Sustainable Tourism

Sibuya Game Reserve

Located on the coast at Kenton on Sea in the Eastern Cape and spanning the magnificent Kariega Estuary on its course to meet the warm Indian Ocean, the malaria-free Sibuya Game Reserve, Tented Camps and Lodge is South Africa’s only Big 5 game reserve accessed solely by boat.

Sibuya provides a personalised African bush experience that is acknowledged as being ecologically, socially and financially sustainable.


A few of the myriad ways that Subuya maintains its low-impact, sustainable tourism reputation as a Big-5 safari attraction include:

  • Recruiting and training staff from the local community;
  • Purchasing goods and services locally,
  • On-site recycling and composting;
  • Restricting energy consumption to solar power,
  • Using low-energy light bulbs and slow-burning lanterns;
  • Using CFC-free refrigeration and gas grillers and hobs for cooking;
  • Providing guests with still-water decanters and re-usable water bottles (Sibuya recently installed a desalination plant to produce their own prepared water for decanters and ice),
  • Regular river cleanups.

The list is extensive and includes ongoing environmental rehabilitation of purchased farmland surrounding the reserve.

Browse through the links below or better yet, make a booking.


Tel: +27 (0)46 648 1040
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @SibuyaGameRes
TripAdvisor: Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Camps
Eco Atlas: Sibuya Game Reserve


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