Welcome to Aquila Private Game Reserve

If you are visiting Cape Town for the first time and you are looking to see African Big5 wildlife animals on a guided safari operated in open safari vehicles, then think Aquila Private Game Reserve just 2 hours away drive from Cape Town City center. Acclaimed for service excellence, renewable energy, social responsibility efforts, and conservation programs, Aquila is more than just an unforgettable wildlife experience, it is an experience in luxurious African hospitality, traditional culinary delights, service excellence, and the restoration of pride to the indigenous people and the land. Aquila offers overnight luxury stay, a world-class spa, bars, restaurants, horse safari, quad bikes safaris, and open 4x4 safari vehicles. Day tours visitors are welcome. The privately-owned game reserve is malaria-free and home to African big5 and many other species.

Why Go?: 

Why should you go to Aquila private Game Reserve?, Aquila private game reserve is one of the best places near Cape Town one should go to see African Big5 on a guided open 4x4 safari vehicle. The private Game Reserve is a malaria-free area ideal for parents traveling with children in Cape Town. You can book a day safari tour or just an overnight safari at their 4-star safari lodge. Please remember thatches a private game reserve and not to be compared to a National park such as the Kruger. Therefore there is a limitation as per our legislation on how many animals should be kept in the reserve. This is not a zoo, it's a private game reserve where animals roam freely with a fence splitting the lion den to other animals.

Where to Go?:

If you are on holiday at Aquila Game Reserve, you could easily take a scenic drive towards the town of Ceres. The drive is a scenic one here you could do a Zipline adventure tour or spend a day at Inverdoorn, which is another Big5 Safari in the Region part of the Aquila portfolio. You could book this safari directly at Aquila Private Game Reserve. Otherwise, the Game reserve has a beautiful swimming pool overlooking the game drive with wild animals coming to drink water at the waterhole nearby. The reserve offers also a playing ground with activities for children, an indoor swimming pool, and a world-class Spa.

When to Go?:

Aquila private game reserve remains a destination all year round. But the most beautiful time to visit Aquila is during spring as summer is too hot, winter too cold. The month of September to November, which is spring, is the best time of the year to visit Aquila. December & January are the pick months of the year and the reserve becomes extremely busy due to the big amount of holidaymakers visiting Cape Town. Aquila offers luxury overnight stays world-class Spa and is one of the best places to go for a fantastic safari day trip.

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  • Very close to Cape Town, just 2 hours away 
  • See African Big5 at close range
  • Quad Bikes safaris
  • Horse Riding Safaris
  • World-Class Safari Accommodation
  • World-Class Spa
  • Day & Overnight safari trips

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