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Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

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USD 174.82
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Visit the incredible Aquila Game Reserve -- the closest game reserve to Cape Town – on this full-day safari tour! With hotel pickup from your central Cape Town hotel included, this day trip provides a worry-free experience so all you have to do is get excited for your exploration of the private, malaria-free reserve. Take an unforgettable game drive through the park, watching out for famous Big Five animals, as well as endangered species like the ‘Aquila’ Black Eagle.
  • Take one of the easiest safari tours near Cape Town
  • Don’t stress about lunch or transportation: both are included
  • Get a chance to see the Verreaux's black eagle
  • See the “Big Five” game animals, including African elephants and Cape buffalo
What to Expect
After pickup from your central Cape Town hotel in an air-conditioned coach, journey to the southern Karoo region and the private Aquila Game Reserve. Meet your guide and game ranger and climb aboard an open-air safari vehicle. Start the drive while your guide tells you about the “Big Five” animals in the reserve. Keep your eyes out for them as well as African elephants, buffalo, lions, hippos, and other animals. Pass a large wetland area known for its abundance of bird species, including Verreaux's black eagles. Have lunch after your safari and then meet your guide again for the drive back to Cape Town, where you’re dropped off at your hotel by late afternoon.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, 1 Lower Buitengracht, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

Traveler pickup is offered
Should your Hotel not be listed, please contact us so we can confirm if we would be able to pick up and drop off from your hotel.

Should guests meet at the starting point, guests are to contact us 24 hours prior to departure in order for us to provide collection time.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
  • Game Drive
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (English Driver only)
  • Professional Game Ranger - English speaking only
  • Entry/Admission - Aquila Safari Private Game Reserve
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for children aged 2 and under
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got a last minute deal for an overnight in the family lodge and 2 safaris, dinner, breakfast and lunch. It was all great. The staff were friendly, the food lovely, the accommodation was really large, clean, warm and fun. The safaris were also great....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank feedunn7
Storyteller778375, Travel Expert at Springbok Atlas Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time and provide us with your feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your excursion and overnight.

Reviewed 13 February 2019

Having worked in the hotel industry for the last 20 years as well as having stayed in many many safari lodges, I was very disappointed. My partner booked this for us as a special treat and for the money he paid, I have stayed in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank fuzzycja
Reviewed 28 December 2018

It’s a 21/2 hour drive to park. It was a bit like go round this corner and there are the elephants eating carrots placed in a certain spot. Next corner was rhinos etc etc. Certain animals are electrical fenced in! Guide was knowledgeable but talked...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank 924jill149
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Just to start, we were told we will be picked up at our hotel at Sea Point at 8:30 a.m. sharp. They showed up at 9:30 a.m. When we got to the Reserve after a long two hour and half drive we were told by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
8  Thank ARMANDO R
Reviewed 20 October 2018

The safari was a little over hyped and the distance to travel a little too far. Travel in an old minibus not great. 5 hours travelling in total. Felt that the safari was a little staged regarding most of the animals. The guides though are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
6  Thank Dave M
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