Thought by some to be one of South Africa’s most breathtakingly beautiful private game reserves, Sibuya offers Big 5 game viewing over very varied terrain and vegetation. From the moderately open river plains, through the pristine lower Albany thicket, there are also patches of Cape fynbos and a windswept, grassy plateau favoured by many of the larger grazing animals. The delightfully scenic Kariega River estuary winds its way through heavily wooded thickets on steep slopes before opening out onto wide, grassy flats and sandbanks just upstream of the river’s mouth into the Indian Ocean.
Game viewing is consistently good, with frequent sightings of the Big 5, as well as zebra and giraffe at close quarters. Antelope range from the mighty eland to the diminutive blue duiker, with a huge variety in between, including the rare oribi and bontebok. Jackals are seen regularly, and there have been occasional sightings of caracals and aardvark. Due to Sibuya’s high carrying capacity, one is assured of an intensive and varied game-viewing experience in spectacular surroundings.