Lion on Inverdoorn Game Reserve evening safari

The Aquila Collection

Cape Town, South Africa

A photo essay through this incredible region

“I recently had the incredible opportunity to visit our client, the Aquila Collection – a curated portfolio of Big 5 safari lodges and unique bucket list experiences located just outside Cape Town. The Aquila Collection offers accommodation, day trips, adventure activities, culinary delights, conference venues and event spaces. Below, you’ll find my personal photo essay capturing the essence of an incredible stay.”

By Pim ten Voorde | Director of Sales Benelux & Scandinavia

(All images, including the incredible wildlife photos, taken by Pim)

Pim (second left) and the Aquila team

With its tagline ‘Real Africa; real close to Cape Town’, Aquila Collection is ideal for those seeking exciting Cape Town itineraries.

The two main lodges, The Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa and the Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve, both offer a range of safari options as well as other activities such as horseback riding, e-mountain bike rides, quad biking adventures and stargazing.

For day visitors from Cape Town, The Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa provides a variety of day programmes – separate from those offered to overnight guests.

Ton Tan Night Market, Khon Kaen
Aquila Private Game Reserve and Spa
Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve
Inverdoorn Game Reserve close encounter

The game reserves offer the perfect opportunity for visitors to Cape Town to see the Big 5 with ease.

This is especially thrilling for kids who have never experienced wild animals before, as they can enjoy memorable first encounters during the exciting two-hour game drives.

The reserve is home to the Big 5, giraffes, zebras, hippos, eland, wildebeest, springbok, over 150 species of native birds – and more!

Inverdoorn Game Reserve evening safari
Aquila Game Reserve safari tour

Twice daily safari tours are organised for overnight visitors, covering a vast 10,000-hectare area where you can encounter most of Africa’s famous wildlife.

Conservation of species is a crucial part of the activities, with animals like lions and cheetahs rescued from private owners or other parks being rehabilitated here for eventual release back into the wild.

Aquila Game Reserve safari tour
Inverdoorn Game Reserve safari tour
Aquila Game Reserve safari tour

The Aquila Collection should be part of every traveller’s total Cape Town experience!

Aquila Game Reserve lodge

The accommodations in both Aquila and Inverdoorn suit the needs of all kind of travellers, from cost-conscious to luxurious.

Inverdoorn: Tankwa Chalets for seclusion and breathtaking views; Lodge rooms that cater to families and groups; and Ambassador Chalets with private rooftops for stargazing.

Aquila: A variety of cottages and lodges including options for families, all with ensuite bathrooms and Wi-Fi.

Inverdoorn Game Reserve
Aquila Game Reserve ensuite bathroom

Both lodges offer all services needed to make your stay enjoyable, such as refreshing swimming pools, delicious buffet lunches and dinners, kids area, indulgent spa treatments and friendly staff!

Inverdoorn is also home to the Cheetah Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre where visitors can learn more about these amazing big cats.

Inverdoorn Game Reserve swimming pool
Inverdoorn Game Reserve
Aquila Game Reserve swimming pool

Contact us for more information about the Aquila Collection…