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Aquila Private Game Reserve (2 hours from Cape Town)


The Safari
It attracts attention like a magnet - intimate wildlife safaris, cool-off dips in natural rock pools, bare-it-all outdoor showers, and private luxury chalets. It is a big 5 Game Reserve close to Cape Town. Situated under two hours drive from the city, it is the ultimate African safari getaway.
The Game Reserve is a four star establishment and boasts all the features associated with an exceptional safari lodge. The reserve is 4500 hectares of southern Karoo, and home to the big 5 legends of the wilderness. Elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino, synonymous with Africa, roam the outskirts.
The Game Reserve offers traditional game drives, safaris on horseback, quad biking, 4 x 4 mountain trails, visits to ancient rock art sites, golf and cherry picking in the valley.
Visited by Paris Hilton and Kian from Westlife, published in the, “World’s 21 favourite things to do in Cape Town,” and considered one of the top 10 daytrip destinations by Sawabona Magazine, The Game Reserve is a major Cape Town tourist attraction.
 
Cape Town Safari
Cape Town Safari is a blend of dirty-boot adventure, wildlife education and luxury accommodation. The accommodation options are premier, luxury or standard chalets.
All chalets are unique and neatly tucked away in the bush. 
They place great emphasis on an educational experience and offers visitors a complimentary educational introduction to the cheetahs of the region. Cheetahs are captive bred and strictly controlled in the interest of cheetah survival worldwide.
 
 

Day Trip Safari

                              

The 2 to 3 hour safari departs at 10:15. The safari is lead by an experienced guide, who will share inside-story facts about your surroundings - easily rousing your inner wild side.

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


Cape Town morning safari day tour

  • 06h45: Depart Cape Town to Aquila (Guest transfer - Aquila transport).
  • 09h00: Welcome drink on arrival served
  • 09h15: Buffet Breakfast
  • 10h15: Game drive & visit to ARC (Animal Rescue Center)
  • 12h45: Buffet lunch
  • After lunch guests are able to relax at the pool and are welcome to browse our African curio shop.
  • 15h30: Depart Aquila & return to Cape Town

Cape Town afternoon safari day tour

  • 10h00: Depart Cape Town to Aquila ( Selfdrive )
  • 12h00: Welcome drink on arrival served
  • 12h15: Buffet Lunch
  • 13h30: Game drive & visit to ARC (Animal Rescue Center)
  • After game drive guests are able to relax at the pool and are welcome to browse our African curio shop.
  • 16h00: Depart Aquila & return to Cape Town

Cape Town Safari Day Trip

The Cape Town safari trip is offered with or without transport to the reserve. Guests will be collected from hotel or guesthouse and transferred to the Game Reserve. Self drive guests are informed to depart Cape Town approximately the same time as the tour provided with transport.

Our Cape Town safari trip has been rated, by Sawabona magazine, as one of the Top 10 best daytrip destinations.

 

Horseback Safari

                              

A horseback safari day tour is the less conventional safari option. The Game Reserve offers an early morning horseback safari day tour or late afternoon.

A slow walk across the plains or cantering at full throttle is at the guest’s discretion. No experience is necessary for the 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 & 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 all saddled- up.

Horseback safaris depart at 06:45 daily. As part of the Cape Town safari day trip experience; a welcome drink, breakfast and lunch is included at the restaurant.

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



Quadbike Safari

                              

The quad bike safari day tour involves roughing it up within the 7500 hectare concervancy of the Game Reserve. The quad bike safari day tour is a favourite for many.

Quad bikes are provided by the Game Reserve, and can be included with any other safari option. Overnight quad bike safaris can also be arranged. You’ll chase wildlife by day - quad bike style, and sip champaign 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 of 16 years
  • The safari is a 1 - 2 hour in duration
  • Overnight quad bike safaris can be arranged

Cape Town Safari Day Trip

For the Cape Town safari day trip, there is a minimum age requirement of 16 years. There are a maximum number of 10 people per quad bike safari, and one person per quad bike. The quad bike safari day tour is guided by two qualified rangers.

 

Combo Safari

                              

The combo safari combines a 3 hour game drive and a 1.5 hour horseback outride.

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

Horseback safaris are alongside horseback safari specialists, whom show-you-slowly 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.


Big 5 Safari Cape Town – Combo Safari

  • A combination of a safari game drive and horseback 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 outride
  • Safaris are lead by experienced game rangers
  • No horse riding experience is required

Big Five Game Drive Cape Town

They say your holiday is incomplete without a big five game drive Cape Town. The big 5 refers to five of Africa's greatest wild animals - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.

The Game Reserve is home to the Big Five 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.

 

Accommodation

The Private Game Reserve
The Private Game Reserve is basically wedged between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains, in the Klein Karoo. Setting the scene are spellbinding landscapes, carpets of wild flowers and wildlife.
Accommodation options at the Private Game Reserve are premier, luxury or standard chalets.
There are two large swimming pools, each with a pool bar, overlooking the reserve. There is a large African-style dining area, and two smaller dining areas - all with blazing log fires and smoky cigar bars. There is also a library, curio shop and children’s entertainment area.
The reserve brings the outdoors in by using earthly decor like browns and beiges, thatch, slate and rock elements. Special attention has been paid to chalet privacy and unbridled picture perfect views of the reserve.
 
