Cape Town, 01 September 2023
Spring is a magical time to visit Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa, located just two hours from Cape Town. Every September, the Western Cape’s wildflowers start to bloom, transforming the reserve into a kaleidoscope of colour. Exploring Aquila this time of year is like stepping into a living canvas, where every petal and leaf seems to tell a story of resilience and renewal. It’s a wild paradise for photographers, nature enthusiasts, and anyone seeking the thrill of a Big 5 South African Safari.
Spring is a time of new beginnings, and there’s no better place to experience the magic of the season than at Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa. Located in the Klein Karoo, one of South Africa’s most beautiful and untouched regions, Aquila is home to a variety of wildflowers, including the iconic Cape daisy, proteas, and other unique fynbos flowers endemic to Southern Africa. These blooms transform the reserve into a kaleidoscope of colour, making it a photographer’s paradise.
The spring rains also bring new life to Aquila’s landscapes. The trees and shrubs are lush and green with new leaves, and the rivers and streams are flowing freely. This is a great time to explore the reserve on a Horseback or Quad Bike Safari, allowing you to immerse yourself in the wilderness and take in the stunning scenery.
Of course, no Spring Safari adventure would be complete without a chance to see wildlife. Aquila Private Game Reserve is home to a variety of animals, including the African Big Five: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo. On a guided game drive, your ranger will be able to point out some of Africa’s most iconic species and tell you all about them. You can also expect to see giraffes, zebras, ostriches, hippos, and more.
Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa offers a variety of luxury accommodation options to suit every style and budget-preference. From family lodge rooms to romantic premier cottages, no matter your choice, Aquila’s accommodation options are beautifully situated and offer stunning views of the reserve and surrounding Karoo mountains. Wake up to the sound of migratory birds as they rediscover South Africa at the start of spring, or sight passing wildlife as they make their way to the nearby watering hole.
Aquila also offers a variety of world-class facilities, including two buffet-style restaurants serving delicious African cuisine, a pool bar, a day-visitors centre, and three swimming pools. And, after a long day of exploring, you can relax and unwind at Aquila’s Tranquila Spa, where guests can indulge in a variety of treatments, from massages to facials and traditional body wraps.
With its combination of wildflowers, rejuvenated landscapes, and abundant wildlife, Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa is the perfect place to experience a traditional Big 5 safari combined with the magic of Spring in the Western Cape. Witness the untamed beauty of the reserve for yourself and book your Spring Safari today!