Aquila Private Game Reserve Big 5 Safari (1, 2 or 3 Day) By coach or self drive just under 2h from Cape Town

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Aquila Private Big 5 Game Reserve and Luxury Affordable 4 Star Safari Lodge accommodation, offers Real Africa, Real Close to Cape Town, which is located just under 2 hours from Cape Town on scenic drive via the N1, via the scenic Du Toitskloof Pass and endless beautiful winelands.

Aquila Private Game Reserve is named after the rare and endangered Black Eagle that thrives in the area. Proclaimed a Private Nature Reserve in 1985, this 4 Star Accommodation Lodge, situated within a malaria free, Safari Reserve is steeped in Khoi San and Boer War history and boasts 3 pristine biomes of vegetation set in the most magnificent Karoo mountains, valleys, rivers and kloofs.

A representative of Aquila Private Game Reserve will meet you at your hotel in Cape Town, you will then travel via motor coach along the scenic Du Toitskloof Pass and endless winelands to Aquila Private Game Reserve. A welcome cocktail will await your arrival whilst you relax by the rock swimming pool in summer, or enjoying a roaring log fire in our cigar bar or lounge in winter. You may also choose to drive to Aquila in your own car if that suits your plans better.

Stylish Safari Lodge Accommodation. Guests at Aquila have two accommodation options to choose from, namely the Luxury and Premier. These consist of tastefully decorated cottages equipped with en-suite bathrooms, outdoor showers, ceiling fans, fireplaces (perfect for the Cape winter) as well as mini-bars. We offer a luxury honeymoon suite ideal for newlyweds or those wanting to rekindle romance, a Cigar Bar, as well as the highly rated Boma Restaurant, offering a varierty of South African culinary delights.

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Aquila Private Game Reserve is very proud to be a reserve in the Western Cape to have reintroduced lion, rhino, buffalo and now finally the elephant which form part of the African Big 5.
This will ensure that visitors to our region spend more time in the area and are no longer forced to risk malaria, incur high travel costs and extra travelling time going north for their safari experience.

Cape Town Luxury Safari:
We offer a number of luxury African safaris for our guests to enjoy, ranging from horse back safaris to traditional game drives. We also offer various packages for these safaris, so whether it be a guided tour or a self drive safari, we can cater to your needs.

Aquila Safari Options:
Aquila has several safari options on offer. These enable our guests to experience the reserve in a way that
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Aquila Private Game Reserve BIG 5 Safari + Horse riding Safari (1,2 Days) from Cape Town

Wildlife
Aquila has Lion as well as free roaming Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino which form part of the African Big 5. The reserve is also home to Giraffe and Hippo. Large herds of game are found on the Reserve such as Black Wildebeest, Burchell's Zebra, Springbok, Gemsbok, Steenbok, Caracal (lynx), Blesbok, Bat Eared Fox, Ostriches, Klip Springer, Duiker, Greybuck, Baboon, Black Backed Jackal, Eland, Red Hartebeest.

In another of our conservation efforts, we currently offer our visitors a complimentary educational introduction to our cheetahs, highlighting the plight of the free ranging cheetah and their critically diminishing numbers. It is important to note that our cheetahs were captive bred and not ‘born free’ nor do they form part of Aquila’s game drive and the experience is strictly controlled and in the interest of cheetah survival worldwide. Guests however are not allowed to directly interact with the cheetahs but are given a comprehensive talk on the plight of these beautiful cats.

Birdlife
Aquila is home to 172 species of birds and is also home to several breeding pairs of the rare and endangered Black Eagle, after which the Reserve has been named. Karoo chat, rufous-eared warbler, fairy flycatcher and yellow-bellied eremomela can be found on short walks into the surrounding wilderness. Lark-like Bunting and Black-headed Canary move in after rain. In the summer months the Booted Eagle is a regular visitor and the rainy season attracts Flamingo's to the Reserve

Media News at Aquila Game Reserve

Aquila nominated by International Travel Industry
The prestigious 4-star, Big 5 Aquila Private Game Reserve, just outside Cape Town, was nominated as a finalist in the Luxury Game Lodge category at the World Luxury Hotel Awards in Cape Town.

