Aquila Private Game Reserve Combo Safari – Peak Season

From: R 3,500.00 | 101,500 StyleMiles

Peak Season: 20 Dec  – 10 Jan

Description

The Aquila combo safari combines a 3 hour game drive and a 1.5 hour horseback or quad bike outride.

Game drives are in an open safari vehicle and include a visit to ARC, tasty buffet breakfast & lunch and cool-off dips in natural rock pools.

Horseback safaris are alongside horseback safari specialists, who will demonstrate and show you the wild facts of this region. A slow walk across the plains or cantering at full throttle is at the guest’s discretion. No experience is necessary.

The quad bike safari day tour involves roughing it up within the 10,000 hectare conservancy of Aquila Game Reserve. The Aquila quad bike safari day tour is a firm favourite. Must be 16 years or older.

Big 5 Safari Cape Town – Combo Safari

  • A combination of a safari game drive and horseback or quad bike safari
  • Safaris includes welcome drinks, a buffet breakfast and lunch
  • 09h00-10h00: Breakfast is served
  • 10h00: 3 hour game drive
  • 13h00: Buffet Lunch
  • 14h00: 1.5 hour horseback or quad bike outride
  • Safaris are led by experienced game rangers
  • No horse riding experience is required
  • Must be minimum of 16 years old for quad bike outride

Big 5 Game Drive Cape Town

They say your holiday is incomplete without a Big 5 game drive in Cape Town. The Big 5 refers to five of Africa’s greatest wild animals – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.Aquila Game Reserve is home to the Big 5 and showcases the wildlife of this region like no other. Aside from typical traditional game drives, guests also have an opportunity to have wild animal encounters on horseback.

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Aquila Private Game Reserve, Western Cape at a glance...

Aquila Private Game Reserve is the ultimate African safari getaway, a Big 5 Game Reserve close to Cape Town, which is found less than two hours’ drive from the city.

Adventure quad-biking on hilly roads, roaming the woods on horseback, slow champagne sunset safaris, and close encounters with the Big Five are only a few of the things you can expect on an Aquila Cape Town Safari.

Aquila Safari Lodge is a 4 star establishment in the Southern Karoo. The reserve is a 7,500 hectare conservancy in the southern Karoo, and home to the big 5 legends of the wilderness – elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino.

Aquila Game Reserve is the closest private game reserve to Cape Town, being a short drive from the city. Aquila is located in the historic Touws Rivier town, in a valley between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Karoo.

Aquila Private Game Reserve has gone to massive efforts and expense to source and re-introduce wildlife into the Cape region. A great emphasis is placed on a wildlife conservation educational experience. Aquila offers visitors a complimentary educational introduction to our cheetahs. Cheetahs are captive bred and strictly controlled in the interest of cheetah survival worldwide.

Accommodation options at Aquila Private Game Reserve include premier, family or luxury chalets. Accommodation options include premier, family or luxury. All options contain the ruggedness necessary to capture the essence of the bush environment, without compromising on luxury and comfort.

There are five premier chalets available. Premier chalets are privately situated and have been built into the hillside. Each unit has been adorned with alfresco rock showers and indoor fire-places. Family chalets are semi-detached, feature exterior stone work and come with their very own back-to-nature outdoor shower. Luxury chalets are a hideaway haven. Snug, cosy and everything you would expect in an overnight, mid-week or weekend retreat.

Aquila offers a wide variety of safaris – day trip safaris, horseback safaris, quad bike safari, overnight and fly-in safaris. There are other activities on offer like 4 x 4 trails, fishing and themed weekend breakaways.

Swimming Pool

The main swimming pool has a length of 35 meters, featuring a wet bar is made good use of in the summer months. This is situated next to the restaurant. The smaller rock style saltwater pool is surrounded by rock features and manicured lawns with comfortable sun-lounges, located next to the lounge.

Activities In Close Proximity To Aquila

The little Karoo enjoys sunshine for most of the year. Summers are dry and warm, winters are dry and crisp. The prevailing weather lends itself to long walks, hiking, cycling and other sports activities.

