Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa is one of the few places in the Western Cape where you can see the Big 5 (rhino, elephant, buffalo, lion, and leopard), and it’s located just 2.5 hours outside Cape Town. Aquila is loved for the luxury accommodation, game-viewing, and luxurious spa, but it’s also a haven for those with an adventurous spirit. Here are four of the best adventure actitivies on offer at Aquila, and four more reasons to add it to your Cape Town bucket list now!


One of the newest offerings at Aquila is one for true adrenaline junkies. It’s now possible to take to the air with Skydive Two Oceans, just a stone’s throw from the game reserve. Experience tandem skydiving and a Big 5 safari rolled into one! The experience is available to overnight guests and day visitors.

Horseback safaris

Blend in on a horseback safari, and get up close and personal with some of Africa’s most beautiful animals. No experience is necessary, and it’s an amazing way to enjoy the natural wonders of the reserve. You’ll need to arrive at Aquila by 9am. You can choose to drive yourself, or simply book one of the scheduled transfers leaving from Cape Town hotels between 6am and 7am in the morning.

Aquila Horseback

Quad bike adventure

If horseback riding seems a little tame for your tastes, why not rough it up on a quad bike? It’s a firm favourite among guests, and a great way to see the wilderness.

Aquila quad bike safari

Fly-in safari

The Big 5 Fly in Safari departs by plane or helicopter from Cape Town and flies over the Hex River Mountains and vineyards. The towering mountain peaks, rugged ridges, wild bush, waterfalls, and vast plains will leave you awestruck. Once you land, guests are transferred to Aquila. A breakfast buffet, 2-3 hour safari, and lunch in the Africa Boma Restaurant are all included!

Aquila Fly in safari


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