The reserve is a 10,000 hectare conservancy in the southern Karoo, and home to the big 5 legends of the wilderness – elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino.
Aquila Game Reserve has two large swimming pools, each with a pool bar overlooking the reserve. Aquila has a library, curio shop and children’s entertainment area.
Aquila Game Reserve is the closest private game reserve to Cape Town, being a short drive from the city. Aquila is located in the historic Touws River town, in a valley between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Karoo.
The Karoo is on the national garden route. Setting the scene are spellbinding landscapes, carpets of wild flowers and wildlife. It is a place of wide spaces, immense horizons, craggy mountain ranges, jutting hills, an ancient seabed, and a massive clear sky at night.
We leave hotel at 06:30am for a 2 hour 30min for a beautiful drive through mountain passes to Aquila Game Reserve. The 2 to 3 hour safari departs at 10:15am. The safari is led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside stories: facts about your surroundings, easily rousing your inner wild side.
The Cape Town safari day tour includes a buffet breakfast and lunch, and cool off dips at one of two breathtaking swimming pools. All safaris are in an open 4 x 4 safari vehicle.
- 06h30: Depart Cape Town
- 09h00: Welcome drink served on arrival at Aquila Game Reserve
- 09h15: Buffet Breakfast
- 10h15: Game drive and visit to ARC (Animal Rescue Center)
- 12h45: Buffet lunch
- After lunch guests are able to relax at the pool and are welcome to browse our African curio shop
- 15h30: Depart Aquila Game Reserve in air-conditioned mini-bus
- 18:00 Return to Cape Town
The Cape Town safari day tour includes, welcome drinks on arrival, full buffet breakfast on arrival, 2-3 hour game drive and full buffet lunch, cool off dips at one of two swimming pools. All safaris are in an open 4 x 4 safari vehicle.
The Cape Town safari trip has been rated, by Sawubona magazine, as one of the Top 10 best daytrip destinations.
Welcome drinks, buffet breakfast, game drive, visit to ARC (Aquila Rescue Centre), buffet lunch, enjoy our premises with time at leisure.
- Bathing costume ( Summer )
- Sun block
- Warm clothing (winter)