Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa is Big 5 safari destination situated just under 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town. Aquila offers half day, full day and overnight safari package. For an alternative safari option, saddle up or get ready to ride on a horseback or quad bike safari, experiencing the natural wonders of the Karoo veld.

We pick you up at about 6h15 / 6h30 for a 2 hour drive to Aquila Game Reserve. After a welcome drink and buffet breakfast we step into the safari vehicles for a 2 to 3 hour game drive and see if we can find the Big 5 and more!

After our safari we will enjoy our lunch and in the afternoon you have the option to do an eco-excursion or enjoy the pool or poolbar. If you have booked the Combo Safari you will step on your horse or quadbike for your afternoon safari.

Depending on the time left we drive back a scenic route via Franschhoek (via de Franschhoek pass) or via Grabouw (Sir Lowry's Pass) back to your hotel or guesthouse. You will be back latest 18h00 and your accommodation.



Aquila Game Reserve


Visit Aquila game reserve and watch the Big 5 only 2 hours from Cape Town

Scenic Drive

After a day Aquila Game Reserve we make a "scenic road trip" back home. Instead of following the busy N1 to Cape Town we turn left to the R43 and pass the Brandvleidam and the Theewaterkloofdam. If we have enough time we turn right to the R45 and cross the Franschhoek Pass. We follow the R43 till Grabouw and cross Sir Lowry's Pass back to De Helderberg region.

Alternative we follow the N1 and go over the Du Toitskloof Pass (R101) to Paarl. If there is enough time left we can visit the Language Monument in Paarl for a coffee stop and a little walk around the monument.


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Aquila charges different rates in the different seasons. During low season they often have specials.