Cape Town Safari Day Trips

Cape Town Big 5 Safari Day Trips at Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa

Cape Town, 20 November 2023

It’s time to explore Cape Town’s top rated safari adventure to see Africa’s Big Five animals: lion, elephant, leopard, rhinoceros, and buffalo. Conveniently located less than 2 hours from the city, day trip safari guests at Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa are treated to a real South African wildlife adventure without having to travel far from the Mother City.

See Africa's Big Five In One Day

The highlight of any day trip safari is a traditional big five game drive. Led by experience game rangers in open-top vehicles, Aquila’s guided drives offer the best views of Karoo’s wild landscape and its free-roaming wildlife. Safari guests will also be able to see many of South Africa’s wildlife as the reserve is also home to hippos, giraffe, zebra, ostriches, wildebeest, over 150 native bird species, and much more.

With seven different day tour packages to choose from, guests have the unique opportunity to experience a real South African big 5 safari and be back in Cape Town in time to enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the city’s world-famous restaurants.

Can you do a Day Safari from Cape Town?

Yes, you can do a day trip safari from Cape Town. As the city’s closest big 5 safari experience, several tour operators offer day tours and day trip safaris to Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa, located only two hours from the city centre.

Day Trips to Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa

Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa offers seven different day trip safari packages, making it an ideal activity for every travel itinerary and Cape Town tour. Guests can choose a Half Day Safaris or Full Day Safaris, and even Combo Day Trip Safaris, featuring Horseback or Quad Bike safari outrides in the heart of the reserve.

Getting to Aquila Private Game Reserve

Located in the wild and spectacular Klein Karoo (Little Karoo), Aquila is a Western Cape Wildlife oasis, less than a 2 hours’ drive from the city centre. The main route from Cape Town to Aquila is a picturesque drive along the N1, offering guests a scenic and pleasant drive through one of the Western Cape’s top wine regions. Guests can choose from various transportation options:

  1. Self-Drive to the reserve.
  2. Book Aquila’s Return City Shuttle.
  3. Opt for Aquila’s private transport or airport pick-up.
  4. Inquire about an exclusive fly-in safari experience.