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Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari

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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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R46, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Where to start: BEAR IN MIND,somehow,this facility is rated 4 star!?? 1) At reception you are offered a very sweet and probably cheap glass of sparkling wine - neither of us could drink. So opt for the water. 2) The rooms are not 4 star....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LoveMyHols1962
Reviewed 1 week ago

Way too expensive for what it is. We did the combo full day: safari in a truck in the morning and quadbike in the afternoon. The quadbike is just a repeat of the morning truck drive and is so slow. The price of 3500ZAR is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank amoryc2019
AquilaSafari, Social Media Manager at Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear amoryc2019, We are sorry that you couldn't find anything to enjoy about Aquila when we feel we have so much to offer. Our Quad Safaris are hugely popular and riding through the Big 5 usually never fails to result in the best memories, ever....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Aquila sells a false dream! This is NOT a 4-star private game reserve. It is a 2-star open air zoo! The lions are located within a separate enclosure and are feed by humans! Being rescued lions, they are unable to hunt. The experience of spotting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank 169jocy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to see 4 of the big 5. Well run trip. Guide was excellent. Probably the biggest disappointment was the expectation that you'd see wildlife up close (within maybe 30-40 feet). Virtually all our sitings were from quite a distance so basically all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dps_Sedona
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t realise when we booked this trip that there would only be a handful of each of the animals and it was a little ‘scruoted’. The lions x2 were in an enclosure and we seen 2 elephants - it is more of a rescue...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank paulal822
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was a huge disappointment. As others have said you will see more in a good zoo or safari park in the UK. We drove over two hours each way. I don't know what it's like in the accommodation but the communal parts open...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank deebanks31
AquilaSafari, Social Media Manager at Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear deebanks31, Thank you for your review which we will pass on to reserve management. We are glad to hear that your guide 'was however excellent and the highlight of the trip' and that you seemingly had a memorable game drive. Best wishes, Aquila

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first time in Africa for us and i must say that the Safaris and animals we saw were great. I understand some reviews here saying it might look staged but who cares! You get to see so many lions, ostriches, springbok, elephants,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kix766
AquilaSafari, Social Media Manager at Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear kix766, We love this line: "You get to see so many lions, ostriches, springbok, elephants, rhinos, baboons, hippos, zebras, giraffes... i mean what is there not to like." We agree! Thank you for your great review, Aquila

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome time at this private gane reserve. Big Five was an awesome treat for my family from Canada. All wild animals in execellent health... 👌Accommodation great food and service very good. A must see and visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 414DavidC414
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

BEWARE....Booked and prepaid full day quad safari with multiple confirmations from them including night before...then woke up early for their car which never arrived ...waited 3 hours

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard S
AquilaSafari, Social Media Manager at Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Richard, This matter was resolved by management within 24 hours of your complaint. Best wishes, Aquila

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We won our stay at Aquila from a competition on KFM, below is the thank you note we wrote on Facebook. Firstly thank you Kfm 94.5 and Aquila Private Game Reserve for this amazing experience. There are a few people that we feel its important...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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alicethetravelagent
5 October 2018|
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Response from GGrain | Reviewed this property |
Hiya stairs were very steep! I would know re stair gate as we didn’t need one. I wouldn’t want kids up there without as they were steel even for us adults!
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docgpk123
5 January 2018|
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Response from irenehW3178ZM | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes they do as we saw other vehicles with kids. Please check directly with establishment. Enjoy your visit.
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Lliana B
5 January 2018|
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Response from maxchristie2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes, the roads can be very bumpy at times. It is really hard to tell if it would be too bumpy, you decide what you think will be the best.
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