Aquila Afternoon Safari

Afternoon Aquila Safari Day trip


Our most popular half day safari. Join us at midday for a delicious South African style lunch, and a 2 to 3 hour big 5 safari. The safari is led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside stories and facts about your surroundings, easily rousing your inner wild side.

Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa is a four star family friendly safari destination just 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town. The 10 000 hectare conservancy is situated between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Western Cape, South Africa, and home to the majestic Big 5 legends: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, and rhino.


Trip Itinerary

10h00: Depart Cape Town to Aquila (optional scheduled transfers available)
12h00: Welcome drinks served on arrival
12h15: South African style lunch
13h30: Traditional Big 5 game drive
Afternoon leisure time to enjoy the Karoo surroundings and other optional extra activities
16h00: Depart Aquila and return to Cape Town
Our schedule departure tours depart at 16h00 from the reserve. Should you wish to depart earlier or later than this, please book a private transfer.

Duration of game drive and departure times are approximate and dependent on the interaction of the guests with the ranger and the sighting of animals.

12 years +
  • Traditional Big 5 Safari
  • South African Style Lunch
  • Air-Conditioned Shuttle
  • Unlimited Wifi
4-12 years
  • Traditional Big 5 Safari
  • South African Style Lunch
  • Air-Conditioned Shuttle
  • Kids Playground


We will pick you up from your accommodation with 10km of the City Centre. 

Outside the City center

  • Southern Suburbs – Southern Sun Newlands
  • Milnerton & Tableview – Lagoon Beach Hotel
  • Somerset West & Strand – Lord Charles Hotel

From pickup  to drop off is about 8hours.  The final pickup times are dependant  logistics and will be confirmed on the evening before the tour.

  • Hat and sun protection
  • Windbreaker for colder weather
  • Swimming costume & Towel
  • Binoculars and Camera are welecome

Aquila has all of the Big 5 and is also home to giraffe and hippo black wildebeest, Burchell’s zebra, springbok, gemsbok, steenbok, caracal (lynx), blesbok, bat eared fox, ostriches, klip springer, duiker, greybuck, baboon, black backed jackal, eland and red hartebeest.

Aquila is also proud to host the first rhino to be born in the Western Cape in 250 years.

Aquila and its natural wetland is home to 172 species of birds and is also home to several breeding pairs of the rare black eagle, after which the reserve has been named. Karoo chat, rufous-eared warbler, fairy flycatcher and yellow-bellied eremomela can be found on short walks into the surrounding wilderness. Lark-like bunting and black-headed canary move in after the rainy season. In the summer months the booted eagle is a regular visitor and the rainy season attracts flamingos to the reserve.




We had an awesome time just to short. Food was excellent and the staff are friendly and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. The game drives are amazing. The ambiance of the place is awesome and they are strickly Covid protocol. Loved it and will definitely come back and recommend wherever we go. Thumbs up (TA)
Annelene R
January 2021
The best safari experience my wife and I have had and definitely encourages us to visit more Game Reserves. Thank you Aquila Safari for making it possible.
Matthew De Villiers
February 2021
This was a absolutely one of the best break aways ... loved by my 3year old, 12 year old and myself.
Mari Bremner
August 2020


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