Award winner, Sibuya is a unique safari destination. It has more navigable river than any other game reserve in South Africa. Consequently, for birding, it is hard to beat: there are nearly 400 different species. This beautiful game reserve is sanctuary to an abundance of diverse wildlife from elephants to otters, and almost everything in between, including the Big Five.
Sibuya covers some 30 square kms of varied terrain and vegetation. From moderately open river plains, pristine Lower Albany Thicket, patches of Cape Fynbos to a windswept, grassy plateau favoured by the larger grazing animals. Sibuya supports a high density of wildlife, ensuring an intensive and varied game-viewing experience.
As Sibuya is an Eco destination, the camps are run almost exclusively on solar power, weather permitting. With light pollution kept to a minimum, the atmosphere is wonderful. There is no WIFI, television, air conditioning, electric fans and only intermittent mobile signal – we encourage our guest to embrace nature while with us.
Arrival at the reserve is via a 45 minute boat cruise or transfer with a guide… so your wildlife experience starts straight away. Professional rangers offer personalised game drives, rewarding walks, exclusive boat trips and fun canoe outings.
Swimming and fishing are also on offer, or you might choose to simply relax in a hammock under the trees – book in hand. We pride ourselves on our delicious fresh, healthy buffet-style meals served al fresco or in one of the beautiful lapas.
Your choice of accommodation:
Forest Camp: The ultimate big-5 bush safari in a luxurious eco tented camp. (Adults and children of 12 years)
On the banks of the Kariega River, Forest Camp offers a blend of essential comforts and warm, charming style. The camp blends in with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment where guests can enjoy abundant wildlife, beautiful scenery, delicious food, local beverages and, of course, our warm hospitality. Meandering bush paths connect eight luxurious en-suite tents, each offering complete privacy and with their own wooden decks. Each tent has good living space with fireplace and a full bathroom.
River Camp: Secluded camp with 4 luxury en-suite tents. (Family camp for all ages)
Tucked into a small forest on the river bank, it is an idyllic setting where guests can immerse themselves in nature’s magnificence. Well designed to minimize the environmental footprint and preserve the riverine environment. Natural sights and sounds flood in, creating a sense of oneness with the wilderness around.
Bush Lodge: Once-in-a-lifetime exclusive big-5 bush experience with 4 luxury thatched, and secluded cottage suites. (Adults and children over 12 years)
This stylish bush destination, in an indigenous forested valley, has all the luxury and modern amenities of a 4* Lodge. Guests are assured of a relaxing, exclusive and personalized experience.
Spacious viewing decks surround the main lodge overlook the wooded valley below. A sparkling swimming pool is an inviting alternative to the Kariega River Estuary and is an ideal place to relax and refresh between game drives or other activities.
Packages are all inclusive: Accommodation, all meals, local beverages, arrival and departure boat transfers, afternoon and morning game drives, bush walking, fishing, canoeing and VAT. There is an additional compulsory Rhino Conservation Levy per person per night for the protection of our rhino via our Rhino Foundation.
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