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Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp

4.0 of 5 39 Eastbourne Road, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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Wales
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
22 helpful votes 22 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 

Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Last year we stayed for 2 nights in forest camp. Such a unique setting on the river! During the day enjoyed canoeing on the river and fishing by the jetty. Game drives morning and night were so special. This year during our stay in Kenton we just did a day trip to Sibuya. This is well worth doing if you... More 

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

Greetings Alison479 to you & the family! We're delighted that you had such a lovely Day Trip to Sibuya & are honoured to have welcomed you back again! Thank you for your continued support...it's much appreciated! It's music to our ears when our guests enjoy the diversity of activities on offer here, as they then have a well-rounded adventure...so much... More 

London uk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Right the place is amazing, and scanning through other reviews you will quickly realise why. I loved my stay for many of the same reasons. To not just repeat all the positives I will point some stuff out that i didn't know before we booked: realistically at Sibuya you won’t see leopards, you will not see hyenas, or even wild... More 

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

Greetings SplitSplat Great that you loved your stay with us at Sibuya! I will pass on your review to the Team - they'll be delighted as they love hearing that their efforts are appreciated....thank you! Just a little additional info to share with you... River & Forest Camps aren't identical...River is much smaller with only 8 beds while Forest has18....&... More 

Grahamstown
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our company opted for the day package as our end of year function. Charlene was great at handling our big group's arrangements during the booking. Once we arrived Chris and Andrew were fantastic guides, making sure to point out all the birds and other interests. We had a wonderful game drive followed by a delicious lunch. The vegetarians were well... More 

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

Hello again TaraM! Thank you for taking the trouble to post your review...we appreciate the support & our wonderful team love to hear that their efforts are appreciated...so many thanks to you again! We hope to welcome you & your group back to our wonderful piece of paradise! Please pass on our best wishes to them all. More 

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Address: 39 Eastbourne Road, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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