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2 nights sibuya & 2 nights Kariega game reserves

Hosted by Ralph Kirsten in the malaria free Eastern Cape safari destination

Sibuya Game Reserve

Kariega Game Reserve - River Lodge




5 Days Luxury WIldlife Safari


On this Lodge safari you will spend 2 nights at Sibuya Game Reserve and then transfer to Kariega Game Reserve and stay at their River Lodge for 2 nights.

  • Exclusive Big 5, 5 star game reserves
  • Amazing wildlife & photographic opportunities
  • Luxurious Accommodation
  • Game drives, walks and a range of activities
coffee bay wild coast walking
coffee bay wild coast walking
coffee bay wild coast walking
coffee bay wild coast walking
coffee bay wild coast walking

Day 1&2: Sibuya Private Game Reserve

Malaria-free Sibuya Game Reserve is an Eco destination which is positioned on the Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape, approximately 130 kms from Port Elizabeth or East London. Guests are welcomed at Sibuya’s Reception which is situated near the Kariega River mouth in the small seaside town of Kenton-on-Sea, where safe parking is provided. 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 to the Reserve, setting the tone for the unique experience to follow – from the Ocean to the Bush.

Guests are either based at one of the two solar-powered, secluded luxury tented Camps tucked away in the forest on the banks of the Kariega River or at stunning Bush Lodge situated just outside the main Reserve in a pristine, densely forested valley.

Sibuya Game Reserve incorporates the unique East Cape Valley Bushveld, Grasslands and Coastal Forests. Antelope abound, including the rare Bontebok and Oribi. Elephants, Giraffe and Zebra silhouetted against an Indian Ocean backdrop complete a truly memorable picture.

The ancient floodplains and pristine coastal forest host an abundance of wildlife: nearly 400 bird species and 45 species of wildlife including the “Big Five”. The lush vegetation ensures a high density of animals and one of the best game-viewing experiences in the country is guaranteed

Day 3 & 4: Kariega Private Game Reserve – River Lodge

Kariega Private Game Reserve is home to the famous white Rhino named as Thandi. She is the survivor of a poaching incident where her horn was taken but she survived…just! Now the success lives on – she has given birth and successfully mothered her calf. Get to know more about this and many other conservation success stories with your guide and host – Ralph Kirsten


River Lodge is one-of-a-kind. 10 spacious, air conditioned and tastefully appointed thatched suites meander along the banks of the Bushmans River, offering the most discerning of guests luxurious peace and tranquility. Inside the Lodge guests can find a quiet spot in one of the lounges, page through a book in the library, relax at the pool or take in the view from the magnificent deck which overhangs the river. Unique features include excellent river fishing and canoeing.

Nestled on the banks of the Bushmans River, this Lodge is unique in that it connects a Big 5 game reserve to the sea. Our optional daily boat cruises ferry our guests through the quaint village of Kenton-on-sea to its picturesque and user friendly beaches.

Safari Lodge Suites

10 spacious, luxuriously appointed, en-suite thatched suites. All air-conditioned with an overhead fan. Guests can relax, view game and enjoy the stunning vistas from their private patio.


last day wild coast walking
Day 5: Morning Safari & Transfer

Day of departure – transfer to Port Elizabeth or Port Alfred after breakfast and a last safari drive to leave those lasting memories…

Rates: 2019

R55 500-00 per person sharing
R62 000-00 single supplement


Local expert & Specialist guide & host Ralph Kirsten for the duration

All transfers

Safari drive twice daily

Guided bush walks

Full board luxury accommodation



Personal drinks

Personal travel insurance


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