From Cape Town: Round-Trip to Aquila with Game Drive

Activity provider: Cullinan Guided Journeys

From Cape Town: Round-Trip to Aquila with Game Drive

Activity provider: Cullinan Guided Journeys

From US$ 159.17 per person

Travel to Aquila Private Game Reserve. Enjoy an open vehicle game drive with the opportunity to view giraffes, lions, leopards, zebras, rhinos, wildebeests, and many other wildlife types. Enjoy lunch at the lodge.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Cape Town. Wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time and your guide will meet you there.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy an open-vehicle game drive
  • See a wide range of native wildlife on your drive
  • Keep an eye out for the Big 5 in the reserve
  • Savor a delicious lunch at the lodge
Full description

Discover animals like the lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and Cape Buffalos on this day trip from Cape Town to the Aquila Private Game Reserve. Take a game tour in an open top, all-terrain vehicle. Stop for a delicious lunch at the reserve's lodge. 

After a morning departure, you will head up the N1 Highway, through the spectacular Hex River Valley, and arrive at the Aquila Private Game Reserve. The bio-diverse habitat of the reserve ensures plenty of interest for the avid game viewer and bird watcher. Spot giraffes, blesbok, black and blue wildebeest, zebras, springbok, gemsbok, klipspringers, duikers, greybuck, steenbok, ostriches, baboons, caracals, foxes, jackals, and more.

Spot up to 172 species of birds, including the majestic black eagle. Enjoy a game drive with a well-informed ranger followed by a delicious lunch at the lodge.

  • Pickup and drop-off pickup from central Cape Town hotels
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance ticket to Aquila Game Reserve
  • Game drive in an open vehicle
  • Lunch
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
    • Masks are required while indoors
    • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Jacket

    Know before you go

    • Departs daily
    • There may be other guests on the transfers to and from the Reserve
    • There may be other guests on the game drive as well
    • Transfers are done with English speaking drivers only
    • Minimum 2 adults required
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 193 reviews

    Review summary

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    We had a great time at Aquila. The person who drove us to the Aquila reserve was very friendly. On site, at lunch time, the people were very welcoming. We received a welcome drink. Lunch is included but not the other drinks, so you have to plan a little money for that. During the safari, the ranger was very nice. He spoke only English and spoke very fast, remember to be accompanied by someone who speaks good English and can translate what he says for you. The return trip went very well. We had an amazing time. We saw lots of animals and were able to get really close to them, it was awesome!

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    October 14, 2022

    A very good trip, saw plenty of animals inc loins rhinos and elephants the ranger was very knowledgeable too. A drink was given on arrival and a buffet lunch was also provided, which was more than adequate. The only one of the big five we didn’t see was the Leopard which supposedly was not unusual as they are rarely seen. Well worth the money.

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    October 3, 2022

    Absolutely phenomenal experience, the tour guide was well versed and gave so much information on all the animals we observed "Kevane" he was super awesome with his guest and their comfortability. He really went out of his way for us to have the full experience in seeing the big 5. Absolutely an epic experience!!!! Thank you so much for the hospitality.

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    August 21, 2022

    Product ID: 1061