Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

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  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2382SC9
Visit the incredible Aquila Game Reserve -- the closest game reserve to Cape Town – on this full-day safari tour! With hotel pickup from your central Cape Town hotel included, this day trip provides a worry-free experience so all you have to do is get excited for your exploration of the private, malaria-free reserve. Take an unforgettable game drive through the park, watching out for famous Big Five animals, as well as endangered species like the ‘Aquila’ Black Eagle.


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
Leave the bright lights of Cape Town behind and set off to the Aquila Game Reserve by air-conditioned coach. After a journey of roughly two hours, you’ll arrive at this incredible, malaria-free game reserve in the heart of South Africa’s southern Karoo.

On arrival, meet your game ranger guide and embark on an Open vehicle game drive around the park.

Watch out for Africa’s famous Big Five -- African elephants, Cape buffaloes, lions, leopards and rhinos – while touring the park, and learn from your guide how the phrase ‘Big Five’ came to be coined. Plus, look for hippos, giraffes.

After your Game Drive you will return for lunch (included).

Aquila Game Reserve is well known for its large natural wetland, and so the bird-watching opportunities here are plentiful. Home to more than 170 different species of bird, the park is actually named after the endangered Black Eagle (Aquila). Keep your eyes open as you explore the park and you might be lucky enough to see one!

After 2 and half hours of touring the park on your game drive, meet your host for the journey back to Cape Town, arriving in the late afternoon.

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Cape Town city hotels
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Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

10 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30pm

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Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

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  • Lunch
  • Game Drive
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 2 and under
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Toilets are available on coaches with a seating capacity of 28 to 44 passengers. There are no toilets on the 15 seater Sprinters and Minivans. Vehicle used will depend on passenger numbers on the day
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Amberly M, October 2015

Our driver, Denver, was awesome and got us safely to and from Aquila Game Reserve. Once we arrived, the bubbly wine and breakfast started the safari on the right foot! We boarded the safari vehicles and started on our journey through the reserve. The animals are fantastic and it was just so neat to see them in action! Just realize that this is a reserve and not a national park- the animals are fenced in and it can feel like a wild zoo and not an actual safari. It doesn't limit the danger, though. We got pretty close to the lions, the rhinos were still treated as dangerous, and the guides still have to keep you safe. Half way through the tour, we were able to get out and walk around with another glass of bubbly near the zebras. The tour ended with a fabulous lunch! After lunch, we lounged in some chairs by the fire pit. There is also drink service at this time. It was an amazing day! Loved every bit of it!

Reviewed by: Jodi P, August 2015

The game reserve was great, and the animals were a pleasure to watch. The buffet breakfast and lunch were super.

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Tour code: 2382SC9