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Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

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Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Spend a full day at the Aquila Game Reserve, the closest one to Cape Town, on this safari tour. Get excited to see the ‘Big Five’ game animals and endangered species such as the ‘Aquila’ Black Eagle on this worry-free trip, which includes pickup at your Cape Town city center hotel. This is one of the easiest safari tours near Cape Town, on a private game reserve in a malaria-free area.
  • Safari day trip to Aquila Game Reserve from Cape Town
  • Spot South Africa’s Big Five animals on a game drive around this private reserve
  • Lean about the reserve’s wild animals and birdlife from your game ranger guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Lunch
Game Drive
Hotel pickup and drop off (English Driver only)
Professional Game Ranger - English speaking only
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

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Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
1/16/2021 - 10/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11/1/2021 - 12/19/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12/20/2021 - 1/15/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
1/16/2022 - 10/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Please arrive 15 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

Should your Hotel not be listed, please contact us 48 hours so we can confirm if we would be able to pick up and drop off from your hotel.
Begin your day with a pickup at your central Cape Town hotel in an air-conditioned coach, and travel in comfort to the private and malaria-free Aquila Game Reserve in the midst of the southern Karoo semi-desert region.

Meet your guide and game ranger when you reach the reserve, and from there climb into an open-air safari vehicle to begin your game drive.

Learn about how the so-called ‘Big Five’ - African elephants, Cape buffaloes, lions, leopards and rhinos - got their nickname as you keep your eyes peeled for any sign of them as well as giraffes, hippos and other animals. The Aquila Game Reserve is particularly known for its abundant bird species, thanks in part to a large wetland area. There are over 170 species of birds that make their home in the park, including the endangered ‘Aquila’ Black Eagle from which the reserve takes its name.

At the end of your safari drive, return for lunch (included) and then meet up with your host once again for the drive back to Cape Town. Return to the city by late afternoon.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Aquila Private Game Reserve
Included: welcome drink on arrival, 3 hour open vehicle game drive, & buffet lunch. Drinks and all extras are for your own account
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for children aged 2 and under
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Tour accommodates maximum 8 guests, however there will be more guests at the Reserve and on the game drive.
  • Cullinan Guided Journeys strictly follow the SA Government approved TBCSA Health and Safety COVID-19 Protocols. Should guests present COVID-19 symptoms, COVID testing and quarantine will be at their own cost. We recommend that you ensure that your guests take adequate personal travel insurance cover before departure from home.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Currently this tour departs Fridays and Saturdays only until 30 April 2021 (this is subject to change)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cullinan Guided Journeys
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town.

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  • "Although a long drive to the reserve, it was worth it." See review
  • "It is a Must if you go to Cape Town, My wife and I had the experience of seeing the big 5, Elephant, Lion, Rinos, Jaguar and Buffalos, We loved it, Excelent guide!!!" See review

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Elite tour
Fallon_N
, Nov 2021
Peter was amazing! He was very informative, courteous and considerate. He went above and beyond to ensure our tour was great! You should definitely book thie tour if you want wonderful memories!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking time to provide us with your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience..
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The BIG Five!
Chars_K
, Oct 2021
The beautiful BIG 5!!! Lions, Tigers, Elephants, and the beautiful Giraffes were my absolute favorites! My family and I really enjoyed the nature of Africa’s finest.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Good Evening Thank you for taking the time and providing us with your feedback. We are pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed the Safari experience.
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Terrible trip
sana_a
, Mar 2021
It was very bad experience and the truck was very old.. the safari very dry with few animals and the lions are mostly in a place like cage
icon Response from Host , Mar 2021
Good Afternoon Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We will forward your comments to the management of the Aquila Private Game Reserve. Thanks again!
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star-5
Wonderful Safari and an exceptional guide
Matt_B
, Mar 2020
Super was an amazing guide. He gave us lots of information and history along the way. Nothing was too much trouble for him . He made sure we were at the front of the queue and knew where we had to meet , really looked after our group. Aquila was superb. We saw 4 of the big 5. Beautiful place , very friendly staff, the inclusive buffet lunch was very good . A really great day out - highly recommend !
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time and providing us with your feedback. We glad that you enjoyed your Safari with us.
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star-5
Amazing
Agnes_C
, Mar 2020
Great experience, nice view , lunch was awesome and the safari just WOW unbelievable saw 4/5 of the big five and other animals really amazing
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your safari with us.
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star-5
Amazing Tour
Shae
, Mar 2020
We saw the Big Five. This tour is amazing and must in Capetown. The buffet was good. The people were really nice and the resort is beautiful.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed your Safari with us.
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star-4
Safari day
Michael_K
, Feb 2020
Was an excellent trip just a shame we only saw 4 of the 5 .. but the elephant following our truck made up it and a bonus was seeing the baby Rhino
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Good Afternoon Thank you for taking the time and providing us with your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your Safari with us.
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star-4
A hot day in Aquila
Scandinavian
, Feb 2020
The driver was good, looked after us well. Lunch from buffet was included at the resort was nice. A long way in a van with small seats was not very conveniant, it took 3,5h as we were among the first ones to be picked up. But there was a short break halfways. We had to call the night before to get the pickup time from our hotel as we were not contacted as said in the confirmation. The animals were feeded so we saw a lot of them, felt sorry for the lions having no shadow.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Good Afternoon Thank you for taking the time and providing us with your feedback and comments. We will however investigate as to why you were not contacted the day before to inform you of your pick up time.
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star-5
Aquila Safari
NEIL_B
, Feb 2020
We had a good day out spending about 2 and a half to 3 hours in the reserve where we saw a lot of different animals including Lions, Hippos, Rhinos and Elephants along with others. This was preceded by a nice buffet lunch at the Lodge prior to going out in the Safari vehicle. Took a lot of nice pictures of the animals. Well recommended.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Good Morning Thank you for taking the time and providing us with your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your Safari excursion with us.
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Elephants on the road
Tracy_L
, Feb 2020
Fabulous day out. Our driver was brilliant and got close up to elephant lions buffalo hippo and rhino with giraffe sighting in distance. Baboon sightings on way to Aguila funny too.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Good Afternoon Thank you for taking the time and provide us with your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your Safari with us.
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