Cape Town Safari to Aquila Game Reserve

Set in the pristine southern Karoo highlands, against a backdrop of dramatic mountains, the Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa offers an exciting taste of adventure just two hours from Cape Town.

Aquila is home to a variety of game, including the African ‘big five’ consisting of elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and Cape buffalo. On a safari, guests will be introduced to these majestic animals, while under the care of an experienced guide. Enjoy welcome drinks upon arrival and a delicious South African Styles lunch before being whisked off in a traditional bush vehicle for a game viewing experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Return in time to relax at Aquila’s five-star reserve to complete the afternoon experience.

Important Information
Departure days

Daily departures

Tour Starts

9h30: Depart Cape Town to Aquila (Scheduled transfer - Aquila transport.
12h00: Welcome drink served on arrival
12h15: South African style lunch
13h30: Big 5 Game drive

Tours Ends

16h00: Schedule transfers depart for Cape Town arriving back between 6 and 7pm.


Full Day excursion


2 to 3 hour game drive, buffet lunch and transport to and from the Reserve

Not Included

Drinks and gratuities

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be done in writing and receipt thereof acknowledged by Aquila Private Game Reserve’s sales office as a valid cancellation and shall be subject to the following terms and conditions:
50% of the rate will be charged if a written cancellation notice is received within 15 - 45 days before the expected date of arrival;
100% cancellation fee without a refund if a written cancellation notice is received within within 0 - 14 days before the expected date of arrival.
No shows: 100% charge of the booking will be payable and bookings cancelled one day before or on the date of arrival will be considered a no show.


  • View the Big 5 in Cape Town: elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo
  • Game reserve set in the Southern Karoo highlands


The owner of Aquila, Searl Derman, is well-known for having vast knowledge of Cape and African wildlife. Derman felt there was a need for an affordable, authentic safari experience to be available to Cape Town locals and visitors. With this vision in mind, he opened the Aquila Private Game Reserve in 2001, naming it after the rare black eagle, or Aquila Verreauxii. The reserve is a four star, malaria free conservation area that has come to be one of Cape Town’s most notable attractions.

Cape Town Safari to Aquila Game Reserve
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