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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spending three nights and three days at this reserve was absolutely magnificent. All the facilities in the Forest Camp was great including the service and staff. Perfect combination of riding the game vehicle as well as boating along the river. Breathtaking moments when rhinos and elephants were very close to the vehicle. This is something to really recommend.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for 3 days over New Year, and had a fantastic experience. We saw lions, rhinos, elephants, giraffs etc. Great accomodation but best was the staff with our Rangers Kubus and Chris in the front.

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an absolutely amazing stay at Sibuya Bush Lodge, got a very warm welcome from Soso at the reception and Kobus, our ranger for the next two days. Also the bush lodge staff (Stan and Geri) were extremly welcoming, we felt so comfortable all the time. There are really good vibes in there. The environment and the whole reserve...

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

Hi! Malina S - What a wonderful Review you've given us - we're all glowing - thank you for the kind words - they make the hard work worthwhile. Kobus will be so happy to know that you enjoyed your time with him! He's the newest member of the Sibuya family & is already proving to be a significant part...

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed one night here on our road trip around South Africa, being locals we have experienced the 'big game farms in SA' which i think spoilt this for us as this is a very 'starter safari' type experience, especially when you see lions that are fed by humans for viewing and don't hunt their own food...

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

Hello Ellehi - I'm sorry to see that you were disappointed with your time at Sibuya as reflected in your rather negative Review. I would just like to explain a couple of aspects to you so that you have a better understanding of our 'system'. Our guests are briefed that in the event that neither a Camp Manager nor Ranger...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drive to Kenton and the cruise upriver to the reserve (45 mins). We stayed in Forrest camp (all the accommodation is near the river) and were unsure what a tented room would look like. Well it is not a tent in any way I would have imagined. Huge double bed, sofa, terrace and amazing bathroom. The tent was airy, not...

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

Hi Mlhjacoby to you & the family - it's really rewarding for us to receive such an appreciative Review as we're so passionate about what we do & love to share the magic of Sibuya with guests. Thank you! Dan is so enthusiastic about his life-style that he would really have enjoyed sharing the multi-aspects of Sibuya with you all....

Deutschland
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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...

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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...

Morpeth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

Lucerne, Switzerland
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...

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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: £360 - £457 (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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“Rather to choose cooler months to visit.”
 of 5 bubbles Ellehi, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't worry about the tents - it is luxurious.”
 of 5 bubbles mlhjacoby, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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