Winter Flowers

Posted on 30th August 2012 by Justin Fox

African Safari Flora

Virtually the whole year round SIBUYA has flowers adding interest and colour to the landscape... even in the middle of winter! At the moment the forest margins and woodlands are festooned with pungently scented yellow flowers belonging to succulent creepers and shrubs, Senecio brachypodus and Senecio tamoides - CANARY CREEPER. Read More »

Eastern Cape Birding

Posted on 7th August 2012 by Justin Fox

African Safari Bird Watching Birding

Guests at River Camp were fascinated by a unique experience... a breeding pair of Green Wood-Hoopoes (Phoeniculus purpureus) who made their nest in a hole in a dead tree stump adjacent to the Lapa deck. Guests could literally have a "bird's eye view" of the daily proceedings. Read More »


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 »

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