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Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari

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Address: R46, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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+27 21 430 7260
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Aquila Game Reserve is recognized as a major Cape Town tourist attraction....

Aquila Game Reserve is recognized as a major Cape Town tourist attraction. Aquila has been published in the "World's 21 favourite things to do in Cape Town," and considered one of the top 10 daytrip destinations by Sawubona Magazine.

Aquila offers a wide variety of safaris - day trip safaris, horseback safaris, quad bike safari, overnight and fly-in safaris. There are other activities on offer like 4 x 4 trails, fishing and themed weekend breakaways.

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$190.63*
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Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town
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$355.02*
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Private Tour: Wild Life Safari from Cape Town

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Excellent Day "Safari"

As a few people have mentioned this is more a safari light. However, if you want to spend a few hours driving around to see 4 or the 5 big 5, very close, then this is great. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a few people have mentioned this is more a safari light. However, if you want to spend a few hours driving around to see 4 or the 5 big 5, very close, then this is great. We took our 2 year old son with us as it's one of the few game reserves that let you take young children... More 

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Hamburg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my clients out to Aquila as sightseeing trip while we were having a film shooting in Cape town. Prior to my business trip I had just finished a 3 day safari in Pilanesberg which was excellent so I had a pretty good comparison. The place is pretty big so many visitors are coming in and out but my... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Included breakfast, safari, lunch and transportation to and from. The safari was quite educational and our guide had a great sense of humor as well. We were lucky enough to see quite a few lions, hippos, rhinos, pretty much everything with the exception of giraffes. Overall a great experience!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Upon arriving we were met by a lovely group of employers welcoming us with ice cold Champaign or Grape Juice. I needed to use the bathroom which was perfect for the setting. I was totally blown away by the layout of the place. Sparkling blue swimming pools. Staff were friendly and helpful. The meal that was served was absolutely amazing.... More 

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aquila2016, Manager at Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari, responded to this review

Thanks so much for choosing Aquila! So please you enjoyed your time with us. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked an overnight stay for me and my boyfriend as part of our Cape Town trip (via recommendation) - sadly we were both very dissappointed and should have probably read the comments on tripadviser before booking. First off the place is really expensive for what you get, which is basically buffet meals and a guided tour of an open-air... More 

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aquila2016, Manager at Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post this review. Please provide me with either a surname or booking number which would enable me to further research the issues around the transfer. You can send the information directly to me on marketing@aquilasafari.com. In response to your comments about the safari drive itself, please note that Aquila is a 10,000... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The kids and I took a weekend for ourselves and went out to Aquila. It was absolutely fantastic, the rangers were so informative and they paid special attention to my son who had a thousand and one questions. I could see the love of conservation being born in him. The food was delicious and we just kept eating and eating.... More 

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aquila2016, Manager at Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and especially your comment about your son developing a love for conservation. Education is high up on our list of priorities at Aquila. The future of conservation is in the hands of the children! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had an absolutely fantastic experience at Aquila. The staff were extremely friendly and the rangers knowledgeable. They catered for the whole family (including a 3 year old, which many safaris do not). The setting and surroundings are amazing and the lodges are perfectly luxurious for one or two nights stay. The infinity pool is delightful and the food was a... More 

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aquila2016, Manager at Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review. Pleased you had a great time. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Game drive was nice, however after lunch, i decided to go to the Spa for a treat, hair and nails. at the beginning the staff at the reception felt welcoming and ok, but after 2.5 hrs of braiding my hair, it looked horrible and nothing at all like what i told them, it was so horrible that i couldnt... More 

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aquila2016, Manager at Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time post this review. Please can you send through your booking number to marketing@aquilasafari.com so that we can look into your spa experience. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, I'm not one who usually takes the time to write reviews so that should tell you something! The Aquila safari was the best part of my trip to Africa!!! The animals were beautiful and I was able to see so many up close. Some call this place "an open air zoo," but I still feel the animals were living... More 

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aquila2016, Manager at Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to post this review. I am thrilled your experience was so positive. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early at 7am (I would definitely recommend going for the early slot as you're chances of seeing more animals are higher as they all move to the watering hole early) and had the greeting coffee and rusk which is nice but won't fill you up. As you don't eat proper breakfast until 11 it's definitely worth bringing a... More 

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aquila2016, Manager at Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari, responded to this review

Thanks so much for posting the review. Pleased you had a good time. For your interest the Predator reserve is 400 ha and includes a valley and a mountain. Hope to have you visit us again some time soon. More 

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