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  • Electronic Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
After pickup from your central Cape Town hotel in an air-conditioned coach, make the 2-hour 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 Eagle, after which the reserve is named.
Your safari lasts about 2.5 hours, after which you have lunch. Then, meet your guide again for the drive back to Cape Town. You’re dropped off at your hotel by late afternoon.
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Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari
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This tour is ideal for travelers who would like to see African wildlife without traveling too far from Cape Town. Spend several hours on a safari at the Aquila Game Reserve, home to the “Big Five” game animals and Verreaux’s eagle, after which it’s named. Everything is planned: transportation, lunch, and pickup and drop-off from your hotel.
  • Take one of the easiest safari tours near Cape Town 
  • Don’t stress about lunch or transportation, they’re included
  • Get a chance to see the “Aquila” after which the reserve is named: Verreaux's black eagle
  • See the “Big Five” game animals: African elephants, Cape buffalo, lions, leopards, and rhinos
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Reviewed 19 June 2018
Interesting experience

Good experience to see wildlife. We spent a full day there. The ranger was professional, but we were a little disappointed because we were not able to see the leopard. He is active during the night only. The area is fully protected by fences within...More

6  Thank bogdanfilipc
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile
Great 1 Day Visit

Well conducted visit to a private reserve. Informative guide with lots of conservation info and animal specific knowledge. Got to see most of the big 5.

4  Thank PhilT3m
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I went with my brother and his partner for an afternoon safari. What a lovely experience!!! We got so close to the animals. Well worth a visit .

2  Thank sally t
Reviewed 25 March 2018
Great wildlife closest to Cape Town

We didn't receive any itinerary for our overnight stay so we just arrived in the afternoon(5pm). We then learned we missed the last safari tour at 4pm and welcoemedrinks. The staff was nice enough to book is in for a tour the next day and...More

1  Thank cathlynn h
Reviewed 18 February 2018
A great day out for the family!

The drive out from Cape Town is not too long and shortened by the stunning scenery around you. If you are in Cape Town for a week this is a nice way to travel out to see something different. I didn’t expect too much but...More

8  Thank philipsandle
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