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Aquila Private Game Reserve

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Aquila Private Game Reserve

Cape Town, South Africa

Dazzles of zebra. Leaps of Leopards. Crashes of rhinos. You'll see all that--and more--just 2 hours from urban Cape Town at Aquila Private Game Reserve.  Touted as a malaria-free zone, this ranch-like haven welcomes day trippers, as well as overnight guests who can bunk down in cozy bush-situated cottages or hillside chalets. Offering guided game drives and horseback jaunts through the veld, Aquila also keeps guests occupied with swimming pools, trout fishing and golf.


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