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Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Stunning from start to finish - the exhilarating boat ride to camp and the game drives with knowledgeable approachable rangers . Superb accommodation and excellent food and drink - an unforgettable experience .

Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank James H
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carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi James H
Thank you for the lovely Review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your multi-faceted 'Sibuya Experience' & hope you'll return one day soon to re-live the memories!
Best wishes for 2018.
Carol & the Sibuya Team.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

We stayed at Bush Lodge as a final stop before returning home to Switzerland. This was our first time in South Africa. We had a wonderful time at Bush Lodge. Megan and Iris were very helpful and friendly. The atmosphere at Bush Lodge was amazing and we were spoiled the whole day. Daniel was our ranger. He is a fine person and he really did a great job! He knows a lot about the animals and the nature. We had a wonderful time with him. We could totally switch off and enjoy the time. THANK YOU.

Stayed: January 2018
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carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Hello JoliRupp from a very hot Sibuya!
Thank you for the lovely Review! It's always great to hear that our guests are able to switch off & allow us to spoil them! Daniel & the Bush Lodge Team will be very happy to hear that you enjoyed their attention - thank you for the kind words!
We hope that one day you'll return to experience more of our wonderful country & will return to visit us at Sibuya to enjoy our magnificent wildlife & scenery.
Best wishes from Carol, Daniel, Megan, Iris & the Bush Lodge Team.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I spent 2 nights here with my husband and 7 and 8 year old sons. We had the most amazing time. The accommodation and food/service is exceptional. I think the river being there (stayed at river lodge) adds an extra dimension to the safari. We loved the boat trip there on the ginger express( thanks Kent!) and our own kayaking. Christian was our ranger. He was first class. So much knowledge and had a fantastic way of talking to the children. We saw 4 of big 5( elusive leopards) and so much more besides. Was such a wonderful time of year with so many of the animals having recently had babies (those lion Cubs!!!). We met some really lovely people and loved eating /sitting round the fire as a group. This is an excellent safari lodge for children...lots of games and books for chill out time. The food was so nice ....best breakfasts of my holiday! Thanks to all the staff who with lots of little extras made our safari out of this world!

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Greetings Jo723611 to you & the family
What a wonderful Review - it's always so rewarding to know that we scored an 'out of this world!' comment - thank you! Christiaan & the rest of the River Camp Team will be thrilled - as will be the 'Ginger Ninja' - Kent, who did your river transfer.
I'm sure you enjoyed all the babies - at this time of year they're plentiful & quite delightful with their antics! Added very recently are two of the most adorable little giraffes - Christiaan was the first to spot them when they were so new that both still had their umbilical cords attached!
Lisette will be very pleased to hear that you enjoyed her meals as pleasing everyone is a huge challenge.
Wishing you all a fabulous adventure-filled 2018 & hoping that one day you'll return to re-live the memories at Sibuya...
Carol, Christiaan & the River Camp Team.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Because we booked so late in the month, we had to move around a little, but I was grateful we could stay at all. First night we stayed at River Camp, next night Forest Camp, and then back to River Camp -- and I'm so glad we got to see both! Forest Camp's tents are a bit more rustic than River Camp's which really aren't tent-like at all. :) Both are luxurious, and Forest Camp's lodge was just magical at night. Forest Camp was also kid-free, which was kind of nice in the evenings. At river camp we experienced both really well-behaved children (a lovely Swedish family) and some young boys from another family who where a bit more...rambunctious... at the table.
River Camp's ranger, Patrick, was super fantastic, and the food was good. Everyone across the board was friendly and interesting and we met fun people on the game drives. I didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kim F
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carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hi Kim F
Thank you for taking the trouble to post such a lovely Review - it's great to hear that you 'didn't want to leave!' - maybe next time around you'll stay for longer.
I'm happy to hear that you appreciated both River & Forest Camps because the ambience is very different in both, so from that point of view, you were lucky to have the double experience!
If you enjoyed Forest Camp at night - you would be enthralled to see it transformed & decked out with tiny fairy lights for a wedding - so very magical & romantic!
Wishing you many happy days in 2018.
Carol, CJ, Cameron & the River & Forest Camp Teams.




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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Stayed just for one night as part of our drive through South Africa and had great time. We stayed in their forest camp. Tents are very comfy and have everything you may need even mosquito repellant. Food is great and is all inclusive except some selected drinks that you will need to pay for extra.
Game drives are also very good and ranger that we had (Keagan) exceptional. He knew that we only stay one night and did his best to make the experience well worth it. We also had very nice talk over the drinks in the evening with rangers around the fire, who were able to tell us many many things about animals and parks around Southern Africa.
My last remark may not be related to the lodge as such, however... The reserve runs its Rhinos foundations that helps with Anti Poaching campaigns for conservations of these magnificent creatures. Do help them with their challenging campaigns! Every little counts!

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Eugene K
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carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thank you Eugene K for the great Review!
We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Forest Camp with Keagan as your Ranger but feel that one night is far too short to experience the true magic of Sibuya! There are so many diverse aspects to our lovely Reserve that I'm sure you didn't get the opportunity to enjoy them all. Maybe you'll return to re-live the memories and give us another chance to share our little piece of paradise with you once again.... 'Sibuya' means 'We will return' - so we look forward to welcoming you back! Wishing you a happy 2018 full of adventures.
Carol, Keagan and the Forest Camp Team.
Please Note:
We're very grateful that you mentioned our Sibuya Rhino Foundation - a registered charity where every cent collected goes towards the protection and preservation of our magnificent Rhino. Thank you for your concern and appreciation for our efforts.

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