Feathers

Posted on 25th April 2012 by Justin Fox

African Safari Birding Sibuya Game Reserve

The most noteworthy sighting during early December was by our newly arrived guide, Chris Ovens. While out with his guests, he spotted a raptor without a tail and wondered how this had happened. Luckily he had his camera handy and took a photograph because he was not sure of what he was seeing, only having arrived from up north a day or two before, he was not familiar with our local birds. Checking facts later, he was amazed to note that the bird was a BATELEUR (Terathopius ecaudatus) and indeed a juvenile but way beyond its “normal” range! Read More »


Sibuya Game Reserve - A Perfect Safari

Posted on 18th April 2012 by Carrie Hampton

African Safari Big 5 Luxury Accommodation

Not all South African game reserves have all the desirable qualities that make up the perfect safari: a riverine jungle full of birds and monkeys, grazing land, expansive views and the Big Five, but Sibuya Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape has it all. And it's the only SA reserve where guests are transported to their luxury tented camp by boat. Read More »


Bateleur Eagles

Posted on 22nd March 2012 by Carol Fox

African Safari Bateleur Eagles Birding

Causing a great stir at Sibuya at the moment are a "pair" of immature Bateleur Eagles (Terathopius ecaudatus).The Eastern Cape used to be part of their range but they disappeared years ago, so the Rarities Committee are also extremely excited by their appearance here on the 4th December 2011! Read More »



The Black-Headed Heron

Posted on 15th January 2012 by Tyrone Bruce

African Safari Birding Sibuya Game Reserve

Herons are common at SIBUYA & may therefore be overlooked but they are a wonderful sight as they stalk regally across the landscape or pose for long minutes with their snake-like neck poised at the ready for the kill. Perfect, graceful specimens for the avid photographer! Read More »



Lion Surgery

Posted on 11th October 2011 by Justin Fox

Big 5 Lion Sibuya Game Reserve

Sibuya's lions are tranquilized and prepped for transmitter replacement surgery. The surgery lasts approximately 20 minutes. During the surgery the capture crew gather data and samples for analysis. Read More »


Loving the Lemons

Posted on 11th July 2011 by Bryan Goodman

Big 5 Elephant Sibuya Game Reserve

A short while ago my guests & I were out on our afternoon game drive & had found a suitable spot for the customary "sun downers". This particular time, one or two of the guests were keen to quench their thirst on gin and tonic ... needless to say, the pleasure being incomplete without a slice of lemon! Read More »


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