Welcome to the Big-5 experience, the reserve used covers a 10,000 hectare conservancy in the southern Karoo, and is home to the big 5 legends of the wilderness – elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino. This unique safari offers you an opportunity to see the Big 5 up close with the addition of other wildlife and flora.
The 2 to 3 hour safari departs at 10:15am or 1:30pm and is led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside stories: facts about your surroundings as well as informative information about all the animals, easily rousing your inner wild side. All safaris are taken in an open top 4 x 4 with options of using a Quad bike or on Horseback.
The Cape Town safari day tour includes a buffet breakfast, lunch, and the option of taking some cooling off dips at one of two breathtaking swimming pools, you are welcome to take advantage off the pools before or after your Big 5 Safari.
Cape Town morning safari day tour
06:30: Depart Cape Town to Aquila
09h00: Welcome drink served on arrival
09h15: Buffet Breakfast
10h15: Game drive and visit to ARC (Animal Rescue Center)
12h45: Buffet lunch
After lunch guests are able to relax at the pool and are welcome to browse our African curio shop
15h30: Depart Aquila and return to Cape Town
Cape Town afternoon safari day tour
10h00: Depart Cape Town to Aquila
12h00: Welcome drink served on arrival
12h15: Buffet Lunch
13h30: Game drive and visit to ARC (Animal Rescue Center)
After the game drive guests are able to relax at the pool and are welcome to browse our African curio shop
16h00: Depart Aquila and return to Cape Town
Horseback Safari Day Tour
For the adventurous, Aquila Game Reserve offers an early morning, day – or late afternoon horseback safari tour (10am – Noon – 2pm) 1.5hrs / 2hrs ride. A slow walk across the plains or cantering at full throttle is at the guest’s discretion. No experience is necessary for the Aquila horseback safari day tour.
Departs at 06:45 from Cape Town daily
Morning and afternoon horseback safaris are available
A welcome drink is included on arrival, along with a tasty buffet breakfast
A gourmet lunch is included. Lunches can be enjoyed in our triple volume Africa Boma Restaurant
Minimum age requirement: 16 yrs
Maximum weight restriction: 95kg
Cape Town Safari Day Trip
A Cape Town safari day trip on horseback is an alternative safari option to experiencing the natural wonders of Africa. Stalking game gets closer than ever when you’re saddled-up and ready to ride.
The Aquila Cape Town safari trip is offered with or without transport to the reserve. Guests will be collected from their hotel or guesthouse and transferred to Aquila Game Reserve. Self-drive guests should depart Cape Town at approximately the same time as the tour provided with transport.
The Aquila Cape Town safari trip has been rated by Sawubona magazine as one of the Top 10 best day-trip destinations.