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Safari and much more at Aquila Private Game Reserve

Looking for a Big 5 experience close to Cape Town? Then Aquila Private Game Reserve must be on your safari itinerary! Situated only 2-hours from Cape Town, this safari destination is perfect for the whole family. Offering numerous safari and adventure packages, guests have the choice of visiting for the day or staying overnight.

Game drives at Aquila Private Game Reserve

Day trips

If your time or budget only allows for a day’s visit, then Aquila is completely worth the scenic drive. Guests can choose from four different day trip packages that have the option of exploring the reserve by game vehicle, quad bike, or horseback. Watch our TikTok video to see what “A Day at Aquila Private Game Reserve” looks like.

On arrival at the 10 000-hectare conservancy, you are met by the friendly and informative hosts that run through your day’s schedule together with you. Afterward, you are directed to the restaurant to enjoy a scrumptious meal depending on your day package.

Their popular full-day combo is the perfect package for those that want to do it all in a short amount of time! Including breakfast, lunch, a game drive, and then the choice of a quad bike trail or horse ride through the reserve.

Alternatively, their morning or afternoon game drive packages offer a more relaxed experience. You have the option after your game drive to lounge at the swimming pool before heading back to the Mother City. Upgrade your day visit with a treatment at the world-class Tranquil Spa.

Aquila has various accommodation styles to suit your budget or group size

Overnight experiences

Aquila Private Game Reserve is the perfect safari experience to add to your Cape Town trip or to escape the city for a weekend. Aquila has various accommodation styles and options ranging from honeymoon bush suites, modern hotel rooms, to family chalets. Overnight stays include accommodation, welcome drinks, lunch, dinner, and breakfast as well as two game drives.

A complimentary eco-synergy project tour is included in the Aquila experience. This tour teaches guests about Aquila’s projects to offset its carbon footprint – including recycling, solar energy, aquaponics, and many other green projects.

The 10,000ha reserve is worth the drive to get there

Getting there

Aquila Private Game Reserve is only a 2-hour drive Cape Town which guests can self-drive or opt for a transfer. Fly-in packages are also available if you would like to add that WOW factor to your safari experience.


  • Big 5 safari experience close to Cape Town
  • World-class Spa facilities
  • Packages include welcome drinks and meals
  • Child and family friendly
  • Halaal-friendly

Planning your safari experience or need more information? Please contact Tours & Tickets South Africa to book your Aquila safari experience today.

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