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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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1 room 1 adult
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at Sibuya's Bush Lodge for 5 nights. Every staff member I dealt with at the lodge was professional and genuinely friendly. The lodge is situated on a remote hilltop location that you arrive at after a lovely 45-minute leisurely boat ride on the Kariega River. At the lodge, you are surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature-... More 

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2 Thank Kathy C
carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp, responded to this review

Greetings Kathy C - What wonderful compliments for the Bush Lodge team...they'll all be over the moon at your rave Review...thank you! They do their utmost to ensure their guests are having a memorable stay, so it'll be very rewarding for them to read what you have to say. Andrew is extremely passionate & enthusiastic & loves to share his... More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breathtaking place - we stayed at bush lodge and our guide was Andrew W. Wonderful food, friendly and extremely attentive staff, and plenty of delicious wine at dinner!! Andrew was a very experienced guide and knew more bird species and their calls than anyone I met. Very passionate about his job and wildlife. Also very attentive to our questions and... More 

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Thank Anastasia131313
carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp, responded to this review

Hello Anastasia 131313 - It is very rewarding to hear that you so enjoyed the beauty of Sibuya & your time with Andrew at Bush Lodge - he's extremely passionate about what he does & loves to share his knowledge. He will be delighted to hear about your wonderful Review & that he helped make your trip to our stunning... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a 3 night Safari stay with Sibuya Game Reserve. On our first night, we were told that the tent we were staying in was completely sealed and that no wild life could enter the tent. A short time later we were woken by the sound of a large rat dragging a coffee sachet across the floor. As you... More 

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

Greetings Sarah O – Your exceptionally poor Review is of great concern to us. Our many excellent Reviews & Awards for ‘Service Excellence’ are testament to our Staff’s incredible personalized & passionate attitude to their guests, so while we whole-heartedly regret & apologise for your discomfort, we hope that once you have read our response, you’ll reconsider. We make no... More 

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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights in this wonderful game reserve. The staff went out of their way to make our stay memorable. When we arrived late because of a flight delay, they returned their boat to pick us up. We stayed at the Bush Lodge and were the only guests on the first day. Our ranger Daniel proved to be a... More 

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

Greetings Martin B...It's great for us to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Bush Lodge with Daniel as your guide. The Lodge was only added to the Sibuya portfolio in November & has already had some wonderful Reviews & is proving very popular. Hopefully later this year, it'll be up there with the other two Camps for the SA... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I stayed at Sibuya. The experience is great, the tents are really confortable in spite of the fact that they are located between lots of trees and insects. People who work there are kind and the service is perfect! Our guide was Daniel, he told us lots of things very interesting about the place, the animales, plants.

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

Greetings Julia S - Thank you for taking the time to post your Review on TripAdvisor...we appreciate your support. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time with Daniel...he loves to share his knowlege & passion so its going to be very rewarding for him & the rest of the team, to hear that you appreciated their efforts...thank you!... More 

Littleton, Colorado, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sibuya is a magical place. However, I have no idea how we ended up at Forest Camp because it was a huge secret. Don't get me wrong, it was great. But my 78 year old mother could have been in a tent closer to the Main Lodge. The people and the food were excellent, especially when our luggage did not... More 

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

Hi! Randi S to you & your Mother! It's taken me some investigating to get to the bottom of your rather strange situation...& hence your unexpected visit to Sibuya! Apparently when leaving your cruise ship for an excursion, you mistakenly got on the wrong bus & you came to us instead of to your pre-booked destination...that's unfortunately where your luggage... More 

Gisborne, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I feel I must also add my thoughts on my visit with family on the 5th to 8th Dec. Such a wonderful place, so beautiful and peaceful. It was a full on trip, we were lucky that we saw all big 5. Lissette and Chris were wonderful hosts, so many thanks to her and all the team for the wonderful... More 

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

Hi Glenise811 to you & the family - What a great Review! Thank you! Andrew, Lisette, Chris & the rest of the Bush Lodge team are going to be delighted that you so appreciated their efforts. They're all extremely passionate about what they do, so your kind words are going to go down very well with them all! Snippets of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Wow, what a beautiful place. From the get go, our trip was fantastic. We arranged pick up from our B&B in Port Elizabeth to take us to Kenton on Sea. To reach The Bush Lodge, we were collected from the reception office and our luggage (carry on cabin bags) where transported by Lisette our host by Rd and we took... More 

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

Hi Lisa W to you & the family - what a greatly rewarding & detailed Review - you made me smile 'n smile with pleasure when reading it! Thank you! The Bush Lodge team will be over the moon as they're all so passionate about what they do - your appreciation & accolades will mean a great deal to them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My family and I stayed at the Sibuya Bush Lodge from the 5th Dec 15 to the 8th Dec 15. What a wonderful time we had, there was 7 in our group. Our chalets were lovely, beautiful views of this amazing country, so peaceful and tranquil surroundings. The rooms were beautifully laid out, lovely and clean with indoor and outdoor... More 

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Thank Cherie1205
carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp, responded to this review

Hi to you Cherie1205 & the rest of your group too! We're all passionate about what we do here at Sibuya & it's so very rewarding for us to receive a Review such as yours! Thank you for appreciating it all...the team at Bush Lodge will be delighted at your accolades. Rosanne in catering will also be pleased to hear... More 

Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Cannot really put into words what a fantastic time we had at Sibuya when visiting for our friend's wedding. Everything from the meet and greet at reception and drinks on the boat down to the lodge were lovely. But on arrival it was just incredible to be in such a remote place but have such amazing facilities - the 'tent'... More 

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

Hello CJBuckettList! Thank you for posting such a glowing & prompt Review...we truly appreciate your kind words....they're rewarding as we do our best to create a multi-faceted personalized experience! The team at Forest Camp will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your 'Sibuya Wedding Experience'! Everyone was on standby on tenterhooks as rain had been predicted for the weekend...so... More 

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