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“The BEST game farm in South Africa”

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Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge
Ranked #1 of 10 Kenton-on-Sea B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 June 2010

We spent nothing short of a "magical" weekend at Sibuya. The farm itself is spectacular with the magnificent Karige river winding itself way through the sunny, nature abundant valley. Game drives are a real treat with a wide variety of antelope as well as lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo regularly encountered, and in the distance you can hear the crashing of waves which makes this a truly unique African experience. The accommodation is luxurious with "state of the art" tented suites making you feel at one with nature while down duvets, crisp white linen and the opportunity to have a deep, hot bath leave you with every luxury required to end each perfect day. The hot water bottles are a personal favorite! The staff are personable and friendly (Tyrone was a great ranger) and the food is delicious with a huge selection available at each five course meal. We truly enjoyed our stay and as the name Sibuya means "we will return" with regularity!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 May 2010

My partner and I had the pleasure of spending two nights at River Camp in April 2010. From arriving and being shown our enormous suite which looked out over the river (tented is a whole new level here - massive bed, huge freestanding bath, gorgeous shower, sofa, terrace etc etc!), to meeting our extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide Tyrone we didn't think it could get any better... and that's before we saw any animals or ate any food! The game drives were fantastic - we saw so many animals - elephants, giraffes (including some cute babies!), cheetah, lions and their cubs, numerous antelope and ostrich to name a few, and Tyrone certainly knew his stuff. Although the weather could have been better we still had great hot chocolates in the mornings and sundowners in the evenings on the drives. The food was great too - hearty breakfasts on return from the morning drive and super dinners in the evening around a large table with all the other guests. I've been lucky enough to have been on safari a few times in various countries but this was definitely the most luxurious experience I have had. For my partner it was her first time - and was definitely the highight of our trip to SA. Another friend of mine has visited previously and absolutely loved it - we'll be recommending it to anyone who is visiting SA.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2010

We had an exceptional experience with two nights in Forest Camp and another two in River Camp. Although the camps are not far apart (we did a half-day walk to get from one to the other), they have different characters. We loved them both and the extended stay (they recommended 3 nights, we chose 4) meant we had time for game drives, game walks, boating, fishing, canoeing, a half day on the beach, stargazing, late night chats around the fire and even masages one day! The reserve is split in two by a river and it seems to soothe and soften the whole experience. We saw elephant, rhino, buffalo and lion (so four of the 'big five'), loads of different antelope (inlcuding kudu, waterbuck, oribi, eland, wildebeest and other animals like giraffe) and, although we are not serious birders, it was wildly exciting to see THREE Narina Trogons, a rare and colourful forest bird that the ranger called out of the thick forest by immitaitng their call! Food was five star (only possible criticism was far too much!), room was cleaned by 'invisble helpers', game guides were informative, tents much more spacious and luxurious than their name suggests ... we'll be back!

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2010

We enjoyed every minute of our stay at Sibuya Game Lodge. From the minute we checked in at Kenton-on-Sea we were made to feel like we do not have a care in the world. The boat trip to the lodge was relaxing and the tented rooms were exquisite. There was a wonderful selection of healthy food available during each meal and they stocked the drinks we enjoy. We loved the game drives and the view point! The fact that you can walk on a stunning beach and take a game drive on the same day makes this reserve extra special.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2010

I am no stranger to the bush - but my experience in Sibuya will stay with me forever. What a beautiful bush experience: from swimming in the river on our arrival, to the food - outstanding feasts - to the game: so beautifully shown to us by the excellent ranger - to the location - right on the banks of the river. Everything was done with heart and charm. There is character here and love. The people who run this and own this - love this. And it shows. A completely heavenly three days.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge

Address: 39 Eastbourne Road, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Kenton-on-Sea
Price Range: $653 - $796 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sibuya Game Reserve: 4 -Star Luxury Tented Camps and Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Big 5 Sibuya has more navigable river than any other game reserve in South Africa. The unique experience starts immediately with a 45 minute boat transfer from the village of Kenton-on-Sea to River or Forest Camp - luxury en-suite tented accommodation nestled in riverine forest and constructed in an environmentally conscious manner. Luxurious Bush Lodge, situated just outside the main Reserve in a pristine indigenous forested valley, is accessed the same way and then guests are transferred by game drive vehicle to the Lodge. All buffet-stlye meals & beverages are included - as are canoeing, fishing, swimming, birding etc. Add-on activities at a nominal extra rate include massages, horse riding on the beach and golf. An abundance of wildlife from Elephants to Otters and prolific bird life await you. Guests are hosted and guided by a team of experienced knowledgeable professionals who ensure a memorable personalised stay which will leave you saying 'Sibuya!' - 'We will return!' ... more   less 
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