An encounter with Brett the Cape fur seal

One of the most unique experiences while travelling up the beautiful and scenic Kariega River to SIBUYA GAME RESERVE from Kenton on Sea  is to be lucky enough to encounter Brett the Cape fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus).

Brett was rescued as a pup when he was washed up on one of the local beaches. He was then hand-reared and released back into his natural environment. Instead of going back to the seal colony (one of the most easterly in SA) situated about 40 km west of Kenton on Sea, Brett decided to stay in the area  and we therefore have the privilege of seeing him frolicking in and around the Bushman’s and Kariega Rivers.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Grobler, guests of ours who visited us in May were lucky enough to see Brett hunting and catching Rays found in the river… the sighting lasted over 45 enthraling minutes!

Brett surfaces with his freshly caught ray…

Brett thrashing his prey…

Photos kind courtesy of: Carl Grobler

Sibuya Game Reserve

Birding enthusiasts can take a boat or canoe up the estuary to search for some of the 6 varieties of local kingfisher. Or head downstream to the beach to see the multitude of waders, terns and gulls. A walk in the pristine thicket forest is the best way to see the shy Narina Trogon and every game drive reveals a host of raptors from the common buzzards to the more rare Bateleur, Crowned Eagle or Fish Eagles. Night drives are made special by the numbers and varieties of owls and nightjars caught in the spot light.

If you are planning an African Safari, or want to stay at a Game Reserve in South Africa, or a Game Reserve near the Garden Route, or are looking for that perfect Game Reserve Wedding Venue, then why not visit Sibuya for that ultimate African Bush Experience! Sibuya is a Malaria Free Game Reserve


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