Facilities at Aquila Safaris


Aquila Game Reserve, close to Cape Town, is a luxury Big 5 safari destination offering exciting day-trips and all-inclusive overnight safari packages. Guests can choose from Aquila’s premier, luxury, and standard accommodation options for a personalised safari experience. 

Our Safari Facilities


Winner of the 2023 World Luxury Continent Awards, Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa is a world-class big five safari, just two hours outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Offering big five safari expeditions into the heart of the stunning and wild Karoo mountains, explore Aquila’s lodge facilities and family-friendly accommodation for a wild escape close to the city.

10 000 Hectare Game Reserve

Aquila Safari’s magnificent 10,000 hectare Karoo wildlife reserve awaits. See the iconic Big Five animals (lions, rhinos, and elephants, buffalo, and leopards), explore diverse landscapes alongside expert guides, from open veld to mountainous slopes. Capture unforgettable moments on a traditional vehicle game drive, horseback safari, or epic quad bike outride.

Overnight Safari Accommodation

Aquila’s luxury cottages and safari lodge offer premier, family, or standard accommodation to suit every preference and budget. Our overnight safari packages capture the rustic charm of the Great Karoo and surrounding wilderness without compromising on luxury, style or comfort.

Junior Ranger Programme

Led by experienced safari guides, this interactive outdoor experience (available at check-in for R250 per child) offers your little explorer an exciting time finding animals, making new friends, learning about conservation, and creating memories on this fun and educational  journey into the wild.

Other Safari Activities

Elevate your traditional big five safari experience with Aquila’s additional safari activities and add-on experiences. Ride through Aquila’s vast and wild Karoo game reserve, sight animals, and indulge in the thrill of a South African safari outride. Please note: minimum age restriction of 16 years old, and maximum weight restriction of 95 kgs applies.