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River Camp at Sibuya

Tucked in a scenic indigenous forest, the eco-minded River Camp at Sibuya Game Reserve manages to immerse guests into nature without compromising comfort.  Here, personal attention and world-class hospitality are guaranteed.  This four-star eco-camp overlooks the banks of the Kariega River from secluded timber decks. Enjoy tranquil evenings, sitting around the campfire and listening to the sounds of the wild.  Dinners are a scrumptious African style buffet hosted in the boma or on one of the expansive decks under glistening African skies. River Camp consists of luxury tents all including a full bathroom and comfortable living space. The absence of electricity 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.  So sit back at River Camp and relax in the lounge or on your deck and watch different wildlife wander past in the heart of the bush.

 

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 safari unforgettable. Your dedicated expert ranger will accompany you on all your game drives and even join you for dinner if you please, to share stories and find out what is on your wildlife bucket list.

Activities

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

Highlights

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

Closest airport

Port Elizabeth Airport – 134km

Children policy

Children of all ages are allowed on the game drives and at River Camp. More Details Private game drives are arranged complimentary for parents with children under 6.

  • Children 03 - 12 years pay 50% of the per person sharing rate
  • No charge for children 0 - 2 sharing with their parents
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Included

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

Excluded

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

Seasons

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 2 Adults, 2 children

River Camp features four spacious tented units, each with king beds, a fireplace and en-suite bathrooms with a bathtub and shower. Ground-level walkways and large sofa beds make River Camp ideal for children sharing with their parents. As an eco-destination, Read morethe camp is mainly solar-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 R5 800 per person, per night
High Season R5 150 per person, per night
Low Season R4 050 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.

 

Flying

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