Cape Town Helicopters brings you to one of the most exceptional Big Five game reserves around. Aquila Game Reserve stands out because of the educational foundation that is their backbone to everything that they do, inspiring the reintroduction of wildlife into the Cape region, coupled with being published in the ‘World’s 21 favourite things to do’. Taking a helicopter flight with an experienced and highly professional pilot from Cape Town Helicopters, and flying in one of their almost silent, top class EC120’s to this prestigious game reserve is an absolutely unforgettable journey that must be experienced without delay.
Situated between the Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountains in a gorgeous valley in the Karoo, Aquila game reserve is not only one of the top safari experiences that one can have in the Cape, but they have also been a finalist in the Imvelo Awards for their Social Involvement Program which provides over 300 jobs to the previously disadvantaged people of Touws River. Aquila game reserve is also highly dedicated to their Cheetah project and the interest of Cheetah survival worldwide. The valley in which Aquila is set lies under one of the most incredible night skies, with landscapes that will leave you bewildered and spell bound, this is why Aquila is also a photographers absolute dream scape.
The game reserve itself boasts within its four star establishment a 300 seater indoor restaurant with an exceptionally mouth watering menu as well as a 65 outdoor seater restaurant. There is a 35 metre crystal blue swimming pool, a large children’s entertainment area, a library, a gorgeous curio shop as well as exquisite accommodation if one would like to spend a weekend or the night. The African feel of Aquila is homely and natural, giving your safari experience an all round authentic bush feel whilst still keeping the highest standard of service. Aquila offers many safari packages including the horseback and quad bike safari’s, which are exceptionally thrilling, especially after a flight with Cape Town Helicopters that takes you over the Hex River Mountains before reaching Aquila.
The game reserve itself is home to over 170 different bird species, as well as Hippo, Giraffe and various species of Buck, not forgetting the entire big 5. The flights from the base of Cape Town Helicopters is at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, and takes approximately 20 minutes to reach this incredible game reserve, after an epic day enjoying an enthralling safari experience, Cape Town Helicopters will fly you over the awesome scenery again, returning you safely back at base. Make sure to not miss this sensational experience and bring along your camera’s.