Matjiesfontein Village

This historic village has a rich background, dating back to its roots in the late nineteenth century. From its ties with the Boer War, to the pioneering spirit engendered by its founder, James Logan, it is steeped in the history of an era, the echoes of which still reverberate through the streets and buildings. A double-decker London Bus makes a daily tour of the Matjiesfontein Village.

Karoo National Park

Large herds of antelope and abundant bird life. The Park offers a Fossil Trail, which has wide walkways for wheel chairs and Braille board inscriptions for the convenience of the blind and taped commentary is available for disabled visitors who have their own cassette players. Gondwanaland is explained, and along this 400m route, there are superb examples of fossilised mud-stone, silicified trees and a wide variety of fossils, most of which have been found in the Beaufort Series of rock formations.

4×4 Mountain Trails

There are many mountain trails in the Karoo and Breede River area. The most popular one and also nearest to Aquila is Leeuwenboschfontein with route distance of 18 km (4-5 hours). Maximum of 20 vehicles allowed.

Golf

De Doorns offers a 9 hole course. With 18 hole courses at both Ceres and Worcester. Trout Fishing and Cherry Picking can also be arranged on your behalf by the reserve.

Aquila offers a wide variety of safaris – day trip safaris, horseback safaris, quad bike safari, overnight and fly-in safaris. There are other activities on offer like 4 x 4 trails, fishing and themed weekend breakaways.

Aquila Game Reserve Cape Town gives guests the chance to encounter Africa’s legends of the wild. Daily transfers to Aquila can be arranged for those not staying at the reserve.

Day drive safaris are two to three hours long. Safaris are available for evening and early morning game viewing. For the adventure seeker, guests can experience a unique quad-biking experience.

Aquila Game Reserve Cape Town also offers one or two day fly-in safaris. Flights are 20-30 minutes long. Guests fly over the majestic Hex River Mountains – the second highest mountain range in the Western Cape Province.

Aside from the Big 5, Aquila is home to hippo, giraffe, buck and over 170 different species of bird. Safaris include full course buffet breakfasts, picnics at rock pools, and etched-in-memory animal encounters.

Safaris

Day Trip Safari

The 2 to 3 hour safari departs at 10:15am (morning safari) or 13:30 (afternoon safari). The safari is led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside stories: facts about your surroundings, easily rousing your inner wild side.

The Cape Town safari day tour includes a buffet breakfast and lunch, and cool off dips at one of two breathtaking swimming pools. All safaris are in an open 4 x 4 safari vehicle.

The Aquila Cape Town safari trip is offered with or without transport to the reserve. Guests will be collected from their hotel or guesthouse and transferred to Aquila Game Reserve. Self-drive guests should depart Cape Town at approximately the same time as the tour provided with transport.
The Aquila Cape Town safari trip has been rated by Sawubona magazine as one of the Top 10 best day-trip destinations.

Overnight Safari

The Aquila overnight safari doesn’t spare on spoiling our guests. Welcome cocktails are served on arrival, either outside, around the pools, or in front of a log fire in the cigar bar. Before the safari departs a sizzling lunch is served at the African character restaurant.

The overnight safari Cape Town boasts a 2 – 3 hour game drive with an Aquila Game Reserve specialist. Awaiting your return is a traditional African meal, sparkling wine over swopping-safari-stories, and luxury accommodation.

Overnight Safari Cape Town

Welcome cocktails
A hearty buffet lunch is served before the game drive departs
2 – 3 hour game drive
Traditional South African dinner
Luxury or Premier Luxury Chalet accommodation
Early Morning Game Drive & Visit to ARC
Buffet Breakfast
Check Out of Cottage
Travel via the scenic Du Toitskloof Pass and wine lands to CT

Big 5 Overnight Safari

The big 5 overnight safari can include sighting all 5 of Africa’s wildlife legends. Elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino, synonymous with Africa, roam the outskirts of Aquila Private Game Reserve.

The Aquila big 5 overnight safari includes a lengthy game drive with an experienced ranger, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and an invitation to cool-off in a natural rock pool.

Accommodation at Aquila is a handful of premier, family and luxury chalets. All chalets are unique and neatly blend into the natural backdrop for the Reserve.

