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Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge

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Big 5 Sibuya has more navigable river than any other game reserve in South Africa. The unique experience starts immediately with a 45 minute boat transfer from the village of Kenton-on-Sea to River or Forest Camp - luxury en-suite tented accommodation nestled in riverine forest and constructed in an environmentally conscious manner. Luxurious Bush Lodge, situated just outside the main Reserve in a pristine indigenous forested valley, is accessed the same way and then guests are transferred by game drive vehicle to the Lodge. All buffet-stlye meals & beverages are included - as are canoeing, fishing, swimming, birding etc. Add-on activities at a nominal extra rate include massages, horse riding on the beach and golf. An abundance of wildlife from Elephants to Otters and prolific bird life await you. Guests are hosted and guided by a team of experienced knowledgeable professionals who ensure a memorable personalised stay which will leave you saying 'Sibuya!' - 'We will return!'
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Two scandinavian families (Norway/Europe). We spent the new years weekend at Bush Lodge. Amazing; facilities, service/welcome, adapted childrens needs, the science program and the new year`s celebration under the stars.
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Response from carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge
Responded 2 days ago
Greetings za2601 Thank you for taking the time to post a Review - we appreciate the support! The celebration under the stars at Olive View-site on Old Year's Eve was rather special - I was there too & thought it was a magical night! The fabulous clarity of the stars, the surrounding mystery of the bush, alive with the iconic sounds of the African night - Jackal, Nightjar & the distant roar of the Lions & of course accompanied by a glass of Bubbly to toast in 2019 - certainly a time to relax & make memories to last a life-time... We wish you a wonderful year & hope one day you'll return! Carol & the Bush Lodge Team.
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Our party of 4 stayed for 3 nights in 2 lodges and loved every minute of it. The lodges are spacious and secluded - utterly peaceful with the odd jungle sounds in the background! Arrived by river in time for lunch then off early evening for first safari. Be prepared to adjust
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Response from carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge
Responded 17 Nov 2018
Hello Trevin0 It's great to hear that you appreciated your spoiling at our Bush Lodge by Megan & her Team - & Kobus out on game drives....they'll be happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with them! Without the mod-cons of TV & the Internet we hope that our guests will properly relax without the intrusions of the outside world & will just find harmony in Nature - it certainly sounds like we achieved this with you! We hope you enjoy re-living the memories... Best wishes from Carol & the Bush Lodge Team..
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The best time ever! The Safari trips are amazing the rangers are informative and friendly making it an experience to treasure and remember. Our ranger was Kobus what a star guy. The food and accommodation is excellent thank you Megan, Luc, JJ and the rest of the team. We had an
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Response from carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge
Responded 13 Nov 2018
Hi MVL78 What a great Review - the Bush Lodge Team will be over the moon to hear that you had 'The best time ever!'. It's very rewarding to get comments such as yours - they're certainly meaningful to those who strive to give their guests am amazing time - so thank you for the kind words! We hope that one day you'll be back to share the memories made in our little piece of paradise... Best wishes for happy days, Carol, Kobus, Megan, Luc & the rest of the Bush Lodge Team.
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One of kind hotel. Only four tents, very exclusive. Tents are very comfortable and totally integrated with nature. Staff is very kind, including the ranger. Excellent food and fantastic safaris. Fishing was also fun for the kids. Awesome !
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Response from carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge
Responded 30 Oct 2018
Hello Wjomoraes to you & the family Thank you for the lovely Review! It's great to hear you appreciated your stay at River Camp & had fabulous sightings on your game drives. We've had such hot weather lately and the fishing in the Estuary has been excellent ...just last night the APU guys caught 10 lovely edible size fish & are going to have a fish-feast! I bet you kids will be envious! Wishing you happy days and memories which bring you smiling straight back to your Sibuya days... Carol and the River Camp Team
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Sibuya is on the Kareiga River - it is an extremly luxurious tented camp, The food is excellent and the staff are helpful and rangers knowlegable. The scenery is different from the high veld but the animals are numerous and there is wonderful bird life as well. I can assure
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Response from carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge
Responded 30 Oct 2018
Hi Witsend1066 Thank you for taking the time to post a lovely Review. We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed your Day Trip to Sibuya - you're right - we're very different from the 'highveld' because we have not only the wonderful variety of scenery encountered from the ocean to the bush but we also have the unique birdlife to go with it! We think we live in a little piece of paradise & are happy to hear you enjoyed it too! Hoping that one day you'll return to relive the magic! Carol & the River Camp Team.
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Hi Jetmel It's so difficult to predict weather with Global Warming - here we are in the middle of winter & the temp is in the high 20s & predicted to plummet tonight down to 2 degrees & back to 20 plus tomorrow! All I can do is guestimate for October - Minimum of 15 & high of 27degrees.... My suggestion is that you have a warm jacket & perhaps a cap/beanie on hand - we do have fleece ponchos & blankets available for guests' use on game drives so you can wrap up if need be. Beanies & caps are also on sale in our little shop if you would like to buy souvenir items when here. I hope I've been helpful. We look forward to welcoming you! Best wishes, Carol.
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Bonjour, quel est la durée du transfert ? erci, cordialement rt
Bonjour, quel est la durée du transfert ? erci, cordialement rt
Bonjour, J'aimerai connaître la durée du transfert en bateau jusqu'à River Camp. Merci d'avancesavoir
Bonjour! La dure du transfert en bateau jusqu'a River Camp est une heure avec votre guide.
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"Anyone with walking difficulties should advise in advance in order to obtain nearest lodge to main building"
"All the rooms are awesome - thatched roofs, outdoor showers, private balconies."
"All Tents have views over the river."
"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."
"Room 2 at the River Lodge was superb"
US$451 - US$753 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
sibuya game reserve & tented camp hotel kenton-on-seasibuya game reserve and tented camp
South AfricaEastern CapeGreater AddoKenton-on-Sea
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