Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

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  • 9 hours
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


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.

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Stop At: Aquila Private Game Reserve, R46, Touws River, 6880, South Africa

Included: welcome drink on arrival, 3 hour open vehicle game drive, & buffet lunch.

Drinks and all extras are for your own account

Duration: 5 hours

  • Lunch
  • Game Drive
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (English Driver only)
  • Professional Game Ranger - English speaking only
  • Entry/Admission - Aquila Private Game Reserve

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for children aged 2 and under
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Tour accommodates maximum 8 guests, however there will be more guests at the Reserve and on the game drive.
  • Cullinan Guided Journeys strictly follow the SA Government approved TBCSA Health and Safety COVID-19 Protocols. Should guests present COVID-19 symptoms, COVID testing and quarantine will be at their own cost. We recommend that you ensure that your guests take adequate personal travel insurance cover before departure from home.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Currently this tour departs Fridays and Saturdays only until 30 April 2021 (this is subject to change)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • * Guests are required to bring along own face mask. * All passengers are required to be fully vaccinated in order to travel on our tours
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Should your Hotel not be listed, please contact us 48 hours so we can confirm if we would be able to pick up and drop off from your hotel.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/16/2022 - 10/31/2022

Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11/1/2022 - 12/19/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
12/20/2022 - 1/15/2023
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
1/16/2023 - 10/31/2023
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Voucher info

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


9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


02 Jun, 2022

What an amazing experiance, lucky enough to see Lions, Hippos, Zebra, Elephants and Giraffes to name a few, the whole day was next level from start to finish.


11 May, 2022

We HIGHLY recommend that anyone coming to Cape Town make this a must do on your list. We saw the majestic big five creatures (except the leopard because they are nocturnal) up close and got photos that rival anything we’ve seen or read. The elephants are hilarious. The guides are so knowledgeable. Ours was an amazing teacher that was very caring and protective of the animals. Be prepared for a bumpy but fun ride. Lunch on site is incredible. Treat yourself and thank us later.


16 Apr, 2022

A wonderful experience. Enjoyed seeing four of the big 5. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative.


24 Mar, 2022

You’re guaranteed to see game as you’re basically in a safari park. They put food out for the animals so that you will see them. It’s just so unrealistic eg: they’re eating out of a trough. The restaurant staff are inattentive and the food is very average. There are so many better game reserve options - honestly, do not bother going.


07 Mar, 2022

Over priced safari park. You’ll always see the animals as they are fenced in. The elephants come when called, hardly wild. It’s no different to a normal safari park. They have 3 lions, 3 giraffe, 3 elephants .. no cheetah as per there picture. Avoid at all costs.

User's Picture Gallery


Cooling Off

These two young elephants were playing and splashing in the nice cool water







Chilling at the pool




The two male lions


Elephants at the watering hole



The safari car comes as closer to animals as it is possible


Aquila Lodge area

The lodge territory is not very big so that's easy to navigate and walk around


A warm welcome

All guests are treated to drinks when coming to Aquila


The safari area

The are of safari is actually Elim Private National Park, as far as I could see on Google Maps


Great breakfast views

Watching the giraffes and elephants while eating breakfast was a treat!


Sparkling wine and zebras

Half way through the tour, we were able to get out and walk closer to some zebras with our sparkling wine.



The lions were too busy lounging to worry about us but it was crazy how close we were able to get to them!



The elephants got a little up close and personal!


A face only a mother could love

If there's such a thing as an addorable baby rhino, this is it


I see you

Easy to see how well camouflaged this big cat is


Two rhinoceres resting side by side after a hard day

Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari, a beautiful warm day, a jeep drive


Two wildebeest searching green fields

Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari, a beautiful warm day, a jeep drive


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