29 reviews of Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town
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Reviewed by Thomas B, United Kingdom, February 2010
Reviewed by Heikki T, Finland, February 2010
Reviewed by Elizabeth W, United Kingdom, April 2007
Reviewed by Dawn G, March 2013
If this is the only safari trip you have ever been on then you will enjoy it. It is more like a drive round a huge wildlife park than I imagine a safari to be. Having said that you are practically guaranteed to see loads of animals wandering around (and some rescue ones in pens). The breakfast and lunch were very good indeed and the place itself is stunning. Worth a visit but don't expect "Wild at Heart".
Reviewed by Sarget, May 2012
If you want a nice day out with a comfortable bus ride, good buffett lunch and friendly guide then you wont be dissappointed, however if you want to see native animals in their natural environment then I would say this reserve is not for you.
The actual grounds and scenery at the reserve is stark and barron. The animals stand around within the very large grounds basically waiting to be fed and have tourists gawk at them.
Very dissappointing have seen better at my local zoo and especially Singapore zoo.
Reviewed by Sarah B, United Kingdom, March 2012
A good option if you can't get to Kruger or the Serengeti. The reserve is in its infancy, but we saw hippo, rhino, elephant, zebra, ostrich and lion. The food is excellent. Didn't do the ostrich farm so can't comment.
Reviewed by Fiore L, Italy, December 2011
beautiful excursion with the good and nice driver of the Spingbok
Reviewed by Tiit T, May 2013
Not worth the travel there. One giraffe, one buffolo, 6 zebra, one oryx, two elephants, etc etc. A trip to the local zoo would have been better. PA system on troop carrier was inefficient and those at the back could not hear.
Reviewed by JoAnn H, August 2011
Well, many things were great, but we did not see one single giraffe or zebra, which was a real dissapointment. From your ads you show giraffe and zebra--so felt we should have known that.
As far as pick up and delivered-we were on time, but the driver seemed rushed, and engaged otherwise. This is the driver of the pick up van from hotels.
We had a good mix of people doing this together, so that helped with group dynamics.The guide on the actual safari was great, and knowlegeable and hospitable. He was very informed, sincere and genuine, and does a great job for you. He probably needs to be compensated more, because he makes the tour. This is strictly my personal opinion, and I did not have a conversation with anyone regarding salaries, but he is the one keeping everyone happy and comfortable.
Breakfast and lunch was good, and the setting good also.It was good to see you are using solar power and taking care of our planet.Your driver of the actual jeep did a good job too, especially parking and moving so we could snap photos, etc.The ostrich farm was ok, and educational if one wanted to know abt. ostrich.
Reviewed by Sharmeen F, Sri Lanka, June 2008
Reviewed by Ernest Michael M, United Kingdom, April 2007
Reviewed by Karen S, August 2012
I booked this tour after I read the reviews and it was not as good as the reviews had said. I was incredibly disappointed with the game drive part of it because it was very artificial instead of what a natural game drive is really supposed to be. The guide knew exactly where the animals would be and the lions were kept behind a gate in a different section of the park. While the land is big and the animals are roaming free, some of them are fed and it wasn't a game drive experience that seemed very authentic to me. If it was the only game drive I did on my trip, it would've been disappointing that this is the only way that I saw African animals.
Having said that, the pickup was on time and the driver was really nice. The game drive driver was very knowledgeable about animals and was really good. The food at the lodge is incredible as well, almost worth it just for the food - but not for that price.
Reviewed by Abraham P, United Arab Emirates, December 2008
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