Aquilla Game Reserve
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June 10th, 2008 – by: williamsworld
Back to Aquilla.
Prior to breakfast, you are escorted into a lounge with a fire place and a couple of tvs.
After we paid our money, 970 Rand per person, which was more than they told us at the VandA, we were seated for breakfast. The buffet style meal was great full of fresh fruits, meats and veggies. They even had smoked salmon. There was a variety of breads, crossants and other pasteries. Fresh juices, coffee and teas. I enjoyed just relaxing while I ate. We say and met some Americans.
We loaded up on various little trucks and headed out to the park. It was still cool, but it was nice. Saw a few animals including two elephants, and a few Springbok. I won't say that I was disapointed, but it was really like driving through a very sparse zoo, with only a few animals to observe. I do understand that it was a game park, but I have seen better in other places. I don't want to be too critical, but it was really not worth the money or the time. But, on the other hand, the meals and the people and just the fellowship with others was fun.
The park tour is about 2-3 hours with a break in the middle where they served us wine and sparkling apple juice. They had real glasses and that made it pretty nice. We saw a couple of lions behind a cage and two atop a mountain.
We headed back into the lodge and was served a spectacular meal. This was truly the highlight. Meats and stews, fish and veggies, desserts and fruit. I think we sat for over an hour and made glutens out of ourselves. You do have to pay for any drinks which have to be ordered like wine or sodas or bottled water.
The drive home to Cape Town was really nice. Say all of the vinyards and the clouds on the mountains as well as those famous grape sellers. We stopped at a little store along the motorway and bought some good homemade fudge, carmelcorn and other goodies. They also have a very good wine selection in the back.
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