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

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39 Eastbourne Road, Kenton-on-Sea 6191 South Africa
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#2 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Kenton-on-Sea
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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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Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Mosquito net
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Private balcony
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English, Afrikaans, Dutch
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O3791FDnat wrote a review Apr 2022
Zurich, Switzerland1 contribution
Very nice animal sights and game drives in beautiful location. Ranger Jono did a perfect job! The staff was very helpful and caring. They prepared hot water-bottles for the night. Coming back from the Morning game drive an excellent breakfast was served.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from carol fox, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge
Responded 27 Apr 2022
Hello "03791FDnat' We're so pleased to have such a lovely Review & glad that Sibuya was a rich contributor at the start of your 'South African Experience' - hopefully the rest of your trip is also as spectacular! Jono & the rest of the Team will be thrilled that you appreciated the small personalized touches like hot-water-bottles to keep you snug on chilly nights...we try our best to ensure comfort & relaxation. Wishing you a wonderful African adventure & we hope one day you'll be back! Carol, Jono & Team Sibuya
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Ashley wrote a review Apr 2022
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Magical day taking my folks on the Sibuya river cruise with lunch. The cruise was fantastic with spectacular views and a very knowledgeable guide who pointed out various species as we sipped on drinks provided. The riverside venue was grand and beautifully designed and almost invisible, hidden among the trees. Lunch was plentiful and varied and I think we all went up for seconds! I was even surprised with a little treat as it was my birthday. Five stars Sibuya. Thank you for making the day so special.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from carol fox, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge
Responded 27 Apr 2022
Greetings "ethuluinspired' to you & your family What a great spoiling you treated your folks to by bringing them to Sibuya for a Cruise & Lunch to celebrate your Birthday - thank you for choosing us! We're so grateful for the support & the wonderful Review - thank you! As we only have 4 Stars we're thrilled to get a 5 - Star accolade - the whole team will be delighted! Best wishes to you & happy memories...we hope to have you back soon... Carol & the Team.
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yves d wrote a review Apr 2022
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Closer to nature you cannot get. You stay in well organised tent, in the mid of nature. Yet equipped toake it a pleasant stay. Eye for every tiny detail. Yet,on top of that the real difference is made by a unconventional top notch team. Real passion about nature, and giving their utmost best to share their passion and giving 101% for their guests. And they serve absolutely excellent cuisine. I very very warmly recommend. Yves, Belgium
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from carol fox, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge
Responded 25 Apr 2022
Hello Ives It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed getting 'right up close & personal with Nature'... an uplifting experience I'm sure! Our team are definitely passionate about their life-style & Sibuya, so would have loved sharing their little piece of paradise with you & I know will be thrilled at your kind words - thank you! We really appreciate the great Review - many thanks. Wishing you happy memories & hopefully one day we'll be welcoming you back. Carol & the Forest Camp Team.
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lemdog2022 wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
We have been to Sibuya many years but thanks to covid hadn't visited for 3 years. As always, our trip was fantastic. To arrive by river straight into the reserve is a special treat and the game viewing was fabulous. The rangers at Sibuya are always extremely kind and good natured with our children and make sure everyone has a great time. I can't recommend it more highly!
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Response from carol fox, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge
Responded 25 Apr 2022
Greetings 'Lemdog2022' to you & your family It's wonderful to hear that the magic of Sibuya & happy memories keep drawing you back to us! Times have been extremely tough but we've managed to hang in & Reviews such as yours make the hardships worthwhile -- we appreciate & thank you for the much needed continued support & the great positive Review. I hope you had the pleasure of meeting our newest little treasure - Mimi - she's proving to be a hit with our guests as she's so inquisitive & playful that you just have to smile when meeting her & her very friendly Mother, Noelle! Wishing you happy days & looking forward to welcoming you back again soon! Carol & the Team.
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liamoc169 wrote a review Feb 2022
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Simply magical. We have been going to Sibuya for years and finally got to go back. Thankfully Sibuya has survived the pandemic. Everything about it is special from the rise up river, to the hospitality - the food and friendliness of the staff is excellent. Can’t recommend it enough
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from carol fox, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge
Responded 24 Feb 2022
Hello 'liamoc169' What a great Review - we truly appreciate the kind words & ongoing support - THANK YOU! I must admit, times have been extremely tough & our passion for what we do & the preservation of what we & many others consider a little piece of paradise, are two factors which have continued to motivate us in the struggle to keep going. Fortunately there now seems to be a glimmer at the end of a very long dark tunnel! We are forever grateful & appreciative of our staff who have weathered the journey with us & supporters such as you, for assisting us in keeping going. Wishing you well & hoping we'll be welcoming you back again soon. On behalf of the 'Sibuya Family'. many, many thanks. Carol
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Go Well With Sharon wrote a review Oct 2021
Port Elizabeth, South Africa74 contributions7 helpful votes
My husband and I had the absolute pleasure of staying at the Sibuya Forest Camp recently. Everything was simply perfect, from the food to the service to the gorgeous tented camp to the game drive and boat ride. Sibuya is a truly unique experience with being transported by boat and we loved every second of our stay. We will be back for more as it was simply not long enough!!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from carol fox, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge
Responded 25 Oct 2021
Greetings Sharon to you & your husband We were happy to sponsor you for your run to promote Rhino awareness & hope that it was a tremendous success! A truly worthy cause! We're always thrilled to hear that our guests have enjoyed their Sibuya stay! Looking forward to welcoming you back! Best wishes, Carol 7 the Sibuya Team.
