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  • Overview
  • Important Info
  • Price and booking


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

  • What You Can Expect

    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.

    Cancellation Policy

    Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

Customer Reviews



The tour was great just there weren't that many animals.

Lorna F


Nine of us had an amazing day at the Aquila Game Reserve.
We had a glass of fizz on arrival, then a fabulous breakfast, then a three hour safari, had amazing views of some animals and not so amazing views of others, but as the animals aren't in cages you take what you get on the day!
My son did this trip a week before us, and his photos of most of the animals were fantastic.
Half way round the Safari we had another glass of fizz, then returned to a lovely lunch.
We sat by the pool until our pick up time to return us to our apartments! The elephants wandered down to the watering hole opposite the swimming pool!
On leaving the Reserve there were Baboons sitting on the road.

Thomas B


This was a wonderful tour with a chance to see all the key wild animals in a natural setting. The fact that the park is dedicated to healing and caring for animals illegally trapped is an added plus.



A truly awesome experience. Wonderful memories. xx



Outstanding! This group is doing great work with the animals! We were So close up! We have Wonderful pictures! Kudos to the wonderful staff who prepared breakfast and our lunch. The best food in South Africa!



  • Lunch
  • Game Drive
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide

  • Exclusions

    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified

    • Additional Info

      • 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

      • Voucher info

        You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

        Departure Point

        Please note: complimentary pickups and drop offs are from City Centre, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Green Point and Sea Point Hotels.

        Departure Time

        9am and 10am

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


        10 hours

        Return Details

        Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Tour Options


6:00 AM
Starting From 12684
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Picture Gallery

  • Cooling Off
  • Zebras
  • Aquila Lodge area
  • A warm welcome
  • The safari area
  • Great breakfast views
  • Sparkling wine and zebras
  • Lions!
  • Elephants
  • A face only a mother could love
  • I see you
  • Two rhinoceres resting side by side after a hard day
  • Two wildebeest searching green fields

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