This day tour to Aquila Game Reserve will take you to the semi scrub desert of the Karoo for a wild encounter with Africa’s game.
The Aquila Private Nature Reserve is a prestigious four star Reserve, situated over 11,000 acres of the Southern Karoo Highlands and encapsulating breathtaking majestic mountains, rivers and valleys.
Depart on a two hour safari in a 4x4 vehicle with a ranger guide. Having been proclaimed a Nature Reserve in 1985, Aquila has a natural wetland, magnificent mountains and valleys which make for varied and ideal game viewing. Aquila has free roaming elephant, buffalo, rhino, giraffe and hippo. Large herds of game are also found on the Reserve such as Black Wildebeest, Burchell's Zebra and Black-Backed Jackal.
Aquila is home to 172 species of birds with several breeding pairs of the rare and endangered Black Eagle, after which the Reserve has been named. Karoo Chat and Fairy Flycatcher can be found on short walks into the surrounding wilderness.
A buffet luncheon is served in the Reserve’s restaurant.
Note: The drive to and from Aquila is approximately 2 hours. Before you book this excursion, you must refer to the ‘Activity Excursion’ paragraph under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure. This tour is not suitable for those with injuries or conditions, which may be affected by the bumpy ride. Pregnant women and children under 12 may not participate. Comfortable clothing and flat shoes are recommended. Guests are advised that the 4x4 vehicles do not have seat belts fitted, it is not permitted for participants to stand up whilst the vehicles are in motion and a disclaimer is required to be signed on arrival. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. This reserve cannot be compared to the Kruger Park, Sabi Sand or Phinda, but does offer first time visitors to South Africa the opportunity to view the game in the Western Cape if they are not travelling to any of the other regions.