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Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp

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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...

Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Went on the game drive and boat cruise. Weather was great. Had a lovely experience. The rangers were very knowledgeable and made the experience that much more enjoyable. Missed out on seeing the lions that day. The food was good too. Would love to do it again.

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

Greetings Vuyo M...many thanks for your lovely Review...we appreciate you taking the time to do this. A great pity that you missed the lions...during the time you were here, the lioness was probably having her cub & then they get very secretive. Only one cub survived & she often amuses guests because she's so playful & seems to enjoy showing...

The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Sibuya is the beste place we've ever been. The total concept, made to relax and enjoy nature, is very lovely and Ranger Chris, hostesses Norma and Cherie and all the others from the staff deserve a lot of compliments! When you're able to go here, just do it!

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

Greetings MG & the family too! We really love to get rave reviews such as yours...it's wonderful to have our guests truly share our passion & revel in the ambience of our very unique piece of paradise! Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to the magic of Sibuya drawing you back for more! Wishing you happy days...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Sibuya is a magnificent, malaria-free game reserve spanning the meandering Kariega River. With just 12 luxury tents in two camps, River & Forest Camps. Their professional guides offer personalised game drives, rewarding walks and exclusive boat trips. The ancient floodplains and pristine coastal forest host an abundance of birds and 'Big 5' game - Unique experience in every way!

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

Greetings to you TravelqueenCape We're delighted that you enjoyed a 'unique experience' at Sibuya...it's very rewarding for us to hear those words...thank you! . Just a quick up-date for your information...Sibuya is extending the options...with stunningly unique Bush Lodge, situated just outside the main Reserve. This exclusive little Lodge accommodates just 10 people...have a look on our website. Wishing you...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Wonderful place to charge batteries and count blessings. From the friendly welcome and captivating river transfer to the well appointed tented river camp and adventurous game drives, nothing disappointed. Will return for more...

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

Hi Timthescorpio! What a rewarding review...many thanks for your kind words...the River Camp team will be delighted that your expectations were exceeded! They're passionate about what they do, so your appreciation will be music to their ears. You're quite right, in our opinion, Sibuya is just the place to recharge the batteries & feed the soul! I hope you got...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Great experience to see a wide variety of animals up close in an open 4x4. Hospitality, food and accommodation was cozy and great! Children were also accommodated for. We enjoyed the company and guidance of Ranger Scott!

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

Greetings DFT1789...We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at River Camp with Scott & hope you made some happy memories to treasure! We're glad too that you had the opportunity to experience the very cosy fireplace in your tent...welcome I'm sure, as the nights have been rather chilly lately! A little bit of red hot news from Sibuya...we...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 19 May 2015

What magic and wonderment! We had the best of everything and felt privileged! Thank you for a fabulous stay made that way with insightful knowledge, willingly imparted by our very personable Ranger, Daniel, plus the abundant game and glorious vistas. Our tents were luxurious with lovely night-time touches to lull us to sleep and a warm fire to keep us...

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

Greetings Judy5819 to you & the rest of the Birthday Team! A review such as yours is really like music to our ears as we're passionate about what we do & about sharing our little piece of paradise...having you appreciate the magic which is Sibuya as you did, makes all the personalized touches & effort so worthwhile! Thank you for...

Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

We have just returned from a fantastic stay at Sibuya where we went to celebrate our Mums' and Grans birthdays. We were blown away by the knowledge of our guide Daniel who most certainly made our drives wonderfully memorable! We had such fantastic interactions with the wildlife and we found the setting truly magic! The tents were super luxurious although...

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

Hi Tamsyn D...thank you for your wonderful review & for choosing to celebrate two such important events with us! The least we could do, was surely to produce a Birthday cake! We're glad that you had a wonderful time making memories to treasure with Dan & will pass on to Rosanne & her ladies that you enjoyed their catering! Thank...

Reviewed 15 April 2015

We have just returned from South Africa and definitely one of the highlights for us was our trip to Sibuya. From the moment we boarded the boat to the minute we left it was truly an excellent experience. We have three young children - 12, 7 and 6 - and they were entertained for the two days we were there....

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

Greetings to you Mel & the rest of the family! What a great Review...so rewarding for us to hear that we're creating the relaxed ambience & dream holiday we're striving so passionately to achieve for our guests... thank you for your kind & encouraging words! Dan, Norma Jean & Cherri try to ensure that all are having a many-faceted adventure...

Reviewed 21 March 2015

We have never been on Safari before and arrived at Sibuya with great expectations. We were greeted by friendly faces at the reception upon arrival and were told we were the 'first' people to try out the new Bush Lodge. I have to admit my heart sunk at this point imagining a half finished shack in the bush. However, this...

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

Greetings Kathy H...we're delighted that you had such a wonderful time enjoying the luxury of Bush Lodge & Chris' boundless knowledge, humour & passion while out on the Reserve. Fulfilling your dreams & creating memories to treasure is what we intend, so it's always great to hear that we did achieve this & that you appreciated our efforts! Please spread...

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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: €363 - €547 (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 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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