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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

Arrive at the reserve at 12:00 PM for lunch, before embarking on your 2 to 3-hour safari led by an experienced guide. Afterward, enjoy free time to explore the rest of the facilities. Afternoon Safari Tour:  12:00 PM: Welcome drink served on arrival 12:15 PM: Buffet Lunch 13:30 PM: Game drive  4:00 PM: Depart

Aquila Private Game Reserve: Sunset Safari with Entry Fee

3. 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 3:00 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 Private Game Reserve Early Morning Safari Drive

4. Aquila Private Game Reserve Early Morning Safari Drive

Look for amazing wildlife at their most active time of day on an early morning safari drive through the stunning Aquila Private Game Reserve. Start no later than 07:00 AM to make sure you see the animals as they begin to stir at the start of the day. Benefit from the services of an experienced ranger who will share exciting stories and facts about your surroundings to awaken your inner wild side! Get a welcome drink of tea or coffee and rusks on arrival before your 2 to 3-hour game drive. Enjoy a pre-packed continental breakfast to savor during your morning out in the wilderness. Extend your stay at the reserve, with prior notification, if you want to enjoy any of the other facilities on offer. Avail of different spa treatments, including manicures, pedicures and massage, or enjoy the heated pools, steam room and sauna at leisure. Take the opportunity to go for a horse back ride or explore by Quad Bike.

Cape Town: Aquila Game Reserve Day Entrance & Game Drive

5. 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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What people are saying about Aquila Private Nature Reserve

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 405 reviews

The safari was incredibly beautiful and we saw the Big Five, among other things. Our guide was very nice and told interesting things about the animals. There was a free cold drink at the beginning and in between. The transfer from and to Cape Town worked perfectly! Only the lunch in Aquila wasn't particularly good, but okay.

It was a great experience. Everything well organized. You were picked up at the hotel and brought back. The safari started with a great meal and the guide explained everything very well. You could see the animals up close. Everything is great.

Seeing these amazing animals so up close was breathtaking. I would do this tour again just to see them again

Great day! Loved it..the drive out was beautiful and Aquila Game Preserve did a fantastic job!

The trip was successful in every way. The lunch served on site was varied and delicious.