Sunset Safari in the Karoo with Aquila Game Reserve


While visiting the Mother City, have an Instagrammable moment in the heart of the Karoo at the Big 5 Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa. Enjoy traditional South African snacks, nibbles and a Cruxland Gin sunset, surrounded by the Outiniqua and Langeberg mountains, just under two hours from Cape Town. Depart Cape Town the afternoon, and be welcomed in the Karoo by a glass of sparkling wine before embarking on a Big 5 safari to a magnificent viewpoint. Return to Cape Town in time for some spectacular Cape Town nightlife and have a phone and camera full of memorable and Instagrammable Cape Town Safari photos.

Important Information

Departure days

Daily departures

Tour Starts

14h00: Cape Town transfer pickup
16h45: Welcome drinks on arrival
17h30: Depart on a 2.5 hour Big 5 sundowner safari

Cruxland Gin and Tapas served on safari

Tour Ends

19h00: Return transfer to Cape Town


Departure - 14h00
Return to Cape Town - Approx 21h00


2.5 hour Sunset game drive, Cruxland Gin and Tapas and transport to and from the Reserve

Not included

Extra drinks and gratuities

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be done in writing and receipt thereof acknowledged by Aquila Private Game Reserve’s sales office as a valid cancellation and shall be subject to the following terms and conditions:
50% of the rate will be charged if a written cancellation notice is received within 15 - 45 days before the expected date of arrival;
100% cancellation fee without a refund if a written cancellation notice is received within within 0 - 14 days before the expected date of arrival.
No shows: 100% charge of the booking will be payable and bookings cancelled one day before or on the date of arrival will be considered a no show.


  • View the Big 5: elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo
  • Game reserve set in the Southern Karoo highlands


The owner of Aquila, Searl Derman, is well-known for having vast knowledge of Cape and African wildlife. Derman felt there was a need for an affordable, authentic safari experience to be available to Cape Town locals and visitors. With this vision in mind, he opened the Aquila Private Game Reserve in 2001, naming it after the rare black eagle, or Aquila Verreauxii. The reserve is a four star, malaria free conservation area that has come to be one of Cape Town’s most notable attractions.

Sunset Safari in the Karoo with Aquila Game Reserve

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