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Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp

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39 Eastbourne Road, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 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 

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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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 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 

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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
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 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 

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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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 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 

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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 

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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed at river camp with the guide Chris and I can't complain about anything. They do that little extra and have a genuine passion for the animals and what they do! Wonderful tents that is more like a hotel room, very comfortable. We saw all the big five except for the leopard. Only thing was that the lions are... More 

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

Greetings Julia - we're happy to hear that you enjoyed sharing the magic of Sibuya with Chris & hope you made memories to treasure forever! As 'Sibuya' means, 'We will return!' ...we look forward to welcoming you back! Best wishes for a 2015 filled with happiness & adventure. More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We booked 3 out of the 4 tents for the river camp for three nights and we had a wonderful experience. We did 5 game drives and one walk and saw everything was wanted to. We had Chris (the head ranger) as our guide and he was amazing. He answered all of our questions (which got pretty tedious at times)... More 

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

Greetings bex211 to you & your family! We really love Reviews such as yours... your comments are just rewards for our efforts to make your 'Sibuya Experience' a notable memory & adventure to treasure always! Chris is a memorable host as he's fun, intelligent & knowledgeable about many things & in particular, about Nature...loving to share his passion for boundless... More 

Malmesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Sibuya is an incredible location and beautifully organised. Our excellent ranger, Dylan made sure our every need was catered for. We stayed at Forest Camp for four nights over Christmas. A very special and happy time was had by all the family. We can't recommend Sibuya enough.

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

Greetings HenryJ001 to you & your family! Thank you for the great review! Dylan will be over the moon as it's his first one since he started with us at Sibuya as an intern Ranger during December. It's great news to hear that you enjoyed him & had a happy time making memories to share for a life-time. I'll pass... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We went for a day trip @R600 pp, and were also keen on checking the camp out for future stays. The guides were friendly, the location was great, and the tents look excellent. Loved the walk ways. Quite a bit of care has been put into making this camp. The only problem was that we found the food to be... More 

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

Hi Matthew - thank you for the positives in your review- we always value input from our guests as we're passionate about giving everyone the best possible Sibuya experience in our quest for excellence. As a result I feel that I should point out a couple of things to you & also for the benefit of those who will read... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

After almost a month of travelling we were really looking forward to our Safari adventure at Sibuya. We can both say that our 3 nights there not only met our expectations, but far far surpassed them. The hospitality was magnificent, Debbie and her team in the River Camp were welcoming, helpful and friendly, and we wanted for nothing. Our Ranger,... More 

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

Greetings to you Mr & Mrs Patrick S! As we're passionate about what we do, we're delighted that your expectations of the trip to Sibuya were fulfilled & surpassed...we love to hear such praises...thank you! I'll pass on your great review to Daniel, Debby & the rest of the River Camp team & to Rosanne & her ladies in Catering... More 

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