1. South Africa
  2. Western Cape
  3. Cape Town
  4. Aquila Private Nature Reserve

Cape Town: Aquila Game Reserve Day Entrance & Game Drive

Product ID: 164628
Join a safari led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside stories and facts about your surroundings, rousing your inner wild side.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a full day safari with an experienced and friendly game ranger
  • Indulge in a 4 star breakfast and lunch buffet before and after your safari
  • Take the opportunity to see the iconic "Big 5"
Full description
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.
  • Welcome drinks
  • 2 to 3-hour safari
  • Breakfast and lunch buffet
  • Leisure time
What’s Not Included
  • Transport
  • Spa treatments
  • Beverages
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the reception of Aquila Safari Private Game Reserve, R46, Touws River, 6880, South Africa

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• This tour is for self-drive travelers, pick up is not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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I went on a day trip from Cape Town, leaving my hotel at just after six a.m. The trip to Aquila was comfortable, with a stop for coffee and souveneirs. The resort itself is great, the thatched roofs, wooden beams, well kept garden etc. cannot be faulted. The food was good and the staff polite and knowledgeable. The transport was not as uncomfortable as expected, the guide called it an "African Massage". The safari started about 10 a.m. We were able to see many animals including Rhinos, Elephants, Buffalo, Wildebeest, Warthog, Springbok, Eland etc. The "cats" were not active at that time, which was disappointing. The safari finished at about 12-30, when lunch was available. I am not one for lounging aroud the pool, I found the wait for the return bus, 3 hours, extremely long and boring. I would have liked other organised activities, perhaps a trip to a local vineyard or local craft shop. In my opinion it was worth going for the animal I saw and photographed.

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February 17, 2019

DO NOT BUY THIS TOUR AT ALL!!! You can experience It by buying the cheapest this safari ever offer. This so call Full day experience start at 10 am after they provide a lousy breakfast buffet and end around 11.20am-12pm , after that they provide terrible lunch buffet without any drinks, drinks only available by purchase only. After that is end, the So-called FULL DAY EXPERIENCE stated 7 hours which 1 hour breakfast , 2-3 hour game drive, 1 hour lunch, and the rest time is free time. Why I need a free time when I drive by myself to that place? I can leave anytime I want after the game drive. The cheapest which is half price cheaper offer the same game drive time but only not include the lousy breakfast & lunch, which cost around 70 usd per person . They only provide the full itinerary time after you make the payment. BEWARE

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September 7, 2019

Guide Max was informative and engaging

Thanks for an amazing day Max. Seeing the elephant so close was the highlight of the trip. Felt the restaurant was too busy and for cost of the trip soft drinks should have been included in the price.

April 15, 2019

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