This is a return transfer with a professional tour guide to an exclusive game reserve that is situated 240km outside of Cape Town. Experience the real heartbeat of Africa with a chance to see the Big 5 and many other reintroduced safari game all in one day. Enjoy the journey to the game reserve with a friendly, professional tour guide in an upmarket air-conditioned vehicle. Admire the spectacular view of Table Mountain from the top of Du Toits Kloof Pass, stop to stretch you legs and then resume your journey through the scenic Breede River & Hex River Valleys.
The game reserve fee is extra (R1550/R1700 per adult, half price for children - credit cards are accepted). This includes their entrance fee, a welcome drink, a lovely buffet lunch and a 2 - 3 hour group game drive with a qualified game ranger in an open safari vehicle.
Optional Private Game Drive - R2900 per group
Relax in comfort on the return journey back to Cape Town via the Huguenot Tunnel.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Transport in an upmarket vehicle
What's Not Included
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Game park charge (R1550pp normal rate, R1700pp peak rate - includes lunch & game drive)
Private game drive
INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
ADULT: Age: 12 - 99
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Infant meals not included
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking (cost excluded)
Specialized infant seats are available
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
Born in Africa Tours
09h15 pick up from your hotel/accommodation. Start your private tour in a luxury vehicle with a drive along the N1 highway past the Language Monument outside Paarl. Drive up the majestic Du Toitskloof Pass and stop at the top to admire the view of Table Mountain from afar. Pitstop on the other side of the mountain pass at Du Kloof Lodge to stretch your legs.
Admission Ticket Free
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the famous winelands of the Breede River Valley and the Hex River Valley on your way to the game reserve.
Admission Ticket Free
Aquila Private Game Reserve - Day Trip Safari
Arrive at the game farm. The entrance fee is payable on arrival (credit cards are accepted) and includes a complimentary glass of champagne (extra drinks are for your own account), a lavish buffet lunch and a 2-3 hour game drive with a professional game ranger at the helm. The game drive is not private - there are approximately 14 pax per vehicle. A private game drive is available at an extra cost. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to possibly view all of the Big 5 i.e. lions, elephants, buffalo, leopard & rhino as well as a host of other re-introduced game.
(Game Park entrance fee is R1550 per adult, children half price) Prices are subject to change without notice.
Admission Ticket Not Included
Arrive at the 10 000 hectare private game farm. Their fee includes a complimentary glass of champagne (extra drinks are for your own account), a lavish buffet lunch and a 2-3 hour game drive with a professional game ranger at the helm. The game drive is not private - there are approximately 14 pax per vehicle. A private game drive is available at an extra cost. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to possibly view all of the Big 5 i.e. lions, elephants, buffalo, leopard & rhino as well as a host of other re-introduced game.
(Game Park entrance fee is R1550 low season/R1700 peak season per adult, children half price). Prepayment is required to get access. We will book on your behalf and send you a payment link (credit cards are accepted). Prices are subject to change without notice.
Admission Ticket Free
Cape Town Central
Travel back to Cape Town via the Huguenot Tunnel. Drop off at your hotel/accommodation.
Admission Ticket Free
Excellent Time, Would Recommend
We had an excellent time on this tour. It was a lovely day for a scenic drive to the game reserve, and Mike was an AWESOME guide! Very knowledgeable about the area and the reserve. Saw all the animals we were hoping to see and had so much fun. :)
Wendy H, 10-12-2022
From getting picked up from my hotel, to getting dropped off that afternoon I was looked after the whole day. This experience and Mike as a guide, made for the most amazing day. The game drive was so worth the drive from Cape Town, seeing the animals roaming free in the wild and learning about them from our guide Charlie was so great. If you are thinking about this experience, I highly recommend as it’s a great introductory safari
Very Nice Guide, and our...
Very Nice Guide, and our driver (Mike) was amazing both made us feel reall comfortable and explained a lot. Amazing Experience
Phenomenal Safari - Must do!
The tour was really well organized and the host was friendly and very accountable. We were a group of ladies and felt very safe! We saw 4 out of the 5 at the game reserve, fabulous experience!
Great tour guide for Cape Town
Our guide Dave picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel. This package is a comfortable ride to Aquila Game Reserve. About a 2 1/2 hr ride from Cape Town. Tour was booked last minute and after I missed an Email Dave called our hotel to confirm details. On the ride Dave set up private tour option at Aquila. This was a great suggestion and really improved our overall experience. Dave was a great guide made the drive enjoyable. He explained everything and set us up for a great safari ride thru the park.
This was an amazing experience. We saw Buffalo, antelope, lions, ostrich, rhino, hippo, giraffe, elephants and zebras. We were also able to see some baboons on the drive to the reserve. Tour guide included some fun stops on the way along with some information on the locations we passed. Very fun and I would most certainly do this again.
Sarah E, 02-01-2023
Dave was exceptional...
Everything was planned to the smallest detail
We had the chance to see all big fives up close.
Great safari experience
We had a great safari experience! Special thanks to our tour guide Mike who tried his very best to give us an unforgettable experience with lots of fun. He was very focused on our safety and besides the safari itself, we also loved the little stop over at the winery. We can definitely recommend this tour!
Visit to Aquila Game Reserve
J H, 01-02-2023
Excellent visit to the game reserve, picked up promptly on time at our hotel. Mike our tour guide us there was very knowledgable about the regions we drove through. You receive a buffett when you arrive and then spend around 2.5 hrs on Safari. The whole day was excellent. Highly recommended.
Our first Safari was amazing!
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Capetown. We really enjoyed the 2 hour safari ride. We saw Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Ostrich, Zebra, Black wildebeest, Hippo, Antelope, Blasbok and Elop. We just didn’t see a Leopard. The trip was well organized and the lunch buffet was hearty and tasty. This is the perfect safari if you don’t have time to visit Krueger National Park. Lastly the transportation company was on time and very friendly and informative. Lori our host gave lots of history on Capetown during our ride there, it was truly an amazing day!
Our guide, Chris, did everything possible to make this a memorable trip. We saw many animals and lions up close. A very wonderful and relaxing way to see the beauties of South Africa.
I had two lovely...
I had two lovely gentlemen. They were so nice and informational it was a great experience. Would recommend booking this experience with them. This private ride in his expense car was a great experience.
If you only have one day for a safari try this
Learning loads from Mike and seeing the zebras and elephants and hypos up close
Lions were far away no leopard
Very natural experience only problem was jeep transported number three
Since we were a small group there we4re smaller jeeps available that would have been far better
Overall very good experience. Thanks to Mike!
Nice trip to do and very good guide
A safari in a big zoo, but if You Don’t have the time or money to go to Krüger it’s ok. Our guide Chris was very very good! Informative and very friendly but also experienced.
Day Trip to Aquila
Aquila Safari was nice, but almost zoo-like since the animals are in specific locations and many are fed. It was nice to be able to see the animals up close and take photographs, the kids. Our driver was very nice, however our tour guide was not overly pleasant.