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Port Alfred, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Safe to say, that there are seldom moments, when despite advertising- the product is beyond mere advertising and say-so. Sibuya Tented Camp is unbelievable! From the 'Ox-Bow' islands, the wide Kariega River- the birds, the game along the banks- the staff and facilities at reception- it is difficult to go on. Then the boat ride to the reserve- splendid and... More 

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

Belated Birthday Greetings Beverly Y! We were honoured that you chose to celebrate such a special milestone Birthday with us at Sibuya - thank you! Your fabulous Review has been extremely rewarding & meaningful for all those on duty over the week-end & has left them literally glowing to have achieved such an accolade - makes all the hard work... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We were 2 adults, mother & daughter staying at the end of May 2016. We stayed for 2 nights in Bush Lodge. It was just wonderful. It is a smallish, developing Game reserve. We drove to Kenton & found reception easily and were given a safe parking space next to the building.All the staff from there on were helpful, welcoming... More 

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

When we receive a Review such as yours Bron, our hearts sing - thank you! We do our best to give our guests a wonderful relaxed but informed stay so it's very rewarding to hear that you appreciated Sibuya's multi-faceted & magical experience & the Bush Lodge team's efforts to fulfil your dreams - they'll be delighted! We've only just... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Sibuye’s bush lodge and would love to plan another visit to relive the experience. The views of the hills and coastline are truly stunning, I could spend hours enjoying them from the deck and look out point. The bush lodge is luxurious and the staff make you feel very welcome and comfortable throughout your... More 

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

Thank you ExpatLondonerZA for the glowing Bush Lodge Review...Lisette, Chris, Dan & the rest of the team will be delighted! Your kind words are very appreciated! Bush Lodge was only added to the Sibuya portfolio in November so it's rewarding to hear good things about it because we feel it adds another dimension to what we already have to offer.... More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Sibuya for two nights, only two nights I have to say. This place is fantastic, it offers you an opportunity to get away from all the stress of modern life ( yes, no WiFi and cell phone reception but who needs it when there is so much around you to see ). We went here during low... More 

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

Hello Michael W - Thank you for the lovely Review. We do our very best to give our guests an informal but informed & personalized stay so we happy to hear that you appreciated their efforts - it's very rewarding for us - thank you! Dave & Pablo really enjoy sharing their knowledge & enthusiasm so would have done their... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

My family and I recently came back from the most wonderful stay at Sibuya! We often go to the bush but Sibuya has to be the most beautiful landscape for a game reserve we have ever been to. The river that winds through the reserve is breathtaking and every game drive starts and ends with a magnificent boat ride. The... More 

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

Hi Jack R to you & the rest of the famly - Many thanks for taking the trouble to post such a great Review! It’s very rewarding to hear that your stay with us was such a success & that you enjoyed the many-faceted experiences that Sibuya has to offer. Dyl, David & the rest of the team at Forest... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Stayed at Forest Camp. Luxury tents set in forest. I could see green Louries in the branches from my shower! Big double bed was comfortable. Bathroom large with bath and shower. Instant hot water. I found it a little dark in the clothes cupboard but that is probably a little picky. Being exposed to the forest and the possibility of... More 

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

Hello David! It was certainly a pleasure to have you with us here at Sibuya...thank you for coming & also for posting a Review. It's good to hear that you enjoyed our spectacular panoramas & the different perspective added by the boats - we think it creates a whole new dimension to the 'bush experience' as it's the only Reserve... More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Stayed with family and young children and had a great experience. Staff were excellent, food was very good and saw lots of animals. Great safari experience. Tents were very well equipped with hit water and electricity.

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

Greetings Luu D to you & the family - it's great to hear that you all enjoyed the personalized experience we strive to give our guests at Sibuya. Thank you for posting a Review. Our game viewing is generally excellent but lately the lions have been a little elusive & we've discovered why - they have two new tiny cubs... More 

Kenton-on-Sea, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Wonderful tented camp on the Kariega River,Kenton on sea. Big 5 game reserve , great birding - had an African Finfoot right at the Camp's jetty this morning ! Experienced,professional rangers and warm and friendly camp staff.

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

Hello Bruce, Pippa, Caroline & Granny - thank you for your continued support - it's very much appreciated & rewarding! We're delighted that you had such a memorable sighting of the elusive immature African Finfoot. Last year we had a similar sighting, so it appears that they're happy with the Estuary if they're choosing to breed in the area. Last... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

we were four families travelled in May 2013 n how did i skip to review my best part of my trip i dont know its never too late i think . From time we from check in to check out or the safari we were pampered we were all veggi but the food was really good we had never thought... More 

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

Greetings Keyurfotariya to you & the rest of the four families - As we say, better late than never! Thank you for remembering us & taking the trouble to post such a rewarding Review even after three years - we so enjoy hearing that we gave our guests lasting happy memories. Rosanne will be delighted to hear that you appreciateed... More 

Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Our son organised a day trip for a group of 8 and we had an excellent day out. I phoned late in the afternoon prior to our trip to ask whether they could provide gluten free meals and this was no problem. Our ranger Mike worked hard and found us lots to see. Food and river trip were excellent. Well... More 

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

Hi Superspur65! Thank you for the lovely Review. It's very rewarding to see that you appreciated our efforts to give a wonderful personalized experience. Rosanne in Catering does her best to be accommodating by keeping up with increasingly demanding dietry requirements...sometimes an extremely inenviable & difficult task! We hope you made memories to treasure. Best wishes from us all at... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sibuya has more navigable river than any other game reserve in South Africa. The unique experience starts immediately with a half-hour boat transfer to River/Forest Camp - luxury en-suite tented accommodation nestled in riverine forest and constructed in an environmentally conscious manner. Guests are hosted and guided by a team of experienced professionals. An abundance of wildlife from elephants to otters, Big Five, cheetah breeding program and prolific bird life await you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp

Address: 39 Eastbourne Road, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range: $321 - $553 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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