Aquila Private Game Reserve located near Cape Town, only a two-hour drive away, and is named after the Black Eagle that thrives in the area. Aquila is a malaria-free, 4, 500 hectare reserve steeped in Khoi San and Boer War history and boasts 3 pristine biomes of vegetation set among the magnificent Karoo mountains, valleys, rivers and kloofs. Aquila Game Reserve is the closest major private game reserve to Cape Town and is located next to Touws Rivier town, in a valley between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains. Aquila is the proud finalist of an Imvelo Award for their Social Involvement Programme and provides over 300 jobs to the previously disadvantaged community of Touws River. Aquila has undertaken a notable campaign to re-introduce wildlife to this part of the Western Cape. Due to the fact that certain animal species are kept in separate enclosures on the property, you have an almost guaranteed chance of viewing all the Big 5.

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 4500 Ha
Reserve Type: Private Game Reserve
Big 5: Yes
Specialist Specie: Lion
Malaria Area: No
Nearest Town: Touws Rivier

Accommodation in Aquila Private Game Reserve

Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa

Aquila Safari Lodge is a 4 star establishment in the Southern Karoo. The reserve is a 7,500 hectare conservancy in the southern Karoo, and home to the big 5 legends of the wilderness - elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino. Aquila offers traditional game drives, safaris on horseback, quad biking, 4 x 4 mountain trails and so much more. Aquila…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: Less than $150 p.p.p.d.
Recent Sightings
Where

Lookout for

Elephant
White Rhino
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Giraffe

Key Species

MAMMALS
Rhino
Lion
Leopard


BRIDS
Black Eagle
Ostrich
Black Harrier


REPTILES
Crocodile
Leopard Tortoise


TREES
Sweet Thorn Acacia


HABITAT TYPES
Karoo
Thornveld
Valley
Riverine
Open Area


Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 8
Mammals: 7
Birds: 6
Reptiles: 6
Trees: 5
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