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Aquila Private Nature Reserve

Aquila Private Nature Reserve

Aquila Private Nature Reserve: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Cape Town: Round-Trip to Aquila with Game Drive

1. From Cape Town: Round-Trip to Aquila with Game Drive

Discover animals like the lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and Cape Buffalos on this day trip from Cape Town to the Aquila Private Game Reserve. Take a game tour in an open top, all-terrain vehicle. Stop for a delicious lunch at the reserve's lodge.  After a morning departure, you will head up the N1 Highway, through the spectacular Hex River Valley, and arrive at the Aquila Private Game Reserve. The bio-diverse habitat of the reserve ensures plenty of interest for the avid game viewer and bird watcher. Spot giraffes, blesbok, black and blue wildebeest, zebras, springbok, gemsbok, klipspringers, duikers, greybuck, steenbok, ostriches, baboons, caracals, foxes, jackals, and more. Spot up to 172 species of birds, including the majestic black eagle. Enjoy a game drive with a well-informed ranger followed by a delicious lunch at the lodge.

Aquila Game Reserve: Afternoon Safari

2. Aquila Game Reserve: Afternoon Safari

Our Cape Town safari has been rated as one of the Top 10 best day trip destinations by Sawubona Magazine and Time Out Magazine. Aquila’s traditional vehicle safaris are led by experienced game rangers and field guides, ensuring guests have the best opportunity to see South Africa’s iconic Big Five animals and other native wildlife species. Your safari guide will take you through Aquila’s 10 000 hectare wildlife reserve, sharing inside stories and facts about the natural Karoo environment. Welcome drinks, buffet lunch, a 2 to 3 hour traditional safari game drive, and a complimentary Eco Synergy Tour. Don’t forget to pack your swimming costume, sunblock and hat, as guests are invited to enjoy Aquila’s outdoor infinity pool during the safari leisure time. Afternoon Safari Tour:  12:15 PM: Welcome drink served on arrival 12:30 PM: Buffet Lunch 13:30 PM: Game drive  4:00 PM: Depart

From Cape Town: Aquila Game Reserve Safari Tour with Lunch

3. From Cape Town: Aquila Game Reserve Safari Tour with Lunch

Explore Aquila Game Reserve in an open safari vehicle on an amazing day tour from Cape Town. Go in search of South Africa’s Big 5 animals, and enjoy a buffet lunch catering to all tastes. With hotel pickup and drop-off included, there is nothing for you to do except enjoy your safari day trip. Your journey begins with pickup from your Cape Town hotel. Settle in for a scenic ride along the National Road N1 of South Africa, a route that unveils the picturesque charm of quaint towns and the breathtaking landscapes of the Cape Winelands districts. Along the way, admire the awe-inspiring chains of mountains draped in the vibrant colors of Cape Fynbos, boasting a tapestry of Proteas, Ericas, and Restios. Arriving at Aquila Game Reserve, enjoy a welcome drink. Savor a hearty buffet lunch, catering to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. After lunch, embark on a memorable 3-hour game drive led by a top-notch game ranger in an open safari vehicle. Search for lions, elephants, buffalo, rhinos, leopards, and more. Aquila Game Reserve is teeming with wildlife, both big and small. Have your camera ready as you never know what you’ll see. At the end of your game safari, drive back to Cape Town with time to truly soak in your experience at the unforgettable Aquila Safari Game Reserve until you arrive back at the doorstep of your accommodation.

Aquila Private Game Reserve: Sunset Safari with Entry Fee

4. Aquila Private Game Reserve: Sunset Safari with Entry Fee

Experience African hospitality at its best at the Aquila Private Game Reserve with a sunset safari accompanied by a game ranger. Get tickets to the park, sip on a welcome drink, savor refreshments, and relax by the pool. Upgrade to spa treatments on site. Arrive at Aquila Private Game Reserve by 4:00 PM. On arrival, a welcome drink will be served followed by a selection of teas, coffee, and snacks. At 3:15, you will start your 2-3 hour game drive. After a hot day in the African bush, the animals are just starting to stir, moving towards the watering holes and coming out of the shade. The safari is led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside stories and facts about your surroundings, easily rousing your inner wild side. While at the reserve you can enjoy a number of complementary activities. You can relax poolside, browse the curio shop, visit the Aquila labyrinth or play a game of giant chess. Join this tour to witness wild animals and enjoy a magical sunset experience. 

