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March 26, 2018

Dung beetle

Dung beetles are beetles that feed partly or exclusively on dung. A dung beetle can bury dung 250 times heavier than itself in one night.
March 26, 2018

Crowned hornbill

The crowned hornbill is a common resident of the coastal and riverine forests of southern (only the eastern coast) to northeastern Africa as well as on Sibuya Game Reserve.
February 20, 2018

The Book Scorpion (pseudoscorpion)

A pseudoscorpion, also known as a false scorpion or book scorpion, is an arachnid and can be found on Sibuya Game Reserve.
February 20, 2018

Waterbuck

As the name suggests Waterbuck have a close connection to water. They always live near a body of water and use it to escape from a range of predators, which include lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and African hunting dogs.
January 22, 2018

Wildebeest – Did you know?

The ungainly gnu (pronounced “g-new” or simply “new”) earned the Afrikaans name wildebeest, or “wild beast,” for the menacing appearance presented by its large head, shaggy mane, pointed beard, and sharp, curved horns.
January 22, 2018

Antelope Facts: Nyala

Did you know: The nyala does not show signs of territoriality, and individuals areas can overlap each others.
December 21, 2017

Little Five Game

The term little five was brought to life, after safari tourists' successful wildlife experience of the big five in Southern Africa.
December 21, 2017

The Big Five Game

In Africa, the big five game animals are the lion, leopard, rhinoceros (both black and white species), elephant, and Cape buffalo.
November 30, 2017

Rinkhals

The rinkhals, or ring-necked spitting cobra, is a species of venomous snake found in parts of Southern Africa including Sibuya Game Reserve.
November 30, 2017

Caracal

The caracal inhabits forests, savannas, marshy lowlands, semi-deserts and scrub forests and can be found on the Sibuya Game Reserve.
October 23, 2017

The African buffalo

The African buffalo is one of the most successful grazers in Africa. It lives in swamps and floodplains, as well as mopane grasslands and forests of the major mountains of Africa and also found on Sibuya Game Reserve.
October 23, 2017

Giant African land snail

Lissachatina fulica is a species of large land snail that belong in the Achatinidae family. It is also known as the giant African snail or giant African land snail.
September 26, 2017

Warthog

The most commonly seen wild pig in the African bush.
September 26, 2017

Cape Glossy Starling

The Cape starling, red-shouldered glossy-starling or Cape glossy starling is a species of starling in the family Sturnidae. It is found in southern Africa, where it lives in woodlands, bushveld and in suburbs.
September 24, 2017

Lilizela Tourism Awards 2017 – Winner

We are so thrilled, Sibuya won Best 4-Star Lodge Accommodation, Best Wildlife Experience and David got Best Nature Guide!! We are so proud of our team, a phenomenal achievement.
August 23, 2017

Angraecum Pusillum (Dwarf Orchid)

One of the smallest tree orchids (angraecum pusillum) found on Sibuya - its size is about 5 cm and the size of the flowers is only 3 mm.
August 23, 2017

White-backed vulture

Africa’s most common large vulture, the white-backed vulture (Gyps africanus) is an accomplished scavenger that feeds on the carcasses of Africa’s large animals.
July 25, 2017

2017 Certificate of Excellence Winner

TripAdvisor is delighted to recognize Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award, which places you in the top-performing […]
July 25, 2017

Water Monitor

This rather large species of water monitor (Varanus niloticus) is also known as a leguaan in South Africa. These lizards can grow up to 2.5 meters long.
July 25, 2017

Mantis

Mantises are mostly ambush predators, but a few ground-dwelling species are found actively pursuing their prey.
June 22, 2017

Great egret

It builds tree nests in colonies close to water and commonly seen on the banks of the Kariega River on the Sibuya Game Reserve.
June 22, 2017

The Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) and Sibuya Clean up Project

Thank you to everyone involved for making a difference to our precious environment!
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.