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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for three nights. This is more like a large farm than a reserve. Really enjoyed my stay. Staff were excellent but this reserve is very limited. Forget about the big 5 experience. It's more like small birds and impala,s. We paid 600 euro a night for this and I have to say it is... More 

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Deutschland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights at the Sibuya Game Reserve BUSH LODGE (I can't seem to find it's own page on tripadvisor so I write my review here). I think it is the same complex as the Tented Camp but a different type of room. Anyway, we had a great time there! The stuff was very welcoming (Robyn and Stan... More 

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carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp, responded to this review

Greetings Alicia - It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Bush Lodge - the team will be delighted to see the lovely Review - thank you for the kind words. Lisette in catering will be very pleased that you enjoyed your meals & says that if you would like the recipe for the date pudding, please send... More 

Morpeth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First of you go on a boat trip which last for about 1.5 hours, seeing some excellent birds, and the odd Impala having a drink. Then off in the vehicle to look for some wild life, we saw rhinos, giraffe's, zebras, Impala, massive tortoise, and the lions! So your eyes are out on storks for about 2 hours, then they... More 

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carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp, responded to this review

Hello Sue Mahoney - It's great to hear that you're still having lingering memories of your adventure at Sibuya & that you enjoyed Lisette's delicious lunch - thank you for the lovely Review! You were certainly lucky to see that huge old tortoise as they've just come out of their winter hibernation. We feel we have so much wonderful diversity... More 

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Were pretty seasoned safari goers; but if you are a bush virgin and would like to sample chic bush luxury blended with informative and educational game drives, Sibuya is perfect. I cannot offer enough superlatives; all the staff are very customer focused, the INCLUSIVE food and drinks are true 5 star dining in idyllic wild surroundings. You will not be... More 

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carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp, responded to this review

Wow! Adam B - This wonderful Review from a seasoned safari goer is beautiful music to our ears & has left us with singing hearts - thank you! We're passionate about sharing our little piece of paradise & do our very best to create memories to treasure, so your accolades are extremely rewarding. Nick & I have just been to... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Loved our stay in the tented camps. Our kids loved the boat ride to the camp and all the animals they got to see. Everyone was very hospitable, the food was delicious, and our guide was awesome with kids. Just loved our time here.

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carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp, responded to this review

Greetings Sbyker to you & the family - we really love to get a Review such as yours - it's rewarding in that it makes all the hard work so worthwhile - we love to share our piece of paradise & when it's appreciated, it makes it so much better. Thank you for the kind words! We hope that you'll... More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We?ve spent 3 days at this nice place. Even it was quite cold the staff will do everything to make you feel comfortable. The game drives are excellent as are there efforts to save the rhino from poachers who are present erywhere. Expecially travelling with children I can highly recommed this place.

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carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp, responded to this review

Greetings UrsM3 to you & the family - It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Sibuya - thank you for taking the time to post a Review. I certainly hope that the River Camp staff made your tent cosy with a lovely fire! The fireplaces in the tents have been a very popular addition for... More 

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31 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

From the moment we met David our guide and checked in a reception we know that our stay was going to be special. This was our final stop on a 2 week visit throughout the garden route so had high expectations. After a warm arrival we were shown through to grab a coffee before our boat ride up to the... More 

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carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp, responded to this review

Greetings Nick S to you & your lovely wife! Thank you for choosing to end such a special occassion with a stay at Sibuya - it's great to hear that we met your expectations & gave you a fitting ending to your honeymoon. I'm proud to tell you that last week we were in the Provincial SA Tourism Award Finals... More 

LUTON, BEDFORDSHIRE
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

From arrival at the reception lodge at Kenton-on-Sea where we were met with an incredibly warm welcome and water bottles for our stay, we knew this was going to be good. We boarded our boat and travelled the short journey up the river, stopping off along the way for our guide, Kent, to show us various birds, interesting points along... More 

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carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp, responded to this review

Warm greetings to you Lu2n & your partner. We're all positively glowing from your wonderful comprehensive Review - thank you for your kind words - it makes our passion & hard work so worthwhile when we can share it with appreciative guests such as yourselves! We're very proud to tell you that just last week Sibuya was a finalist in... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed two nights at Sibuya's Forest Camp and highly recommend the camp for anyone wanting to experience a luxury tented camp. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Our game guide, David, had a great sense of humour and was extremely knowledgeable about the birds and animals of the reserve. He obligingly stopped for photographs and tried to make... More 

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carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp, responded to this review

Hi Tanya H - We do our very best to give our guests an informal but informed & personalized stay so we’re very happy to hear that you appreciated the team's efforts. ...great to be the 'highlight' of your tour! Thank you for the kind words! We're very proud to tell you that just last night we won a Provincal... More 

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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We are a family from Spain. We've been in many game reserves and we can say that Sibuya is the best one: good staff, comfortable and clesn tents in the middle of the wilderness, unique environtment and delicious food. We are also very satisfied with our enthusiastic ranger, we learnt so many things about the wild animals. Professional attention, small... More 

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carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp, responded to this review

Greetings Oriol C to you & the family! Thank you very much for posting such a great Review - we like to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time with us & that they've made wonderful memories. We're passionate about what we do & love to share it all so it's very rewarding to hear that you appreciated our... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sibuya has more navigable river than any other game reserve in South Africa. The unique experience starts immediately with a half-hour boat transfer to River/Forest Camp - luxury en-suite tented accommodation nestled in riverine forest and constructed in an environmentally conscious manner. Guests are hosted and guided by a team of experienced professionals. An abundance of wildlife from elephants to otters, Big Five, cheetah breeding program and prolific bird life await you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp

Address: 39 Eastbourne Road, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range: €432 - €527 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Sibuya Game Reserve And Tented Camp
Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp Hotel Kenton-On-Sea
Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp South Africa/Kenton-On-Sea
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“all the lodges looked great”
 of 5 bubbles AliciaHoffmann, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just Go! you will have a great time”
 of 5 bubbles SueMahoney, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Tent/Room 8 has the best view over the river”
 of 5 bubbles Lu2n, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“This is a tented camp game reserve and a magnificent Bush Lodge, every position is super special”
 of 5 bubbles BeverlyY842, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“River camp was for families, Forest Camp for either. Bush Lodge was adults only”
 of 5 bubbles , 24 May 2016 | Read review
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