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mathewbabu05 wrote a review Aug 2021
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Very good experience. Very friendly staff and helpful and very hospitable. The cleanliness of the accommodation was very good. When we did have the odd little snag here and there, the staff were very quick to address them. The staff also made us feel very much at home and they were almost like family for our stay. The drives were very enjoyable and our ranger was very knowledgeable with a good sense of humour as well
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from carol fox, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge
Responded 03 Sep 2021
Hi Mathewbabu05 We're always delighted to have a fabulous Review so thank you! The Sibuya 'Dream Team' are thrilled at your kind words & the fact that you left feeling 'almost like family', which is our intention, is great because that means we achieved our goal & made your stay memorable! Now that spring is in the air we have many new babies expected - an early arrival is a really tiny baby Giraffe - hopefully you'll return to share the joy with us... We appreciate your support & look forward to welcoming you back! Wishing you health & happiness for the remainder of 2021... Carol & 'The Dream Team'.
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Elvira H wrote a review Jul 2021
Charlottesville, Virginia4 contributions1 helpful vote
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Absolutely amazing experience. We were two families with 5 teenagers between us. We stayed at Forest Camp and loved it all from the game drives with the excellent Ranger Jono, to delicious meals, bonfires, kayaking, boat rides and the beautiful sleeping tents.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: July- no bugs, cool nights (but fires in the tents and warm water bottles to sleep with), warm days.
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Response from carol fox, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge
Responded 19 Aug 2021
Greetings to you 84elvirah & the rest of the team We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Forest Camp with Jono & the Team & hope your memories will draw you back to us in the future! Sibuya has so many dimensions to offer, so it's great to hear you made the most of your stay by enjoying the diverse activities we have to offer - the Camp's situation in the forest along the river bank lends itself to much exploring & adventure. Thank you for the great Review - we appreciate the support. Wishing you all a happy & healthy 2021. Carol, Jono & the Team.
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Ullman Family wrote a review Jul 2021
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Overall a good stay, we had three tents for a family vacation in Forest Camp. The Good: - The guide and camp staff were friendly, knowledgeable and hospitable. - The location is beautiful and we loved the river trips. - The tents are clean and the bedding is warm and we liked that they put hot water bottles in the beds at night. The not so good: - We stayed in the winter and the fireplaces in two of the three tents were not working properly. - There was not enough hot water for two people to shower comfortably and the water pressure was very low - Food was plentiful but the quality was average and the deserts were sub-par - Our bed was very firm which can be a problem if you are a side sleeper
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from carol fox, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge
Responded 19 Aug 2021
Greetings to Clan Ullman Thank you for your input & for taking the time to post a Review. I'm relieved to see that your 'Sibuya Experience' had some significant 'good' aspects & that you enjoyed our hospitality, personal touches & beautiful Reserve. As I explained to you in my response to your Survey - we were very much under the whip unfortunately with a Covid-related situation, which was beyond our control & we attempted to do the best we could under the circumstances. No excuses - only apologies for the not so comfortable aspects. I hope you reported the problems to Dave so that he was able to sort them out pronto! We truly appreciate your understanding & hope that you'll give us another chance to share the magic of Sibuya with you. Best wishes to The Clan for a happy, healthy 2021. Carol, Dave & the Forest Camp Team.
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caldonpike wrote a review Jan 2021
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Great overnight stay with some fantastic encounters. Well worth a visit. The rustic, but luxurious feel made it a very different experience. The rangers and camp staff were great, a credit to Sibuya. We wish you all the best for the coming year.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Responded 13 Jan 2021
Hi 'Caldonpike' What a fabulous generous Christmas present! It's great to hear that you enjoyed River Camp & the hospitality of the Team - thank you for the positive Review & good wishes. After months of virtual isolation the Team would have been only too happy to share their little piece of paradise with you! Hoping one day you'll return to re-live the memories. Best wishes for a happy & healthy 2021. Carol & the Sibuya Team.
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US$568 - US$733 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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sibuya game reserve & tented camp hotel kenton-on-sea, sibuya game reserve and tented camp
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South AfricaEastern CapeGreater AddoKenton-on-Sea
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Kariega Beach (0.5 km), Beachcomber Horse Trails (0.7 km), and Mosaic Studio (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge?
Top room amenities include a desk, a fireplace, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stanley's Restaurant, Continental Restaurant & Pub & Garden, and The House Kitchen.
Is Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Kenton-on-Sea.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Does Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.