Aquila Morning Safari Full Day Tour

Acclaimed for service excellence, renewable energy, social responsibility efforts and conservation programs, Aquila Private Game reserve is more than just an unforgettable wildlife experience, it is an experience in luxurious African hospitality, traditional culinary delights, service excellence and the restoration of pride to the indigenous people and the land.

Cape Town boasts one of the best safari experiences. Feel the vibrations of the lions roars as they call upon you to witness their beauty and appreciate the secrets behind their dominant reign in the jungle, hear the echoes of the elephants as they welcome you to the discovery of what you have been missing out on and hear the silent cries of the Rhino as it runs out of places to hide, see it while still can as Aquila Private Game reserve focuses strongly on their anti-poaching programs. Let the leopard show its true spots and the buffalo display what “no man left behind” truly means. Admire the agility of the leopard as it strikes and the cruelty of a buffalo as it fights back.

Whether you are looking for a more luxurious getaway or a more adventurous experience, we have everything you need to make your African safari one you will carry your memories forever.


This full day Big 5 safari experience is an ideal inclusion in your Cape Town holiday itinerary. Enjoy a great diversity of wildlife and natural Karoo beauty with the opportunity to capture stunning wildlife photos and make African memories to last a lifetime.

Arrive at Aquila Private Game Reserve at 09h00 am followed by a delicious breakfast, then the 2 to 3 hour big five safari game drive. The big five safari game drive is led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside stories: facts about your surroundings, easily rousing your inner wild side. Followed by lunch and time at leisure to explore the rest of the facilities.

All Children welcome, under age of 4 years no charge, 4-11 years half price and 12 years + full rate

Book the Morning Safari Full Day Safari Tour with a minimum of 2 people and we will give you a complementary FREE airport transfer to your hotel within the City Centre upon your arrival or departure in Cape Town

Aquila Private Game Reserve only does pick up and drop offs from all City Centre Hotels however, we will collect you from anywhere within the City Centre whether it is an apartment, private residence or even an AirBnB.

You may also like our other safaris;

Aquila Quad Bike Safari Full Day Tour, Aquila Combo Safari Full Day Tour, Aquila Early Morning Safari Half Day Tour, Aquila Afternoon Safari Half Day Tour, Aquila Sunset Safari Half Day Tour


Day 1
06h45: Depart Cape Town to Aquila (optional scheduled transfers available)

Day 2
09h00: Welcome drinks served on arrival

Day 3
09h15: Continental Breakfast

Day 4
10h15: 2 - 3 hour traditional Big 5 game drive

Day 5
12h45: South African style served buffet lunch

Day 6
Afternoon leisure time to enjoy the Karoo surroundings and other optional extra activities

Day 7
16h00: Depart Aquila and return to Cape Town – our schedule departure tours depart at 16h00 from the reserve (Should you wish to depart earlier or later than this, please book a private transfer)

Morning Safari Full Day Safari Tour Includes

  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Qualified tourist guide
  • Toll fee
  • Drinks on arrival
  • Continental breakfast
  • Buffet lunch
  • Pool and poolside bar
  • Browse the curio shop
  • Kids Adventure Zone
  • Unlimited Wifi
  • Karoo Vista Centre Coffee Bar

Morning Safari Full Day Safari Tour Excludes

  • Spa Access
  • Spa Treatments
  • Quad Bike Experience
  • Horseback Adventure
What do I bring with when coming to Aquila Private Game Reserve?

• Please remember to add your booking reference number when making payment via EFT/Bank Transfer
• Please remember to bring with proof of identification when visiting for an overnight stay

Can I use my drone when visiting?

Please note that under no circumstances will drones be allowed at the game reserve

What must I wear?

Wear what you would usually wear when you pack for a holiday, including a very warm jacket for our winter and springtime, beanies and gloves for game drives. Pack a lighter jacket with your normal clothing for your summer stays, plus swimwear for visits all year round as we have pools and a spa which guests can access at a small fee

Are there any age restrictions for children?

We do not have any age restrictions for children doing our game drives, but there would be an age restriction of 16 years old and weight restriction of 95kg’s for our Horseback and Quadbike safari options

Apart from the game drives, what other activities are there for children?

• Game Drives
• Jungle Games
• Play Stations and Mini Golf
• Horseback Rides

Can children go on game drives?

Yes, children of all ages can go on game drives as long as they are supervised by an adult

How long is the drive from Cape Town to Aquila Private Game Reserve?

The drive would be approximately 2 hours from Cape Town

Which is the nearest airport?

The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport off the N1 National Highway, 2 hours away from Aquila Private Game Reserve, but please be advised due to it being a high traffic area highway, you will need to check your traveling time for traffic beforehand for the time you need to be at the airport to see how much time you need to allocate during those times. During peak hours, for instance, we advise adding 2 hours to your travel time

Do you offer transport?

Yes, we do offer transport at an additional cost

Can I do a self-drive at Aquila Private Game Reserve?

No, all our game drives are guided. The safari is led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside-story facts about your surroundings – easily rousing your inner wild side

How long in advance do I have to make a booking?

Bookings are subject to availability. Availability does change by the hour. We would suggest you book and pay the deposit as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

What are the chances of seeing the Big 5?

Our safari guides are very experienced and have been with Aquila for quite a while. They try spotting as many of the Big 5, as well as other animals and indigenous to the land, as possible. We do know that for many of our guests, to see the Big 5 is a once in a lifetime experience, hence we go the extra mile

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Aquila Morning Safari Full Day Tour