Overnight Safari at Aquila Private Game Reserve - Queer Eye Tours
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Overnight Safari at Aquila Private Game Reserve

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Overnight Safari at Aquila Private Game Reserve

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Join us for an adventurous big 5 safari overnight experience.

Acclaimed for service excellence, renewable energy, social responsibility efforts and conservation programmes, Aquila 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.

Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa is a family-friendly African safari less than a 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town. Home to the legendary big 5 (lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos), the 10 000 hectare wildlife conservancy sits between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Aquila is more than just an unforgettable safari destination, it is an experience in luxurious African hospitality, traditional culinary delights, service excellence, and the restoration of pride to the indigenous people and land.

The reserve has a large swimming pool with a poolside bar, serving cocktails and ice-cold beverages for socials around the 35m long crystal-clear, infinity pool. There are two dedicated dining areas and a buffet-style restaurant that serves local cuisine and traditional South African dishes. Overnight visitors have the opportunity to relax in the private, mezzanine-level bar and lounge with magnificent views of the reserve


The Premier Cottages provide a wonderfully inclusive and welcoming overnight safari experience, placing their units discreetly on the picturesque Karoo hillside. These cottages are thoughtfully designed to blend seamlessly with the natural landscape, celebrating the majestic rock formations as prominent features within the spacious bathrooms and open-air showers.

For our cherished guests, these lavish cottages extend an invitation to bask in the charm of a private wooden deck patio, offering spectacular panoramic views of the reserve. As the radiant Karoo sunsets grace the horizon, we invite you to revel in the magic of these unforgettable moments, surrounded by love and acceptance.

Horseback Adventures

During leisure time, guests can make use of the optional extra activities such as spa treatments, quad bike adventures or horseback experiences.

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary use of the outdoor pool and bar + sun loungers on the grassed area adjacent the pool
  • Karoo Vista Centre with coffee bar and indoor / outdoor seating
  • Stargazing and night time marshmallow braai
  • Exclusive use of the mezzanine level bar and lounge
  • Access to the safari shop with a variety of curio items
  • Free access to the spa facilities – treatments are
    optional at an additional cost.
  • Departure
    Cape Town Hotel - Aquila Safari - Cape Town Hotel.
  • Include
    Private: Bottled Water
    Private: Complimentary Snacks
    Private: MCC Upon Arrival
    Private: Wildlife Sightseeing
    Private: Lunch
    Private: Entry Fees
    Private: Personal Guide
    Private: Breakfast


people laughing and talking outside during daytime Return transfer: Cape Town Hotel - Aquila Safari - Cape Town Hotel.
  • Pick-ups and drop-offs are from all Cape Town city center hotel establishments. Please contact reservations for other pick-up locations.
  • The duration of transfers is approximately 2.5 hours depending on the pick-up and drop-off locations and time spent at the half-way restroom stop.

12:30 - Arrival at Aquila

Aquila Private Game Reserve At check-in, Premier Cottage guests can enjoy a complimentary bottle of house wine and can opt to replace one game drive with one horseback safari.

13:00 - Buffet lunch

Aquila Game Reserve's buffet lunch was a wonderful experience where nature's flavors are met with diversity. The menu offered a wide range of options, from vegan dishes to exquisite meat choices, ensuring there was something for everyone. As we savored our meals, we also savored the unique diversity of our group.

14h00 - Room check-in

The Premier Cottages offer a rustic overnight safari experience with the units privately positioned on the rocky Karoo hillside. Built in harmony with the natural landscape, the rock formations are a focal point in the large bathrooms and alfresco showers. These luxury cottages also offer a private wooden deck patio with amazing panoramic reserve views for guests to enjoy unforgettable Karoo sunsets.

16:30 - Game Drive

Embark on a journey of discovery and adventure with Aquila Game Reserve's Private Game Drive. As the sun sets over the South African wilderness, immerse yourself in the enchanting world of wildlife. With a queer flair, celebrate the diversity of life as you witness the majesty of nature unfold before your eyes. From the graceful movements of giraffes to the raw power of lions, every moment is a testament to the rich tapestry of existence. Join us on this unforgettable safari experience, where love for the wild and the vibrant spectrum of identities unite under the African sky.

19:00 - Buffet Dinner

Restaurant - Aquila Big 5 Safari Dining Experience Indulged in a flavorful evening at Aquila Game Reserve's buffet dinner! Amidst the breathtaking South African wilderness, we savored diverse culinary delights, reflecting the colorful tapestry of our community. It is celebration of both taste and diversity, where love for one another blended seamlessly with our love for nature. Here's to more unforgettable moments under the African stars!

07:00 - Early morning game drive

FAQS | AQUILA | BIG 5 SAFARI Step into the dawn's embrace with Aquila Game Reserve's Early Morning Private Game Drive. As the sun casts its first light across the savannah, we, embark on a unique adventure. With every whispering breeze and distant roar, we celebrate the diversity of life and love. Amongst the wild, our spirits soar freely, embracing the natural beauty of the world and the richness of our identities. Join us for a journey where queerness and nature harmonize, painting the African landscape with the colors of acceptance and unity.

08:30 – Buffet breakfast

  Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa, Touwsrivier – Updated 2023 Prices Gathered for a vibrant morning feast at Aquila Game Reserve! Amidst the tranquil South African wilderness, we relish diverse culinary delights. It is a celebration of both flavor and diversity, where our love for one another harmoniously intertwined with our love for the natural world. Here's to embracing the day with open hearts and full stomachs!

10h30 Check-out

Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa, Touwsrivier – Updated 2023 Prices As our unforgettable adventure at Aquila Game Reserve came to an end, we checked out with hearts full of cherished memories. With the sun setting behind the rugged landscape, we bid farewell to the enchanting wildlife and the warm embrace of the reserve. Safely nestled in our vehicle, we embarked on the journey back to our hotel, our heads filled with the echoes of animal calls and the camaraderie of newfound friends. we looked forward to reminiscing about our safari escapade under the vast African sky.

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