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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience to see a wide variety of animals up close in an open 4x4. Hospitality, food and accommodation was cozy and great! Children were also accommodated for. We enjoyed the company and guidance of Ranger Scott!

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

Greetings DFT1789...We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at River Camp with Scott & hope you made some happy memories to treasure! We're glad too that you had the opportunity to experience the very cosy fireplace in your tent...welcome I'm sure, as the nights have been rather chilly lately! A little bit of red hot news from Sibuya...we... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What magic and wonderment! We had the best of everything and felt privileged! Thank you for a fabulous stay made that way with insightful knowledge, willingly imparted by our very personable Ranger, Daniel, plus the abundant game and glorious vistas. Our tents were luxurious with lovely night-time touches to lull us to sleep and a warm fire to keep us... More 

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

Greetings Judy5819 to you & the rest of the Birthday Team! A review such as yours is really like music to our ears as we're passionate about what we do & about sharing our little piece of paradise...having you appreciate the magic which is Sibuya as you did, makes all the personalized touches & effort so worthwhile! Thank you for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We have just returned from a fantastic stay at Sibuya where we went to celebrate our Mums' and Grans birthdays. We were blown away by the knowledge of our guide Daniel who most certainly made our drives wonderfully memorable! We had such fantastic interactions with the wildlife and we found the setting truly magic! The tents were super luxurious although... More 

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

Hi Tamsyn D...thank you for your wonderful review & for choosing to celebrate two such important events with us! The least we could do, was surely to produce a Birthday cake! We're glad that you had a wonderful time making memories to treasure with Dan & will pass on to Rosanne & her ladies that you enjoyed their catering! Thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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