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Special Big 5 Safaris out of Cape Town
Here is an excellent safari lodge on the Garden Route: Garden Route Safari Lodge " It was a worthwhile experience. The food was fantastic. We saw just about everything and the guides were very friendly. Everyone was helpful and we enjoyed the weekend tremendously! "
Erin Garofano UK.
Big 5 safaris out of Cape town are a reality. You can enjoy a range of exciting wildlife safari packages on a vast natural game reserve which is situated in a malaria free zone, 2 hours by road from Cape Town, plus comfortable 4 star accommodation and facilities.
Interested? Complete the form on this page below and you'll be contacted directly with more interesting information.
The Aquila Private Game Reserve is 4,500 hectares of biodiversity in the ancient Karoo wilderness region. It's an environment of mountains, valleys, wetland and rivers, which is home to a wide variety of wild animals and birds.
Safaris out of Cape town - what you'll see
Wildlife & Birds
The Big 5 roam freely on the Aquila Game Reserve. These are the lion, elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo and Mountain Leopard. Other well known animals you'll see are hippopotamus, giraffe, herds of wildebeest (gnu), zebra, springbok, eland, jackal and many others.
Here are some pictures of the wild animals you'll see on the reserve: Safari wildlife pictures
There are about 172 species of bird life including the endangered Black Eagle of which several breeding pairs are found here. There are also flamingos which congregate on the wetland in the winter season.
Safaris out of Cape town
You can choose between day and overnight safari packages at Aquila. These include the traditional guided 4x4 game drive which incorporates visits to original Khoisan rock painting sites, horseback safaris for ages 15 yrs and older which allow you to get that much closer to the animals, or a combination of the two which is very popular. If you're feeling adventurous, there are also quad bike safaris.
Children are welcome at the game reserve. Under 4 is no charge, and you'll only pay half price for ages 4-11.
These safari packages include meals and allow you plenty of time to enjoy the facilities at the reserve. On the Day Safari for example, you'll have ample time to cool off in the swimming pool, and browse the curio shop before returning to Cape Town.
Safaris out of Cape town
If you go for an overnight safari you'll be spending your first morning at the Aquila Game Reserve at the salt water swimming pool in summer, or close to a warm log fire in the lounge, in winter. That evening after your wildlife safari you'll enjoy a traditional African dinner or braai (barbecue).
The reserve is well known for its luxury chalet accommodation. You'll be spending the night in Premier or Luxury chalets which are built from natural materials on the reserve. The Premier chalets are private and air conditioned. There's even
a honey moon suite with a jacuzzi and great views.
More information about the game
reserve chalets: luxury chalets
Safaris out of Cape town - Getting there
From Cape Town you have the option of 'self drive' - driving yourself to the game reserve out along the N1 motorway, or to be provided with transport by a safari representative - leaving the reserve at 15h00 approx. to return to Cape Town.
Here's some more information about Cape Town safari packages
Want to combine a conference with a safari? This is just the place. You'll find a fully equipped 80 delegate conference centre. More here: Safari conferencing
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