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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the day trip towards the end of a garden route holiday. Booked it only two days before. Greeted at reception with choice of drinks overlooking the estuary. Then Kent our guide for the day navigated us up the river pointing out several birds of interest including an eagle. Small boat seating about ten but perfect for the purpose....

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

Hi Addisadvisor- thank you for taking the time to post such a great Review. It's rewarding to hear praises about your 'Sibuya Experience' with Kent - he's very enthusiastic about his life-style so would have enjoyed sharing it with you! It sounds like you had some wonderful sightings! Today is a sad day for us at Sibuya as it is...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights here at the end of a two week trip and really did leave the best to last. The team were so helpful, keen and friendly that we felt at ease from the beginning, nothing was too much trouble, The food was really excellent at all times with freshly baked bread every day, plenty of choice and...

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

Greetings Deepbluesea2012 - thank you for the wonderful Review! It's great to hear that you thought you'd 'left the best to last' - Pablo, Steve, Ebru & the rest of the team will be over the moon to hear how much you enjoyed your time with them at Sibuya. As they're all passionate about their life-style, they would have enjoyed...

Hertfordshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Sibuya in March and had the most fabulous time. From the moment we arrived, we were looked after well. We loved the trip down the river to the camp - it really did feel as if we were leaving civilisation behind! However, once we arrived at Forest Camp, it became very clear that we had our own...

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

Greetings GerryHertfordshire - It's always extremely rewarding to us all at Sibuya when we receive such positive glowing Reviews - thank you for the kind words! Sibuya has 'only' been around for approx 11 years so we're relatively 'new' & have had to climb the ladder to success alongside some really stiff competition! In the last five years our hard...

Bishop's Waltham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent three nights here with my friend Jill from the 2 March 2017. First time ever staying at a game reserve, so not sure what to expect. Arrived at reception to be met by very friendly, efficient staff and then assisted by Kent with our luggage to go down to the boat to take us to the lodge. This really...

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

Hi Suee75 & Jill - what a lovely Review - thank you - the Bush Lodge Team will be delighted to hear that you had the 'Trip of a Lifetime' - high praise indeed! We do our utmost to give our guests a multi-faceted personalized experience to treasure, so it's very rewarding when we achieve this. We love to share...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure how this place isn't more well known?! From arrival to departure you are looked after superbly by top notch staff. Our range was Daniel who was extremely knowledgable and did his upmost every day to find what we went looking for. The food is of a very high standard and they go out of their way to...

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

Hello! What a great Review Prw83 - thank you for the glowing report! It makes all the hard work so worthwhile when we hear how much our guests have appreciated our personalized approach & efforts at making the Sibuya experience a memory to treasure! Daniel is passionate about his lifestyle so would have enjoyed sharing it all with you. It's...

Dublin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can you say about Sibuya? A magical experience that starts with your boat ride up river. My wife and two kids stayed at the lovely River camp. The accommodation was luxurious and beautiful, nestled among the trees. We shared the camp with 2 other couples which meant that it felt like a very personal experience where we chatted and...

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

Greetings IrishDonamici - what a wonderfully rewarding Review - thank you! It's always great to hear that our guests have shared our magical multi-faceted world with such enthusiasm! 'Highlight of our SA adventure' is quite an accolade. Scott is passionate about his life-style so would really have enjoyed sharing his knowkedge with you. It''s a great pity you didn't get...

Alblasserdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had a marvelous day. We did the boat, game drive, lunch and boat tour and enjoyed every minute of it. Our guid Chris gave very good explanations on everything and he could find the animals during the gamedrive. The beautifull nature and diversity of animals (birds, lions, rhino's, giraffes and many more) we saw was overwelming. Also the...

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

Hi Paul S -Thank you for the lovely Review - we're always happy to hear that guests have had a 'marvellous day' & hopefully have made memories to treasure for a lifetime. Chris is passionate about his life-style & loves to share his knowledge so will very delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with him. We hope that...

Hulst, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sibuya is an excellent area to look for lions, elephants, giraffes, rhinos and many many more animals. And to find them! Thanks to our passionated and sympathic senior-ranger Kobus we 've had an once-in-a-lifetime experience . The accommodation (bungalows) are luxious; the atmosphere in the restaurant and pool is nice. "Een baie mooie ondervinding".

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

Greetings Koen-Maria It's great to hear that you enjoyed your 'Sibuya Experience' at our lovely Bush Lodge with Kobus. Saying That he provided you with a 'once in a life-time experience' is wonderful praise - he'll be delighted at your kind words. Thank you! The refreshing pool has been extremely popular lately as it's been so very hot - 41...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can we say about Sibuya! We are holidaying South Africa for 2 weeks and this has been the highlight of our stay in this beautiful country. From arriving to leaving the whole experience was truly wonderful! We stayed at the river camp where all the staff were lovely and so helpful. The food (especially the impala steak) was...

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

Hi Mark.Nina - What a great Review! Thank you! It's so rewarding when we get such open appreciation for what we strive to achieve. To be the hightlight of your visit to SA is high praise indeed! Scotty will be over the moon at the lovely comments ...he's so dedicated to his life-style & has gone from strength to strength...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks 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...

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  • 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: R5 564 - R7 597 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles suee75, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 2 at the River Lodge was superb”
 of 5 bubbles IrishDonamici, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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