Welcome to Sibuya Game Reserve and tented camps
The quintessential African safari and bush lodge experience.
Both Forest Camp and River Camp were nominated as finalists for the Lilizela Tourism Awards (SA Tourism) for the Eastern Cape – we were the only reserve / establishment to have more than one lodge nominated.
At the awards ceremony in PE, Forest Camp was awarded a winner’s trophy in the Lodge category and selected as a National Finalist.
Sibuya, one of South Africa’s most unique Safari destinations, has more navigable river than any other game reserve in South Africa. Consequently as a birding destination it is hard to beat: there are nearly 400 different species. This breathtakingly beautiful game reserve is sanctuary to an abundance of diverse wildlife from elephants to otters, and almost everything in between, including the Big Five. Sibuya offers accommodation in two private and exclusive luxury tented game lodges and prides itself on superb cuisine.
Sibuya's reception is in the holiday village of Kenton-on-Sea in the Eastern Cape Province, about 140 kms (80 miles) equidistant from Port Elizabeth and East London. A natural extension to any trip, from Cape Town up the Garden Route, and easily accessible from Port Elizabeth which is a short flip from the major cities of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Charter flights to Port Alfred are less than a 20min transfer to the game park.
The unique experience starts immediately with a half-hour boat transfer up the Kariega estuary to River Camp or Forest Camp. Leaving the beach, turtles, dolphins and whales might be seen near the river mouth. Both camps nestle in riverine forest and have been constructed in an environmentally conscious manner. Guests are hosted and guided by a team of experienced professionals.
2013 CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE WINNER
TripAdvisor is delighted to recognise Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence.
This prestigious award, which places you in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.
As one journalist put it: "Sibuya is a unique must see travel destination for any holiday vacation or safari trip to South Africa!"