Aquila is very proud to have reintroduced lion, rhino, buffalo, Cape mountain leopard and now finally the elephant to complete Cape Town’s BIG 5 experience. Having the Big 5 in the Western Cape will ensure that visitors to our region spend more time in the area and are no longer forced to risk malaria, incur high travel costs and extra travelling time going north for their safari experience.

Baroness Margeret Thatcher visits Aquila.

Costs: R2,371.00 - P/P - 1 Nov 2011 - 31 Oct 2012 - With Transport option to reserve
Costs: R1,508.00 - P/P - 1 Nov 2011 - 31 Oct 2012 - Self Drive option to reserve
Single Supplement - 50% of rate (This only applies if you are only 1 x person on tour)

Program 5: - [Transport inclusive option and Self drive option in getting to the game reserve]

1 DAY BIG 5 TOUR FROM CAPE TOWN & QUAD BIKE SAFARI

A quad bike Safari can be included in one of our other safaris. Minimum age requirement is
       16 yrs old. There is a maximum of 10 people per safari guided by two rangers. 1 client per vehicle.
Duration: 2 hours. Prior arrangement essential

  * This will be the same as the 1 Day Safari Tour Program 2, except that the morning Safari,
    will be a Quad Bike safari. Please note these times are all approximate.

Horse trails are available for evening and early morning game viewing. Game viewing on horseback
is an unforgettable experience as one can get so much closer to the wildlife. It has been described
as an epic experience and adventure.

  * This will be the same as the 1 Day Safari Tour Program 2, except that the morning Safari,
    will be a horse-back safari. Please note these times are all approximate.

 
Costs: R3,484.00 - P/P - 1 Nov 2011 - 31 Oct 2012 - With Transport option to reserve
Costs: R2,067.00 - P/P - 1 Nov 2011 - 31 Oct 2012 - Self Drive option to reserve
Single Supplement - 50% of rate (This only applies if you are only 1 x person on tour)

Program 5: - [Transport inclusive option and Self drive option in getting to the game reserve]
 
  * If you select the transport inclusive option
  * Pick-up from hotel or guesthouse and transfer to Aquila.
  * Departs Cape Town at between approximately 07h15 - 7h45
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  * 10h00 - Welcome drinks at Aquila
  * 10h15 - Game Drive in 4X4 safari vehicle with ranger guide,
  * visit to ARC (Aquila Rehabilitation & Conversation centre).
  * 12h45 - 12h45 - Buffet lunch served in the African boma restaurant  
  * 13h45 - Horse back or Quad bike safari
  * 15h15 - Free Ostrich Farm Tour at the Karoo Ostrich Farm (10 minutes before Aquila)
  * 16h00 - Depart for Cape Town

  * R3,484.00 per person from 1 Nov 2011 with transport option to and from the reserve
  * R2,067.00  per person from 1 Nov 2011 without transport option to and from the reserve

2 DAY BIG 5 TOUR FROM CAPE TOWN & AFRICAN GAME DRIVE SAFARI

These are offered with or without transport to the reserve - self drive guests are informed to depart
       Cape Town approximately the same time as the tour provided with transport, for these are the set
       times for game drives and meals served daily. Children - 4-11 years at 1/2 price 

Program 6: - [Overnight Safari - Standard Chalet]

Upgrade to a Overnight Safari combo package. The Best of both worlds. You get a three-hour game drive with one of our experienced rangers and visit our world-renowned Khoi San Bushmen rock art sites. Game viewing on horseback / Quad Bike is an unforgettable experience as one can get so much closer to the wildlife.

