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Reviewed 15 November 2014

All my adult life I have wanted to go on safari and was lucky enough to go to Sibuya to fulfill my dream. With my son James and best friend Sally we stayed at Forest Camp for three days. Our guide was Pablo who made our visit even more memorable. Every safari with Pablo had a new experience and with...

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

Greetings Pauline to you & yours... the Forest Camp Team have asked me to say a sincere 'Thank you!' for the really great Review! Pablo's enthusiasm & passion are infectious, so we're delighted that you got to share & appreciate some wonderful adventures with him! Look out in our News Letter next year for an update on the lions &...

Reviewed 10 November 2014

I live in Germany and travelled the first time to SA. The highlight of my journey was Sibuya where I stayed with friends for 2 nights in the Rivercamp. I was very impressed about how clean and comfortable the camp is. We were very lucky to have Daniel as our ranger, he took in a very professional way care of...

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

Hello BCW....Many thanks for the wonderful Review...it makes it all so worthwhile for us when our guests are so appreciative...THANK YOU! We try our very best to make our guests feel relaxed & at home, so are glad that you enjoyed Daniel's personal touch at River Camp & out on game drive. Yes, our rhino are extremely precious to us...

Lille, France
Reviewed 30 October 2014

What a wonderful experience ! We loved everything, marvelous campement, beauty of landscapes, amazing staff, with a special mension for our great ranger Fred, delicious meals with lovely people and well-run reserve with superb animals and birds... We'll never forget. Thanks for all !

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

Greetings Sab5969! It's always extremely rewarding for us to receive a review such as yours...THANK YOU from us all! We're so happy to have given you memories to last & treasure forever...the best praise to receive! I'll pass on the good news to Fred & the rest of the team. We hope to welcome you back if you revisit our...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 29 October 2014

We stayed with friends in the Forest Lodge. From the moment of check in at Kenton we were treated like royalty! The boat ride to the camp adds another pleasant facet to the experience. The camp is beautifully set up. Lovely thatched dining area, beautiful walkways winding along indigenous bush to luxury tents with the most amazing "walk in" wardrobe...

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

Hi Lynn- thank you for your kind words! We're very happy that you enjoyed the boat trip up the Estuary, one of the diverse aspects that make Sibuya so unique! I'll pass on your excellent review to Kyle, Milan, Fred & the rest of the Forest Camp Team. They'll be delighted that they fulfilled your expectations & that you appreciated...

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2014

My family and I spent Saturday doing the day trip. The boat trip of about 45 minutes was most enjoyable, in a well maintained, smooth and comfortable boat. Birdlife, geology and geography well explained by our ranger Daniel. The riverine environment is lush and diverse, birds abound. Lunch at the Forest Camp was very good, really nice touch that you...

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

Greetings Bailoon! Your review is music to our ears...Thank you! We're all totally focused on making our guests' "Sibuya Experience" memorable in every way, so it's great that you enjoyed & appreciated the personalized approach! Daniel hasn't been with us very long, but he's fast establishing a name for himself with his commitment & passion! We certainly do hope that...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 21 October 2014

We have just spent 3 nights in Sibuya.......would love to have stayed longer! The river camp was fantastic.....tents warm and cozy when the fire was lit. Beds hard to get out of, so comfy! The staff are amazing, special thanks to Pablo our brilliant guide/ranger. He was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and also good fun! Milan is a perfect host!...

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

Greetings to you 'Davejac'...WOW! What a fabulous review...Pablo, Milan & the River Camp Team will be delighted as they're passionate about what they do & a review such as yours makes their efforts at ensuring their guests are having a great time, very worth while! Thank you for the kind words... I'll pass them on. We look forward to welcoming...

Reviewed 17 October 2014

We booked for the day trip and were not disappointed. Nice touch in going up the Kariega River by boat to arrive at the Reserve. We saw a wide range of animals and our Guide was well informed and we learnt a lot about the animals, some of the roads in the reserve are not great and some of the...

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

Hi Stephen XXXXX ,- Many thanks for the great review, music to our ears as we're passionate about what we do! We think our Boat Trip adds a whole other dimension, so are glad you enjoyed the beauty & tranquility of the River too. We have to apologize for the bumpy ride in some instances on the Reserve...the roads are...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Everything about this lodge was awesome. Location is great with a boat ride from the reception in Kenton-on Sea to the two camps; River Lodge & Forest Lodge. Accommodation is in luxury tents with all amenities one could possibly wish for.The game drives are awesome with enthusiastic,well qualified rangers.Good food and a tranquil environment. This is a big five reserve.What...

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

Greetings Glen J! Your glowing review was like music to our ears as we're all committed to making your stay a wonderful occasion. Thank you! 'Sibuya' means 'we will return'.... so we look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes from the Team

Reviewed 26 August 2014

Had a fantastic time at Sibuya with my 4 children(7,9,10 and 14), father and mom-in-law. Ranger knowledge was 5star as was the service. Highly recommended especially for families. Game viewing was great and lions / rest of the animals were in amazing condition.

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

Greetings to you COL2450 & the family! So glad that we provided you with a memorable stay & that you rated Chris & the River Camp team so highly! I'll pass on your praises, they'll be delighted as they're very committed to making your stay a happy one... thanks for that! We look forward to welcoming you back in the...

Bury St Edmunds
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We actually stayed at Sibuya (River and Forest Camps) in February 2013 and regret not posting this review sooner as Sibuya is truly magical and so are the staff and facilities. Sibuya actually hosted our wedding (although I am not sure this is a regular occurrence) and they really made our wedding day and entire stay incredibly memorable and we...

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

Greetings Sarah & Phil, Hearty CONGRATULATIONS on the little addition to the Daniel family! We hope that Sam brings you a lifetime of joy. We're delighted to receive your wonderful review...many thanks for the kind words. We were honoured that we were able to give you the "South African Wedding Safari of your dreams..." During April, we had three weddings...

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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 

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Address: 39 Eastbourne Road, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range: $621 - $736 (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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“This is a tented camp game reserve and a magnificent Bush Lodge, every position is super special”
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“River camp was for families, Forest Camp for either. Bush Lodge was adults only”
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