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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you provide return transfers from Cape Town?
Yes we do at an additional charge of R890.00 per person for our Daytrip safari’s and an additional charge of R1360.00 per person for our Overnight Safari’s.
What do I bring with when coming to Aquila Game Reserve?
Please remember to bring with proof identification when visiting for an overnight stay.
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Western Cape Water Crisis
The Western Cape of South Africa is experiencing its worst drought in decades and guests are urged to please use water sparingly while visiting Aquila.
Can I use my drone when visiting at the reserve?
Please note that under no circumstances will drones be allowed at the game reserve.
Do you have an age restriction 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 or Quadbike safari options.
How long is the drive from Cape Town to the reserve?
It would be an approximately 2 hour drive from Cape Town to the reserve
What would be included in our Overnight Stay at Aquila?
12h30 - Welcome drinks at Aquila – Please note that the same itinerary repeats itself daily
12h30 - Buffet Lunch
14h00 - Check in to Cottage
16h30 - 2hr to 3hr Game Drive
19h30 - Buffet Dinner
06h00 - Game Drive and visit to ARC
08h00 - 09h00 - Buffet Breakfast
10h00 - Check Out of Cottage
10h00 - 11h30 - Time at leisure
12h30 - Depart for Cape Town
Would we be able to swop one of our game drives for a other activities as part of our Overnight stay?
Yes, you are welcome to swop one of your game drives for one of our other activities at an additional charge of R965.00 per person per Horseback safari or R1180.00 per person per Quad bike Safari.
Can I self drive through the 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.
What is ARC?
ARC (Aquila Rehabilitation & Conservation Centre) is situated on a separate piece of land directly opposite the main entrance of Aquila Private Game Reserve. Aquila has donated the stretch of land to ARC and has also invested over R1 million building a large outdoor sanctuary comprising of several 1 hectare fenced camps where these once doomed “canned lions” can live out the remainder of their lives.

ARC is a non-profit section 21 company (No 2004/011009/08) and guests visiting Aquila are invited to visit the Centre free of charge.
How long in Advance do I have to book?
Bookings are subject to availability. Availability does change by the hour. I would suggest you book and pay the deposit as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
How certain are you that we big see 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 indigenous to the land, as possible. We do know that for many of our guests, to see the big 5 is a once in lifetime experience, hence we go the extra mile.
Apart from the game drives, what else is there for kids to do?
Game Drives
Jungle Gyms
Play Stations and Mini Golf
Horseback Rides.
What are the differences between your Premier Cottages and Standard luxury cottage?
Premier Cottages
There are just five premier luxury chalets, each a swank style and equally exclusive. Chalets are privately situated and have been built into the hillside of the reserve.
Chalets combine natural rock elements, wood and stone - creating a definite back to nature ambiance. The en suite bathrooms include; twin hand basins, a toilet, bathtub, and outdoor shower. The honeymoon suite boats a Jacuzzi.
Each unit opens up onto a private patio, which is perfect for frosty cocktails on hot summer nights. On colder evenings, most guests curl up on the plush furniture, in front of the chalet log fire.
Premier safari lodge accommodation is hopelessly charming - a bush pleasure rarity.

Standard Luxury Cottages
Accommodation is also a collection of semi detached units. Chalets have thatch roofs and feature exterior stone work.
Each unit is a unique contemporary African design.
In keeping with the design and flow of the architecture at Aquila, the Standard Cottages do not compromise the experience or the standard.
Each has its own patio, corner bath and outdoor rock shower.
Cottages are equipped with mini bars, air-conditioning, fans and feature ‘coal’ stoves for the extra bit of warmth and cosiness in winter months.

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Aquila Reservations, Cape Town, South Africa
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 430 7260

Postal Box

  • P.O. Box 1861
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Zip code: 8000