To swap the morning game drive on the second day for a Horse Safari Combo option would be an additional R760.00 P/Person and for the Quad Bike Safari Combo R950.00 P/Person

If you select the transport inclusive option
Pick-up from hotel or guesthouse and transfer to Aquila.
Departs Cape Town at between approximately 09h00 - 09h30
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12h00 - Welcome drinks at Aquila
12h30 - Buffet lunch served in the African boma restaurant
14h00 - Check-in to accommodation
17h00 - Game Drive in 4X4 safari vehicle with ranger guide,
visit to ARC (Aquila Rehabilitation & Conversation centre).
19h30 - Dinner served in the African boma restaurant  
06h00 - Early morning Game Drive
08h00 - 09h00 Full course buffet breakfast served in the restaurant 
10h00 - Check out of accommodation at Aquila Private Game Reserve.
Time at leisure to relax and are welcome to browse our African curio shop
12h30 - Depart for Cape Town

Costs: R3,288.00 - P/P - 1 Nov 2011 - 30 April 2012 - With Transport option to reserve
Costs: R2,095.00 - P/P - 1 Nov 2011 - 30 April 2012 - Self Drive option to reserve

The Best of both worlds. As the name sugests, this safari offers you a 4x4 game drive and a horse-back safari. You get a three-hour game drive with one of our experienced rangers and visit our world-renowned Khoi San Bushmen rock art sites. Game viewing on horseback is an unforgettable experience as one can
get so much closer to the wildlife. It has been described as an epic experience and adventure.

  
Premier Luxury Chalets: The Premier Cottages are positioned on the hillside to offer privacy and have been built in harmony with the rock which is a principle focal point in the large bathrooms and alfresco showers. They are constructed from wood, stone and thatch and feature fans, air conditioners and fireplaces. Each en-suite bathroom is unique, with twin

Costs: R4,263.00 - P/P - 1 Nov 2011 - 31 Oct 2012 - With Transport option to reserve
Costs: R3,192.00 - P/P - 1 Nov 2011 - 31 Oct 2012 - Self Drive option to reserve
Single Supplement - 50% of rate (This only applies if you are only 1 x person on tour)

All Chalets have tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and the best quality percale linen is used throughout. Children - 4-11 years at 1/2 price.

* STANDARD OVERNIGHT SAFARI - All over night Safari packages Includes: dinner, bed,
breakfast, and lunch. 2 game drives. (Visit San Rock Art site and bushman paintings).

Standard Cottages: In keeping with the design and flow of the architecture at Aquila, the Standard Cottages do not compromise the experience nor standard. Each has its own patio, corner bath and outdoor rock shower. Cottages are equipped with mini bars, fans and feature ‘coal’ stoves for that extra bit of warmth and cosiness in the colder months.


STANDARD CHALETS - OVERNIGHT SAFARI

Costs: R3,288.00 - P/P - 1 Nov 2011 - 30 April 2012 - With Transport option to reserve
Costs: R2,095.00 - P/P - 1 Nov 2011 - 30 April 2012 - Self Drive option to reserve
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Costs: R2,740.00 - P/P - 1 May 2012 - 31 Oct 2012 - With Transport option to reserve
Costs: R1,670.00 - P/P - 1 May 2012 - 31 Oct 2012 - Self Drive option to reserve
Single Supplement - 50% of rate (This only applies if you are only 1 x person on tour)

FAMILY LUXURY CHALETS - OVERNIGHT SAFARI

Luxury Family Units: These units are semi detached with attention paid to privacy. Units are equipped with mini bars, tea and coffee making facilities and feature indoor fireplaces for that extra bit of warmth and cosiness in the colder months. They are under thatch and feature exterior stone work using raw materials from the area. The large en-suite bathrooms feature corner baths with outdoor showers.

First Rhino Born at Aquila
27 February 2005 saw the first rhino born at the 4-star Aquila Private Game Reserve which is located aproximiately 2 hours from Cape Town on scenic drive via the N1, via the scenic Du Toitskloof Pass and endless beautiful winelands. The expected time of the birth was around lunch time and the calf was in good health.

Facilities at the Aquila Game Reserve

Restaurant - Built from natural materials found on the reserve such as rocks, river pebbles, reeds, wood and thatch to blend with the surrounding environment, this spacious, high ceilinged, African character building with large fireplaces is the perfect setting for the superb buffet meals served. Meals are prepared by an internationally acclaimed chef and traditional meals are offered as well as the standard fare. Catering for special dietary requirements is provided. The restaurant can seat up to approximately 300 people.

