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May 24, 2017

Nigel, our resident Nyala at Forest Camp

The nyala (Tragelaphus angasii), is a spiral-horned antelope native to Southern Africa. It is a species of the family Bovidae and genus Nyala.
May 24, 2017

Fishing at Sibuya Game Reserve

The Kob is probably one of the most targeted edible saltwater fish off South Africa's coastline.
April 26, 2017

Plains Zebra Facts

The plains zebra, also known as the common zebra, is the most abundant of three species of zebra, inhabiting the grasslands of eastern and southern Africa. […]
April 25, 2017


Endemic to Africa, it is usually found in the open grasslands and savannah of the sub-Saharan. Although a member of the order Accipitriformes, which also includes […]
March 23, 2017

Wahlberg’s epauletted fruit bat

Description Wahlberg’s epauletted fruit bat is brown to tawny colored with white hair patches at the base of the ears. Males are typically darker in coloration […]
March 22, 2017

Elegant Grasshopper

Elegant Grasshopper (Zonocerus elegans), a short-winged and flightless grasshopper found throughout much of Africa south of the Sahara as well as on Sibuya Game Reserve. They […]
February 23, 2017

Cape creeper scorpion

Description and Habitat While on a game drive on Sibuya Game Reserve we found this species of scorpion (Opisthacanthus capensis). With its robust chelae (pincers), dark […]
February 22, 2017

Karoo boer-bean tree

Description The tree is small in stature (max. height 5 m), evergreen, with rigid branches and has a gnarled trunk.  The flowers are numerous, bright red […]
January 20, 2017

Lion Sleeping Habits

These kings of the jungle get quite a bit of shut-eye! It turns out that “I’m a lion, hear me roar!” should probably be changed to […]
January 19, 2017

The Brown-hooded Kingfisher

The Brown-hooded Kingfisher is known in Afrikaans as Bruinkopvisvanger. The Brown-hooded Kingfisher has a height of 24 cms and weighs around 60 gms. The head is […]
December 20, 2016

Green Wood-Hoopoe

The Green Wood-Hoopoe is a common resident breeder in the Sibuya Reserve, forests, woodlands and suburban gardens of most of Sub-Saharan Africa. It is found in […]
December 19, 2016

The Southern Dwarf Chameleon

The southern dwarf chameleon (Bradypodion ventrale) occurs in the Eastern Cape, South Africa and this one was spotted on Sibuya Game Reserve. It is also known […]
November 24, 2016

Old Man’s Beard (Usnea)

Members of the genus are commonly called old man's beard, or beard lichen. It resembles Evernia, which is also called tree moss.
November 24, 2016

Pavetta Lanceolata

Weeping bride's bush or Christmas bush. The alternative common name is also apt as these bushes are in full flower during Christmas time.
October 20, 2016

Kenton Rhino Run

Our Field Guides took part in the 12km Kenton Rhino Run! Raising awareness for this wonderful cause. Some of our wonderful team of Field Guides at […]
October 20, 2016

Lilizela Awards Winner 2016

The South African Tourism Lilizela Awards took place in East London last month at a glittering formal evening function. Sibuya was a 4 – time finalist […]
September 21, 2016

African coral tree

Erythrina caffra is a medium to large deciduous tree. It grows in coastal bushes and riverine forests along the south eastern coast of South Africa, including […]
September 20, 2016

Honey Badger

Appearance Honey Badgers are about 250 mm high at the shoulders and weigh 12 Kg. Their coats have a broad and course saddle of grey hair […]
August 15, 2016

Sibuya Forest Camp Upgrade

Tucked away in a secluded nook of the forest overlooking the River, is this very inviting swing seat. Comfortably positioned, there is tremendous appeal in the […]
August 12, 2016

World Elephant Day

The goal of World Elephant Day is to create awareness of the urgent plight of African and Asian elephants, and to share knowledge and positive solutions […]
August 1, 2016


Winter time is not as cold, dull and boring as people may think. With the warmth of these bright oranges and reds scattered across the bushveld […]
July 11, 2016

Southern double-collared sunbird

This sunbird is common in gardens, fynbos, forests and coastal scrub. The southern double-collared sunbird breeds from April to December, depending on region. The closed oval […]
June 9, 2016

Lion Cubs

With all the excitement of the relocation and release of Binky and Courage back home at Sibuya, the rest of the Reserve has received little media […]
June 8, 2016

Puff Adders

A recent unusual sighting of a pair of Puff Adders interacting with each other caused much excitement among the team at Sibuya Bush Lodge. The Puff […]