About Sibuya Game Reserve
Sibuya Game Reserve is malaria-free and conveniently situated near Kenton on Sea on the Sunshine Coast, just 130 kms from Port Elizabeth. Based at the secluded Camp on the banks of the Kariega River, guests are a short boat trip from the river mouth and Kenton's idyllic beaches.
Guests are collected at the river mouth (The River is an Estuary) in the small town of Kenton on Sea, where safe parking is provided, and the unique experience starts immediately with a gentle cruise up the Estuary to the game reserve 9kms upstream.
Sibuya Game Reserve incorporates the unique East Cape Valley Bushveld, Grasslands and Coastal Forests. Antelope abound, including the rare Bontebok and Oribi. Giraffe and Zebra silhouetted against an Indian Ocean backdrop complete a truly memorable picture.
The ancient floodplains and pristine coastal forest host an abundance of wildlife: nearly 400 bird species and 45 species of wildlife including the “Big Five”. The lush vegetation ensures a high density of wildlife and one of the best game-viewing experiences in the country.
After settling in to the accommodation - luxury en-suite tents on raised wooden decks - guests are able to map out their own programme with their guide.
Situated 11km from the estuary mouth
Only four tents ensure an exclusive and personalised experience
Four Star Graded by TGCSA
Graded Highly Recommended by AA Travel
Only eight tents ensure an exclusive and personalised experience
Four Star Graded by TGCSA
Graded Superior AA Travel
A mixture of game drives, river cruises and guided walks will enthrall those with a desire to fill the day, whilst hammocks in the trees or a fishing line dangling in the water will suit those who wish to take it easy.
ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES:
For the really energetic canoeing and deep-sea fishing can all be provided at extremely reasonable rates. But what makes this a truly memorable experience is the unequalled splendour of the vistas as one views game against the magnificent backdrop of pristine coastal forest and the sea a few kilometres away.
Completing the "under canvas" experience are the tranquil evenings around the campfire listening to the lapping waters in the river and the night calls of the bush while feasting on our superb cuisine. In true bush camp tradition all the distractions are removed as the absence of electricity ensures the experience is not spoilt by the sounds of modern society. Professional guides and an abundance of game and birds will leave you saying "Sibuya" - we will return.
ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE:
Activities included in package rates: game drives; river cruises; guided walks; fishing; fly fishing; canoeing; swimming (in the river and sea); birding; beach walks.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE:
Activities not included but offered as extras and needing to be booked in advance: horse-riding' deep-sea fishing, rock and surf fishing, horse riding, spa treatments', historical tours and guided bird walks.
CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES:
A warm jacket is essential for evening boat cruises, even in mid summer. Long pants are also recommended for evenings. Don't forget a swimming costume. Suntan lotion (preferably waterproof) and sun block are essential all year.
HEALTH & CLIMATE:
The Eastern Cape weather is notoriously variable but the Sunshine Coast is so called as this area boasts the most sunshine hours in South Africa. The temperatures are very mild all year averaging 25º C in summer and 20º C in winter.