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South Africa Tourism Awards

Type: Accommodation – Lodge
Category: Unique Experience

Motivation for award: Unique experience because of access only by boat from the estuary

Region: Eastern Cape / Sunshine coast

Sibuya Game Reserve and Lodge Pty Ltd

Unique river-safari experience

Situated along the malaria-free Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape, Sibuya Game Reserve qualifies as one of South Africa’s most unique safari and eco-destinations. A subtropical coastal paradise spanning across undulating ridges and nestled among ancient river valleys, Sibuya harbours a unique and thriving African wilderness abounding with furry and feathered inhabitants including the Big5.
Guests are welcomed at Sibuya’s reception situated near the Kariega River mouth in the small seaside town of Kenton-on-Sea. The adventure starts with a gentle meandering 11km boat transfer from the river mouth and Kenton’s idyllic Blue Flag beaches, up the stunning Kariega River Estuary into Sibuya, setting the tone for the unique experiences to follow – from the ocean to the bush.
 The nature of Sibuya’s unique lodges reflect their dedication to an authentic African wilderness. Here guests are either based at one of the two solar-powered, secluded luxury eco-tented camps tucked away in the forest on the banks of the Kariega River or at stunning Bush Lodge situated in a pristine, densely forested valley.

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Nicki Attiwell – 31.05.2022
Came here in 2019 and loved it so much I booked again. Due to the pandemic haven’t been but will be there later this year. The whole experience is fantastic the people, the place the animals and nothing is too much trouble. The best place I have visited

Judith Stegeman – 31.05.2022
It is truly a unique experience to leave your vehicle together with your everyday concerns in the car park. With every bend in the river one feels more at one with the beautiful natural surroundings of the Sibuya Reserve.

Carol Crandon – 31.05.2022
The best

Ledean Cummins – 31.05.2022
Please send my R1000 travel Voucher.

Deanne Huddy – 31.05.2022
The best!

Genevieve Geldenhuys – 31.05.2022
Sibuya is a piece of paradise right at our doorstep. Visiting them is a once in a lifetime experience that will leave you feeling inspired and revitalised.

El-Marie Fraser – 08.05.2022
Love nature and wilderness.

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