A comfortable and beautiful drive from Cape Town on the N1 national road, through the scenic Hex River Valley, brings you to Cape Town’s closest private game reserve. Aquila takes its name from the rare Black Eagle that thrives in the area of approximately 4500 hectares of southern Karoo highlands. At Aquila Private Game Reserve, guests enjoy a game drive in an open-air Landrover, while viewing a variety of indigenous and re-introduced animals: such as rhino, lion, and giraffe. Large herds of other African wildlife such as zebra, black wildebeest, klipspringer, duiker, greybuck, and ostrich, as well as troops of baboon, reside on the reserve. Guides are extremely knowledgeable and friendly.
The breakfast and lunch buffets offer an extensive variety of tasty food. After a delicious buffet lunch guests have the opportunity to go back on safari this time on either horseback or quad bike! An exciting and adventurous way to see the wildlife.
Aquila’s Rescue Centre (ARC) deserves special mention as they do great work providing sanctuary for animals that can never be released into the wild, as well as a temporary home for animals needing attention and rehabilitation before being released into the wild. Consider making a donation while there.
Included: Welcome drinks at Aquila, buffet breakfast, game drive, lunch, horseback OR quad bike safari, return transfers from Cape Town. *Collection is included from central Cape Town accommodation. Please request a supplement transfer cost for collections for areas outside of central Cape Town.
Excluded: Personal expenses and gratuity.
Duration: Daily Full Day Tour
Departure Times: To be confirmed at time of booking
No children under the age of 16 years
Maximum weight restriction of 95 kg for horseback riding