Monthly Archives: April 2014

Wildlife on Sibuya Game Reserve

There was great excitement when SIBUYA brought in two new superbBUFFALO BULLS (Syncerus caffer) to boost the gene pool. Fortunately the re-location went extremely well… a huge relief as things can go very wrong in a flash when dealing with wild animals.

These two studs came from the arid Free State where there has been a long drought, so heads down and grazing… we don’t think they’d ever seen so much grass! One of them has proved to be elusive in the extreme and has only appeared briefly twice to seemingly check his harem. Even though the herd seemed to accept him without much ado, he disappeared into the thicket again. We’re not sure what he’s up to, but he seems to have chosen to be a loner and thankfully according to reports, is looking fat and flourishing.


ONE OF OUR NEW BUFFALO STUD BULLS


ELEPHANT BULL ON WALK ABOUT

A couple of months ago two of the Big 5 Species – ELEPHANTS (Loxodonta Africana) and the BUFFALOES (Syncerus caffer) suddenly decided to cross over the Kariega River Estuary for the first time and go exploring the south-western side of SIBUYA. The two largest bull ELEPHANTS arrived on the doorstep of FOREST CAMP during the night and gave everyone heart-stopping moments while noisily crashing down trees and undergrowth as they guzzled.

Until they realized that they weren’t under attack by aliens, everyone in Camp was on edge. Bryan shone his torch in the direction of the ‘attack’ and when the intruders were identified, everyone burst out laughing and relaxed considerably! What an experience!

The BUFFALO herd, who had also gone on walk-about were found days later contentedly lying in the grass on a hillside, taking the breezes and chewing their cud as they seemed to admire the view of the sparkling Ocean in the distance.

What a lovely life!

Sibuya Game Reserve

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

Sibuya offers team-building & conferencing programmes for companies or conference groups.

Summer flowers on Sibuya Game Reserve

Early December saw many beautiful flowers everywhere… banks of cheerful yellow CANARY WEED (Senecia)PLUMBAGO (Plumbago auriculata)WEEPING BRIDE’S BUSH (Pavetta lanceolata) and CAPE HONEYSUCKLE (Tecomaria capensis) lined the roadsides making magnificent displays interwoven with various creeping species ofJASMINUM.

Along one of the walkways in FOREST CAMP, a PELAGONIUM ACRAEUM had scrambled high into a RIVER EUPHORBIA (Euphorbia triangularis) along with a sky-blue PLUMBAGO making a very pretty sight.

In the forested areas of SIBUYA, one could see CAPE CHESTNUTS (Calodendrum capense))COAST CORAL-TREES (Erythrina caffra),QUAR (Psydrax obvata) and various BOER-BOON TREES (Schotia) in flower.

On the ground, the CORAL ALOES (Aloe striata- sub-species komaggasensis)) and ‘WHITE’ CRASSULA (Crassula alba) were making a blazing statement in the brightest vermillion in various nooks and crannies.


WEEPING BRIDE’S BUSH IN FULL FLOWER


BRIGHT VERMILLION OF THE CRASSULA ALBA

Sibuya Game Reserve

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

Sibuya offers team-building & conferencing programmes for companies or conference groups.