Sibuya Game Reserve
  • Kenton on Sea
  • Kenton on Sea

Last Updated: May 2019

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  • 39 Eastbourne Road, Kenton on Sea, South Africa
  • Longitude: 26.633091
  • Latitude: -33.617478
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Accommodation Offered

  • Lodge
  • Luxury Tents


  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • Xhosa
  • Dutch / Flemish

Payment Options

  • American Express
  • Bank Deposit (EFT)
  • Diners Club
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Business Hours

  • Reception and reservations hours

    Monday to Friday 08h00 - 17h00

    Saturdays and Sundays 09h00 - 12h00


  • Rennies Red Stamp Club
  • TripAdvisor
  • AA Highly Recommended
  • Portfolio

About Sibuya Game Reserve

Spanning the magnificent Kariega Estuary on its course to meet the warm Indian Ocean, malaria-free Sibuya is South Africa’s only game reserve accessed solely by boat.

After arriving at Sibuya’s reception near the river mouth in the small town of Kenton-on-Sea, guests embark on a meandering 45 minute boat cruise to the breathtakingly beautiful Reserve.

Leaving behind the wide, golden beaches of the Sunshine Coast, kingfishers, fish eagles, otters, antelope and other wildlife may be spotted in the lush vegetation lining the river valley.

On arrival at either of our camps, both nestling in the forest on the banks of the river, guests settle into their accommodation – luxury en-suite tents on raised wooden decks.

With just four or eight luxury tents in each camp, our professional guides are able to offer you personalised game drives, rewarding walks, exclusive boat trips and fun canoe outings.

Meanwhile, our friendly camp staff will pander to your every need. Swimming and fishing are also on offer, or you might choose to simply relax in a hammock under the trees, book in hand.

The river’s ancient floodplains and the pristine coastal forest play host to an abundance of wildlife: Sibuya is home to nearly 400 species of birds and 45 species of game including the “Big Five”.

The lush, sub-tropical vegetation ensures a high density of wildlife and guarantees one of the best game-viewing experiences in the country.

The tidal river holds its own bounty: crabs, waders, turtles, the occasional small shark and the sight of fish lazily flopping in and out of the water.

Additional activities by arrangement include: fishing; wellness programmes, incorporating massages and horse riding on the beach.

At night, and under starlit skies, the distant roar of the ocean and the soft glow of lanterns are the only distractions as guests are served fine fireside fare in the warm embrace of the evening fire.

The unequalled splendour of the vistas, with the Indian Ocean as their enduring backdrop, will leave you saying “Sibuya” – we will return.

Room / Unit Features

  • Complimentary Bottled Water
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • International Plug Point
  • No Smoking In Rooms
  • Safe
  • Selected Toiletries
  • Tea And Coffee
  • Wake Up Calls

On Site Features

  • Bar (fully Licensed)
  • Braai / Barbeque Area
  • Breakfast : Full English
  • Dinner
  • Child Friendly (all Ages)
  • Childcare / Babysitting Service
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Dining Area
  • Garden
  • Guest Lounge
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Ice In Summer
  • Parking (off Street)
  • Parking (secure)
  • Reception (business Hours Only)
  • Smoking (in Demarcated Areas Only)
  • Smoking (non Indoors)

Area Features

  • Guest Transfers (airport)

Map and Directions to Sibuya Game Reserve

From Port Elizabeth

  • Travelling on the R72, Pass Boesmanriversmond / Bushmans River and then turn right into Kenton-On-Sea
  • Travelling on the N2, just outside Grahamstown take the R343 to Kenton-on-Sea
  • Travel for 47km to Kenton-on-Sea
  • This is Kariega Rd. Follow this road (Kariega Rd) down to the bottom of the hill
  • Just before you get to the river, turn left at the last road, into Eastbourne Rd
  • Our Reception Office and Secure Parking is at No. 39 Eastbourne Rd.

From East London and Port Alfred

  • Travelling on the R72, turn left into Kenton-On-Sea.
  • This is Kariega Rd. Follow this road (Kariega Rd) down to the bottom of the hill.
  • Just before you get to the river, turn left at the last road, into Eastbourne Rd
  • Our Reception Office and Secure Parking is at No. 39 Eastbourne Rd

Safe secure parking at reception

Arrival and departure times

Arrival time 11h30 - Departure time 11h00

Arrival time at reception in Kenton on Sea is 11h30 and the once daily boat transfer to camp departs from reception at 12h00. On departure the boat transfer from camp will reach reception at 11h00, these scheduled boat transfers to and from camp are included in your rate.

Requests for late boat transfers on arrival and early boat transfers on departure need to be made in advance and will incur a cost 

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