirkman's Kamp, a total
of four beautiful lodges in the Sabi Sand.
Leadwood Lodge (4 suites), Dulini Safari
Lodge (6 suites) and River Lodge (8 suites)
are situated in the Exeter Private Game
Reserve in the western sector of the Sabi
Sand, with a traversing area of 10,000
hectares. Kirkman's Kamp (18 cottages),
situated in the heart of the Sabi Sand,
has a traversing area of 6,300 hectares.
expansion of 72 new CC Africa beds in a
prime game-rich area will enable CC Africa
to strengthen its commitment to its guests
- offering the CC Africa safari in all
of Africa's wildlife high spots. The agreement
is with immediate effect and all attention
is now focused on ensuring that the operations,
reservations, marketing and sales run seamlessly
with its spectacular views of the unspoilt wilderness
and the Sabi Sand River, is regarded as one of
the best loved lodges in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
A well known, historic camp, originally built in
the early 1920’s,
Kirkman's Kamp celebrates the atmosphere of an early
South African lowveld homestead.
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Kamp is situated in the southern area of the famous
Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The camp offers a return
to the bushveld in the style of yester-year. Located
on one of the most elevated sites overlooking the
Sand River, the camp has spectacular views of the
unspoiled wilderness as far as the eye can see.
The Rattray family decided to name this camp in
honour of W. Harry Kirkman, one of South Africa’s
cottage is furnished in the same style as the main
house, featuring an en-suite bathroom with ball
and claw baths, and its own private front verandah.
Kirkman’s Kamp is historical Africa - the
only facilities not in evidence in the 20’s,
but which are now provided for your comfort, are
a swimming pool and air-conditioning. The tennis
court, which provided a venue for tennis tournaments
as early as the 1930’s, can still be found
in its original position.
atmosphere of gracious style and luxury has been
retained, and guests step back in time upon entering
the original homestead, which now houses the
bar and dining areas. Each of the 18 guest cottages
has a private veranda and is furnished in the same
charming style. The large sitting room, with a
1920’s ambience, leads through double French
doors onto rolling lawns that provide a velvety
contrast to the wild and tumbling bush surrounding
the Lodge. Breakfast and lunch are served on shady
verandas, and dinners are shared in the dramatic
boma or in romantic lanternlit bush settings.
Kamp there are 18 twin, "colonial-style" bedrooms,
all recently refurbished in 2000. The camp has
a maximum capacity of 36 guests.
The following amenities are also available:
bathrooms facilities including a separate shower.
• Insect-proof screening on all windows and sliding
• Mini bar and safe in each bedroom.
• Hair dryers, bath robes, shaver plugs.
• Daily New York Times Fax.
• Private verandahs overlooking the surrounding
• Purified water.
• Internet access, facsimile
and e-mail facilities available.
• Filtered swimming pool.
• Traditional enclosed boma where dinner is served
under the stars.
• International direct dial telephones in each bedroom
- 24 hour service.
• 24-hour electricity, air-conditioning and heating.
Separate tour guide’s accommodation.
• Complimentary laundry service (min. 2 nights only).
• Safari Bar featuring an international selection of
• Safari Boutique.
• Bush Gymnasium.
• Video Den/Library.
• Tea and coffee facilities in each bedroom.
• Overhead fans.
• Safety deposit facilities.
Dinner, where one may enjoy venison specialties
and haute bush cuisine is served in the grand
old African manner, under the stars in a
Seated around a log fire, under the starry
enjoying superb food and outstanding South
African wines is yet another highlight of
11 years and younger are welcome (maximum 2 children
11 years and younger in triple accommodation at any
one time). Regretfully, children 5 years and younger
cannot participate in game drives. Child minders
at an additional cost. Only 2 triples in camp at
any one time.
CC Africa rangers and trackers will lead you on morning
and afternoon/evening game-drives in open 4x4 safari
vehicles. The Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Kruger National
Park are of the finest Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant,
buffalo and rhino) game destinations in Africa and
you have an excellent chance of spotting the elusive
The 4-wheel drive safari vehicles enable the rangers to leave the road and provide
guests with close up game viewing and fantastic photographic opportunities. Night
drives, with the aid of powerful spotlights, bring the bush to life at night.
Explore the Sabi Sand Game Reserve on
interpretive wilderness walks led by experienced
CC Africa rangers or expert Shangaan trackers,
and learn more about the area’s intriguing
fauna and flora. Guided bush walks bring you
face-to-face with wild Africa at its best.
The Sabi Sand area is known to have one of the greatest
diversifications of animal species on the African
two hundred different species occur in abundance
the ever changing bird life provides even
the most experienced ornithologist with rare finds.
The Big Five: Lion, Leopard,
Elephant, Buffalo and Rhinoceros - the most sought
after and dangerous of the world's big game. In previous
centuries it was these five species which gripped
the imagination of hunters and sportsmen, drawing
them to Africa to experience the blood pounding thrill
of hunting and shooting "The Big Five".
It is in reserves like Mala Mala where this hunting
and shooting still takes place, only the hunting
is done by experienced rangers and Shangaan trackers,
and the shooting is done with cameras. But it does
not mean that the thrill and exhilaration of encountering
these animals in an open Land Rover is any less gripping.
Apart from the Big 5 - Cheetah and Wild dog may also
be seen. General game including Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest,
a variety of antelope and nocturnal animals such
as Civet, Genet, Honey Badger and mongoose etc. occur
throughout the reserve.
Folk lore and
legend are rich with regards to the Big Five. Encompassing
beliefs such as the following: " The
Great One put the animals here for us to use wisely
and respect, even as we hunted them, but he knew
that without fear we might lose our respect for these
creatures. So he put the five here to help us remember.
The lion and leopard taught us fear of the night,
that only the daytime was ours. The buffalo, the
elephant and the rhino taught us to fear their strength,
that we might respect the strength of nature."
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