Aquila Game Reserve, is the closest and most famous Game Reserve to Cape Town, where the Big 5 can be experienced. The park is located about 2 1/2 hours from Cape Town near Touws River. The park offers various travel packages. The cheapest option is an afternoon safari for about 1200 Rand including lunch, whereas the most expensive option can cost up to 4000 Rand. (Overnight stay, breakfast, dinner, lunch, 2 games drives). However, all these prices vary depending on season.
After arriving, you will be warmly greeted with a welcome drink and then guided to the buffet.
After lunch the safari tour, which takes about 2-3 hours, starts. Depending on the package booked, you have either a horseback safari or a quad bike tour or time at leisure after your safari. If you have booked an overnight stay, you gonna stay in lovely decorated lodges.
The park includes a library, a souvenir shop, a kids area, a cigar lounge and 2 pool areas.
Aquila is located in a hilly landscape, surrounded by a mountain range that offers the shy animals a natural shelter. In the park are giraffes, buffalos, springbok, hippos, elephants, rhinos, zebras, ostriches, leopards, cheetahs, crocodiles and lions. The predators are in a fenced-off area and are fed by park rangers. Some of the animals e.g. the crocodiles can only be seen in the Aquila Rescue and Conservation Centre.
Aquila Game Reserve is the ideal destination if you would like to see the Big 5 during your trip through South Africa, but don’t have the time to get to the major parks in the north.
Since the park is only about 2 1/2 hours away from Cape Town, it is ideal for a day trip or even for an overnight stay.
Do not hesitate and book your trip to Aquila and your car from Around About Cars. It’s high season, and peak season starts soon, which means that almost everything is fully booked. Do not miss that unique experience.