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Aquila Big 5 Game Reserve

Aquila Big 5 Game Reserve

Only 2 hours from Cape Town you find the Big 5 Aquila Game reserve. Since the 4-star Aquila Private Game Reserve was founded, its ethos and the dedicated staff, has always been to educate guests on the importance of wildlife conservation, how it affects us all and what we as individuals can do to protect it and indeed the environment. You can visit this Reserve on our 2 Day Shark and Safari Adventure

Aquila is not yet another luxury game reserve and lodge, its primary purpose is to offer an educational experience to all who visit in the hope that knowledge will enrich our understanding of the importance of living in harmony with Mother Nature.

Over the years, Aquila Private Game Reserve has gone to massive efforts and expense to source and re-introduce wildlife into the Cape region so that local residents and visitors alike can benefit from same and we are therefore proud to offer our visitors an opportunity to experience a Big 5 safari.

In another of our conservation efforts, we currently offer our visitors a complimentary educational introduction to our cheetahs, highlighting the plight of the free ranging cheetah and their critically diminishing numbers. It is important to note that our cheetahs were captive bred and not ‘born free’ nor do they form part of Aquila’s game drive and the experience is strictly controlled and in the interest of cheetah survival worldwide. Guests however are not allowed to directly interact with the cheetahs but are given a comprehensive talk on the plight of these beautiful cats.


09h00:                Welcome drinks, tea/coffee and cakes at Aquila
09h45:                Game drive and visit to ARC (Aquila Rehabilitation and Conservation centre)
12h15 - 13h15:   Lunch
13h15:                Time at leisure
14h45:                Free Ostrich Farm Tour at the Karoo Ostrich Farm
15h30:                Depart for Cape Town


Restaurant Built from natural materials found on the reserve such as rocks, river pebbles, reeds, wood and thatch to blend with the surrounding environment, this spacious, high ceilinged, African character building with large fireplaces is the perfect setting for the superb buffet meals served. Meals are prepared by an internationally acclaimed chef and traditional meals are offered as well as the standard fare. Catering for special dietary requirements is provided. The restaurant can seat up to approximately 300 people. Pool Bar Situated off the swimming pool and next to the restaurant this “African” styled bar seats approximately 20 guests overlooking the pool area. Main Swimming Pool This new saltwater pool has a length of 35 meters and with rock finishes is made good use of in the summer months. Children's Adventure Area Kids go Wild in a large securely fenced area that ensures complete safety and total peace of mind to their families. Children have access to a wide range of activities that provide not only hours of fun but also educate our young visitors on wildlife, conservation, the ecology and how to look after our world and the beautiful creatures that inhabit it.    Boma Restaurant Boma – Outdoor dropped open air Boma, situated outside the Restaurant and can seat 64 guests.   Curio Shop The well-stocked curio shop is situated at the reception area and offers various African souvenirs for sale, as well as some locally manufactured goods. It also offers various “Aquila” branded apparel and gifts.


  • R 1,695 pp if you drive yourself
  • R 2490 pp including pick up and drop off from your hotel in Cape Town

This rate includes:

  • Return transfers from Cape Town
  • Buffet breakfast and lunch
  • Game Drive, including snack on game drive

This rate excludes:

  • Alcoholic beverages 


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