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About the Tour

A trip to South Africa, with all its amazing experiences isn’t complete without a seeing Africa’s famed Big 5 So called by hunters over the last two centuries because they were the hardest to hunt on foot, and they fought back. Well, we now have Land Rovers, and specialized game guides to get you as close as possible with no fighting back! Our highly trained guides know exactly where to find these incredible creatures, taking only pictures, making memories and telling some really great fireside stories for years to come. For over 30 years, we have operated up-market, exclusive and bespoke safaris for clients looking for the ‘real safari’ experience. Set in over a 10,000 hectare conservancy, between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Karoo, only an hours flying time from Cape Town, you’ll land in pristine countryside ideally suited for wildlife.

The Owner

The owner, Searl Derman, is passionate about preserve Africa’s increasingly threatened wildlife and is fully committed to social upliftment, job creation and various sustainable empowerment programmes. Creating the ideal balance between nature conservation and the empowerment of the local Touws River community. So get your boots on, grab your cameras, and climb on board one of our Airbus Helicopters and get close to the Big 5 as only Aquila can do it. We hope you’ll enjoy this experience as much as we do presenting it to you.

Keep these in mind

Check In Time

Please check in 20-30 minutes prior to your scheduled Take Off time. This will allow enough time for us to take weights, conduct a safety briefing and issue tickets. After this has been conducted you can relax on the viewing deck and take some great pre-flight pictures and enjoy the atmosphere.


Please be aware that seating allocation on all our sharing flights are done according to weight and balance which is done during your safety briefing and ticketing. Should you want to choose your own seats you can book an Exclusive Flight at the cost of one additional seat and you are guaranteed the ‘best seats in the house.

Best Pictures

For the best pictures we recommend that you wear darker coloured clothing as whites reflect off the inside of the windows and can spoil that epic shot. We do offer In Flight Video packages where we record you and your flight, including audio, and put it on a USB for you. Note that not all aircraft has this system available so please requests this on check in.


All flights are weather dependent. Should the conditions not be ideal for flying we will try to reschedule to the next best available flight window. Note that the temperature in the sky is exactly the same as on the ground in case you are wondering what to wear.

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