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Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp

0.4 miles from Kenton-on-Sea centre
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  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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39 Eastbourne Road, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights in the forest camp, our accommodation was described as a tent, I suppose it had canvas walls, but also a thatched roof, en suite bathroom and balcony, it was very luxurious. Our meals were delicious with a good selection to please everyone, our ranger Daniel, was extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna and his...

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

Greetings vap88 - What a wonderfully rewarding Review - thank you! We’re glad that you enjoyed your time with Daniel & the rest of the team at Forest Camp & that you had a good time making memories to treasure. We do our very best to give our guests an informal but informed & personalized stay so are very happy...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent three days with two couples there and were absolutely thrilled. The rangers are super skilled, the game drives are unforgettable and the entire environment is both luxury and eco-friendly. We stayed at the River Camp with four tents tucked away in the bush. This lodge was our top highlight. We sighted four of the Big Five in less...

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

Greetings KY14055 to you from a hot & sunny Sibuya! Thank you for the great Review - it's wonderful to hear that we were your 'top highlight' - high praise indeed & hugely rewarding for us - the River Camp Team will be thrilled! You were so lucky to have those great sightings as even the grey giants can sometimes...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfair to compare a smaller private reserve in Eastern Cape with larger parks in TANZANIA and Botswana but this one punches above its weight overall. We had incredible viewing of Rhino and Giraffe in particular. River trips add a new dimension also

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

Hello! Noel N - thank you for taking the time to post a Review - we really love to hear that we're fulfilling (& often surpassing!) our guests expectations - actually what we strive for. It's so very rewarding for us because we do our best to impart our knowledge & passion for the environment in a relaxed & personalized...

Knusford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights in Bush Lodge. During this time we were the only guests so effectively had all facilities including ranger, house keeper and chef for ourselves! All the facilities at Bush Lodge (Bedroom, Pool area, main house) are fabulous and beautifully maintained. The only disadvantage compared to the 2 tented camps is that it is about 20...

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

Greetings Chris M - Thank you for taking the time to post a Review - we always like to receive feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Bush Lodge. It has only been a part of Sibuya for just over a year & has been a very popular option especially for those needing a few of...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in one of the private suites at Bush Lodge from 27th – 30th Dec 2016. The room exceeded our expectations with a huge comfortable bed and was equipped with everything you would need such as insect repellent, torch etc. and it had AC which is great in the summer. The room and bathroom were very...

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

Greetings Leila388 to you & your husband. What a wonderful Review - it made us all smile because it's great to hear that we achieved what we strive for! Thank you for the kind words of appreciation which make the hard work worthwhile....it's extremely rewarding to hear that your stay at Sibuya with the Bush Lodge Team was "An experience...

Reviewed 15 January 2017

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

Greetings Jan L - Thank you for the lovely Review! We really enjoy hearing that our visitors have enjoyed our hospitality & enthusiasm because we do our best to give them the experience of a life-time! We hope one day you'll return to re-live the memories. Best wishes from Carol & the Forest Camp Team for a wonderful 2017.

Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 14 January 2017

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

Hi Peterwanderydz - it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Bush Lodge with Kobus & Chris as your Rangers - they're both passionate about their life-style so would have enjoyed sharing their knowledge with you. We hope you return to share the magic of Sibuya yet again. Wishing you a wonderful 2017, from Carol & the Bush...

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 10 January 2017

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 8 January 2017

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 1 January 2017

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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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....

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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: £356 - £479 (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 rooms are identical, some closer to the main lodge, no TV or WIFI”
 of 5 bubbles vap88, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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