Aquila's Restaurant

Big 5 Safari Dining Experience

Situated at the heart of Aquila’s Big 5 Reserve lodge, our triple-volume restaurant offers an exquisite dining experience coupled with panoramic views of the reserve. Designed in harmony with Aquila’s African-style architecture, the upstairs viewing area and floor-to-ceiling windows provide an ideal vantage point for guests to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sun set behind the majestic Karoo mountains.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

South African Cuisine

Comfortably seating up to 300 guests, Aquila’s overnight restaurant and day-visitor facilities provide the ideal setting for guests to unwind, relax and indulge in Aquila’s buffet-style meals. Expertly prepared by our resident chefs, the restaurant offers a variety of dishes, from traditional South African cuisine to continental and international favourites. Please contact us for any culinary or dietary requirements. 

Aquila's restaurant: image showcasing trained chef preparing traditional African cuisine for Aquila's buffet-style restaurant menu
Buffet-style food options at Aquila's restaurant. Image showcasing a selection of vegetable and meat dishes.

Overnight Guests

Three Inclusive Meals

Overnight guests are invited on a South African culinary adventure with Aquila’s all-inclusive safari packages and overnight itineraries. Located next to the expansive reserve lawns and pool-side wet-bar, Aquila’s overnight mezzanine-style dining area opens onto a sunken boma and serene infinity pool. Book now and join us for breakfast, lunch and dinner! 

Meal Times



Monday- Sunday 

08h30 – 10h30



Monday – Sunday 

12h30 – 14h00 



Monday – Sunday

19h00 – 21h00

Aquila's restaurant seating area: image showcasing multiple chairs, tables, and African-inspired architecture