Sibuya Game Reserve – Luxury Wildlife Adventure
Kenton-on-Sea's Sibuya Game Reserve offers visitors a unique wildlife and Big Four experience in a malaria free zone. Located midway between the cities of Port Elizabeth and East London, Sibuya Game Reserve is conveniently located for a weekend get-away or a stop over on your tour of South Africa. There is much to see and do at Sibuya and accommodation at the reserve is only the best. Discover the African bush at Sibuya Game Reserve!
Your journey into Sibuya Game Reserve’s 2 000 hectares begins at the reception in Kenton-on-Sea. From there you are ferried by boat along the magnificent Kariega River Estuary. The magnificent landscape of Sibuya encompasses Coastal Forest, East Cape Valley Bushveld and Grassland. With such a varied terrain there is little wonder why it is able to sustain high densities of wildlife, making Sibuya the ideal game-viewing experience. With the Indian Ocean offering a backdrop for the verdant surroundings, there is truly a feast for your eyes. Amongst Sibuya Game Reserve’s vast species are four of South Africa’s Big 5. Also to look out for are the endangered Oribi and Bontebok. Not to be forgotten are zebra, giraffe, black-backed jackal, caracal and the ant bear, totaling some 40 mammal species in the park. Smaller creatures and reptiles also have there place here, so keep your eyes peeled for the monitor lizards, chameleons and leopard tortoises. Keen birders will be delighted by the sheer abundance of varied bird species, about 400 of them. You even stand a chance of viewing the elusive Nerina Trogan and secretive Bard Owl. Along the river banks you are likely to see busy crabs and otters.
Sibuya Game Reserve organizes a number of activities for the pleasure of their visitors. Game drives are held in the morning and evening, however, other times can be arranged. About 18km of the estuary is open for boat trips, which are very popular amongst guests. Guided walks allow you to really get in touch with nature and well trained guides provide interesting facts about your surroundings. Several forms of fishing are possible. The estuary and sea offer endless opportunities for swimming as well as canoeing. Special arrangement activities available through Sibuya Game Reserve include deep sea fishing, historical tours, golf, wellness programs, tennis, water skiing, horse riding and coastal island cruises.
To top off the entire Sibuya Game Reserve experience is the exquisite accommodation at the River Camp. A luxury tented camp with 4 double tents, the River Camp is both comfortable and safe. Add to this the delicious African cuisine and you are left with an African adventure you will not forget.