We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

239 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp
See the most recent reviews
Showing 197: English reviews
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

Helpful?
Thank TravelqueenCapeTown
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... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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...

Helpful?
Thank timthescorpio
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... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
4 reviews
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!

Helpful?
Thank DFT1789
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... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank judy5819
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... More 

1 review
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... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tamsyn D
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... More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Mel R
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... More 

1 review
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... More 

Helpful?
Thank Katy H
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... More 

Taunton, England
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015

My wife and I stayed at Sibuya Forest Camp for 3 nights as part of our South African trip to celebrate my wife's big birthday. On arrival we met our guide for the stay (Pierre) and our hostess (Paula) who stayed with us for the duration of our stay and could not have been more accommodating. This was our first... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Cruzzo
carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp, responded to this review

Greetings to you Cruzzo & your wife! Many thanks for your wonderful review...it's great when we exceed expectations...most rewarding when our passion is shared & appreciated...thank you! I'll pass on your kind words to all at Forest Camp. Maybe you'll return to celebrate the next milestone Birthday? We look forward to welcoming you back...'Sibuya'...means 'We have returned!' More 

Wales
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2015

We stayed with friends at the Sibuya River camp for 2 nights and had a marvellous time. The smooth trip up the river is a special way to start, offering an abundance of birdlife we didn't expect. The river camp is a small very private camp with only 5 tents. The tents are warm and welcoming, nicely tucked away in... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank JohnJames
carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp, responded to this review

Greetings John James from Wales! Many thanks for the wonderful review...you've made Dan & the rest of the River Camp team smile & smile! We're delighted that you so enjoyed the 'Truly Legendary' Sibuya experience & hope you pass it on & on! It makes it all so worthwhile when we can impart our passion to others. We look forward... More 

Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015

We have stayed in tents at other game parks before. The tents here are not the same as the photos on the brochure. There was no information that the tent had no 240 volt power or air conditioning. when we arrived we had no hot water. The shower water tricked out of the tap and then stopped then restarted. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Graham F
carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp, responded to this review

Wow! There is so much negativity in your Review that it’s difficult to know where to begin! I would however like to start with a sincere apology to you & your friends, in the next tent, for the frustration & inconvenience you suffered with the water situation you unfortunately encountered. It is of great concern to us that you think... More 

234 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (209)
Viewed
Room/Suite (18)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (6)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
2:16
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (152)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (25)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Other (13)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Kenton-on-Sea
10.0 km away
Kariega River Lodge
Kariega River Lodge
#1 of 1 in Kenton-on-Sea
191 reviews
31.2 km away
Oceana Beach and Wildlife Reserve
21.2 km away
Royal St Andrews Hotel
Royal St Andrews Hotel
#1 of 6 in Port Alfred
219 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 km away
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
#1 of 1 in Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
43 reviews
11.1 km away
Kariega Game Reserve
Kariega Game Reserve
#1 of 9 in Kenton-on-Sea
1,210 reviews
12.8 km away
Kariega Settlers Drift Tented Lodge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
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: ₹ 31,393 - ₹ 38,301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Agoda, Travelocity, HotelTravel.com and Orbitz so you can book your Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sibuya Game Reserve And Tented Camp
Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp Hotel Kenton-On-Sea
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
“This is a tented camp game reserve and a magnificent Bush Lodge, every position is super special”
 of 5 bubbles BeverlyY842, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“River camp was for families, Forest Camp for either. Bush Lodge was adults only”
 of 5 bubbles , 24 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay