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Sibuya Game Reserve - River Camp, Forest Camp or Bush Lodge

After being welcomed at Sibuya Game Reserve’s Reception in the seaside village of Kenton-on-Sea, guests embark on a relaxing 45-minute boat cruise up the stunning Estuary to arrive at their chosen Sibuya destination - Forest Camp, River Camp or Bush Lodge await.
On arrival at either Forest or River Camp, guests settle into their accommodation - luxury en-suite tents on raised wooden decks, and then proceed to a scrumptious buffet-style lunch. With just four tents at River Camp or eight luxury tents at Forest Camp, guests are ensured of a secluded and personalised stay.
Guests staying at our luxury thatched Bush Lodge, lying in a pristine valley just outside the main Reserve, enjoy a short transfer with their Guide from the river to their Lodge in a game drive vehicle where a delicious buffet- style lunch awaits. As Bush Lodge has only five suites, guests are spoilt by the professional and friendly staff who will ensure a memorable stay.
Sibuya’s extremely knowledgeable and professional Guides share their passion on personalised and informative game drives, a variety of relaxing or exciting activities and exclusive boat trips. Contact our professional marketing team who will help you plan your South African Safari with a difference.

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Welcome to The Ultimate South African Safari at Award Winning Sibuya Game Reserve where you’ll relax in rustically luxurious Tented Camps or an exclusive Bush Lodge – come let us treat you to an experience to treasure for a lifetime.

Sibuya is one of South Africa’s most unique Safari destinations. From its Reception near the Ocean, it is unique in that it 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 proudly boasts two luxurious Eco-Destinations – Forest and River Camp – which, both being run almost exclusively on Solar Power do not make allowance for Wi-Fi, air-con, fans, hairdryers etc. Guests are invited to relax and enjoy the simplicity of life without these mod-cons. We highly recommend that guests requiring these extra features choose rather to stay at our secluded and luxurious Bush Lodge which has grid electricity, so caters to these needs.

We pride ourselves on our delicious fresh, healthy buffet-style meals served el fresco or in one of the beautiful lapas.

Sibuya’s main Reception, situated in the holiday village of Kenton-on-Sea in the Eastern Cape Province, is about 130 kms (80 miles) equidistant from Port Elizabeth and East London. A stay at Sibuya is a natural extension to any trip from Cape Town up the Garden Route and is 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 Reserve.

The unique ‘Sibuya Experience’ starts immediately with a 45 minute boat transfer up the Kariega Estuary to River Camp, Forest Camp or Bush Lodge. Leaving the beach, turtles, dolphins and whales might be seen near the River mouth. All three secluded venues nestle in beautiful indigenous forest and have been constructed in an environmentally conscious manner. Bush Lodge is situated just outside the main Reserve. Guests are hosted and guided by a team of experienced professionals.

As one journalist put it: “Sibuya is a unique must see travel destination for any holiday vacation or safari trip to South Africa!”

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Sibuya Game Reserve

Sibuya Game Reserve

Thought by some to be one of South Africa's most beautiful private game reserves with its sweeping panoramas encompassing the ocean as a backdrop, Sibuya covers nearly 30 square kilometres of 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. Sibuya supports one of the highest densities of wildlife in South Africa, ensuring an intensive and varied game-viewing experience in spectacular surroundings.

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Safe to say, that there are seldom moments, when despite advertising- the product is beyond mere advertising and say-so. Sibuya Tented Camp is unbelievable! From the 'Ox-Bow' islands, the wide Kariega River- the birds, the game along the banks- the staff and facilities at reception- it is difficult to go on. Then the boat ride to the reserve- splendid and...

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