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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

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