Pool Bar and Main Swimming Pool - Situated off the swimming pool and next to the restaurant this “African” styled bar seats approximately 20 guests overlooking the pool area. The new saltwater pool has a length of 35 meters and with rock finishes is made good use of in the summer months.

She may not be classified as one of Africa’s Big Five, but formidable former British prime minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher, certainly provided a rare and exciting sighting with her visit to Aquila.

The great dame and her modest party of an escort and obligatory body guards chose to explore the Aqulia Private Game Reserve, which is located aproximiately 2 hours from Cape Town on scenic drive via the N1 travel via the scenic Du Toitskloof Pass and endless winelands.

* PREMIER CHALETS - OVERNIGHT SAFARI
Includes: Welcome drink, dinner, bed, breakfast, and lunch. 2 game drives. Also includes one complimentary bottle of house wine. Game drive may be replaced by horse back safari.


Costs: R3,560.00 - P/P - 1 Nov 2011 - 30 April 2012 - With Transport option to reserve
Costs: R2,489.00 - P/P - 1 Nov 2011 - 30 April 2012 - Self Drive option to reserve
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Costs: R2,850.00 - P/P - 1 May 2012 - 31 Oct 2012 - With Transport option to reserve
Costs: R1,775.00 - P/P - 1 May 2012 - 31 Oct 2012 - Self Drive option to reserve
Single Supplement - 50% of rate (This only applies if you are only 1 x person on tour)

Baroness Margaret Thatcher
hand basins, bath and toilet. The cottages offer a wooden deck with
panoramic views across the expanse of the reserve. The Honeymoon Suite (the jewel in Aquila’s crown) boasts a private alfresco Jacuzzi. Both the Premier Cottages and the Luxury Family Units have tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and the highest quality percale linen is used throughout

1 DAY TOUR FROM CAPE TOWN & AFRICAN BIG 5 SAFARI

These are offered with or without transport to the reserve - self drive
guests are informed to depart Cape Town approximately the same time as the
tour provided with transport, for these are the set times for game drives
and meals served daily. Children - 4-11 years at 1/2 price 

Costs: R2,028.00 - P/P - 1 Nov 2011 - 31 Oct 2012 - With Transport option to reserve
Costs: R1,300.00 - P/P - 1 Nov 2011 - 31 Oct 2012 - Self Drive option to reserve

Program 1: - [Self drive option only in getting to the game reserve]

  * 08h00 - Welcome drinks at Aquila
  * 08h15 - 09h00 Full course buffet breakfast served in the restaurant
  * 09h00 - 12h00 Game Drive in 4X4 safari vehicle with ranger guide,
  * visit to ARC (Aquila Rehabilitation & Conservation centre).
  * 12h30 - Depart for Cape Town

  * R 1,300.00 per person from 1 Nov 2011  without transport to and from the reserve option only

Program 2: - [Transport inclusive option and Self drive option in getting to the game reserve]
 
  * If you select the transport inclusive option
  * Pick-up from hotel or guesthouse and transfer to Aquila.
  * Departs Cape Town at between approximately 07h15 - 7h45
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  * 10h00 - Welcome drinks, tea/coffee and cakes at Aquila
  * 10h15 - Game Drive in 4X4 safari vehicle with ranger guide,
  * visit to ARC (Aquila Rehabilitation & Conservation centre). Visit San Rock Art site.
  * 12h45 - 13h45 - Buffet lunch served in the African boma restaurant  
  * 13h45 - Time at leisure to relax at the pool and guest are welcome to browse our African curio shop.
  * 16h00 - Depart for Cape Town

  * R 2,028.00 per person from 1 Nov 2011 with transport option to and from the reserve
  * R 1,300.00 per person from 1 Nov 2011 without transport option to and from the reserve

Program 3: - [Self drive option only in getting to the game reserve]

  * 12h00 - Welcome drinks at Aquila
  * 12h15 - 13h30 - Buffet lunch served in the African boma restaurant.  
  * 13h30 - Game Drive in 4X4 safari vehicle with ranger guide,
  * visit to ARC (Aquila Rehabilitation & Conversation centre).
  * 16h00 - Depart for Cape Town

  * R 1,300.00 per person from 1 Nov 2011 without transport to and from the reserve option only

Please be advised transport collection times will be confirmed closer to the date of arrival.
Approximate pick-up times would be between  2 - 2½ hours prior to the meeting times listed above at the Game Reserve. (Times may be reduced depending where you are on the pick up route.)

