Tented Camps and Game Lodge
The Under Canvas Experience -
Tailored for the guest who desires a genuine African Tented Camp Experience in
favourite amongst friends, families and sole-use groups, this small and intimate
camp has four beautifully appointed tented rooms, all en suite.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
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
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
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).