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Aquila Private Nature Reserve

Aquila Private Nature Reserve: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cape Town: Aquila Game Reserve Day Entrance & Game Drive

1. 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.

Aquila Private Game Reserve: Sunset Safari with Entry Fee

2. 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

3. 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.

Aquila Game Reserve: Quad Bike Safari

4. Aquila Game Reserve: Quad Bike Safari

The quad bike safari day tour is a firm favorite. The day trip safari requires that you arrive at Aquila at 9:00 AM in the morning. The program includes a welcome drink, a scrumptious buffet breakfast, a 4-star lunch and a 1 to 2-hour quad bike safari led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside stories and facts about your surroundings, easily rousing your inner wild side. You will have ample time at leisure to either add on a spa treatment, a horseback safari or enjoy a safari in an open safari vehicle. It is recommended to book them in advance to avoid disappointments. Complimentary extra activities include the use of the pool, a visit to the Aquila labirinth and access to the curio shop and the lounge bar. 

Aquila Game Reserve Full Day Combo Safari

5. Aquila Game Reserve Full Day Combo Safari

The Aquila combo safari combines a 2 to 3 hour game drive in an open safari vehicle and a 1.5 hour horseback or quad bike outride, tasty buffet breakfast and lunch. Horseback safaris are alongside horseback safari specialists, who will demonstrate and show you the wild facts of this region. A slow walk across the plains or cantering at full throttle are options dependant on the skills of the other riders in the group. No experience is necessary. The quad bike safari day tour involves roughing it up within the 10,000 hectare conservancy of Aquila Game Reserve. The Aquila quad bike safari day tour is a firm favorite. For both the Quad Bike and Horseback Safaris guests must be 16 years and older and not weigh more than 95 kilograms.

Aquila Private Game Reserve: Horseback Safari

6. Aquila Private Game Reserve: Horseback Safari

Experience the natural wonders of South Africa on a 3-hour safari on horseback. See big game closer than ever when you're saddled-up and on a horse. No experience is necessary for this Aquila Horseback Safari. You can choose to drive yourself to the Aquila Private Game Reserve or, separately schedule one of the shuttles from Cape Town hotels in the early morning. Enjoy a welcome drink, a scrumptious buffet breakfast, and a 1.5-hour safari on horseback led by an experienced guide. Learn about the game reserve during the ride. A buffet lunch is also included, and you’ll have time to add on an optional spa treatment or quad bike safari (at your own expense).

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What people are saying about Aquila Private Nature Reserve

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 354 reviews

Professional check-in with a welcome drink. Nice ambience and very clean. The tour even started a little earlier because of the weather conditions. Our guide had a lot of interesting information for us and spoke a super understandable English. Except for leopards, we were able to see all the "big five" and many other animals as well. While the environment is not entirely species-appropriate for some animals, they appear to be doing well and we loved being able to offer something like this in this corner of South Africa.

We love the facilities as well as the breakfast and the safari. We saw the Big 5 except Leopard we understand why but we also saw other beautiful animals of the reserve such as Hippos, Zebras and Giraffes. It was a very well done morning. Our guide was exceptional. We highly recommend.

Great trip for a very good price. Before the Safari there is even a huge food buffet inclusive and during the safari you get free drinks. Really great experience, thank you!

Truly enjoyed the experience! The place & the guide and the whole program is was well planned and we enjoyed every second of it

Really good,the guide was top at all information about The Animals