Horseback Safari – Day Trip

For the adventurous, Aquila Game Reserve offers an early morning, day- or late afternoon horseback safari tour.

A slow walk across the plains or cantering at full throttle is at the guest’s discretion. No experience is necessary for the Aquila horseback safari day tour.

Horseback Safari Day Tour

Departs at 06:45 from Cape Town daily
Morning and afternoon horseback safaris are available
A welcome drink is included on arrival, along with a tasty buffet breakfast
A gourmet lunch is included. Lunches can be enjoyed in our triple volume Africa Boma Restaurant
Minimum age requirement: 16 yrs
Maximum weight restriction: 95kg

Cape Town Safari Day Trip

A Cape Town safari day trip on horseback is an alternative safari option to experiencing the natural wonders of Africa. Stalking game gets closer than ever when you’re saddled-up and ready to ride.

Horseback safaris depart at 06:45 daily. Part of the Cape Town safari day trip experience includes a welcome drink, breakfast and lunch which is included at the Aquila restaurant.

Lunches can be enjoyed in our Africa Boma Restaurant. Aquila Game Reserve can arrange a unique overnight mountain horseback safari.

Quadbike Safari

The quad bike safari day tour involves roughing it up within the 7500 hectare conservancy of Aquila Game Reserve. The Aquila quad bike safari day tour is a firm favourite.

Quad bikes are provided by Aquila Game Reserve, and can be included with any other Aquila safari option. Overnight quad bike safaris can also be arranged. You’ll view wildlife by day – quad bike style, and sip champagne by night on a slow-paced sunset game drive.

Quad Bike Safari Day Tour

Safari on quad bike
250CC Horsepower quad bikes are supplied by Aquila
Guided by qualified game rangers
Minimum age requirement is 16 years
The safari has a 1 – 2 hour duration
Overnight quad bike safaris can be arranged

Combo Safari

The Aquila combo safari combines a 3 hour game drive and a 1.5 hour horseback or quad bike outride.

Game drives are in an open safari vehicle and include a visit to ARC, tasty buffet breakfast & lunch and cool-off dips in natural rock pools.

Horseback safaris are alongside horseback safari specialists, who will demonstrate and show you the wild facts of this region. A slow walk across the plains or cantering at full throttle is at the guest’s discretion. No experience is necessary.

The quad bike safari day tour involves roughing it up within the 7500 hectare conservancy of Aquila Game Reserve. The Aquila quad bike safari day tour is a firm favourite. Must be 16 years or older.

Big 5 Safari Cape Town – Combo Safari

A combination of a safari game drive and horseback or quad bike safari
Safaris includes welcome drinks, a buffet breakfast and lunch
09h00-10h00: Breakfast is served
10h00: 3 hour game drive
13h00: Buffet Lunch
14h00: 1.5 hour horseback or quad bike outride
Safaris are led by experienced game rangers
No horse riding experience is required
Must be minimum of 16 years old for quad bike outride
Contact an Aquila consultant to book a Big 5 safari Cape Town

Fly-In Safari

The Big 5 Fly In Safari flies over the Hex River Mountains & vineyards – the second highest mountain range in the Western Cape. You’ll be awed by the mix of ruggedness and might in the mountain peaks, interlaced ridges, wild bush shrubs and high waterfalls.

Once on the ground, guests will be transferred to Aquila Private Game Reserve. Preceding your 2 – 3 hour game drive safari is a buffet breakfast & lunch, served in the African Boma restaurant. Aquila safaris are in a 4X4 safari vehicle, and led by a well-versed ranger.

Big 5 Fly-In Safari Cape Town

45-60 min flight over the Hex River Mountains and vineyards
Guests have an option of choosing to fly either via helicopter or airplane
Buffet Breakfast served at the Aquila restaurant
2 -3 hour game drive safari
Buffet lunch served in the African Boma restaurant
Return flight to Cape Town
Book your Big 5 Fly in Safari Cape Town

Fly-In 2-Day Safari Cape Town

A luxury 2 day safari Cape Town is a prized African adventure. Aside from jaw dropping views from the top, the 2 day safari includes sighting all 5 of Africa’s wildlife legends – elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino. The 2 day safari Cape Town tour includes scenic flights, traditional safari game drives, hearty meals and luxury Aquila accommodation.

