The Bay Atlantic Guest House recommends Aquila Safari Lodge
When visiting South Africa you really have to experience an authentic African safari. One of the closest places to Cape Town where you can do just that is Aquila Safari Lodge, a 4-star game reserve and lodge about 140 km from Cape Town in the southern Karoo. It offers a variety of safari experiences, including day trips, horseback treks, quad bike adventures, 4 x 4 trails and fishing, not to mention just relaxing and enjoying the spectacular surrounds. The wildlife and natural beauty make it a favourite destination for photographers. The lodge itself is a blend of rustic and luxury, with self-catering chalets, swimming pools, large dining areas and cosy cigar bars and lounges.
The drive from Cape Town is under 2 hours and takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery in the country – from the winelands of Paarl, up through the rugged Hex River valley into the open expanse of the southern Karoo.
“Setting the scene are spellbinding landscapes, carpets of wild flowers and wildlife. It is a place of wide spaces, immense horizons, craggy mountain ranges, jutting hills, an ancient seabed, and a massive clear sky at night.” – Aquila Lodge
The Aquila reserve covers 10,000 hectares and is home to the Big 5 legends of the wilderness – elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino. A definite highlight is the Cheetah Sanctuary where these rare animals are bred in an effort to ensure their survival.
Social responsibility and eco awareness
Aquila has undertaken massive efforts to re-introduce wildlife into the Cape region and invests heavily in conservation. The Cheetah Sanctuary is just one example of this. Visitors have the opportunity to get close to the cheetahs while learning about these conservation efforts.
The reserve is also the proud finalist of an Imvelo Award for its social involvement programme, providing employment, educational and recreational opportunities to the previously disadvantaged community of Touws River.
Book your trip.
The Bay Atlantic Guest House thoroughly recommends a trip to Aquila for a real Africa experience. A popular option is the overnight safari – leaving Cape Town for Aquila in the morning, enjoying a game drive and some lavish hospitality, and returning the next day. If you are staying with us we can make arrangements for you, or you can contact the reserve directly using the details below.
The Bay Atlantic Guest House, B&B accommodation in Camps Bay, Cape Town. Book your stay now.