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Big-Five Safari Full Day Guided Private Transfer from Cape Town provided by Born in Africa Tours

Big-Five Safari Full Day Guided Private Transfer from Cape Town

Big-Five Safari Full Day Guided Private Transfer from Cape Town
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About
Look for elephants, lions, leopards, Cape buffalo, and rhino on a private game reserve just a couple of hours’ drive from Cape Town. Enjoy comfortable private transfers, direct from your door, then join a shared or private game drive on arrival. Park admission is at your expense but includes a lavish lunch spread and a glass of bubbles.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Go on safari in search of the Big Five at Aquila Private Game Reserve
  • Stay fueled with a hearty buffet lunch and a glass of local bubbly
  • Rangers help spot reintroduced game including elephants and lions
  • Skip the self-drive stress with 2-way private guided transfers
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Go on safari in search of the Big Five at Aquila Private Game Reserve
  • Stay fueled with a hearty buffet lunch and a glass of local bubbly
  • Rangers help spot reintroduced game including elephants and lions
  • Skip the self-drive stress with 2-way private guided transfers
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26736P8
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by luxury private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Game park charge (R1550pp normal rate, R1700pp peak rate - includes lunch & game drive)
  • Private game drive
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Entry/Admission - Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up and drop off from any hotel, guesthouse, vacation rental or private residence in Cape Town.
  • Ports:
  • Cape Town
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking (cost excluded)
  • Infant meals not included
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by luxury private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Game park charge (R1550pp normal rate, R1700pp peak rate - includes lunch & game drive)
  • Private game drive
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Entry/Admission - Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up and drop off from any hotel, guesthouse, vacation rental or private residence in Cape Town.
  • Ports:
  • Cape Town
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking (cost excluded)
  • Infant meals not included
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Cape Town International Convention Centre
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Rais S
London, UK2 contributions
Great experience
Nov. 2021 • Friends
Amazing day and great tour guide. Highly recommend! Lynn was a great tour guide from start to finish, great knowledge and ensured we were comfortable to whole trip.
Written 27 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

544stacyr
San Antonio, TX7 contributions
Good one day safari option near Capetown
Lynn was amazing. The spa was nice and the buffet very filling and yummy. The guide was experienced and saw 4/5 and a bunch of others. If you can’t do a full on safari, good option near Capetown
Written 15 November 2021
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Gaee
8 contributions
EXCELLENT
Nov. 2021
The tour was very well organized! Lynn picked me up from my hotel and she did an absolutely fantastic job! She is incredibly kind and I felt very safe.
She drove us to the Aquila Resort, where we would then enjoy a delicious lunch followed by the Safari.
The Safari itself is incredible. It is so nice to see elephants and lions alongside other animals so close.
Then, Lynn drove us back to our hotels.

Thank you very much Lynn for making this trip so special! She told us very interesting things about Cape Town :)
Written 7 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

S W
Buford, GA1 contribution
Good tour with poor Covid protocols
Sep. 2021
My husband and I were looking forward to celebrating our anniversary on a trip that we had been long awaiting. Due to the pandemic, our original trip had to be cancelled and rescheduled. We wanted to be as safe as possible during our travels due to the fact that a negative Covid test is required for reentry into the states, therefore we sought to purchase a private transfer for our safari.

Unfortunately, we were shocked to find that our tour operator, David, refused to wear his mask properly during the drive and during our time together. He called us to confirm the night before and inquired if we would be ok without him wearing a mask, and I advised him that we were not comfortable with this. I was shocked to see the next morning during our pick up that he was not wearing his mask. I kindly requested that he wear it and to also wear it above his nose and he went into this long detailed political spill around masks which turned myself and my husband off especially since we had specifically paid for this service with the understanding that all Covid safety protocols would be practiced. We ended up agreeing to go at this point as we were out of the 24-hour cancellation period and simply just wanted to try to do our best to enjoy our tour.

I must say that all of the staff at the Aquila Reserve did wear their masks and it was a requirement for everyone on the tour to be mased throughout our visit. We did our best to make the best of our day and overall had a great tour and experience. The only downside is that I had to be in my head about my driver refusing to wear his mask properly in spite of it being a paid service. If I had of known this upfront, I would have chosen another tour provider. We had other drivers during our visit to South Africa and they all were properly masked without an issue or question.