Aquila Safari Game Reserve Sunset Game Drive

5. Aquila Safari Game Reserve Sunset Game Drive

Arrive at Experience the allure of Aquila Private Game Reserve with a Sunset Safari Game Drive, offering opportunities to encounter the Big 5—Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants, and Buffalos. Additional sightings may include Giraffes and Antelopes. (Approximately 2 hours from Cape Town.) Upon arrival, enjoy a Welcome Drink, followed by complimentary Teas, Coffee, and Snacks. Join a shared open 4x4 Safari Game Truck for an exhilarating 2 to 3-hour sunset game drive, where free-roaming animals come to life in the African bush. Led by an experienced ranger, the drive includes captivating stories about the animals and their surroundings. After your game drive, unwind by the pool, terrace, or bar lounge before heading back to Cape Town. Please Note: Additional services like Game Lodge Accommodation, Spa treatments, Guided Horse-back Safaris, or Guided Quad Bike safaris are available at extra cost. If interested, kindly let us know, and we'll be happy to assist with bookings.

Early Morning Safari Big Five Experience Near Cape Town, SA

6. Early Morning Safari Big Five Experience Near Cape Town, SA

We will start our day with a collection at your hotel Or at our pick up point in Cape Town CBD, at approximately 05H00am. Collection will be in a sedan , SUV vehicle or a minibus depending on the size of the group. Upon arrival at the reserve, you will be given a welcome non alcoholic drink, you will then sign the consent form and enjoy a lovely Lunch , which comes in a buffet form. All foods served at the reserve are halal and no pork products are used , full buffet lunch will be served in the main Restaurant with food options which cater for any dietary requirements including vegetarians. Here after , we will get in the truck where we will spend 2.5hrs or 3 hours with game rangers searching for wildlife. Should you require to be just you and your party in the truck alone, kindly speak with one of our consultants about this option as it can be arranged at an additional cost. After safari game drive, we will head back to Cape Town city for a drop off at your accommodation - OTHER THINGS TO NOTE ● Safari game reserve is about 200kms away from Cape Town - 05:00 am Pick up ( Pick up from your accommodation & hotel is possible when you are only booking and within 9 kms of the CBD or Camps Bay & Pick up from the PEPPERCLUB HOEL should there multiple people booked -07h00 - Welcome drinks & breakfast upon arrival (Juice, Rolls, Cold meats, Yoghurt, Cheese, Fruit) -08h00 - 4x4 Big 5 Safari Game Drive -12h00 - Depart to Cape Town

Self drive Aquila Safari Game Reserve Sunset Game Drive

7. Self drive Aquila Safari Game Reserve Sunset Game Drive

Arrive at Experience the allure of Aquila Private Game Reserve with a Sunset Safari Game Drive, offering opportunities to encounter the Big 5—Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants, and Buffalos. Additional sightings may include Giraffes and Antelopes. (Approximately 2 hours from Cape Town.) Upon arrival, enjoy a Welcome Drink, followed by complimentary Teas, Coffee, and Snacks. Join a shared open 4x4 Safari Game Truck for an exhilarating 2 to 3-hour sunset game drive, where free-roaming animals come to life in the African bush. Led by an experienced ranger, the drive includes captivating stories about the animals and their surroundings. After your game drive, unwind by the pool, terrace, or bar lounge before heading back to Cape Town. Please Note: Additional services like Game Lodge Accommodation, Spa treatments, Guided Horse-back Safaris, or Guided Quad Bike safaris are available at extra cost. If interested, kindly let us know, and we'll be happy to assist with bookings.

