Cape Town, 12 October 2023
Thinking of a Big 5 safari experience or day trip adventure close to Cape Town? Great news – we’ve got all the info you need for driving to Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa! As Cape Town’s closest big five game reserve experience, less than two hours from the city, driving to Aquila is easy. Whether you’re a local looking for a quick weekend escape or a traveller exploring the Western Cape’s stunning wilderness, we’ve compiled some helpful answers and transport information for our day trip and overnight safari guests wanting to drive to Aquila.
Not only is the journey from Cape Town to Aquila a pleasant and close-by journey, but the route is a scenic and picturesque drive that takes you past some of the Western Cape’s most iconic landscapes and wine region’s. Drive through the famous Huguenot Tunnel, stop along the way to go wine tasting, purchase local deli treats from local farm stalls along the way, stop and take pictures with the Western Cape’s stunning wild flower fields, and simply enjoy the stunning scenery the West Coast has to offer.
Not only is the journey from Cape Town to Aquila a pleasant and short journey (less than two hours from the city centre), but the route is a scenic and picturesque drive that takes you past some of South Africa’s most iconic landscapes and wine region’s. Drive through the famous Huguenot Tunnel, stop along the way to go wine tasting, purchase local deli treats from local farm stalls along the way, stop and take pictures with the Western Cape’s stunning wild flower fields, and simply enjoy the stunning scenery the West Coast has to offer.
Worried about where to leave your vehicle? Aquila Private Game Reserve provides secure parking facilities and free guest parking access for all day trip and overnight safari guests. Whether you’re driving to the reserve in your own vehicle, getting dropped off by private transport, or driving up in a hired vehicle, you can park your car with peace of mind, knowing it’ll be there waiting for you when you’re ready to head back from your Big 5 African Safari and Spa adventure.
Getting to Aquila is simple and easy to follow! Situated near the in the Touws River region, Western Cape, South Africa, guests can take the N1 National Highway from Cape Town to begin their journey to the reserve. Click the the link below for detailed directions. It’ll guide you every step of the way, ensuring you reach your destination in time for Aquila’s delicious buffet meals and refreshing welcome drinks!
Driving along the national roads in the Western Cape, South Africa, is considered to be a safe and pleasant experience. However, road safety is of utmost importance on any road trip, and your journey to Aquila Private Game Reserve is no exception. Following the N1 highway, the route to the reserve is generally safe and easy to follow, but it’s crucial to be cautious and download directions or keep a map handy for rural areas that might not have cellphone reception.
Remember to stick to the speed limits, stay alert for road signs, don’t drink and drive, and always buckle your seatbelts. Guests are also advised to keep an eye out for local wildlife and small animals attempting to cross the roads – who knows, you might even spot a zebra, baboon or caracal while en route!
You don’t need a 4×4, truck, bakkie, or SUV to drive to Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa. A regular car will get you there just fine. The roads leading to Aquila are well-maintained and accessible to standard vehicles. However, if you prefer not to drive and would like the comfort of scheduled and private return transfers from the city to the reserve, check out some of our Aquila shuttle and luxury transportation options by clicking the link below.