Safari Lodge Accommodation

The safari lodge accommodation options are premier, luxury or standard chalets. All options contain the frill and fuss necessary to capture the essence of bush, without compromising on 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 rich finishing touches.
Luxury chalets are semi detached, feature exterior stone work and come with their very own back-to-nature outdoor shower.
Standard chalets are a kind of hideaway haven - situated in the actual veld of the reserve. Standard chalets are snug and cosy.
 

Rates

Accommodation options are premier chalets, family chalets, standard chalets or bush cottages. All chalets are neatly tucked away in the bush and equally adorned with creature comforts. Rates and accommodation are categorized per travel season.

Day and overnight safaris 2hrs from Cape Town with or without transfers

DAY TRIP RATES

1/May/201331/Oct/2013

1/Nov/201330/Apr/2014

Programme & Itineraries

Per / Person(Self Drive)

Per / Person(Self Drive)

Day Trip Safari ( Afternoon Safari )

Arrival at 12h30, Welcome drinks, buffet lunch, 2hr to 3hr game drive and visit to ARC (Aquila Rescue Centre), enjoy our premises with time at leisure,depart for CT at 16h00

R1404.00 p/p

R1295.00 p/p

Day Trip Safari ( Morning Safari )

Arrival at 09h00, Welcome drinks, buffet breakfast, 2hr to 3hr game drive and visit to ARC (Aquila Rescue Centre), buffet lunch, enjoy our premises with time at leisure, depart for CT at 15h30

R1404.00 p/p

R1495.00 p/p

Day Trip Safari (Horseback Safari )

Arrival at 09h00, Welcome drinks, buffet breakfast, Horseback Safari, visit to ARC (Aquila Rescue Centre), buffet lunch, enjoy our premises with time at leisure, depart for CT at 15h30

R1764.00 p/p

R1795.00 p/p

Day Trip Safari (Quadbike Safari )

Arrival at 09h00,Welcome drinks, buffet breakfast, Quadbike Safari, visit to ARC (Aquila Rescue Centre), buffet lunch, enjoy our premises with time at leisure, depart for CT at 15h30

R1764.00 p/p

R2095.00 p/p

Day Trip Safari (Combo Safari)

Arrival at 09h00, Welcome drinks, buffet breakfast, 2hr to 3hr game drive and visit to ARC (Aquila Rescue Centre), buffet lunch, Horse or Quadbike Safari, enjoy our premises with time at leisure, depart for CT at 15h30

R2921.00 p/p

R2495.00 p/p

DAY TRIP TRANSFER RATES: (Valid until 31 October 2013)

R728.00 per person return transfer Cape Town/Aquila/Cape Town.

  • Transfers are offered with all programmes with the exception of Programme 1.
  • Pick ups and drop offs from all city centre accommodation establishments.
  • Private Transport, extra cost of R2500.00 for vehicle

ACCOMMODATION RATES

1/May/2013 31/Oct/2013 1/Nov/2013 30/Apr/2014

Programme & Itineraries

Per / Person(Self Drive)

Per / Person(Self Drive)

Standard Luxury Cottages

Two Big 5 game drives, a visit to ARC (Aquila Rescue Center), lunch, enjoy our premises with time at leisure, dinner & breakfast.

R1670.00 p.p/n

R2295.00 p.p/n

Family Luxury Cottages

Two Big 5 game drives, a visit to ARC (Aquila Rescue Centre), lunch, enjoy our premises with time at leisure, dinner & breakfast.

R1775.00 p.p/n

R2695.00 p.p/n

Premier Cottages

Two Big 5 game drives (one game drive can be replaced with a horseback safari), a complimentary bottle of wine, visit to ARC (Aquila Rescue Centre), lunch, enjoy our premises with time at leisure, dinner & breakfast.

R3192.00 p.p/n

R3195.00 p.p/n

ACCOMMODATION TRANSFER RATES: (Valid until 31 October 2013)

R1070.00 per person return transfer Cape Town/Aquila/Cape Town.

  • Transfers are offered with all programmes with the exception of Programme 1
  • Pick ups and drop offs from all city centre accommodation establishments.
  • Private Transport, extra cost of R2500.00 for vehicle
RATES
  • 50% Single suppliement on accommodation only
  • 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 and transport can be arranged (Additional Cost )
  • Any optional extras are at an extra cost
  • Additional Quad Bike Safari R950pp & Horseback Safari R760pp

TERMS & CONDITIONS & CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Itinerary & Collection times are subject to change to allow for seasonality
  • All rates are quoted in ZAR (SA Rand) Vat inclusive and are qouted per person
  • No Shows, 100% of full accommodation payable
  • Cancellations made within 24 hours of date of arrival, 100% of daytrip payable
  • Cancellations within 7 days of date of arrival, 100% of full accommodation payable
  • Cancellations within 45 days of date of arrival, 50% of full accommodation payable

 
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