Sibuya Forest Camp

Superbly perched on the banks of the Kariega River Estuary, Sibuya Forrest Camp’s 8 luxury tents are tucked into the indigenous bush. Each tent has a full bathroom and comfortable living space with a fireplace. The absence of electricity at Sibuya Forrest Camp ensures that the experience is not spoiled by the noise of modern civilization. Since eco-camps are run almost entirely by solar power, there is no Wi-Fi, television, air conditioning, or electric fans, and only intermittent mobile signal, making for a truly soulful experience in nature’s magnificence. A true submersion into the essence of the wild; at Sibuya Forrest Camp guests are encouraged to enjoy the nature around them in a host of exciting activities. After an exciting day at Sibuya Game reserve, dinners are a delectable African style buffet hosted in the boma or on one of the expansive decks under glistening African skies. Here, personal attention and world-class hospitality are guaranteed.


There is no question that Sibuya Game Reserve provides one of the most unique Big 5 safari experiences in South Africa. Situated in the Eastern Cape seaside village of Kenton-on-Sea, a 45-minute boat cruise takes guests to a selection of luxury eco-camps along the Kariega River. Sibuya Game Reserve boasts more navigable river than any other game reserve in South Africa. The varied, sub-tropical vegetation across the landscapes and river ensure a high density of wildlife. The reserve is home to over 400 bird species and 45 species of wildlife. Big 5 sightings are frequent on game drives as are zebra, giraffe, eland, jackal, oribi, and bontebok. The team at Sibuya Game Reserve is what really makes your Eastern Cape safari unforgettable. Your dedicated expert ranger at Sibuya Forest Camp will accompany you on all your game drives and even join you for dinner if you please, to share stories and find out what’s on your wildlife bucket list. Although Sibuya Forest Camp only accommodates children over 12 years, River Camp accommodates Children of all ages.


  • Game Drives
  • Birding
  • River Cruises
  • Fishing
  • Beach Walks
  • Canoeing
  • Fly Fishing


  • Big five game drives
  • Kariega River
  • Unique Eco-camp experience
  • Superb views

Closest airport

Port Elizabeth Airport – 134km

Children policy

Children over 12 years are welcome at Forest Camp.


2 Game drives daily with a dedicated ranger, selected activities, all meals, alcoholic drinks, and non-alcoholic beverages.


Babysitting, outsourced horse-riding activities, in-room spa treatments, and transfers.


Low: 01 May – 30 September

High: 01 October – 15 December

& 16 January – 30 April

Peak: 16 December – 15 January

Terms & conditions

  • Rates are per person sharing, per night
  • Single supplement of 50% applicable

Accommodation Options

Tented Suites

Sleeps 3 Adults

Forest Camp features eight secluded tents furnished with en-suite bathrooms, king beds, luxurious linen, and a fireplace. Four of the tents include a pull-out sleeper divan for a child sharing with parents. As an eco-destination, the camp is mainly Read moresolar-powered, with gas backup. Energy-efficient lighting is used as well as solar lamps. With the absence of Wi-Fi, television, air conditioning, and fans guests can fully enjoy the natures uninterrupted beauty. Less

Refer to seasons and T&C's above

Peak season CA$ 416 per per person, per night
High Season CA$ 327 per person, per night
Low Season CA$ 327 per person, per night

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Getting there

By Road

The reserve is a 90-minute drive from Port Elizabeth or a 9-hour drive from Cape Town, both on the scenic N2 highway. Driving from Cape Town takes you through the Garden Route for approximately 800km from which you will take the R72 driving another 77km to Sibuya.



Flights from all major centres in South Africa to Port Elizabeth airport.


Flight Duration

  • Cape Town to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Durban to Port Elizabeth: 1 hour 20 minutes