Amazing safari experiences close to home

Cape Town has so much to offer that often we are content to let the other provinces take the limelight for amazing game drives and wildlife experiences, however, there are some amazing safari experiences waiting right on our doorstep! You don’t have to take a plane to a forsaken corner of the country to see the Big 5 in their natural habitat – within 2 hours driving distance from Cape Town you can visit the Inverdoorn Game Reserve or Aquila Private Game Reserve, and see Africa’s wildlife in all its natural splendour!

Inverdoorn Game Reserve is a 10 000 hectare park situated in the Ceres region, approximately 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town through scenic mountains and breathtaking scenery. Here you can truly relax – the reserve’s facilities offer numerous activities but by far the most amazing experience is a game drive. See thousands of large and small game in their natural surroundings and enjoy the sunset from a look-out point while sipping a sundowner. Accommodation and fine French and Southern African cuisine are also available or you can simply visit for the day.

A mere 90 minutes out of Cape Town on the N1 highway, will bring you to the Aquila Private Game Reserve near Touwsriver. This prestigious 4-star reserve, situated on 4 500 hectares, is home to a tremendous variety of wildlife, including lions, buffalo and crocodiles, rhino and giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and a variety of species of buck, ostriches, Mountain Leopard and the endangered Black Eagle. Safaris through the spectacular landscape can be undertaken in open 4×4 vehicles, on quad bikes or on horseback, and numerous other activities, such as rock art tours, archery and abseiling are available to pass the blissful hours in this unique setting. Luxury accommodation, the Boma Restaurant and Cigar Bar and conference facilities are available to make your stay at Aquila complete. is currently offering special rates on Safari Tours to both Inverdoorn & Aquila, please contact us for more information.

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