Sibuya Game Reserve Accommodation Eastern Cape South Africa Kenton on Sea Sunshine Coast

Game Viewing and Tented Camps Kenton on Sea Eastern Cape South Africa

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Tented Camps and Game Lodge

The Under Canvas Experience - Tailored for the guest who desires a genuine African Tented Camp Experience in rustic luxury.


A favourite amongst friends, families and sole-use groups, this small and intimate camp has four beautifully appointed tented rooms, all en suite.

Discretely tucked into a small forest on the river bank, each tented room has been designed with its own unique layout in order to avoid felling trees and to protect as much of the site as possible. A light and airy design lets natureís sights and sounds flood into the generously proportioned guest areas, creating a sense of oneness with the wilderness all around. Ground level pathways and large foldout sofa beds make River Camp particularly well-suited to those with children, and thereís even a playroom tent. Located on an ancient floodplain where an oxbow, or billabong, will one day form, the camp affords spectacular views of the river from its sweeping verandas.

Sibuya's rangers, some of the most experienced in the business, take pride in organising rewarding bush walks, personalised game drives and exclusive boat or canoe trips. Their love of the environment and enthusiasm for their work is infectious, and guests will find them to be not only knowledgeable guides but also gracious hosts.

Part of the purpose of a getaway is to relax! River Camp offers ample opportunity for guests to do this, and few pastimes can be more soporific than lying on a hammock with a book, listening to the birdsong in the trees. At night, the soft glow of lanterns and distant roar of the ocean are the only distractions from the crackling outdoor fire.


Perfectly situated on the banks of the Kariega River, but tucked unobtrusively into the indigenous bush, Forest Camp offers a blend of essential comforts and warm, charming style. Richly coloured local textiles, in shades of rust and burnt orange, are used throughout in support of the regionís weaving community.

The camp, with its long wooden walkways through pristine thicket, has eight en suite tents, complete with luxury furnishings. Designed with a light footprint to protect the surrounding riverine environment, the camp affords views of game on both banks of the river and makes an ideal venue for weddings and small functions.

With no schedules and absolutely no pressure on guests to do anything other than relax, this wonderful camp combines the finest in safari luxury with fabulous service and truly memorable game experiences.

Sibuya's executive chef and his capable team have won rave reviews for the preparation and presentation of their cuisine. Top notch dining is an integral part of any visit to Sibuya with excellent South African wines served in the dining room, on picnics, or under a canopy of stars in the wonderful open air boma.
Suggested Short-Stay Program
11.45 am: Guests arrive at our Reception at 39 Eastbourne Road, Kenton on Sea, for check-in.
12.00 pm: Our riverboat departs for the Reserve and River Camp - it is now time to put away your watch and mobile phone and allow the beauty of the Kariega Valley to enter your soul.
After settling into their tents, guests enjoy a picnic lunch on the deck overlooking the Kariega River.
Guests can choose from a number of afternoon activities and whether to enjoy a game drive, river cruise, canoe trip, bush walk or simply relax at River Camp with a fishing line in the river.
Guests return to camp to freshen up for sundowners followed by a sumptuous dinner cooked on the open fire.
Afterwards, an evening game drive is taken under the starlit sky.
Return to camp for a fireside nightcap, whilst listening to the serenading nightjars and hooting owls.
Next morning, a full breakfast is served after which guests leave for a morning game drive to the Look Out, high above the Kariega River and overlooking a Fish Eagle's nest.
12.00pm: Departing guests return by boat to our Reception in Kenton on Sea. Unfortunately, it is now time to find the watch and switch on the phone!
It is now that you will understand the true meaning of "Sibuya" - we will return.
Please note

To truly appreciate the beauty of Sibuya and enjoy its many sights and activities, we recommend a minimum two-night stay.

Our Under Canvas experience includes all boat trips, game drives, meals and drinks (incl. beer and wine).


Sibuya Game Reserve Accommodation in the Malaria Free Eastern Cape South Africa Kenton on Sea Sunshine Coast.