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Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp

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Parker, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We only had one night to squeeze in a game reserve experience, and friends from Port Alfred suggested Sibuya. They hit the nail on the head! We couldn't have asked for a better introduction to game reserves. We were awestruck from the moment we were picked up and boated up the river to the reserve (which was complete with sightings...

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

Greetings pcmfo from the USA! What a wonderful Review you have posted for us...all at Forest Camp are delighted as it's very rewarding when their efforts & enthusiasm are shared & appreciated!Thank you for your kind words. A few snippets from Sibuya: after the rains, the Impala started lambing & what a joyful sight these delicate babies are; great excitement...

Reviewed 1 November 2015

I was there only as a day visitor, I booked a boat trip with lunch and 3 hours game drive. You get the best service! Those rangers really cared about us, David and Stephan was making very good fun on the boat and they were incredibly knowledgeable. The lunch was incredible - I am vegetarian and I totally enjoyed the...

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

Hello Petra...we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Sibuya & that the personalized service was to your liking. Rosanne will be very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your lunch...she does her best to cater to everyone's taste...sometimes a challenge! Next time you'll maybe choose to experience the true magic of Sibuya by spending a night or...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Absolutely a great day out. The service and lunch was first class. Our guide Andrew was a good guy and very knowledgeable. We just did the day trip but would love to come back for a stay in the tented accommodation as they look very luxurious. Great day 100% worth it.

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

Greetings Wayne T - It's great to hear that you enjoyed your Day Trip with Andrew & that you felt it was good value...thanks for the input! We certainly do hope that you return to experience the true magic of Sibuya by spending a night or two in one of our lovely Camps...Forest Camp & River Camp are situated in...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We stayed for 3 days / 2 nights at Sibuya Forest camp in early September 2015. Being a luxury private game reserve we hoped for a wonderful experience and we were not disappointed. Sibuya exceeded all of our expectations and we had a fantastic time. The level of service was first rate, from the time we booked to the time...

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

Greetings MarkA & Claud...It's always music to our ears to receive a Review in which guests state that we 'exceeded expectations'...thank you for the kind words...David & the rest of the Forest Camp Team were delighted to hear the news! We do our best to personalize a visit to Sibuya by providing a multi-faceted informal experience to remember, so it...

Rickmansworth
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

A lifetime experience that almost defies description. Our stay at Sibuya was, without doubt, one of the most special and privileged experiences of our lives... David, Dylan and staff provided a perfect balance of humour, information and excellent service. The game drives and river trips were exceptional - we saw a plethora of animals at close quarters, including rhinos, (with...

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

Greetings Mintybear...it's a privilege for us to be able to share our passion & little piece of paradise with such appreciative like-minded guests. Many thanks for the exceptional Review...we truly appreciate your kind words & support...it makes all the effort worthwhile! David, Dylan & the rest of the Forest Camp team send their best wishes & join me in thanking...

Reviewed 30 September 2015

The service and attitude of the guides was excellent. One of the guides even took off his bandana and gave it to my mother in law whose ears were cold from the wind. The cruise was comfortable and informative and the lunch was simple and fulfilling. Overall great value for money.

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

Hello UnathiK, We're glad you enjoyed your trip to Sibuya & that you thought it was good value.Thank you for posting a Review...we appreciate the support & look forward to welcoming you back to stay at one of our superb Camps. Best wishes, The Sibuya team

East London, South Africa
Reviewed 19 September 2015

One of the better bush experiences EVER!! From the arrival by boat until our departure by boat - this was one fantastic experience Lisette, Chris, Scott (number1), Andrew and all the Dutch students......you were absolutely great. No request or service too much for this team. Scott went out of his way to get us to see as much as possible...

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

Hi TranskeiRebel! A Review such as yours makes our heart sing...we're so glad that you shared our passion & appreciated every aspect of it...thank you for your encouraging words...we loved your Review! Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back...Best wishes & happy days from The River Camp team.

London
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We have spent two nights in Sibuya and absolutely love it. The site is in a good location and everything has organised perfectly. Great credit to David the game ranger and Dylan the site co ordinater who has worked quietly behind the scene to ensure everything run smoothly. We have learned so much not only animals and birds but also...

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

Greetings ac88 from London! It's wonderfully rewarding for us to hear that you enjoyed your stay with David & Dylan at Forest Camp...as they do their best to create the magic of Sibuya! Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to your return with your children...maybe try River Camp so as to experience something different again...all three Camps...

Port Alfred, South Africa
Reviewed 17 September 2015

The Sibuya experience is just wonderful. Nick and Carroll and their team have created a place that is luxurious and restful with the perfect twist of game farm excitement. The setting on the Kariega River is exquisite and a true birders' paradise. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. We felt totally at home and were loathe to leave!

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

Greetings Susan - Many thanks for the great review...we love to be able to share our little piece of paradise & then to hear that others appreciated it too...thank you for the kind words...makes it all worthwhile! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 27 August 2015

A wonderful welcome, a boat ride down the Kariega observing the varied species of water birds, a wonderful game drive with our favourite moment being seeing the cutest Lion Cub. The visit to the eco tented camp for a tasty picnic lunch. Our guide was very helpful with my elderly father.Another unforgettable day in Kenton on Sea!

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

Greetings to the family at Killiney Bay in Ireland! We're happy to hear that you all enjoyed your day at Sibuya! The boat ride up the Estuary has an added dimension now as the migrant waders are arriving almost daily...spring has sprung! That little lion cub is such a delight...she's so playful & really seems to enjoy an audience...I'm glad...

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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: €397 - €543 (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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“All Tents have views over the river.”
GerryHertfordshire, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some lodge rooms are further to walk to than others. If not able to walk far, ask for room nearer the main lodge, but will drive you.”
suee75, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 2 at the River Lodge was superb”
IrishDonamici, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are identical, some closer to the main lodge, no TV or WIFI”
vap88, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rather to choose cooler months to visit.”
Ellehi, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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