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Rickmansworth
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

A lifetime experience that almost defies description. Our stay at Sibuya was, without doubt, one of the most special and privileged experiences of our lives... David, Dylan and staff provided a perfect balance of humour, information and excellent service. The game drives and river trips were exceptional - we saw a plethora of animals at close quarters, including rhinos, (with...

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

Greetings Mintybear...it's a privilege for us to be able to share our passion & little piece of paradise with such appreciative like-minded guests. Many thanks for the exceptional Review...we truly appreciate your kind words & support...it makes all the effort worthwhile! David, Dylan & the rest of the Forest Camp team send their best wishes & join me in thanking...

Reviewed 30 September 2015

The service and attitude of the guides was excellent. One of the guides even took off his bandana and gave it to my mother in law whose ears were cold from the wind. The cruise was comfortable and informative and the lunch was simple and fulfilling. Overall great value for money.

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

Hello UnathiK, We're glad you enjoyed your trip to Sibuya & that you thought it was good value.Thank you for posting a Review...we appreciate the support & look forward to welcoming you back to stay at one of our superb Camps. Best wishes, The Sibuya team

East London, South Africa
Reviewed 19 September 2015

One of the better bush experiences EVER!! From the arrival by boat until our departure by boat - this was one fantastic experience Lisette, Chris, Scott (number1), Andrew and all the Dutch students......you were absolutely great. No request or service too much for this team. Scott went out of his way to get us to see as much as possible...

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

Hi TranskeiRebel! A Review such as yours makes our heart sing...we're so glad that you shared our passion & appreciated every aspect of it...thank you for your encouraging words...we loved your Review! Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back...Best wishes & happy days from The River Camp team.

London
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We have spent two nights in Sibuya and absolutely love it. The site is in a good location and everything has organised perfectly. Great credit to David the game ranger and Dylan the site co ordinater who has worked quietly behind the scene to ensure everything run smoothly. We have learned so much not only animals and birds but also...

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

Greetings ac88 from London! It's wonderfully rewarding for us to hear that you enjoyed your stay with David & Dylan at Forest Camp...as they do their best to create the magic of Sibuya! Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to your return with your children...maybe try River Camp so as to experience something different again...all three Camps...

Port Alfred, South Africa
Reviewed 17 September 2015

The Sibuya experience is just wonderful. Nick and Carroll and their team have created a place that is luxurious and restful with the perfect twist of game farm excitement. The setting on the Kariega River is exquisite and a true birders' paradise. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. We felt totally at home and were loathe to leave!

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

Greetings Susan - Many thanks for the great review...we love to be able to share our little piece of paradise & then to hear that others appreciated it too...thank you for the kind words...makes it all worthwhile! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 27 August 2015

A wonderful welcome, a boat ride down the Kariega observing the varied species of water birds, a wonderful game drive with our favourite moment being seeing the cutest Lion Cub. The visit to the eco tented camp for a tasty picnic lunch. Our guide was very helpful with my elderly father.Another unforgettable day in Kenton on Sea!

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

Greetings to the family at Killiney Bay in Ireland! We're happy to hear that you all enjoyed your day at Sibuya! The boat ride up the Estuary has an added dimension now as the migrant waders are arriving almost daily...spring has sprung! That little lion cub is such a delight...she's so playful & really seems to enjoy an audience...I'm glad...

Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Went on the game drive and boat cruise. Weather was great. Had a lovely experience. The rangers were very knowledgeable and made the experience that much more enjoyable. Missed out on seeing the lions that day. The food was good too. Would love to do it again.

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

Greetings Vuyo M...many thanks for your lovely Review...we appreciate you taking the time to do this. A great pity that you missed the lions...during the time you were here, the lioness was probably having her cub & then they get very secretive. Only one cub survived & she often amuses guests because she's so playful & seems to enjoy showing...

The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Sibuya is the beste place we've ever been. The total concept, made to relax and enjoy nature, is very lovely and Ranger Chris, hostesses Norma and Cherie and all the others from the staff deserve a lot of compliments! When you're able to go here, just do it!

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

Greetings MG & the family too! We really love to get rave reviews such as yours...it's wonderful to have our guests truly share our passion & revel in the ambience of our very unique piece of paradise! Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to the magic of Sibuya drawing you back for more! Wishing you happy days...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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!

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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...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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...

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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...

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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: ₹ 29,281 - ₹ 39,827 (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 Tents have views over the river.”
 of 5 bubbles GerryHertfordshire, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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.”
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“Room 2 at the River Lodge was superb”
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“all rooms are identical, some closer to the main lodge, no TV or WIFI”
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“Rather to choose cooler months to visit.”
 of 5 bubbles Ellehi, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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