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. Perfectly situated on the banks of the Kariega River, but tucked unobtrusively into the indigenous bush, Forest Camp offers a blend of essential comforts and warm, charming style. This camp, with its long wooden walkways through pristine thicket, has eight en-suite tents, complete with luxury furnishings.
Top-notch dining is an integral part of any visit to Sibuya, with excellent South African wines served in the dining room, on picnics, or under a canopy of stars in the open-air boma.
Professional guides are able to offer you game drives, bush walks, boat trips, and beach and bush picnics. Swimming, canoeing, and fishing are also on offer. 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. Additional activities by arrangement include: massages and horse-riding on the beach.
Why we like it
Unique boat-based safari activities; Quaint forest camp; Good game-viewing; Luxurious accommodation and facilities
|Accommodation Type:||Full Board|
|Rates from:||$300 - $500 p.p.p.d.|
|Max No of Guests:||20|
Grading and Accreditation
|Star Grading:||4 Stars|
|Green Rating Accreditation:||No|
|Responsible Tourism Certified:||No|
|Details||Distance (Km)||Travel Time (Min)|
|Nearest Major City||Port Elizabeth||130km||1.5h|
|Nearest Major Airport||Port Elizabeth||130km||1.5h|
|Nearest Hospital||Port Elizabeth||25km||30min.|
SecondaryGuided Game Drive
Beach and Bush Picnics
Credit cards accepted
Safari typeSomething Different
Specialist SpeciesBig 5
400 bird species
Suitable forSolo Travellers