With the exception of the above-mentioned safety protocols, David, did a good job with the tour. I just think that for professional reasons, customers should be advised of this prior to purchasing so that it is very clear as we are still in a pandemic unfortunately and many of us traveling from other countries have to test negative to get back home. I don’t think that it is professional at any point to bring politics into the conversation and that a client’s wish should be honored considering that this is a travel standard.
Written 10 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dave C
I would like to apologise to my clients for not wearing a mask when I picked them up at their hotel. They do, however, have my assurance that all the other Covid protocols as required by Viator were followed. I wear spectacles and they mist up when I wear a mask over my nose. I accommodated the clients wish by wearing a mask throughout the 2.5 hour journey to the game reserve and on the return trip despite the fact that masks are only required in public areas. I did not wear it over my nose as it is highly dangerous for me to drive with blurred vision. My discussion with the clients was medical and not political. I suffer from asthma from time to time and tried to point out some accepted medical facts surrounding breathing in carbon dioxide which causes hypoxia and possible hyperventilation. All of our staff always go out of their way to create a congenial atmosphere throughout our tours as is borne out by our overall 5 star rating with Viator and our Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor. I trust that the clients will accept the above explanation and apology.
Written 12 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anatoly Naranov
Moscow, Russia1 contribution
I watched all the Big Five animals. Drive was very comfortable, service was amazing. Tour was organised perfectly.
Wonderful experience! Dave provided an incredibly hospitable service. Highly recommended for exploring Cape Town.
Written 19 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Margaret T
Plano, TX1 contribution
Safari
We had a wonderful time with our guide Dave. He was so kind and funny! We could have not asked for a better guide.
Written 5 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daniel
Amsterdam54 contributions
Amazing customer service and planning
Jan. 2021 • Solo
This company, BornInAfrica, is amazing. I had the pleasure of dealing with their owner Dave. Dave was very quick to respond to all my queries (quite a few!) and really thought with me as to how to make the best out of my experience. I had severe time constraints but Dave managed to work around these. Even with 24 hours, Dave and his team are able to get you a wonderful game drive.

The tour is great value and seems very well organised. Unfortunately due to a covid test requirement which arrived late, I never was able to fly to South Africa. Dave was very understanding and is wonderful to do business with. I am already in the process with Dave to reschedule for a date in the future.

I can genuinely say BornInAfrica and Dave is an amazing team and you will not be disappointed dealing with them.
Written 1 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dave C
Hello Daniel Thanks you so much for your humbling review. We were also so disappointed that we were not able to meet you and be part of your first safari experience. But all is not lost and we will meet soon ! Warm regards, Dave
Written 2 January 2021
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Discover665797
1 contribution
Wonderful experience! 100% recommended!
Feb. 2020
My brother and I had a wonderful experience on this private tour with our amazing guide Mike, since the moment he picked us from the hotel he gave us an amazing service, briefing us all the time and making sure we had the most comfortable experience ever, you can see a lot of passion in what he does, a big thank you Mike!

The Safari was simply amazing and we got a chance to take very close pictures of many animals!! the landscapes all along are wonderful! 100% recommended!
Written 13 April 2020
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Dave C
Thank you so much for your kind sentiments expressed regarding your days outing with Mike one of our valued tour guides. It was a pleasure and we sincerely hope that we will see u again. Best regards, Dave.Director.
Written 14 April 2020
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Fearless802034
25 contributions
Beautiful day out
We had an incredible time at the Safari. Our guide, Mike, picked us up from the hotel and immediately gave us some chocolates as he wanted us to start the day with something sweet. Throughout the 2 hour journey, he provided us with an amazing history of Cape town, pointed to some vineyards on the way and kept us entertained with his facts and knowledge. Before arrival, he provided us with a debriefing on what will happen on arrival and ensured we got a good spot on the Safari jeep itself.

The Safari was amazing and we had a lot of fun. I would recommend it to anyone. We saw lions, ostriches, antelopes, hippopotamuses, White rhinos, gazelles, zebras, giraffes and elephants. Leopards were not seen as they're quite rare to see.

On our way back, Mike was happy with us taking a snooze and then coming into Cape town, showed us some nice restaurants on Bree street. Overall would 100% recommend to everyone.
Written 16 March 2020
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Dave C
Thank you so much for the lovely review. It makes us very proud to know that our customers have had such a great day. I will pass this on to Mike as well.
Written 17 March 2020
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Steve M
New York City, NY10 contributions
MUST DO... just a few hours outside of Cape Town...
Mar. 2020
I had a fantastic day spent with my local guide, James, who provides an amazing set of knowledge regarding this history of South Africa wildlife, political / cultural and many other topics. James grew up in SA, and has also spent time in the US. Our conversation over the day was very insightful as well as fun.

First, be known that this is not the Tanzania (Serengeti) or Kruger... rather it is a National Reserve. You should know this ahead of time... but yet absolutely worth the time. The photo opps are almost a certain, and it is much better than a zoo in the US. You'll be up close and personal (so to speak) with the big 5. Overall, we left around 9:30am and back by 5pm.

Further to the wildlife, I did some wine tasting along the way and also snapped some pictures of incredible views outside the Cape.

Set a day aside ... DO IT.
Written 12 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Best Tour Company I Have Ever Dealt With
From the day we started our adventures by touring fabulous wine estates until the day we finished our Cape Town jou
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Amazing experience
This tour was one of my favorite parts of my week in South Africa. Mike was our tour guide, and he was AMAZING! H
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Perfect day in the Cape Winelands
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Prompt responses, great tours, and terrific guides.
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No whales, but still had a wonderful time.
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Superbly Organised Holiday
Dave and his staff organised the whole trip for our week in The Cape. From pick up to departure the service was fau
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An absolutely excellent day!
We absolutely enjoyed it and want to return to spend more time in Cape Peninsula. Warm thanks and all the best for
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No whales but wow even so!
Having been out with mike from the tour company the day before and had a lovely time we expected the same from Dave
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Fabulous day out in the Winelands
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Mike was very prompt for the early morning pickup and attentive to our needs for the shark diving adventure. He ke
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