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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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US$192,78*
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Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town
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US$359,02*
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Private Tour: Wild Life Safari from Cape Town

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......you are on a short trip to Cape Town and won't be going to Kruger or maybe you have kids under 5 and you don't want to necessarily take the malaria risk of going to Kruger... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

......you are on a short trip to Cape Town and won't be going to Kruger or maybe you have kids under 5 and you don't want to necessarily take the malaria risk of going to Kruger with kids under 5 (not recommended anyway). The reviews are right that this is sort of a "glorified zoo" in way. You'll see elephants,... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was really questioning whether I should do this 'safari' or not based on looking at previous reviews, and I think the park is a mixture of what everyone is saying. My summary: -The drive to Aquila is beautiful, you get to see more of 'real Africa' and some little towns and perhaps animals (baboons, ostriches) on the way. -... More 

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Thank RoomieTunes
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently just got back from a trip to Aquila Private Game Reserve and it was a dream come true! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful! The resort was clean and rooms were nice! I traveled with my sister and best friend but were told that the reserve could not accommodate a triple person room however when we got... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me start off by saying that the staff was very nice and gracious. My review is based on my experience through-out traveling in Africa. I stayed in one of the cottages, they don't have screens on the windows so you can't keep the window open without getting lots of bugs inside. That should be a standard to have screens... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful safari experience. We made the reservation online for a day safari. Breakfast and lunch buffet is prettu diverse. The drive in the Safari took around 3hours, with a stop at the end where they offer drinks and toilet stop (toilets are clean and well maintained) Guide was funny and charismatic, gave a lot of informations. He drove the big... More 

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

Awesome. Thanks for giving us a fantastic 5-star review. We valua your comments and appreciate the time you took t write to us. More 

Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went just for the day and arrived in time for breakfast. Great selection of delicious food! As we were a big group, we did the Game Drive. Our guide was very helpful and gave us a lot of information about each animal we saw. It was amazing to see animals up close. An elephant even walked right up to... More 

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

Hello. It is great to read comments of guests that ha a wonderful time. We strive to give visitors a great experience and your review proves that our teams are on par. Thanks for writing to us. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first safari and whilst the 10,000 hectares the reserve covers is not large by Kruger National Park standards, it was enjoyable and informative. The drives were well organised and the tour guide entertaining, on both the dusk and the dawn drive respectively. I would love to say that all wild animals should be in the wild, but... More 

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

God day. Thanks for the fantastic 5-star review! We appreciate the comments. We cannot wait to welcome you back to enjoy the horseback safari. See you soon. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The safari was fun. The guides were knowledgeable and passionate about the animals. I think it's a good safari to go on with kids as it is on a private wildlife reserve and there is not a lot of waiting around to see animals. We saw 4/ big 5 -no leopards although they do have some on the reserve. I... More 

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

Hello. Thank you for the great review. We value your comments as it is feedback like yours that help us improve o the already excpetional services on offer. More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good experience ,well organised with informative guides. Rooms are fine Food is buffet drinks are reasonable priced Lots of game to be seen but not like in kruger or masi mara .

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

Good day. Thank you for the good review. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on the one day Horse-Back Safari trip from Cape Town. Although the restaurant and hotel itself was very enjoyable the 2 hour horse ride was not. Seeing the wild animals was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me but the experience was tainted by our guide who couldn't speak English very well (meaning the facts he was... More 

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

Good day. Thank you for writing to us. We are disappointed to read your comments about your recent visit to Aquila. It is not the service we pride ourselves offering. Please send us your booking reference number to assistant@aquilasafari.com for us to follow up. It is feedback like yours that help us maintain - and improve - our services to... More 

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