Day Trip Safari


The 2 to 3 hour safari departs at 09:00. The safari is lead by an experienced guide, who will share inside-story facts about your surroundings - easily rousing your inner wild side.

The Cape Town safari day tour includes visits to ancient rock art sites, lunch under the boma, and cool off dips at one of two swimming pools. All safaris are in an open 4 x 4 safari vehicle.

Cape Town safari day tour

The Cape Town safari day tour includes visits to ancient rock art sites, lunch under the boma, and cool off dips at one of two swimming pools. All safaris are in an open 4 x 4 safari vehicle.

  • 07h00: Depart Cape Town to Aquila (Guest transfer - Aquila transport).
  • 09h00: Welcome drink on arrival served in the reception area.
  • 09h45: Game drive & visit to ARC (Animal Rescue Center)
  • 12h15: Buffet lunch
  • After lunch guests are able to relax at the pool and are welcome to browse our African curio shop.
  • 15h30: Depart Aquila & return to Cape Town.
  • Cape Town Safari Day Trip

    The Aquila Cape Town safari trip is offered with or without transport to the reserve. Guests will be collected from hotel or guesthouse and transferred to Aquila Game Reserve. Self drive guests are informed to depart Cape Town approximately the same time as the tour provided with transport.

    Our Cape Town safari trip has been rated, by Sawabona magazine, as one of the Top 10 best daytrip destinations.

    Horseback Safari


    A horseback safari day tour is the less conventional safari option. Aquila Game Reserve offers an early morning horseback safari day tour or late afternoon.

    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.

    Horseback Safari Day Tour

    The Cape Town safari day tour includes visits to ancient rock art sites, lunch under the boma, and cool off dips at one of two swimming pools. All safaris are in an open 4 x 4 safari vehicle.

  • Departs at 08:00 daily.
  • 09h00: Welcome drink on arrival served in the reception area.
  • Morning and afternoon horseback safaris are available.
  • A welcome drink is included on arrival.
  • 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 all saddled- up.

    Horseback safaris depart at 08:00 daily. As part of the Cape Town safari day trip experience; a welcome drink and lunch is included at the Aquila restaurant.

    Lunches can be enjoyed under the boma or around the rock pools. Aquila Game Reserve can arrange overnight mountain horseback safari.

    Quadbike Safari


    The quad bike safari day tour involves roughing it up within the 7500 hectare concervancy of Aquila Game Reserve. The Aquila quad bike safari day tour is a favourite for many.

    Quad bikes are provided by Aquila Game Reserve, and can be included with any other Aquila safari option. Overnight quad bike safaris can also be arranged. You’ll chase wildlife by day - quad bike style, and sip champaign by night on a slow-paced sunset game drive.

    Quadbike Safari Day Tour

    The Cape Town safari day tour includes visits to ancient rock art sites, lunch under the boma, and cool off dips at one of two swimming pools. All safaris are in an open 4 x 4 safari vehicle.

  • Safari on Quad bike
  • 250CC Horsepower Quad bikes are supplied by Aquila
  • Guided by qualified game rangers
  • Minimum age requirement of 16 years
  • The safari is a 1 - 2 hour in duration
  • Overnight quad bike safaris can be arranged
  • Cape Town Safari Day Trip

    For the Aquila Cape Town safari day trip, there is a minimum age requirement of 16 years. There are a maximum number of 10 people per quad bike safari, and one person per quad bike. The quad bike safari day tour is guided by two qualified rangers.

    Combo Safari


    The Aquila combo safari combines a 3 hour game drive and a 1.5 hour horseback outride.

    Game drives are in an open safari vehicle and includes stops at ancient rock art sites, lunch under the boma, and cool off dips in natural rock pools.

    Horseback safaris are alongside horseback safari specialists, whom show-you-slowly the wild facts of this region. A slow walk across the plains or cantering at full throttle is at the guest’s discretion. No experience is necessary.

    Big 5 Safari Cape Town – Combo Safari

  • A combination of a safari game drive and horseback safari
  • Safaris include stops at ancient rock art sites
  • Safaris includes welcome drinks, a buffet breakfast and a picnic lunch at the rock pool
  • 08h00-09h00: Breakfast is served
  • 09h00: 3 hour game drive
  • 12h30: Lunch
  • 15h00: 1.5 hour horseback outride
  • Safaris are lead by experienced game rangers
  • No horse riding experience is required
  • Big Five Game Drive Cape Town

    They say your holiday is incomplete without a big five game drive Cape Town. The big 5 refers to five of Africa's greatest wild animals - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.

