Horseback Safari

A slow walk across the plains or cantering at full throttle is at the guest’s discretion. No experience is necessary for the Aquila horseback safari day tour.

Horseback safari day tour: * Departs at 06:45 from Cape Town daily. * Morning and afternoon horseback safaris are available. * A welcome drink is included on arrival, along with a tasty buffet breakfast. * A gourmet lunch is included. Lunches can be enjoyed in our triple volume Africa Boma Restaurant. For further enquiries, please contact one of our consultants.

Pax: * Minimum age requirement - 16 years old.

Weight restrictions: * Maximum weight restriction - 95kg.

About the Cape Town Safari Day Trip: A Cape Town safari day trip on horseback is an alternative safari option to experiencing the natural wonders of Africa. Stalking game gets closer than ever when you're saddled-up and ready to ride. Horseback safaris depart at 06:45 daily. Part of the Cape Town safari day trip experience includes a welcome drink, breakfast and lunch which is included at the Aquila restaurant. Lunches can be enjoyed in our Africa Boma Restaurant. Aquila Game Reserve can arrange a unique overnight mountain horseback safari.


  • Arrival at 09:00.
  • Welcome drinks.
  • Buffet breakfast.
  • Horseback safari.
  • Visit to ARC (Aquila Rescue Centre),
  • Buffet lunch.
  • Enjoy our premises with time at leisure.
  • Depart for Cape Town at 15:30.



  • Welcome drink.
  • Buffet breakfast.
  • Horse back safari.
  • Visit to ARC (Aquila Rescue Centre).
  • Buffet lunch.
  • Enjoy our premises with time at leisure.


  • Beverages


  • Bathing costume (Summer).
  • Sunblock
  • Warm clothing (Winter).




  • Maximum weight - 95Kgs.
  • Minimum age requirement -16 years old.



Departure point

Transferred to Aquila Game Reserve. ( For Transport Collections a Driver will contact the guest the night before to arrange a collection time )

Self drive guests are informed to depart Cape Town approximately the same time as the tour provided with transport.

Return point

Drop off back at hotel or guesthouse.


50% Single supplement on accommodation only Family luxury 8 sleeper cottage minimum 4 adults plus 1 child 50% single supplement will apply Family luxury 4 sleeper cottage minimum 2 adults plus 1 child 50% single supplement will apply Rates excludes all beverages, telephone/facsimile, laundry, mini bar, optional excursions All Children welcome, under age 4 no charge, 4-11 years 1/2 price and 12+ full rate Check-out time at 10h00 on day of departure, check-in time from 14h00 Private Safaris can be arranged (Additional Cost) Any optional extras are at an additional cost Additional Quad Bike Safari R950pp & Horseback Safari R760pp Maximum weight restriction for quad bike & horseback safaris 95kg and no children under 16 allowed Itinerary & Collection times are guidelines only and subject to change to allow for seasonality All rates are quoted in ZAR (SA Rand) Vat inclusive and quoted per person

Cancellation policy

No Shows, 100% of full amount payable Cancellations made within 24 hours of date of arrival, 100% of rate payable Cancellations within 0 - 14 days of date of arrival, 100% of rate payable Cancellations within 15 - 45 days of date of arrival, 50% of rate payable


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   Anthony Robinson

9 February, 2019
We had a great time! Personally i felt one night with two game drives was enough. You can also ride horses and quads If you wish! Lovely rooms, breakfast is good with buffet style at dinner too. Tour guides were fantastic sharing knowledge on the animals and answering questions. Definitely recommend.
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   stanley njangu

25 February, 2019
I was there. Saw it with my own eyes. Best food. Nice mountain views. Nice jungle game smell. Animals, swimming pool, Big 5 and small animals including hippos. I can't explain everything go see yourself.... I'm happy and the place deserve more stars
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   Yusuf Mohammed

6 March, 2019
You can't review the experience of the actual safari because everyone will witness something different depending on the time of day and temperament of the animals. We saw rhinos playing, elephant showering itself and a lion chilling in it's den in the distance. As for the facility itself, the buffet was average. The welcome drinks were refreshing. The guide was too soft-spoken to hear. The pools were relaxing.
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   Sam Lawes

23 February, 2019
Incredible experience, the guide was so informative and knowledgeable, I saw all of the big 5 and we got SO CLOSE to basically everything. The hotel room (get the balcony one If You can) is beautiful. And even though the food is a buffet, it was still great. The little touches like getting free sparkling wine on arrival was great. Also, the spa is lovely, I had an amazing massage. Obviously the star of the show is the animals and honestly, one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Amazing place.
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   Rosie Wilkinson

28 February, 2019
This place is awesome!!! We decided to go to the early morning safari as I think the animals are more active because it is cooler, we also decided to drive there ourselves as it is almost double the price for a transfer! We were a little apprehensive at first about driving at night after reading all the horror stories but it was absolutely fine and we both felt safe the whole way. We did think that we were lost as it is literally in the middle of nowhere but if you keep going you eventually see the signs. The place is so beautiful and tranquil, and quiet and peaceful that we really didn't want to leave. We saw nearly all the big 5 and very close to some of them, if you want to see the leopards you have to go in the evening as they are nocturnal, and the lions are a hit and miss because they just laze in the sun wherever they want. The guide was SO good, his name was Charlie and he knew so much about all the animals and answered all our questions thoroughly with patience and humour. To top it all off there was a delicious breakfast with continental and full English options. Really good quality food and drinks, lovely waiting staff. Everyone is there to great you with a smile. Very pleased overall. If you are thinking of going just GO!!!
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