Spanning the magnificent Kariega Estuary on its course to meet the warm Indian Ocean, malaria-free Sibuya is South Africa’s only ‘Big 5’ game reserve accessed solely by boat. After arriving at Sibuya’s reception near the river mouth in Kenton-on-Sea, guests embark on a meandering 45 minute boat cruise to the breathtakingly beautiful Reserve. Leaving behind the wide, golden beaches of the Sunshine Coast, kingfishers, fish eagles, otters, antelope and other wildlife may be spotted.
With just four or eight luxury tents in each camp and 4 elegant suites in the lodge, our professional guides are able to offer you personalised game drives, rewarding walks, exclusive boat trips and sumptuous beach and bush picnics. Swimming, canoeing and fishing are also on offer, or you might choose to simply relax in a hammock under the trees, book in hand. The ancient floodplains and pristine coastal forest play host to an abundance of wildlife: nearly 400 species of birds and 45 species of game including the “Big Five”. The sub-tropical vegetation ensures a high density of wildlife and one of the best game-viewing experiences in the country. The estuary holds its own bounty: crabs, turtles, the occasional small shark and fish flopping in and out of the water. Additional activities by arrangement include: massages; horse riding on the beach. Under starlit skies, the distant roar of the ocean and the soft glow of lanterns are the only distractions as guests are served fine fireside fare in the warm embrace of the evening fire. The unequalled splendour of the vistas, with the Indian Ocean as their enduring backdrop, will leave you saying “Sibuya” – we will return.
In Room Facilities:
Forest Camp and River Camp:
Double or twin beds, en-suite bathroom, guest amenities.
Towels, fireplace, safe, information booklet, cupboard, suite case rack.
Double beds only, en-suite bathroom, guest amenities.
Towels, fireplace, safe, information booklet, cupboard, suite case rack, air conditioner.
Sibuya’s main Reception, situated in the holiday village of Kenton-on-Sea in the Eastern Cape Province, is about 130 kms (80 miles) equidistant from Port Elizabeth and East London. A stay at Sibuya is a natural extension to any trip from Cape Town up the Garden Route and is easily accessible from Port Elizabeth which is a short flight from the major cities of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
Sibuya is home to nearly 400 species of birds and 45 species of game including the 'Big Five'. The lush, sub-tropical vegetation ensures a high density of wildlife and guarantees one of the best game-viewing experiences in the country. The tidal river holds its own bounty: crabs, waders, turtles, the occasional small shark and the sight of fish lazily flopping in and out of the water. Swimming, fishing, bush walking and canoeing are also on offer, or you might choose to simply relax in a hammock under the trees, book in hand. Additional activities by arrangement include: massages in the privacy of your tent or suite; horse riding on the beach.
Big 5 game drives, river cruises, bush walking, fishing, canoeing, swimming, beach and bush picnics
Additional activities on request: massages, horse riding on the beach