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About Aquila Private Game Reserve

Aquila Safari Lodge is a 4 star establishment in the Southern Karoo. The reserve is a 10,000 hectare conservancy in the southern Karoo, and home to the big 5 legends of the wilderness - elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino.Aquila Game Reserve has two large swimming pools, each with a pool bar overlooking the reserve. There are large dining areas, and cosy cigar bars and lounges. Aquila has a library, curio shop and children’s entertainment area and an an African spa using natural products. Featuring 2 heated indoor pools, Jacuzzis, Steam Bath, 12 Treatment rooms and a domed couple’s therapy room. A calming Zen Garden adds to the serene setting of this retreat.TouwsrivierAquila Game Reserve is the closest private game reserve to Cape Town, being a short drive from the city. Aquila is located in the historic Touws Rivier town, in a valley between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Karoo.KarooThe Karoo is on the national garden route. Setting the scene are spellbinding landscapes, carpets of wild flowers and wildlife. It is a place of wide spaces, immense horizons, craggy mountain ranges, jutting hills, an ancient seabed, and a massive clear sky at night.Cape TownAquila Game Reserve is recognized as a major Cape Town tourist attraction. Aquila has been published in the “World’s 21 favourite things to do in Cape Town,” and considered one of the top 10 daytrip destinations by Sawubona Magazine.Aquila offers a wide variety of safaris - day trip safaris, horseback safaris, quad bike safari, overnight and fly-in safaris. There are other activities on offer like 4 x 4 trails, fishing and themed weekend breakaways.Aquila Private Game Reserve has gone to massive efforts and expense to source and re-introduce wildlife into the Cape region. A great emphasis is placed on a wildlife conservation educational experience. Aquila offers visitors a complimentary educational introduction to our cheetahs. Cheetahs are captive bred and strictly controlled in the interest of cheetah survival worldwide.Social ResponsibilityAquila is the proud finalist of an Imvelo Award for our Social Involvement Programme. Aquila provides over 300 jobs to the previously disadvantaged community of Touws River. Aquila also sponsors the local cricket, soccer and rugby teams as well as a full time school teacher. Over the past 4 years, Aquila has invested a staggering amount into the Reserve and in doing so has been in a position to benefit the local community.Please note that the rates are subject to the number of guests staying, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.

Safari: Aquila offers Overnight and Day Trip Safaris. Day trip safaris are offered as full day or half day options. Aside from the ever-popular Game drive day trips, Aquila offers Horseback Safaris and Quad Bike Safaris or a combination of all three.

Spa: An African spa using natural products. Featuring 2 heated indoor pools, Jacuzzis, Steam Bath, 12 Treatment rooms and a domed couple’s therapy room. A calming Zen Garden adds to the serene setting of this retreat.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 268
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • 24H. Security
  • Pets Not Allowed
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

1. Provisional bookings will be held for a period of 72 hours and can be released prior notification
2. 50% or 100% deposit will be required to confirm a reservation.
3. Accommodation is subject to availability as our availability changes by the hour.
Please note that the rates are subject to the number of guests staying, hence we...
1. Provisional bookings will be held for a period of 72 hours and can be released prior notification
2. 50% or 100% deposit will be required to confirm a reservation.
3. Accommodation is subject to availability as our availability changes by the hour.
Please note that the rates are subject to the number of guests staying, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.
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Availability and pricing

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  • Family Lodge Room Sleeps 4 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 22 Our Mountain View and Standard Lodge Rooms can be converted to Luxury Family Suites. The interconnect by a common passag... see more Features:  Twin beds
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      • Premier Lodge Rooms Premier Lodge Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 22 Premier Lodge Rooms have large balconies overlooking the reserve. Full bathrooms with separate showers and views from... see more Features:  Twin beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Swimming pool views
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          • Standard Lodge Rooms Standard Lodge Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 22 Standard Rooms have twin beds which can be made up to Queen size beds, they look away from the reserve and have a shower... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, En-suite, Shower over bath, Air-Conditioning, Heater
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              • Karoo Cottages Karoo Cottages Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 20 Each has its own patio, corner bath and outdoor rock shower. Cottages are equipped with mini bars (on request), fans... see more Features:  Queen beds, Bath only, Fireplace, Outdoor shower, Air-Conditioning, Heater see more Queen beds, Bath only, Fireplace, Outdoor shower, Air-Conditioning, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, Hair Dryer
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                  • Family Luxury Cottage 4 Sleeper Family Luxury Cottage 4 Sleeper Sleeps 4 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 6 These cottages are semi-detached with attention paid to privacy. They feature indoor fireplaces for that extra bit of... see more Features:  Queen beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Air-Conditioning see more Queen beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe
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                      • Luxury Premier Cottages King Luxury Premier Cottages King Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 4 Cottages are situated on the hillside to offer privacy. Each en-suite bathroom is unique, with twin hand basins, bath... see more Features:  King beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Jacuzzi, Air-Conditioning, Fan
                        • Rooms Adults
                          • Family Luxury Cottage 8 Sleeper Family Luxury Cottage 8 Sleeper Sleeps 8 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 2 These cottages are semi-detached with attention paid to privacy. They feature indoor fireplaces for that extra bit of... see more Features:  Twin beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more Twin beds, En-suite, Fireplace, Air-Conditioning, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Three-quarter beds
                            • Rooms Adults
                              • Luxury Premier Cottages King and Twin Luxury Premier Cottages King and Twin Sleeps 4 Includes: All Meals Cottages are situated on the hillside to offer privacy. Each en-suite bathroom is unique, with twin hand basins, bath... see more Features:  King beds, Fireplace, Single beds, Jacuzzi, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities see more King beds, Fireplace, Single beds, Jacuzzi, Air-Conditioning, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi
                                • Adults

                                  Reviews for Aquila Private Game Reserve

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                                  Rosemary McCready
                                  25 October 2018

                                  Enjoyed the food and swimming in the outside pool as well as the heated pool in the spa.

                                  Martin Franks, England
                                  03 October 2016

                                  Great staff, needs some more animals

                                  Andreas Germann, Switzerland
                                  07 January 2013

                                  Nice location, friendly service.Everything was ok if one stays more then one day - the buffet is always the same, could be a bit different.

                                  Anonymous, South Africa
                                  11 April 2010

                                  We stayed for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The accommodation was excellent, as were the meals. I also enjoyed the game drives very much.

                                  Koen Wijdemans
                                  24 February 2010

                                  It was a very pleasant stay, It was clean and very friendly service. We visit you with my brother and his wife, This was the first time that they do a game drive. and it was a very good experience. For us was the third time, first Kruger, second time Pilansberg, so we missed what more game, but the service and the game drive was very good .

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                                  Aquila Private Game Reserve is 11.2km from the centre of Touws River , the nearest airport 164.1km (Cape Town International Airport).
                                  *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling