Sibuya, one of South Africa’s most unique Safari destinations,
has more navigable river than any other game reserve in
South Africa. Consequently, as a birding destination it is
hard to beat as there are nearly 400 different species. This
breathtakingly 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
offers accommodation in two private and exclusive luxury
tented game lodges and prides itself on superb cuisine.
Sibuya’s reception is in the holiday village of Kenton-on-
Sea in the Eastern Cape Province, about 140kms (80 miles)
equidistant from Gqeberha and East London. A natural
extension to any trip, from Cape Town up the Garden Route,
and easily accessible from Gqeberha which is a short flip from
the major cities of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
Charter flights to Port Alfred are less than a 20min transfer
to the game park. The unique experience starts immediately
with a half-hour boat transfer up the Kariega estuary to River
Camp or Forest Camp. Leaving the beach, turtles, dolphins
and whales might be seen near the river mouth. Both camps
nestle in riverine forest and have been constructed in an
environmentally conscious manner. Guests are hosted and
guided by a team of experienced professionals.