    Aquila Game Reserve is home to the Big Five and showcases the wildlife of this region like no other. Aside from typical traditional game drives, guests also have an opportunity to have wild animal encounters on horseback.

    Overnight Safari


    The Aquila overnight safari doesn’t spare on spoiling. Welcome cocktails are served on arrival, either outside around the pools, or in front of a log fire in the cigar bar. Before the safari departs a sizzling lunch is served at the African character restaurant.

    The overnight safari Cape Town boasts a 2 – 3 hour game drive with an Aquila Game Reserve specialist. Awaiting your return is a traditional African meal, sparkling wine over swopping-safari-stories, and luxury accommodation in an Aquila premier chalet.

    Overnight Safari Cape Town

  • Welcome cocktails
  • A hearty lunch is served before the game drive departs
  • S2 – 3 hour game drive
  • Traditional South African dinner
  • Luxury or Premier Luxury Chalet accommodation
  • Aquila Private Game reserve transfer from hotel to Aquila
  • Travel via the scenic Du Toitskloof Pass and wine lands
  • Big 5 Overnight Safari

    The big 5 overnight safari can include sighting all 5 of Africa’s wildlife legends. Elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino, synonymous with Africa, roam the outskirts of Aquila Private Game Reserve.

    The Aquila big 5 overnight safari includes a lengthy game drive with an experienced ranger, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and an invitation to cool-off in a natural rock pool.

    Accommodation at Aquila is a handful of premier, family and luxury chalets. All chalets are unique and neatly blend into the natural backdrop for the Reserve.

    Fly In Safari


    The Big 5 Fly in Safari Cape Town flies over the Hex River Mountains & vineyards – the second highest mountain range in the Western Cape. You’ll be awed by the mix of sublimity and might in the mountain peaks, interlaced ridges, wild bush shrubs and high waterfalls.

    Once on ground guests will be transferred to Aquila Private Game Reserve. Preceding your 2 – 3 hour game drive safari is a buffet breakfast, served in the African boma restaurant. Aquila safaris are in a 4X4 safari vehicle, and lead by a well-versed ranger.

    Big 5 Fly in Safari Cape Town

  • 20-30 min flight over the Hex River Mountains and vineyards
  • Guests have an option of choosing to fly either via helicopter or airplane
  • Buffet Breakfast served at the Aquila restaurant
  • 2 -3 hour game drive safari
  • Visit Bushmen rock art site
  • Buffet lunch served in the African boma restaurant
  • Return flight to Cape Town
  • Optional return flight over Robben Island and V&A Waterfront
  • Fly in Safari Day Tour

    The Aquila fly in safari day tour is a majesty-meets-adventure experience. After flying over the Hex River Mountains & vineyards, a 2 - 3 hour big 5 game drive awaits.

    The Aquila fly in safari day tour includes transfers to the airport and reserve. An optional two-day fly in safari is also available. Speak to one of our reservations consultants for more information.

    Fly In Safari Two Days


    The Aquila 2 day safari starts with a 20-30 min flight over the majestic Hex River Mountains & vineyards – the second highest mountain range in the Western Cape. Guests have the option to fly either via helicopter or airplane.

    The 2 day safari Cape Town tour includes scenic flights, traditional safari game drives, hearty meals and luxury Aquila accommodation.

    2 Day Safari Cape Town

  • Pick up from hotel or Guesthouse and transfer to airport
  • 20 – 30 minute scenic flight
  • Full course buffet breakfast served at the Aquila Game Reserve restaurant
  • 2 to 3 hour safari
  • Visit century-old Bushmen rock art site
  • Buffet lunch under the African boma
  • Optional activities: horse-riding or quad biking
  • Luxury accommodation at Aquila Game Reserve
  • Luxury 2 day Safari Cape Town

    A luxury 2 day safari Cape Town is a prized African adventure. Aside from jaw dropping views from the top, the 2 day safari can include sighting all 5 of Africa’s wildlife legends - elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino.

    Aquila Private Game Reserve has two large swimming pools, pool bars, a large African-style dining area, and two smaller dining areas. All dining areas have blazing log fires and smoky cigar bars. Accommodation options at Aquila Private Game Reserve are premier, luxury or standard chalets.

    The Aquila 2 day fly in safari includes accommodation and transfers to the airport and reserve.