2-Day Overnight Safari Cape Town

Pick up from Hotel or Guesthouse and transfer to airport
45 – 60 minute scenic flight
Full course buffet breakfast served at the Aquila Game Reserve restaurant
2 to 3 hour safari
Buffet lunch & Dinner in our African boma Restaurant
Optional activities: horse-riding or quad biking
Luxury accommodation at Aquila Game Reserve
Book a 2 day safari Cape Town

The new triple volume restaurant is perfectly situated to offer breathtaking views of the reserve.

The upstairs viewing area allows guests to enjoy cocktails while watching the sun set behind the magnificent Karoo Mountains. This spacious African character building is the perfect setting for the extensive buffet-style meals served. Meals to suit all culinary/dietary requirements are
prepared by our resident Executive Chef, including traditional South African cuisine.

Complete with wall to ceiling windows for optimal viewing the restaurant can seat 280 – 300 diners in comfort and large log fireplaces set a romantic mood. The restaurant opens up to a sunken boma area and the large welcoming swimming pool.

Aquila Game Reserve has two large swimming pools, each with a pool bar overlooking the reserve. There are large dining areas, and cosy cigar bars and lounges. Aquila has a library, curio shop and children’s entertainment area.

Aquila Game Reserve, Cape Town – Facilities:-Four star establishment-Premier, luxury and standard chalets-300 pax restaurant-65 pax outdoor boma restaurant-35 meter salt water pool-Pool bar-Cigar lounge-Conference centre-Children’s entertainment area-Library-Curio shop

Conferencing

Aquila is an ideal executive getaway and Cape Town conference centre. There are a variety of room set-ups possible, full catering amenities and stately conferencing equipment.

Aquila Game Reserve has a conference centre with a dance floor and buffet area. The conference centre can seat up to 92 pax. There are two breakaway rooms and an option to strategise in the Boma restaurant. Aquila has an impressive activities list. Traditional game drives, safaris on horseback, quad biking, 4 x 4 mountain trails, visits to ancient rock art sites, and so much more.

Catering and Bar Facilities

All hot meals are prepared by our internationally acclaimed Executive Chef and served in our African boma-styled indoor/outdoor restaurant. Majestic Karoo Mountains and valleys are the idyllic dining backdrop. Platters can be served in our conference area with tea, coffee and/or other beverages. All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided on request.

Transfer Rates: (valid until 31 October 2015)

Transfers are available between Cape Town and Aquila, and Aquila and Cape Town.

Transfers are offered with all programmes with the exception of the afternoon safari.

Pickups and drop offs from all City Centre Hotels.

Private Transport, extra cost of R2500.00 for vehicle only, same day return in addition to the per person rate.

Cancellation Policy

50% Single supplement on accommodation only.

Family luxury 8 sleeper cottage minimum 4 adults plus 1 child 50% single supplement will apply.

Family luxury 4 sleeper cottage minimum 2 adults plus 1 child 50% single supplement will apply.

Rates excludes all beverages, telephone/facsimile, laundry, mini bar, optional excursions.

All Children welcome, under age 4 no charge, 4-11 years 1/2 price and 12+ full rate.

Check-out time at 10h00 on day of departure, check-in time from 14h00
Private Safaris can be arranged (additional cost).

Any optional extras are at an additional cost.

Additional Quad Bike Safari R950pp & Horseback Safari R760pp.

Maximum weight restriction for quad bike & horseback safaris 95kg and no children under 16 allowed.

Itinerary & Collection times are guidelines only and subject to change to allow for seasonality.

All rates are quoted in ZAR (SA Rand) Vat inclusive and quoted per person.

No Shows, 100% of full amount payable.

Cancellations made within 24 hours of date of arrival, 100% of rate payable.

Cancellations within 0 – 14 days of date of arrival, 100% of rate payable.

Cancellations within 15 – 45 days of date of arrival, 50% of rate payable.

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