Day Trips

Sibuya offers daily trips onto the reserve hosted by a professional guide. A leisurely cruise up the Kariega River is followed by a three hour game drive and a delicious picnic lunch on the banks of the river. A slow cruise back to Kenton-on-Sea as the sun sets is a fitting end to a wonderful experience with nature. Bespoke packages can be arranged for birders, year-end functions and other celebrations.


Specialist Bird Guide

We know a birding holiday is not just about where you go, it's who you go with - our birding safaris are led by Mike Pearson who has been involved with wildlife conservation and birding for over 30 years in various different fields -  a lifetime's experience birding in Southern Africa.

For a birding safari that will exceed your expectations and be highly rewarding - with Mike Pearson as your host and specialist birding guide, we hope to achieve this.


Boat, lunch and bush

  • Arrival time at reception in Kenton on Sea 11h30
  • Boat departs from reception at 12h00, leisurely boat cruise to camp
  • A delicious lunch served on the banks of the river
  • 3 Hour game drive
  • Boat transfer back to reception
  • 5 - 6 hour day

River cruise and lunch

  • Arrival time at reception in Kenton on Sea 11h30
  • Boat departs from reception at 12h00, leisurely boat cruise to camp
  • A delicious lunch served on the banks of the river
  • Boat transfer back to reception
  • 3 - 4 hour day

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Bird Watching

For the avid birder, few destinations can offer anything close to the very special experience that Sibuya visitors enjoy.

Coastal, riverine, forest, savannah and a huge host of migrant birds add to compile an impressive list that approaches 400 species, and covers such a variety of birds and habitats as to be like visiting three or four destinations at the same time.

Take a boat or canoe up the estuary to search for some of the 6 varieties of local kingfisher. Or head downstream to the beach to see the multitude of waders, terns and gulls. A walk in the pristine thicket forest is the best way to see the shy Narina Trogon and every game drive reveals a host of raptors from the common buzzards to the more rare Bateleur, Crowned or Fish eagles. Night drives are made special by the numbers and varieties of owls and nightjars caught in the spot light.