Sibuya Game Reserve Game Lodge Accommodation Eastern Cape

Sibuya Game Reserve

Game Lodge at 39 Eastbourne Road, Kenton-On-Sea, Sunshine Coast, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests40
  • Units/Rooms16

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.

River Camp:
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

Forest Camp:
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.


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 package rates: game drives; river cruises; guided walks; fishing; fly fishing; canoeing; swimming (in the river and sea); birding; beach walks.


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.


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.


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.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Airport transfers


AA Quality Assured Accommodation SuperiorHand Picked by SA-Venues.comRecommended on TripAdvisor

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  • ZAR 6810
  • per unit per nightbased on 2 persons

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.678258332666665
Longitude: 26.677186110444445

Closest airport(s)
East London Airport - 150km
Port Alfred Airport - 25km
Port Elizabeth Airport - 120km

Children policy
Children 3 years and older are welcome in the River Camp and children 13 years and older are welcome in the Forest Camp, camp beds are available on request when sharing with parents.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 11h30
Check-out by 11h00

Exceptions to check-in times may be arranged in advance, please enquire.

Listed on
December 2005 - 3 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

We were lucky enough to spend three nights in this amazing place. Everything is well thought out, for the animals, the environment and certainly the...

Jane Elliott, Salisbury, UK Travellers' Rating


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