Please note these times are all approximate.

Program 4: - [Transport inclusive option and Self drive option in getting to the game reserve]

1 DAY BIG 5 TOUR FROM CAPE TOWN & AFRICAN HORSE TRAIL SAFARI

best suits their interests and schedules. These include:

For all the tours listed below that are with transport, a representative of Aquila Private Game Reserve will meet you at your hotel in Cape Town, travel via the scenic Du Toitskloof Pass and endless winelands to Aquila Private Game Reserve. A welcome cocktail will await your arrival whilst you relax by the rock swimming pool in summer, or enjoying a roaring log fire in our cigar bar or lounge in winter. Children - 4-11 years at 1/2 price 

Please note: All bookings must be paid in full on confirmation of reservation

* All rates are quoted in ZAR (SA Rand) Vat inclusive
* All rates are quoted per person
* Accommodation is payable six weeks prior to date of arrival
* Cancellations made within 24 hours of date of arrival 100 % of daytrip payable
* Cancellations made within 30 days of date of arrival 50 % of full accomodation payable
* Cancellations made within 7 days of date of arrival 100 % of full accomodation payable
* Exclude personal expenses, beverages, telephone/facsimile, laundry, mini bar, curio shop,
  optional excursions and gratuity.
* All children welcome, under 4 no charge, 4-11 years at 1/2 price and 12+ at full rate.
  All children on horse safari at full rate.
* Check-out time at 9h00 on day of departure and check-in time from 14h00 on day of arrival.
* Private safari's can be arranged.

Aquila Game Reserve Map and Directions: 

Follow the N1 highway from Cape Town for approximately 130km. The road will take you pass Paarl, through the Huguenot toll road, passed Worcester, De Doorns and through the Hex River Valley. Approximately 30 km after De Doorns and just passed the road sign indicating “10km to Touws River” , you will get to the R46 turnoff to Ceres. Take the turnoff to the left. Follow the road for approximately 3km. You will find the Aquila Private Game Reserve main entrance on your left hand side.

GPS co-ordinates: 33º21’07.64” South 19º56’07.64” East


Children's Adventure Area - Kids go Wild in a large securly fenced area that ensures complete safety and total peace of mind to their families. Children have access to a wide range of activites that provide not only hours of fun but also educate our young visitors on wildlife, conservation, the ecology and how to look after our world and the beautiful creatures that inhabit it. 

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Costs: R2,371.00 - P/P - 1 Nov 2011 - 31 Oct 2012 - With Transport option to reserve
Costs: R1,508.00 - P/P - 1 Nov 2011 - 31 Oct 2012 - Self Drive option to reserve
Single Supplement - 50% of rate (This only applies if you are only 1 x person on tour)

Program 5: - [Transport inclusive option and Self drive option in getting to the game reserve]

1 DAY BIG 5 TOUR FROM CAPE TOWN & COMBO GAME DRIVE SAFARI + HORSE TRAIL SAFARI

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Aquila Private Game Reserve Rates 2011 - 2012

Costs: R2,740.00 - P/P - 1 May 2012 - 31 Oct 2012 - With Transport option to reserve
Costs: R1,670.00 - P/P - 1 May 2012 - 31 Oct 2012 - Self Drive option to reserve

Single Supplement - 50% of rate (This only applies if you are only 1 x person on tour)
*All children welcome, under 4 no charge, 4-11 years at 1/2 price and 12+ at full rate.

Program 7: - [Overnight Safari - Family Luxury Chalet]

Itinerary as above in program 6:  ***** Click Here for Family Luxury Chalet Rates

Program 8: - [Overnight Safari - Premier Luxury Chalet]

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*WINTER SPECIAL OVERNIGHT - ACCOMMODATION REDUCED RATES*
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