Save up to 50%! Kids Pay Half Price at Aquila Safaris

With Youth Day around the corner (June 16) and School Holidays imminent (June 14 – July 9), Aquila Private Game Reserve offers a fun and affordable Cape Town winter holiday and day trip safari destination for the whole family. And, with Aquila’s unbeatable Winter Deals and exclusive children’s rates, you can save up to 50% on your safari, making it the perfect time to explore the Western Cape and take the kids to see South Africa’s Big 5 animals up-close and in-person.

Children’s Prices at Aquila Safaris

Did you know that kids pay half price for safaris at Aquila? Yes, it’s true! Aquila is a family-friendly game reserve located only 2 hours from Cape Town, South Africa. Welcoming the whole family on safari, your children can learn about conservation, explore the natural wildlife of the Western Cape, and see some of South Africa’s most iconic animals — including lions, elephants, rhinos, zebras, giraffe, springbok, and so much more!

Please note that all children visiting the reserve are required to be accompanied by an adult and must be under strict adult supervision at all times. To find out more about the reserve’s children’s pricing, read Aquila’s children’s policy:

  • Age 3 and under – free with accompanying adult.
  • Age 4 to 11 years – pay 50% of the adult rate.
  • Age 12 and older – pay full price (adult rate).

Save up to 50% off Family Accommodation: Kids Pay Half Price

A great addition to any weekend plans or Cape Town holiday itineraries, Aquila offers discounted rates and special children’s prices for all day trip safaris and overnight accommodation. So, when you’re planning your next safari getaway, don’t forget to book Aquila’s Family Lodge Suites or Family Style Cottages. Designed with the whole family in mind, the reserve’s family-friendly accommodation options are not only spacious, comfortable and affordable, they’re also close to Aquila’s main lodge facilities (including the pool, restaurant, and children’s entertainment area.)

Aquila’s safari lodge and vehicle safari game drives are also wheelchair-friendly and lift-accessible, ensuring everyone can enjoy an overnight Big 5 safari experience. What’s included in an overnight stay at Aquila?

  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • 2 Guided 4×4 Safari Game Drives.
  • Access to Overnight Lodge Facilities.
  • Karoo Stargazing Experience.
  • Marshmallow Braai.

View all overnight safari accommodation options to find out more.

A Whole New Jungle of Fun

Aquila Big 5 Safaris is the ultimate family-friendly safari destination close to Cape Town — and probably in the whole of South Africa. With no age restriction for traditional vehicle game drives, you can bring the whole family with you on safari.

So, if your child is always grabbing the safari books at bedtime or watching Zootopia and The Lion King on repeat, now’s your chance to take them to see their first elephant and watch their excitement come to life as they sight their favourite wild animals from the back of an open air safari vehicle. With Aquila’s half day and full day safari packages, you can do it all in one day too!

Family-Friendly Lodge Facilities at Aquila Safaris

Family-friendly activities and children’s facilities at Aquila include:

  • Outdoor Kids Adventure Zone
  • Indoor Play Room
  • Entertainment and Games Room
  • Books, Puzzles and Board Games
  • Toddler-friendly Toys
  • Mini Golf Course
  • Sandpit and Functional Play Area
  • Obstacle Course
  • Wooden Jungle Gym
  • 35m Lodge Infinity Pool
  • Junior Ranger Programme
  • Big 5 Vehicle Safari Game Drives

Game Drives and Big 5 Safari Tours close to Cape Town

Have we mentioned that Aquila is a child-friendly safari destination offering fun and adventure for the whole family? When it comes to planning your next holiday or weekend adventure, perhaps it’s also time to consider a little fun and adventure for the parents too? With so much for your children to see and do, and not to mention Aquila’s professional child-minding services, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and let the kids burn off all their energy whilst you recoup your own.

Apart from Aquila’s famous Big 5 Safari Game Drives, there’s lots for adults and older teens to do as well! Be sure to check out the Horseback Safaris and Quad Bike Safari Outrides, or take a visit to Tranquila Spa (minimum age restriction of 16 years) for a luxury African spa treatment. For guests 18 years and older, you can sip on cocktails at the poolside wet bar, order a cold beer, or simply pack that book you’ve been meaning to read and enjoy the natural peace and serenity of nature as you soak in the picturesque views of the reserve.

Don’t wait! Book your overnight stay at Aquila Big 5 Safaris and enjoy Cape Town’s top rated day trip experience and family-friendly safari haven in the wild.

boy sitting on a safari vehicle while taking pictures of a male lion with his phone. Aquila's children policy allows guests of all ages to enjoy a Big 5 African safari - Kids Pay Half Price at Aquila.

Indoor Children’s Play Room

Aquila Safari’s Indoor Play Area is an enclosed and interactive play room created for young explorers to relax, make friends and have fun — no matter the weather! All Children’s Entertainment Areas are open daily from 08h00 to 20h00, ensuring kids of all ages (from toddlers to teens) have all the time they need to burn off extra energy and take part in daily activities.

The Indoor Play Area is open every day from 08h00 to 20h00.

Outdoor Children’s Play Area

You’ll find a range of exciting outdoor activities catering to all age groups at Aquila’s Outdoor Play Area and Kids Adventure Zone. Whether you’re into mini golf, giant chess, building sandcastles, conquering the jungle-gym, or exploring the wooden playground and active play area, our Kids Adventure Zone will keep your young adventurers (and maybe the whole family) entertained for hours. 

The Outdoor Play Area and Kids Adventure Zone is open every day from 08h00 to 20h00.

Aquila’s Junior Ranger Programme

For our youngest safari-goers, Aquila Private Game Reserve’s Junior Ranger Programme is an exciting hands-on activity created exclusively for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old. Available as an add-on activity (booked at reception during check-in), the Junior Ranger will keep your children entertained with fun and educational activities while they get to explore the reserve and make new friends with other children on safari.

Led by knowledgeable rangers, learn how to:

  • Track Animal Spoor
  • Identify Animal Droppings
  • Learn About Wildlife and Conservation
  • Identify Native Plants and Rocks
  • Uncover the History and Secrets of the Karoo
child looking through a magnifying glass at a sample of animal dung whilst the ranger tells them about territorial markings as part of Aquila's Junior Ranger Programme.

Sit Around the Campfire with Aquila’s Marshmallow Braai

After dinner, guests are invited to a night-time marshmallow braai (South African barbecue) where you can ‘toast’ marshmallows over an open-fire. This South African camping favourite is one of our most popular activities for families to sit together around the fire, for children to play with friends, and for safari guests to talk about their favourite sightings from their safari.

Please note: Aquila’s marshmallow braai is weather dependent.

Learn about the stars, planets and constellations with Aquila’s Stargazing Experience

Held every night, when the weather is clear and the stars are twinkling bright (usually after dinner and the marshmallow braai), overnight safari guests are invited to take part in Aquila’s complimentary Karoo stargazing experience. Led by a knowledgeable star guide — who might even set up a telescope for you to look through — the star experience is an incredible opportunity to see the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere, sight planets and learn about the stars in a remote setting, far away from the city lights.

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