Post lockdown Karoo Big 5 safari escapes

We cannot think of anything better than a short drive from the Mother City to enjoy a majestic fresh air safari escape. Take advantage of our lockdown sale and be ready to experience a safe and hygienic visit to Aquila Private Game Reserve & Spa.


Inviting pool with complimentary towels
Complimentary uncapped WiFi
A beautifully curated curio shop

How it works?

  • Choose which safari package you would like to experience
  • Once added to cart, go to checkout
  • Complete your details, and select which payment portal you prefer (Payflex / Payfast)
  • Payflex - Pay in 4 instalments
  • Payfast - Pay in full
  • Follow the prompts with the payment option you decided to go with
  • Once payment is made, you will receive a receipt via email. Within your receipt, you can download your unique voucher to redeem when ready
  • Call or email Aquila Private Game Reserve to book, and redeem your voucher using your voucher code
  • Voucher can be used anytime before 15 December 2021. (excluding Yom Kippur dates and our peak time between 15 December 2020 to 15 January 2021).
  • Yom Kippur Dates which are 27/28 September 2020 and 15/16 September 2021
  • Futher detailed Terms and Conditions, please click here.
  • Futher detailed Voucher Redemption terms, please click here.


  • A dedicated COVID19 health and safety team leader will oversee staff and guest wellbeing, safety and comfort.
  • Medical and travel declarations and records will be recorded for all staff and guests entering and exiting the property.
  • Guest and staff temperature monitoring will be done daily with non-contact thermometers (with further actions and protocols in place should someone show symptoms or high temperature).
  • Guests will be able to navigate with clear property signage and easy guest information, together with a thorough pre check-in briefing.
  • Guests and staff will be required to wear a mask on the property, except when in their rooms or while eating and drinking.
  • Strict sanitising and hygiene practices are put in place and will include shoe and hand sanitising at check-in and regular intense cleansing of high touch areas like welcome desks.
  • No menus will be available to limit touch contamination.
  • Cash handling will be minimised and tap cards and other forms of payment will be preferred.
  • Capacity controls are being considered to achieve the most effective physical distancing at the property – these include removal of excess chairs and tables in communal areas, spacing of furniture and instructing queue spacing.
  • Food and dining services will include individually wrapped single use items (like sauces, salt and pepper) to avoid multiple use of items. Where possible, meals will be wrapped in hygienic materials and delivered pre-packed.
  • Rooms will be used in rotation to allow for decontamination periods after check out.
  • Turn-down service will be stopped until further notice, while linen and towel changes will be reduced to lower any possible contamination risk. In-room sanitiser will be provided.
  • Safari vehicles have before lockdown, and will continue after reopening, be deep cleaned after every game drive, while limiting the amount of passengers per vehicle to allow for sufficient distancing.


  • Voucher must be paid in full on the website and is not available to trade or third party resellers.
  • Day visit vouchers are per person and overnight vouchers are per room (incl. max 4 people - 2 adults and 2 kids).
  • Vouchers must be redeemed via the reservations office prior arrival.
  • Excludes visits during peak period weekends, Yom Kippur, Christmas and New Years Eve and Day.
  • Due to strict COVID19 hygiene protocol, no entry will be allowed without a valid prior confirmed booking number.
  • The voucher is valid for use until 15 December 2021 and cannot be exchanged for cash.
  • No refunds for services not taken up.
  • Vouchers exclude all beverages and extra activities not listed in the offer.
  • Aquila reserves the right to withdraw this promotional offer with reasonable notice.


Check in with our live online chat team. Once you have completed your purchase, you will receive your voucher via email. Buy now until 30 July 2020. Use between 01 October 2020 and 15 December 2021 (excluding Yom Kippur dates and 15 December 2020 to 15 January 2021).