Private Tour: Big 5 Safari - Experience the wild animals

8. Private Tour: Big 5 Safari - Experience the wild animals

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to possibly view all of the Big 5 i.e. lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards & rhinos as well as a host of other re-introduced game. Explore Aquila Game Reserve, recognized as a major Cape Town tourist attraction. Look for elephants, lions, elusive leopards, Cape buffalo, rhinos and other wildlife on a private game reserve just a couple of hours’ drive from Cape Town. Enjoy comfortable transfers, direct from your door, then join a shared or private game drive on arrival. Enjoy a welcome drink and a delicious buffet lunch on arrival. The safari is led by an experienced guide who will share inside stories and facts about your surroundings. You will spend several hours on a Safari. You will then embark on your safari in an open safari vehicle accompanied by an experienced Aquila Game Reserve guide who will share interesting facts and information about the animals. The bio-diverse habitat of the reserve ensures plenty of interest for the avid game viewer and bird watcher. Spot giraffes, blesbok, black and blue wildebeest, zebras, springbok, gemsbok, klipspringers, duikers, greybuck, steenbok, ostriches, baboons, caracals, foxes, jackals, and more. The game drive is not private - there are approximately 14 pax per vehicle. Upon your return, your tour guide will transport you back to your accommodation via the famous Huguenot Tunnel. Drop off at your hotel/accommodation at approximately 18h30. Aquila Game Reserve do its utmost best to ensure that you see all the Big 5 animals, but since these are wild animals there is no guarantee that you will see them all. NOTE: Do not expect to see big herds of animals like in our national parks such as Kruger and Addo, but rest assured that your Ranger will explore all avenues to make sure that you see the animals.

Self drive Aquila Safari Reserve Early Morning Game Drive

9. Self drive Aquila Safari Reserve Early Morning Game Drive

Kindly note that this is a self-drive safari option. Arrive at Aquila Private Game Reserve by 7:00 am for an Early Morning Safari Game Drive, offering the opportunity to encounter the Big 5—Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants, and Buffalos. Giraffes and Antelopes may also grace your safari. (Approximately a 2-hour drive from Cape Town.) Upon arriving at 7:00 am, enjoy a Welcome Drink at the entrance, and grab a Pre-Packed Continental Breakfast to take on the shared open 4x4 Safari Game Truck for a thrilling 2 to 3-hour safari game drive. Witness the enchanting awakening of free-roaming animals in the bush as the African sun rises during the early morning adventure. An experienced game ranger will guide the safari, sharing captivating stories about the animals and their habitat. After your game drive, unwind by the pool, terrace, or bar lounge before heading back to Cape Town. Additional services like spa treatments, guided horse-back safaris, or guided quad bike safaris come at an extra cost; if interested, kindly let us know, and we'll be happy to assist with any additional bookings you may need.

Cape Town: Aquila Game Reserve Day Entrance & Game Drive

10. Cape Town: Aquila Game Reserve Day Entrance & Game Drive

Drive to the Aquila Private Nature Reserve, approximately a 2 and a half hour journey. Upon arrival, enjoy a complimentary breakfast before embarking on your 2 to 3-hour safari led by an experienced guide. During the safari, you'll have the extraordinary chance to see all the Big 5 (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo) and learn all about the wildlife you will see. The bio-diverse habitat of the reserve ensures plenty of interest for the avid game viewer and bird watcher: giraffes, blesbok, black and blue wildebeest, zebras, springbok, gemsbok, klipspringers, duikers, greybuck, steenbok, ostriches, baboons, caracals, foxes, jackals, leopards and 172 species of birds, including the black eagle, are found on the reserve. After your safari experience, indulge in a delicious buffet lunch and take some time to explore the rest of the facilities, which include a open-air swimming pool.  You may choose to add on a spa treatment, horseback ride or quad bike safari, which you can purchase at the reserve.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 405 reviews

The day trip from Capetwon was great, we saw what we wanted to see and also had lots of information about the history, culture and geology of South Africa on the way to the Park by our driver Chris. Our guide in the Park "Max" explained very well all big 5 and was fun too. It was our first Safari, so for people who have visited other National Parks in Africa like Kruger might not be as impressed.

Incredible experience!! Safari was amazing and we got to see almost all of the animals living in Aquila! Buffet was full of delicious dishes! Morne Hill was cheerful and knowledgeable .. He made the long drive really pleasant! Definitely a must experience if you are visiting Cape Town

Excellent lunch, nice complimentary wines and lots of animals on the reserve.

The guide on the safari was great and took a lot of time to explain things!

I had a great time! Lunch was great. I saw 4 of the big 5