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Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Our three night stay was enjoyable, but it could have been great if a few basics were practiced and a little more attention to detail. The staff were friendly and welcoming, and Bryan, our ranger was fun, knowledgeable, willing and helpful. The reception was efficient and the accommodation was comfortable. The walks along the boardwalk were always exhilarating and pleasant.... More 

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

Greetings Aeraille! Many thanks for taking the time to post a review- we truly appreciate your input- thank you! We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Sibuya & made some memories to treasure with Bryan. Please accept our sincere apologies for the aspects that you enlist in your review. In response, I would like to mention that our... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I would, and have already recommended Sibuya with no holds barred. The staff is fantastic and personable, knowledgeable and a good dose of humor thrown in. I felt that they really cared about my experience. I got fantastic pics of lions, Cape Buffalo, several groups of Rhino and a host of other beautiful creatures close up. Sibuya maintains an excellent... More 

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

Hi Ilseallen....thanks for the excellent review...very much appreciated & music to our ears as we pride ourselves in our more personalized approach! Would love to see your pics...perhaps post them on our Facebook site? you were obviously lucky with the lions, they've been elusive lately because of the cubs.Hope you'll revisit us in the not too distant future. Best wishes... More 

Stuttgart
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

i just got back from a day trip at sibuya game reserve and this was just a wonderful day - thank you! we were 7 ppl in a group and all of us enjoyed this unforgettable experience at sibuyas. after a short (approx. 1 hour) boat drive, we had a yummy dinner at their camp, before getting on the car.... More 

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

Hi Stev We're so glad that you & your group enjoyed your Day Trip with Chris & made memories to treasure...this is music to our ears! Thank you for your great review! The next time you're in our area, please treat yourselves to the true magic of Sibuya by spending a night or two in one of our stunning Camps.... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We were travelling from Ireland and we were given our overnight stay as a present from South African friends. From the moment we arrived till we left we were extremely well looked after. The accomodation, the food, the tour, everything ran smoothly. Our guide was knowledgeable and funny and made us enjoy our time. It was our 30th. Wedding anniversary... More 

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

Hi Ana & Sean, Congratulations on your Anniversary! We're so happy that you created memories to treasure here with us & rated your stay at Forest Camp with Bryan so highly. Maybe the next time you come to our beautiful country, you'll return to visit us...after all, "Sibuya" means "We have returned!" Wishing you "Happy Days"...best wishes from us all. More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The quality of the accommodation, the food, the location and the game and bird viewing are all absolutely superb. From the 45 minute boat trip at the start right through to departure we hada fantastic time and would not hesitate to go back next time we are in SA. We have stayed On a game reserve before and enjoyed in... More 

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

We really love it when our guests appreciate our piece of paradise as we do! Thank you for the great review! We look forward to hosting you again when next you come to SA. 'Sibuya' means we have returned! Best wishes from us all. More 

Calgary
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in the River Camp and had a great time. I really liked the smaller, more intimate feeling of this game reserve...it was nice to spend time with some of the other travelers from around the world, talk over meals, and have a swim in the river. The tents were great - very spacious, comfortable, and I... More 

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

Greetings to you Travelgurl from all at Sibuya! We're delighted that we were a hit with you! I'll pass on your kind words to Sean. Thanks for the great review! Please revisit us if you return to our beautiful country. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

As the website says - your experience starts the moment you step onto /into the boat which takes you to your lodge of choice. All the staff are wonderful and you feel truly relaxed and welcome. This is a wonderful tented camp, very close to nature and animals of all shapes and sizes ; great detail is given to your... More 

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

Hello Tammy600 We're delighted that you enjoyed the more intimate 'feel' we like our guests to experience while at Sibuya. Thank you! I'll pass on your great review to all at River Camp. We look forward to hosting you again. Best wishes from us all. More 

Westbourne, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This was such a lovely experience, we were the first tourists to see the brand new week old lion cubs thanks to Chris our ranger who was knowledgable kind and interesting, he loved his job and it showed. The food was excellent, some of the best we had on our holiday, this visit to Sibuya was the highlight of our... More 

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Thank borntotravel1990
carol f, Owner at Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camp, responded to this review

Hi Borntotravel...thank you for your superb rating...music to our ears! You were so lucky to see the lion cubs...they've hardly been seen since, much to everyone's frustration. Obviously the mother isn't too willing to subject them to prying eyes yet! Did you see the lovely pic that Chris posted on our Face Book site, of the mother carrying a cub... More 

Göteborg
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Such a great experience we had at Sibuya forest camp. Ranger Bryan was an excellent guide! Knew the reserve as his own pocket, explained and taught us a lot about the wildlife. Moreover he was friendly, funny, witty and very sociable. Beds in the tent were very comfortable, bathroom with all equipment needed. The meals were delicious, kitchen staff really... More 

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

Hello Ninni TG & Family Many thanks for choosing Sibuya! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with Bryan at Forest Camp....I'll pass on your excellent review! Hopefully we'll welcome you back one day! Best wishes to you all. More 

Divonne-les-Bains, France
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We just came back from SA & this was THE most impressive & memorable experience we had in this country!!! We slept in really lovely tents and did 4 Games (2 at 6 am & 2 in the afternoon). Our Ranger Brian was really friendly & gave us a lot of information on the reserve & on the different animals... More 

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

Hello Ge F We're passionate about what we do, so when you're happy, so are we! Thank you for the great review, we'll pass it on to Bryan...so glad you had a wonderful time. We look forward to you returning one day...Sibuya means 'We have returned!'. 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
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  • 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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