Chilly Winter

Posted on 30th August 2012 by Carol Fox

African Safari Luxury Accommodation Sibuya Game Reserve

Winter this year seems to have been colder in bursts than usual! Heavy snowfalls on the mountains in the hinterland have caused us to shiver on occasion as icy winds from the north have sent us scurrying to grab our jackets. On colder nights, guests in RIVER CAMP have enjoyed the luxurious warmth of the new fireplaces in their cosy tents. Read More »

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 »

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